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  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

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    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

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  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

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    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

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  • Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:56:45 GMT
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

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    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

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  • Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center now open

    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center now open

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:44:41 GMT
    Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)
    Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)Emergency Operation Center open in Dougherty County (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center or EOC is fully activated as of this morning. With wind speeds picking up, Emergency Management employees are on stand by.  

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    Dougherty County's Emergency Operation Center or EOC is fully activated as of this morning. With wind speeds picking up, Emergency Management employees are on stand by.  

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  • South GA mobile home residents prepare for storms

    South GA mobile home residents prepare for storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:36:51 GMT
    Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)
    Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)Mobile home residents speak on possible storms. (Source: WALB)

    An increase in wind speeds for our area is causing some concerns at mobile home parks as potentially severe weather heads into the area. 

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    An increase in wind speeds for our area is causing some concerns at mobile home parks as potentially severe weather heads into the area. 

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  • How to check your home before the rain

    How to check your home before the rain

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:33:40 GMT
    Jud Savelle, President of Bishop Clean Care. (Source: WALB)Jud Savelle, President of Bishop Clean Care. (Source: WALB)
    Jud Savelle. (Source: WALB)Jud Savelle. (Source: WALB)

    With the possibility of flooding in the area, one local business said it's important for homeowners to fix any existing issues. They said many people don't find out they have problems with their roof or drainage around their homes, until after a heavy rain season.

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    With the possibility of flooding in the area, one local business said it's important for homeowners to fix any existing issues. They said many people don't find out they have problems with their roof or drainage around their homes, until after a heavy rain season.

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  • Residents concerned about gas prices following storms

    Residents concerned about gas prices following storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:24:04 GMT
    A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)
    A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)A man fills up his gas tank before the storms roll in (Source: WALB)

    Drivers are preparing for the possible inclement weather by filling up their gas tanks as soon as possible. 

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    Drivers are preparing for the possible inclement weather by filling up their gas tanks as soon as possible. 

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  • Albany Utilities prepares for storm

    Albany Utilities prepares for storm

    Sunday, May 27 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-05-27 20:15:41 GMT
    Crews have also cut back branches near power lines (Source: WALB)Crews have also cut back branches near power lines (Source: WALB)

    Albany Utilities has been preparing all week for the possible severe weather. 

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    Albany Utilities has been preparing all week for the possible severe weather. 

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  • Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:09:43 GMT
    Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

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    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

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  • Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:21:51 GMT
    James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

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    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

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  • Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:17:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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  • Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:17:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...

    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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  • LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    LeBron's 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:14:46 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:16:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James soars to dunk in front of Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) and forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, ...
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the...More >>
    LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • WWII veteran laid to rest 75 years after dying in battle

    WWII veteran laid to rest 75 years after dying in battle

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:58 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:58:02 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:05:56 GMT
    Grimm's remains were only positively identified last year using the DNA of his niece.Grimm's remains were only positively identified last year using the DNA of his niece.

    The remains of a 26-year-old Marine who died in World War II were finally laid to rest at home on Saturday. The funeral took place on a very fitting Memorial Day Weekend.

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    The remains of a 26-year-old Marine who died in World War II were finally laid to rest at home on Saturday. The funeral took place on a very fitting Memorial Day Weekend.

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  • Bainbridge resident walks dog in shorts and isn't worried about Alberto

    Bainbridge resident walks dog in shorts and isn't worried about Alberto

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:51:53 GMT
    Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)
    Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)Joe Livingston and his dog, Peaches, walks down the street in shorts during potential severe weather. (Source: WALB)

    Steady rain has been falling in Decatur County, as well as the rest of Georgia, that could lead to potential flooding.  But some residents aren't worried about Alberto.  Joe Livingston of Bainbridge was seen walking his dog, Peaches, in shorts.  

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    Steady rain has been falling in Decatur County, as well as the rest of Georgia, that could lead to potential flooding.  But some residents aren't worried about Alberto.  Joe Livingston of Bainbridge was seen walking his dog, Peaches, in shorts.  

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  • More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:18:04 GMT
    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.More >>
  • Early Co. summer feeding program postponed due to weather

    Early Co. summer feeding program postponed due to weather

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:43:10 GMT
    Early county Summer feeding program will start May 30 through July 20. (Source: WALB)Early county Summer feeding program will start May 30 through July 20. (Source: WALB)
    Early county Summer feeding program will start May 30 through July 20. (Source: WALB)Early county Summer feeding program will start May 30 through July 20. (Source: WALB)

    The Early county summer feeding program will be rescheduled due to weather conditions from Tropical Storm Alberto.  It was recently scheduled to start Tuesday, May 29 but will be postponed to Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, July 20.  

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    The Early county summer feeding program will be rescheduled due to weather conditions from Tropical Storm Alberto.  It was recently scheduled to start Tuesday, May 29 but will be postponed to Wednesday, May 30 through Friday, July 20.  

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  • Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    Authorities: Flash flood surges through Maryland community

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:54:10 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-05-28 00:24:42 GMT
    News outlets showed local photos and video of the turbulent floodwaters cascading down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore.News outlets showed local photos and video of the turbulent floodwaters cascading down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore.

    Heavy flooding and water rescues have been reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

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    Heavy flooding and water rescues have been reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

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  • The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    The Latest: Trump says Korea talks "going along very well'

    Saturday, May 26 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 11:23:24 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:35:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). Protesters hold candle lights during a rally to denounce the United States' policies against North Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 25, 2018. North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to si...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with...

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have met for the second time in a month to discuss peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump.

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  • Atlanta FBI agent dies after complications from 9/11 service

    Atlanta FBI agent dies after complications from 9/11 service

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:36:56 GMT
    David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the FBI died Saturday. (Source: FBI via 11 Alive)David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the FBI died Saturday. (Source: FBI via 11 Alive)
    David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the FBI died Saturday. (Source: FBI via 11 Alive)David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the FBI died Saturday. (Source: FBI via 11 Alive)

    The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Atlanta Field Office died Saturday.

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    The Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Atlanta Field Office died Saturday.

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  • Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:03:01 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:56:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Ca...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Ca...
    Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change.More >>
    Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials collaborating with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change.More >>
  • American Red Cross partners with South GA counties for severe storms

    American Red Cross partners with South GA counties for severe storms

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:53:26 GMT
    The American Red Cross buses are ready to go in case of emergencies. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross buses are ready to go in case of emergencies. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross buses are ready to go in case of emergencies. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross buses are ready to go in case of emergencies. (Source: WALB)

    The American Red Cross is teaming up with South Georgia counties' emergency management agencies in preparation for severe weather.

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    The American Red Cross is teaming up with South Georgia counties' emergency management agencies in preparation for severe weather.

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  • South Georgia counties prepare for possibility of severe weather

    South Georgia counties prepare for possibility of severe weather

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:48:11 GMT
    Worth County EMA prepares for possible storms. (Source: WALB)Worth County EMA prepares for possible storms. (Source: WALB)
    Worth County EMA prepares for possible storms.Worth County EMA prepares for possible storms.

    The Worth County EMA had several meetings with different agencies on Friday to get more information on the storm heading to the area, and how much rainfall is expected.

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    The Worth County EMA had several meetings with different agencies on Friday to get more information on the storm heading to the area, and how much rainfall is expected.

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  • Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:34:09 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:15:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). In this May 19, 2018, photo World War II veterans Allan Seroll, left, of Massachusetts, and William Roy Dover, right, of Alabama, right, attend a 75th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Attu in Anchorage, Alaska. Dover w...

    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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    One of the bloodiest World War II battles in the Pacific was waged 75 years ago this month on Attu Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

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  • Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:14 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:14:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Tommy Whitlock, left, places a filled sand bag onto his trailer at a Harrison County Road Department sand bag location, as his friend Joseph Buckner adjusts the load while preparing for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make its...

    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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    The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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  • More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

    Saturday, May 26 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-05-26 13:33:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-05-28 03:06:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset. A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through the courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the...

    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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    A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and that'll continue, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the case of a baker who wouldn't create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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