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Curfew extended in efforts to reduce crime
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Dougherty County’s curfew continues Tuesday night in light of burglaries after Hurricane Michael. And it’s expected to last until at least Saturday.Officials said it’s all to keep you safe, as many businesses and homes are still without power.Officials said now is the time
Former Atlanta Falcons running back busted by wife molesting little girl
Justin Crawford (Image Source: Muscogee County Jail)A shocking crime and a confession may send former Atlanta Falcon Justin Crawford, 23, to divorce court and prison. Crawford was arrested this past weekend by police in Columbus, Georgia, after his wife busted him with a 12-year-old girl in a compro
Vice President Mike Pence lands in Albany
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A day after President Trump visited middle Georgia, the nation’s second highest executive is touring damage from Hurricane Michael in Southwest Georgia, Tuesday. His plane landed at the Albany Airport about noon.A White House Official tells WALB that Vice President Pence will tra
Crisp Co. approved for individual federal aid assistance for Hurricane Michael recovery
Crisp Co. deputies also posted about their ongoing recovery efforts."Temporary traffic lights have arrived late yesterday afternoon," deputies say. "This morning dump trucks and trackhoes arrived to assistance with debris removal. Crisp County Power commission expects five more crews to arrive today
'You're About to Go to Jail' Georgia Cop Faces Criticism After Video of Him Aggressively Restraining 12-Year-Old
An officer in Cobb County, Ga., is facing criticism for his handling of a 12-year-old child he detained for selling CDs at a local mall, an incident critics are calling the latest example of police officers being overly aggressive with Black children.
Tyson Foods donating all day in Dooly County
VIENNA, Ga. -- Tyson Foods will be donating products Tuesday in Vienna until they run out.Cordele Police says Tyson will set up at the old Dollar General location at 990 Union St (across from Good to Go).Tyson began donating food at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
National Guard called to Cuthbert, GA to assist in Hurricane Michael relief efforts
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - “One community, one heartbeat” is what the handwritten sign reads outside Nellie Packard’s Vintage Store in the square of Cuthbert.It’s a testament and encouraging message, for the many people coming together following Hurricane Michael, all dealing with a disaster rare to the
Souther Field to observe 100th birthday this weekend. - Americus Times-Recorder
Come out to the Historic Souther Field Centennial Open House and Fly-In from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 and see an original group photo of the entire base personnel — more than 300 men from January 1919. This rare item, loaned just for this event, will be on display along with
State fines Albany church child development center
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several months after an investigation into possible improper physical discipline began, an Albany child care facility faced a several-hundred dollar fine.
Updated area closings, resources available and power outages due to Hurricane Michael
Georgia Powerhas restored power to 97 percent of customers, or more than 375,000 customers, impacted by Hurricane Michael. Restoration is expected to be completed in the Albany area this evening and in the Bainbridge area by tomorrow night.
Federal emergency declaration issued for SW Georgia
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - President Trump issued a Federal Emergency Declaration for counties in Middle and Southwest Georgia struck by Hurricane Michael on October 10, 2018.Second District Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. said this opens up eligibility for federal disaster assistance from the Federal E
President Trump will tour storm-ravaged GA
WARNER ROBINS, GA (WALB) - President Donald Trump during the President’s visit to Georgia on Monday, October 15, following Hurricane Michael, a historic storm that swept across the region last week.WALB will cover the event when the president lands, which is expected to be about 4:00 this afternoon.
11 year old beauty queen donates to storm recovery
LEE CO., GA (WALB) - An 11-year-old beauty queen is stepping up in her community to make a difference.Amelia Reed won the national title of America’s National Grace this past weekend, beating nearly 70 contestants.She competed in interview, casual wear, fun fashion, and evening wear.Reed was awarded
Two shot, one killed in early morning shooting on 25th Ave.
Two shot, one killed in early morning shooting on 25th Ave.COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus police are currently investigating an early morning shooting that claimed the life of one man and injured another.57-year-old Curtis Lockhart and 57-year-old Alexander Jackson were found suffering from gunshot
MIKE PENCE VISITS GEORGIA: Vice President Pence to visit Southwest Georgia today, survey storm damage
ALBANY, Ga.- Vice President Mike Pence is visiting southwest Georgia today where he will survey storm damage from Hurricane Michael, a day afterPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did the same thing.
Elderly woman rescued from Americus home during Hurricane Michael
hyhAmericus, Ga- When Aldeen Smith and his wife went to bed on Tuesday night, their Americus home was in stable condition and his 83-year-old bed-ridden mother-in-law was resting comfortably in her bedroom. That all changed the next day once Hurricane Michael made landfall causing significant wind a
House burns on Old Dawson
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Multiple units of the Albany Fire Department are battling a house fire in the 5400 block of Old Dawson Road.It is best to avoid this area for now.We will have details of the fire when they are available.Copyright 2018, WALB.
Vice President Mike Pence to visit Georgia today, survey storm damage | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic
ALBANY, Ga. -Vice President Mike Pence is visiting southwest Georgia today where he will survey storm damage from Hurricane Michael, a day afterPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump did the same thing.
Georgia pecan, cotton producers hit hard by Hurricane Michael
"China's been our big market, and we were already messed up bad with the tariff situation. And this is just even worse than that. So, we're just taking a double hit," said Merritt.
Eighty-five miles from home with an infant and only $15, she runs out of gas and diapers. Which does she buy?
Lensira Jackson was 85 miles from home with her infant daughter, $15, no gas and no diapers.She had taken daughter Arlana to visit friends in Albany, and run short of necessities:“I ran out of gas, and she ran out of diapers at the same time. ... Should I get the gas or get the diapers? I was using