Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
July 28, 2004
What was supposed to be a practice jump turned into a life saving rescue for some Moody pararescuemen.
The group was called about 400 miles northeast of Puerto Rico, high above the Atlantic Ocean. Their mission was to help a fisherman who was accidentally stabbed with a sharp object on his boat. "It penetrated his whole chest cavity and collapsed all the lobes of his right lung," said Tech. Sgt. Louis Distelzweig.
Once the boat was spotted, out went 1000 pounds of life saving gear, followed by four pj's. "Once we hit the water the package deployed, we inflated the boat, and proceeded to the fishing boat," said Staff Sergeant Todd Popovic.
It took less than 20 minutes to reach the patient. "He was hurting pretty bad but we stabilized him at that point and readied him for transport," said Popovic.
The patient was taken to a hospital and is doing fine. "It was an excellent opportunity to practice our skills, especially without bullets flying at you and put teamwork together to see how it all comes together," said Popovic. Teamwork that's saving lives not only in the war on terror, but also here on the home front.