Watch the news, write a report - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Watch the news, write a report

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:57:21 GMT
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
  • Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:54:39 GMT
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>
  • Carpenter Rd. construction in Tifton starts this week

    Carpenter Rd. construction in Tifton starts this week

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:29:29 GMT
    Work is now underway to widen about two, and half miles of Carpenter Road in Tifton.When construction is complete, there will be two lanes of traffic in each direction, plus a center turn lane with curbs and gutters on both sides of the road.Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route.The work is expected to be complete in October.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>
    Work is now underway to widen about two, and half miles of Carpenter Road in Tifton.When construction is complete, there will be two lanes of traffic in each direction, plus a center turn lane with curbs and gutters on both sides of the road.Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route.The work is expected to be complete in October.Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.More >>

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

October 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's chief of Police says he's using newscasts as templates for what information his officers should include in incident reports.

Chief James Younger told commissioners Tuesday morning that he believes his department is giving the public vital information, without compromising investigations. He says he implemented a policy in June not to give out investigative narratives to the media.

Younger said, "The initial incident report should contain the who, what, when, where and how. In other words, the typical information you would see on a newscast, that's what it would cover."

City Manager Al Lott says he was not informed of the policy change, but today he told commissioners he would review the change and see if APD is releasing enough information. He also said APD should have held a meeting with local media representatives to advise them of the changes before they were implemented.

Feedback