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3 charged for car theft in East Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Three men are being charged for stealing a vehicle on the 2000 block of Tompkins Avenue Tuesday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD). Officers responded to Tompkins Avenue about a suspicious vehicle, a APD incident report stated.


2 arrested in Albany entering auto, theft case

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two men are facing charges after two weed eaters were stolen from a man’s truck in the 1400 block of Eager Avenue. according to the Albany Police Department (APD).


Armed robbery, hijacking incidents reported by Albany police

ALBANY — Criminal activity responded to by the Albany Police Department on Sunday included an armed robbery and vehicle hijacking, reports from the APD show. A report on the armed robbery showed that reporting officer Laquanta Spurlin responded in normal mode shortly after midnight to the 600 block


Judge orders Albany motel to close by Tuesday

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A judge in Georgia has ordered an Albany motel to shut its doors by Tuesday. WALB-TV reports Dougherty County Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette issued a ruling Friday, saying the Albany Palace Inn cannot accept any more new guests after Monday at 10 a.m., and all guests must mo


Person of interest in Albany murder in custody

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A man wanted for questioning in an Albany murder is in custody. Jamarius Wright was arrested Saturday afternoon by Lee County deputies. Wright had two outstanding warrants but detectives wanted to talk him about the shooting death of Jontavious Price, 24.


1 injured in shooting in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A man is recovering after being shot in east Albany. It happened around 9:30 Sunday night in the 2600 block of Rosebrier Avenue. Police tell us the victim was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital. No word on his condition.


Albany Woman's Club collecting for Liberty House

ALBANY -- The Georgia Federated Woman's Club's Georgia Day of Service will take place on Saturday. After the large success the Albany Woman’s Club had last April, the local club decided to repeat that project. Club members will be outside of Walmart on Ledo Road from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to collect items f


Sunday assault incidents leave injured victims

ALBANY — Two aggravated assaults were reported to the Albany Police Department Sunday evening, both of which resulted in victims seeking medical treatment. One of the incidents took place between 9:20-9:30 p.m. on the 2600 block of Rosebrier Avenue. Police responded to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospita


These are some of Georgia's most horrific crimes in recent memory.

Georgia has seen a number of what could be considered "heinous" crimes throughout the years pass through the area's courtrooms. The details in each of the crimes on their own are definitely gut-wrenching, but when taken together, they are simply heartbreaking. Most of these tales could be looked at


Georgia man gets tiny visitor year after year

A Georgia man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That same hummingbird migrates south every year, but around this time of year--always finds his way back. It's a story that proves--friends--come in all shapes and sizes.


Dogs found in abandoned South Georgia home

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Nearly two dozen dogs are now in need of adoption in South Georgia after they were found in an abandoned home. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society rescued the dogs last week. Staff says that, now that it's kitty and puppy season, dogs are being left at the shelter eve


UGA development center to host 'Hire Smart' class

ALBANY – The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, a Public Service Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will host a "Hire Smart: The Art and Science of Hiring" class here on Thursday.


University of Georgia student wounded in bus stop shooting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Georgia student has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot at a bus stop near campus. Police say they are searching for the shooter.


Albany Police searching for nightclub stabbing suspect

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department is searching for a man accused of stabbing another man Friday night at the House of Jazz on the 700 block of Highland Avenue. Shinar Edwards, 29, has warrants for aggravated assault.


UGA student shot, suspect at-large in armed robbery

ATHENS, Ga. (WXIA) - A University of Georgia student is fighting to stay alive after what police believe was an armed robbery and shooting. The school said two students were robbed at an off-campus apartment near Milledge Avenue. They described the events as “tragic and shocking.”


Woman set to stand trial in Georgia cold case died 6 months ago, officials say

Prosecutors have learned the woman accused in the 1975 death of her teenage roommate has died, weeks before she was set to stand trial in Middle Georgia. Authorities only recently found out Mary Jane Stewart died six months ago while in hospice care in Texas, according to the Macon Telegraph. She wa


Statewide Hepatitis A outbreak reported in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) after 250 cases of the infection have been identified. The department says the cases date as far back as June 2018. The number of cases identified is nine times higher than the total of 24 infections


Albany man accused of attacking 71-year-old mother

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man is facing aggravated assault and elder charges after police say he attacked his 71-year-old mother on the 2000 block of Acker Drive Friday. Spencer Rumph, 29, is accused of hurting his mother, Carol Humph, 71, according to police.


Georgia Officer Kills Peeping Tom

ATHENS, Ga. – On Saturday night around 11:40 p.m., an Athens-Clarke County police officer opened fire at a suspected “peeping tom” after he waved a shotgun at the officers at his residence.


4C academy talks about world robotics competition

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The 4C Academy recently returned from the World Robotics Competition in Houston, Texas. The school’s CEO, Chris Hatcher, says students had a blast and were able to compete against other students from all over the world.