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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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
July 2, 2004
Valdosta - Taylor Lamb is running the courtroom today. She's only 10 years old, but already a pro at the legal system. "Its awesome because I feel like I had the power," said Lamb.
The setup looks real, but Taylor and eight other Valdosta students are actually part of a mock trial. It's a showcase of what they've learned this week at Valdosta State University's "You be the Judge" camp. "We learned all about the criminal justice system and how prisoners go through court and what the judges do," said Holli Parker. "This gave them the chance to understand, in a simplistic style, what goes on in the courtroom," said Instructor Betsy Rollins.
The judge, lawyers, and even the jurors are all under 12 years old. The plaintiff and defendant are their teachers. "I was charged with theft by taking a bicycle," said Rollins.
It may sound petty, but its a crime in the eyes of the law, and something these kids can really relate to. "Its really fun because you get to talk a lot and argue," said Parker.
Today's trial is shaping their career choices. "It was fun being the prosecutor attorney so I might want to be that when I grow up," said Parker.
And in the future, these kids could be the ones we depend on for a fair justice system.