Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Diprivan is powerful sedative and is also known by its generic name Propofol; highly unusual to find outside the ER.
In the Michael Jackson's case investigators say they found the drug in his home.
Palmyra's Emergency room doctor David Kocherla couldn't speak directly about the Michael Jackson case but tells WALB Diprivan is a powerful drug.
"It knocks the patient out within one to two minutes it does not allow them to be unconscious," said Dr. Kocherla.
There are many questions, and drugs are at the center of the probe into the Jackson's death.
It was reported Diprivan, an intravenous anesthetic drug widely used in operating rooms to induce unconsciousness was found in his home.
"The patient doesn't feel anything it's a powerful sedative within seconds the patient becomes unconscious," said Dr. Korcerla.
The drug is meant to be used in hospital settings where patients can be closely monitored for any side effects.
"Those adjustments we monitor it closely to make sure as time progresses the drug is not acclimating in the body," said Dr. Korcerla.
This makes doctors skeptical about using the drug for more than 48 hours.
"We're kind of skeptical about using this because it slowly accumulates in the fat stores of the body and that will be soon toxic," said Dr. Korcerla.
As the investigation continues into Michael Jackson's alleged self medicating habits Dr. Kochelra and others medical professionals find it hard to believe why such a strong drug would be used outside of a hospital.
"Using Propofol for insomnia is sort of like using an elephant gun to hunt a squirrel. There are many great drugs for insomnia, which are safe and effective and you can get from your doctor or from a local pharmacy. This is a drug that is very powerful and should not be used for insomnia under any circumstances," said Dr. Howard Nearman, MD, Anesthesiologist, UH Case Medical Center.