Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
July 25, 2007
Valdosta - Arsonists start fires for many reasons. "Anger, financial problems, and some people just get a thrill out of watching stuff burn," says Lt. Edgar Tooley with the Valdosta Fire Department.
But proving a fire is arson related and convicting an arsonist are hard for fire investigators to do. "If you don't have someone who said I've done it or someone who said I saw him do it or incriminating evidence, it's very hard to prove," says Capt. James Williams
There are many steps firefighters take before calling it an arson. "We don't call it an arson until we can prove that. In doing that we have to collect evidence, do a series of interviews, picture taking and that kind of stuff," Williams adds.
Once the fire was determined to be arson related, investigators look for accelerants, the homeowners financial background and if valuable property was removed from the home before the fire occurred. "If a person is going to set a house on fire, they are going to take the good stuff out," Lt. Tooley says.
All this must be done as soon as possible, because the more time passes, the harder it is to put the fire starter behind bars. "If we can gather enough information and get a suspect in the first 24 to 48 hours, we pretty much can get a conviction," Lt. Tooley adds.
Most law enforcers offer rewards to anyone who gives information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of an arsonist.