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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
Some folks in Albany remain without power Thursday night after strong thunderstorms blew through. The worst of the outages were around Radium Springs Road and Oakridge Drive.
When we rode around town, power lines were down and lights were out at major intersections. A tree snapped and went right through Bobby Watson's home on South Madison street. His friend Cleveland Daniels was inside his living room when he saw lighting and heard part of this tree crash on the roof.
"The wind was blowing pretty hard," said Daniels. "I looked out and all the sudden, I heard this cracking noise, and the next thing we knew, the tree was falling through the roof."
It knocked out Watson's kitchen wall on the back. Another limb put a hole through Henry Mathis' home, and slung his lawn furniture across his yard.
"It was really frightening there for a moment," said Mathis. "I thought of what had gone on over in the Midwest, and it really got to be one of those moments where I said oh God I hope we don't have that kind of storm."
Wind was so bad it downed utility lines leaving businesses, homes and busy intersections without power. Vern Kersey dodged a big bullet on Maple street. This tree came down on his car roof while he and a friend were inside.
"All I heard was crunch and all the sudden, we just ran out of the car as fast as we could," said Kersey. " I was freaking out a little bit."
The tree fell on another car nearby, minimizing the impact on his car. Even though the squall left damage in its path, victims are just glad they're okay.