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Albany Police arrest man in shooting

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Albany Police Department (APD) says that a woman was shot Friday morning just before 4:00. A Suspect in custody in what APD calls a domestic-related aggravated assault that happened in 1100 block of Clark Avenue. A 22-year-old woman was struck twice by bullets in her...
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Woman injured in Clark Avenue shooting

A 22-year-old woman is recovering after an early morning shooting. Albany police responded to a home in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue for a shooting just before 4 a.m. Police say that the victim was struck twice by bullets, once in her right hand and also in her right side.
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New Love’s Travel Stop opens in Albany

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A new Love’s Travel Stop has opened in the Good Life City. The travel stop, 1737 Clark Ave., will add 60 jobs and 100 truck parking spaces. “We’re excited to add our 16th location to Georgia, which sits in an important corridor in the southeast part of the country,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Customers want a good value at competitive prices, and our team members are great people who care and are ready to provide that in a safe and clean atmosphere.”
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Albany community reacts to passing of Juneteenth as federal holiday

As of Thursday, Juneteenth will be recognized as a new federal holiday after President Joe Biden officially signed the bill into law. Juneteenth, known as freedom day, emancipation day, and even liberation day, has many names. But what exactly does it mean?. "Juneteenth is that day when the slaves in...

Americus teen charged with murder of 14 year old

AMERICUS, GA – A 16 year old Sumter County murder suspect is being held in neighboring Crisp County following a Tuesday night fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 14 year old. Americus Police Chief Mark Scott says it happened at a Brinson Street residence last night shortly before...

ASU professor discuses recent string officer involved shootings

(ALBANY, GA) – The recent string of officer involved shootings across Southwest Georgia has sparked some conversation. And why it is that some are willing to confront law enforcement. Albany State University Criminal Justice Professor, Dr Patrick Ibe tells us, “After coming out from the lockdown, it’s had an impact...

Splash park coming to Camilla

A new area for children to play is coming to Camilla. On June 7th, Mayor Kelvin Owens and members of the city council participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new splash park located on Oakland Avenue. The park will include a splash pad with water features, kid's playground, parking,...

Phoebe Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Center opens in new location

Phoebe officially cut the ribbon Thursday on a new location for its Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Center. The practice, formally located at Meredyth Place, is now in a stand-alone building across the street at 2405 Osler Court. Dr. Stephen Plumb is one of the most highly-trained dermatologists in the country,...
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Tropical rain dampens Father’s Day Weekend

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Although clouds are back dry conditions prevail tonight. Tomorrow rain chances return as outer rainbands from Potential Tropical Storm “Claudette” move across SGA. as an area of low pressure potentially becomes a tropical system as it churns north toward the Gulf coast. Expects periods of rain through the afternoon into early Friday evening.
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APD reports pedestrian hit on Slappey Blvd.

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Wednesday night about 10:30, a pedestrian was hit by a car in the 1400 block of South Slappey Boulevard, according to the Albany Police Department (APD). A 2004 Honda Accord was traveling north on South Slappey Boulevard in the left lane. Anthony Ransom, 26, of...
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Albany historian working to stop historic building demolition

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Albany’s former Civil Rights Institute Director speaks out about the potential demolition of the C.B. King Law Firm building. W. Frank Wilson said he was very upset that this building could be torn down. Now, he and some of his friends are doing something in hopes to stop the demolition.

New Love's in Albany opens today; Bojangles set for next week

A new Love's Travel Stop, the first from the company in Albany and 16th for Georgia, has opened their doors on Clarke Avenue Thursday morning. The Bojangles that is attached is set to open on Monday according to company officials. The over 10,000 square foot location will add 60 jobs...
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Editorial: To all the dads, Happy Father’s Day

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - James Owen Austin. A name that may not mean very much to you, but it’s a name that has now shaped the lives of, I know, 45 individuals. (And that’s just immediate family members.) It’s now been 30 years since my father passed away, and that...
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Dougherty middle school students 'tie one on' during annual mentoring event

ALBANY — “You are somebody!” was the message on Thursday to a group of young men who gathered to bond with adult men and learn how to tie a necktie. The “Ties That Bind” ceremony was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 version brought together about 40 Dougherty County middle school students with adult mentors from throughout the community. The participants are involved in youth programs through the Albany-Dougherty Youth Unit summer program, operated by area law enforcement and the Albany Boys & Girls Clubs.