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Morning News Briefs for 4-6-16

Morning News Briefs for 4-6-16

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Keylann Taylor led law enforcement officers in Lenox on a 10 mile high speed chase on Interstate 75 south. Police had attempted a traffic stop after Taylor was clocked traveling at 90 miles per hour on the roadway; he was finally apprehended at Exit 39 and now faces multiple charges. A memorial service was held […]

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Listeria prompts recall of 42 brands of frozen fruits and veggies

Listeria prompts recall of 42 brands of frozen fruits and veggies

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

PASCO, Wash. – As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential […]

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Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old girl

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old girl

| May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

COLQUITT, Ga. – Miller County authorities are seeking information on the whereabouts of 16-year-old Abigail Hyzny. Around 7 a.m. Thursday, Abigail walked away from her residence at 66 Peace Valley Lane in Colquitt. Authorities believe she is either still walking or was picked up by unknown person or persons. Abigail is 4’8″ tall, around 85-90 […]

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Valdosta woman killed in head-on collision; driver charged with homicide

Valdosta woman killed in head-on collision; driver charged with homicide

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Release from the Valdosta Police Department VALDOSTA – On May 4, 2016 at approximately 9 a.m., Valdosta Police Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Norman Drive in reference to an accident with injuries. Two vehicles, a GMC Terrain and a Ford F150, crashed head-on causing the Ford F150 to flip upside down. The driver of […]

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LCSO seeking help in identifying store burglar

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Release from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office VALDOSTA – On Monday, May 2 around 6:45 in the morning an unknown person forced their way into the Fred’s department store located at 4401 Bemiss Road. Once inside, the person entered the pharmacy but was unsuccessful in taking anything. The person did take a large quantity of carton cigarettes as they […]

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48 Members of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

48 Members of Gangster Disciples Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Forty-eight alleged members of the violent Gangster Disciples Gang – including the top leaders in Tennessee and Georgia – have been charged in two indictments and accused of conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, attempted murder and drug crimes. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal […]

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Valdosta Today readers share photos after Tuesday’s storm (GALLERY)

Valdosta Today readers share photos after Tuesday’s storm (GALLERY)

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

LOWNDES Co. – Tuesday’s storm caused damage throughout south Georgia, and several Valdosta Today readers have submitted photos of the damage they experienced. Photos from Sarah Brevig This is over here in Troupeville off Crabtree Lane. My truck got hit with the top of the tree that fell in my yard. – Sarah Brevig A […]

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Animal shelter offering half price cat adoptions today

Animal shelter offering half price cat adoptions today

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – After every dog at the Lowndes County Animal Shelter was either rescued or adopted earlier this week, staff are hoping the shelter’s 15 cats will be adopted during a special event. Cat adoptions will be half off Thursday for Cinco de Meow. The first five adopters will receive free pizza from Pizza Hut. The event […]

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VFD Firefighters “Give Burns the Boot”

VFD Firefighters “Give Burns the Boot”

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Valdosta Fire Department will kick off the annual “Give Burns the Boot” drive on Thursday, May 5, joining more than 100 other fire departments throughout the state of Georgia in raising money to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. This event, which relies on donations from citizens, will run through two weekends, ending on […]

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I75 S Nighttime Detour Extended for Exit 13 Overpass Repair

I75 S Nighttime Detour Extended for Exit 13 Overpass Repair

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA – A detour for Interstate 75 South traffic at Exit 13/Old Clyattville Road has been extended. The detour was originally scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and, if needed, Wednesday. Contractor Southern Concrete Construction Co. was unable to do any work Tuesday night because of stormy weather, so it is necessary to detour traffic Thursday night. […]

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