Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
A Macon woman has Meningitis, and it appears that it is linked to drugs prepared by the New England Compounding Center, identified as the source of several problem batches of steroids.
The Georgia Department of Public Health says the patient is a 66-year-old woman who lives in Bibb County. The patient is clinically stable, not hospitalized, and is under the care of an infectious disease physician.
Here is more from The Georgia Department of Public Health-
The patient received an injection of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate from one of three implicated lots prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), located in Framingham, Mass. The patient is among those who reported symptoms after receiving an injection for back pain at the Forsyth Street Ambulatory Surgery Center in Macon.
At least two other drugs produced by NECC also are being investigated by FDA. One is an ophthalmic drug used in eye surgery and the other is a cardioplegic used to paralyze the heart during heart transplant surgery.
To date there has not been any positive link between these drugs and the fungal meningitis outbreak. Out of an abundance of caution, the FDA is advising doctors to follow-up with patients who received an NECC injectable product shipped after May 21, 2012.
These fungal infections are not transmitted person-to-person. DPH has been working with Georgia physicians and physicians assistants to raise awareness about patients who have symptoms that suggest possible fungal infection. The symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and altered mental status.
Symptoms of other possible infections may include fever; swelling, increasing pain, redness, warmth at injection site; visual changes, pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain; or drainage from the surgical site. People who received medications from NECC since May 21, 2012 and experience symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.