Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 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 10, 2007
Albany-- Albany Police delivered some encouraging news Wednesday night. Burglaries are down. But they say business owners need to work together to keep it that way.
APD says burglaries declined 25 percent downtown and more than 30 percent citywide since last month. They credit more foot patrols and more vigilance by business owners. At a Downtown Business Owners meeting, a new downtown business watch program was formed to keep an eye out for criminals.
"A lot of times a criminal is going to play upon that. When they see a reduction or deterrance in crime in some of the areas, a lot of times they're hoping that the citizens will sort of drop their guard and it therefore opens them up to be easy targets," said Lt. Kenn Singleton with APD.
Police also urge business owners to get an alarm or lock for their air-conditioning units to prevent theft. Another crime-fighting tool will be a 16-camera surveillance system for the Riverfront District. City leaders hope to have it up and running in the next six months.
For more information on the downtown business watch or to sign up, contact Lt. Singleton at 229-431-2100. The next meeting will be held on the second Tuesday in November. The meeting should start at 6.