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  1. Dozens receive donated smoke alarmsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    In response to a fatal mobile home fire that killed four people in Albany, the American Red Cross, the Albany Fire Department, and community volunteers spent the day installing free smoke alarms to prevent another tragedy. Many families woke up to the sound of people installing new smoke alarms in their homes all over Albany Saturday morning.

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  2. Albany Police warns people of steady car break-insRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    Albany Police officers said since October, they've had approximately 83 car break-ins in Albany and they want people to remember how important it is for you to be safe. Police said just this past week alone, majority of the car break-ins happened because of drivers are not locking their doors.

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  3. Albany Fish Company and other businesses prepare to feed those in needRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    The Albany Fish Company and other Albany businesses are preparing for their fourth annual 'Feed the Need' Event on Monday. The group is looking to serve at least 100 hot meals that will include baked chicken, dressing, mac-n-cheese, and more.

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  4. Father who disciplined daughter by making her walk to school says citizens called policeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    ... out here just abusing my daughter and treating her wrong or anything like that," said Searcy. Searcy says people in Albany called authorities when he tried to make her walk to Westover High School in the rain. "I had been telling her for days and ...

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  5. APD gives tips on what to do in the event of a bomb threatRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    Law enforcement is investigating a number of hoax bomb threats across the U.S. Albany police gave tips on what you should do if someone sends you an email bomb threat. Authorities say Thursday's threats ended up being a hoax.

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  6. Pastor seeks to help convicted felons find hope, new beginningsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    One Albany pastor is working to help people with a criminal record turn their life around by getting them the immediate help they need to survive. The pastor of Fisherman of Men for Christ Ministry has been helping several gang members and people just getting out of jail.

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  7. Organizers gear up for Albany's 28th Annual Christmas ParadeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    This year the Albany parade will be kicked off with fireworks and organizer Lori Farkas said that rain or shine, the parade will go on. Farkas said that they have had to reschedule the Christmas parade two times this year due to weather.

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  8. How to avoid porch pirates ahead of ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    Christmas is just around the corner and the Albany Police Department is sending a warning for people to be aware of porch pirates who are targeting your deliveries. Albany police said they saw a large amount of thieves going on porches, taking items from others in years past.

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  9. Dougherty Co. responds to questions about Flint River Trails project fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    County officials say the funding for the trails is from a separate source of tax money and cannot be used for storm funding. The trail system will run from Albany to Sasser in Terrell County, and in the end, will cost about $26 million.

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  10. Albany police making big push for - Put the Guns Down' initiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | WALB-TV Albany

    The Albany Police Department said it started the 'Put the Guns Down' initiative earlier this year to make Albany safer. Commander Keithen Hall with APD's Robbery and Homicide Unit said now is the time to push this initiative more than ever, after recent reports of people shooting wildly in the city.

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  11. Jury delivers verdict in Albany double murder trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WALB-TV Albany

    Joseph Jones III was found guilty of two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm. Albany Police said officers responded to the 1600 block of Beverly Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on April 22, 2017, after 911 received multiple calls about hearing gunshots.

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  12. 'It was a process': Former gang member gives tips on how to get out of gangsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WALB-TV Albany

    Anthony Mackey, a former Albany gang member, said part of the problem is when young people join gangs, they don't see a way out. He warned people to be on the lookout for signs that your child or loved one may have become involved in a gang.

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  13. Guilty pleas announced in food stamp fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WALB-TV Albany

    ... in fines when they are sentenced on February 6, 2019, by Judge Leslie J. Abrams, United States District Judge in Albany. "The purpose of the food stamp program is to feed low-income families, not enrich people," said Peeler. "This office will ...

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  14. Murder trial for Joseph Jones III continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... no guns in the victims' car. Susan Jones said her husband and two children drove from Warwick where they live to Albany to look at a new car at a dealership. The family was near Beverly Avenue when she said Walker and Strong started following them. ...

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  15. Christmas comes early for hundreds in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    The grocer teamed up with the City of Albany and the Albany Police Department to pass out the fresh produce to those in need. The holidays for most may mean a time to laugh and spend time with family, but for others, it means a constant worry about where their next meal will come from.

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  16. Resources for domestic violence victims in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    Leaders at the Liberty House in Albany said that the holidays add extra stress, whether that be family coming into town, finances or child custody issues. The Liberty House of Albany works to stop domestic violence in the community by providing emergency shelter and community resources for victims.

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  17. City names new downtown managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    The City of Albany issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, in which Lequrica Gaskins was announced as Albany's new Downtown Manager. She officially takes office on Wednesday January 9, 2019.

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  18. Albany murder suspect turns himself into policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    The Albany Police Department said the third suspect in an October homicide investigation turned himself in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Javon Thomas, 18, and Key'Jylyn Norman, 20, were arrested in October.

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  19. Many upset over possible railroad crossing closures in AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... is asking it be left this way for good. There is a petition to close the 3rd and 7th avenue railroad crossings in Albany. But property owners, city officials and first responders say they don't think the closures would be beneficial to anyone, but ...

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  20. Albany mayor recognizes volunteers for work after stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... benefit for us. So our team today that was in attendance, they all just find joy in that," said Ken Bevel, with the Albany Relief and Recovery. And now Albany is moving on to the second, and final phase of disaster recovery: an 18 month phase to ...

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