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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 27, 2004
Thomas County - The only time most of us will ever see an M-16, is in a war movie, but these deputies are getting up close and personal with the rifles, and for good reasons too.
"We had an incident earlier this year where the deputies responded to a call of a kidnapping, once they got there the suspect fired up on the deputies with an AK-47, and they only had mm... correction, they only had forty caliber," says Lt. Tim Watkins.
But these aren't guns you just pick up and shoot. You have to learn how to break it down, clean and put it back together. Then, comes the fun part. But they can be deadly if an officer doesn't know how to properly defend himself.
"It's not a good feeling to go up on a scene with a pistol and the person you need to get has a high powered rifle. Your out of a gun," says Capt. John Richards.
But hopefully, with these weapons, the officers will not only feel confident, they will be ready. "It gives the officer a sense of security," Richards says.
GEMA provided the department with the rifles. They will have to train every three months to keep their qualifications up to be able to bring the rifles along on the road.