Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Firefighters stormed into 312 West Mercer Avenue. Armed with fire hoses , they doused flames that could be seen all the way from Oglethorope Boulevard. And neighbors say this massive blaze started out very small.
"It just started on the back porch when I saw it." Nichol Clark was the first one to see the fire and immediately sprung into action. "I didn't want anyone to get hurt in there. And I thought if this is a fire, they can't know what is going on."
Clark started banging on a side window for the couple in the burning home to get out. "If it wouldn't have been for me I don't think they would have gotten out safely," said Clark.
Witnesses say the fire started near a small bush by the back porch. And it didn't take long for those flames to spread to the rest of the home. "By the time he opened up the back door it got up to about right there," said Clark.
Firefighters estimate the damage to the duplex to be around $150,000. $10,000 of that was smoke and fire damage to the neighboring home. "If I would have thought that it would do all of that, I would have put the fire out myself," said Clark.
And those who live near by were all shocked by how much damage was done by something that started out so small. "I feel very sad because it could have been me, me and my two kids. I thank God that it wasn't, and my heart goes out to their family," said Clark.
But she is thankful that she was able to prevent the loss of any lives. Albany firefighters still don't know what exactly ignited those flames. Fire investigators will be sent to the home next week to help determine the cause.