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 >>
August 16, 2005
Lowndes County - A crumpled pile of metal is all that's left of 30-year-old Robert Grove's Jaguar. "A 2000 tractor trailer traveling south hit the rear end of the Jaguar and unfortunately, the driver of the Jaguar suffered fatal injuries," said Cpl. Jeffrey Kidd.
State troopers think the driver of a semi was following too closely when he ran over the back of Grove's car, killing him instantly. "We're seeing a trend here lately with commercial motor vehicles, they seem not to be allowing enough stopping distance between the vehicles," said Kidd.
Ricky Smith has noticed the trend, too. He's an accident investigator for the Department of Transportation, and says scenes like this have become all too familiar. "Basically the same things, this year we've had several rear end accidents in tractor trailers, just not paying attention, running up on cars too fast and basically running over them," said Smith.
That's what's causing the crashes, but what can be done to prevent them? If a semi is closing in, there's not much you can do, but paying more attention to your surroundings could help avoid an accident. "Always look to the rearview mirror to see what's going on and if a vehicle is coming up on them too fast, maybe they'll have an out and be able to drive out of it," said Smith.
"Be aware that these commercial motor vehicles aren't going to be able to stop in the same time you are and make sure you allow enough stopping distance if the commercial motor vehicles aren't," said Kidd.
The driver of the semi was not hurt in the crash. Charges against him are pending the accident investigation.