Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
February 14, 2008
Albany - Senior Citizens are often trusting, but kind hearts can often make them susceptible to scams. Albany's Police Chief warned seniors about those risks today during a Valentine's breakfast.
On this day of hearts, a reminder that the hearts of these senior citizens can sometimes get them into sticky situations. "They're quite often very trusting and there are a number of means by which criminals try to take advantage, particularly senior citizens," said APD Chief James Younger.
That's why Younger spoke to senior citizens this morning about the many scams that often target them. He said, "People are very friendly, they're very open, very knowledgeable, very loving and sometimes others try to take advantage of that kindness."
Essie McCray knows first hand. She says she's gotten letters in the mail claiming she's won a sweepstakes, if she'll only send them money first. She said, "They say send them $13, $12 to get it started and they'll send it back to you and they all a scam."
"When you got to pay to get it," added Janice Edwards, "It's not true and I think we should all be aware of that." The Chief also advised them to be wary of folks who show up to their homes to do repair work when they didn't call a repairman.
"Be aware of anybody coming up and going around pretending they can do this and do that," said McCray, "call in on them." And look out for yourself. Next month Albany Fire Chief James Carswell will speak to seniors about fire safety and prevention.