GRAPHIC: Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.
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Semi-truck driver crashes into murder suspect’s car to end police chase

The hours-long police chase through multiple California counties included near collisions, the running of red lights, wrong-way driving and driving on sidewalks.

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APD investigating several weekend store burglaries

Newly hired Pelham football coach to resign

Will Smith film departs Georgia over voting restrictions

  Seminole Co. family pick up the pieces after storm-damaged home

ADDU busts marijuana grow operation, 1 arrested

One person was arrested after the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU) busted a marijuana grow operation on Whispering Pines Road, according to a press release WALB received Saturday.
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Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

Dougherty Co. to open new alternative school

Saturday’s First Alert Weather Day lifted

Damage reported in Seminole Co. following Saturday weather

  Georgia reclaims top US pecan producer; Kemp declares pecans official state nut

  Gov. Kemp visits Tifton to launch ‘Cotton Medical Scrubs Project’

  South Health District: Appointments still available for church site vaccinations

  Downtown Valdosta’s Makers Market to help small businesses grow

  Group wants community there for ethics hearing against Valdosta mayor

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  Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

Seth Stoughton, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test.

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Lady Jets punch ticket for 5th consecutive NJCAA Division I National Tournament trip

Valdosta State Baseball looking to snap recent losing streak

The Valdosta State baseball team has had a rough two weeks where they recorded six straight losses, putting them at 14-12 with a month to go in the regular season.

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UPDATE: Teen driver injured in Lee Co. crash

  Philip, defined by role of husband to British queen, dies

Baker Co. Sheriff’s Office warns of traffic detour after wreck

  Albany restaurant owner grateful for relaxed COVID restrictions

WATCH LIVE: Kemp signs new bills into law in SWGA

The governor is in Vienna to sign SB 222 and HB 693 into law.
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Andrew: Philip’s death has left ‘huge void’ in queen’s life

Prince Andrew, the third of the couple’s four children, attended church at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor along with other members of the royal family, two days after the 99-year-old Philip died at Windsor Castle.

Dougherty Judicial Building closure extended

Steiner: Phoebe near ‘low point’ for COVID-19 hospitalizations; virus still spreading

Thomas Co. Jail begins inmate COVID-19 vaccinations

WATCH LIVE: Dougherty Co. leaders hold Friday COVID-19 press conference