Friday, May 24, 2013
Check out top Patch headlines from around the metro Atlanta area and north Georgia.
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IRS Wants Back Taxes from Job Woman Never Held - Alpharetta-Milton Patch A Milton woman is being asked by the IRS to pay back taxes, but she never worked for the Norcross company where the agency said she worked in 2011. For more on this story, visit Alpharetta-MIlton Patch. Bank Teller Swindles $10K from 90-Year-Old Buckhead Woman - Buckhead Patch Atlanta Police arrested a bank teller after a 90-year-old Buckhead woman suspected he was stealing money from her account. For more on this story, visit Buckhead Patch. City to Provide Free Wi-Fi Network for Piedmont Park - Midtown Patch Sometime in 2014, anyone visiting Piedmont or Grant parks in Atlanta will be able to enjoy free Internet access along with the parks' other amenities. For more …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here is news from around the region for Monday, March 4, 2013.
Former Kennesaw State University student Emily Bowman lies in a hospital bed in Athens Regional, recovering from severe injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident on Feb. 16. The man suspected of hitting her, and then leaving the scene of the accident, is William Wilson Heaton, 22, of Cartersville. He has yet to be arrested but does have an attorney who has been in touch with Athens Clarke County Police, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. Read more on Athens Patch and Cartersville Patch. Jeffrey Hubbard, who was driving the personal watercraft that was involved with the death of Atlanta youth Kile Glover on Lake Lanier last year, has been indicted by a Hall County grand jury. Hubbard, described as a friend of Glover's …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Rounding up some of the top headlines in metro Atlanta for Friday, March 1.
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, and he has been taken into custody. Visit Dacula Patch for more. Eleven Sheriff's Office employees who were laid off in a shakeup by Sheriff Duane Piper have hired an attorney who promises legal action if his clients are not rehired. Following the recent elimination of 15 positions at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the laid off employees hired an attorney to get their jobs back. Last week Piper eliminated the middle management positions made up of four captains, six lieutenants and three sergeants. He also reassigned about 60…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A roundup of metro Atlanta news headlines for Thursday, Feb. 28.
Thursday, February 28
A Grady High School student who is accused of shooting herself on school grounds earlier this week was granted bond Thurday afternoon. The AJC has the latest details on the case of Morgan Tukes, who is charged with a felony possession charge and three misdemeanors. She will have another hearing on March 14 in Fulton Superior Court. Get the background on the case from Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch. A Paulding County couple accused of locking their 18-year-old son in a bathroom and giving him little food for at least three years pleaded guilty Thursday. Under an agreement with the state, Paul and Sheila Comer pleaded guilty to four charges, including child cruelty and false imprisonment. They could spend up to 15 years in prison and 30…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Here is news from around the region for Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
The video that has gone viral across the country is both funny and genuinely entertaining. The YouTube video called "Daniel's Bar Mitzvah - Save The Date" was published on February 1st and currently has over 134,000 views. Daniel who is turning 13 in May of 2013, includes cameos from celebs like Shaq, Ne-Yo, and of course SW Atlanta native Mayor Kasim Reed. According to the AJC, Daniel made it onto "NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday, and took about nine weeks to produce, according to Daniel Blumen’s father, Atlanta lawyer Rick Blumen." Alpharetta City Councilman Michael Cross was arrested and charged with DUI and child endangerment on Saturday, Feb. 23, according to an arrest report from the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. A police …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here is news from around the region for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that he is signing an executive order that accepts the State Board of Education's recommendation that six DeKalb school board members be removed. Deal made the announcement Monday afternoon during a press conference at the state capitol. Read more on Tucker Patch. Saturday evening gunshots inside the Nite Lite Phaze 2 Lounge on Moreland Avenue took the life of a 26-year-old Decatur man, Terry Blount. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the victims mother, "said she was told by relatives who were with her son at the club that the suspect walked up to Blount and shot him in the chest." Read more on East Atlanta Patch. Andrea Sneiderman's murder trial is set to begin on July 29. Sneiderman was …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here's news from around the region for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.
The State Board of Education voted late Thursday night to recommend the removal of six members of the DeKalb School Board to Gov. Nathan Deal. The board voted unanimously to recommend that Sarah Copelin-Wood, Donna Edler, Eugene Walker, Jay Cunningham, Nancy Jester and Pamela Speaks be removed from the DeKalb school board. If Gov. Deal follows the board's recommendation, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson and Melvin Johnson would remain on the board as newly elected members. Read more on Virginia Highlands — Druid Hills Patch. News outlets are reporting that a suspect is in custody following the stabbing deaths of two people at a home off Redan Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain. A third person was also cut and taken to a hospital. The …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Here are headlines from around the region for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.
One man was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical after apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar and over the train tracks in downtown Douglasville this morning, according to Capt. D. Shaw, Douglasville Police Department. The man had no visible injuries but was complaining about his left leg, Shaw said. The train appeared to be undamaged. Read more on Douglasville Patch. Bartow County authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at an upscale resort near Cartersville. Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a statement that deputies were called to Barnsley Gardens Resort near Adairsville at 2:40 a.m. to reports a female clerk had been shot. The man who allegedly shot her had fled into nearby woods. Read more on …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Here are headlines from around the region for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
A reworked series of indictments was issued on Tuesday afternoon in the murder trial of Andrea Sneiderman. The new 16-count indictment drops language from the original document, according to the AJC, including allegations that Sneiderman and Hemy Neuman “conspired together to murder Rusty Sneiderman so that they could enjoy a life together, eliminate Neuman’s debt problems and fully benefit from the assets the Sneidermans had acquired as well as the proceeds of Rusty Sneiderman’s life insurance policies.” Read more on Dunwoody Patch. It's been one week since George "Marty" Counts of Tucker went missing on Lake Lanier. DNR officials say they are in recovery mode as they look for his body. "All things indicate that we are in recovery mode at…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here are headlines from around the region for Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013
DeKalb Board of Education Chairman Eugene Walker resigned from his leadership position on Monday, leaving the embattled school board free to elect a new leader before Thursday's pivotal meeting with the State Board of Education. CrossRoads News is reporting that Walker announced his resignation during Monday's specially called school board meeting. The school board is expected to meet again at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday to select a new chairman. Read more on Tucker Patch. Officer Lyon of the Atlanta Police Department has confirmed that one person was killed in an early Tuesday morning in a hit & run accident. The crime occurred near the Bakers Hills neighborhood, near I-20 and MLK. According to reports, "the pedestrian was struck at around 6 …