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Police release photos of suspect in Kroger shooting

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -DeKalb County police have released photos of a man they believe is responsible for shooting a 2-year-old child outside of a Kroger store on Wednesday.  The search continues for the suspect, and investigators are asking for help from the public in finding him. At a news conference on Thursday morning, authorities said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.  Photos they released were taken from surveillance video from inside the store. Chief Cedric Alexander said police are desperately looking for the man, who is about 6'0" tall with a slim build.  He's believed to be in his early...

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Henry Co. boy, 14, struck by police car while on bike – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a police car in metro Atlanta. A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol tells FOX 5 News that a Henry County police officer hit Chandler Jacob Weems of McDonough with a patrol car as the teenager was exiting a driveway on his bicycle Saturday afternoon. Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith says the officer "could not avoid the accident," which happened as he was going on duty. Smith says the officer, identified as Denise Allyson Romano, is "very distraught." The injured boy was air-lifted to Children's...

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Police: Gunman planned for hostage situation

FOX 5 has confirmed the name of the man, who police say, held Gwinnett County firefighters hostage for hours on Wednesday. Police say 55-year-old Lauren Brown was the gunman, and apparently had been planning the incident for weeks. Brown lived alone, and apparently inherited the home and other debt last year. The home went into foreclosure soon after, according to FOX 5's Chris Shaw. Police said on Wednesday he was apparently suffering financial difficulties and was demanding to have his power and other utilities turned restored. Authorities say Brown told the hostages he had been planning for weeks, and wanted family members...

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Police union seeks more help for Newtown officers – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some of the police officers who responded to the school shooting in Newtown are so traumatized they haven't been working, but they have to use sick time and could soon be at risk of going without a paycheck, a union official said Wednesday. The union, Council 15 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is seeking more generous assistance in talks with the town's insurer. It is also reaching out to lawmakers and the governor's office with proposals to modify state law and expand workers' compensation benefits for officers who witness...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Police: Woman stole baby … – MyFox Atlanta

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - A woman who snatched an infant from an Orange County hospital had lied to her estranged husband that she was pregnant and was trying to continue her deception, police said Tuesday. Grisel Ramirez, 48, allegedly disguised herself in hospital scrubs and posed as a visitor to enter the hospital where she attempted to abduct a baby from Garden Grove Medical Center on Monday, Lt. Jeff Nightengale said. The husband had no idea she wasn't pregnant and was shocked to learn she tried to steal a baby to back her claims, Nightengale said. "She perpetuated this...

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Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 Police: Ala. bar shooter … – MyFox Atlanta

Police say a gunman who fired into a crowded bar was targeting someone, and authorities are looking into whether the rampage was connected to an earlier shooting. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said at least 11 people were hit by gunfire at the bar near the University of Alabama campus. One person was also wounded in the earlier shooting at a home a couple of miles away. That shooting occurred about 45 minutes before the 12:30 p.m. shooting at the Copper Top bar. Police are looking for the gunman. They say he used a military-style assault weapon to unload two bursts of gunfire...

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