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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.


Sylvester utility customers get good news

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -Sylvester residents will soon see a savings on their utility bills, because the Sylvester City Council voted to keep winter rates in their Monday night meeting.


North Georgia couple's dream of opening a men's and women's clothing boutique blossoms into three retail locations

Zach Cross is 31 years old with a college degree in business administration; Courtney Cross is 30 with degree in communications with a focus on human resources. Together, the young entrepreneurs are in their sixth year of running a profitable business.


Sylvester’s interim city manager steps down

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - The search is on for a new city manager. Sylvester city leaders will soon review applications for the open position. Interim city manager Jack Colby stepped down earlier this week, and will resume his previous role of the city’s fire chief.


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


11 warrants issued in Sylvester J&J Grocery shooting

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Warrants for a Sylvester shooting have been issued. Sylvester Police Department Detective Jonathon McDaniel confirms 11 were issued. We have not had it confirmed what those warrants were issued for.


Judge orders Albany motel to close by Tuesday

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 move out by Tuesday.


Stolen Dougherty Co. maintenance truck found in Worth County

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Police Department (DCP) has recovered and is investigating after someone stole a county maintenance truck with $350,000 worth of tools inside.


BREAKING: CPD arrests murder suspect in Cordele

CORDELE, Ga. - Working off a tip, Covington Police Department detectives partnered with Crisp County Sheriff's Department, Cordele Police Department and surrounding agencies to locate and arrest Keondre Preston at a motel in Cordele around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21.


Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. Melquan Robinson, 12, died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October, The Augusta Chronicle reported. It happened a


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Dyer on school closure: I will always err on the side of caution

ALBANY -- Their responses might lean toward cliche, but both Dougherty County School System Superintendent Ken Dyer and interim Albany Public Works Director Stacey Rowe expressed relief in the wake of the most recent storm system that moved through the area Friday morning with a minimal amount of da


Only 39 rental units available for every 100 low-income families in Georgia

Updated: April 20, 2019, 4:47 p.m. Two new reports from national nonprofits and research groups link a shortage of affordable housing with poorer health outcomes, and that correlation is evident in low-income neighborhoods across Gainesville and Hall County.


Police seek suspects in beating, stabbing

ALBANY -- Albany police say Shinar Edwards, 29, is wanted for a stabbing that occurred at the House of Jazz on Friday. He should, a release from the Albany Police Department says, be considered armed and dangerous. Warrants for aggravated assault have been taken.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


Victim identified, critical after stabbing at Albany night club

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) responded to a stabbing Friday evening. According to police, Joshua Hollis, 22, was stabbed multiple times at the House of Jazz in the 700 block of West Highland Avenue.


APD is looking for this man

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police department said in a release Friday that they are looking for a man who was treated for injuries, but was later determined to be the aggressor in a fight.


Procter & Gamble plant in Albany named Manufacturer of Year

ALBANY — Gov. Brian Kemp named the Procter & Gamble plant in Albany the winner of the state's 2019 Manufacturer of the Year award in the large manufacturer category during a Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon this week.


APD reminds parents not to leave kids in parked cars

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department warns parents not to leave kids in their car, even for just a few minutes. Corporal Dillard Glover said especially don’t ever leave children in a running car when you run into a store.