Friday, March 1, 2013
Rounding up some of the top headlines in metro Atlanta for Friday, March 1.
A Woodstock woman who was hit by a truck in an alleged hit-and-run incident last month in Athens opened her eyes for the first time. According to the Bows for Bowman Facebook page, Emily Bowman opened her eyes around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student, has been in critical condition at Athens Regional Medical Center since she was allegedly hit by a man driving a red Mazda pick-up truck while she was in the city to celebrate the birthday of a friend. Visit Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more. A Dacula woman is dead as a result of what police believe was a domestic dispute Friday morning. Gwinnett Police say the suspect in the case -- the husband of the deceased woman -- was the person who called 911…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A look at the top headlines from around metro Atlanta.
Authorities say a Woodstock man ran a roadblock Saturday night in Bartow County, leading officers on chase that ended in a Cobb crash. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop at Old Alabama and Bates roads near Emerson where troopers and Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting a license check. The Nissan Titan he was driving crashed on Interstate 75 at Canton Road in Cobb County after authorities attempted a traffic stop, Wright added. Read more on Cartersville Patch. Kennesaw State University is proud to announce KSU Stadium will be hosting Georgia native Phillip Phillips, March 24, for a full concert. This will be a laid-back Sunday evening…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Saturday, January 26
Citing an issue he covered with a metro Atlanta rotary club last year, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced on Friday that he is not seeking re-election in 2014. “This is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health," Chambliss said in a statement. "The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving anytime soon. Chambliss said he was confident he would have won re-election had he decided to seek another term. Read more on Midtown Patch. Cobb Police have charged …
Friday, January 25, 2013
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Snellville and Gwinnett County Police responded to a devastating scene late Wednesday night after an alleged drunk driver caused a total of 15 accidents stretching from Memorial Drive in DeKalb to Walton Court just outside of Snellville city limits. According to Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith, the driver ended his rampage when he crashed into John Boy's restaurant on Highway 78. The five-vehicle crash, on Walton, resulted in a fatality. The victim has been identified as Mintiwal Woldeyhans, 69, of Loganville. A second person, 51-year-old Yeshihareg Abebe of Grayson, suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital. Read more on Snellville Patch. East Point police are requesting the public's help in finding the suspects…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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Thursday, January 24
An employee of the Little River Marina in Cherokee County died Wednesday after being crushed by a forklift in a workplace accident. The victim was indentified as Josh Roberts, 21, of Woodstock, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more on Canton-Sixes Patch. An arrest has been made in the Tuesday night Midtown carjacking of a Bentley belonging to Robert “Bobby” Wilson, better known as R&B singer Bobby Valentino or Bobby V. Atlanta police say a second suspect has not been located as of early Wednesday afternoon during the crime that occurred in a parking lot adjacent to the Hot Beats Recording Studio at 1200 Spring Street just north of 14th Street. Read more on Midtown Patch. A man jailed on assault and obscene language charges in …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Headlines from the metro Atlanta area for Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The funeral for a first-year Clayton County Police officer killed in the line of duty this week will take place Friday at East Cobb's Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Sean Callahan, 24, who joined the force only in August, died early Tuesday after being shot twice in the head while responding to a domestic dispute at a motel in Stockbridge on Monday afternoon. Callahan was a graduate of Lassiter High School in Northeast Cobb. The man who killed him, a parolee from Henry County, was shot and killed by police during the incident. Read more at Northeast Cobb Patch. A bow hunter on property near Mountain Road Elementary School in Cherokee County had the school's administrative team activating a "Code Red" alert early Wednesday morning. Buses were…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Here are headlines from around the region for Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is seeking an indictment against a former Hopewell Middle School special needs teacher for allegedly abusing children. Melanie Pickens faces a total of 11 counts on charges of cruelty to children and false imprisonment in connection with the physical abuse of five Hopewell Middle School students, the District Attorney's Office said today, Dec. 12. For more read Alpharetta-Milton Patch. Gwinnett County Police are investigating a report of a rape that allegedly took place behind Dacula Family Sports on Dec. 4. A 14-year-old Dacula High School student was reportedly raped by a fellow student who the teen identified as a senior at the school. Read more on Logaville-Grayson Patch. WebMD Health Corp. …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Here's a look at headlines from around the region.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Crime, crime, and more crime is what Atlanta news coverage can seem like some weeks. This week has been no different with a man being shot at the Ford Factory Lofts on Ponce and a young boy being shot in the back as he slept in his South Fulton home on Thursday. So maybe to some it is no wonder that Atlanta ranks in the top 10 most dangerous cities in America. Read More A man was shot and killed at a Peachtree Corners extended hotel early Friday morning. Read More. A Tucker man has been cited for simple assault and aggressive driving after a road rage incident in the Publix parking lot on Hugh Howell Road. Read More. Between May and October this year, an unidentified black male has committed eight armed robberies. Seven of them took …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Here are headlines from around the Atlanta area for Thursday Nov. 15, 2012.
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 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 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 …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Here is news from the Atlanta area for Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012.
An unknown person who has stolen beer repeatedly from a Publix in Athens stole seven more cases last week, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. Read More WSB-TV is reporting that dozen of Atlanta Police officers were canvassing the area around the AUC and specifically Clark Atlanta University looking for information on a group of young men who robbed a young female student at gunpoint. Read More Usher is selling the Roswell home he's allowed his ex-wife and Estella Boutique owner, Tameka Raymond, to live in since their divorce in 2009. Read More Waffle House CEO and Buckhead resident Joe W. Rogers Jr. is responding to allegations from his former assistant, who accused him of forcing her to perform sex acts during the time …