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  • Albany woman meets donor after 21 year wait for kidney transplant

    Albany woman meets donor after 21 year wait for kidney transplant

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:33 PM EST2017-11-22 17:33:21 GMT
    Chakeeta Jones finally meets her living donor, Eileen Gorton (Source: WALB)Chakeeta Jones finally meets her living donor, Eileen Gorton (Source: WALB)

    Albany resident Chakeeta Jones waited over 20 years for a kidney. But two years ago, she found a living donor who, after seeing Chakeeta's story on our newscast, wanted to do whatever she could to help.

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    Albany resident Chakeeta Jones waited over 20 years for a kidney. But two years ago, she found a living donor who, after seeing Chakeeta's story on our newscast, wanted to do whatever she could to help.

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  • Albany leaders look to alleviate panhandling

    Albany leaders look to alleviate panhandling

    Monday, November 20 2017 2:58 PM EST2017-11-20 19:58:35 GMT
    Business owners say panhandling is a problem in Albany (Source: WALB)Business owners say panhandling is a problem in Albany (Source: WALB)

    From the streets of downtown, to the exit ramps near the bypass, panhandlers are a common sight across Albany.

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    From the streets of downtown, to the exit ramps near the bypass, panhandlers are a common sight across Albany.

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  • Danger Zone: One year after a deadly crash, what's been accomplished?

    Danger Zone: One year after a deadly crash, what's been accomplished?

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-11-17 05:16:49 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The city of Albany and the Dougherty County School System said they were going to make improvements to school zone crossings and sidewalks to protect children. But has anything been accomplished? WALB News 10's Jim Wallace went back to check.

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    The city of Albany and the Dougherty County School System said they were going to make improvements to school zone crossings and sidewalks to protect children. But has anything been accomplished? WALB News 10's Jim Wallace went back to check.

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  • Family searches for answers after loved one killed in prison

    Family searches for answers after loved one killed in prison

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:32 PM EST2017-11-16 22:32:18 GMT
    Anthony Hann's father Anthony Hann Sr. and 6-year-old son Gabriel Hann.(Source: WALB)Anthony Hann's father Anthony Hann Sr. and 6-year-old son Gabriel Hann.(Source: WALB)

    Months after a Valdosta State Prison inmate was murdered behind bars, Anthony Hann, Jr.'s family said they are still waiting for answers.

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    Months after a Valdosta State Prison inmate was murdered behind bars, Anthony Hann, Jr.'s family said they are still waiting for answers.

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  • Getting ahead of winter: How La Niña changes the weather

    Getting ahead of winter: How La Niña changes the weather

    Thursday, November 9 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-11-09 19:22:01 GMT
    El Nino brings warming to the eastern equatorial Pacific waters, La Nina brings cooling. (Source: NOAA)El Nino brings warming to the eastern equatorial Pacific waters, La Nina brings cooling. (Source: NOAA)

    The big players in winter weather can be the development of El Nino or La Nina. El Nino brings warming to the eastern equatorial Pacific waters, La Nina brings cooling.

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    The big players in winter weather can be the development of El Nino or La Nina. El Nino brings warming to the eastern equatorial Pacific waters, La Nina brings cooling.

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  • Special Report: The New ASU battles enrollment, other issues

    Special Report: The New ASU battles enrollment, other issues

    Monday, November 6 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-11-06 21:06:14 GMT
    Enrollment is declining (Source: WALB)Enrollment is declining (Source: WALB)

    As semesters come and go, Albany State's enrollment continues to decline. How is a student deficit affecting the community?

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    As semesters come and go, Albany State's enrollment continues to decline. How is a student deficit affecting the community?

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  • 'It saved my life': Man paralyzed after DUI wreck credits sobriety to ignition device

    'It saved my life': Man paralyzed after DUI wreck credits sobriety to ignition device

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-11-02 14:48:20 GMT
    “I’ve got a big life planned ahead of me,” said Ben Huntzinger, who lives in Cairo. “It’s so much better than it ever was before.” (Source: WALB)“I’ve got a big life planned ahead of me,” said Ben Huntzinger, who lives in Cairo. “It’s so much better than it ever was before.” (Source: WALB)

    “I’ve got a big life planned ahead of me,” said Ben Huntzinger, who lives in Cairo. “It’s so much better than it ever was before.” 

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    “I’ve got a big life planned ahead of me,” said Ben Huntzinger, who lives in Cairo. “It’s so much better than it ever was before.” 

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  • Saving downtown: What it's going to take to revitalize downtown Albany

    Saving downtown: What it's going to take to revitalize downtown Albany

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:18 AM EDT2017-10-31 11:18:48 GMT
    The pieces to a long-awaited and decades-long unfinished development puzzle are finally coming together. (Source: WALB)The pieces to a long-awaited and decades-long unfinished development puzzle are finally coming together. (Source: WALB)

    The pieces to a long-awaited and decades-long unfinished development puzzle are finally coming together. 

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    The pieces to a long-awaited and decades-long unfinished development puzzle are finally coming together. 

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  • Deadly Distractions: Keeping young people safe behind-the-wheel

    Deadly Distractions: Keeping young people safe behind-the-wheel

    Thursday, October 26 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-10-26 18:32:11 GMT
    Just one day into her senior year, Lee County High School student Anne Marie Eubanks was ejected from her car during a traffic accident and died. (Source: WALB)Just one day into her senior year, Lee County High School student Anne Marie Eubanks was ejected from her car during a traffic accident and died. (Source: WALB)

    As traffic fatalities increase state and school officials are trying to figure out how to educate young people on the importance of staying focused and staying buckled up behind the wheel.

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    As traffic fatalities increase state and school officials are trying to figure out how to educate young people on the importance of staying focused and staying buckled up behind the wheel.

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  • DNA week on TIG: Karla Heath-Sands traces her African roots

    DNA week on TIG: Karla Heath-Sands traces her African roots

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:37 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:37:40 GMT
    This week, Karla Heath-Sands, Cade Fowler and Chris Zelman are all learning the results of their genetic makeup on Today in Georgia. This is Karla's journey. (Source: Karla Heath-Sands)This week, Karla Heath-Sands, Cade Fowler and Chris Zelman are all learning the results of their genetic makeup on Today in Georgia. This is Karla's journey. (Source: Karla Heath-Sands)

    This week, Karla Heath-Sands, Cade Fowler and Chris Zelman are all learning the results of their genetic makeup on Today in Georgia. This is Karla's journey.

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    This week, Karla Heath-Sands, Cade Fowler and Chris Zelman are all learning the results of their genetic makeup on Today in Georgia. This is Karla's journey.

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  • 'Camera Ready' works to bring more films to South GA

    'Camera Ready' works to bring more films to South GA

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:56:22 GMT
    Senior Film Specialist Craig Dominey says production companies do have interest in Southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)Senior Film Specialist Craig Dominey says production companies do have interest in Southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)

    The last time Albany served as a backdrop for a major motion picture was back in 2012. Walt Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” used a block of West Society Avenue for a bike riding scene.

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    The last time Albany served as a backdrop for a major motion picture was back in 2012. Walt Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” used a block of West Society Avenue for a bike riding scene.

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  • A crime of opportunity: Make sure you aren't the next victim of a car break-in

    A crime of opportunity: Make sure you aren't the next victim of a car break-in

    Monday, July 17 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-17 20:18:15 GMT
    In June thieves were caught on camera stealing from someone's car. (Source: Danielle Harris)In June thieves were caught on camera stealing from someone's car. (Source: Danielle Harris)

    Police Detectives said car break-ins are rising as we get into the height of the summer. Within seconds thieves can break into your car without anyone seeing. 

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    Police Detectives said car break-ins are rising as we get into the height of the summer. Within seconds thieves can break into your car without anyone seeing. 

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  • Special Report: Think like a thief

    Special Report: Think like a thief

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:16:20 GMT

    Home burglaries are something every homeowner fears. When you become a victim, you lose that sense of security in your own home. And as we get further into summer, Albany Police said burglars are looking for easy targets. 

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    Home burglaries are something every homeowner fears. When you become a victim, you lose that sense of security in your own home. And as we get further into summer, Albany Police said burglars are looking for easy targets. 

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  • The Kratom Controversy: What should be done about it?

    The Kratom Controversy: What should be done about it?

    Thursday, July 6 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-07-06 21:51:10 GMT
    The substance come from a tree (Source:WALB)The substance come from a tree (Source:WALB)

    A substance made from a Southeast Asian tree is one of the latest tools some hope will be able to cushion the deadly blow of the U.S. heroin epidemic. 

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    A substance made from a Southeast Asian tree is one of the latest tools some hope will be able to cushion the deadly blow of the U.S. heroin epidemic. 

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  • Living life below the 'Gnat Line'

    Living life below the 'Gnat Line'

    Monday, July 3 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-07-03 16:26:28 GMT
    If you've spent any time outside this year, you know that the gnats have been unbearable. (Source: WALB)If you've spent any time outside this year, you know that the gnats have been unbearable. (Source: WALB)

    If you've spent any time outside this year, you know that the gnats have been unbearable.

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    If you've spent any time outside this year, you know that the gnats have been unbearable.

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  • From field to foam: How one brewery is keeping it local

    From field to foam: How one brewery is keeping it local

    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:48:20 GMT
    Our first look behind-the-scenes of Albany's highly anticipated microbrewery reveals a plan as developed and well-thought-out as the craft beers being brewed. (Source: WALB)Our first look behind-the-scenes of Albany's highly anticipated microbrewery reveals a plan as developed and well-thought-out as the craft beers being brewed. (Source: WALB)

    Our first look behind-the-scenes of Albany's highly anticipated microbrewery reveals a plan as developed and well-thought-out as the craft beers being brewed.

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    Our first look behind-the-scenes of Albany's highly anticipated microbrewery reveals a plan as developed and well-thought-out as the craft beers being brewed.

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  • When it matters the most: Where you need to be before the storm hits

    When it matters the most: Where you need to be before the storm hits

    Thursday, February 9 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-02-09 23:00:21 GMT
    It's important to be prepared before the storm hits, have a plan and go over it with your family. (Source: WALB)It's important to be prepared before the storm hits, have a plan and go over it with your family. (Source: WALB)

    In January, South Georgia was pummeled by two major weather events that produced damaging wind and fatal tornadoes. But the severe weather season hasn't even really started.

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    In January, South Georgia was pummeled by two major weather events that produced damaging wind and fatal tornadoes. But the severe weather season hasn't even really started.

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  • After the Tragedy: Recovery continues, improvements wanted after tragedy

    After the Tragedy: Recovery continues, improvements wanted after tragedy

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:10:08 GMT
    Jahkara Arnold and her mother Ava reunite with the first responders who responded to the fatal accident last September. (Source: WALB)Jahkara Arnold and her mother Ava reunite with the first responders who responded to the fatal accident last September. (Source: WALB)

    On September 16th, four children were struck by a car while walking to school. One was killed and two others seriously injured. Now, the family of one the victims says the walk to school is still unsafe.

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    On September 16th, four children were struck by a car while walking to school. One was killed and two others seriously injured. Now, the family of one the victims says the walk to school is still unsafe.

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  • Ambulance 'frequent flyers' cost EMS time and money

    Ambulance 'frequent flyers' cost EMS time and money

    Monday, February 27 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-02-27 22:37:25 GMT
    Most South Georgia county EMS services tell us they have a certain number of people they call "Frequent Flyers," people who call 911 and request an ambulance when it's not a real emergency. (Source: WALB)Most South Georgia county EMS services tell us they have a certain number of people they call "Frequent Flyers," people who call 911 and request an ambulance when it's not a real emergency. (Source: WALB)

    Emergency Medical Services across the country face the challenge of people who call for ambulance service again and again, when there is not a real EMS needed. 

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    Emergency Medical Services across the country face the challenge of people who call for ambulance service again and again, when there is not a real EMS needed. 

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  • Quail hunting with man's best friend

    Quail hunting with man's best friend

    Monday, November 14 2016 3:47 PM EST2016-11-14 20:47:44 GMT
    The quail hunting industry has a multi-million dollar impact on the Georgia economy, and is growing every year. (Source: WALB)The quail hunting industry has a multi-million dollar impact on the Georgia economy, and is growing every year. (Source: WALB)

    The quail hunting industry has a multi-million dollar impact on the Georgia economy, and is growing every year. Some of the most important tools in that industry are the hunting dogs, but are also the most fragile part. 

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    The quail hunting industry has a multi-million dollar impact on the Georgia economy, and is growing every year. Some of the most important tools in that industry are the hunting dogs, but are also the most fragile part. 

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  • Special Report: Racing the Train

    Special Report: Racing the Train

    Monday, July 25 2016 11:19 AM EDT2016-07-25 15:19:57 GMT
    Georgia has more highway rail crossing collisions than all but four other states. (Source: WALB)Georgia has more highway rail crossing collisions than all but four other states. (Source: WALB)

    There is no second chance if you lose a race with a train at a crossing. That's why safety experts say stop, look both ways, listen and cross safely. 

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    There is no second chance if you lose a race with a train at a crossing. That's why safety experts say stop, look both ways, listen and cross safely. 

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  • Special Report: Facing terror in the modern world

    Special Report: Facing terror in the modern world

    Monday, May 9 2016 3:47 PM EDT2016-05-09 19:47:11 GMT
    Monday, May 9 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-05-09 22:00:17 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    The SWAT team in Albany recently wrapped up a week of special training, preparing to face terrorism.  Around the world terrorists, both foreign and domestic, have attacked schools and students.  The Albany Dougherty SWAT went to a real school, with real students, for the most realistic training. 

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    The SWAT team in Albany recently wrapped up a week of special training, preparing to face terrorism.  Around the world terrorists, both foreign and domestic, have attacked schools and students.  The Albany Dougherty SWAT went to a real school, with real students, for the most realistic training. 

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  • Special Report: Flood control

    Special Report: Flood control

    Monday, February 29 2016 10:41 AM EST2016-02-29 15:41:11 GMT
    Monday, February 29 2016 5:53 PM EST2016-02-29 22:53:10 GMT
    The hard learned lessons of recent floods in South Georgia have helped officials know more today about how to handle rising water, and minimize the damage.  More >>

    The hard learned lessons of recent floods in South Georgia have helped officials know more today about how to handle rising water, and minimize the damage. 

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  • Second Chance: Inmates receive Diesel Mechanic Training

    Second Chance: Inmates receive Diesel Mechanic Training

    Monday, February 8 2016 10:41 AM EST2016-02-08 15:41:43 GMT
    Monday, February 8 2016 6:02 PM EST2016-02-08 23:02:23 GMT

    A new program, just launched inside one South Georgia prison, is training inmates to fill one of the state's most in demand jobs when they get out.  

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    A new program, just launched inside one South Georgia prison, is training inmates to fill one of the state's most in demand jobs when they get out.  

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  • Special Report: Stopping the flames

    Special Report: Stopping the flames

    Thursday, November 5 2015 6:26 PM EST2015-11-05 23:26:46 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 6:30 PM EST2015-11-05 23:30:03 GMT
    Do you know what to do if suddenly you were faced with a grease fire in your kitchen? It's the leading cause of house fires in Albany.More >>
    Do you know what to do if suddenly you were faced with a grease fire in your kitchen? It's the leading cause of house fires in Albany.More >>
  • Special Report: Spy Parents

    Special Report: Spy Parents

    Thursday, July 2 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-07-02 15:29:55 GMT
    Thursday, July 2 2015 6:33 PM EDT2015-07-02 22:33:09 GMT
    More South Georgia families have developed into what is being termed now 'Spy Parents.' Parents that use technology to keep tabs on their children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Is it  to safeguard children..... or overbearing spying? More >>
    More South Georgia families have developed into what is being termed now 'Spy Parents.' Parents that use technology to keep tabs on their children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Is it  to safeguard children..... or overbearing spying? More >>
  • Bringing back business, living and entertainment to downtown Albany

    Bringing back business, living and entertainment to downtown Albany

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-05-25 12:34:28 GMT
    Synergy. That is the word that might best describe what is happening in downtown Albany right now. (Source: WALB)Synergy. That is the word that might best describe what is happening in downtown Albany right now. (Source: WALB)

     For the older generation, people remember the pre-flood, pre-Albany Mall days when downtown Albany was the place to shop and eat. Now, it's the younger generation that's pushing for a vibrant downtown. 

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     For the older generation, people remember the pre-flood, pre-Albany Mall days when downtown Albany was the place to shop and eat. Now, it's the younger generation that's pushing for a vibrant downtown. 

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  • What went wrong after the January 2nd storms?

    What went wrong after the January 2nd storms?

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-03-01 22:59:12 GMT
    Storm damage in Albany (Source: WALB)Storm damage in Albany (Source: WALB)

    By all accounts, the storm system that broke across Albany in the late-night hours on Monday, January 2nd was unprecedented in our city's history, and perhaps even more destructive than the Flood of 1994. It was a major hit to the city. 

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    By all accounts, the storm system that broke across Albany in the late-night hours on Monday, January 2nd was unprecedented in our city's history, and perhaps even more destructive than the Flood of 1994. It was a major hit to the city. 

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  • Task force fights rise in HIV/STD cases in SWGA

    Task force fights rise in HIV/STD cases in SWGA

    Thursday, November 17 2016 1:20 PM EST2016-11-17 18:20:22 GMT
    At a health fair targeting college-age students, everything from the information, the giveaways, and a game helping attendees navigate the fair is geared toward their generation and the health problems they are encountering. (Source: WALB)At a health fair targeting college-age students, everything from the information, the giveaways, and a game helping attendees navigate the fair is geared toward their generation and the health problems they are encountering. (Source: WALB)

    There is a health crisis in our community, and it's with our youth. Year after year, the number of teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases is increasing. And, not just STD's, but HIV.

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    There is a health crisis in our community, and it's with our youth. Year after year, the number of teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases is increasing. And, not just STD's, but HIV.

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  • Special Report: Fearless Flyers

    Special Report: Fearless Flyers

    Monday, February 16 2015 2:01 PM EST2015-02-16 19:01:13 GMT
    Monday, February 16 2015 6:47 PM EST2015-02-16 23:47:30 GMT

    South Georgians see crop dusters at work all the time, but being in the air with them is amazing. The Andrews Family has more than 128 years combined experience in the cockpits of agriculture airplanes, and they show what it's like.

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    South Georgians see crop dusters at work all the time, but being in the air with them is amazing. The Andrews Family has more than 128 years combined experience in the cockpits of agriculture airplanes, and they show what it's like.

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  • Special Report: What's in the Pool?

    Special Report: What's in the Pool?

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 11:57 AM EDT2016-07-13 15:57:27 GMT
    (WALB graphic)(WALB graphic)

    With temperatures this hot, who doesn't want to take a dip in the pool? But, nasty pool pathogens can live in water, and make us really sick, and that might make that swim sound less than appealing. 

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    With temperatures this hot, who doesn't want to take a dip in the pool? But, nasty pool pathogens can live in water, and make us really sick, and that might make that swim sound less than appealing. 

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  • Special Report: Fighting Obesity

    Special Report: Fighting Obesity

    Thursday, May 19 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-05-19 22:00:15 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    Growing up, it's likely that recess was a regular part of your school day. But for close to 15 years, since 2002's No Child Left Behind Act, the amount of recess dwindled to near nothing, and in it's place, more academic time. Now, the pendulum is swinging back

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    Growing up, it's likely that recess was a regular part of your school day. But for close to 15 years, since 2002's No Child Left Behind Act, the amount of recess dwindled to near nothing, and in it's place, more academic time. Now, the pendulum is swinging back.

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  • Special Report: New flood ground

    Special Report: New flood ground

    Thursday, February 4 2016 10:34 AM EST2016-02-04 15:34:37 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 6:27 PM EST2016-02-04 23:27:42 GMT

    "Muckalee" of the Muckalee Creek means "Pour Upon Me", a suitable name for a creek that did indeed pour over its banks during Christmas, flooding yards and even a few homes where people didn't expect a 15 foot crest to be a problem. Now, the Muckalee is getting the attention of national scientists, looking for an explanation of this new flood ground.

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    "Muckalee" of the Muckalee Creek means "Pour Upon Me", a suitable name for a creek that did indeed pour over its banks during Christmas, flooding yards and even a few homes where people didn't expect a 15 foot crest to be a problem. Now, the Muckalee is getting the attention of national scientists, looking for an explanation of this new flood ground.

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  • Special Report: SWAT's Legal Liaison

    Special Report: SWAT's Legal Liaison

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:03 PM EST2013-02-27 21:03:08 GMT
    Wednesday, February 27 2013 4:17 PM EST2013-02-27 21:17:41 GMT
    When police call in SWAT teams, the officers often have to make split second decisions with lives on the line. In Dougherty County, legal decisions can be handled quickly because one of the team membersMore >>
    WALB News Ten's Jim Wallace shows us how this Dougherty County DA works to earn his spot on the SWAT team.More >>
  • Special Report: When every Second Counts

    Special Report: When every Second Counts

    Monday, February 4 2013 4:23 PM EST2013-02-04 21:23:20 GMT
    Monday, February 4 2013 4:26 PM EST2013-02-04 21:26:02 GMT
    When there is a medical emergency, getting the victim to the hospital and doctor's care as fast as possible is often the difference between life and death. Calls to 911 for help can often cause confusion,More >>
    When there is a medical emergency, getting the victim to the hospital and doctor's care as fast as possible is often the difference between life and death. Calls to 911 for help can often cause confusion, because the operators are not heard dispatching the ambulance.More >>
  • Special Report: Still Fighting

    Special Report: Still Fighting

    Monday, May 14 2012 2:32 PM EDT2012-05-14 18:32:26 GMT
    Monday, May 14 2012 4:00 PM EDT2012-05-14 20:00:34 GMT
    In 1962 the United States started spraying Vietnam with a powerful defoliant known as Agent Orange. Fighting in the Vietnam War ended in 1975, but today many veterans of that war are still battling healthMore >>
    In 1962, the United States started spraying Vietnam with a powerful defoliant known as 'Agent Orange.' Fighting in the Vietnam War ended in 1975, but even today, many veterans of that war are still battling health problems they believe were caused by the chemicals.More >>
  • Special Report: Danger Next Door

    Special Report: Danger Next Door

    Monday, February 13 2012 9:54 AM EST2012-02-13 14:54:45 GMT
    Monday, February 13 2012 5:01 PM EST2012-02-13 22:01:11 GMT
    South Georgia drug agents say they are seeing an increase in methamphetamine drug manufacturing in 2012, and they are concerned by the dangers the meth labs pose to everyone.  First respondersMore >>
    South Georgia drug agents say they are seeing an increase in methamphetamine drug manufacturing in 2012, and they are concerned by the dangers the meth labs pose to everyone. First responders are being trained to spot indicators that point out a meth lab's presence, but it's something everyone should know.More >>
  • Special Report: Georgia's giant pythons

    Special Report: Georgia's giant pythons

    Monday, October 31 2011 1:26 PM EDT2011-10-31 17:26:55 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2011 4:08 PM EDT2011-10-31 20:08:16 GMT
    Giant imported snakes have become a huge problem in Southern Florida, and scientists say their population is growing quickly, endangering the ecosystem. But could 10 or 20 foot long exotic snakes beMore >>
    Giant imported snakes have become a huge problem in Southern Florida. But could 10 or 20 foot long exotic snakes be slithering into our region? Believe it or not, they are already here.More >>
  • Special Report: Hog Wild

    Special Report: Hog Wild

    Thursday, May 19 2011 3:59 PM EDT2011-05-19 19:59:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 19 2011 4:16 PM EDT2011-05-19 20:16:41 GMT
    Feral hogs continue to plague South Georgia farms and properties, doing millions of dollars in damages to crops. A South Georgia man, who we showed you last year using thermal imaging to hunt and shootMore >>
    A South Georgia man, who we showed you last year using thermal imaging to hunt and shoot hogs, now has a new weapon to battle what he has declared as his enemy.More >>
  • Special Report: "Barely Living"

    Special Report: "Barely Living"

    Monday, February 14 2011 3:11 PM EST2011-02-14 20:11:43 GMT
    Monday, February 14 2011 5:58 PM EST2011-02-14 22:58:54 GMT
    By Jim Wallace - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) -   Homeless advocates say one of the fastest growing segments of Albany's homeless population are teens. Kids between 14 and 18 years old,More >>
    Homeless advocates say one of the fastest growing segments of Albany's homeless population are teens. Kids between 14 and 18 years old, living on the street with no supervision or help daily.More >>
  • Special Report: Going gator hunting

    Special Report: Going gator hunting

    Thursday, November 11 2010 3:18 PM EST2010-11-11 20:18:38 GMT
    Thursday, November 11 2010 5:55 PM EST2010-11-11 22:55:12 GMT
    By Jim Wallace - bio | email  Lake Seminole, GA (WALB) –   Georgia alligator hunting is one of the fastest growing game sports in the United States. Thousands of people from allMore >>
    Georgia alligator hunting is one of the fastest growing game sports in the United States. Jim Wallace went along with two of the licensed hunters, to let you see how they hunt these monster reptiles.More >>
  • The China Connection: Georgia's role on the international stage

    The China Connection: Georgia's role on the international stage

    Thursday, May 11 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-05-11 21:27:24 GMT
    Chinese business interests in the state are increasing (Source:WALB)Chinese business interests in the state are increasing (Source:WALB)

    International businesses are cashing in on South Georgia in a big way.

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    International businesses are cashing in on South Georgia in a big way.

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  • Protecting the threatened species in South Georgia

    Protecting the threatened species in South Georgia

    Thursday, February 16 2017 2:56 PM EST2017-02-16 19:56:22 GMT
    The Gopher Tortoise is a keystone species (Source:WALB)The Gopher Tortoise is a keystone species (Source:WALB)

    The populations of some threatened species in South Georgia are continuing to lose ground. 

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    The populations of some threatened species in South Georgia are continuing to lose ground. 

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  • Special Report: School Bus Safety

    Special Report: School Bus Safety

    Thursday, July 21 2016 10:16 AM EDT2016-07-21 14:16:20 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    As we prepare for the new school year, school bus safety will no doubt be on the minds of parents across the nation.  Safety has always been and continues to be the top priority for Blue Bird Corp., the top provider of school buses in the nation.

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    As we prepare for the new school year, school bus safety will no doubt be on the minds of parents across the nation.  Safety has always been and continues to be the top priority for Blue Bird Corp., the top provider of school buses in the nation.

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  • Armed and Dangerous: What you should do during an armed robbery

    Armed and Dangerous: What you should do during an armed robbery

    Monday, February 20 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-02-20 20:58:37 GMT
    Business armed robberies are a huge topic in South Georgia, with some cities averaging more than two each month. (Source: Albany PD)Business armed robberies are a huge topic in South Georgia, with some cities averaging more than two each month. (Source: Albany PD)

    Business armed robberies are a huge topic in South Georgia, with some cities averaging more than two each month. 

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    Business armed robberies are a huge topic in South Georgia, with some cities averaging more than two each month. 

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  • War from the Homefront: MCLB

    War from the Homefront: MCLB

    Monday, November 15 2010 4:17 PM EST2010-11-15 21:17:09 GMT
    Monday, November 15 2010 4:19 PM EST2010-11-15 21:19:51 GMT
    By Ben Roberts - bio | email ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  In the early days of the Iraq War, it became clear U. S. troops were up to the task, but some of their equipment wasn't. Humvees and otherMore >>
    Workers at Maintenance Center Albany on the Marine Corps Logistics Base designed, produced, and installed armor kits for vehicles that saved countless lives. Their innovative, lifesaving work continues today as they fight the War from Home.More >>
  • Special Report: Super El El Niño and Winter

    Special Report: Super El El Niño and Winter

    Wednesday, November 25 2015 3:51 PM EST2015-11-25 20:51:04 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 6:10 PM EST2015-11-25 23:10:08 GMT
    It's hard to believe that Winter is less than a month away. Fall in South Georgia has been mild and wet so far, and a lot of that has to do with a historically powerful El Niño.More >>

    It's hard to believe that Winter is less than a month away. Fall in South Georgia has been mild and wet so far, and a lot of that has to do with a historically powerful El Niño.

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  • Knowing the danger: Toxic plants in your backyard

    Knowing the danger: Toxic plants in your backyard

    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:27:44 GMT

    The sago palm plant is found in many South Georgia yards but few parents and pet owners realize how dangerous this plant can be if consumed.

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    The sago palm plant is found in many South Georgia yards but few parents and pet owners realize how dangerous this plant can be if consumed.

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  • Delayed Justice: Breaking down the Jeffrey Peacock case

    Delayed Justice: Breaking down the Jeffrey Peacock case

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-02-22 21:15:24 GMT
    Jeffrey Peacock (Colquitt Co. Sheriff's Office)Jeffrey Peacock (Colquitt Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Next month, a Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case of one of South Georgia's most brutal crimes. Jeffrey Peacock is accused of murdering five of his friends last May, and setting their house of fire to cover it up. 

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    Next month, a Colquitt County grand jury will hear the case of one of South Georgia's most brutal crimes. Jeffrey Peacock is accused of murdering five of his friends last May, and setting their house of fire to cover it up. 

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  • Special Report: What's in the vapor?

    Special Report: What's in the vapor?

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 7:56 PM EST2016-03-03 00:56:14 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 8:15 PM EST2016-03-03 01:15:29 GMT

    It's a common sight- people using electronic cigarettes. Many of them see vaping as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the long-term risks, and the industry is largely unregulated.

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    It's a common sight- people using electronic cigarettes. Many of them see vaping as a safer alternative to smoking, but little is known about the long-term risks, and the industry is largely unregulated.

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  • Special Report : When to Tase?

    Special Report : When to Tase?

    Monday, October 26 2015 8:34 AM EDT2015-10-26 12:34:17 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:16 PM EDT2015-10-29 23:16:03 GMT
    With law officers encountering potentially deadly situations, we look into how often Tasers are being used and how the technology is documenting the officers use of force  More >>
    With law officers encountering potentially deadly situations, we look into how often Tasers are being used and how the technology is documenting the officers use of force  More >>
  • Special Report: Think Fast! Attacker

    Special Report: Think Fast! Attacker

    Thursday, November 6 2014 2:12 PM EST2014-11-06 19:12:48 GMT
    Thursday, November 6 2014 3:41 PM EST2014-11-06 20:41:09 GMT
    A Pennsylvania woman is safe after a violent kidnapping that was caught on tape. It's something every woman fears, but if you were suddenly grabbed on the street by an attacker - would you know what to do?More >>
    A Pennsylvania woman is safe after a violent kidnapping that was caught on tape. It's something every woman fears, but if you were suddenly grabbed on the street by an attacker - would you know what to do?More >>
  • Special Report: A decade without justice for Ginny Crisler

    Special Report: A decade without justice for Ginny Crisler

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 2:22 PM EST2014-02-26 19:22:57 GMT
    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-26 23:05:09 GMT
    It's been nearly a decade since a mother of three was killed by a hit and run driver in the parking lot of a Northwest Albany shopping center. The driver has never been caught.   The family of Ginny CrislerMore >>
    It's been nearly a decade since a mother of three was killed by a hit and run driver in the parking lot of a Northwest Albany shopping center. The driver has never been caught.   The family of Ginny Crisler and the investigators who took over the case believe someone knows who that driver is, and it's past time to come forward.More >>
  • Special Report: Murder trails gone cold

    Special Report: When a case goes cold

    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:17 AM EST2014-02-06 14:17:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 6 2014 9:26 AM EST2014-02-06 14:26:07 GMT
    When a case grows cold it begs the question- will a killer ever be brought to justice? New technology is making that easier but it's often the determination of an investigator who refuses to give up onMore >>
    When a case grows cold it begs the question- will a killer ever be brought to justice? New technology is making that easier but it's often the determination of an investigator who refuses to give up on a case - no matter how difficult or how old.More >>
  • Special Report: When to Chase

    Special Report: When to Chase

    Thursday, February 7 2013 5:53 PM EST2013-02-07 22:53:39 GMT
    Tuesday, February 19 2013 3:15 PM EST2013-02-19 20:15:23 GMT
    Most high speed chases involving South Georgia law enforcers end with the suspects in handcuffs. But sometimes chases can go bad. And it's led many law enforcement agencies to review and even change theirMore >>
    Most high speed chases involving South Georgia law enforcers end with the suspects in handcuffs. But sometimes chases can go bad. And it's led many law enforcement agencies to review and even change their policies.More >>
  • Special Report: Too Many Bodies

    Special Report: Too Many Bodies

    Thursday, May 17 2012 4:30 PM EDT2012-05-17 20:30:19 GMT
    Thursday, May 17 2012 4:44 PM EDT2012-05-17 20:44:57 GMT
    Anytime someone in Georgia is murdered or dies under suspicious circumstances the body is taken for autopsy. Georgia has a strict standard in which medical examiners must be board certified to conductMore >>
    Georgia has a strict standard in which medical examiners must be board certified to conduct autopsies. But while more and more bodies come in, the number of forensic examiners is on the decline.More >>
  • Special Report: Identity Thieves

    Special Report: Identity Thieves

    Thursday, May 12 2011 3:53 PM EDT2011-05-12 19:53:25 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2011 6:20 PM EDT2011-05-12 22:20:23 GMT
    We swipe it. We type it. We write it. And we dial it. Our personal information from credit cards to Social Security numbers Despite safeguards, there are people out there who work to get this informationMore >>
    Despite safeguards, there are people out there who work to get this information and steal your identity. More alarming, metro Albany is one of the top areas in the country for identity theft.More >>
  • Special Report: Deadly Domestic Violence

    Special report: Deadly Domestic Violence

    Monday, July 12 2010 4:25 PM EDT2010-07-12 20:25:12 GMT
    Monday, July 12 2010 4:29 PM EDT2010-07-12 20:29:58 GMT
    By Cade Fowler - bio | email Shellman, GA (WALB) –  Nearly one in three women will become a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime. It happens every 15 seconds and affects communitiesMore >>
    Nearly one in three women will become a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime. It happens every 15 seconds and affects communities both rich and poor.More >>
  • Making the decision: To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

    Making the decision: To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:00:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Every year, the debate over vaccinating children stirs up conversation about whether or not they are necessary. Ashlyn Becton looks into why some choose not to vaccinate while others think children need the protection.

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    Every year, the debate over vaccinating children stirs up conversation about whether or not they are necessary. Ashlyn Becton looks into why some choose not to vaccinate while others think children need the protection.

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  • Stopping the violence: Area leaders are taking action to reduce homicides

    Stopping the violence: Area leaders are taking action to reduce homicides

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-15 20:56:59 GMT
    Since 2014, 40 people have been murdered in Albany. (Source: WALB)Since 2014, 40 people have been murdered in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    Area leaders are calling for action as the number of senseless killings in the city of Albany continue to rise.

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    Area leaders are calling for action as the number of senseless killings in the city of Albany continue to rise.

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  • Shop Smart: Feed your family nutritious meals on a budget

    Shop Smart: Feed your family nutritious meals on a budget

    Monday, November 21 2016 3:02 PM EST2016-11-21 20:02:55 GMT
    WALB took a trip through the store with a S.N.A.P. educator. (Source: WALB)WALB took a trip through the store with a S.N.A.P. educator. (Source: WALB)

    Staying on a budget for groceries can be tough for anyone, especially for those of us on a budget, or on the government’s supplemental nutrition program, also known as snap.

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    Staying on a budget for groceries can be tough for anyone, especially for those of us on a budget, or on the government’s supplemental nutrition program, also known as snap.

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  • Special Report: New classroom technology

    Special Report: New classroom technology

    Monday, February 15 2016 4:28 PM EST2016-02-15 21:28:36 GMT
    Monday, February 15 2016 6:27 PM EST2016-02-15 23:27:04 GMT

    The Dougherty County school system is in phase two of their one-one technology project.

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    The Dougherty County school system is in phase two of their one-one technology project.

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  • Special Report: Navigating Black Friday

    Special Report: Navigating Black Friday

    Monday, November 23 2015 3:52 PM EST2015-11-23 20:52:12 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 6:24 PM EST2015-11-23 23:24:37 GMT
    As Thanksgiving approaches, there another big event that’s on the minds on many folks this week: Black Friday Shopping.More >>

    As Thanksgiving approaches, there another big event that’s on the minds on many folks this week: Black Friday Shopping.

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  • Special Report: Prescription to addiction

    Special Report: Prescription to addiction

    Wednesday, May 6 2015 11:54 AM EDT2015-05-06 15:54:35 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 1:18 PM EDT2015-05-08 17:18:32 GMT
    It hasn't been around in large amounts since the 1970s, but drug agents recently made a drug bust that revealed a large amount of Heroin.More >>
    It hasn't been around in large amounts since the 1970s, but drug agents recently made a drug bust that revealed a large amount of Heroin.More >>
  • Special Report: Women Packing Heat

    Special Report: Women Packing Heat

    Monday, February 3 2014 3:04 PM EST2014-02-03 20:04:21 GMT
    Monday, February 3 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-03 23:05:03 GMT
    Ann Ethridge keeps her gun close by, so she spends time practicing her shot. "You know a lot of things have been happening, break-ins, shootings, violence," she said.In 1997, Ethridge surprised a burglarMore >>
    One gun seller says the number of women buying guns has gone up 60 to 70 percent. The gun industry now caters to females.More >>
  • Special Report: Growing up online

    Special Report: Growing up online

    Thursday, November 7 2013 3:38 PM EST2013-11-07 20:38:16 GMT
    Thursday, November 7 2013 5:46 PM EST2013-11-07 22:46:27 GMT
    The current generation of kids has never lived without the internet. While it offers education and entertainment, it can also create dangers. Kim Goodson English Teacher Lee Co. High School Kevin DowlingMore >>
    The current generation of kids has never lived without the internet. While it offers education and entertainment, it can also create dangers.More >>
  • Special Report: When every second counts

    Special Report: When every second counts

    Monday, November 7 2016 6:10 PM EST2016-11-07 23:10:27 GMT
    WALB's Caitlyn Chastain went behind the scenes to see how officers train for high stress situations. (Source: WALB)WALB's Caitlyn Chastain went behind the scenes to see how officers train for high stress situations. (Source: WALB)

    WALB looked into the use of force training officers in South Georgia go through before getting into a patrol car. 

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    WALB looked into the use of force training officers in South Georgia go through before getting into a patrol car. 

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  • Special Report: VSU researchers battle Zika mosquitoes

    Special Report: VSU researchers battle Zika mosquitoes

    Thursday, May 12 2016 3:25 PM EDT2016-05-12 19:25:43 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-05-12 22:00:14 GMT
    Mosquitoes are examined at VSU (WALB image)Mosquitoes are examined at VSU (WALB image)

    The summer brings around millions of mosquitoes in South Georgia, which can be extremely concerning this year with the rising threat of the Zika virus, said to cause devastating birth defects in children.  The Center for Disease Control has issued a travel alert for areas where the virus spreading. They're advising pregnant women not to go and others to take caution.

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    The summer brings around millions of mosquitoes in South Georgia, which can be extremely concerning this year with the rising threat of the Zika virus, said to cause devastating birth defects in children.  The Center for Disease Control has issued a travel alert for areas where the virus spreading. They're advising pregnant women not to go and others to take caution.

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  • Organization helps ex-offenders find jobs

    Organization helps ex-offenders find jobs

    Friday, February 19 2016 5:39 PM EST2016-02-19 22:39:43 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2016 6:16 PM EST2016-02-22 23:16:28 GMT

    A new organization, called The South Georgia Coalition for Employment, is working to help ex-offenders find jobs. The group is made up of 13 organizations, with representatives from the city of Valdosta, the Department of Labor, and Valdosta State University Business College.

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    A new organization, called The South Georgia Coalition for Employment, is working to help ex-offenders find jobs. The group is made up of 13 organizations, with representatives from the city of Valdosta, the Department of Labor, and Valdosta State University Business College.

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  • Dangerous Intersection: What's being done?

    Dangerous Intersection: What's being done?

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:56:51 GMT

    Thousands of drivers travel along Highway 300 every day because it's a major artery to I-75. But along Highway 300, there is one intersection that has drivers concerned and traffic officials scratching their heads. 

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    Thousands of drivers travel along Highway 300 every day because it's a major artery to I-75. But along Highway 300, there is one intersection that has drivers concerned and traffic officials scratching their heads. 

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  • BACKING THE BLUE: What does it take to change the public's opinion of police

    BACKING THE BLUE: What does it take to change the public's opinion of police

    Monday, February 13 2017 6:03 PM EST2017-02-13 23:03:01 GMT
    Back the Blue (Source: WALB)Back the Blue (Source: WALB)

    Stories of officer-involved shootings and tension between officers and civilians took center stage in 2016, leaving many to question law enforcement and their use of force.  

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    Stories of officer-involved shootings and tension between officers and civilians took center stage in 2016, leaving many to question law enforcement and their use of force.  

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  • Special Report: The Albany Civic Center

    Special Report: The Albany Civic Center

    Friday, July 1 2016 1:42 PM EDT2016-07-01 17:42:45 GMT

    When was the last time you went to the Albany Civic Center? For many, it's probably been a while.

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    When was the last time you went to the Albany Civic Center? For many, it's probably been a while.

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  • Special Report: Crime Stats, and what they mean

    Special Report: Crime Stats, and what they mean

    Friday, March 4 2016 10:36 AM EST2016-03-04 15:36:16 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 6:16 PM EST2016-03-04 23:16:35 GMT

    What’s the most dangerous city in south Georgia?  Which is the safest? We analyzed crime statistics from the past three years in our areas 12 biggest cities.  We uncovered some interesting information, including the fact that we may not be able to trust the numbers. 

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    What’s the most dangerous city in south Georgia?  Which is the safest? We analyzed crime statistics from the past three years in our areas 12 biggest cities.  We uncovered some interesting information, including the fact that we may not be able to trust the numbers. 

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  • Special Report: Destination Downtown

    Special Report: Destination Downtown

    Thursday, February 11 2016 5:00 PM EST2016-02-11 22:00:15 GMT

    Beer brewed right here in Albany could soon start flowing from taps all over the southeast.  The craft brewing industry is exploding around the country, and Albany may join the craze.  A microbrewery is one of two proposed projects Albany leaders hope will transform the heart of the city.  

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    Beer brewed right here in Albany could soon start flowing from taps all over the southeast.  The craft brewing industry is exploding around the country, and Albany may join the craze.  A microbrewery is one of two proposed projects Albany leaders hope will transform the heart of the city.  

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  • Special Report: Policing the Police

    Special Report: Policing the Police

    Thursday, November 12 2015 4:04 PM EST2015-11-12 21:04:32 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 6:05 PM EST2015-11-12 23:05:05 GMT
    When a police officer shoots someone, how is the investigation handled? Officer shootings around the country have led to unrest and unprecedented scrutiny of those cases.More >>
    When a police officer shoots someone, how is the investigation handled? Officer shootings around the country have led to unrest and unprecedented scrutiny of those cases.More >>
  • Special Report: What happened to Brandon?

    Special Report: What happened to Brandon?

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 5:54 PM EDT2015-04-29 21:54:53 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2015 6:46 PM EDT2015-04-29 22:46:07 GMT
    We uncovered troubling issues with the investigation into what happened to a 10-year-old boy who mysteriously died.More >>
    We uncovered troubling issues with the investigation into what happened to a 10-year-old boy who mysteriously died.More >>
  • Special Report: Delayed Justice

    Special Report: Delayed Justice

    Thursday, February 19 2015 2:03 PM EST2015-02-19 19:03:09 GMT
    Thursday, February 19 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-02-19 23:00:35 GMT
    Vernon KeenanVernon Keenan
    Evidence in thousands of criminal cases has been sitting for months in GBI crime labs waiting to be analyzed. What caused the backlog, and is it getting better?More >>
    Evidence in thousands of criminal cases has been sitting for months in GBI crime labs waiting to be analyzed. What caused the backlog, and is it getting better?More >>
  • WALB News 10 Investigates: Watching school bus drivers

    It's not always kids who are troublemakers on a school bus.    Sometimes drivers don't follow the rules.       New technology on all Dougherty County school buses is increasing safety, saving taxpayersMore >>
    It's not always kids who are troublemakers on a school bus. Sometimes drivers don't follow the rules.  New technology on all Dougherty County school buses is increasing safety, saving taxpayers' money.More >>
  • Special Report: Sochi Bound

    Special Report: Sochi Bound

    Olympic competition is underway in Sochi.      While you may be gearing up to cheer on Team USA from your living room, a Dougherty County couple will on our athletes in person.      They are SochiMore >>
    Olympic competition is underway in Sochi.  While you may be gearing up to cheer on Team USA from your living room, a Dougherty County couple will on our athletes in person.   
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  • Special Report: Rhythm of the Wood

    Special Report: Rhythm of the Wood

    A man with an amazing talent lives in the country next to his workshop, off a dirt road in Worth County.    Michael Outlaw reclaims centuries-old wood that he can transform into cabinets or furniture... ButMore >>
    A man with an amazing talent lives in the country next to his workshop, off a dirt road in Worth County.  Michael Outlaw reclaims centuries-old wood that he can transform into cabinets or furniture... But a lot of people can do that.  What makes this artisan unique is his ability to find the rhythm in the wood.More >>
  • Special Report: Emergency City

    Special Report: Emergency City

    Right next to Interstate 75 just north of Perry sits a city you probably don't know exists. It has no permanent residents, and it's in a constant state of emergency. But what goes on in the disaster cityMore >>
    Right next to Interstate 75 just north of Perry sits a city you probably don't know exists. It has no permanent residents, and it's in a constant state of emergency. But what goes on in the disaster city could one day save your life.More >>
  • Special Report: Saved by Social Media

    Saved by Social Media

    Social media sites have become vital parts of many of our lives, but the lives of some homeless pets depend on those sites. Shelters, rescue groups, and animal advocates use the internet every day to connectMore >>
    Social media sites have become vital parts of many of our lives, but the lives of some homeless pets depend on those sites. Shelters, rescue groups, and animal advocates use the internet every day to connect animals with loving owners, making sure countless animals are Saved by Social Media.More >>
  • Special Report: Helping the Red Cross Help You

    Special Report: Helping the Red Cross Help You

    Right now, American Red Cross volunteers are at work in Oklahoma staffing shelters and serving meals and helping tornado survivors put their lives back together. We all know the Red Cross is there duringMore >>
    We all know the Red Cross is there during big disasters like the tornado in Oklahoma. But the emergency to which they respond most is a house fire, and they desperately need volunteers to help.More >>
  • Special Report: Safe at School

    Special Report: Safe at School

    After the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Connecticut, The National Rifle Association said every school in the country should be protected by an armed guard.  In Dougherty County, not all schoolsMore >>
    In Dougherty County, not all schools have armed officers on campus at all times. But many do.      The school system is the only one in our area that has its own police force.  And it is a vital part of the system's effort to keep kids Safe at School.More >>
  • Special report: SWAT broadens protocol

    Special report: SWAT broadens protocol

    A deadly police shooting last year led to some major changes at a South Georgia police department. Moultrie Police are now leading a shift in how officers deal with mentally ill people. They began focusingMore >>
    A deadly police shooting last year led to some major changes at a South Georgia police departmentMore >>
  • Special Report: Rolling Warfront E-R

    Special Report: Rolling Warfront E-R

    Osama Bin Laden is dead, but the war in Afghanistan continues, and American troops are still risking their lives there. If they're wounded, they have a better chance of surviving, thanks to the Georgia's Marine Base.More >>
  • Special Report: Honor Flight

    Special Report: Honor Flight

    A non-profit group flies World War II veterans to the nation's capital free to visit The National World War II Memorial. Recently, A group of southwest Georgia veterans made that trip.More >>
  • Special Report: Jackpot or Bust

    Special Report: Jackpot or Bust

    Thursday, February 18 2016 10:15 AM EST2016-02-18 15:15:17 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 7:09 PM EST2016-02-19 00:09:50 GMT

    Georgia state lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that they say could produce almost half a billion dollars of revenue for higher education.

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    Georgia state lawmakers are proposing a constitutional amendment that they say could produce almost half a billion dollars of revenue for higher education.

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  • Special Report: Hog Wars

    Special Report: Hog Wars

    Monday, November 2 2015 5:16 PM EST2015-11-02 22:16:02 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-11-02 23:00:17 GMT
    Georgia farmers say they've never faced a bigger threat to their crops.Feral hogs are causing millions of dollars in damage, and the rapidly growing wild hog population on farms is turning farm fields into battle fields.More >>
    Georgia farmers say they've never faced a bigger threat to their crops.Feral hogs are causing millions of dollars in damage, and the rapidly growing wild hog population on farms is turning farm fields into battle fields.More >>
  • Special Report: Cop Cams

    Special Report: Cop Cams

    Wednesday, July 22 2015 1:37 PM EDT2015-07-22 17:37:38 GMT
    Wednesday, July 22 2015 5:00 PM EDT2015-07-22 21:00:21 GMT
    Some law enforcers say body cameras are changing the way they do their jobs. Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore said the cameras are a necessity, and not a luxury for his department. They're one of many getting on board with the newest technology.More >>
    Some law enforcers say body cameras are changing the way they do their jobs. Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore said the cameras are a necessity, and not a luxury for his department. They're one of many getting on board with the newest technology.More >>
  • Special Report: Inside high-speed chases

    Special Report: Inside high-speed chases

    Monday, May 11 2015 5:14 PM EDT2015-05-11 21:14:54 GMT
    Monday, May 11 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-05-11 22:01:08 GMT
    The men and women in blue are sometimes forced into high speed, dangerous chases - putting innocent lives in danger to get criminals off the streets.But what happens before and during the chase?More >>
    The men and women in blue are sometimes forced into high speed, dangerous chases - putting innocent lives in danger to get criminals off the streets.But what happens before and during the chase?More >>
  • Special Report: Think fast, aggressive drivers

    Special Report: Think fast, aggressive drivers

    Monday, February 23 2015 11:31 AM EST2015-02-23 16:31:16 GMT
    Monday, February 23 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-02-23 23:00:26 GMT
    Aggressive drivers are all over the road, putting you in danger. But what should you do when confronted by one?
    Busy roads are full of people running late for work, trying to make up for lost time. We re-created some situations that could come up on the road and got answers....
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    Aggressive drivers are all over the road, putting you in danger. But what should you do when confronted by one?
    Busy roads are full of people running late for work, trying to make up for lost time. We re-created some situations that could come up on the road and got answers....
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  • Special Report: Journey to the Super Bowl- Ricardo Lockette

    Special Report: Journey to the Super Bowl- Ricardo Lockette

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:24 PM EST2015-01-29 17:24:16 GMT
    Thursday, January 29 2015 6:00 PM EST2015-01-29 23:00:32 GMT
    An Albany native will play in his third straight Super Bowl Sunday when the Seahawks face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Ricardo Lockette is no stranger to the big game, and neither is his family.  More >>
    An Albany native will play in his third straight Super Bowl Sunday when the Seahawks face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Ricardo Lockette is no stranger to the big game, and neither is his family.  More >>
  • Special Report: Using social media, safely

    Special Report: Using social media, safely

    Thursday, May 5 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-05-05 19:26:07 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    Your name and birth date. Sometimes, that's all a crook needs to steal your identity.  And with the social media-filled culture we live in, that's readily available information on any of your social media accounts. But there are ways to avoid becoming victims of identity theft, burglary, and fraud online.  

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    Your name and birth date. Sometimes, that's all a crook needs to steal your identity.  And with the social media-filled culture we live in, that's readily available information on any of your social media accounts. But there are ways to avoid becoming victims of identity theft, burglary, and fraud online.  

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  • Special Report: Legal Distractions

    Special Report: Legal Distractions

    Thursday, February 25 2016 10:53 PM EST2016-02-26 03:53:48 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2016 10:56 PM EST2016-02-26 03:56:40 GMT

    Distracted driving has become a serious and deadly problem across America. According to Distraction.gov, the U.S. Government's official website for distracted driving, 3,154 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013.

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    Distracted driving has become a serious and deadly problem across America. According to Distraction.gov, the U.S. Government's official website for distracted driving, 3,154 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013.

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  • Special Report: The battle after the war

    Special Report: The battle after the war

    Monday, November 9 2015 5:38 PM EST2015-11-09 22:38:11 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 6:12 PM EST2015-11-09 23:12:14 GMT
    Veteran Gus Allbritton never realized the lasting effects of fighting in Vietnam.  Now, he is reaching out to current military coming home so that less people have to face PTSD alone.More >>
    Veteran Gus Allbritton never realized the lasting effects of fighting in Vietnam.  Now, he is reaching out to current military coming home so that less people have to face PTSD alone.More >>
  • Special Report: Demilitarizing our police

    Special Report: Demilitarizing our police

    Thursday, July 9 2015 5:01 PM EDT2015-07-09 21:01:34 GMT
    Thursday, July 9 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-07-09 22:00:17 GMT
    Law enforcement agencies share how their work has changed since the White House recently ordered major changes to the program that provides surplus military equipment to them.More >>
    Law enforcement agencies share how their work has changed since the White House recently ordered major changes to the program that provides surplus military equipment to them.More >>
  • Ruthie Garner, Cancer survivor

    Ruthie Garner, Cancer survivor

    Monday, April 27 2015 11:27 AM EDT2015-04-27 15:27:49 GMT
    Tuesday, June 16 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-06-16 20:58:06 GMT
    April marks one year since our own Ruthie Garner finished chemotherapy, after being diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of cancer. And for the first time, she's opening up to share her journey.More >>
    April marks one year since our own Ruthie Garner finished chemotherapy, after being diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of cancer. And for the first time, she's opening up to share her journey.More >>
  • Special Report: Protecting your home

    Special Report: Protecting your home

    Monday, May 4 2015 2:16 PM EDT2015-05-04 18:16:19 GMT
    Monday, May 4 2015 5:40 PM EDT2015-05-04 21:40:09 GMT
    Vacations are supposed to be stress-free, but when you hear that most home burglaries occur every 15 seconds, the security of your home and valuables weighs heavy on your mind. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the average financial loss from home burglaries in 2011 was over $2,000.More >>
    Vacations are supposed to be stress-free, but when you hear that most home burglaries occur every 15 seconds, the security of your home and valuables weighs heavy on your mind. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the average financial loss from home burglaries in 2011 was over $2,000.More >>
  • Special Report: Looking down the barrel of a gun

    Special Report: Looking down the barrel of a gun

    Working as a store clerk can be a very dangerous job. They never know who will walk into their store, or who will pull out a gun. Now some are taking measures to protect themselves.   Just two months ago,More >>
    Working as a store clerk can be a very dangerous job. They never know who will walk into their store, or who will pull out a gun. Now some are taking measures to protect themselves.More >>
  • Special Report: Tracking Predators

    Special Report: Tracking Predators

    There is an App you can download to protect your kids from sex predators. And with the number of sex offenders rising, South Georgia parents are grateful for this technology. Wesley Purvis keeps a protectiveMore >>
    There is an App you can download to protect your kids from sex predators. And with the number of sex offenders rising, South Georgia parents are grateful for this technology.More >>
  • Special Report: Say Yes to the Cure

    Special Report: Say Yes to the Cure

    Reality star and bridal gown expert Lori Allen is used to being in the spotlight for TLC's Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. But recently she was in the spotlight for her experience fighting breast cancer.More >>
     Reality star and bridal gown expert Lori Allen is used to being in the spotlight for TLC's Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta. But recently she was in the spotlight for her experience fighting breast cancer.More >>
  • Special Report: When Your Love One is murdered

    Special Report: When Your Love One is murdered

    On March 14th 2010, a beloved son, boyfriend and father of five was taken away at the hands of a cold blooded killer. 29-year old Willie Bender Jr. was shot several times in the back outside a home inMore >>
    On March 14th 2010, a beloved son, boyfriend and father of five was taken away at the hands of a cold blooded killer. 29-year old Willie Bender Jr. was shot several times in the back outside a home in Moultrie.More >>
  • The Honey Boo Boo effect

    The Honey Boo Boo effect

    Love her or not, Georgia's Honey Boo Boo child is a pop culture sensation, complete with her own phone ringtones and even Halloween costumes. Her reality TV show is shot in a small town near Macon.More >>
    Love her or not, Georgia's Honey Boo Boo child is a pop culture sensation, complete with her own phone ringtones and even Halloween costumes. Her reality TV show is shot in a small town near Macon. And the few hundred folks who live there will tell you that life's now different because of the Honey Boo Boo effect.More >>
  • Special Report: Heroes Come Home

    Special Report: Heroes Come Home

    The war in Afghanistan is winding down... but tens of thousands of US troops are still deployed there in dangerous places. We don't always think about their families and the challenges they face whileMore >>
     The war in Afghanistan is winding down... but tens of thousands of US troops are still deployed there in dangerous places. We don't always think about their families and the challenges they face while loved ones are deployed.More >>
  • Special Report: Wi-Fi can affect sterility

    Special Report: Wi-Fi can affect sterility

    Men Beware. What you're doing on your laptop could be causing infertility. New research shows radiation from WI-FI connected laptops could be hurting your chance to conceive. Laptop computers have becomeMore >>
    Men Beware. What you're doing on your laptop could be causing infertility. New research shows radiation from WI-FI connected laptops could be hurting your chance to conceive.More >>
  • Special Report: Who owns your digital property?

    Special Report: Who owns your digital property?

    As the online world grows, so does the number of our accounts and passwords. But what happens to your digital footprint after you die? And could these accounts become targets for identity thieves?More >>
    As the online world grows, so does the number of our accounts and passwords. But what happens to your digital footprint after you die? And could these accounts become targets for identity thieves?More >>
  • Special report: Saving our Heroes

    Special report: Saving our Heroes

    American military suicide rates have skyrocketed this year. Some call it an epidemic; others says it's a cry for help. But there's one south Georgia ranch that's helping soldiers overcome Post TraumaticMore >>
    American military suicide rates have skyrocketed this year. Some call it an epidemic; others says it's a cry for help. A south Georgia ranch is helping soldiers overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, through horse therapy.More >>
  • 50th Anniversary of the Albany Movement

    50th Anniversary of the Albany Movement

    See WALB's coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement. We take you back to the infancy of the civil rights movement, and let you see how history was shaped right here in Albany and Southwest Georgia, with some of the people who made it happen.More >>
  • Special Report: Deadhead Logging

    Special Report: Deadhead Logging

    During the 19th and early 20th century, the Flint River was used as a main source of exports of virgin pine and cypress logs. Some of those logs being dropped along the way. Now these logs that once at the bottom of the river are at the top of the list of very valuable wood because of its rarity and beautiful colors.More >>
  • Special Report: South Georgia's Drought

    Special Report: South Georgia's Drought

    Ground water levels are at historic lows. Scientists say conditions in 2011 were comparable with the drought in Texas, but receive little attention. In the last two years we're short nearly 30 inches of rainfall, forcing south Georgia into an exceptional drought.More >>
  • Special Report: What is Love?

    Special Report: What is Love?

    It is a question that people spend many years of their life trying to answer. It is said that you know it when you see it. But, we want to try to explain it. 'Love' is one word and four letters that are used to describe life's most important relationships.More >>
  • Special Report: When Your Dog Attacks

    Special Report: When Your Dog Attacks

    Even though dogs are considered man's best friend, any dog has the potential to bite. That's why several communities recently passed dangerous dog ordinances. Jennifer Emert investigates what happens when your dog attacks.More >>
  • Special Report: Facebook your business

    Special Report: Facebook your business

    While millions do still use these sites just to share pics from their trip to Jamaica, millions others are utilizing them for free advertising. Some young entrepreneurs use technology and social media to help their business.More >>
  • Special Report: Extreme couponing

    Special Report: Extreme couponing

    For some people there was a time when clipping coupons was regarded to as something that only older people did. but now in uncertain economic time more people are using coupons, and it have even led to a hit TV show on TLC.More >>
  • Special Reports: Facebook Privacy

    Special Reports: Facebook Privacy

    Is your profile secure enough for anyone to see? Even if it's private, employers could see everything in you let them.More >>
  • Special Report: 'Animal Crazy'

    Special Report: 'Animal Crazy'

    Many of us are animal lovers and enjoy showering our pets with attention. But there are some folks who pamper their pets beyond limit.More >>
  • Special Report: Wi-fi Dangers

    Special Report: Wi-fi Dangers

    If you skipped the security steps on your wireless network, or didn't change the password, it could be like leaving the door to your home wide open, and criminals out their just waiting to take advantage.More >>
  • Special Report: Guns, guns, guns

    Special Report: Guns, guns, guns

    Guns are a valuable tool on the street for getting them what they want, but can also get you killed. That's why more and more, citizens are arming themselves for protection.More >>
  • Special Report: Teens under the knife

    Special Report: Teens under the knife

    13.1 Million people went under the knife for cosmetic procedures in 2010. That's up 5% from the previous year, and more than 200,000 of those operations were performed on teenagers.More >>
  • Special Report: The Cat Lady

    Special Report: The Cat Lady

    It's hard not to love kittens. They're cute and little, furry and sweet. But what about 20 of them? Even 100? It sounds unmanageable and downright crazy to own that many cats but believe it or not some people do.More >>
  • Along came a Spider...

    Along came a Spider...

    Spiders can leave nasty bites. Scientists confirm they've spotted one of the most dangerous spiders in America right here in Georgia-- The Brown Recluse.More >>
  • Special Report: Pill Poppers, the prescription epidemic

    Special Report: Pill Poppers, the prescription epidemic

    Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest growing drug problem. Chances are you know someone who is addicted to prescription drugs. Many people go to great lengths to make sure they have those pills, even if it involves going doctor to doctor to get enough pills to support the habit.More >>
  • Special Reports: Ticks

    Special Reports: Ticks

    Ticks have been known to carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but now allergists are looking to see if they're causing another nasty and potentially deadly reaction.More >>
  • Special Report: Predicting the End of Time

    Special Report: Predicting the End of Time

     It's one of life's greatest mysteries …. When will the world as we know it come to an end? And when it's near, will there be catastrophic  signs?More >>
  • Special Reports: Porn Stick

    Special Reports: Porn Stick

    How much do you know about what's on your home computer? Can you see everything your teenager might have access to? Do you know everyone she may be chatting with?More >>
  • Special Report: Bridal Boot Camp

    Special Report: Bridal Boot Camp

    Wedding season is in full swing. As families swoop in from all across the country to take part in festivities and brides stress out planning that perfect day, it can feel like a battle.More >>
  • Special Report: Unbreakable

    Special Report: Unbreakable

    They look like your everyday window covering, but these "screens of steel" says they can stop a whole lot more than mosquitoes from entering your home.More >>
  • Special Report: Love at first Scent

    Special Report: Love at first Scent

    Why do we feel an immediate spark with some and not with others? Psychologists say our natural scent or pheromones ARE factors in the mysterious equation.More >>
  • Special Report: Fix it or Junk it?

    Special Report: Fix it or Junk it?

    WALB News Ten's Jennifer Emert talked with repair shops and customer about when you should fix it or junk it.More >>
  • Special Report: Guns in Churches

    Special Report: Guns in Churches

    Could Georgians soon be able to carry concealed guns on college campuses, schools, sports events, even churches? The Georgia legislature could soon change concealed firearm laws.More >>
  • Texting: Slang all parents should know

    Texting: Slang all parents should know

    Your kids may understand a language you know nothing about, and that could lead to trouble.More >>
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