Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
September 01, 2005
Beachton, Georgia-- Law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Florida are joining forces to save lives this labor day weekend. The "Hands Across the Border" campaign is designed to save lives on one of the deadliest travel days of the year.
Given the number of people traveling, Georgia State Patrol Trooper, Trevor Christensen, won't be cutting any slack. "One of the main reasons I'm out here is to keep your family, my family, everybody's family safe on these highways," he says.
Christensen's job is an ongoing process whose necessity is illustrated by a staggering statistic. Authorities say that the failure to wear seatbelts contributes to the majority of fatalities and serious injury crashes. The GSP predicts 19 crash-related deaths this weekend. But they're hoping to prevent as many as possible. "You can anticipate seeing road checks, aggressive seatbelt enforcement, and a lot of speed enforcement. And don't forget about the DUI patrols," says Trooper, Jamie Sullivan.
Equipment like mobile DUI checkpoints will help crack down on drunk drivers in both states. "We're giving our warnings out Thursday, no warnings this weekend," says Sullivan.
That's a stern warning now to avoid a worst case scenario this weekend. "It's all about saving lives. It's not to see how many tickets we can issue," says Sullivan. "We will be out there enforcing all the laws," adds Christensen.
Authorities will especially be enforcing the law ordering you to "move over" when they have someone pulled over. Figures show that 72 law enforcement officers were killed in traffic-related accidents last year. Several of them died because drivers didn't "move over."