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Babysitter to be charged in child’s death

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution An 11-year-old babysitter will be charged in the death of a 2-year-old Fulton County girl, Sandy Springs police said Tuesday. The girl died over the weekend as the result of a head injury and blunt force trauma, the medical examiner's officer told the AJC. The case is being investigated as a homicide, Lt. Steve Rose with Sandy Springs police said Tuesday. The Sandy Springs toddler, whose name has not been released, suffered cranial cerebral trauma and blunt force trauma to her torso and buttocks, said Jon Hager with the medical examiner's office. Rose said the injuries occurred at the...

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Court weighs Bluffton crash liability

The Ohio Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether Bluffton University's insurers are liable for a 2007 crash in Atlanta that killed seven people, including five college baseball players. A chartered bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team plunged from the Northside Drive overpass and landed on I-75 before sunrise on March 2, 2007. The driver of the bus, who along with his wife was killed in the wreck, mistakenly thought an HOV exit ramp was a lane. The bus belonged to Executive Coach Luxury Travel, an Ohio company, and the team was headed to a tournament in Florida at the...

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Driver, 17, charged with hitting teen in road rage incident

By Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010A 17-year-old driver surrendered to Atlanta police early Wednesday to face charges that she chased a group of children who had yelled at her to slow down, then later returned to the scene and ran over a 15-year-old boy during an apparent fit of road rage. The 15-year-old was critically injured in the incident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Grand Avenue in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond told the AJC that about 6 p.m., an argument erupted between Lynette Walls, 17,  and several children playing in the street when...

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Atlanta Texaco shooting may be result of ongoing dispute, police say

Atlanta police detectives think Monday's shootout at a Texaco station that left one man dead is the result of an ongoing dispute between the victim and the triggerman, Maj. Keith Meadows told the AJC. "That's what we're following right now," Meadows said Tuesday afternoon. Ladeddric Love, 19, died from his gunshot wounds after being shot in what a witness called an unprovoked attack at a Texaco in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, police said. Tedra Jordan, 19, who is pregnant with twins, was shot in the buttocks and calf, and a 2-year-old was shot in the foot, police said....

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Fort Benning private court-martialed for paying soldier to shoot him

A Fort Benning private accused of paying a fellow solider to shoot him in the leg so he could get out of the Army has been court-martialed. Pvt. Jonne T. Wegley was sentenced to four months' confinement and given a dishonorable discharge after being found guilty Monday of solicitation to commit aggravated assault, maiming, intentionally inflicting self-injury and conspiracy, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports. Wegley and William M. Hudgins carried out the scheme in a wooded area near the firing range during basic training in May 2009, after Wegley offered Hudgins $5,000 and a job, prosecutors said. Wegley was depressed, prosecutors said. His brother...

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Workers filling ATM robbed at gunpoint

Two armored car workers who were replenishing an ATM were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning, Atlanta police said. The two suspects ran away with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The incident occurred about 7:10 a.m. at the Bank of America ATM at 1775 Howell Mill Road. Officer Otis Redmond, a police spokesman, said the suspects "were around the ATM" when the armored car pulled up. When the driver got out with the money bag, one suspect came upon him suddenly, pointing a gun. The driver handed over the money bag. No shots were fired, and no one was hurt. Redmond said he...

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