News Nearby: Sandy Springs Fire Possibly Electrical, Violent Home Invasion and Gang Member Sentenced
Here are headlines from around the Atlanta area for Thursday Nov. 15, 2012.
Overnight Fire at Sandy Springs Apartments
The cause of an overnight fire at Versailles Apartments in Sandy Springs appears to be electrical.
Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Scarbrough said a hanging light fixture in a stairwell fell and started the fire. Neither the blaze nor smoke reached apartment units but four families were displaced for safety precautions. Read More
Allegations Preceded Coach's Resignation
When Harrison High head football coach Marty Galbraith resigned last month, at least six women had complained to Cobb County School District officials that Galbraith had allegedly made unwanted sexual advances, gestures or remarks toward them. Read More
Sheriff: Police Impersonators Carry Out 'Violent' Home Invasion
Bartow County sheriff's authorities are investigating a "violent" home invasion by a man and woman wearing shirts that read "POLICE" in big letters, according to the press release. Read More
Jack Boys Gang Leader Sentenced to Life
The leader of the notorious ‘Jack Boys’ gang, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for his part in a reign of criminal terror that included the rape of a Grant Park woman and the murder of a Virginia-Highland man. Read More