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 >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - A stand off in Lee County ended peacefully Sunday afternoon, but it was a tense situation that lasted nearly two hours. Deputies were called to a home where a 44-year-old man with a gun had already written his last Will and Testament. He told his wife and pastor he was going to kill himself.
The pastor says he tried to convince Karl Barry there were other ways of dealing with financial troubles. Lee County Sheriff's Deputies and a special units team blocked off Graves Springs Road in front of Barry's home.
"I tried to convince him this wasn't the route to take," said Pastor Dan Harris. "I said, what's going to be gained by taking your life? He feels like it's his problem but it creates a bigger problem for everybody else like his daughter and his wife."
"He talked to the preacher, gave him his last Will and Testament and asked him to leave because he was wanting to end his life," said Lee County Chief Deputy Lewis Harris.
Around 3:20 p.m., Barry agreed to put his 22 caliber gun down on the ground near his carport. Deputies say Barry had lost his job a year ago. He began working on commission for an insurance company and hadn't received a check recently. In this rough economy, Chief Harris and Pastor Harris don't want anyone to consider suicide.
"The days we're living in are difficult," said Pastor Harris. "If you don't have the Lord, you don't really have anything. You need to find a good church and have to be strong in your faith."
He's says that's the answer to avoid situations that could quickly turn the wrong direction.
Barry is currently in the Lee County jail. He's charged with two counts of aggravated assault for pointing his gun at his wife and his pastor.
The coroner says last year four suicides occurred in Lee County. So far this year the county has seen one. That was in July.