Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
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Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
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 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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The high cost of gas isn't the only thing hurting your wallet. Financial institutions are hurting and that's trickling down. One got a bailout Tuesday night.
Insurance giant AIG is on the brink of bankruptcy. Tuesday night, the government agreed to an $85-billion loan to keep the company afloat. Darton College Assistant Professor of Economics Aaron Johnson says depending on the terms of the agreement, taxpayers could be affected.
He says AIG's circumstances and the fed bailout could impact everything from insurance costs to the economic policies of both presidential candidates.
"With Obama, he's interested in increasing the infrastructure by providing more help to middle class taxpayers but if the budget deficit starts to increase because of this, it's going to leave less room for him. McCain wants to lower taxes and if he's not able to get the cuts in government spending, that's going to affect his plan," said Johnson.
In return for the bailout, the federal government will receive a nearly 80-percent stake in the company.