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Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Museum of Aviation prepares for road races

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Missing men rescued from Ocmulgee River

Sergeant Tony Fox from the department of resources says, Two men were rescued      around 11 p.m. last night, after being stranded in the Ocmulgee River.

Fox says the boat they were on may have had motor issues.

Congress puts gender-neutral combat job standards into law

By Andrew Tilghman, Air Force Times

Pentagon official say they have no intention of creating special fitness standards for women who want to serve in combat jobs — but Congress wants to see that promise in law.

The 2014 defense authorization bill that is nearing completion includes a provision that will require the Pentagon to create a "gender-neutral occupational standard" for any combat jobs — infantry, armor, artillery and others — that are opened to women.

Military suicides drop; unclear why

Military suicides drop; unclear why

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, amid an array of new programs targeting what the Defense Department calls an epidemic that took more service members' lives last year than the war in Afghanistan did during that same period.

Military officials, were reluctant to pin the decline on detection and prevention efforts by the services, acknowledging that they still don't fully understand why troops take their own lives. And since many of those who have committed suicide in recent years had never served on the warfront, officials also do not attribute the decrease to the drawdown in Afghanistan.

Savannah Hosts Veterans' Mental Health Conference

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities is hosting a conference in Savannah focusing on promoting trauma recovery needs for Georgia veterans and their families.

The conference, titled "Unspoken Wounds: Breaking the Silence" started Sunday and runs through Oct. 22. Organizers say the program is sponsored by the department's jail diversion and trauma recovery program.

Organizers say department Commissioner Frank Berry, state Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens and Department of Veterans Services Assistant Commissioner Dan Holtz are among more than a dozen educators, care professionals and advocates who will be on hand for the conference.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Help Navigating through the Health Insurance Marketplace

Since the healthcare marketplace opened last week with the advent of the Affordable Healthcare Act, there have been many problems with navigating through the website, most of them caused by high volume.  For other people, all the options are overwhelming once they actually get to create that account.

More than 200 of you were able to talk to UGA's Healthcare Navigators during 13WMAZ's phone bank Thursday.