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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
APD Officer Gary Price has been involved in four crashes that resulted in two fatalities and 10 injuries.
He's now been ticketed, disciplined, suspended, transferred, and the city's settled out of court because of these wrecks, but he's still driving the streets.
This most recent crash raises even more questions for folks in the community, especially the sister of Billy Klewitz, who was one of those two fatalities.
Breanna Klewitz can't believe it's happened again. It's been five years since her brother Billy was hit and killed by a man being chased by Officer Gary Price.
"After Billy's crash five years ago Officer Price was put on desk duty, and not four months later once he got off desk duty. He was involved in another crash and another crash after that. I don't know how other employers look at things, but three strikes is usually you're out," said Breanna Klewitz.
And now this fourth crash involving Price raises even more questions for Breanna. "Why is he still on the road? Why are we still letting this happen? Why are we as a community letting this happen?"
Joanne Parker saw Saturday's crash. She was stopped at the light on Jefferson Street. "He came straight through the light and he just hit her. There were no sirens, he just had blue lights on. He didn't slow down coming through the intersection or anything."
Parker rushed to the overturned truck to help the 22-year-old driver, Dmitria Kennard, the front seat passenger, 23-year-old Shykem Nix and the four children who were inside.
Officer Price was ticketed for a red light violation and Kennard was cited for child restraint. Both violations are pending. And the crash is under investigation.
"Why isn't someone else investigating this instead of their own. Something doesn't seem right, something smells wrong, something smells fishy. And I know I'm not the only one in this town that thinks there's something fishy going on," said Parker.
Breanna Klewitz says all she can do now is voice her opinion, which she hopes will trigger some sort of action.
We've requested an interview with APD Chief John Proctor, but haven't heard back from APD.