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 >>
October 13, 2006
Valdosta - Airmen at Moody spent a month assisting in rescue operations when Katrina devastated the gulf coast.
Over a year later, they are looking back to see what they can do to be more prepared if a similar disaster occurs in the future. "For Katrina, with all the water rescues that we had and all the flooding, we saw that there was a lack of capability to send a fully inflated zodiac boat with supplies and equipment," says Lt. Col. Lee Pera, Deputy Commander of the 347th Rescue Group.
So they resurrected an old practice, known as Kangaroo Duck or K-Duck. Here they will strap a fully inflated zodiac to the bottom of the HH-60 Rescue Helicopter instead of bundling it in the chopper's cabin.
This will free up more room for supplies and cut back on the time consuming process of inflating the boat. "Now that it's on the outside we're able to bring more equipment, more medical supplies, and more food and water because its all stored inside the fully inflated boat," said Commander of the 38th Rescue Squadron, Lt. Col. Terry Johnson.
The airmen recently returned from the Florida Coast where they tested the K-Duck. As seen here from the helicopters infrared camera, they tested its seaworthiness and the helicopter's maneuverability. "The tests went great. The boat flew all the way up to the air speeds we were testing, up to 120 knots and pretty much all flight regimes," Lt. Col Pera adds.
The airmen will now implement this new life saving capability and work to get other bases to do the same.