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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.

State lawmakers discuss medical marijuana at start of legislative legislation

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.

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.

Burger King Creates Lower-Calorie 'Satisfries'

By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY

McDonald's fries have always given Burger King heartburn - but watch out Ronald McDonald.

In a move destined to shake up the fast-food industry, Burger King Tuesday will unveil a simple but startling french fry innovation: french fries with 30% less fat and 20% fewer calories than BK's current fries. (And 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories than McDonald's fries.)

They've dubbed the new product Satisfries - not to replace BK's classic fries, but to be sold in addition to them. And they will be crinkle-cut, like old-fashioned fries.

The move comes at a time consumers are increasingly demanding healthier options - even in so-called junk food. The low-cal, low-fat fries will cost 20 cents to 30 cents more per serving (except in Kids Meals, where there will be no price difference). All Burger Kings in North America will begin selling them Tuesday.

Hospital Offering $10 Prostate Screens in September

Hospital Offering $10 Prostate Screens in September

Monroe County Hospital is offering PSA tests during September for only $10.

Men should report to Out Patient Admission between 7-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. They will then be directed to the lab.

Juliette Plant Produces Most Carbon Pollution in Nation

A power plant that has been running for 31 years in Monroe County has been a big problem for the small town that lives around it.

That's if you ask some of the people who live there.

Now it faces some problems of its own, including a string of lawsuits.

Macon attorney Brian Adams says the lawsuits were filed yesterday on behalf of Monroe County residents and former residents against Plant Scherer in Juliette.

The lawsuits are seeking damage, claiming that the plant knowingly released toxic and cancerous pollution.

The coal-fire power plant is based in Juliette and majority-owned by Georgia Power. 

Also named in the lawsuits is Vulcan Materials, a nearby quarry.

Adams says around 145 people are suffering long-term health damage. 

The constant stream of white smoke peeking through the trees in Juliette is a deadly reminder for some residents who live off Highway 87.