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 >>
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL (WALB) – The Gulf Crisis continues Thursday morning. Oil is now in the Pensacola Pass and on it's shores in the largest amounts yet. And east of that, Florida beaches are scattered with more tar balls.
To prepare for the inevitable, Panama city is now building a massive blockade with steel pilings and heavy duty booms to keep out the oil they know will show up soon.
In Panama city we still aren't hearing any reports of oil. There are a few tar balls here and there but nothing like they are seeing in Florida counties to the west. But an aerial view of the gulf shows the slick is coming. That's why people in Panama city are taking quick actions to protect their bay before it's too late.
From the sky you can see long orange strings of oil fill the Gulf. Some of that oil is already on Pensacola's shore. That's why officials to the east in Panama City are on defense.
"We're preparing for the long haul," said Bay County Emergency Services Chief Mark Bowen.
The Bay county commission approved a plan Tuesday evening to build a massive booming system for the St. Andrew Pass.
"It is steel pilings that will be driven in and stand about 10 feet above the high tide and in between people will see very large booms," said Bowen.
The St. Andrew Pass is the only access to the gulf from the bay. When it's all complete it will serve as a huge gate to block out the oil.
They aren't wasting any time on the construction. It's expected to be up and operating in just 23 days.
But while people wait for sheets of oil to arrive, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are staying busy with oil spottings. They check it out, document the tar balls' location then call in BP crews to clean them up.
"We have boats out trying to find it before it gets on the beaches. doing everything we can to keep the impact as low as possible," said Officer Larry Morris with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
In Pensacola there are already reports of beached dolphins because of the spill, a sight Floridians have been dreading since day 1.
"The wildlife, the tourism, the beaches, is it going to destroy them?" asked Morris.
Sadly, It's a question that may take years to answer. But from a birds eye view, the future isn't looking bright.
A tropical wave has formed south of Haiti. Emergency officials say it could push the oil closer to shore and send it even farther down the Gulf coast.
Thousands of BP contractors are now working 12-hour overnight shifts along the coast to keep up with the clean up that needs more attention as each day passes.