Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
After a deadly boat crash in North Georgia, one child is dead, another is missing and five people are injured, and the boater who caused it is in jail. 44-year-old Paul J. Bennett of Cumming is charged with boating under the influence.
DNR rangers say he was drunk when he his boat side-swiped a pontoon boat that had 13 people on board. Firefighters pulled 11 people to shore after the crash on Lake Lanier.
Five of them were hurt. A nine year old boy was killed and his 13 year old brother is still missing and presumed dead . The boat that sideswiped them didn't stop.
The search for the 13-year-old continues but the Hall County sheriff says deep water and timber at the bottom of the lake are making the search more difficult.
Bennett is charged with boating under the influence and may be charged with Homicide by vessel and failure to render aid.
Boating under the influence is just as dangerous as driving a car under the influence, and it's just as illegal.
DNR rangers tell us most boating accidents involve alcohol. That's why they constantly patrol rivers and lakes to make sure boat drivers aren't under the influence and putting themselves and others in danger.
If you get caught boating under the influence you can be fined one thousand dollars, sentenced to 12 months in prison and lose your boating privileges.
Click HERE for more boating rules and safety tips.