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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
January 28, 2003
Albany-- When a vacant building burned on East Oglethorpe two weeks ago, firefighters had no reason to believe anyone was in there. They say it was too risky to look for bodies, until the building was demolished.
Then as the building was being torn down last Friday, a body was found, and then Monday night, another. The bodies were apparently the homeless men who started a fire in the building to stay warm.
It's finally quiet in the alley behind Moree Motors, the burned building is demolished and two bodies now removed. "Obviously no one could survive that fire. Additional debris had to be moved to get to the second body, last night removed piece by piece make sure their were no more bodies," said Assistant. Fire Chief James Carswell.
But why did it take 15 days before the fire department knew for sure? They say safety was an issue, both during the unsurvivable fire, "It was burning tremendously hot."
And afterwards, "We wish could've found earlier, but the safer thing to do was wait until building came down in a controlled environment than put somebody inside, and have somebody injured trying to recover something we didn't know was there," Carswell said.
But they do know the homeless are other places in Albany, since four fires in the past week were blamed on vagrants. "The homeless population and the severe cold weather we've had go in hand that we've had more fires," said Carswell.
With this chapter in the investigation now complete, they say they'll concentrate efforts on educating the homeless about fire safety and trying to stop tragedies like this from happening.
One matter that's yet to be resolved is how the first man found in the rubble died. Unlike Monday's discovery, he was not badly burned. Investigators are still waiting on autopsy results.
We now know he recently travelled here from Pennsylvania, and authorities are still trying to notify his family.