Wanted woman is former APD employee

Albany Police said a suspect wanted in a violent attack used to work in the police department's Field Training Officer Program.

  Coffee Co. man arrested after deputies found ecstasy pills, tablets

  Indictments: Teen drove 116 mph in fatal Grady Co. wreck

The Jeffrey Peacock Case: A timeline of events in the case

Lowndes traffic stop yields enormous drug confiscation

Albany police search for sisters wanted for aggravated battery

  Police on the hunt for Ashburn hit and run suspect

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Four arrested on federal charges in Grady, Thomas Counties

  Stepfather facing additional charge after 8-year-old shot himself in the foot

  Valdosta police investigate armed robbery

  Mother waiting on trial and seeking answers in son’s death

APD: Man arrested on child molestation charge

  ’Sliced up’: GA couple arrested after dismembered cats found in apartment

Bond hearing held for former Fitzgerald band director

The judge denied bond for Kelly, who remains in custody.

  Valdosta woman accused of attacking man with brick

A woman is facing charges after police said she attacked a man with a brick over the weekend.

  What’s next for Ryan Duke in Grinstead murder case

On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied Ryan Duke’s request to overturn a pretrial decision made by an Irwin County Court in the Tara Grinstead case.

Thomas Co. man arrested twice in one day

A Thomas County man was in jail twice within 24 hours of each arrest.

Cordele homicide suspect arrested

Wanted Albany man taken into custody

  Valdosta man shot in home invasion

GA Supreme Court decision on Ryan Duke case expected Monday

  Albany residents say enough of illegal dump sites; reward offered after another site found

Albany Police searching for man wanted for assault

  Online trafficking becoming new trend of prostitution in Albany

A wave of prostitution is plaguing Albany.Prosecutors said it’s no longer being found on the streets, but in places children are exposed to.

  Albany police looking for wanted man on theft warrant

The Albany Police Department is searching for a man they claim helped sell a stolen car.

  Police send warning to utility thieves around Dougherty County

Dougherty County Police are warning crooks of the possible jail time they could face for utility theft.

  Albany man wanted for armed robbery, other charges

The Albany Police Department (APD) is still looking for a gunman who robbed a man in a driveway, took off and later shot the victim outside his home just weeks ago.

Fitzgerald High band director facing even more charges

Jonathan Kelly was charged with additional aggravated sodomy and sexual assault charges after a second victim came forward, Cone said. The sheriff previously told WALB that more charges were expected after the victim came forward.

  Douglas city employees charged with abuse

Two employees of the City of Douglas Building Maintenance Department were arrested Wednesday for verbal and physical abuse of other city workers.

  Surveillance footage shows violent attempted armed robbery in Albany

Police released surveillance footage Tuesday night that shows a man shoot a clerk during what investigators believe was an attempted armed robbery.

  'Stealing is wrong and a thief is a thief’: Dougherty Co. police warn residents that thieves are stealing electricity

As temperatures are rising, the Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) is warning people to be aware that there are electricity thieves, especially if you have outside meter receptacles.

  Thomasville man accused of rape dating back to 2014

Thomasville police arrested a 22-year-old man, charging him with raping a young child nearly five years ago.

  Americus shooting victim, suspect both arrested

The shooting victim recovered, only to be arrested as well

  UPDATE: Mississippi Ave. fire was arson

The fire was discovered about 7:30 a.m.

  APD on the hunt for armed robbery suspect

The Albany Police Department is asking for the community's help in looking for a suspect wanted on several outstanding warrants.

Interactive: Map of 2019 Albany armed robberies

WALB’s digital team has compiled on online map detailing the different armed robberies that have happened so far in 2019.

The Janiyah Brooks Case: A timeline of events

Janiyah Brooks, 3, lost her life from injuries in a “heinous” child abuse case, according to the Albany Police Department.

  Albany store owner shot during fight in attempted armed robbery

The Albany Police Department (APD) is searching for a suspect who tried to rob a store in Albany Saturday night.

  Verdict, sentence handed down in 2017 Leary homicide case

A Leary homicide trial wrapped up after a jury reached a verdict in the case against Cortez Anderson, who was charged in the bludgeoning death of Alex Simmons Jr., 77.

  'They could be taking pictures of your kids’: Lee Co. community shocked after man arrested on dozens of sexual exploitation of children charges

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has arrested a Leesburg man on several child exploitation charges.

  Jury reaches verdict in 2016 double murder trial

After nearly two hours of deliberations, the jury has returned a verdict in the trial for Trevis Price, accused in the shooting deaths of L.C. Tumblin and Dexter Covin.

  Albany police searching for second suspect in car theft

Derrick Lyon, 18 is in custody after stealing a car from Albany Motorcars on East Oglethorpe. Albany Police is looking for the second suspect.

  Woman arrested for attempted stabbing at Albany liquor store

Woman arrested for aggravated assault on the 600 block of South Slappey Blvd. for attempting to stab another woman during a dispute.

  Opening statements start in East Albany 2016 double murder trial

Opening statements in an Albany trial started Wednesday morning for a 2016 double murder that happened in the 200 block of East Road.

GBI arrests Bacon Co. sheriff

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Bacon County Sheriff Mark Cothren, 50, on Wednesday.

  ‘If our board would have listened to parents and teachers, we would not be in this situation’: Worth Co. parents concerned after would-be band director faces sex charges

The Fitzgerald High school band director was arrested last week and faces two charges, including aggravated sodomy.

  Man wanted in Perry captured in Cordele

A man wanted for “several family violence offenses” was captured in Cordele Tuesday.

1 charged after Bainbridge accident involving stolen vehicle

A man driving a stolen car crashed into another vehicle head-on in Bainbridge Sunday morning, according to Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS).

  Another charge brought in death of 3-year-old

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said Tuesday that his office will be adding a felony murder charge to Gregory Parker in the death of Janiyah Brooks.

  1 injured in Americus shooting

A man was shot at an Americus apartment complex Sunday night, according to the Americus Police Department (APD).

GBI: Missing college student remains likely found in Clinch Co.

A missing Valdosta State University student’s remains were likely found in Clinch County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

1 shot in Albany Sunday

The shooting happened around 11 p.m.

  Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Albany Police are looking for a man that robbed the Dixie Food Mart Friday night at gunpoint.

  Fitzgerald High band director arrested

Fitzgerald High School band director has been arrested, according to Lee Cone, Ben Hill County sheriff.

  1 arrested in Lee Co. shooting

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a shooting that happened on Hartley Lane.

Woman flees after hearing her bond revoked

Franekia West, 19, was arrested after fleeing the Crisp County Courthouse after a judge revoked her bond because of violations, the sheriff’s office said.

  2 charged in Autry State Prison contraband case

Cornelius Barnes and Terrence Foster were charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and criminal attempt-items prohibited for inmates without consent of warden, according to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office.

  Berrien High teacher under investigation

WALB has confirmed an investigation is ongoing into allegations against a Berrien County teacher.

  Jury returns verdicts in woman’s vehicular homicide trial

A woman standing trial in a double vehicular homicide case was convicted on all but one charge, which the judge threw out, Wednesday in Dougherty County Superior Court.

  Day 2: Defense argues lack of evidence in 2016 double vehicular homicide trial

The defense also argued that during the time of the crash, it was not against the law to have a phone in one’s hand in Georgia.

  Colquitt city police officer arrested

A City of Colquitt police officer has been arrested and is facing three felony charges, according to City Manager Cory Thomas.

  Trial continued for construction contractor accused of victimizing homeowners

A trial has been continued for an Albany construction contractor who was indicted for taking $50,000 from an Albany family in 2017 and didn’t finish doing construction work as promised.

  More men await trial in 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 murder case

District Attorney Greg Edwards said he’s continuing to push for gang-related charges for the remaining defendants accused in the 2017 death of Travion Jones.

  Suspects identified after Ben Hill Co. chase leads to manhunt, capture

Two suspects are in custody after a multi-agency manhunt involving the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office (BHCSO), Fitzgerald Police Department, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and South Central Drug Task Force after a high-speed chase Monday afternoon.

Verdict handed down in Sylvester murder trial

Eric Brown was acquitted on four charges, including felony murder and conspiracy to commit a crime.

  Albany restaurant robbed

The Albany Police Department (APD) said the suspect robbed the Krystal’s on West Oglethorpe by intimidation.

  GA toddler dies after ‘heinous’ child abuse

A 3-year-old victim died shortly after an investigation into a “heinous crime of child abuse” led to her parents’ arrest, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Jury selection for Dougherty Co. double murder to begin Monday

Jury selection for a Dougherty County double murder case is set to start Monday.

  APD looking for man wanted on multiple charges

The Albany Police Department (APD) is looking for a man who is wanted on multiple charges.

  Verdicts handed down in 2017 Sandtrap 5.0 death trial

All five defendants decided not to testify and the prosecutors will not present additional evidence.

  Man, woman charged in number of sex, battery offenses

A man and woman are facing a number of sex and battery charges against a three-year-old victim, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

  Man wanted after shooting in Valdosta

Valdosta Police are looking for a suspect that shot a man Thursday night on the 800 block of S. Fry Street.

Decatur Co. law enforcement looking for robbers

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three individuals in connection to a Thursday night robbery.

Grady Co. Sheriff wants this sex offender

The U. S. Marshal Service is also looking for him

UPDATE: GBI ID’s victim in Grady Co. death

A man’s body in a vehicle off Upper Hawthorne Trail...

  APD: Investigation underway into ‘heinous crime’ of child abuse

An investigation is underway into a “heinous crime” of child abuse, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).

GA insurance commissioner suspended by governor

Governor Kemp said that Beck sent him a letter Thursday requesting the suspension.

Sentences handed down in Tifton murder trial

Jerome James Jackson was convicted May 2, 2019, for the November 2016 stabbing and death of Odell Chaney, 53.

  Day 4: Witness testimony continues in Albany nightclub death trial

Witness testimony continued Thursday morning for the five men standing trial in a 2017 death at an Albany nightclub.

Opening statements wrap up in Albany nightclub death trial

The trial for those indicted in a 2017 death at the Sandtrap 2.0 nightclub is underway.

  Defense claims defendant was in the 'wrong place at wrong time’ in 2016 Sylvester death

Eric Brown, who is standing trial, pleaded not guilty to the four charges against him. Those charges include felony murder, aggravated assault, home invasion and conspiracy to commit a crime.