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Redstone: No evidence of shooting, investigation ongoing

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:20:00 EDT

Redstone Arsenal officials say Tuesday's reports of an active shooter appear false.

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Three dead in Northwest Albany shooting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:36:00 EDT

Two men and a woman are dead after a shooting inside a Northwest Albany duplex.

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APD investigating after shooting in South Albany

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:37:00 EDT

The Albany Police Department is investigating after a man was shot in the leg Tuesday night. 

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Albany man hospitalized after shooting on Tulsa Lane

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:40:00 EDT

Albany Police said a 19-year-old man was taken to the hospital late Tuesday night after being shot in the abdomen. 

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VIDEO: Women brawl inside south Columbus Dollar Tree

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:53:00 EDT

Dollar Tree brawl: Columbus police are charging four people after a fight broke out inside of the Dollar Tree on Buena Vista Road.

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Man jailed for 90 days after drywall powder mistaken for cocaine

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:15:00 EDT

A false positive test result of drywall powder led the police to arrest a Florida man for possession of cocaine.

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APD responds to shooting on Clark Avenue

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:04:00 EDT

According to Albany police, a man was shot in the parking lot of a convenience store in the1100 block of Clark Avenue Tuesday night.

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DPH offers rapid HIV testing at Walgreens

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:28:00 EDT

The Southwest Public Health District is partnering up with Walgreens and the Greater Than AIDS Foundation to offer free HIV testing June 27 through June 29.

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Girls Inc. unveils new mural

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A group of girls in Albany are using a colorful mural to inspire other kids in the community.

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Albany Housing Authority to allow residents with criminal records to apply for housing

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:46:00 EDT

Albany residents with criminal backgrounds may soon be able to apply for public housing.

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MCLB Albany prepares to host Fourth of July Celebration

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:59:00 EDT

The Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base Fourth of July Celebrations will be  Friday, commemorating the 241st Birthday of the nation. 

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South Georgia computer experts warn to protect yourself against cyber attack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:50:00 EDT

South Georgia computer experts are warning that a new kind of cyber attack is racing around the world, and you need to be aware to protect your computer.  The hackers are demanding ransom, and so far there is no solution to stop them.

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Two people killed, three hurt in house explosion

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:54:00 EDT

It happened around 8:45 Tuesday morning in the 1700 block of Hercules Ave.

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Dougherty Co. mental health court to expand

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:23:00 EDT

Dougherty County's nationally recognized mental health court is expanding to offer a service to help non-violent, first offenders stay on track.

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County commissioners consider list of unincorporated alleys to get paved

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:39:00 EDT

For the first time, some alleys in unincorporated Dougherty County could be paved.

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Testimonies continue in lottery murder trial

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:13:00 EDT

A Tifton man is on trial this week in the 2016 murder of a former lottery winner.

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Students paint home for Albany family

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:18:00 EDT

Students have traveled from Nashville to Albany this week to volunteer. 

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City leaders to draft model for opioid epidemic

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:05:00 EDT

Local health leaders are stepping to the front lines to fight the drug epidemic face on. 

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Englishman hit by speeding bus gets up, walks into bar

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:16:00 EDT

He suffered only minor injuries despite the terrifying impact.

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Rainfall Gauge

Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:53:00 EDT

Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 3.52"; Normal for the Month 5.21"; Yearly Total 22.52"; -/+ Year to Date -5.66".

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City of Thomasville purchases old Caterpillar plant; hopeful for new tenant

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:43:00 EDT

The $8 million former Caterpillar plant is now off the market in Thomasville and could soon have a new tenant.  "When we have control of the building we are able to control who goes in it," said Thomasville Payroll Development Authority executive director, Sherry Zorn. Instead of being used as a storage warehouse, Zorn said they have a different plan in mind, Code name Project Knight. 

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Downtown Thomasville hosts 'Tuesdays at the amphitheater'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:00 EDT

Folks in Thomasville spent the afternoon at the new amphitheater on Tuesday making art! This is part of the new program called Tuesdays at the Amphitheater that Downtown Thomasville leaders are organizing this summer. Tuesday, kids and their parents made string heart art with employees from Pottery Frenzy. 

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Valdosta police investigate attempted armed robbery

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:48:00 EDT

The Valdosta Police department are investigating an attempted armed robbery. Police said it happened on the 1400 block of East Moore Street around 11:45 last night.  The victim told police he was walking when two men with a gun approached him, demanding money. Investigators said no one was injured in this incident. 

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Cook Out opening two locations in South GA

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:11:00 EDT

Cook Out is adding two more restaurants to its growing chain, right in South Georgia. 

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Albany city worker injured after falling into hole

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:25:00 EDT

An Albany City employee was transported to the hospital after falling into a hole.

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Thomasville police urge residents to lock doors after apartment burglary

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:59:00 EDT

Thomasville police are once again asking residents to lock their doors.

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Thomasville woman claims she was assaulted by 11-year-old grandson

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:48:00 EDT

An 11-year-old boy is now facing charges after his grandmother told police he assaulted her.

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NYC man visits toilet '11 times' after getting Starbucks, creates viral post

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:23:00 EDT

A New York, New York man's tale of a recent visit to Starbucks has exploded on Facebook. And it's pretty easy to see why. 

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Washington, DC, issues nation's first gender-neutral driver's licenses

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:36:00 EDT

Oregon will start issuing similar IDs in July and California and New York are looking at their own legislation.

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Fire Weather Forecast

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:51:00 EST

Fire Weather Forecast June 27-28, 2017

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Mitchell, Grady EMC pitch in to help Second Harvest Food Bank

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:55:00 EDT

Mitchell and Grady EMCs are hosting a food drive to help Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia. 

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Former Braves infielder's son hits complications after baseball to face at Midlands school

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:00 EDT

The son of a former Atlanta Braves infielder and current Chicago Cubs scout has hit a "massive ball of complications" before a scheduled Tuesday morning surgery. 

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Woman pleads guilty to manslaughter of man convicted of molesting her

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:00:00 EDT

A woman pleaded guilty to her part in the murder of a man who was convicted of molesting her when she was a child.

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Passenger tosses coins in jet engine "for luck," causes 5-hour flight delay

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:26:00 EDT

The plane sat on the tarmac for five hours while maintenance crews went through every inch of the engines.

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Decatur Co. man jailed after telling 911 he 'killed someone with ax'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:25:00 EDT

Investigators say a man is behind bars and a victim is recovering after being attacked with an ax in Decatur County.

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Police: Man who set Twin Peaks restaurant on fire intended to die

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:05:00 EDT

Responding deputies arrived to smoke billowing from the restaurant and the suspect, forty-five-year-old Roland Evan Croyle, standing shirtless next to his vehicle outside the front doors.

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California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:01:00 EDT

A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

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CBS 5 Investigates The Phantom Killer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:43:00 EDT

A sleepy Arizona town was shaken into a state of fear after two little girls vanished only to be found murdered. Their killer, The Phantom, taunted police. While the case was seemingly closed decades ago, there is a new chapter emerging.

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RECALL ALERT: Choking hazard found in infant car seat, more than 207,000 recalled

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:20:00 EDT

Britax Child Safety is recalling over 207,000 rear-facing infant car seats because part of a clip can break and cause a choking hazard.

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Dash cam video shows deputy hit by car while working accident

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:24:00 EDT

Deputy Stephanie Masouka was responding to an accident on I-85 northbound in LaGrange. She parked her car in the southbound lane and walked over to help with the scene of an accident, soon after, a tractor trailer came barreling towards her.

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Learn how to can and preserve your own food

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:42:00 EDT

The Tift Co. Food Processing Center, also known as the Tift Co. Canning Plant, is about to close for its 2017 season, but there’s still time for residents to learn about preserving their own food..

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Commissioner urges help with summer jobs for students

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:17:00 EDT

Albany city leaders are urging businesses and nonprofits to help bring back summer jobs for students.

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Albany Art Museum summer campers create Pop projects

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:16:00 EDT

Some Albany kids are spending their summer getting their creative juices flowing.

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Philando Castile's family reaches $3M settlement in death

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:02:00 EDT

The family of Philando Castile has reached a $3 million settlement over his shooting death by a police officer during a traffic stop.

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Off-duty police officer tackles passenger attempting to open exit during flight

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:16:00 EDT

The passenger was shouting in the airport before boarding, and pacing the plane once in the air.

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Newly released video shows a clearer image of controversial traffic stop

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:21:00 EDT

New video shows a clearer picture of the moments the parents of Llewellyn Glover Jr. say excessive force was used against their son during a traffic stop.

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Graphic: Children rescued from filthy, animal-hoarding home, 2 arrested

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:33:00 EDT

What started as an animal hoarding call ended in the arrest of two people accused of keeping children locked in rooms. 

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VIDEO: Accused impaired driver narrowly misses other vehicles, crashes

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:48:00 EDT

The video shows the car swerving from one side of the road to the other, even passing oncoming traffic in the grass on the left and hitting a guard rail, before going airborne and landing in a wooded area.

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Argyle residents warned not to drink the city water

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:48:00 EDT

City officials in Argyle, which is a small town near Homerville in Clinch County, are warning residents Monday night not to drink the city water for 24 to 48 hours.  

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Ohio city leader suggests medics stop responding to overdoses

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:07:00 EDT

The cost of responding to drug overdoses continues to skyrocket in Middletown. Council members are trying to explore new ways relieve their financial burden, like not responding to some overdose calls.

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Family reminds tipster can stay anonymous to earn $70,000 reward

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:16:00 EDT

Dougherty County Police say they continue to investigate the violent home invasion shooting of a South Georgia business owner, but with no arrests so far. 

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Tifton business reaps the benefits of 'The Great Race'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:19:00 EDT

Businesses are reaping the benefits of the Great Race that roared through downtown Tifton this weekend.  

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Missing teen from Ballantyne found alive in Georgia, man in custody

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 15:59:00 EDT

A 17-year-old girl who went missing from the Ballantyne area more than a year ago was found alive in Georgia Sunday. 

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Dougherty okays budget, concerns over declining tax digest

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:02:00 EDT

Dougherty County commissioners approved a $68,725,255 dollar spending plan for the next fiscal year, but commissioners are already discussing ways to find more money and spend less. 

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United Way sees decrease in funding

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:15:00 EDT

A South Georgia non-proft agency said a decrease in donations is only going to make them work harder next year.  Giving to the United Way of Southwest Georgia dropped by seven percent in 2016.

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Chick-fil-A to host blood drive

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:26:00 EDT

Chick-fil-A on Dawson Road is hosting a blood drive on Friday.

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AFD investigates house fire, looking for suspect

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:41:00 EDT

Albany Fire investigators are looking for the person who started a fire in a South Albany home Sunday morning.  You can still hear the faint sound of a fire alarm still rings through American Lane. On Monday morning, neighbors expressed concern. 

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Man arrested after allegedly stealing, beaching boat while on Four Loko binge

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:56:00 EDT

Jonathan Race allegedly blacked out after a few Four Lokos, stole a boat and then crashed it on the shore in Daytona Beach.

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Thomasville Pizza Hut employee victim of armed robbery

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:44:00 EDT

The Thomasville Police Department is investigating after a Pizza Hut employee was robbed.

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Aspire continues free counseling for storm victims, seeing increase

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:37:00 EDT

Five months later and hundreds of January storm victims are still suffering. The good news is there is free help available.  Aspire Behavioral Health has been helping thousands of victims since January.  

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Woman charged with animal cruelty after leaving dog in car at Pooler outlets

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:52:00 EDT

The Pooler Police Department arrested a woman on June 22 after she allegedly left her dog in her car parked at the Tanger Outlets. 

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Valdosta man jailed after shooting wife in leg

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:07:00 EDT

Valdosta authorities say a weekend shooting put a woman in the hospital and landed her husband behind bars.

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Gov. Deal attends groundbreaking for new GBI Crime Lab in Pooler

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 05:23:00 EDT

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab is one step closer to being built in Pooler. 

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WALB staff honored, wins at Georgia AP Awards

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:35:00 EDT

WALB, South Georgia’s news, weather and sports leader, took home several awards in leading categories at the Georgia Associated Press Media Editors Annual Awards Banquet Saturday. 

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Dawson police chief waives arraignment

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:21:00 EDT

The Dawson Police Chief Charlie Whitehead did not stand before a judge Monday. He waived his formal arraignment here at the Terrell County Courthouse. 

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Woman facing additional charges after officers find drugs in wig

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:39:00 EDT

A woman is facing additional drug charges after officials found drugs hidden in her wig while getting booked in the Coffee County Jail.

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Valdosta PD investigates after man shot in the chest

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:56:00 EDT

The Valdosta Police Department has started an investigation after a man was shot in the chest Saturday night. 

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New gun range in Eufaula offers unique experience

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:59:00 EDT

There's a new place to learn some serious shooting skills, and its bringing in people from all over the country.  

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Yellow jackets nest called big danger on Flint River

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:29:00 EDT

A huge nest was spotted by Angler Lee Harper in the Flint River, and now experts are warning South Georgians to stay far away from it.

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Domino game leads to 2 deaths, police say

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:51:00 EDT

Authorities say several people were playing Dominoes inside a home when an argument broke out and the suspect went to his car, got a gun and opened fire.

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Citizen shoots suspect fleeing scene of accident

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:16:00 EDT

Marcus Allen Pitts was charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the Newton County Detention Center. 

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Vietnam veteran writes book to donate profits

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:11:00 EDT

A South Georgia man is sharing his experience serving in the Vietnam War by writing a book.

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Marco's Pizza opens new location in Moultrie

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:23:00 EDT

More than one thousand people got free pizza Sunday to celebrate a new business.

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Motorcycle safety course

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:19:00 EDT

Motorcyclists revved their engines Sunday, getting ready to hit the roads as safely as possible.

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Crowd of people catch teen who fell off a ride at Six Flags (VIDEO)

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:08:00 EDT

A 14-year-old girl is in stable condition after she fell off of a ride at a Six Flags in New York. 

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Naked cyclists bare all for awareness, protest

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:17:00 EDT

The annual Naked Bike Ride is held annually to celebrate bicycles, the human body and to highlight the vulnerability of cyclists in traffic.

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Man donates motorcycle for remembrance

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:24:00 EDT

A Tifton man who fought for our country in Iraq, continues to give back to his community by donating more than just his time in the Army. 

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Man charged with stabbing parents over lack of air conditioning

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:34:00 EDT

Court documents say he cut his father's face several times and struck him on the top of the head with the knife handle.

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Albany High alumni take one last walk through school's halls

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:25:00 EDT

You may or may not remember your last time walking the halls of your high school. For many Albany High School alumni, that memory won't fade any time soon.

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Overweight man says Spirit Airlines 'embarrassed' him on overbooked flight

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:04:00 EDT

The man had bought two seats on the flight in order to be comfortable, but he says the airline took back one of the seats without asking due to an overbooked flight.

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Deputies: Mom left toddlers in hot car as punishment

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:07:00 EDT

The children died after their mother left them inside a hot car to teach them a lesson, deputies say.

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Yummy Spoonfuls recalled nationwide for bone

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:52:00 EDT

Check your toddler's Yummy Spoonfuls chicken bites to ensure they are not on the recall list.

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Family medicine doctors graduate from Phoebe residency program

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:16:00 EDT

Five new family medicine doctors will soon enter the workforce after spending three years of their residency here in Albany. Doctors Danielle Andrews, Sarah Codrea, Justin Lancaster, John Macon and Jennifer Yam graduated the Phoebe Family Medicine Residency program Saturday night at the Doublegate Country Club.

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4-year-old boy nearly drowns at Albany hotel pool

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:24:00 EDT

Albany Fire Captain Michael Styles said a child was taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon after almost drowning. 

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Dougherty County ham radio enthusiasts prepare for emergencies

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:10:00 EDT

Ham radio enthusiasts put their skills to practice for emergencies Saturday. It was the yearly ham radio field day at Avalon United Methodist Church in Dougherty County. Albany Amateur Radio Club members practiced with their mobile command center.

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Wiregrass Farmer's Market hosts County Fair Day

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:01:00 EDT

Tift County and surrounding community members submitted homemade goods and flower arrangements for competition.

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M.O.V.E.R.S. help city young adults

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:57:00 EDT

Men in Albany spent the day learning about how to change the negative perception Albany can have. 

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Swim, but don't swallow the water

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:53:00 EDT

You can increase your odds of keeping your health while playing in the water this summer by following a few safety tips.

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Woman diagnosed with cancer on same day her husband dies

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:54:00 EDT

It wasn't long after her husband's death that Tessie Sylvester learned her life as a single mother would be getting even more difficult.

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UPDATE: Driver killed after multiple semi wreck on I-75

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:25:00 EDT

The Georgia State Patrol spent several hours Thursday night cleaning up after a fiery crash that killed one and involved four tractor-trailers on I-75 South near mile marker 3 in Lowndes County.

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Record 44 million expected to travel for July 4

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:34:00 EDT

The year, the Fourth of July is a Tuesday.

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Dog owners request cremation, get frozen dog instead

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:26:00 EDT

The women wanted to keep their dog close so they asked that a veterinary hospital have him cremated.

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Woman comes face-to-face with robber in her home

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:02:00 EDT

She was convinced the intruder was going to rape her, so she escaped to her open window and screamed for help.

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Robbers pose as officers, invade family's home

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:15:00 EDT

Both of the criminals had guns, officials said, and they had clothing indicating they were police.  

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Leaders disagree with Albany's ranking in 24/7 Wall Street worst cities article

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:08:00 EDT

An article by 24/7 Wall Street and shared by USA Today listed the country's top 10 worst cities to live in with Albany ranking 7th, but city leaders disagree.

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Sumter Co. manhunt suspect speaks out at bond hearing

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:33:00 EDT

The suspect deputies say lead them on a 30-hour Sumter County manhunt spoke out to the judge at his bond hearing Friday.

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Georgia Veterans State Park to open archery range

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:39:00 EDT

A South Georgia state park will soon have a new way for visitors to have fun.

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Leesburg Army veteran demands better care for women

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:36:00 EDT

A Leesburg Army veteran is demanding answers for the lack of medical care she say has not received from Albany's VA clinic. 

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Brandon Banks found guilty of rape, sexual battery in Vanderbilt rape trial

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:53:00 EDT

Brandon Banks has been found guilty of one count of aggravated rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery by a Davidson County jury for his role in the rape of an unconscious female student in 2013.

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Chehaw gears up for Wakefest

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:50:00 EDT

From the beginners to the pros, about 55 competitors will be in Albany next month for Wakefest.

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