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Albany Public Works handles water overflow concerns (VIDEO)

Stormwater ponds one link in water movement chain

Phil Roberson and the Albany Public Works are charged with keeping Albany homes and businesses dry.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - May 1, 2014

Public safety report for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Albany Youth Summit to address potential crime issues

A parent/youth conference by the Albany Gang Unit hopes to nip crime in the bud

The Albany Police Department Gang Unit presents the 2014 Parent/Youth Summit at the Albany Civic Center.

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Albany sees rain and high winds

Albany suffers damage, power outages from rain and wind

Albany and Dougherty County are likely to see more rain and wind through tonight.

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Senate candidate Karen Handel promotes her 4-point plan

Karen Handel says she would work to repeal Obamacare, cut spending, implement a Fair Tax and cut red tape

Karen Handel is one of several candidate vying for the GOP senatorial nomination in the May 20 primary elections.

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Albany Spinners exercise fight against cancer

RIDEforHope donations benefit the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

e 3rd annual RIDEforHOPE at Tony’s Gym raises funds to help fight against the region’s high cancer rate.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 26, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 36 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Couple arrested in Sylvester on AMBER Alert

Mississippi residents arrested in Sylvester on drug charges hours after their infant daughter’s death

Officers of the Sylvester Police Department arrest a Mississippi couple sought in AMBER Alert

Two Albany businesses broken into

Verizon and Mediacom broken into and ransacked

Two adjacent businesses are broken into and ransacked Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 25, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Lee County manhunt ends in capture

Suspect captured off Old Dawson Road

A Lee County Sheriff’s deputy said the individual arrested identified himself as Johnny David Williams II.

One killed in Albany stabbing attack

One dies, one arrested in stabbing attack

One person is arrested for robbery and another dies in Tuesday knife attack.

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Suspect charged in theft of tip jar from Albany business

Suspect charged with robbery by sudden snatching

Officers of the Albany Police Department responded to Carroll’s Sausage and Meats, 118 Philema Road, around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports -April 24, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Woman sought in Albany forgery cases

Police say person of interest used fake ID to cash checks

An unidentified woman is sought as a person of interest in a forgery case that may be linked to a number of entering auto cases.

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Georgia House District 153 a three-way race

The three candidates will meet May 20 in the Democratic Primary election

State Rep. Carol Fullerton, Dougherty County School Board member Darrell Ealum and former Dougherty County Commissioner Muarleen Edwards are vying for a two-year term representing District 153 in Atlanta.

Albany-Dougerty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 23, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 42 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Deerfield-Windsor students to present 'Shrek the Musical'

The musical fairy tale will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Seventy-nine Deerfield Windsor students create “Shrek the Musical” for three performances this weekend at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Greene and Holley compete for Georgia House District 151

Greene meets new challenger for Georgia House District 151

Gerald Greene squares off against policital newcomer Ezekiel Holley for House District 151

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Author recounts Albany’s racial struggles

Albany civil rights history to be published

Lee Formwalt, historian and former Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, announces his book on racial history.

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Great American Cleanup launched in Albany

Cleanup volunteers pick up trash in East Albany

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful volunteers brave the rain to pick up trash in Albany.

Three sentenced for tax fraud in Albany

Identity tax fraud trio sentenced in Albany

A three-person conspiracy team sentenced in federal court.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 19, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to 37 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 18, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 32 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

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Dougherty County residents air concerns about natural gas pipeline

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop and local officials listen to Dougherty County residents objections to planned gas pipeline

Residents express concerns about whether the subsurface of Dougherty County is suitable for a large natural gas pipeline and the planned location for a compressor station that they say is too close to a populated area.

Woman, 69, killed in three-car wreck on Ledo Road

A second motorist in the wreck at the entrance of Walmart is taken to the hospital for treatment

A third woman motorist and her 2-year-old passenger were uninjured in the wreck, state troopers said.

Second Albany 'Scared Straight' segment to air on A&E

A Dougherty County Sheriffs Office intervention program to air on A&E

The second 'Beyond Scared Straight' segment of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office airs tonight.

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Investigation of accused Sylvester policeman continues

Sylvester officer George Hall has been freed under a $15,000 bond

The Sylvester police chief says prosecutors asked that “other issues” regarding George Hall be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 17, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

Child, 7, shoots himself in foot at Albany motel

The boy is treated for his gunshot wound at the Albany hospital

A woman says her grandson, 7, accidentally shot himself in the foot with a gun he found beneath sofa cushions at an Albany motel.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 16, 2014

Public service roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 37 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Accused Dougherty teacher will be fired Mosely says

School superintendent teacher will be fired

Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosely says accused teacher will be fired.

Sylvester cop arrested in tampering with evidence charge

Cop jailed in Sylvester

A longtime Sylvester law enforcement officer is arrested on charges of evidence tampering and making false statements.

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Chehaw festival celebrates Native American diversity

Native Americans perform and instruct at Chehaw festival

The crowd came from all around for the Native American dancing, riding demonstrations, bows and arrows, sales of arrowheads, head dresses, leather goods and food.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 12, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

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Sylvester police arrest three on drug charges

Three jailed for drugs in Sylvester

Sylvester police arrest three people Thursday on drug-related charges.

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Southwest Georgia traffic cops flock to Albany

Quad Four traffic cops have Albany banquet

Members of the Southwest Georgia Quad Four Network celebrate lower Georgia traffic deaths.

Juvenile charged with burglary in Sylvester

Sylvester juvenile suspected of earlier crimes

An unidentified 14-year-old is charged with burglary and suspected of earlier crimes.

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Albany business owner helps police catch burglar

Albany AATCO owner sees suspect breaking in

The co-owner of AATCO Transmission in Albany sees a break-in on his computer and calls the police.

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Senior Life Enrichment Center dedicated in Albany

SOWEGA Council on Aging cuts ribbon on Senior Life Enrichment Center

The long-awaited Senior Life Enrichment Center opens on Society Avenue.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 11, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 22 incidents on Wednesday and the early hours of Thursday, available reports show.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 10, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents on Tuesday and the early hours of Wednesday, available reports show.

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Teacher now faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of children

A Dougherty County Magistrate Court judge has denied bond for Brian Owen Brannen

Capt. Craig Dodd of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office says more charges are likely against Brian Owen Brannen.

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Man sought for causing three auto wrecks in Albany

Authorities say Travis West purposely hit a car in front of his, causing it and two more vehicles to be caught up in wrecks.

Gunman shows up too late at store

Gunman who police think was out to rob store finds it closed for the night

A man with a gun trying to enter a North Slappey Boulevard convenience store Tuesday night is foiled when he finds the store already closed for the evening.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 9, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 17 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Carol Fullerton launches campaign for Georgia House re-election

Carol Fullerton, D-Albany, is seeking re-election to represent House District 153

Carol Fullerton officially kicked off her re-election campaign for House District 153 on Tuesday.

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Families prepare for Easter traditions

There is more to Easter than chocolate bunnies

Modern Easter traditions blend of pagan and Christian practices.

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Georgia agency helps compensate crime victims

Victims of crime a resource that can help defray their expenses

Families of the victims of crime often find their income trimmed while their expenses go up.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports - April 5, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents on Thursday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.