September 24, 2007
Albany -- Albany Police say they are trying to crack down on gangs. Police say they have extra officers patrolling neighborhoods known for being gang hot spots.
The areas they target change by day. The locations are inspired by crime stats and any information they may get.
The push in preventing gang activity was inspired by the shooting of a Monroe high school honor student Wednesday.
"We pick certain areas that we target each day and the units are out patrolling, and we are stopping and talking to people and that is a big help," said Albany Police, Lt. James Williams.
But police say they need your help for their efforts to be a success. They are asking anyone with information on gang activity to report it anonymously it on the crime stoppers hotline.
Anyone with information can call 436-TIPS. The number is checked daily for information.
Saturday marks exactly six months since a third round of deadly tornadoes plowed through South Georgia, killing 16 people.
Loved ones of a murder victim begged for answers Sunday night at a candlelight vigil and balloon release in her honor.
A couple dozen people tried their hand at an exercise with a higher difficulty level out on the water at Chehaw Sunday.
Albany pups helped their owners create a special memory Sunday at The Clay Spot.
Lee County High School hosted a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project that was years in the making.