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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
Divorced for two weeks, Darrell Ward showed up at his ex-wife's parents' home, shot and killed Kayla Peters' parents, Shirley and Junior Peters, then held his ex wife hostage, beat and abused her several hours, shot her several times, and then killed himself.
Kayla Peters survived her wounds and ran for help.
We have learned that he had been in trouble with the law before. Ward was convicted of a 1997 rape in Lowndes County. He served ten years in prison, and was released from Autry Sate Prison in 2007.
He was 5' 5" and weighed 160 pounds when he was in the prison system.
Law enforcement vehicles lined Innis Road for hours and blocked the entrance from traffic Monday. "I was concerned because my sister and brother in law live down the road," said Bonnie Lindsay, who lives just down the road.
When her husband went down to check on his sister, he returned with some shocking news. "He was visibly upset and told me something bad had happened to our neighbors."
Kayla survived and made it to a neighbor's house where they called 911. "His sister told him that she came down to their house early this morning from the crime scene and was knocking on the door calling from for help," said Lindsay.
Neighbors and family members say Shirley and Junior Peters were kind and generous people, with an open door for anyone who was in need of help.
Kayla Peters remains hospitalized at a Macon hospital.
Family members say Shirley's mother is not only dealing with the loss of Shirley but she also lost another daughter to cancer recently.