Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:17:14 GMT
Right now, American Red Cross volunteers are at work in Oklahoma staffing shelters and serving meals and helping tornado survivors put their lives back together. We all know the Red Cross is there duringMore >>
We all know the Red Cross is there during big disasters like the tornado in Oklahoma. But the emergency to which they respond most is a house fire, and they desperately need volunteers to help.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:02:02 GMT
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
January 22, 2009
NBC--Three moms, worried about the dangers of the Internet decided to put their concerns into action.
They created their own website to help protect girls as young as six.
Meet Dani Girl, she's a Bay Area 11-year-old who has her own show on a new website girlambition.com.
"On the Dani Girl show, I show girls things that they can go out and try, the stuff that will make them get butterflies in their stomach," said Dani.
Girlambition.com is just one of many websites targeted toward tween girls.
But this website is more than just a place for young girls to watch videos and play games.
They can set up email, instant message their parent-approved list of buddies, and learn the lessons of Internet security early on.
"For the younger girls, the 6, 7, 8, 9 year olds, it's really the training wheels for the internet. For the 10, 11, 12, 13 year olds, it's the on-ramp to the internet," said girl ambition co-founder Hilary De Cesare.
De Cesare is also a mom who wanted one place for her daughter to go online safely and securely while also building her self-esteem.
"We have to make sure that there is a place for girls to go, be safe online, learn how to actually use the internet and learn to like themselves," said De Cesare.
A tall order for one website, but De Cesare and her friends were up for the challenge.
And so far, it appears their daughters are getting the message.
"It prepares you for those sites like Facebook and MySpace, but it teaches you the right things so you go there you know what to do," said Dani.
Girlambition.com officially launches on January 15th.
It's a subscription-based site for kids which costs $4.99 a month.