Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
A Valdosta woman is out of the hospital, recovering from multiple stab wounds. Valdosta Police say if not for a witness who yelled at the man to stop, the woman may have been killed.
42-year-old David Harris is behind bars, accused of stabbing his girlfriend 52-year-old Barbra Johnson multiple times late Friday night.
Valdosta Police say a man witnessed the attack and most likely prevented Harris from stabbing her to death.
"Our witness yelled at Mr. Harris and we believe that's why he stopped and fled the scene, and so we are extremely grateful that we had someone at the home that stood up and tried to intervene in this case," said Valdosta Police Commander Brian Childress.
Childress says the couple had been dating for several years and they got into an argument that led to the attack.
Neither of these people actually live in the home. Police say she was visiting when they got into an argument and he came over with a knife.
One neighbor says it's terrible to see an act of domestic violence happen in her own neighborhood.
"No one should have the right to injure another person because of anger. Many times the abuser wants to say that the person pushed him or her to do this, no one has a right to do this to anybody else, and I'm glad that she is alive," said Joyce Lewis.
Childress says Harris fled the scene Friday night. But investigators found and arrested him Saturday and he confessed to stabbing his girlfriend. "Generally what happens in a family violence case and this one will probably be the same I'm sure of it, is that when he is released, if he is released, there will be a condition in the bond that says he has to stay away from her."
Johnson was released from South Georgia Medical Center today and is expected to be okay.
Harris is charged with an aggravated assault, and police say more charges may be filed. He remains in the Lowndes County jail.