Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Since fall, home invasions have been on the rise in Valdosta. These crimes caused panic, as people wondered what to do if they were targeted.
After arresting four men for burglary last week, Valdosta police have arrested three more today. These latest arrests were for a burglary that took place on the busy 700 block of Baytree Drive back in October. This home invasion, like the others, was drug related. Marijuana and cash were taken from that house.
Police say this crime is related to another home invasion that occurred on Jerry Jones Drive last fall. In the three arrests made, Wiley Reynolds III is charged with burglary, assault, and armed robbery. Justin Emanuel Brown, already charged with robbing Hooters January 10th, was also charged. Police say Darius Jarod Sherman confessed to robbing both the Baytree and Jerry Jones residence.
The fourth suspect, Dretwan Xavier Taylor is still at large.
Police say this crime ring involved people who knew one another and that even some of the victims played a role in the crime. "If you call us and make a false allegation of a crime, you're going to jail. Bottom Line. We're not going to tolerate that, and quite honestly, we're tired of it," says Commander Brian Childress.
While citizens have been shaken by the rise in crime, police assure the public that this series of burglaries was committed by people who knew those they were targeting.