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Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

Florida begins process of issuing medical marijuana ID cards

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers. The cards, which are issued through the Office of Compassionate Use, are part of regulations passed by the Florida Legislature last year. Department of Health spokeswoman Mara Gambinieri says the rule became effective […]

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Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

Two protesters removed from section of Sabal Trail pipeline

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

OCALA, Fla. – Two people protesting the 515-mile-long Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline wedged themselves into a section of the pipe in north Florida. The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the man and woman were eventually removed Wednesday afternoon from the 3-foot-wide pipe after Marion County Fire Rescue responded. One of the protesters, Carrie Ford, sent […]

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Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia teacher

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. – Authorities in Georgia say they believe they have solved the case of a Georgia teacher who has been missing for 11 years. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. Grinstead was 30 […]

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GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

GBI makes an Arrest in the Disappearance of Tara Grinstead

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

OCILLA, Ga. – On February 22, 2017, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Ryan Alexander Duke, 33, for murder in connection with the disappearance of Tara Grinstead. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead disappeared from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Immediately, foul play was suspected and a massive search was started by the Ocilla […]

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11 overdoses in Tift County, judges say there’s a problem

11 overdoses in Tift County, judges say there’s a problem

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

TIFTON – With 11 overdoses in a four week period, Tifton judges and counselors are now creating ways to get help and raise awareness on the rising number of addiction problems they see. They are now warning others of what is becoming an epidemic for the county and showing others it could be people you don’t always […]

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Albany in long-term recovery stage after tornado in January

Albany in long-term recovery stage after tornado in January

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s been one month since tornadoes ripped through South Georgia, killing 16 people. Dougherty County was among the hardest hit areas. An EF-3 twister left hundreds of homes and businesses damaged and destroyed. Local, state and federal organizations are now all helping to rebuild Albany. Khalil Williams stands in his neighborhood that […]

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Morning News Briefs 2-23-17

Morning News Briefs 2-23-17

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  It’s been one month since tornadoes ripped through South Georgia, killing 16 people. Dougherty County was among the hardest hit areas. An EF-3 twister left hundreds of homes and businesses damaged and destroyed. Local, state and federal organizations are now all helping to rebuild Albany. So far, FEMA has provided $2.7 million in grants. Hundreds […]

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Bullet hits building at Thomas University; Officials investigating

Bullet hits building at Thomas University; Officials investigating

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  THOMASVILLE – The campus of Thomas University is breathing a sigh of relief tonight. This, after a shooting reported this afternoon near campus. A bullet hit the Student Life Center on Thomas University’s Magnolia campus. Authorities say the shot came from off-campus at the corner of Pear and South Street. “Closed until further notice”– […]

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$3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline on target for June operation

$3.2B Sabal Trail pipeline on target for June operation

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

AUBURN, Ala. (WCTV) –  A 515-mile-long natural gas pipeline under construction in east Alabama is on target to begin operation in June. Sabal Trail Transmission and Spectra Energy spokeswoman Andrea Grover tells the Opelika-Auburn News that the Sabal Trail pipeline is 78 percent complete. Grover says the Alabama portion of the project is 64 percent […]

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Adel family moves forward after losing daughter to deadly storms one month ago

Adel family moves forward after losing daughter to deadly storms one month ago

| February 22, 2017 | 1 Comments

ADEL – This Wednesday marks one month since a Cook County family lost their 19-year-old daughter. Alexis Livingston was the youngest of seven people killed in the storm that hit Sunshine Acres. “It’s like one day you’re good, and the next, you’re crying,” says Jamie Livingston, Alexis’s father. https://d2pvyxdw30n8fd.cloudfront.net/WCTV/v58ad1a45c2b55/bd9b0229bb684312bba0e7819eaf4c89-SD.mp4 The damage is nearly cleared from […]

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