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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
October 4, 2007
Albany -- Gang signals are becoming more prevalent on the streets of Southwest Georgia. "What he is doing is what we today call stacking. Stacking is what he does when he states his rank and the particular organization he is in," said Albany Police Lt. James Williams.
Hand signals Harold Williams doesn't want to see in his East Albany neighborhood. "We don't have a lot of gang activity in our area, we just have a lot walking through. They come through when they want to get to other areas," said Williams.
Williams and about 25 others attended Thursday's Police Citizen Academy meeting to see what they should keep a look out for in identifying gang activity. "We are asking them that anytime they see a unique type of graffiti to notify their law enforcement agency," said Lt. Williams.
"We have seen it, but we really didn't know it and this has brought it out so now we can identify it," said Harold Williams.
The gang problems in Dougherty County are reaching children earlier. "We have seen age six, the one we showed tonight is about seven, and they are getting younger," said Lt. Williams.
But this problem isn't going away on its own. "The only way we are going to deal with it is if the parents and the community gets involved. The police can't do it alone," said Lt. Williams.
And that is what Harold plans to take back with him to his East Albany neighborhood watch meetings. Anyone can report gang activity anonymously using the crime stoppers hotline by dialing 436-TIPS.