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City delays decision on controversial housing development

Albany city commissioners spent two hours tonight discussing a rezoning issue and listening to homeowners who are against it. In the end, they delayed a vote. Tonight at 11:00, we'll tell you why. We'll also tell you why the developer says the project would help the city and why nearby residents oppose it.

  • A man wanted for murder in Florida is in jail in south Georgia tonight. We'll tell you how he was caught.
  • Health officials issue a pertussis warning. Find out how you can protect your family from whooping cough.
  • A scammer police say has been posing as a repairman and stealing from businesses throughout Georgia apparently hit two places in our area this week.
  • And a Georgia man goes to court today, accused of using facebook to solicit sex from a 12 year-old. Hear from an expert on how to protect your children while they're on the internet, tonight at 11:00.
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  • Westover High School alumni prepare for alumni weekend

    Westover High School alumni prepare for alumni weekend

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:14:41 GMT
    Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).
    Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).Westover High School Alumni Association planning big alumni weekend. (Source: WALB).

    Alumni from the Westover Alumni Association said their Alumni weekend could generate a large number of funds and revenue for the City of Albany this week.  Westover High School is preparing now for their third annual alumni event this weekend.  

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    Alumni from the Westover Alumni Association said their Alumni weekend could generate a large number of funds and revenue for the City of Albany this week.  Westover High School is preparing now for their third annual alumni event this weekend.  

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  • Leaders working to end violence through basketball tournament

    Leaders working to end violence through basketball tournament

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:08 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:08:22 GMT
    Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).
    Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).Organizers hosted a 'Put the Guns Down' basketball tournament to end violence. (Source: WALB).

    An Albany native pleaded for the violence to stop in the city by taking his message to the basketball court for a city-wide tournament.  Organizers hosted a 'Put the guns down' basketball tournament as a way to end the violence in the city.  

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    An Albany native pleaded for the violence to stop in the city by taking his message to the basketball court for a city-wide tournament.  Organizers hosted a 'Put the guns down' basketball tournament as a way to end the violence in the city.  

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  • Residents could see more sidewalks in Albany soon

    Residents could see more sidewalks in Albany soon

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-08-20 03:34:41 GMT
    City commissioners in Albany say residents could see more sidewalks. (Source: WALB)City commissioners in Albany say residents could see more sidewalks. (Source: WALB)
    City commissioners in Albany say residents could see more sidewalks. (Source: WALB)City commissioners in Albany say residents could see more sidewalks. (Source: WALB)

    The City of Albany is one step closer to putting more sidewalks throughout the area for the safety of residents.  "It's very dangerous if you have to cross the street or walk up and down the street and you don't have anywhere to walk other than the grass.

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    The City of Albany is one step closer to putting more sidewalks throughout the area for the safety of residents.  "It's very dangerous if you have to cross the street or walk up and down the street and you don't have anywhere to walk other than the grass.

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