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 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
July 3, 2007
Valdosta - The H.E.A.T. Is on in Valdosta to keep the community safe this fourth of July. And the Police Department's newest unit takes this job seriously. "The intent of the unit is to arrest DUI offenders and to slow down speeders," says Commander Brian Childress of the Valdosta Police Department.
Since the H.E.A.T unit began less than six months ago, they have made more than 100 DUI arrests, caught 18 drug suspects, written 916 seatbelt violations, and handed out 1052 speeding tickets.
And with the fourth of July just around the corner, they'll be out in full force. "Drinking and driving seems to pick up on the 4th of July. It's one of those holidays where everyone has off and they want to get out there and enjoy a drink," says Sgt. Earl Durrance.
They say getting those impaired drivers off the road could be the difference between life and death. "There's a correlation in regards to DUI drivers and fatalities and injuries," Childress says.
And with the Georgia State Patrol predicting 6 deaths and nearly 400 injuries on the roads this July 4th, the HEAT unit wants to play their part in lowering these statistics. "If we pull you over and have probable cause that your DUI, we will arrest you. Non-negotiable," Childress says.
So some words of wisdom for those on the roads. "Slow down, buckle up, and don't drink and drive. We'll be out there watching," Durrance warns.
More than 500 departments from all over the state will join the Valdosta Police in an effort to keep all Georgia drivers safe.