Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
School's out for the summer. And while that's good news for kids, police worry that crime will increase.
City officials and Police are asking parents to take the leading role in this push to prevent juvenile crime.
City officials say they are going to enforce the curfew strictly. Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard said "I think the Police Department is going to be extremely busy this summer."
And what city leaders are asking is that parents become the first line of crime prevention. At special events and event centers they don't want parents just dropping their teens off, sometimes not picking them up until hours after the curfew.
Howard said "the parent will drop the kids off and the kids will tell them that it ends at some certain time. And the Police Department ends up having to babysit these kids until sometimes wee in the hours."
J and K Event Center owner Corey Davis said he also has problems with parents not picking up their kids on time.
Davis said "Remember the curfew is at 12 O-clock. That's the biggest problem."
The Seed of Faith Discipleship Church had vandalism problems in the past, but now has found working with the teens, like Summer Enrichment programs during the week, and hosting Friday night youth gatherings, has helped.
Pastor Pearlie Jones Dawson said "We know there are a lot of violence and crime going on, so we try to be a place where we can offer an outlet for them, and it has been very effective."
The church and the event center have seen a big decrease in vandalism and juvenile crime, by offering more positive activities for kids.
Davis said "up in this area of Broad, the confusion has been down tremendously. Thanks to APD, the gang task force, the neighbors in the plaza working together. And we just hope to continue to build."
Dawson said "Because we want to deter violence. We want to deter the fighting and these kinds of things in our community."
City officials are asking parents to make sure their teens are supervised to keep juvenile crime from increasing this summer. Albany churches and other community leaders say they are stepping up to help.
But Police say they will make sure kids and teens are not becoming involved in crime. Police say they will increase Uniform officer patrols, as will increasing both the Gang Unit and Special Detail Unit operations in high crime areas. And they say the curfew will be strictly enforced.
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