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 >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
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 >>
October 26, 2004
Albany - It's hard not to be afraid after watching the video of the robbery in Americus and hearing about the Albany rape. There are ways for women, and men, to protect themselves from an attacker.
First degree black belt Shaun Glover is trained to fight, but most of us aren't. Glover teaches self defense and says everyone can learn ways to protect themselves if attacked.
"You can strike to the groin, you can gouge out the eyes, and you can hit the nose." Sensitive body parts are an attackers weakness.
Glover says if you are grabbed from behind, "the best thing to do is to pull your throat into their elbow where they can't lock down on your throat and restrict your breathing. The muscle right below where your ribs come together is called you soloplex. If can take your elbow and hit that area hard enough, it will knock their breathe out. Or you can pick your foot up and stop down on their knee. Those are very effective self defense moves."
Even if you don't break the attackers knee, it may throw them off balance so you can run. If you're knocked to the ground and land on your back. "You got the elbow to the groin area, you can kick him in the head with your leg, and you can gouge out his eyes."
If the attacker comes at you from the front while you're on your back, "Pull up your legs, put them on his stomach, grab hold of him, and flip him over. Then, run."
Remember your keys, shopping bags, purse, pencil can be used as a weapon. Aim for the eyes, noses, groin and be strong!
"If your life depends on it, you have to do what it takes," said Glover.
There is a free self defense seminar Wednesday afternoon at Darton College from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Dougherty County Sheriff deputies will show you ways to protect yourself from an attacker.