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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - 21 year-old Rebecca Ross is still in shock.
"Was I just that stupid? Was I that naive? Was I just the only one who fell for his story to this depth?" she asks.
Just last week, a fellow-student she thought was her friend took her for $6,000.
"I can't imagine why. It just completely blows my mind."
She met Michael Flowers at VSU back in 2005. He told her about his struggles with cancer and she took him in.
Several weeks ago, he told her it came back. "He told her he had cancer, it was terminal and he didn't have long to live," says Wanda Edwards with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office. "One of the last things he liked to do is have a weekend at Jekyll Island Club in Jekyll Island."
Having no debit cards, he said he'd transfer money from his account at Park Avenue Bank. He even showed her the receipts. So she booked two rooms.
"They went in a limo to Jekyll Island, spent a four day weekend, wined and dined there, he bought gifts...all of course on her debit card," Edwards said.
Flowers said he'd pay for it all when he got there. But, she says he didn't and Ross called his bank. She found out his receipts were well-forged frauds and his entire life story was a lie.
"At this point I'm in hysterics because everything had completely turned upside down. So I just called my mother, got off the island and left him there," Ross says.
No one knows what happened to Flowers or where he went. He certainly hasn't returned to classes at VSU. Police say he's wanted for fraud and they hope to find him before he can scam anyone else.
If you've seen Flowers or have any idea where he might be, please call the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at 229-671-2956.