Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
June 9, 2005
Tift County- With severe injuries to his arms legs and head, 7-year-old Ramiro Valdez amazingly survived a brutal dog attack May 6.
"He's like mom I'm okay," said his mother Anna Valdez. "And very calm. He didn't pass out at any time. He's very calm."
Three of those dogs were euthanized within days. The owner, Rico Tovar of Tifton, is awaiting a criminal trial. The fate of his last dog, a Doberman pincher, was decided Thursday night by the board for Tift County/Tifton Animal Control.
Anna Valdez sat without Ramiro at the hearing. He stayed at home because a recent surgery may have resulted in an infection.
"They believe with physical therapy, eventually he's going to recover," she said.
Tovar's attorney, Joe Kunes, filled the small hearing room with witness after witness to testify the dog was not aggressive and was in the pen that day. After three hours of testimony, the board met behind closed doors.
Anna Valdez was emotional waiting on their decision. But the three member group decided it wasn't worth the risk to return the Doberman to Tovar.
"We could not live with ourselves if this dog got out and injured somebody else's child," said board member Jimmy Tovar.
The Doberman Pincher will not be euthanized immediately. He will be used as evidence in Tovar's criminal trial. He and his mother, Maria, are charged with reckless conduct.
"Thank God, maybe my son was the one (this was) meant to happen to because he knew that he was going to be able to handle it," Valdez said.
Now she and her son don't have to worry about another child being attacked by the same dogs.