Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

Arrest made in Coffee Co. shooting

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

APD advises safety measures for Christmas parade

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  Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Thousands to be fed in Albany church’s annual food drive

‘Juice’ shines on the basketball court

Thomasville celebrates the holidays with a Victorian Christmas

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Most Wanted: Jessie Hufstetler

The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office needs your help tracking down a man wanted on a couple of charges.

South Georgia farmers say new farm bill will bring ‘stability’

The Senate and the House have passed the 2018 Farm Bill, and now it awaits President Trumps signature to become law. Proponents said it is a great Christmas present for agriculture.

  Homeless youth intake increases as temperatures drop

Albany Child advocates said abused or neglected children flock to Open Arms this time of year.

State representatives meet in Dougherty Co., discuss storm relief funding

State representatives will decide how much funding Southwest Georgia counties will get after Hurricane Michael.

  West Town Elementary hosts literacy awards

Albany Rescue Mission in need of donations

Duke’s defense alleges false confession in Tara Grinstead case, files new motions

'It was a process’: Former gang member gives tips on how to get out of gangs

Open Arms follows up with former homeless children after they leave

Jury delivers verdict in Albany double murder trial

  Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.

Lee County to host Geico State Champions Bowl game

Lee Co. will play on ESPNU

Bomb threats sent to businesses in South GA, other areas nationwide

Investigators are looking into a series of bomb threats happening in cities across the country, including in Southwest Georgia.

Cook Co. fire probed after body discovered

The body was sent for examination

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

Richland man arrested in connection with murder on MLK Dr. in Stewart Co.

A man has been arrested in connection with a murder that took place in Richland, GA.

  Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

Atkinson jury convicts killer in 30 minutes

Judge Dane Perkins sentenced Brock to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.

Moultrie athlete charged with felonies in Arkansas

He was armed with a rifle at the time

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

Guilty pleas announced in food stamp fraud case

11 people pled guilty in the case

Ocilla woman shares secrets to longevity

Behind the doors of Palemon Gaskins Nursing home sat one of the oldest. Ms. Sally Rowland ate cheetos and drank Coca Cola every day, sometimes twice a day, but she was not sure if that’s her secret to longevity.

Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

One night back in 1961, Mike Carroll's father, George, disappeared. The explanations for his father's disappearance never sat well with the son.

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.

Panel considers overhaul of antiquated Georgia voting system

The commission plans to hold a meeting in January before finalizing recommendations to lawmakers.

Lee County High returns home as back to back champs

The Lee County Trojans returned home from Atlanta this morning after claiming their second championship win.

New downtown manager appointed for Albany

The City of Albany has brought on a new Downtown Manager to the city's leadership team.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Murder trial for Joseph Jones III continues

The man on trial for the 2017 murders of two Albany teens last year returned to court on Wednesday.

Community left in shock as police search for Pelham murder suspect

After two men were found shot to death and another injured, residents in Pelham are still in disbelief.

VSU Blazers take Texas

The Valdosta State University Football team is preparing for its big trip to the national championship.

  Valdosta disaster victims shop with a firefighter

The Valdosta Fire Department made Christmas a little brighter for a few children of the community.

Albany leaders work on revitalization efforts

Albany leaders are making strides to get rid of eye sores throughout the city.

December 12, 2018 proclaimed National Neighborhood Watch Association Day

December 12, 2018, was officially proclaimed Neighborhood Watch Association Day on Wednesday.

Christmas comes early for hundreds in Albany

Harvey’s Supermarket donated $25,000 worth of groceries to 500 Albany families.

Operation Santa Paws sees huge success

WALB is helping the animals at the Albany Humane Society this year with our yearly Operation Santa Paws event.

$300K CHIP Grant to revitalize homes in Ashburn

There will be $50,000 going towards six home revitalization projects in Ashburn and homeowners said they’re relieved.

Overwhelming support for Open Arms leads to $1K donation

Workers at Open Arms in Albany said they went all out to gain the attention of an Albany law firm donating this Christmas and were rewarded for their efforts.

Ashburn benefits from budget cuts

Taxes in Ashburn will not be increasing thanks to budget cuts by city leaders.

Albany murder suspect turns himself into police

The Albany Police Department said the third suspect in an October homicide investigation turned himself in around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Resources for domestic violence victims in Albany

Leaders at the Liberty House in Albany said that the holidays add extra stress, whether that be family coming into town, finances or child custody issues.

Dawson city manager facing 2 additional felony charges

Terrell County District Attorney Ron Smith said Dawson City Manager Barney Parnacott is now two more felony charges.

GBI investigates Moultrie homicide

A person was found dead Wednesday in the 600 block of 1st Avenue Northwest in Moultrie.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

City names new downtown manager

She comes from a similar post in Tifton

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients. In another case, victims of a deceased New York doctor are demanding to know what happened to the photos.

Dawson City Manager remains in jail

The hearing was held Wednesday morning

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

The child is alive but was seriously wounded and has been in critical condition since Saturday.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Authorities said the woman's body had been struck by several cars while lying in the roadway. It is unknown how she died.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

Kemp looks for common ground in first major address

Georgia’s incoming governor, Republican Brian Kemp, sought to unify state lawmakers in his first major speech since narrowly winning the bitterly fought contest last month.

GBI searches for answers in 1989 death investigation

Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation took to social media to ask for answers in an unsolved death investigation in Atkinson County.

New stimulation machine to help combat depression

The Behavior Health Center at Phoebe is combating depression with a new stimulation machine.

Lee Co. leaders seek clarity on debris pickup

The Army Corps of Engineers said they are looking to give clarity to citizens and leaders in Lee County when it comes to debris pick up.

Christmas on a budget: How not to break the bank

You should always be trying to get a bang for your buck, especially around the holidays.

Albany family honors murder victim with vigil

To celebrate a young Albany man's life exactly two years after his murder, the family of Justin King gathered at his grave site for a ceremony.

Donated coats available for youth

Winter is here and the Salvation Army said the need for coats for Albany's youth continues to rise.

Albany mayor recognizes volunteers for work after storm

Volunteers have been working tirelessly to clean up after Hurricane Michael. And Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard recognized that hard work.

Many upset over possible railroad crossing closures in Albany

Cars continuously cross the tracks on 7th Avenue. But if one company has their way, they won’t be able to for much longer. And some say the consequences of this decision could be deadly.

GDOT announces all roads are fully operation again

Some good news from the Georgia Department of Transportation, all roads that were damaged or submerged by flood waters are fully operational again.

‘All I could do was look around and cry.’ Valdosta home makeover moves woman to tears

One woman in Valdosta said she was brought to tears when she got the gift of a lifetime.

Search for Tift Co. school superintendent continues

The search for the new school superintendent in Tift County is still ongoing.

Berrien Co. Sheriff’s Office hosts Toys for Tots drive

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is working to ensure that children in the community do not go without this holiday season.

Lowndes Co. community honors retired educators

Members of the Valdosta-Lowndes community come together ever year to honor the educators of the area.

Scientific DNA software could come to GA

The discussion on whether or not Georgia will become the next state to use a scientific DNA software to help with criminal investigations continued on Tuesday.