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Albany police arrest second teen in S. Van Buren Street shooting

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A 17-year-old was arrested by Albany police Saturday for an after-school fight and shooting that happened Thursday, according to the Albany Police Department.


Albany High School students of ’60s to gather for bash

ALBANY — It was that wizened and venerable writer of songs Robert Earl Keen who noted long ago: “The road goes on forever but the party never ends.” Nobody embodies the spirit of REK’s words better than Albany High School graduates … and friends of said graduates … and people who know said graduates


Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to roar into Albany

ALBANY — Raycom-Legacy Content Company has partnered with Hot Wheels to launch Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, a new nationwide tour creating a unique experience for monster truck fans.


City of Albany grants restaurant alcohol license

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you rent out the Bread House for an event, you will now be able to bring your own beer and wine. City commissioners approved granting the restaurant the alcohol license.


Lift Every Voice event has theme of unity

ALBANY — Voices from all Dougherty County school choirs, public and private, will join together in the sixth Lift Every Voice event on Feb. 28. The idea for the event came to Frank Wilson, executive director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, when he was interim director of the facility.


Albany leaders participate in For the Love campaign

ALBANY — Katie Gatewood and Callie Walker from Hughey & Neuman real estate company promoted their “For the Love” campaign this week, and several community leaders stepped up.


Woman believed connected to Albany assault incident not charged

ALBANY — De’mya Buckholts has been cleared in connection to an assault case reported last week to the Albany Police Department, police officials said on Wednesday. The Albany Police Department released Monday the names of individuals being sought in connection to the assault on North Riverview Circl


Multiple injuries reported in Lee Co. wreck

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Multiple injuries have been reported after a two-car accident on Highway 82 near Armena Road in Lee County Saturday, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s office.


Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia

Gallery: Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia. Remove restrictions on building new health care facilities. Require nonprofit hospitals to reveal financial information.


Hope is available at Aspire’s Change Center

ALBANY — Michele Anduze is, generally, a private person. So are her colleagues at the Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services’ Change Center: Kathryn Newcomb, Daniel Fleuren and Deneral Campbell.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Jeff Sinyard named chair of state DNR Board

ALBANY — Jeff Sinyard is mostly revered in his hometown for the work he’s done as part of the local government, particularly as chairman of the Dougherty County Commission. But the influence of the man everyone knows as “Bodine” has long extended beyond the boundaries of southwest Georgia.


Man taken away after threatening to jump off Albany bridge

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police and first responders were called out about 8:45 Thursday morning to the Broad Avenue Bridge over the Flint River when a man walked to the middle of it, and threatened to jump into the river.


APD wants to talk to driver of stolen car

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Police are investigating a wreck that happened about 10:30 Thursday night at the intersection of Mitchell Avenue and South Street, and one of the vehicles was reported stolen.


Major wreck blocks North Slappey Blvd.

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department reports that a six-vehicle wreck has resulted in North Slappey Blvd. having to shut down in both directions, near the the Liberty Bypass.


Shooting on South Van Buren Street under investigation

ALBANY — Officials with the Albany Police Department confirmed this afternoon they are investigating a shooting on South Van Buren Street. Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said the shooting occurred on the 1400 block of South Van Buren at 2:41 p.m.


Former president and first lady to attend Presidents’ Day event

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Monday is Presidents’ Day and you have the chance to spend it with our 39th president. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site will host former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn.


Platinum Divas dance to inspire young girls

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A group of Albany women are using their dancing talents to inspire young women. The Albany State University Platinum Divas spoke to a gym full of girls at Radium Springs Middle School Friday.


Teen taken into custody following shooting on South Van Buren Street

ALBANY — Officials with the Albany Police Department confirmed Thursday afternoon they are investigating a shooting on South Van Buren Street, which resulted in a 16-year-old being injured and another 16-year-old being taken into custody.


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would