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WALB News 10 Archives June, 2010


 Tuesday 6/1/2010
12-year-old shot to death in Brunswick, Ga.

Albany City Commissioner suggests charter changes

Albany leaders take action on Heritage House issue

Albany woman reports her "weed" stolen

Albany's one city pool is open for business

Calhoun wins AA state baseball title

Campaign dollars are scarce right now

City to open employee health clinic

Feds give go-ahead for new lake

Ga. governor to sign water conservation measures

GBI Crime Lab Identifies Body found in Lakeland

GISA All-State baseball teams announced

Is the end in sight?

Joy riders steal car for second time and wreck it

Lady Blazers get big welcome home

Man arrested for firing shots on 3rd Avenue

Man shot four times at a Lake Park business

More crashes than predicted during holiday travel period

Name revealed of murder victim found in Lakeland home

National youth sports program took in over 300 students

New water restriction look to clear confusion

NHTSA warns 2010 Ford Fusion and Milan owners

Poythress sounds off education

Purloined Lexus located

Russian TV crew visits Ben Hill County jail

So. Georgia home builders see market growth

State re-applies for education grants

Strive 2 Thrive gets boost from the city

Suspect surrenders after workplace shooting

Tville police say teen crime increases during summer

Tville WWII Veteran shares war experience

WWII Vets reflect on Memorial Day





Wednesday  6/2/2010
ADICA approves ASU's $45 million bond request

ASU plans gun safety workshops

Award winner Luke Bryan comes home to Georgia

Camp Good Grief gives kids outlet

County employees say cuts will hurt

Dougherty Finance Committee votes for furloughs

Florida ad campaign to target Albany residents

Florida murder suspect remain in Lee Co. Jail

GBI announces arrest in Lakeland homicide

Good time to buy a weather radio

Judge orders Georgia sheriff to jail

Lawnmower thefts on rise in Dougherty County

Philly Connection

Rabies awareness: What you should know

SCLC looks to judge to end months of bickering

Skate park close to new ownership

Smash and grab thief burglarizes Pit Stop store

So. GA sting collars Atlanta man

Terrell Commission decries courthouse security

Workshops for laid-off educators kick off Friday



Thursday 6/3/2010

AFD battles house fire

Baby deer should be left in the wild

Can faith heal?

Children survive house fire

CMN holds annual radiothon

D. A. announces prosecutor promotions

Former teacher faces more trouble

Four teens arrested for Taco Bell snatching

MCLB equipment is vital in war zones

Pickup truck drivers better buckle up

Powerball jackpot was $260 million

Ribbon cut on new health information lab

SWAT shooting investigation continues

Teachers become the students, get free lessons

Tennessee teens involved in fatal wreck

Viewpoint: County Commission needs one more vote

Warnings for Georgians heading to Florida beaches

White House: Obama to return to Gulf Coast Friday



Friday 6/4/2010

A portion of Robert B. Lee to close

Albany Police warn of lawn mower thefts

Cook's Kaleb Cowart wins Gatorade National Player of Year

East Albany family victims of home invasion robbery

Father and teen daughter involved in prescription drug bust

Ferrell calls Keown liberal

Flint Riverquarium trees make a come back

Flowers Foods' shareholder Humane Society requests cage free eggs

Fresh Produce selling well

Georgia's unemployed teachers get help

Plea offers coming in Albany gang murder trial

Students celebrate getting their GED's

Students investigate crash scenes

Students+ loans= debt

Summer food program provides nutrition and fun

Tift County woman shot and left in pool of blood

TPD hope to raise reward money in murder case

Traffic stops turns into drug bust in Tville

Turner County Re-opens EMS Station

Unsupervised teens being a nuisance

Vigil honors young mother killed

Wet & Wild & Out of this world



Saturday 6/5/2010
"A Celebration of Life"

APD's workshop on building stronger families

Bringing awareness to nature trails across America

One round remains at Albany Amateur

Reeling in the big one

School Report Card

Sunday 6/6/2010
Fowler, Davis, Cooper and Dorner win Albany Amateur Championships

Gas prices beginning to dip

Murder suspect still at large

Panthers beat Lions again

South Georgia's newest Centenarian

Valdosta shooting suspect arrested

Woman dies in Decatur Co. wreck



Monday 6/7/2010
Angels take Cook's Cowart

Back-to-back armed robberies at Albany Flash Foods stores

Broxton man's murder conviction upheld

Cameras will help cut Cordele crime

Charles Kinney ends service in Ashburn

County budget gets a little breathing room

County employees may get a break

Early voting underway in Dougherty County

Fall Getaway with Robert Hydrick

Firefighters set house ablaze for training

Florida Beaches prepare for oil problems

Hispanic man in hospital after home invasion shooting

Huge tree limb falls on Albany home

Man drives vehicle into utility pole in Albany

Man shot after armed robbery attempt

Off-duty Decatur Co. Sheriff's investigator makes meth bust

Officers receive certification in Child Passenger Safety

Political races could bring voters to polls early

Sheriff John Bowens spared a trip to jail

Sherwood production will affect Albany streets

South Georgia's newest Centenarian

TCCHS students learn how to cultivate crops

The cost for some vital records could be going up

Thomas Co. voters come out early

Three violent armed robberies in Albany overnight

Tift woman accidentally shoots sister


Tuesday 6/8/2010
19 Kids and Counting stars come for Sherwood movie filming

Alert issued for missing Thomasville girl

ASU professor elected to National Council

BP boycott could hurt more than just company

Federal fugitive arrested in Sumter Co.

Food scores hit the net quicker than ever

Georgia Tech's Nichols drafted by Angels

It pays to know the rules for Seabrooks

Kaleb Cowart feels blessed

Lee Co. woman in Florida, charged with murder

MCA hosts Technology Showcase

Mexican fugitive arrested in Americus

Moody AFB deals with budget effects

Moultrie murder trial set to begin

Murfree is in driver's seat

New campaign seeks to fight crime and stop violence

Pigskin Preview has coaches thinking football

Poverty still major problem in Albany

School admin. suspends officer, after board fails to act

Sewage settlement may not end litigation

Sherwood movie shoot continues

Valdosta works to clean up brownfields

Where do you want to see your money spent?

Woman swept over Ala. canyon falls

World class drum & bugle corps visits Tville




Wednesday 6/9/2010
Albany Overnight Shooting

APD investigating shooting

Atlanta singer sentenced in manslaughter case

Budget includes funds for new GSW building

Car break-ins are up

Chemical reaction causes fire in Douglas garbage truck

COPY-Fall Getaway with Robert Hydrick

County Commission looks for revenue alternatives

Crisis point man tells BP to say more about claims

Dump truck overturns in Lowndes County

Former SCA pitcher Townsend drafted by Pirates

Fowler wins second tourney this week

Ga. man convicted of killing 2 to be executed

Georgia man has an idea for BP

Grady deputies make Meth bust

Hazardous fire burns in Douglas

Hospital helps kids' health

Lee County puts new fire truck in service

Lee County S&P rating could save a million dollars

Longtime Albany business leaves town

Marshall commits to UGA football and basketball

New law clarifies gun rules

New technology helps soldiers in the field

On the set of 'Courageous'

Passenger out of hospital after dump truck flips

Roadcheck 2010 underway

SASCO gets tax break to create jobs

Shooting in west Albany sends two men to the hospital

SilverSneakers is the right fit for Senior Citizens.

South Georgia climate good for olives

Summer reading booming in Thomasville

Surveillance video of convenience store armed robberies released

Testimony continues in SCLC case

The heat is on

Thomasville schools awarded $2 million in construction bonds

Tift's Okongwu headed to East Georgia

Time Travelers Club lets Thomasville kids experience the past

Valdosta inmate escapes

Woman's death ruled suspicious




Thursday 6/10/2010
Albany firefighters burn house for training

An Albany company is expanding

APD arrests robbery suspect

Berrien County authorities search for escaped inmate

Census: Multiracial US becoming even more diverse


Copper theft investigation turns up marijuana

Drivers issued tickets after wreck

EDC works to fill empty industrial space

Fast work by APD catches armed robbery suspect

FBI wants help catching bank robbers

Firefighters warn about extension cord sparked fires

First two students graduate from air traffic control school

Franklin County, Florida Webcams

Good news for downtown development

GSW Nurses will get new facilities


Hodges returns to South Georgia

Lee County approves Utilities Authority bond

Liggin plays well in all-star golf

Lots of rain means more mosquitoes

Lowndes deputies make marijuana arrests

New 'gun' law includes knives

Ocilla boy recovering quickly from grease fire burns


Police search for stolen truck

Posey keeping up with FSU baseball in the big leagues

Restaurant Inspection Scores, County-by-County

Sen. Chambliss: Pollution rules will hurt south Georgians

South GA wildlife specialists fed up with BP

South Health District discusses emergency preparedness

Sumter County Schools save jobs

Tax changes signed by governor

Thomas Co. lawmen make marijuana arrest

Thomasville public housing residents worried about drug activity

Wounded co-ed released from hospital





Friday 6/11/2010
AC thefts keep Douglas police busy

Albany auto repair shops targets of thieves

Albany State and Savannah State renew gridiron rivalry

Albany Tech cuts the ribbon on a new entrance

APD: Theft at Prestige Jewelers

Attempted Robbery Overnight

Berrien Co. escapee back in jail

Civic Center, Downtown Manager pick in the works

Darton soccer coach ready for World Cup 2010

Dougherty County jail population on the rise

Douglas store ripped off in seconds

Escapee recaptured in Berrien County

Fitzgerald woman charged after disabled husband dies

Food for Thought

Former Thomasville man charged with theft of trade secrets

Four Airmen assigned to 23RD WG Die in crash

Friday on the Flint kicks off

Ga. raises fees for birth, death certificates

Georgia High Schools awarded Work Ready grants

Illegal drugs found in APD flower bed

 It's official; Riverfront skate park is open

Kids gather for Summer camp at Byne Baptist Church

Lance Corporal returns to Albany from Afghanistan

Lowndes County prepares for hurricane season

Lowndes County Schools canning plant opens

Mortgage help-seekers line up overnight in Atlanta

Panthers can clinch top seed in Lafayette

Police search for possible jewelry thief

Political group rallies in Moultrie

Ray Charles' son visits Albany for the first time

Robins Air Force Base unit to be split up

Suspected drug smuggler charged

Troopers investigate crashes on Highway 32

 U.S. weighs lifting ban on gay men as blood donors

 Zac Brown Band scores fans with sizzling live show



Saturday 6/12/2010
Gubernatorial candidates speak SW GA Politics Forum

Man dies after crashing into semi truck

Moss Farms hosts region diving

Panthers rally falls short at Lafayette

Rides to raise funds

Three-year old drowns in swimming pool

Woman sells belongings to go help in the Gulf

Work is steady for AC Technicians

Yard sale to help military families


Sunday 6/13/2010
2010 College Football Schedules

AC's hot items at hardware stores

Burglars target church for third time

Cairo's Edwards inducted in Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Produce salesmen fight the heat

Stifling temperatures can cause medical problems

Teenager arrested for injuring man with gun




Monday 6/14/2010
Murfree speaks after his first meeting, School board approves issues

$1,000 offered in Douglas murder case

7-year-old boy drowns in pool

Albany Police Department gains 17 new officers

Battle over delivering babies in Albany continues

Lee County approves Utilities Authority bond

Curry has to play diplomat in first season

Delta flight makes emergency landing in KY.


Dougherty Co. neighbors want to clean up their streets

East Albany woman injured in home invasion robbery attempt

Economic development key issue for ASU

Eleven illegal immigrants arrested in Lanier Co.

Fire destroys Thomasville police officer's house


Five Albany fires caused by air conditioner overloads

Flint Riverquarium funding to be reconsidered

GBI works 19 unsolved homicide cases in Coffee Co.

Georgia DOT gears up for construction


Homes get facelift in Valdosta this week

Hot weather to continue across Georgia

Man threatens to drive into Social Security office

MCLB Marines return after nearly six months in Kuwait

Peach State League still not sure when they will play in Albany

Police investigate Moultrie shooting

Stash the Trash had a record number of volunteers

TPD kicks off "Safe Thomasville" kids program

Valdosta Councilman steps down


Tuesday 6/15/2010
Albany woman found dead in swimming pool

Albany woman's body found in pool

Albany YMCA Employee Celebrates 40 Years


APD Captain suspended for five days

APD gets results with burglar plan

Body discovered in pool

City projects need more $


Civil Rights Institute collects King Day check


Colquitt County jury finds man not guilty of murder

DCSS still has to make budget cuts

Electronic ticketing may come to Albany

Flint River Soccer Club ready to kick

Florida State baseball ready for Rosenblatt's last hurrah

Kenneth Stephens recaptured

Man found dead in Moultrie

Mellon madness hits Moultrie

Moultrie woman shot in head behind restaurant

N. J. man drowns in Decatur Co.'s Spring Creek

Nichols signs with Angels

One person killed in Tifton car/train collision

Puppy makes comeback despite embedded collar

Robber killed by restaurateur

Rough weather rumbles through Albany neighborhoods

See tiger cubs at Wild Adventures

State finishes Dougherty Schools CRCT investigation

Storms blow off roof of south Albany church

Swimming pools pose dangers for unsupervised kids

Turner Schools gets makeover


Tville armed robbery suspect caught

Valdosta issues statement on wastewater leak

You can help Gulf birds




Wednesday 6/16/2010

$10,000 reward offered in burglary case

75-year-old grandmother gets GED

Albany man desperate to find stolen semi truck

Albany Tech holds summer camp for G.I.R.L.S.

Baker wants Bingo in GA lottery

City HR Director files EEOC charge

Clean up underway after storm damage

Former DCP officer found dead

GSW baseball star signs pro contract

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers

Man's body found Wednesday

Perception is, downtown Albany unsafe

Police say woman stole from Alzheimer's patient

President Carter helps rededicate Americus landmark

Publix to hire 100 employees


Roof blown off Albany church

School Board gets little feedback

Sherwood Christian hires boys basketball coach

Sherwood movie filming progresses despite heat

State wants more CRCT answers

Viewpoint: Bagby State Park a huge asset

WALB viewer sends video of oil on Ft. Walton Beach, FL



Thursday 6/17/2010

311 gets an increase in calls

Albany man says his oil skimmer will help Gulf crisis

Candidate wants to bring railroad travel to GA

Disability fair scheduled for this weekend

Free clinic for Decatur County farm workers

GBI looking into possible heat-related death

Gubernatorial candidate visits Albany

Hottest jobs around

ID theft and financial crimes escalate

Many traveling to Florida despite oil threat

Person questioned in Moultrie fatal shooting

Police search for more suspects in Sylvester armed robbery

Power usage peaking early

Read the Stay-Cation Prize Promotion Rules

Sherwood movie goes for law enforcement realism

Southern Corn Rust is spotted in Georgia

Special day for dad at Flint Riverquarium

Win a Stay-Cation from WALBHomes.com!



Friday 6/18/2010

Albany woman goes on trial for murder Monday

Animals at Chehaw cool off with "Bloodsicles"

Congressional candidate holds tea party

Don't wait until it's too late

Downtown manager candidates cut to 8

Dr. can now be seen after hours

Extreme heat could be cause of migrant worker's death

Forgery victim family wants caregiver arrested

Four arrested in Moultrie homicide

Hit and run suspect charged

Irrigation systems help crops grow

Models prepare for fundraiser

Moody Air Force Base children launch sailboats

Most gov't payments must soon be direct deposited

Nationally-known Christian band came to Albany

Post Office warns, don't be scammed

Rashad Greene Commits to FSU

Some seniors are getting $250 checks

Summer heat means paying extra attention to dogs

Survey finds many Georgia teens not concerned by meth use

Thomas Co. drug agents busy making busts

Tville seniors get fit with Silver Sneakers

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics tourney

Woman beaten and left on rural road



Tuesday 6/22/2010

3rd Annual Jeff Harris Memorial Blood Drive held in Tville

7 pit bulls rescued from near death in Bainbridge

Albany has $105 million dollar budget

Albany murder trial continues

Albany Police release identity of body found in Regency

Boy, 14, recovering from Father's Day shooting

Cigarette cartons get a makeover

Darton's Eames ready to step down as baseball coach next year

Dougherty County gets first case of West Nile Virus

Dougherty county Library offers interactive story telling


Dougherty judge rules against Palmyra Hospital

Douglas Co. woman dead after deer hits windshield

EDC budget shrinks


Elderly group wants SPLOST money


Judge rules in favor of Phoebe's appeal


Jury convicts Willis is killing of teen couple

Lee County Commissioners pass budget

Leonard Pope presents 5th annual kids day

Man robs Cairo Walmart with BB gun

National Guard trains for a non-human enemy

Quitman Police search for shooter and carjackers

Rail car fire sends smoke over East Albany


Road blocks net task force 93 citations

SOS files suit to approve Georgia's voter registration

South Georgia mayor resigns

Southwest Health District's sees first West Nile Virus case of 2010

Strang job in Lott's hands now


Tanning beds linked to skin cancer increase

Tar balls wash up between Destin and PCB

Two Blazers make GSC Top 10

Valdosta Police get two upgraded cars

Viewpoint: Convenience stores should be upgraded

Will the Quails play in Albany?




Thursday 6/24/2010

37 warrants executed in Sumter County, GA

Albany race car driver goes record at Atlanta Motor Speedway

APD makes stabbing arrest

Arrest made in Decatur Co. animal cruelty case

Back flow devices needed to keep water safe

Carnegie Medal awarded to Sylvester life-saver

Columbus murder suspect turns himself in

Coolidge man arrested in Quitman shooting, carjacking

Coolidge man charged in Quitman shooting, carjacking

Court of Appeals candidate comes to Albany

Covington man charged with animal sex

Deputies bust drug operation

Dougherty County Census a success!

Elberton, Ga. reaches deal for plastics plant

Former Randollph-Clay star will be eyeing NBA draft

Freddy Grimsley meets with voters

Ft. Walton Beach, Destin littered with tar balls

GA man arrested with 98 fake credit cards

Ga. city councilman charged with tampering

Georgia pastor to lead Southern Baptist Convention

How a hobby turns into a career

Independence Day travel projected to increase over 2009

Joe Johnson III sentenced to federal prison

Judge considers psychiatric exam for fake soldier

Lanier Co. authorities search for drug dealer

Lee Co. cracks down on signs in right of way

Lee, County's Boatner is preseason All-American

Lowndes Co. cuts jobs

Man arrested for illegal possession of main meth ingredient

Man arrested in Ga. in , , , k, killing of South Bend teen

MCLB meets vendors face-to-face

Neighborhoods beat crime

No new iPhones in Albany

Officer serving subpoena makes drug bust

Oil hits Pensacola, PC preps to protect St. Andrew Bay

 Panhandle business owners take a tar hit

 Politician wants to bring more jobs to Georgia

Short & Paulk expands to Albany

State to fund $11.5 million for sewer projects

Stolen truck went to chop-shop

Thomasville's Downtown Market is booming



Friday 6/25/2010
6 of 7 rescued pit bulls euthanized in Bainbridge

8th grader heads to Gulf on a mission

A-1 Reddock Painting & Construction Co.

ADICA discusses budget & ASU projects

Albany ARC holds summer transition program

Albany man completes amazing boat journey

Chehaw trains future explorers


Consumers will have more overdraft options

Coolidge man turns 100 years old

'Courageous' nearly ready for editing


CT scans being overused

Domestic abuse cases on the rise


Early voting loses momentum

Economy is down, giving is up in Baker County

Family wants justice for son killed in Afghanistan

Food for Thought - Restaurant inspections – June 9 – 23, 2010


Free HIV tests offered Saturday

Jobs bonanza comes to Columbus

Judge warns kids to stay out of trouble

Lowndes baseball brawl underway

Meerkat Maze Opens to the Public


Moultrie P. D. seized 47 gaming machines

One meth arrest made, another forthcoming

Only three of 13 agree to pay cuts so far


Panthers still have something to play for in Columbus

Peach State Summer Theatre active after two decades

Pensacola takes a big oil hit

Seniors bust a move at the prom

Summer enrollment up at VSU

Summer farmer's market will run six days

Teen is incompetent to stand trial

Terrell County Archery is among Georgia's best

The evidence is stacked against burglary suspect

Thomas Co. man indicted for murder in death of nephew

Townsend signs with Pirates

Two men shot in Valdosta

Valdosta City Council defeats travel ordinance

VSU's Koenigsfeld wins GSC Commissioner's Trophy

Zoo Atlanta gorilla center reopens after repairs








Saturday 6/26/2010
2010 Upward Bound South Georgia Olympics

ACRI's free gift to the community

Burglars hit business twice in one week

Family looks for answers in death investigation

Learning how to shoot correctly

Leonard Pope raising awareness for childhood obesity

Lions beat Panthers

Movie in the Park

Weekend armed robbery & shooting


Sunday 6/27/2010
Bandits target home for TV

Lightning cause shed fire

Man robbed at gunpoint

Man takes pregnant girlfriend & mother on high-speed chase

Neighborhood watch parties combat crime

Two face drug charges after traffic stop

Valdosta teenager suffers gunshot wound



Monday 6/28/2010
6 teams considering leaving the GSC

Albany holds hurricane preparedness exercise

Albany plans Fourth events all weekend long

Arrests made in sexual exploitation case

Attend the WALB Job Link Health fair!


Attorney speaks to youth at ASU meeting


County passes budget, RiverQ gets some $

Fire destroys Thomasville public housing apartment

Fireworks can be deadly if not used correctly


Former weightlifting champion releases new book

Fresh produce available for women and kids

Ga. stays out of eastern wind power group


Girls Inc. receives new books and games

Housing complex on fire in Thomasville


Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

National gas prices rise nearly 5 cents in 2 weeks


Ocilla man found dead


Quails debut delayed in Albany

Randolph Co. Schools in trouble with the IRS

Repeat drug offender back behind bars

Rotted trees snap easier

Senator Robert Byrd dies at 92


Skinner tied for lead at PGA Professional Championship

Storm damage leaves behind big mess

Thomas Co. Humane Society lowers adoption fees

Two SW Georgia Red Cross chapters consolidate

Valdosta Open Final Results

Valdosta Police investigate home invasion

Valdosta Police investigating shooting

VPD: Macon man set apartment fire

WALB's Roberts takes home an Emmy

Which state produces the best peanuts?




Tuesday 6/29/2010

5-year-old helps save family from burning home

Albany BP owners lose thousands in sales from boycotts


Albany city water is safe

Albany police investigate shooting

Colquitt county house fire injures three people


Downtown electricity disrupted

Drivers hit the roads for the Fourth

Electrical outage leaves downtown dark


Family says Albany fight about gangs

Ga. county commission chairman charged with DUI

Ga. Democrats: Ruling GOP has hurt job creation

Gun owners unrelieved Supreme Court ruling

Kids and hot cars don't mix

Man beaten outside Albany motel with sticks

Many discourage gunfire as means to celebrate Fourth

Marshals arrest several during evictions, traffic stops

Ocilla man found dead, homicide investigation underway

People clean up after Monday afternoon's storms

Police identify woman in suspicious VA. car crash

Sarah Palin to visit Georgia

Smash-and-grabber wanted by VPD

Stop the Violence campaign continues

Teens steered away from gang choices

Thomasville changes its political sign ordinance

Twilight 's Eclipse expected to jam-pack area theaters

Valdosta bank held up Tuesday morning

Valdosta bank robbed

Valdosta church sells fireworks

Viewpoint: Judges need to step up to cuts

Willson Hospice is Audubon Certified

Wreck ties up traffic


Youth Becoming Healthy fights child obesity in Georgia




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