Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -
As the Army continues downsizing, we're learning what troop reductions could mean for Fort Benning and this area.
A new report draws a worst-case scenario and it's not a pretty picture.
How does a $600 million impact sound to you? It could happen at Fort Benning if the deepest cuts are ordered.
An Army assessment is painting a picture of the economic impact in a worst case scenario.
The post could lose as many as 10,000 permanent positions over the next five years. Most of them are soldiers, but more than 1,200 are civilians.
That would leave a $627 million hole in the economy in income alone, and that's not counting sales taxes in both Georgia and Alabama.
Could Fort Benning be hit this hard? Could the economy survive such a blow? Anything's possible.
After all, it's not a matter of "if" cuts are coming but rather when and how massive they'll be.
Commanding General HR McMaster was away from post on Friday and unavailable for comment.
Public affairs officer Gary Jones points out that these figures are projections only, and that no one is losing his or her job at Fort Benning anytime soon.