Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
March 4, 2003
Albany - One Albany man came back from a fishing trip with a tale that you might not believe even if you saw it with your own eyes. Just over a week ago, Bill Thompson was fishing in a bass tournament on Lake Seminole when he and his fishing partner were caught in a fast moving storm.
"It was raining so hard that we couldn't see the shore," said Thompson. He was standing in his boat with his fishing rod in hand when it happened. "All of a sudden I felt a huge shock and I fell to the bottom of the boat. I'm not sure where the lightning came from, but it went through my fishing rod and sent a shock through my body."
Luckily Thompson wasn't hurt and came home from the fishing trip with only a shocking story to tell.
Ranger Scott Carroll with Department of Natural Resources says boaters must pay close attention to the weather when out on the lake. "If a fisherman is standing on his boat in the middle of a lake with a fishing rod in his hand, he's like a huge lightning rod," said Carroll.
Carroll says boaters should seek shelter if the weather starts turning severe and be prepared. "Fisherman should always carry appropriate weather gear and life jackets just in case. And, make sure your boat is working properly so you're not caught in a storm with a boat that can't get you back to the shore," said Carroll.
Remember that storms are unpredictable and can move in quickly, so real in your lines and call it a day when ominous clouds start rolling in. Ranger Carroll says if you cannot find shelter from a storm while on the water lie in the bottom of your boat until the weather passes.