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 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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
January 6, 2005
Lowndes County - Talking on your cell phone while driving will soon be a thing of the past at Moody Air Force Base. "By not using their cell phones, they're going to be less distracted while they're driving," said Col. Ken Todorov.
As of February 17th, its against the law to use a cell phone while driving on any U.S. military base. The new policy is being enforced by the Department of Defense. "We think its a good policy, it leads to a safer environment, and it protects our most important asset, the people of Team Moody," said Todorov.
The new policy also prohibits drivers from using headphones, earpieces, or any other device that can limit a person's ability to hear. "Anything that goes into the ear could be a distraction and can lead to a safety issue, acceptable is a device in your car where you can speak into a speaker," said Todorov.
Moody airmen say the change is worth their safety, and while many will buy a speakerphone set, others say they'll just take the extra time to pull over if they need to talk on their phone.
Right now, bases are trying to get the word out about the new policy. "But as of January 15th, we'll be issuing warnings to anyone found driving with their cell phones," said Todorov.
And if you're caught after February 17th, you'll get a ticket.