Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Motor vehicle theft and car break-ins are on the rise according to Albany Police. So it's extremely important that you protect your vehicle. In the past two weeks at least eight cars or more were broken into.
APD says the best defense is a strong offense. Keeping your car locked and windows up makes it that much harder for criminals.
A thief stole Elizabeth Myler's locked 2006 Nissan while she was sleeping. "It's like they walked up, unlocked it, and drove off. And I had the only two keys to it," she said.
"It's scary. I mean because you're afraid and you think where you live is safe. Because you've locked you're vehicle," said Myler.
The night her car was stolen nine other people had there cars broken into.
"You get out your car everyday and lock it thinking everything will be safe. But apparently not because they can still get it," she said.
Last month more than a dozen cars were stolen, and APD says thieves were the busiest on Thursday.
Detective Calandra Ball says they have seen an increase in motor vehicle thefts and break-ins. "We're advising everyone lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight," said Ball.
Police collected tons of data to support that claim. The most active days of the week for car break-ins are Monday and Tuesday in the afternoon. And they say more than half of car break-ins happened because the doors were unlocked.
Elizabeth Myler reminds us, "Nobody's safe from this, it doesn't matter where you live. It can happen to you," she said.
Police found her car but the people who stole it are still on the loose. APD is encouraging everyone to call police anytime you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood.