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Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
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Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany Police continue to search for "Batman" after a man dressed as the superhero pulled a gun on an officer behind an east Albany bank.
A couple of weeks ago, a man dressed as the comic book hero robbed the east Albany Pizza Hut.
Wednesday night an officer shot at Batman who may have been poised to commit another robbery.
"He was wearing a Batman mask and a cape. That is what the officer described seeing," said APD Media Manager Phyllis Banks.
APD officer Todd Barbee was escorting a Captain D's employee to the night deposit box behind SB&T on East Oglethorpe when they heard a noise.
"He advises her to get back in her vehicle for security. He proceeds to canvass the area and hears the noise again near the AC units," said Banks.
Lurking near the units was an armed man in a Batman costume.
"He gives his commands to stop. He does not comply. He turns and points a weapon at the officer. It's at that point that the officer fires one shot," Banks said.
The bullet missed and the caped and costumed crook took off running towards Hidden Oaks apartments where he vanished.
It sparked a massive search that included K-9's and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter.
Less than 2 weeks ago, a gunman in a Batman costume robbed the Pizza Hut, just one business over. And it's possible that might have been his target again.
"We really don't have a clear idea as to why he was in the area. He could be potentially canvassing the area to attempt another robbery," said Banks.
But the crook's desire to dress like the caped crusader could come back on him.
Police hope someone out there has noticed the costume and knows who's behind the mask..
This is the second time in barely a week that an Albany Police officer shot at a suspect and missed.
Last Tuesday, an officer shot at a 19-year old burglary suspect who pulled a gun on him in northwest Albany.
Police praised Office Barbee for his actions of following protocol and likely thwarting a crime against a person or business in the process.