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Alleged tip jar thief nabbed by APD

ALBANY, GA - An ex-employee is arrested and charged with breaking into his former workplace to steal the company's tip jar. 57 year old John Scotty Brown was arrested on a single count of 2nd degree burglary in connection to…

APD issues BOLO for domestic burglary suspect

ALBANY, GA -- Albany Police are appealing to the community for information on a burglary suspect accused of stealing from the mother of his children. Police say they are actively seeking 36 year old Eddie Jones for an April 21st…

Georgia's Covid-19 unemployment bonus to end soon

ATLANTA, GA - This morning, Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced the end of the line for unemployed Georgians taking advantage of the federal Covid-19 unemployment benefits. Kemp says effective June 26th, Georgia will…

Crisp mourns passing of Howard Rainey

CORDELE, GA - Crisp and Dooly County mourns the passing of longtime former Georgia State Representative and civic leader Howard Rainey, who died Tuesday evening at 93 years old. A funeral service is set for 4pm Thursday in Rainey's hometown…

The economic impact of the gas shortage

(ALBANY, GA) - As many in Georgia woke up to gas prices cresting above the three dollar mark, we spoke with one local economist about the ramifications of the gas…

GBI arrests Pelham man for child porn

PELHAM, GA - A 45 year old Pelham man has been arrested on a charge of child exploitation. GBI agents say Leon Robert Tinsley III was taken into custody last Thursday on a single count of Sexual Exploitation of Children.…

Albany murder caught on tape victim identified

ALBANY, GA - The Albany Police Department has posted surveillance video which captures the final moments of life for 24 year old Joshua Hollis, who was shot to death early Saturday morning. Police say they were called to the scene…

Irwin County Sheriff posts activity report

The Irwin County Sheriff's office posted the following activity report for the month of April on their Facebook page: • 192 Calls for Service • 200 Traffic Stops • 30 Traffic Accidents • 148 Traffic Citations • 45 Written Warnings…

Leesburg's missing man found in New Jersey

LEESBURG, GA -  The Lee County Sheriff's Department is breathing a sign of relief after learning that a recent missing person case is closed with a positive end result. Lee deputies say 23 year old Troy Dale Williams was discovered…

Local nightclub hosts pop up vaccine clinic

(ALBANY, GA) - People often visit the Sandtrap Nightclub for a good time. However, those who cameWednesday received a shot of a different kind. Sandtrap owner Gilbert Udoto says opening…

Turner farmer breaks neck; survives Tuesday storms

ASHBURN, GA - Tuesday night's storms left their mark across much of South Georgia, but one area farmer recovers in a Gainesville, Florida hospital tonight, fortunate to survive. Friends and family of Wray Reid told us Wednesday afternoon that he's…

Albany State University Seeks to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

ALBANY, Ga - Albany State University (ASU) President Marion Ross Fedrick hosted Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Dr. Kathleen Toomey on Friday, April 23 with a meeting of the Pastors of the Albany Coalition of Churches.…

GBI investigating homeowner shooting

(LEESBURG, GA) - A Lee County homeowner is hospitalized and at last report, in critical condition, after confronting an armed car burglary suspect. It happened off Stapleton Drive late Saturday night. GBI agents say the owner was alerted to his car…

APD investigating weekend drive-by shooting at mall

(ALBANY, GA) - The Albany Police Department are Investigating a weekend, drive-by shooting at the Albany Mall. Police say it happened a little before 11 o'clock Saturday night. What began as an auto accident call at Westover Boulevard evolved into a…

Crisp deputies arrest burglary suspect after chase

CORDELE, GA - 31 year old Jeffrey Bryan of Warwick sits in the Crisp County Detention Center after his early morning arrest Friday following a chase through Cordele and Crisp County. Deputies say they received a burglary call from the…