Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:34 GMT
A Dougherty County rape crisis center hopes to raise $15,000 at a tasty event Thursday night at the Merry Acres Event Center. The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victimsMore >>
The Lily Pad Center provides support services to more than 300 child victims and roughly 150 adults every year. About two hundred people are expected to show up for the fourth annual 'Farm to Fork' Fundraiser.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
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 >>
Air conditioning repair businesses are now prime targets for bold metal thieves.
Three Albany men were spotted stripping copper tubing and metal from air conditioners stored behind one repair business Thursday morning. Quick responding police caught them.
Air conditioning repair business owners tell me that some metal thieves are not content stripping one air conditioner for metal. They are breaking into the businesses and stealing the metal from dozens of units.
Climate Masters Heating and Cooling on Pine Avenue has a big mess in their back yard. Early in the morning 3 thieves were stripping copper from these units that were in their backyard, throwing it over their fence into an alley. They say it's the fourth time this year they've been hit.
General Manager Joe Fallin said "It's usually around summer time, when we are real busy. Get a lot of units in the back, is usually when it happens."
But this time a neighbor spotted three men in the yard, and called Police. Fast responding officers spotted the men, and picked them up at the Krystal's on West Ogelthorpe. They are in the Dougherty County jail charged with theft and criminal damage. Fallin estimates the damage at close to 5 thousand dollars. And he says most of the other air conditioning companies are having the same problem with metal thieves. Fallin says he is glad Police caught these thieves, but he believes the E.P.A. should add refrigerant release violations onto air conditioning theft charges, and add more jail time for these frequent thefts.
Fallin said "Keep them in jail longer maybe they would think twice about going and cutting a unit."
Fallin said his men spend a lot of time repairing units for victims of air conditioning metal theft, and they know how much it is costing the community, so he hopes these arrests will keep someone else from becoming a victim.
Albany Police are spending a lot of time on these air conditioning metal thefts, because there have been hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages done in recent years across the community.
The three suspects are in the Dougherty County jail charged with felony theft by taking, theft by receiving, and criminal damage to property.
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