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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Because of the skyrocketing number of thefts, officers will now be posted at each of the three recycling businesses in the Albany area. They hope the police presence will make it harder for thieves to sell stolen metal.
Copper and metal thefts in Dougherty County are at an all time high, hurting dozens of business and homeowners. Wednesday, we showed you the half million dollars worth of damage copper thieves did to Flint River Services refrigeration units.
"We got to come up with a way to stop it," said Flint River Services President Lem Griffin.
Today Dougherty County law enforcement formed a task force to try and do just that.
The Albany Police, Dougherty County Police, Sheriff's Office, and D. A.'s Office will each assign two officers to the task force, concentrating on copper and metal theft only.
"We want the metal thieves to know there is going to be direct intervention by these officers," said Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.
Officers will be posted at each of the three metal recycling businesses in Albany, looking for the thieves as they try to sell stolen copper and items. Southeastern Aluminum Recycling owner H. B. Wiley said he welcomes the officers.
Task Force leader Greg Edwards said they are also joining with law enforcement in surrounding areas. "So they won't just go over to the next county or jurisdiction to try to sell there. It has to be an area wide effort so we won't just move the problem from one part of the state to the other."
Copper is selling for an all time high of more than three dollars a pound, and law enforcement is trying to fight the growing crime wave taking advantage of those record prices.
The recycling business owners in Albany wouldn't talk to us on camera. They did tell us they are forming a coalition of their own to respond to the copper theft problem.
They say they are meeting with law enforcement and city officials to address the metal thefts.