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Remains of Valdosta native who served in World War II arriving to TLH Friday
Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 11:34 AM EDT
The remains of a fallen soldier will be returning to the region Friday, nearly eight decades after his death.
Panama City woman accused of hiding drugs in baby crib
Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 5:12 PM EST
A child abuse investigation led Panama City Police to find more than 34,000 lethal doses of fentanyl hidden in a baby crib.
VSU partners with Active Minds for Mental Health Awareness
Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 1:05 AM EDT
Valdosta State University partnered with Active Minds, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to change the culture around mental health, to bring Send Silence Packing to campus.
Alabama says it has built method for nitrogen gas execution
Updated: Aug. 7, 2021 at 12:30 PM EDT
The Associated Press
Alabama says it has finished construction of a “system” to use nitrogen gas to carry out death sentences.
Permanent daylight saving time? What would it mean?
Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 6:55 PM EDT
A Florida senator has filed a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent. Meteorologist Charles Roop goes over the science and what it would mean if the bill became law.
Atlanta police officer fired after fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks
Updated: Jun. 16, 2020 at 2:42 PM EDT
An Atlanta police officer was fired early Sunday following the fatal shooting of a black man, which triggered unrest and new waves of protests in the city.
Panama City teacher faces backlash over Facebook post amid nationwide protests
Updated: Jun. 10, 2020 at 9:08 PM EDT
As protests over racism take hold of the country, one Tyndall Elementary School teacher is now facing criticism for a recent social media post.
Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying
Updated: May. 21, 2020 at 6:18 PM EDT
The Georgia man who filmed cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in his death.
Georgia Gov. Kemp says businesses may begin reopening as soon as Friday
Updated: Apr. 20, 2020 at 5:27 PM EDT
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says restaurants, gyms, hair salons and other businesses may begin reopening statewide Friday.
Georgia's shelter-in-place order extended
Updated: Apr. 8, 2020 at 4:38 PM EDT
WALB News 10
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the state’s top health officials are giving the latest developments on COVID-19, including extending the statewide shelter-in-place order.
Radar and Lightning
Kemp signs state shelter-in-place executive order
Updated: Apr. 2, 2020 at 6:48 PM EDT
WALB News 10
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a statewide shelter-in-place executive order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Kemp to sign executive orders to close schools, issue shelter-in-place order
Updated: Apr. 1, 2020 at 4:39 PM EDT
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has announced that he will sign two executive orders; one closing all public K-12 schools in the state through the remainder of the year and one issuing a shelter-in-place order through April 13.
Georgia 1st grader publishes her own book at age six
Updated: Feb. 20, 2020 at 10:06 PM EST
According to a survey done by Author Jim C. Hines, the average age an author sells their first book is 36. A little girl in Blakely, Georgia has reached that milestone at the ripe age of six.
Florida AG grants reparations for wrongfully convicted man
Updated: Feb. 16, 2020 at 12:26 PM EST
The Florida Attorney General’s office announced Saturday that it was wrong to deny reparations to a Jacksonville man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Court ‘deeply troubled’ by woman’s jailing over unpaid fines
Updated: Feb. 15, 2020 at 1:25 PM EST
Federal appeals court judges said they were “deeply troubled” that a Georgia municipal court jailed a woman when she couldn’t pay a fine for driving without insurance.
Small plane crashed in Louisiana
Updated: Dec. 28, 2019 at 12:26 PM EST
The Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office confirms that a plane has crashed near a post office in Louisiana Saturday morning.
City of Pensacola hires firm to investigate recent cyber attack
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019 at 8:11 AM EST
The City of Pensacola has hired the global professional services company Deloitte to evaluate the extent of a recent cyber attack that crippled the city's computer network.
Florida sandwich employee fires shots in dispute over wrap, says authorities
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019 at 7:55 AM EST
A dispute over making a sandwich escalated until authorities say gunshots were fired a day later.
Florida man pays electric bills of families about to lose power for Christmas
Updated: Dec. 18, 2019 at 7:40 AM EST
A Florida man who once spent a Christmas without electricity is paying it forward literally.
Judge allows Georgia to remove inactive voters from registration list
Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 3:03 PM EST
A federal judge in Georgia permitted the state on Monday to move forward with a planned purge of its voter rolls.
Seat belt laws for backseat passengers could come in 2020
Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 2:53 PM EST
WALB News 10
Georgia lawmakers are looking at requiring every passenger in a car to wear seat belts.
Hundreds attend funeral for Navy sailor slain in base attack
Updated: Dec. 17, 2019 at 4:31 AM EST
Roughly 400 people, including dozens of uniformed service members, gathered at a Savannah church to remember 21-year-old Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters of neighboring Richmond Hill
Sources say two missing Jacksonville children have been found safe
Updated: Dec. 16, 2019 at 4:32 AM EST
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an Amber Alert for 2 missing children on Sunday.
Judge recommends Georgia prevail in water war with Florida
Updated: Dec. 13, 2019 at 5:18 AM EST
The neighboring Southern states have been fighting since the 1990s over Georgia’s use of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers
Conservation groups make major land buy along Georgia coast
Updated: Dec. 8, 2019 at 9:39 AM EST
The patch of land is 16,000-acres
Florida authorities say a man punched umpire over disputed Little League call
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST
Authorities in Florida say a man punched a Little League umpire and broke his tooth over a disputed call after a game.
Passenger dies on Carnival's Horizon during cruise
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 1:41 PM EST
Officials say an investigation is underway after a passenger died while the Carnival Horizon was returning to port in Miami.
Florida authorities crack down on human trafficking, sex trade
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 12:13 PM EST
Authorities in Florida's Tampa Bay area say they've arrested 104 people in connection with human trafficking charges during a five-month long investigation.
Florida man gets 8 years for involvement in deadly hate-crime attack in 2015
Updated: Nov. 18, 2019 at 7:33 AM EST
A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man.
Child bicyclist hit and killed by car in Marion County
Updated: Nov. 16, 2019 at 9:59 AM EST
A child is dead after being hit by a car on SW 155 Street in Marion County.
Democrats' Nov. 20 debate expected to feature 10 candidates
Updated: Nov. 14, 2019 at 3:22 PM EST
Ten Democratic presidential candidates are expected to qualify for a Nov. 20 debate in Georgia.
Georgia executes man for '94 store clerk killing
Updated: Nov. 13, 2019 at 9:54 PM EST
Georgia has executed a man convicted in the 1994 killing of a convenience store clerk.
Florida authorities say officer killed service dog that bit at him
Updated: Nov. 13, 2019 at 5:09 AM EST
Authorities say a Florida police officer fatally shot a service dog while responding to a man suffering from a seizure.
Georgia deputy charged with murder for off-duty shooting
Updated: Nov. 12, 2019 at 5:37 AM EST
A Georgia sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder in connection with an off-duty domestic shooting.
Florida woman accused of setting unfaithful boyfriend's home on fire
Updated: Nov. 12, 2019 at 4:21 AM EST
A Florida woman is accused of setting fire to her boyfriend's home after catching him cheating.
More cases tied to man accused of groping kids at Disney
Updated: Nov. 11, 2019 at 6:23 AM EST
A Florida man charged with molesting two children at Disney World is now accused of molesting two other children at the theme park.
Florida woman killed by falling tree branch while taking a walk
Updated: Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:02 AM EST
Authorities say a woman was killed in South Florida when a branch fell on her as she took a walk.
Florida woman convicted of DUI manslaughter in boy's death
Updated: Oct. 27, 2019 at 10:13 AM EDT
A Florida woman is facing up to 15 years in prison after being convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of a 12-year-old walking to school.
Reports say gunman kills himself after opening fire in a Georgia Walmart
Updated: Oct. 26, 2019 at 10:38 AM EDT
News reports say a man who fired shots inside a Walmart store in Georgia early Saturday has died after he turned the gun on himself.
Officials say two men rescue elderly woman from partially submerged car
Updated: Oct. 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM EDT
Officials say two men were able to rescue an elderly woman from a partially submerged car near a boat ramp in Florida.
Nanny gets 20 years for sexually abusing child, having his baby
Updated: Oct. 20, 2019 at 9:55 AM EDT
A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son.
School district backtracks on transgender student policy
Updated: Oct. 15, 2019 at 2:41 PM EDT
A Georgia county school district is putting on hold a new rule allowing transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity.
Author's speech cancelled after Georgia students burn book
Updated: Oct. 13, 2019 at 9:50 AM EDT
An author's second appearance at a Georgia university has been cancelled after a few students burned copies of her book.
New court terms for Florida man jailed for missing jury duty
Updated: Oct. 6, 2019 at 6:27 AM EDT
A Florida judge has reduced the terms of probation of a 21-year-old man who spent 10 days in jail after he overslept and missed jury duty.
Two Georgia lawmakers to introduce laws for vaping, e-cigarette use
Updated: Oct. 3, 2019 at 3:49 PM EDT
Next year, expect to hear legislative debate on vaping and e-cigarette use in Georgia.
Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law
Updated: Oct. 1, 2019 at 4:19 PM EDT
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive new abortion law from taking effect.
Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for deadly shooting
Updated: Sep. 28, 2019 at 9:53 AM EDT
A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly shooting that left one man dead.
Florida deputy suspended following on-duty sex allegations
Updated: Sep. 28, 2019 at 9:21 AM EDT
Officials say a Florida deputy has been suspended without pay following allegations that he received oral sex from a woman at a homeless camp while on duty.
GA sheriff's worker fired over racist admission
Updated: Sep. 26, 2019 at 6:16 AM EDT
A Georgia sheriff’s employee has been fired over a video that shows him confronting someone for speaking Spanish at a McDonald’s- admitting to being a racist
Deputy accidentally shoots himself in leg during training
Updated: Sep. 26, 2019 at 6:09 AM EDT
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that the injury occurred at a gun range Wednesday morning.