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Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
February 6, 2007
Albany -- Copper is a hot item for thieves, as we've seen with recent thefts from downtown Albany buildings. So Albany is adopting tougher laws on copper. Tuesday, city commissioners voted to require metal recyclers to report directly to the Chief of Police about exactly who they are purchasing the copper from.
They must wait 10 days to pay the supplier, and must pay in the form of a check mailed to the address provided by that seller. The buyers still will be required to get an ID number of the seller, as well as a physical address.
City Manager Alfred Lott says collecting that information will help police gather leads on copper thefts and will hopefully reduce them. "I appreciate the plight of the businessmen and women in the area who are in the recycling business. But I have no sympathy with them because they'll be complaining that they'll be losing business if their business is receiving stolen property," said Lott.
One Albany recycler says the ordinance will only encourage thieves to go to neighboring cities and sell the stolen metal.
Lott says he'll call neighboring cities to suggest they enact similar legislation to reduce the amount of people moving from city to city to sell copper.