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Man catches sky fireball on camera

Clarkston, Ga. -- A Georgia man who used his video camera to record what appears to be a fireball rocketing across the sky said he does not know what the object was.

Charsign Raymond, 39, of Clarkston, said he was visiting a friend west of downtown Stone Mountain when the friend's wife arrived home and announced there was something strange in the sky, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday.

Raymond said he used his video camera to capture video of the object, which appeared as a ball of fire falling toward the ground.

The DeKalb County Police Department said it received no reports about the mystery object.

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Buffalo found in swimming pool

Cleveland, Ga. -- A Georgia man said he and his wife investigated a pair of large holes in their swimming pool cover and were surprised to find a buffalo in the empty pool.

Chris Nonnemaker of White County said rescuers threw carpet into the pool Saturday morning to help the animal with traction and it was lassoed and removed, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday.

The White County Sheriff's Office said the buffalo was one of three escapees from a neighbor's farm a few weeks ago. The other two buffalo were previously recaptured.

The owners of the buffalo in the pool said they euthanized the animal.

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Ironing hostage suspect indicted

Villa Rica, Ga. -- A Georgia man who allegedly held his mom hostage for refusing to iron his clothes has been indicted on aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges.

Robert Edward Tyrrell, 29, of Villa Rica was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury for allegedly using a rifle to hold his mother hostage for 6 hours when she refused to iron his clothes in June, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.

"He wanted her to do some ironing, and when she said 'no,' they got into an argument," Sgt. Marc Griffith with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said of the start of the incident. "He told her 'ironing is woman's work.'"

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