Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
February 16, 2006
Biloxi, Mississippi - A House committee report says all levels of government are to blame for the mishandling of Hurricane Katrina. The report also states that the preparation for and response to Katrina "should disturb all Americans." Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he accepts responsibility for what he calls many lapses.
One such lapse we witnessed in Biloxi, Mississippi. When we were sent to help our sister station, WLOX-TV, we saw first-hand not only the suffering, but the seemingly endless wait for bare necessities, like water.
Soon after our crew arrived in Biloxi on Tuesday, August 30th, lines began forming outside a couple of generator-powered stores. People were in dire need of ice, water, medicine, and baby formula. As the hot summer sun beat down, there was no government relief in site. In fact, as we witnessed, it would be three days after the storm before the first truckload of ice and water would arrive.
On Thursday, September 1st when that first truck loaded with ice pulled into a parking lot, we asked the truck driver what took him so long. Amazingly, he told us he'd been in the area since Tuesday, but was waiting on government clearance and security before he could make delivery of his precious cargo. While supply trucks were held at bay, for whatever reason, we could only watch as the people of Biloxi, Mississippi suffered. Lawmakers will now try to determine if their suffering could have been eased much sooner. It's that government red tape, that lack of preparation and poor response that are now at the heart of a stormy debate in Washington.
The House inquiry finds fault all levels of government from federal to local. It determined that authorities failed to move quickly to protect people even when faced with warnings days before the storm struck