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Car dealer faces charges after complaints

Cartersville police say Terry Spruell, 64, took money from numerous customers, but didn't give them the vehicle titles. CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -Cartersville police are looking for a car dealer they say took money from both investors and customers of his dealership, but didn't make good on payments or titles for the vehicles. North Georgia Financing is at the center of an expanding investigation into its owner. Cartersville police say Terry Spruell, 64, took money from numerous customers of the used car business, but didn't give them the vehicle titles. "We started getting calls that people weren't getting titles to their cars on time, couldn't get...

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Huge tornado hits Oklahoma City suburb, kills 51 – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By TIM TALLEY Associated Press MOORE, Okla. (AP) - A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise. The storm laid waste to scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of the city. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken...

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Saga of Boston marathon suspect’s body drags on – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - Nineteen days after Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a gunbattle with police, cemeteries still refused to take his remains and government officials deflected questions about where he could be buried. On Wednesday, police in Worcester, west of Boston, pleaded for a resolution, saying they were spending tens of thousands of dollars to protect the funeral home where his body is being kept amid protests. "We are not barbarians," police Chief Gary Gemme said. "We bury the dead." Tsarnaev was fatally wounded in Watertown, just outside Boston, after police confronted him in a stolen car....

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Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By JOHN S. MARSHALL Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A newlywed bride was celebrating a night out with friends when the limousine they were in erupted in flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, killing the bride and four other women who were trapped inside and injuring four who escaped, authorities and her family said Sunday. The driver, who was not hurt, told investigators he was driving the women on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Saturday night when one of them complained of smoke inside the passenger compartment, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said. He said he pulled over, got out, and saw...

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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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Obama: Boston capture closes chapter in tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings "closed an important chapter in this tragedy." But he acknowledged that many unanswered questions remain about the motivations of the two men accused of perpetrating the attacks that unnerved the nation. "The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers," said Obama, who branded the suspects "terrorists." The president spoke from the White House briefing room after 10 p.m. on the East Coast, just over an hour after law enforcement officials apprehended 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The suspect had been holed up in...

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Student charged in Va. mall shootings; 2 wounded

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - An 18-year-old college student was charged Friday with shooting and wounding two women at a mall branch of a southwest Virginia community college before he was subdued, the city's police chief said. Neil Allan MacInnis, of Christiansburg, faces two counts each of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony stemming from the shooting at the satellite campus of New River Community College at New River Valley Mall, Christiansburg Police Chief Mark Sisson said Friday night. MacInnis, who was a student at the community college, was being held without bond at the Montgomery County...

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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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Church gunman in rambling Ohio court appearance – Atlanta News, Weather … – MyFox Atlanta

By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - An ex-convict charged with killing his father at an Easter Sunday church service in Ohio made rambling comments during an appearance in court, and the prosecutor requested a psychiatric evaluation. The suspect, 28-year-old Reshad Riddle, appeared Monday afternoon in Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) Municipal Court in an orange jail jumpsuit with his ankles and wrists in chains. The bearded Riddle made rambling comments about God and said he wanted to be treated fairly. The prosecutor asked for $ 1 million bail and, if he makes it, a psychiatric evaluation and 24-hour monitoring. No plea was entered...

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Tuesday brings snow flurries to north Georgia – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic … – MyFox Atlanta

More snow on Tuesday! Photo from a FOX 5 viewer. ATLANTA - Some areas in northwest Georgia, as well as the metro area, are seeing snow flurries on Tuesday. FOX 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Joanne Feldman says minor accumulations of ½" to 1" will be confined to the higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains. Due to the weather, Fannin, Towns and Union County closed schools for the day.Feldman says to take care of your pets and plants as the temperatures are expected to remain low until the end of the week. ...

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