Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
CAIRO, GA (WALB) - When you're a parent, there are many things that may keep you up at night. Whether you live near a registered sex offender could be one of them.
In Grady County, deputies are required to do quarterly spot checks, but they feel that's not enough. "Every three months, four times a year, they're knocking on the door. In this office their checking on offenders every month," said Watch Systems Account Executive Joey Gauthier.
To help ease citizens concerns as well the work load for deputies, Sheriff Harry Young installed a new system. "Without a system like this there's no way to proactively go out and manage and maintain offender compliance," said Gauthier.
This system not only helps deputies monitor registered sex offenders more efficiently, but it also gives a variety of options to citizens. "You have several options when you go to this page. You can search for offenders in your area. You can register for e-mail alerts. There's also safety tips that the sheriff has created," said Gauthier.
5,000 agencies across the country have installed this new software, including 45 counties in Georgia. "If you have an offender that moves from one county to the other, that county where the offender is moving from communicates with the county where the offender is moving to and they're expecting him to walk through that door when he does," said Gauthier.
Sheriff Young says one of the best aspects to this system is it won't cost tax payers a dime. "It's like $3,500, but we've had a private donor give me the money to do this with no cost to the county."
This software allows you to see how many offenders live within a 2 mile radius of your home. You can see where they live, where they work, and their entire criminal history.
If you register for the e-mail alert system, you will be notified as soon as an offender moves into your area. To search for an offender log onto www.gradyso.com