Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -
She's not even a day old, but beautiful baby girl Lexi Marie is already making history
East Alabama Medical Center history was made Tuesday morning with the birth of the tiny baby girl.
Her proud new parents who say technology and a dedicated team of doctors and nurses allowed their family to be together when the biggest joy of their life came into the world.
With a little bit of technology, lots of love and planning by the delivery team at East Alabama Medical Center, National Guard Specialist Harrison Barninger was able to watch his wife Sarah deliver their daughter via Skype from Afghanistan.
"It meant a lot, I really wanted him here," Sarah said. "So glad it worked out so well this morning."
Dr. Kerri Hensarling tried to help the family get Harrison home for the birth, but the request was denied.
"I just wish I could have been there, but that is just the way it works out sometime," said Harrison.
Refusing to give up, Dr. Hensarling and her team arranged the hospital's first live Skype delivery for the young parents Tuesday morning...
"This is historic for EAMC, absolutely," said Dr. Hensarling. "Very blessed to be a part of it, so excited it worked so well for the family and especially for him and for the mom and he was able to be with her…and what a scary thing to go through a C-section or any other operation or delivery and not have her support person. So he was in a sense next to her and was very comforting for her and it was wonderful for all of us to experience."
"[It] made it a whole lot easier, I wasn't as nervous anymore," Sarah said. "I'm really thankful, very thankful to Dr. Hensarling it made me happy that he got to see her and hear her and everything."
Harrison's deployment ends in seven months.Mom and baby will be counting down the days until next May when their soldier returns home from the front lines to hold his baby girl in his arms for the first time.