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A deck collapse Monday night in Millbrook left several teens injured. It happened at a graduation party. As we move into the summer season, this incident underscores the need to make sure decks aren't overloaded. More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his...More >>
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Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.Dr. BrooksMore >>
Macon County School Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks confirms to WSFA 12 News that shots were fired after a high school graduation ceremony Wednesday evening. There were no injuries reported.More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In the past months, we've seen more and more of these home videos of people risking their lives to film tornadoes.
Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade says waiting until the last minute to get into a safe place is not worth it. "In cases like that there are higher cases of injury and higher risk of death from these storms we want people to go ahead and put down the camera, phone and get in a safe place."
One of the largest problems victims of tornadoes face they think they have more time than they actually do. "There's plenty of lead time, the time between the warning and when the tornado hits, there's plenty of time to get into their safe place, not time to grab the video camera."
But what if you're not taking pictures and you're in your car when a tornado touches down.
Derek says try to listen ahead of time and delay your travels in severe weather, but when all else fails, "Immediately pull off the road to some sort of structure, whether that be a store, a gas station, a restaurant somewhere."