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Hundreds of reports of snake bites in Florida in 2018
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Across the state, Florida's Poison Control Center has received more than 500 calls about snake bites so far this year. And some those calls were from Lee and Collier counties.
Limited hotel rooms in Madison, Lake City, parts of Georgia in wake of Hurricane Michael
"That means there's at least one room available, but it could go all the way up to 20. It varies by property," Leon County Administrator Vince Long said. "Our tourism staff will continue to monitor throughout the day to make connections for utility crews and anyone else who has a need, like disaster
Video: Things Spin Out of Control When GOP Protesters Show up to Democrat Event
Jimena Travel / Twitter screen shotEvent attendees, law enforcement and protesters at back entrance of Democratic event on Oct. 17, 2018 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Jimena Travel / Twitter screen shot)
How to get food stamps
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Approximately 12,000 people in Dougherty County are receiving food stamps, and after Hurricane Michael many are concerned if their benefits will continue.The interim director said they went ahead and released the October benefits early.But if you already received food stamps and
No. 5 Valdosta suffers setback against No. 1 Lee County
No. 5 Valdosta High (5-4, 2-1 Region 1-6A) tossed two interceptions in its own territory in the opening frame, one returned for a score, and it went three-and-out on its other two offensive possessions.
Roaches, dirt force Cape Coral's Golden Corral to close among other Lee restaurants
Roaches, rodents, dirt: See why inspectors closed Golden Corral in Cape Coral and other area restaurants in recent weeks.
Refreshed Florida State begins tough second half against Wake Forest
Oct 6, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback N'Kosi Perry (5) celebrates after defeating the Florida State Seminoles at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsJasen Vinlove, Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsFullscreen
Man sentenced to life for Columbia County murder
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla.--(WCJB)Deron Matthews was found guilty of killing a 25-year-old man last October.He was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, but must serve 25 years before that can happen.Matthews turned himself into the Columbia County Sheriff's Office a few days after
No. 1 Lee, No. 5 Valdosta compete for Region 1-6A lead
Valdosta was ranked No. 1 entering the 2016 contest, and it rolled Lee County 27-7 en route to the region title and the program’s first state title since 1998. Last year, it was the Trojans that carried the No. 1 ranking into the matchup, and although they fell 31-28, they went on to the region and
Wake Forest vs. Florida State: Staff predictions
Yes folks, that’s right! It’s once again that time of year when we make our picks for the Florida State vs. Wake Forest game, and wow I just cannot believe how enthusiastic I’m failing to be about a midseason game between the Seminoles and the Demon Deacons. But still, this is a very big game for ea
Brick throwing leads to arrest
At 2:30 p.m., police were sent to an altercation in the 100 block of North Toombs, according to a police department statement. Several witnesses said a man caused a disturbance downtown the previous day and had returned to face them Wednesday, the statement said.
Perry Police looking for car burglary suspects
Authorities say the suspects are believed to be connected to several burglaries in the early morning hours on or around October 13, in the areas of Alvarez, Wilson, Granger streets.
Yard sale sign posted in Valdosta raises safety concerns
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - It’s common knowledge that it is illegal to park in front of a fire hydrant, right? Well, what about putting a sign on one?A yard sale in Valdosta could have potentially slowed down the process of saving a life.A fire hydrant is garnering a lot of attention from the Valdosta Fi
Breast cancer breakthrough? New vaccine being tested at Mayo Clinic could save millions of lives | Health Tips and News
Vaccine for triple-negative breast cancer | Photo Credit: ThinkstockJacksonville, Fla:Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Florida are currently working on a new vaccine for triple-negative breast cancer that they claim could someday save millions of lives. While the vaccine is still in clinical tria
Are our coaches underpaid?
We enjoy watching the fruits of their labor every Friday night under the lights of Boot Hill Stadium. We put the lives of youngsters into their hands with the hope that they will be able to help mold them into productive young men. Often, they are the only positive male role models these young men h
Woman arrested after brandishing pellet gun in Sevier County High School
Brittany Rowe, 34, of Ellijay, Georgia was arrested Wednesday after Sevierville police say she brandished a pellet gun in the main parking lot exit of Sevier County High School.
Valdosta man arrested for throwing brick at someone
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - About 2:30 pm, Wednesday, October 17, Valdosta Police went to the 100 block of North Toombs Street about a fight. Officers said that a man was holding Fernandell Clark on the ground.Several witnesses reported that Clark had allegedly caused a disturbance the previous day downto
Valdosta State holds 90s-themed homecoming pep rally
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta State Blazers held their homecoming pep rally at The Complex on Thursday evening.Valdosta State's football team hosts North Greenville at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday in the conclusion of the school's homecoming festivities.Derrick Davis is the sports
SICK CHICKEN: Outbreak of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products | Valdosta Today
Ninety-two people infected with the outbreak strain ofSalmonellaInfantis have been reported from 29 states.Twenty-one people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have been reported.Epidemiologic and laboratory evidenceindicates that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources are c
Red tide maps show few spots in Southwest Florida
Compared to last week, when testing found no red tide in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, there are now a few spots showing very low levels of the red tide bacteria, including one spot off Bonita Springs, one spot off Cayo Costa Island, and one at Stump Pass in Englewood.