Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Four people were shot Saturday night in Cordele. Police are investigating that quadruple shooting that sent three people to the hospital. Right now, two suspects are in jail and a third is in custody.
WALB news Tens Tayleigh Davis spoke to one innocent woman who got caught up in the cross fire.
65 year-old-Hellen Hardeman was just sitting on her porch in Cordele when she heard several gun shots. She even had her grand children with her. By the time she got up from her chair to go inside, she had already been shot.
"It hit me before I got up because I felt it burning," said Hardeman.
She and a neighbor were sitting on her porch Saturday night at Sunset Homes housing projects when she hear gun shots.
"I got up and my leg was stinging," Hardeman noted. "I told my neighbor I've been shot."
The bullet missed her neighbor and penetrated the back of her left upper thigh.
"I came in the house and I could feel blood coming down," Hardeman added. "Blood was everywhere."
EMS crews rushed her to the hospital but did not remove the bullet. Police responded to several locations between 21st and 23rd avenues where people like Penny Trice heard several gun shots.
"All we heard was gun shots over and over and over and they kept shooting," said Trice.
Hardeman and Markevious Johnson were shot near the 500 block of west 22nd avenue. Johnson suffered gun shot wounds to his left leg. A block over on West 21st avenue, bullets hit Kenneth Grover in the right arm and thigh. A bullet hit his brother Christopher in the right side and clipped his liver.
Police do believe the shooting started from an earlier incident when the suspects tried breaking into the home of a victim's relative. They also say people hang out at the 600 block area of 22nd avenue where the shots started. All victims are expected to be okay. Hardeman says kids were out in the yard during the shooting.
Police arrested 20-year-old Kelcey Smith and 18-year-old Rondell Ashley in the first shooting. They're still questioning a suspect on the second shooting on west 21st avenue.
"I'm 65, and this is the first time I've ever had a bullet in me," Hardemen added. "I said Lord, Jesus, you spared my life one more time."
For now on, Hardeman won't be outside on her porch when the sun goes down. She will go back to the doctor next week to have the bullet removed form her leg.
Police are still questioning a person of interest in the second shooting on 21st Avenue.