Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
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 >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
62-year-old James Ridley is behind bars this morning in Moultrie, after he barricaded himself inside the house. Five different law enforcement agencies teamed up to end the 12 hour standoff peacefully.
Officers credit their specialized training and tear gas for bringing Ridley out. We know that everybody really worked hard to bring this situation to a peaceful end.
Police started the standoff tying crime tape and ended doing the same. For 12 hours, 62-year-old James Ridley barricaded himself inside this house at 508 11th Court Southeast.
"His house was about to be sold for taxes. I guess he did not want to go for it," said Neighbor Billy Harris.
"I've been living on this street for about 20 years," he said. Harris was one of many homeowners not allowed inside his house, until police were able to bring Ridley out.
"I couldn't hardly see because they had us around the corner. I could just hear the sounds," said Harris. @
Five different law enforcement agencies worked together to bring this to an end. "I heard when they were shooting that tear gas inside the house," he said.
Three gunshots one year ago, ended the standoff between Moultrie Police and 51-year-old Walter Peterson. Officers here have since gone through special crisis training.
"I think we utilized that new training to the best of our ability. We didn't have to use deadly force in this instance," said CPL. Williams Stone.
"They did it right this time. They did it right this time," said Harris.
Ridley will be questioned by Moultrie Police later today and additional charges could be filed. @ The police officer who fired the fatal shots against, Walter Peterson was found not guilty of any wrong doing.