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Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.More >>
Dozens of containers holding remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash were loaded aboard two military transports to go to the Netherlands Thursday on the second day of the airlift, while Australia's government...More >>
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Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >>
Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire.More >>
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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
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Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
This morning Georgia Power crews here in south Georgia are packing up and getting ready to hit the road as ice and snow bears down on the northern part of the state.
It was just two weeks ago when metro Atlanta was crippled by a wintry blast. But officials are making sure history doesn't repeat itself. Governor Nathan Deal says they will be a lot more prepared.
And that starts with asking truckers to avoid the Atlanta area if possible also making sure northern cities have the additional resources needed that includes a higher volume of power crews. Jay Smith, Albany area manager of Georgia power says they typically send a couple dozen people to help with workloads but today he's sending even more.
They anticipate the possibility of power lines being brought down from heavy tree limbs and broken poles. Georgia Power is also requesting assistance from their sister companies located in Alabama and Mississippi to stand-by just in case the situation takes a turn for the worst, Smith says its better to be prepared. Their focus is to make sure their crews are ready so they can jump into action when the time comes.