Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
June 1, 2006
DOERUN, Ga. -- A military helicopter has crashed after striking the upper portion of WFXL's 1,000-foot tall TV tower near Doerun in Colquitt County. The collision caused a guy wire to break loose, opening the possibility that the steel tower could fall.
Army investigators from Fort Rucker, Alabama are on the scene.
The crew was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) at Hunter Army Airfield. Names of all the Soldiers involved will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notification is complete in accordance with current Department of Defense policy.
The co-pilot, the only survivor of the violent crash near Doerun, has an abrasion on his forehead, a scraped arm, and an injury to the back of his leg, according to a woman on the scene who rendered assistance to him. He was treated and released from a local medical facility.
WFXL's over-the-air broadcast is terminated, but they are seen through cable TV. The tower is still standing.
Repair work on the television tower will be a lengthy process. Perched atop the tower it is an eight-ton antenna. The tower is roughly 100 to 150 feet away from WALB'S tower. There is concern that if the WFXL tower falls, it will damage or bring down the WALB tower.
WFXL's chief engineer said they are waiting for a full assessment of the damage before they can speculate how long it will take to repair the tower.
A tower repair crew will be called in, and it is likely that the tower will have to be taken apart piece by piece, possibly by helicopter, starting with the removal of that heavy antenna. WFXL hopes to be back on air by tomorrow.
The chopper was enroute from Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah to the Fort Rucker Army Base at Daleville, Alabama, just north of Enterprise.