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WALB News 10 Archives, April, 2011


Friday 4/1/2011
9-year-old murder case may be solved
Albany is the backdrop for a Disney movie
Albany's Mall is nearly full
Appeals court upholds Randolph Super ruling
ASU marks another milestone
Bank to close two branches
Citizens Bank to close two south GA branches
Controlled drugs recovered in Lanier Co. arrest
Family day at the Drag Strip
FLA storm cripples Maule airplane
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections March 24 - 31, 2011
Golf cart legislation waiting for Governor's signature
Hollywood comes to South Georgia
IED survivors thank MCLB team
Lee teen collides with deputy's car on U.S. 19
MCLB celebrates Warrior Day
Murder victim's family hopes for justice
No layoffs in Albany center announced by Teleperformance
Phoebe's Palmyra takeover gets closer
Rams' defense Gold "Rushed" by offense
Randolph board prevails over Jenkins
Seminole County raises Autism awareness
Slain Dougherty County Police Officer memorialized



Saturday 4/2/2011
APD hosts Community Awareness Day
ASU's Joyner feels he's ready for OC position
Ca nicer victim uses cane to fend off robbers
Flock of Gulls raises thousands for Relay for Life
Former Rams head to small school combine
Lady Rams doubles up Claflin
Panthers add veterans to its roster
Panthers punk Lions, improve to 3-0
Police search for husband after stabbing
Suspect fires bullets into home, family unharmed
Two people shot and three were arrested Saturday
Young murder victim buried


Sunday 4/3/2011

Climax family burned out of a home


Monday 4/4/2011
Ad Albany Police search for stabbing suspecthelps police catch drug dealers
Albany woman reports rape
Americus man charged with theft from his employer
Baby owls may fall from nests during season

Federal grant benefits Thomas County officers
Finalists to be interviewed for city's top job
Gas prices continue to soar
Georgia Peanut Commission expects less acres planted
Georgia Peanut Commission works to continue Ag research

Huge Donalsonville fire blamed on storm

Irwin Co. man sentenced after punching police officer

Lee County holds developers accountable for work
Local shelter concerned over cuts to domestic violence funds

Motorcyclist dies from injuries
Phoebe Putney board votes on Palmyra closing date

Police arrest armed robbery suspect
Produce on the way to a market near you

VSU students save energy
WALB ABC channel assignments announced



Tuesday 4/5/2011
200 in Moultrie without power when storms rip through
Cavs rally to beat Andrew, Lady Cavs double up Middle GA
Death and destruction in the path of Georgia storms
Doerun without power
Dougherty County agents check underage alcohol sales
Downtown Rental Incentives

Fallen trees narrowly miss Edison homes

Father of eight killed after massive tree falls on Ocilla home

Fire destroys businesses in Donalsonville
Former Albany Mayor dies
Graffiti needs to be removed ASAP
Keeping businesses happy and in Albany
Kentucky woman killed in Cook County crash
Lee County corn research center and power poles damaged by winds

Man steals $4,000 worth of ammo from Walmart
Mobile home flips upside down in Cook Co.

Paper mill fire investigated
Power out for 13 hours in Doerun
Revocation hearing set for Applejax
Roads closed and power outages all over Albany
School Closings

Several Dougherty County homes damaged by trees

Storm damage reaches tens of millions
Storms rip through Berrien and Brooks counties

Strong winds cause damage to Tiftarea Academy
Trees land on homes, vehicles in south Albany
Two killed in storm clean up in Colquitt County
Ty Ty woman runs down, kills man with truck



Wednesday 4/6/2011
2,200 in southwest GA still without power 24 hours later
50,000 Georgia Power customers without power
Accused stabber in custody
Albany assault suspect turns himself in
Albany church youth volunteer during spring break
Albany man robbed at knife point
Broadaway earns invite to South Georgia Classic
Camilla city manager will resign at the end of April
Camilla Walmart to stay open, new Super Center coming
Clinch county investigators find marijuana plants

Darton alumnus enters the Hall of Fame

Donalsonville moving on after fire

Dougherty CodeRED sign ups surge after storm

Girl digs up diamond
Insurance adjusters are busy after the storms

Japanese college student raising money for relief efforts
Knights, rough night against Mt.. De Sales
Massive tree falls on Tifton van
Morozova has big week for VSU softball

Nearly 50 pot plants discovered in Clinch County

Plains woman killed in crash

Storm cleanup continues in East Albany

Tift County earns work ready designation

Tree experts say most Tuesday's storm damage preventable
Tree hits disabled woman's roof
UPDATE: Pelham drug raid
WALB ABC specific area and channels announced


Thursday 4/7/2011
Albany baby fights the good fight
Albany Fire fighters issue burn warning for south Albany
Albany NAACP to elect officers
APD Investigator's home burglarized
Carter's Fried helps with Relay for Life fundraising

Don't mess with Mrs. Fran

Family gets out in time after house catches fire
Former NAACP leader addresses ADICA
Former Young and Restless star visits Valdosta
Four dead after wreck in Decatur County

Gov't shutdown possible effects in south Georgia

Grady County busy with storm clean-up
Hudgens estimates $50M damage from Monday's storms

Large fire keeps VPD busy

Lights back on for thousands of Georgians
Non-profit now has permanent headquarters

Pirates pillage Cavaliers
Police force stats run both ways
Police force: Up or down?

Prosecutors want drug suspect's lawyers tossed

Safety seats are vital for kids in cars
Seniors reach for the gold
Stolen truck smashed into store front

Storms raise insurance rates, prompt prevention

Three cars crash in Valdosta
UGA & Phoebe open College of Pharmacy clinical campus

Valdosta collision shakes WALB Bureau
Very few remain powerless
Westfield comeback beats Deerfield-Windsor
What are you throwing away? Your privacy?
Wreck stops Valdosta traffic



Friday 4/8/2011
Albany business manager says it was vandalized by gangs
Albany condemned buildings burned
Albany Sports Hall of Fame celebrates milestone
Albany's Anthony ready for hometown tournament
APD burglarized equipment recovered
Arrests made in Dougherty Co. stereo store burglary
Berrien Co. business owner fires shots at thieves
Cairo residents hit the lottery
Doctor with famous ties talks about lung cancer at Phoebe
Fifth victim dies after Bainbridge wreck
Five Lakeland businesses hit by burglars
Karen says Goodbye
Knights take 12-1 record into region tournament
Lee Co. bail bondsman new electronic monitoring provider
Lee Co. Kiwanis holds "Fore Kids Golf Classic"
Lee County sweeps Bainbridge
Let's Make A Bid!
Mobile home neighbors charged in burglary
Nashville man's body recovered in mobile home fire
Relay For Life lagging behind $150K goal
South GA. business owner camps out for a cause
South GA. residents react to possible government shutdown
Storm clean-up continues for businesses and homeowners
Who are your ancestors?



Monday  4/11/2011
Albany homeless center seeing growth
Albany NAACP starts anew
Albany traffic light patterns to change
Autopsy results in for Nashville man
Bainbridge Fire
Crime victims remembered
Crisp County man drowns in inlet off Lake Blackshear
East Albany businesses, non-profit burglarized
How to prepare for the CRCT test
I-75 widening project complete
L-2 gets ready to test new cable network
Nashville man dies from smoke inhalation
Pedestrian pace changes traffic patterns
Recent burglaries look familiar
Taylor takes over
Tour bus crashes on I-75, several high school students injured
Well-known Camilla man dies in lawn mower accident




Tuesday 4/12/2011
Albany Sports HOF welcomes 2011 class
ASU students get familiar with safety spots
Baker Co. Sheriff's Deputies make drug bust
Ben Hill Co. Insurance agent and wife arrested
Berrien County and Tiftarea athletes sign letters of intent
Brown signs with St. Petersburg
Burglars strike again
Crime victims remembered
Davis wins SAOTW
DNR investigates Flint River gator killing
Ga. House sends immigration bill back to Senate
Gone Fishing
HIV awareness raised at black colleges
Homerville and Lakeland burglaries similar
Hooters golf tournament attracts international field
Inmate found dead in Tift Co. Jail
Lee Co. wants budget with no furloughs, no tax increase
Pregnant teen involved in hit and run crash
Seminole wins 1-A south title
Shoppers cut down grocery bill for gas
Solicitors beware, Albany looks to change rules
T'ville commercial building an 80% loss
The Anchorage roof repair finished
Tiftarea boys win another region title
Valdosta man in jail for hit and run


Wednesday 4/13/2011
2 killed in Coffee Co. crash
ACT receives Bank of America grant
Bees have the public's attention
Bees stop traffic, raise concerns
Buy a duck for a good cause
Divers tour Phoebe's Hyperbaric chamber
Dougherty coach looking for community involvement
Former Darton golfer likes home course advantage at Hooters tournament
Heritage House owner fights back
Known Thomas Co. addicts arrested again
Local basketball players sign on dotted line
Lowndes holds off Lee County
Man held after largest ecstasy bust in Albany history
Murder investigation underway in Crisp County
Palmyra Purchase Delayed
Phoebe prepares to mark a century
SGMC mobile health care services honored
Should credit scores keep you from getting a job?
State funding for Albany home rehabs cut
Surveillance video captures thief in action
Thomas Co. man sentenced in nephew's slaying
Triple murder suspect to enter guilty plea
Two Albany people indicted for murder
UPDATE: Body discovered in Crisp County
UPDATE: Home invasion suspects denied bond




Thursday 4/14/2011
87 year old Albany fire victim critical
Africanized bees may not be established in Dougherty Co.
Ammo theft suspect wanted
Anderson leads after round one at Stonebridge
Authorities identify man found dead in Crisp Co. mobile home
Darton golf readies for two tournaments
DCSS sees how they do it in Cali
Decatur Co. man sentenced in RICO case
Dog owner jailed for killing a dog
Early morning fire destroyed mobile home
Flock of Gulls walks for Ward
Is that really a barbershop on wheels?
K-9 officer on duty in Baker Co.
Life in Prison for Albany Man
Monroe's Hosley signs with SGTC
Murderer sentenced to life w/o parole
Nashville's business climate is favorable
Old Pritchett Ford meets the wrecking ball
Pelham crack dealer gets federal time
Pelham hires new football coach
Property owner doesn't like city regs
RICO case brought against Decatur Co. plant official
Set-up begins for Chehaw's Native American Festival
Sylvester and Poulan residents get Code Red
Undie thieves appear on camera
Weather alert system pole damaged
Worth Co. students get sobering look at drinking and driving
You can buy a building for $100



Friday 4/15/2011
Albany convicted murderer reports to jail
Albany student speaks to EPA in Washington D.C.
April 15th doesn't mean what it did
Bainbridge holds special signing ceremony
Be alert to severe weather headed our way


City leaders stash Albany's trash

Death Toll Rises from Storms

Dougherty teachers face more furloughs

Early morning fire destroys home
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections April 7 - 14, 2011

GSW's Griffin earns all-conference honors
Killer Tornadoes Hit Alabama

Man says he shot dogs to protect his

Michael Thurmond roasted at Albany Tech

New firefighters are on the job
New problems for Randolph Co. School Board member

Patriots set record in their own relays

Police search for hit-and-run suspect
Randolph Co. Schools budget woes

Relay for Life rolls along

Repeat offenders still crowd prisons
Severe weather threatens south Georgia events

So. GA Medical generates more than $600M
Storms Arrive in Georgia

Student accused of hitting teacher
Tax Day Tea Party celebrated in Valdosta
The drums say it's the Native American Festival
Thomas County prepares for cleanup
Trash stash gets help from leaders
Valdosta Police up for accreditation
Vargas wins Michelob Ultra, Broadaway finishes 4th
Vigil honors victims of violence


Saturday 4/16/2011
Bones found in Valdosta backyard are human
Family fun weekend activities in Albany
Free Shred Event draws hundreds
Panthers pounce on the Hammers, move to 5-0
Police Bust Drug Dealers
Woman shot and killed in Tifton


Sunday 4/17/2011
Death Toll Climbs from Storms
Man critically injured after crash
Native American Festival wraps up at Chehaw


Monday 4/18/2011
AFD investigates shed fire
Airport terminal construction delayed
Albany State and Valdosta State talking football
Albany Tech finds local talent
Copper thieves as brazen as ever
Darton sits in second after two rounds
Double shooting still unsolved
Early morning wreck sends three people to the hospital
Fallen power line sparks fire
Gas, fuel prices reach beyond the pump
Lee County crash still under investigation
Lee County Wreck
Man killed in Colquitt County crash
McDonald's plans to hire 50,000 employees
More copper thefts reported
New senior apartments dedicated
Nights@DTown Albany to kick off, development updated
People move to different parts of Dougherty Co.
Posey powers VSU to sweep
Putney residents want better fire protection resources
Ribbon cut on new senior housing in Albany
T'ville students help their classmate
Teen still hospitalized with bullet wound
Tifton City Hall in danger of collapsing
Uncle Sam wants his money today
Valdosta Police await autopsy results on human remains
Valdosta ranks 24th in retail sales
VSU supporters tee it up
Young students want to help their classmate



Tuesday 4/19/2011
Albany couple arrested for carjacking a man
Albany day care center director in child death
Applejax on probation
Ben Hill Co. man killed in highway collision
Boston opens new waste site
Businessman questions mayor's travel expenses
City needs to use its piggy bank
Darton baseball holds kids clinic
Darton takes district golf title
Double winners
Former guards: AppleJax kept trouble quiet
Garrett signs with Sewanee
Heritage bank helps students with college expenses
Lady Trojans fall again in region final
Man arrested and charged in Crisp Co. murder
Man biking 10,000 miles for epilepsy
Regents approve tuition increases at colleges
School Board rules on breastfeeding measure
SEMA teaches you how to fly
The Golden Arches has jobs
Third arrest made in Janaysia Stevenson death
Tuition is going up again
Two people arrested for armed car-jacking
Valdosta Marine serves in Afghanistan
Vandals run rampant Monday night
VSU alumnus needs your vote to win singing competition
WG&L spends $47K on storm



Wednesday 4/20/2011
90th Rose Festival kicks off Thursday
Adel Police investigate two recent robberies
AG files to stop Phoebe (Updated with Wernick comments)
Albany State softball team thinking 3-peat in SIAC Tournament
Cell phones make landlines obsolete?
City moves on feral cat issue
Darton offers a 'beachy' time
Despite charges, parents back daycare director
Early Morning wreck in worth county leaves one dead
Governments want hospital merger put on hold
Lee County repays Lowndes
Lily Pad observes Child Abuse Awareness Month
MCLB Celebrates Earth Day
Mother and child killed after Lowndes Co. crash
New evidence revealed in Leesburg murder case
Panthers add former Ram Jacob Hardwick
Prisoner faces charges after body discovery
Randolph Co. owes the Federal government taxes
Semi hits power pole
Southeast Metal Task Force battles copper thieves
Terrell County's Hall heading to Chipola
Tipster charged with concealing a death
Two men arrested in fatal shooting
Victim's family supports day care manager
VSU's Posey earning national attention


Thursday  4/21/2011
Albany's First Black Expo is this week
Attention drivers: Lock your car doors
Blue Devil trio sign scholarships
Businesses warned of scammers
Contract workers worry about MCLB jobs
East Albany Walmart gearing up for grand opening
Judge halts Phoebe/Palmyra merger
Kia to produce new Optima in Georgia
MCLB Albany celebrates Unity/Multicultural day
Meteor shows starts Thursday night
Moultrie man gets 25 years for kiddie porn
Phoebe starts 100 day countdown to 100th anniversary
Store robbery may be solved with ar rests
Supreme Court declines to review Weaver case
Teacher CRCT interviews must wait
Thieves targeting farm chemicals
Three men charged in year old robbery
Town hall meeting recognizes police, neighborhood watch groups
Traffic stop nets meth, homemade bomb
Wildness costs Lady Rams
Worth Co. wreck victim identified



Friday 4/22/2011
Albany bakery's treat wins national award
Albany Good Friday service draws large audience
Albany's ready for Industry Celebration Week
Business expo events continue this weekend
Car collides with utility pole on Lily Pond road
City of Roses lives up to title
Consumer confidence rises in Georgia
Cooper staff moves on as plant sits idle
Dougherty County Jail Bookings - April 15-22, 2011
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections April 14 - 21, 2011
Gas prices could affect travel plans
Kem and Joe perform in Albany
Kids may see a curfew in Tifton
Kiwanis celebrates Good Friday
Lady Rams eliminated from SIAC tournament
Neighbors say teens throw bricks at people
Obama's deficit plans run into economic reality
Phoebe wants flexibility to spend money
SFD in line for federal grant
Shot fired in Ty Ty robbery
Snakes are on the move
South Georgia home builders say business is improving
Southside loses power
Students participate in a 'Deaf, Deaf World'
Titans sending four to four-year schools
UAH sweeps VSU again
Unbeaten Panthers want to avoid letdown
What does Easter and Passover mean to you?
WWII Civil Air Patrol members wanted




Saturday 4/23/2011
Business expo wraps up Saturday
Canes conference tournament hopes falter
Fire destroyed a Terrell county family's home
Go ministries celebrates fifth anniversary
Infant air-lifted to hospital after car accident
Moultrie Police search for armed robbery suspect
Muwaakkil sacks Force, Panthers move to 6-0
Police investigate high school death threat
Police investigate hotel shooting



Sunday 4/24/2011
Church holds community-wide Easter service
Community leader holds Easter bash
Darton golf team makes it 10 in a row
Lady Rams finish 4th at Track Regionals
Police dept. Bunny visits hospital patients
Police investigate assault involving juvenile

Monday  4/25/2011
Albany Fire Department and 9-1-1 Center reach full staffing
Atkinson Co. watchdog group sues over health clinic
Baby death arrest made
County Commissioners discuss Hospital Authority
Darton Four-year nursing program proposal on hold
Dogs seized may have been used for fighting
Fast rising fuel prices concern South Georgia farmers
FTC publishes Hospital merger complaint
FTC's PPMH document leaves much unrevealed
Gas line cut
Gas rises only 1.4 cents
Georgia Weather Net is under threat
Hamilton murder sentence gives chance for parole
Knights duo win state doubles title
Marietta leads the way for 'gas strike'
May Day event will fight cancer
Nationwide pros arrive in Valdosta
Stolen property recovered in Lowndes Co.
T'ville drug runners caught in the act
Ty Ty armed robbery caught on tape
United Way changes the way it gives out money
Valdosta State President leaving VSU
Volunteers clean up after Flintside Easter Bash


Thursday 4/28/2011
$3 million park renovation almost complete
13 people die in GA storms
Accused Ben Hill Co. child molester released on bond
Albany gets hail
Albany man dies in Florida jail
Albany Mayors since 1857
Attapulgus family experiences second fire
Chambliss: Obama kept 'birther' flap alive
Chek Cola plant sold
Counterfeiters arrested
Darton pitching ready for state
Dawson City Manager indicted by grand jury
Decatur house burns after lightning
Digging Deeper: The mayor's office through the years
Drop off old prescriptions
Ga. storm chaser captures deadly tornado
GED test fees to increase in July
Georgia Senator says President's re-election not sure thing
Girl Scouts honors Women of Distinction
Homeless man arrested in Albany counterfeit check crime
Hubbard to leave commission for mayoral run
Miller Coors Plant continues green initiatives
Mother of murdered child speaks out
Rain backlogs field at South Georgia Classic
Rams open with shutout
Salvation Army helps storm ravaged states
Senators request federal storm help for GA
Stolen belongings used to furnish Ben Hill Co. apartment
Storm readiness can save your life
Suspected wife killer indicted
Telephone pole struck
Tornado records are being broken
Turn in those old drugs
WG&L to buy portion of natural gas plant


Friday   4/29/2011
'Bama athletes think about home
Butterfly Kisses play park nears completion
Buy a duck and race at Wild Adventures this weekend
Commissioners will discuss Sunday booze sales
Cops on doughnuts to raise money for Special Olympics
Darton College professor starts gas strike
Downtown Albany puts on a party hat
Firefighters: cut back your trees
Food for Thought - Restaurant Inspections April 21 - 27, 2011
Gas tax increases May 1
Georgia Firebirds help out tornado victims
Hancock wins in record fashion again
High School teacher settles with City
Lakeland Police: 11 break-ins linked
Lee County earns #1 seed for state
Oak Crest Academy pedals for St Jude
Relay For Life kicks off in Thomasville
SGA Classic continues
Special Report: Royal Wedding vs Georgia Wedding
Teenaged girl rescued from mud
Victim catches burglars




Saturday 4/30/2011
Albany man impersonates cop for a date
Dog lovers hit the park
One confirmed dead in ATV accident
Panthers take care of Richmond, stay undefeated
Pill Take Back Cuts down on prescription drug abuse
Smoltz keeps sense of humor after missing cut
The Terrell Humane Society hoped to find a new home for animals today.



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