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 >>
January 16, 2008
Albany -- WALB News Ten was first on the scene of a huge counterfeit bust in Dougherty County. A house on Moultrie Road was raided Wednesday afternoon and tens of thousands of dollars worth of bogus bills seized. They even found the printing equipment used to make the money.
It's a counterfeit operation that spans from Tallahassee to Atlanta. Albany Police, FBI, Secret Service, and Probation Officers raided this home at 120-A Moultrie Road around noon, and even they were surprised by the size counterfeiting operation they found. Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards said "they recovered literally thousands of counterfeit 100 dollar bills, 50 dollar bills, and 20 dollar bills. And they are still pulling bills out as we speak."
They also found the computer and printing equipment used to make the counterfeit money and checks. 38 year old Dennis Richardson was arrested and charged with several forgery, drug, and weapon charges, Also arrested in the home was his girlfriend, 23 year old Lashonda Taylor. She was also charged with forgery. Edwards said "the Secret Service agents on the scene indicate this is a major, major discovery in relation to the counterfeit operations here in the Southwest Georgia area."
Secret Service Agents brought out two car mufflers that some of the counterfeit money was stored in. Investigators say this counterfeiting ring was widespread. Albany Police Media Manager Phyllis Banks Whitley said "they have been watching this house since as far as September. And they do believe Mr. Richardson has been supplying not only the Southwest Georgia area, but as far as Atlanta and Tallahassee."
Marijuana was found in the house, so a drug dog swept the home inside and out. Police say Richardson was just released from prison in November. He had a gun in the house when officers raided it, but offered no resistance.
Richardson and Taylor are charged with four counts of forgery and face many more charges.