Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Albany- When the waves of the Indian Ocean wiped out much of South Asia, they took more than 150,000 lives with them.
"It's something that you can't really explain," said Michael Fowler of Albany.
Fowler is a member of a disaster team that recently used his skills as a forensic pathology assistant and mortician to work in Thailand. He has done disaster work for years. He's seen death in the aftermath of floods, tornadoes and even after September 11th.
"So many people were charred, there were so many people that were burnt that you would probably never find," he said. "I thought 9-11 was the worst I've ever seen. I think this is worse."
For the past three weeks, Fowler worked around the destruction and chaos to identify bodies and return them to their families.
"We did whatever it took to get the job done."
Returning loved ones may be the only way for families to find closure after a disaster.
"That's why we take our time in making sure that we work through our process of doing our identification in the right manner that we don't make mistakes."
But working around death and devastation takes a certain kind of gift.
"But I feel when I'm doing this it's a ministry that I am helping this family get their loved one back and go ahead and go forth with their life," he said.
Helping families move forward. A journey that begins with help from Michael Fowler.