Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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 >>
August 8, 2005
Albany- It's a homecoming Captain Robert Alexander will never forget.
"I felt really honored and really special that the administration and the teachers and the students thought so highly of me to give me a welcome of students, the band, people who are glad to see me," Alexander says.
Alexander has only been home a few days, but decided not to take any time off and return to work as soon as possible.
"I enjoy Monroe and the people here and I enjoy teaching here, so I wanted to come as quickly as I could," says Captain Robert Alexander.
After spending nearly 12 months traveling through the deadly combat zones of Iraq, the geography teacher says he happy to be back at work patrolling the hallways of Monroe.
"My unit, the 125th Transportation Company out of Lexington, Kentucky, which is a reserve unit, when we would go out on missions we were hit I would say 9 or 15 times, we were hit by IEDs which are the improvised explosive devices the roadside bombs," he says.
"We were fortunate in that most times nobody was hurt. Nobody was injured." But the reservist says he did lose one soldier last September.
"Mortars, roadside bombs, two ambushes so I experienced real war."
Now, Alexander hopes to use some of his experiences to motivate his students, and incorporate his new-found knowledge of the Middle East into his geography lessons.
"I met people from the Philippines, India, Pakistan, so I have those unique experiences to talk about." Captain Alexander says he's dedicated to his job as a soldier, but is thankful he can continue to serve his country from the front lines of his classroom.
Captain Alexander has spent the last 21 months on active duty and has been through two deployments. He says he won't be eligible for deployment again for another three years unless he volunteers to go.