Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:08:21 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 >>
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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 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 >>
January 26, 2007
Decatur County-- Several fire departments responded to the fire yesterday that killed seventy-five-year-old Leroy Anderson in his home. He lived by himself on Salem Church Road.
Neighbors and family frequently checked on him during the day because of his diminished mental capacity. "He lived alone, pretty much, I think he may have some sort of Alzheimer's," said Assistant Chief of Decatur County Fire & Rescue, Charlie McCann.
Sometime around 8:30 in the morning some of Anderson's neighbors spotted smoke coming from his house, and called 911.
Volunteer firefighters from Climax, Mt. Pleasant and Black Jack responded first, followed by Decatur County fire and rescue. "First arriving firemen, volunteers on scene at 8:43, advised us that we still possibly had a subject in the residence," said McCann. He said the fire was put out quickly.
A relative of Anderson's told firefighters that his bedroom was near the back of the house. "We went to the rear of the house where his bedroom was and busted out a window in the bedroom and located the victim right there at the base of the window," said McCann.
Authorities say Anderson probably died of smoke inhalation. They think the fire started in the living room, but the cause hasn't been determined. "It's under investigation between the sheriff's office and the fire marshal's office, they're investigating it now," said McCann. Authorities say it does appear the fire was accidental.