Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 24, 2002
Albany -- Con artists are preying on customers outside stores in Albany. Complaints have been called to city leaders about a family asking for money, because their home burned. But that family seems to disappear whenever Police or store owners want to ask them questions.
The Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Albany is one of the stores where this family has been seen asking customers for money outside the front door.
Loss prevention and safety specialist Chris Savage says they have noticed a big increase in the number of panhandlers this summer. He says customers can do a few simple things to keep themselves safe. "Make themselves as visible as possible. Be aware of their surroundings, who is approaching them. Take a look around before they get out of their car, take a look around as they are approaching their car. Things like a whistle. If they are approached and the person won't leave, get help."
Families asking for handouts have also been reported outside the Food Lion grocery store on North Slappey. Store owners say it's best for everyone if you turn down people asking for help in business parking lots.
Savage said "Say no thank you. Get in your car, although as hard as it may be, sometimes you have to do that."
The Albany Fire Department has tried to contact a family asking for money, saying they lost everything in a house fire. They say this is a con job.