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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The recent deaths of two infants of teen mothers in Albany shed light on the area's high teen pregnancy rate... but it isn't a new problem. Dougherty County's teen pregnancy rate is much higher than the rest of the state.
Teenagers here give birth at a rate of nearly 76 per 1,000. That's about 20 more than the state average.
Girls Inc. Works to change that through a curriculum that encourages girls to stay in school, off drugs and alcohol and away from sexual activity. Executive Director LaKisha Bryant says the program works. 98% of the girls involved graduate high school without becoming pregnant and go on to further their education and find successful jobs.
Bryant said, "If she becomes a teen mom, it's a lot harder to finish high school. It's harder to even go to college. It's harder to get that job and have to balance job and childcare and raising a child, so we're trying to get her to understand that as much as she can delay that, she is much more likely to reach the goals and have the life that she wants to have for herself."
Bryant says in addition to abstinence, girls are taught the importance of responsible social networking and not involving themselves in inappropriate text messaging with others.