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WALB News Archives, April 2009

Wednesday 4/1/2009

April Fools prank not funny to first responders

ASA grounds jets, Albany flights affected

ASA grounds planes for re-inspections

ASU student makes good on pledge to raise funds for cancer

Bainbridge native ready for back-up role with Braves

Confiscated dogs come to Albany

Day of Hope held in Albany

Government program will let floodplain revert to nature

HCA loses court fight, Phoebe wants $

How to cut down on mosquitos

Labradoodles for the Obamas in Albany?

Lady Cavs suffer first region loss

Lakeland murder arrest made

Lawsuit against prosecutors can move forward

Lee Sheriff hopes to utilize stimulus money

Lightning starts fires in Lowndes County

Little River dam weakened by rainfall

Many rural counties see double-digit unemployment rates

Miller and Baker still deal with flooding headaches

Palmyra Hospital lawsuit against Phoebe dismissed

Rains may drown new crops

Red Cross resources stretched during regional flooding

Rising water covers Cook County dam

Road Closings

Sand bag session continues

Sandbagging program continues in Albany

Some roads already closed in Albany

Terrell County misses jail deadline, gets visit from Justice Department

Thursday & Friday School Closings

Tift EMA focuses on potentially heavy winds

Wildcats Spotwood looking forward to return to Sooner state




 Thursday 4/02/2009

Albany emergency shelter has few in need

Albany officials worried about flooding in low-lying areas

Braving standing water to rescue family

Few people at Albany emergency shelter

Flood Shelters

Home Buyer Tax Credit FAQ's

It's no April Fools joke...

Kennedy looking to continue his hot play

Lowndes County announces bridge/road closures

Man barely escapes tree falling on car

Missing Albany woman found

Pollen levels are blossoming

Questions and Answers for "Real World" Situations

Rising water covers Cook County dam

River and Creek Water Levels in the Flint River Basin

Sandbag locations

Saturated grounds topple several trees

Storm drain system in Arlington is overwhelmed

Tift County roads were underwater Thursday

Valdosta State's hitting machine

VSU football faces challenging schedule in 2009

Weather Briefing set for 3:00

Woman, dogs rescued from homes in South Albany

Worth County continues to deal with wet weather




 Friday 4/3/2009

Boil Water Order issued for private wells in Baker, Early and Mitchell counties

City wants less water use in NW Albany

Dews celebrates 50 years of spring training

Dougherty County closes emergency shelter

Dougherty County's east side was full of flooding and rescues

Flooding continues on the Kinchafoonee

Lake Blackshear is peaking

Lee County students learn about careers

Leesburg street is closed

Miller county family dealing with flooding headache

Murder suspect caught in Grady County

Standing water has hidden dangers

Wanted man surrenders to Ocilla police

Water encroaches Creekside RV park


Sturday 4/4/2009
Flint River crests in Albany

Flooding continues in the Radial Subdivision

High water in Lake Worth worries homeowners

Horrendous discovery in a Dawson backyard

Lee residents watch creek levels

Subdivision floods in Valdosta

Woman killed in Crisp County accident



 Sunday 4/5/2009

5-year-old Drowns

Flint River cresting in Newton

High water levels force Decatur residents out

Rock's Run

South Georgia falls in Oklahoma City

State of Emergency

Sunday storms cause minor flooding

Suspect in Cuthbert police shootings in custody

There is seemingly no end in sight

Two police officers shot, suspect on the loose

World Vision is prepared for the worst





 Monday 4/6/2009

Another Georgia Assembly session ends

Baconton, Mitchell Co. tries to dry out from flood water

Commissioner says consolidation vote wouldn't be fair

Federal suit against former D.A. is tossed

Flint and Big Slough floods Decatur County

GA Army National Guard to deploy, south Georgia preparing warm sendoff

Lots of rain in little time = Big problems

Lowndes declares local emergency

Minister enters not guilty plea

Mitchell Co. buys Code Red alert system

Newton deals with more flooding after Saturday showers

Now is the time to buy!

Questions and Answers for "Real World" Situations

Relay 4 Life days in Dougherty County

Stone doesn't like consolidation vote procedure

Thieves target Thomas county churches

Tree smashes Lee Co. RV

Two South Georgians die by drowning

University System of Georgia schools make huge impact

Wildcats ready to rebound



Tuesday 4/7/2009

35 Thomas county teachers terminated

5-year-old Drowns

City budget to pay for gang task force

Colorado hurricane team now predicts average season

Colquitt County begins the drying out process

Congressman tours flood-affected areas

Crash sends man to hospital

East Albany business hurt by crime again

EMA Director: 40 Decatur Co. homes flooded

Flooded properties need to be cleaned quickly

Help for Sylvester and Worth County flooding victims

Lowndes County homes remain flooded

Mobile pantry moves into Leesburg

More About Paradise Pool & Patio

Pipe rupture causes boat rescues

Problematic pellets in one Albany neighborhood

Red Cross opens Albany shelter

Red Cross wants to talk to Mitchell County flood victims

Stimulus money targeted to bring on 30 new officers

Sylvester police raid a marijuana grow operation

Tift flood zones get federal inspection

Tift man shot during a stand-off





 Wednesday 4/8/2009

Albany Tech begins the reloading phase

Calhoun County linebacker headed north

Congressman tours Dougherty County flood area

DCSS recognizes its Partners in Excellence

Decatur Co. man shot and killed

FEMA assessments continue in Coffee

Flint River named second most endangered

Flooded properties need to be cleaned quickly

Health officials urge flood victims to get Tetanus Shots

MCLB conducts child abuse prevention summit

Oxendine tours Decatur County

Peach hands Westover another home region loss

Road closures keep Echols schools closed

Robberies suspects arrested after WALB appearance

Sylvester man faces marijuana charges

Tift EMA wants to hear from flood victims

U-SAVE-IT drops charge in order to help customers

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Worth road damage will top $1M


Thursday 4/9/2009

Cavaliers face third ranked Young Harris this weekend

Close to 300 new jobs in Thomasville

Congressman tours flood-affected areas

Georgia jobless claims increase in March

Help for Sylvester and Worth County flooding victims

Kennedy looking to continue his hot play

Newton deals with more flooding after Saturday showers

Palmyra Medical Center appeals lawsuit dismissal

Pipe rupture causes boat rescues

Sylvester man faces marijuana charges

The Baker County's Fire Chief's car is missing

Tift flood zones get federal inspection

Tift man shot during a stand-off

Two students indicted for trying to burn school

Valdosta State's hitting machine

VSU football faces challenging schedule in 2009

Yellow is not the color for the Wildcats



 Friday 4/10/2009

93-year-old woman breaks down on moving day

Albany Good Friday services bring hope

Another Peanut warehouse catches fire

City budget to pay for gang task force

Colquitt County begins the drying out process

Dews celebrates 50 years of spring training

East Albany business hurt by crime again

FEMA assessments continue in Coffee

Flint and Big Slough floods Decatur County

GA Army National Guard to deploy, south Georgia preparing warm sendoff

Phoebe criticizes Palmyra Medical for filing legal appeal

Southwest Georgia soldiers spend last weekend at home

SW Georgia flood waters bring mosquitoes



 Saturday 4/11/2009

Couples share one last dance before months of separation

Decatur Co. man shot and killed

EMA Director: 40 Decatur Co. homes flooded

Fire destroys peanut warehouse in Whigham

Healthy Kidz fight obesity

Lee County sweeps Panthers and VSU baseball and softball post sweeps

Oxendine tours Decatur County

Possible tornado tears through Parrott

Red Cross keeps military families together

Road closures keep Echols schools closed

Smoke taken down at Whigam peanut warehouse

South Georgia falls in Oklahoma City

Stimulus money hits the streets

Straight line winds cause damage in Crisp

Sumter residents are thankful to be alive



 Sunday 4/12/2009

Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

Clean-up continues in Cobb

Defense beats champions

Easter bunny visits Phoebe Putney

Freshman phenom

McQuaig leads at Albany Junior Open

Omega mother wants to put a STOP to her tragedy

Parrott cleans up from dangerous weekend storm

Putney needs pumping-out



 Tuesday 4/14/2009

$1.3 million road damage in Mitchell County

13 Colquitt County roads remain closed, crews face setback

Albany ponders GPS system for vehicles

Ben Hill County storms pack a punch

Blazers outslug Rams

City budgets being slashed

Colquitt crop damage is significant

Fee could help fund storm water system improvements

Fitzgerald storm cleanup underway

Heavy rainfall damages city sewer pipe

Jeffords Park clean-up begins in downtown Sylvester

Mobile pantry helps flood victims

Moultrie man charged with molestation

Panthers, Valiants win GISA region tennis titles

Peanut fire in Whigham: Total loss of $3 million

School cancellations and other closings

Settlement reached in South Georgia firefighter lawsuit

Tift toddler drowns in pool

Turner dirt roads take a beating from heavy rain

Wildcats DB earns AF2 honor

Woman dies in wet road wreck




 Thursday 4/16/2009

Atlanta Region head takes issue with Ga. DOT

Chemical fire leaves worker badly burned

Cobb residents tearing down damaged properties

Crisp County star headed to Gulf Coast Community College

Defense: Charged soldier fired in self-defense

DOL: Jobless rate may signal "end of beginning" for recession

Dozens of gun thefts likely connected

Eleven cats and a dog poisoned

Equinox chemicals worker in critical condition

Ex-pizza driver gets 8 years for DUI fatality

Flood mold forces Albany man to go camping

Get ready to dish out more money

Jail inmate tries to hang himself

Lowndes County assesses storm damage

Lowndes standout inks with Rollins College

Marines celebrate different cultures

Milestone for Albany Tech

Mitchell County still has road issues

Native American Festival begins Friday

Police standoff ends peacefully

"Stimulus 101" a success

Sanford Bishop reacts to local tea parties

Soldier's murder charge dismissed

Standoff subject won't face charges

Sumter Co. won't get help with storm cleanup

Sumter County Public Works calls on help to clear trees

The fireworks show will go on

The last minute rush to pay uncle Sam

VSU performs Vagina Monologues

Wildcats offer a 'Weekend Package'

Wreck sends four to hospital



Friday 4/17/2009
ABAC inks Olivia Moffett

Albany couple wins $104,000 in 'Strike It Rich 2009'

Albany leaders Stash the Trash

Albany's ailing infrastructure is crumbling

Become part of the Dougherty Co. School System!

Bishop hosts 'stimulus 101' sessions for 2nd District

Body Found in Lowndes County

Bright future at Darton

Burglary arrests may solve gun crimes

Burned chemical worker remains in Augusta

Chehaw Festival is underway

Company offers storm victims free assistance

Evan Boyd inks with Mercer

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - March 26 - April 8, 2009

Georgia's unemployment stayed steady in March

Get your mammogram on Saturdays

Have a night in Vegas without leaving town

Investigation into Dougherty Jail inmate attempted suicide

Johnny Isakson speaks on legislation

Junk cars hauled, free

Magistrate Court clears Coroner

One of Georgia's oldest heart transplant recipients has died

Rams ink Tobias Walker

Relaywood raises cancer research funds

Reward offered in Albany pet deaths

Terrance Noel headed to Daytona State

The Anchorage can't take more clients

Two Valdosta Wildcats sign to play college basketball




 Saturday 4/18/2009

$25,000 apiece available for non-profit groups

Blast from the past for Darton soccer

Car lot thief caught in the act

Damage still evident in Fitzgerald as the clean-up continues

High-speed plans bittersweet for Ga.

Large freshman class creates housing problem at ASU

Long-time Albany education leader is saying goodbye

Pelham Home Invasion

Police cruiser slams into car; two injured

Republican gubernatorial candidates visit Albany

Thousands walk to fund cancer research




 Sunday 4/19/2009

Car lot thief caught in the act

Damage still evident in Fitzgerald as the clean-up continues

High-speed plans bittersweet for Ga.

Long-time Albany education leader is saying goodbye

Pelham Home Invasion




 Monday 4/20/2009

Adel hospital renovates delivery rooms

Albany is more than just a dot on the map

Car lot thief caught in the act

Census workers visit Albany neighborhoods

Columbine, ten years later

Echols residents killed in a Florida Accident

High-speed plans bittersweet for Ga.

Home invasion in Moultrie ends with one man cut

Law Day celebrated at Albany State University

Multiple meth arrests made in Tift County

Multiple suspects involved in Pelham home invasion

Pet food donations help people, too

Pictures set story straight in Ben Hill County

Presidential disaster declaration may be coming

Robert Ellis signs with CVCC

Sewage and storm waters mix in Indian Creek subdivision

Six inducted into Albany Hall of Fame

Task Force makes a dent in gang activity

Tornado clean up and headaches continue in Thomas County

Turner copper thieves steal from churches

Wildcats riding high




 Tuesday 4/21/2009

23rd Annual Albany Sports Hall of Fame

A Tift County man gets shot in the face

Absences cost Fullerton her WG&L seat

ADDU nabs four drug dealers

Airport faces tough decisions

Burned worker still being treated

Car thefts on the rise

Census Bureau in need of Albany managers

Do you recognize this child molester?

Dougherty County man charged with stalking family members

Dust off your antiques and make some cash!

Easter Seals Laundry Service

Explosion blamed on insect spray

Food distributed in Tifton

Former Dawson Mayor dies

Fullerton removed from WG&L

Gani Lawal enters NBA draft

GBI firearms examiner quits, tests cited

GPS locates stolen trailer

Graduating education students learn there are few teaching jobs

Hodges running for Attorney General

Mitchell Co. makes progress on damaged roads

Phoebe pavers offer a lasting memory

Sheriff sets story straight on storm damage

Students learn the importance of saving

Students learn the importance of saving

Two men arrested in burglary spree

Valdosta Tech serves up new culinary facility

Vehicle overturns in east Dougherty





 Wednesday 4/22/2009

Albany Tech reloading

Albany WG&L employee cited in truck crash

APD hopes hit and run is solved

APD welcomes T3's

Darton guard is All-American

Decatur Co. murder weapon found

Downtown oaks struggle for life

Family escapes blazing home

First responders work serious wreck

Golf tournament benefits Valdosta businesses

Help comes to the hungry

Holocaust remembered across America

Knights run away with region track titles

MCLB Albany celebrates earth day

Molester suspect arrested

Morehouse repeats as SIAC golf champs

Nearly $2 million is available in Albany to weatherize homes

Outdoor learning center dedicated

Plane makes emergency landing

Powerful medications missing from nursing home

School building shot by rifle

South Georgia Wildcats add Ivory McCann

Stores raided for illegal gambling machines

Students shadow Valdosta's city leaders

Tifton PD officer dies in wreck

Trojans jump on Vikings early

Valdosta State University takes school on the road




 Thursday 4/23/2009

#1 Darton golfers looking to play better heading into region

Apply for Wild Adventures Jobs

Can you prevent gangs in your neighborhood?

Elderly Advocates meet in Albany

Environmental Control workers tackle mosquitoes

Expensive glasses taken from vision center

Federal assistance now available

Georgia Southern expands Raptor Center

Home Depot Distribution Center opens in Lake Park

Hundreds attend ATC Career Fair

Inmates grow their veggies in Thomasville

It's all about the roses this weekend

Lady Patriots cruise into second round

Lady Rams stay alive in SIAC softball tourney

Metro Albany's unemployment rate drops to 8.2% in March

Mitchell County pro tourney ready to start

More money for new Math/Science Teachers

Mother, son indicted on murder, robbery charges

PCA plant conditions 'disturbing'

Phoebe employees give back

Prosecutors seek to seize stores after gambling arrest

Rams athletes honored

Rattlers edge Rams in extra innings

Special report: What's in your Flood water?

Teen indicted for pointing gun at cop

Valdosta food bank conducts Duck Derby




 Friday 4/24/2009

A Colquitt County crime victim had words of caution for others

A Lee County bus driver is disciplined after a student is left on the bus

Albany 40 under 40 honored

APD Gang Unit is heading into the classroom

ASU earns its highest audit rating

ATC turning out more grads

Crop-duster pilot killed in Dooly County crash

Darton takes another early lead at region

Dollar General thief caught on tape

DWS football stars will remain teammates in college

Fatal bypass shooting investigation moves forward

Federal Disaster aid is welcome

Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections - April 16 - April 22, 2009

Georgia Desert Conference hosted by Al Rakim

Hanged inmate dies

Help is coming for Lowndes County

Hundreds graduate from Albany Technical College

Indictments returned against 10 gang members

Lady Rams fight their way to the semifinals

Lee golfers signs with GSW

Moultrie continues to grow

One dead, three injured in Irwin/Coffee wreck

Pelham home invasion arrests made

Post Office dedicated to Dr. Carl Gordon

Rebuilding Together is helping to rebuild homes and lives

Red Cross gets a boost

South Georgia woman is the latest victim of a Facebook scam

Titan duo heading crosstown to continue college basketball careers

Trojans clinch sub-region title

Valdosta officers honored for bravery

Woman offers reward to catch assailant


 Sunday 4/25/2009

Albany volunteers rehab 13 homes

Bikers are proving they're about more than riding

More gang graffiti found in Albany

Neighbor helps get family burning home

Recovery continues for driver who struck Tifton officer

South Georgia cruises against Peoria

South Georgia families walk for healthy babies

Tifton teen charged with killing her brother


 Monday 4/26/2009

Gangs continue to leave their mark in Albany

Pelham police look for armed robber

Tift families begin process to get FEMA aid

U.S. declares public health Emergency

UGA Shooter still at Large

Vandals target Albany car owners

Woman hospitalized after Albany accident




 Monday 4/27/2009

8 in a row for Darton Golf

Albany attorney celebrates copyright case victory

Assistant Fire Chief dismissed

Body found in Seminole County woods

Burglary suspect captured

Celebrities turn out for VSU golf outing

Colquitt Co. has a rash of home invasions

Darton celebrates Law Day

Darton edges Gulf Coast

DCP receives prestigious award

Decatur Co. eligible for FEMA assistance

Duncan Forrester Dunn

FEMA will help 17 counties

Fitzgerald man drowns in Ocmulgee River

Foster parenting is more popular

Home invasions, murder in Colquitt County

Man tied up and beaten, woman robbed in home invasions

Man dies crossing busy highway

Multi-vehicle accident blocks traffic

New partner, another GISA state title

No confirmed cases of swine influenza in So. Ga.

Parents of autistic children attend training workshop

Party at the park showcased children's value

Recovery centers open to flood victims

Safety for motorcyclists on GA roads

Special report: Avoiding IRS Scams

SUV rolls over on busy highway

Swine Flu: GEMA's Ready Georgia Says Get Prepared

Three home invasions in Albany and Dougherty County

Turner shot houses raided

Valdosta State beats West Florida




 Tuesday 4/28/2009

Albany and WG&L investing millions in MEAG money

Albany man involved in dangerous chase

Americus police need your help to catch an armed robber

Berry begins second ADDU tour

Car dealers fuming over code enforcement crackdown

Census officials want to get the word out

Church to help 15 displaced by fire

Copper thieves knock out phones

Crop Dusting offers career opportunities

D. A.'s Office recognizes crime victims

Dougherty couple tied up in home invasion robbery

Effective Local Advertising Seminars

Fire destroys home, displaces family

Food giveaway draws 1,000 people

Former TCC star teaches recruiting

Georgia prepares for Swine Flu vaccinations

Golf tournament helps young Valdosta boy

Hundreds line up for food giveaway

Lady Cavs clinch top seed

Lowndes County sees 80 arrests in one night

New CodeRED in Grady County

New traffic light turned on along Nottingham Way

Pelham jailers fired

Perdue signs flu vaccine bill

Thomas baseball grabs top seed for AII tourney

Wildcats QB earns AF2 weekly honors

Worth county storm victims need to call FEMA



Wednesday 4/29/2009

Albany doctor teaches Swine Flu 101

Albany FEMA center poised to open

Albany Firefighters called to house fire

Albany State baseball looking to get back on top in SIAC

Arrest made in Tift County shooting

Berrien County students clean up graffiti

Commissioners approve flood mitigation, tracking system

Condemned land value will be set by court

Daniel's journey is his dream

DCSS looks into early retirement incentive

Deerfield-Windsor's Conway ready to sprint at GISA track meet

Dougherty Grand Jury wants seizures used for education

Emergency Operation Center set up at public health

Federal disaster unemployment assistance available in 17 counties

FEMA center opens in Bainbridge

Georgia students will have annual fitness tests

How can I apply for FEMA assistance?

Innovative author visits Lowndes County

Johnson sets the standards high for Georgia Tech

Lady Knights fall in tennis semifinals

Lee Co. girl is White House pen pal

Neighbors get street smart

Patriots, Blue Devils sprint to region track titles

Pork industry hurt by Swine Flu

Prayers for Ward

Search continues for Pelham gunman

Sirens will go off in Turner County Thursday

SOWEGA Council on Aging sponsors Golden Olympics

Teen indicted after deadly wreck

VSU's Littlefield is GSC East freshman of the year

Wanted Albany gangster captured

Wary woman won't fall for scam letter

Westover tennis advances to quarterfinals

Wildcats ready for south division showdown at Tennessee Valley




Thursday 4/30/2009
2010 Census; It's in your hands

Albany community leader dies

Albany organizations mindful of Georgia H1-N1 case

Conway makes it four straight in 1600

County police say robberies are linked

Decatur sheriff wants Meth lab stabbing suspect

Deerfield-Windsor boys looking to end track title drought

Did it rain frogs???

Fire can be a good thing...

Lady Titans sign first players

Leesburg Police officer arrested, fired

Man found shot to death in Seminole County

Mayor issues lie detector challenge

Miller county students learn a powerful lesson just in time for prom

Murdered man's family wants answers

Officials: 1st confirmed swine flu case in Ga.

Rams avoid upset in the SIAC baseball tournament

Scammers steal in sick boy's name

Sherwood Christian's Knapp resigns

South Georgia farmers now can get ECP grant

State seeks citizen comments at childcare hearing

Vigil for victims of violent crime

VSU's Costello doubles up in GSC honors

WALB news returns to the radio


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