Suspect in Albany State band shooting gets jail time

ALBANY — The man suspected of shooting at several Albany State University band members was sentenced to prison, according to the Albany Police Department. On Nov. 13, 2020, Markeise Dennis allegedly shot at several ASU Band fraternity members. The band members were

This city has the most extreme poverty in Georgia

There are an estimated 39.5 million Americans living below the poverty line, which, in the lower 48 states, is an annual income threshold of $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four (Alaska and Hawaii have a slightly higher

17-year-old Georgia boy charged with homicide by vehicle

ALBANY — A 17-year-old boy was booked into the Dougherty County Jail around 2 a.m. this morning and was charged with Homicide by Vehicle 1st Degree, Reckless Driving, and Racing. Police identified the 17-year-old as the driver of the second vehicle involved

Dougherty County reinstates mask mandate

Dougherty County officials announced Thursday that the county will again be requiring masks in all county buildings and facilities. The move comes as the delta variant of COVID-19 is causing a new coronavirus surge — primarily among the unvaccinated population. Dougherty County

22-year-old Albany woman charged with Tifton homicide

A 22-year-old Albany woman has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide that occurred Friday night in Tifton. On Saturday, July 10, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Alexis Danielle Banks of Albany, for felony murder and three counts of

Georgia man shot in head while driving home

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the Gillespie Avenue and Willow Street area. A 43-year-old man reported he was shot in the head as he drove home around 9:53 p.m. Friday night. He went down

17-year-old charged with murder of 19-year-old in Albany

The Albany Police Department has arrested 17-year old Ryheam Thompson on several charges including murder and aggravated assault. Police responded to the 100-block of Marie Road and located Thompson who was wanted on several charges including Murder, Gang Participation, Aggravated Assault and

GBI: Albany police kill suspect who fired shots at officers

Albany Police shot and killed a suspect in a shooting case who police say returned to the crime scene and fired at officers. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary information indicates that at about 12:11 a.m., Friday Albany police officers

18-year-old arrested in slaying of Malik Ford in Albany

ALBANY — The Albany Police Department has arrested one of several suspects expected to be charged in the homicide of 20-year old Malik Ford.  According to police, 18-year-old Munir Salim Flood has been charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and

Albany police search for suspect in April shooting

ALBANY — Police in Albany are searching for a man suspected of firing several shots and injuring one person during an apartment shooting on April 23. The shooting happened at an apartment complex on the 2400 block of Dawson Road. The Albany

Suspect in South Georgia smash and grab burglaries arrested

A man suspected of committing several business smash and grab burglaries in Albany and the surrounding area is in custody. According to the Albany Police Department, 49-year-old Samuel L. Baxter was taken into custody Thursday by Thomas County investigators on suspicion of

The Sunrise Report: Holiday shopping begins today

Thanksgiving is behind us and the often-chaotic holiday shopping season kicks off today. Here are the things you need to know for today: You may have missed:While you were spending time with family in-person or on Zoom and eating turkey, stuffing and

Albany police warn of recent vehicle thefts

ALBANY — The Albany police department is reporting a rash of vehicle thefts throughout the city involving cars that have been left unattended and running. Police report that in the last three days eight cars were stolen after being left unattended and