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  • Good samaritans help move car off tracks

    Good samaritans help move car off tracks

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:31:33 GMT
    It's a terrifying situation for any driver, having your car break down on train tracks. That's exactly what happened to one driver in Valdosta Thursday morning. (Source: WALB)It's a terrifying situation for any driver, having your car break down on train tracks. That's exactly what happened to one driver in Valdosta Thursday morning. (Source: WALB)

    It's a terrifying situation for any driver, having your car break down on train tracks. That's exactly what happened to one driver in Valdosta Thursday morning.  

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    It's a terrifying situation for any driver, having your car break down on train tracks. That's exactly what happened to one driver in Valdosta Thursday morning.

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    LIVE: Amber Alert suspect van spotted at Krystal on Union Avenue

    LIVE: Amber Alert suspect van spotted at Krystal on Union Avenue

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:31:08 GMT
    Tad Cummins (SOURCE: TBI)Tad Cummins (SOURCE: TBI)

    Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating a sighting of Tad Cummins, who is believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, at a gas station in Collierville, TN. 

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    Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating a sighting of Tad Cummins, who is believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, at a gas station in Collierville, TN. 

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  • The Latest: N. Carolina governor signs 'bathroom law' repeal

    The Latest: N. Carolina governor signs 'bathroom law' repeal

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:26:15 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:26:15 GMT
    A measure repealing North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom law" has cleared a key hurdle when senators gave the bill approval.More >>
    A measure repealing North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom law" has cleared a key hurdle when senators gave the bill approval.More >>
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    Douglas man arrested after shooting behind Zaxby's

    Douglas man arrested after shooting behind Zaxby's

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:20:25 GMT
    Officers stopped Tyrone Ellerton, 34, who had a pistol.  (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)Officers stopped Tyrone Ellerton, 34, who had a pistol.  (Source: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

    A Douglas man is behind bars Thursday, charged in connection with shooting his brother.

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    A Douglas man is behind bars Thursday, charged in connection with shooting his brother.

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    APD issues a lookout for Jacoby Hardrick

    APD issues a lookout for Jacoby Hardrick

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:50:42 GMT
    Jacoby Hardrick (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)Jacoby Hardrick (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)

    Jacoby Lertente' Hardrick is wanted for felony aggravated assault, and felony criminal damage. He is also the same man who was indicted on a dozen different counts, accused of causing a crash while driving drunk, with his unrestrained children in the car, last year.

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    Jacoby Lertente' Hardrick is wanted for felony aggravated assault, and felony criminal damage. He is also the same man who was indicted on a dozen different counts, accused of causing a crash while driving drunk, with his unrestrained children in the car, last year.

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  • Suspected home invaders, burglars caught in Worth

    Suspected home invaders, burglars caught in Worth

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:11:08 GMT

    We know at least four people are facing charges in connection with a home invasion on Woodcrest Road and a burglary on Pebble Hill Circle.

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    We know at least four people are facing charges in connection with a home invasion on Woodcrest Road and a burglary on Pebble Hill Circle.

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  • Counseling still available for Americus officers after two men died in the line of duty

    Counseling still available for Americus officers after two men died in the line of duty

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:01:11 GMT
    Jody Smith (left) and Nick Smarr (Source: Facebook)Jody Smith (left) and Nick Smarr (Source: Facebook)

    "That event is something that's still very painful for the community and painful for the department," said Americus Police Chief Mark Scott. The community continues recovering after two officers died in the line of duty nearly four months ago.

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    "That event is something that's still very painful for the community and painful for the department," said Americus Police Chief Mark Scott. The community continues recovering after two officers died in the line of duty nearly four months ago.

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  • McDonald's will serve fresh beef in quarter pounders next year

    McDonald's will serve fresh beef in quarter pounders next year

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:09:44 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:09:43 GMT

    The fast-food giant announced Thursday that by the middle of 2018, all its quarter pounders will be served with fresh beef.

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    The fast-food giant announced Thursday that by the middle of 2018, all its quarter pounders will be served with fresh beef.

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  • Vehicle struck by train in Valdosta

    Vehicle struck by train in Valdosta

    Thursday, March 30 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-03-30 14:29:24 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    About 8:15 Thursday morning, Valdosta first responders were dispatched to the 300 block of South Fry Street, where a vehicle was struck by a train.  

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    About 8:15 Thursday morning, Valdosta first responders were dispatched to the 300 block of South Fry Street, where a vehicle was struck by a train.  

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  • Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Making Marines: A full day at Parris Island

    Thursday, March 30 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 11:57:58 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Buckels was invited to attend Marine Corps Educator's Workshop to study how Marines are made. A Marine says "You have just taken the first step at becoming a member of the world's finest fighting force." Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop, be...

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    WALB's Re-Essa Buckels got her first full day of Marine Recruit Depot bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina to study how Marines are made. Sixty educators, some from Jacksonville, some from Baton Rouge, lined up on the legendary yellow footprints; the first place all recruits stop.

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  • Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money

    Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:46:07 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:46:07 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence has broken his second Senate tie, this time on a procedural vote on a bill that would reverse an Obama administration rule to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and other family...More >>
    Vice President Mike Pence has broken his second Senate tie, this time on a procedural vote on a bill that would reverse an Obama administration rule to protect funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers.More >>
  • Worth Sheriff has a warning for homeowners

    Worth Sheriff has a warning for homeowners

    Thursday, March 30 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-03-30 19:21:40 GMT
    The Red Rock area has also had some thefts, but deputies are watching the east side as well  (Source: WALB)The Red Rock area has also had some thefts, but deputies are watching the east side as well (Source: WALB)

    Burglars are targeting homes on the east side of  Worth County. Sheriff Jeff Hobby says they're investigating several burglaries in the Shingler-Little River road and Sumner Road areas. 

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    Burglars are targeting homes on the east side of  Worth County. Sheriff Jeff Hobby says they're investigating several burglaries in the Shingler-Little River road and Sumner Road areas. 

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  • Giant shark found in road after cyclone hits Australia

    Giant shark found in road after cyclone hits Australia

    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-03-30 15:21:07 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-03-30 15:55:40 GMT

    Emergency crews snapped a photo of a shark that washed up far inland after a massive cyclone hit Australia.

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    Emergency crews snapped a photo of a shark that washed up far inland after a massive cyclone hit Australia.

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  • Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Activist seeks to purchase internet histories of lawmakers, CEOs

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:48:23 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-03-30 15:52:34 GMT

    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

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    An internet activist has raised nearly $100,000 on a GoFundMe page to o purchase the internet histories lawmakers and others who helped pass a resolution that allows broadband and other telecommunications services to sell internet users' private histories. 

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  • Pelham street signs will soon go up to honor State Championship team

    Pelham street signs will soon go up to honor State Championship team

    Thursday, March 30 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-03-30 15:03:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    The votes are in and Pelham has officially revealed it's new street signs honoring the girl's basketball state championship teams. The city polled community members on it's facebook page with two different designs.

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    The votes are in and Pelham has officially revealed it's new street signs honoring the girl's basketball state championship teams. The city polled community members on it's facebook page with two different designs.

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  • Aspire focuses on emotional impact left by January storms

    Aspire focuses on emotional impact left by January storms

    Thursday, March 30 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 10:57:16 GMT
    Aspire wants South Georgians to know that they are here to offer assistance (Source:WALB)Aspire wants South Georgians to know that they are here to offer assistance (Source:WALB)

    Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability provided an on-site clinic inside the American Red Cross Shelter located inside the Albany Civic Center to help those experiencing mental health issues. The group wants residents know that they're still available to help those in need.

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    Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability provided an on-site clinic inside the American Red Cross Shelter located inside the Albany Civic Center to help those experiencing mental health issues. The group wants residents know that they're still available to help those in need.

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  • Ag Commissioner cautions producers of Bird Flu

    Ag Commissioner cautions producers of Bird Flu

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:45:05 GMT
    The virus has spread to Georgia (Source:WALB)The virus has spread to Georgia (Source:WALB)

    State leaders are telling poultry producers to remain vigilant of Bird Flu, even in places it's yet to be found. 

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    State leaders are telling poultry producers to remain vigilant of Bird Flu, even in places it's yet to be found. 

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  • Unemployment rate down in Columbus, statewide

    Unemployment rate down in Columbus, statewide

    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:19:00 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in Columbus is down slightly.

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    The Georgia Department of Labor says the unemployment rate in Columbus is down slightly.

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  • SCMPD arrests teen suspect for burn injuries to another teen

    SCMPD arrests teen suspect for burn injuries to another teen

    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:17:03 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has arrested a suspect on Thursday for reckless conduct during a Nov. 18, 2016 incident. 

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    The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit has arrested a suspect on Thursday for reckless conduct during a Nov. 18, 2016 incident. 

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    18 students injured after buses, vehicle collide in Atlanta

    18 students injured after buses, vehicle collide in Atlanta

    Thursday, March 30 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-03-30 12:36:45 GMT
    Thursday, March 30 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-03-30 20:07:11 GMT
    A school bus was severely burned after an accident along Roswell Road in Atlanta Thursday morning. (SOURCE: WGCL)A school bus was severely burned after an accident along Roswell Road in Atlanta Thursday morning. (SOURCE: WGCL)

    A school bus is severely burned after it caught fire when it was rear-ended by another vehicle early Thursday morning.

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    A school bus is severely burned after it caught fire when it was rear-ended by another vehicle early Thursday morning.

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