Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
October 3, 2007
Adel - When a suspect runs from the law, an elite group of dogs is called in for the chase.
They are bloodhounds and trainers say they almost always get their man. "They will pick up a specific scent and stick with that scent. Once they get it, they will not stop until they find the end result," says Pete Bilardello, a deputy with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.
That's because the bloodhound can pick up and keep a scent better than any other four legged law enforcer. "They can work in contaminated areas, around schools, hospitals, nursing homes, on asphalt and cement where other K-9's just can't do that," says Bob Myers, a trainer with Cook K-9.
So we put them to the test during a bloodhound training day at Reed Bingham State Park. We followed as they tracked a park employee through the woods. Despite some smelly obstacles, they found their woman.
And trainers say they get better with each mission. "They learn new tactics every time they go out," Bilardello says.
Thanks to these impressive skills, more agencies are turning to bloodhounds. "We've seen a big comeback in the bloodhounds because they are a non-aggressive breed. They are excellent for finding missing children, missing adults, and you don't have to worry about them getting bit when they get there," says Myers.
So if a criminal is on the loose near your home, there will be more dogs nearby chomping at the bit to end a manhunt and solve a crime.