Thursday, November 8, 2012
A former pro boxer was wanted by Dunwoody Police for incidents against his wife, who appears to have shot and killed him Tuesday; Douglasville Police are looking for a bank robber.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Former Boxer Dies in Shooting Incident - Dunwoody Patch A former pro boxer was wanted in Dunwoody for false imprisonment and battery related to incidents with his wife; a woman police say shot and killed him early Tuesday, according to the AJC. Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen, who fought under the name Ernest Mateen, retired in 2006 with a 30-12 record and a decorated history.For more on this story, visit Dunwoody Patch. Duplex Fire Displaces 2 in Norcross Area - Norcross Patch Two adults have been displaced because of a fire that caused heavy damage to their duplex home in unincorporated Norcross. According to Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Colin Rhoden, a neighbor on the 5400 block of Bishops Circle reported the fire Nov. 7 at 1:34 a.m. …
Friday, October 26, 2012
A man was killed in an accident at the Pilgrim's Pride chicken plant; an armed burglary suspect was taken into custody after authorities talked him out of a Buckhead hotel room he had locked himself in.
Multi-State Pickpockets Sought – Douglasville Patch If you shop at Hobby Lobby, you may have seen the suspects the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and Douglasville Police Department are looking for. The pictured suspects enter Hobby Lobby stores where the male steals wallets while the female distracts the victims, according to the sheriff's Facebook page. The stolen credit cards are often immediately used in nearby stores. Visit Douglasville Patch for more on this story. Acworth Officers Save 74-Year-Old Woman - Acworth Patch Acworth Police Officer Russell Mines went to the Cobb Parkway QuikTrip Monday for gas. He ended up helping save a 74-year-old Dallas woman's life. It all started around 2:27 p.m. Monday when Mines was filling up …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Take a look at headlines from around Marietta and metro Atlanta on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Jacob Elisha Downer, 29 of Marietta, was airlifted to Grady for treatment Friday at approximately 10:20 p.m. but doesn't remember a thing that happened, according to Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Highway Patrol. Downer was found in the roadway on Meadowview Rd. in Lithia Springs. There was no visible evidence on his clothing, no witnesses, no one who heard anything, no roadway evidence and no vehicle evidence at the scene, Wright said in an email. The father of three sustained broken bones, has a severed thigh muscle, and may need bone skin grafts from road rash, according to a report by myfoxatlanta.com. The man's fiancé, Lindsay Davenport, said that it will be at least two months before he'll be able to stand on that leg…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Here's a roundup of the region's major developments for May 19.
The read on these stories or others, see here: Hightower Trail School Council Chastises Cobb School Board – East Cobb Patch 5-Year-Old's Painting Headed to Washington D.C. – Douglasville Patch Hawks Headed to Semis with 7-6 Win – Powder Springs-Lithia Springs Patch Wakeboarders Show Off Tricks on Lake Allatoona – Acworth Patch