Sunday, May 26 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-05-27 02:56:17 GMT
Georgia State Patrol troopers are on the scene of a deadly crash in Grady County. Authorities say it happened around 3pm Sunday on State Road 112 at mile marker 6. Two cars are involved and there is oneMore >>
A Grady County teenager is dead and two others are injured after a two car crash.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-05-27 01:48:02 GMT
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building. Albany firefighters got a call about a fire at the Windover apartments on West Gordon AvenueMore >>
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-05-27 00:07:25 GMT
The same day a Fitzgerald High School football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing. The signMore >>
The same day a Fitzgerald high school football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
September 19, 2007
Valdosta - Investigators say the fire that destroyed the Pinevale Learning Center in Valdosta was intentionally set.
Now police have two suspects in custody. "I can tell you they live in that area and last night while we were on scene, the two individuals that we are looking at were near the scene," says Commander Brian Childress with the Valdosta Police. "We were going around the scene, located some witnesses that tie these individuals being there prior to our arrival."
First responders arrive at the school around 9:15 Tuesday night when its motion detectors were triggered.
They say they found a broken window and the school ablaze. "That also ties into why we think this is an arson. Because checking with the fire department, smoke will not set off a motion alarm," Childress says.
Wednesday, they got their first look at the damage. The building is a total loss and investigators with State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine's office say they found multiple points of ignition left behind by the arsonists.
And a mess school administrators are left to clean up. "Everything was totally destroyed. Luckily our systems utilize mobile labs in our other schools and our other schools were nice enough to say, we'll loan you the mobile labs," says Ronnie Dunn, Director of the PLC.
Besides the labs, they spent the day cleaning out the old Lomax-Pinevale Elementary school, that's sat vacant behind the school for three years. It will become the new hope for the PLC when classes resume on Thursday. "We can move over here, set up shop and we are only looking at the down time of one day," Dunn says.
Police are not yet releasing the names of the suspects but say they are not students and hope to file charges soon.
The Insurance Commissioners office estimates the cost of the damage at around one million dollars.