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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:05:03 GMT
     Firefighters are investigating another fire at an Albany duplex on that was hit earlier this week with a molotov cocktail.
    Fire crews were called to the duplex in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue around 6 Wednesday morning.
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    Fire crews were called to the duplex in the 600 block of West Gordon Avenue around 6 Wednesday morning.
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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:28:59 GMT
    Firefighters are on the scene of a duplex fire in the 1100 block of Clark Avenue. Around 05:22 this morning crews arrived and saw heavy smoke coming from the home.More >>
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  • Closing arguments in murder trial set for Wednesday morning

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    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:27:27 GMT
    (left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris(left to right) Ezekial James and Jordan Harris
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August 10, 2005

Mitchell Co.- Late afternoon storms Wednesday turned roadways into waterways in Mitchell County causing Jermaine Hart Junior's truck to hydroplane and flip along Gravel Hill Road.

"This is unusual, so we had a big amount of water today, more than usual and it caught everybody by surprise," said Deputy Martin Barnes, Mitchell Co. Sheriff's office.

Storms knocked out a breaker at plant Mitchell and left many people in the dark from the Mitchell, Dougherty County line to Baconton.

It also caught Gravel Hill neighbors by surprise and turned some backyards into ponds. This man drove through his yard, dog in tow to collect his daughter. Others took the rain in stride.

"I just thought it would be fun to do, just get out here and float around the yard," said Johnny Red.

Storms also brought down concrete block from the Goodwill building in Albany and knocked out power downtown. Motorists were left guessing whose turn it was at traffic lights and downtown restaurant owners left shaking their heads.

"Very upset and disappointed," said Ramiro Alverez.

Only the security lights were left on at San Joe's Mexican Restaurant during their dinner rush. "We can't service, we can't serve food, alcohol," said Alverez.

"We're just having to make our own receipts and ring it up on a calculator," said Kate Whiting, Envy co-owner.

Despite the blackout Envy still had some shoppers willing to brave the dark to find a bargain.

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