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Alpharetta man arrested after hours-long SWAT standoff
After an hours-long standoff with local authorities, an Alpharetta man who told 911 dispatchers he was being held captive and fired a semi-automatic handgun through walls of a south Forsyth townhome has been taken into custody by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.Blake Dru Prizio, 42, of Alpharett
Accused 'wedding crasher' tried to steal thousands in gift cards, police say
“Initially, she was very nervous. She was shaking as I was questioning her and very agitated,” Baber told Petchenik.
Convicted murderer who kidnapped, assaulted woman could soon be free
On April 10, 1993, the Smyrna woman was waiting for a bus when Wise and his half-brother, Lonnie Brown kidnapped, beat, sexually assaulted and choked her to death with a dog chain. In the early morning hours of April 11, 1993, the pair then dumped her lifeless body in a rural area in South Cobb Coun
PHOTOS: 3-year-old Georgia boy has adorable birthday at Waffle House
BUFORD, Ga.- Some kids want a bounce house, others maybe a Barbie dream house, but one young Georgia boy wanted something different for his birthday -- Waffle House.
Marietta police chief compares Cobb robbery suspects to Bonnie and Clyde - Cobb County Courier
In anews release yesterday, Marietta police Chief Dan Flynn published an article declaring two high-profile robbery suspects a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. He wrote, “Their spree, however, ended in Adel, Ga. with a much different outcome than Bonnie and Clyde; the difference being no one was injured
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Alpharetta To Host Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5K On Aug. 23
ALPHARETTA, GA – The annual Mayor's Corporate Challenge 5K Race will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23, in historic downtown Alpharetta. Sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the Mayor's Corporate Challenge is an annual fundraiser hosted by the city and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta to raise money t
Massive Copperhead Found in Georgia Right Outside the Back Door
Employees of theC&C Tree Servicein Canton, Georgia got the shock of their lives when they were removing some dead timber on the back of the company’s property. Two hugecopperhead snakeswere uncovered, one that turned out to be a pregnant female carrying nine eggs inside of her.
Crews battling two-alarm fire in Downtown Atlanta building
ATLANTA- Atlanta Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a fire in the old Southern Railway Building in downtown Atlanta.The two-alarm fire broke out on the fourth floor of the building.
Gas station outside Acworth to offer 76 cent per gallon to first 100 cars Friday
There isn’t much you can get for a dollar these days.Good luck buying a Coke or a candy bar at the corner store with just a buck in hand. Even a ride on Cobb’s bus system runs $2.50.For a lucky few on Friday, though, a gallon of gas will cost just 76 cents.
$1Million Powerball ticket sold in Cumming
One winning ticket worth $1,000,000 was sold in Cumming for the Aug. 11 Powerball drawing.
Home Invasion Murder, Armed Robbery Arrest Made: Police
SNELLVILLE, GA — Gwinnett County Police have arrested and charged a man accused of murder and armed robbery, as well as additional crimes, in Snellville. Terrence Darnell Lee, 32, of Conyers, is charged with the home invasion-murder and armed robbery that took place onGrand Manor Trail in Snellville
The 14 best hospitals in Georgia, according to US News
To determine the top Georgia hospitals, part of its “Best Regional Hospitals” breakdown, U.S. News analysts identified the institutions that were either nationally ranked in one of 12 specialties, had three or more high-performing ratings in a specialty or three or more ratings in the nine procedure
Multiple children transported to hospitals after falling ill at Johns Creek gym pool
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Officials say several people had to go to the hospital after falling ill at a north metro Atlanta gym pool.It happened at the Lifetime Fitness off Johns Creek Parkway.According to the Johns Creek Fire Marshal Chad McGibbony, an automated system that mixes Chlorine and muriatic aci
'I just heard gunshots' | 10-year-old struck by stray bullet while sleeping in bedroom
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A 10-year-old girl is recovering in the hospital after being shot while she was sleeping in her room.Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, DeKalb County Police responded to apartments on Hatton Drive near Scottdale Road for several shots being fired.Police said there was a shootout in a par
Man In Wig Robs 2 Cobb Walmarts
Cobb County Police say at about 10:59 a.m. the man walked into the Walmart at 6520 Barrett Pkwy., went to the check-cashing station and handed the clerk a demand note. After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, he retrieved his note, walked out of the store and got into a white car, police say.
Cops: Woman faces felonies for ‘prank’ where she impersonated officer in Gwinnett
A woman is accused of impersonating a police officer and pulling over four people near Norcross, Channel 2 Action News reported.Quitina Helms, 38, of Gainesville, allegedly wore a shirt with the word “Police” on the front and back and stopped a car near Jimmy Carter Boulevard early Sunday, Gwinnett
BREAKING: Ex-Auburn football player accused of robbing Gwinnett restaurant at gunpoint
A former Auburn University football player from Gwinnett County is behind bars, according to police.Duluth police arrested Myron Burton Friday on charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, authorities said.
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SWAT Standoff In Progress At Whittington Townhomes In Forsyth
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA — The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is reporting they are currently on a SWAT situation in the Whittington Townhome community in south Forsyth.Investigators tell us they received a 911 call from a man claiming he was being held hostage by another man.— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSB