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Two Albany shooting victims expected to recover

I am primarily the public safety reporter, but also cover a variety of other news events and special features. I am a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Philosophy and have been with the Herald since April of 2016. I am primarily the public safety reporter, but also cover a varie

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-01-16 20:40:00

Albany native arrested on battery charge

Phoebe Factoids Facebook page administrator, Claude Wilson Geer IV has been arrested by the Johns Creek Police Department. According to police, Geer had a warrant for his arrest for battery. A Johns Creek Police report said officers responded to a domestic violence call on Monday. When they arrived,

WALB 10 - 2018-01-17 02:50:24

Snow chances increasing for Albany on Wednesday -- UPDATED 1 p.m.

A pine cone gets a light dusting of snow Jan. 3 in Tifton. Chances are that if Albany gets any snow Wednesday morning, it will be trace amounts, though it could reach a quarter of an inch. (Photo Courtesy of Joy Crosby) FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave UPDATE -- The National Weather Service in Tallahas

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-01-16 15:00:00

Georgia teacher arrested on child molestation allegations

MOULTRIE, Ga. -- State agents and south Georgia deputies have worked together to put a school teacher accused of child molestation behind bars. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of 26-year-old Sebrun James Holton, Jr. of Doerun, Georgia on Tuesday. Holton, a junior high schoo

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-17 03:04:00

Junior high teacher charged with child molestation

MOULTRIE, Ga. - A Colquitt County teacher arrested on Tuesday is accused of child molestation of a student in the school system in which he is employed. Sebrun James Holton Jr., a teacher at C.A. Gray Junior High School, was arrested after an investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investig

MOULTRIE OBSERVER - 2018-01-17 03:22:00

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 17-23

The Drifters, who will open the second half of the Rylander Theatre's Presenter series at 8 p.m. Friday, has been the most anticipated performance so far of the theater's 2017-18 season. (Photo courtesy of the Rylander Theatre) Local artists create the 400 unique bowls that are a vital part of the a

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-01-16 21:01:00

Albany, Lee Co. Housing Authority consolidation talks on hold

The proposed consolidation between Albany and Lee County housing authority has been put on hold. Staff said they were going to hold off on discussions until another executive director is selected. The previous executive director Roman Velasquez died in November. Right now, Jeannette Anderson is se

WALB 10 - 2018-01-17 03:20:25

FIRST ALERT: Schools closed or delayed Wednesday due to winter weather

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Southwest Georgia is expected to experience winter weather in the early hours of Wednesday morning. In response to that, some schools are closing or delaying start times. Below is an updating list of school closures: Baker Country: Calhoun County: Crisp County: Dougherty County:

WTVM - 2018-01-16 10:55:28

Empty car hit by train in Springfield

A car was hit by a train in Springfield Tuesday morning around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1st Street and Iles Avenue. (WICS) A car was hit by a train in Springfield Tuesday morning. No one was injured because the car was empty. The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1st Street and Iles Avenue. Acc

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-16 09:39:23

Driver in deadly I-55 crash identified

One person has been killed in a two car crash on I-55 northbound near Divernon. (WICS) The driver who died after a crash on I-55 near Divernon on Monday has been identified. The Sangamon County Coroner 44-year-old Mark Heaton of Springfield was pronounced dead at the scene Monday around 1 p.m. The

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-16 11:37:09

Deadly crash in Sangamon County

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - One person is dead after a crash in Sangamon County. The crash happened at noon Monday on I-55 near Mile Marker 82. A 44-year-old Springfield man whose name has not yet been released died at the scene. Illinois State Police said he was driving south on I-55 at a hig

WAND TV - 2018-01-15 23:34:00

Flamini resigns from seat on Springfield School Board

Springfield School Board members will decide next month to extend the district's contract with First Student bus company two more years or go out to bid. That decision, and others, will have to be made without Chuck Flamini, who resigned from his seat on the school board representing Subdistrict 7 e

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 04:34:18

Rauner signs law creating IDOC women's division at Logan prison

LINCOLN - A new position to oversee the women's division within the Illinois Department of Corrections was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, following a tour of the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln. "We need to help these women get the help they need so that once they serve their tim

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-16 20:00:00

Spreading MLK Jr.'s message across Springfield

In Springfield, a group marched down Martin Luther King Drive to spread his message of love and caring. Those who marched said MLK's dream is being achieved. In Springfield, a group marched down Martin Luther King Drive to spread his message of love and caring. Those who marched said MLK's dream is

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-15 17:39:03

Virden man gets 35 years for sexual assault of child

A 33-year-old Virden man was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a female relative numerous times when she was 6 and 7 years old. Thomas A. Hess was found guilty in November by a Macoupin County jury of predatory criminal sexual assault. In November 2016, the Macoupin Cou

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 22:55:53

Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would merely delay the threat of an election-year shutdown.

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-16 22:52:44

Tyler Police Department assists drivers on icy roadways

Tyler Police have been working all day to assist stranded drivers on the icy roadways. Throughout the day, officers were called to scenes across the Tyler community where drivers lost control of their vehicles and slid off the roadways. "For the officers I can tell you first-hand one of the main i

KLTV - 2018-01-16 23:51:40

Winter storm Inga brings snow, icy road conditions across East Texas

Cars and trucks slid around the roads in Tyler on Tuesday morning after an inch of snow melted and then re-froze, turning usually busy streets into dangerous sheets of ice. The National Weather Service said Tuesday morning about 1 inch of snow fell over Tyler and most of Smith County on Monday night

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 14:58:00

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport temporarily closed for de-icing

The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is temporarily closed for de-icing operations. There was about 1 inch of ice and snow on the runways requiring closure, according to the city. Airport officials were onsite since about 1:30 a.m. and were planning to apply ice melting chemicals in hopes of opening o

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 14:14:00

Tyler PD responding to multiple wrecks on icy roadways, advises caution

The Tyler Police Department is responding to multiple wrecks involving icy roadways and asking drivers to be cautious today while traveling in the snow. The department in advising drivers to reduce their speed on all roads, especially when crossing bridges or traveling on outlining roadways, due a m

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-16 11:58:00