Friday, July 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:24:59 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:48:09 GMT
Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeFull Story >
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. Full Story >
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -
A South Georgia hunter came away from his hunting trip with a rare find early Thursday morning- a "completely white" 4-point deer.
Hunter Sam Hogan showed off the game in Tift County. He says the deer weighed in at 140 pounds.
Officials at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division say the animal is almost never seen.
In 2012, the number of registered hunters in Georgia totaled 318,113. The deer population for the state was roughly 1 million. And the deer harvest for the 2012-2013 hunting season was recorded at 385,410. State records show the average deer harvest per hunter was 1.21 for the 2012-2013 season.
In Georgia, state law limits a hunter's harvest to ten does and two bucks per season.
Brent Howz, a Wildlife Biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Game Management Section says finding an all white, or albino deer is a rare occurrence in any state.
Howz said he personally has never seen an albino deer in his career, or known anyone who has.
Albino animals of any kind carry a recessive trait that turns fur white, ears and nose pink, and eyes red. In deer, albino traits also turn antlers a pink shade early in the year.
Howz said this white deer was most-likely 1.5 years old. Classically, white-tailed deer are considered to become mature at 3 to 5 years of age.
Meanwhile, Hogan wants to have his prize mounted, and said he will take it to a taxidermist.
Deer season in Georgia for rifle hunters runs from October 19 through January 15.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >