Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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 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 >>
Prosecutors say law enforcement is making gains in their fight against gangs in Albany, putting more gangsters behind bars for their gang activities.
Now three suspected members of the Westside Rattlers street gang are indicted for a South Albany drive by shooting.
Prosecutors say they dealt a big blow to the East Side Mafia Family last week, when five of their members were convicted of murder, and are facing life sentences. Now it's the Westside Rattlers being targeted with today's indictments.
Prosecutors say three Westside Rattlers gang members went to a house on South Jackson Street for revenge on November 10th. Today, the grand jury indicated Ian Grant, Jamontra Grant, and Clarence York on 9 counts of aggravated assault and street gang terrorism.
Eleven people, including a mother and her children, were in the house when investigators say the three opened fire with an assault rifle. The shooting came after a Blood gang member beat up a Westside Rattler at an east Albany club. Amazingly no one was hit.
"This is the kind of that happens in gang warfare, and innocent persons are the ones that get caught in the crossfire," said District Attorney Greg Edwards.
The District Attorney says years of special gang police operations and trials for gang violence seems to be making progress in the war against Albany gangs.
"We've had great success against the Crips gang. Against the Black Gangsta Disciples gang, and most recently the Eastside Mafia gang," Edwards said.
Investigators say recent gang convictions have taken away the leadership of those gangs, and hopefully sent a message.
Edwards said "Gang activity results in only two things. That is either prison or death. Maybe we can get further influence on young people to not get associated with gangs."
Edwards said he and law enforcement leaders believe they have made progress against gangs in Albany, but still have more work to do.
Edwards said they want people to help fight gangs in their neighborhood by giving them information. You can call the Albany Police Gang Unit or the District Attorney's office, and give them your concerns. And they say that information is key to fighting gangs.
Ian Grant is a convicted felon, and he is also charged with possession of a firearm.