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Man accused of killing DeKalb high school student awaits mental tests
 Police have said Jamal Kerns confessed to killing his cousin, an 18-year-old Southwest DeKalb High student. The 20-year-old’s attorney is now trying to figure out if the alleged killer’s statements were true. Desmond Humphrey of Humphrey and Ballard Law asked the court to request a mental health evaluation, which DeKalb...

Posted: 2 days ago

Police have said Jamal Kerns confessed to killing his cousin, an 18-year-old Southwest DeKalb High student. The 20-year-old’s attorney is now trying to figure out if the alleged killer’s statements were true. Desmond Humphrey of Humphrey and Ballard Law asked the court to request a mental health evaluation, which DeKalb...
Who shot a worker dead and left him off U.S. 78 in DeKalb?
 He was still in work clothes, a label on the blue hard hat near his body revealing his name: Devon Simms. The 28-year-old Lithonia man was found dead behind an apartment building off U.S. 78 near Stone Mountain on Tuesday morning. Days later, the death remains mysterious. “Investigators believe he was shot where he was found,&rdquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

He was still in work clothes, a label on the blue hard hat near his body revealing his name: Devon Simms. The 28-year-old Lithonia man was found dead behind an apartment building off U.S. 78 near Stone Mountain on Tuesday morning. Days later, the death remains mysterious. “Investigators believe he was shot where he was found,&rdquo...
Vehicle plunges into creek from icy road in Brookhaven
 Brookhaven police said ice on the road and a mechanical failure with a vehicle caused it to plunge into Nancy Creek on Friday morning. The vehicle overturned and fell into the creek off Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Harts Mill Road. Officers and DeKalb County firefighters responded and remained on the scene for several hours as the vehicle was...

Posted: 2 days ago

Brookhaven police said ice on the road and a mechanical failure with a vehicle caused it to plunge into Nancy Creek on Friday morning. The vehicle overturned and fell into the creek off Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Harts Mill Road. Officers and DeKalb County firefighters responded and remained on the scene for several hours as the vehicle was...
Watch out for these DeKalb roads as the county thaws out
 DeKalb County roads could still be dangerous this morning after cold temperatures overnight, officials around the county warn. “If you must travel this morning please exercise extreme caution,” Emory Police said on Twitter. “Due to freezing temperatures there are likely patches of ice on the roadway. Reduce your speed and...

Posted: 2 days ago

DeKalb County roads could still be dangerous this morning after cold temperatures overnight, officials around the county warn. “If you must travel this morning please exercise extreme caution,” Emory Police said on Twitter. “Due to freezing temperatures there are likely patches of ice on the roadway. Reduce your speed and...
Decatur boy, 11, victim of attempted robbery after sledding, cops say
 Decatur police are investigating the reported attempted robbery of an 11-year-old boy who was walking away from a sledding trip Wednesday in Oakhurst. The boy was walking near Gordon Avenue at Third Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. when he was stopped by three boys, believed to be 12 or 13, police said. He was slammed on the ground and dragged from...

Posted: 3 days ago

Decatur police are investigating the reported attempted robbery of an 11-year-old boy who was walking away from a sledding trip Wednesday in Oakhurst. The boy was walking near Gordon Avenue at Third Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. when he was stopped by three boys, believed to be 12 or 13, police said. He was slammed on the ground and dragged from...
Cops follow footprints in snow and find DeKalb murder suspect
 A DeKalb County police officer was leaving the scene of a stabbing that left a man dead Wednesday but then noticed footprints in the snow. The tracks, a rare investigative tool in the Atlanta area, led a few hundred feet to a shed on Brannen Road off I-20 in the Gresham Park area. Inside, the officer found 38-year-old Sasha McCalop with...

Posted: 3 days ago

A DeKalb County police officer was leaving the scene of a stabbing that left a man dead Wednesday but then noticed footprints in the snow. The tracks, a rare investigative tool in the Atlanta area, led a few hundred feet to a shed on Brannen Road off I-20 in the Gresham Park area. Inside, the officer found 38-year-old Sasha McCalop with...
DeKalb cancels trash pickup Thursday. Here’s the new schedule.
 Due to bad road conditions, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division has suspended all collections for Thursday.  Collection for residential and commercial customers, transfer station operations, landfill operations and administrative services will resume on Friday, the county said. Customers whose regularly scheduled collection days...

Posted: 3 days ago

Due to bad road conditions, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division has suspended all collections for Thursday.  Collection for residential and commercial customers, transfer station operations, landfill operations and administrative services will resume on Friday, the county said. Customers whose regularly scheduled collection days...
Thursday another snow day for DeKalb with no school and bad roads
 One snow day down. At least one more to go. DeKalb County is once again shut down Thursday, as it was Wednesday when snow blanketed the roads. The roads are rough and many major ones are closed.  With forecasters calling for the roads to ice over, DeKalb County Schools went ahead and called Thursday off. County offices, ...

Posted: 3 days ago

One snow day down. At least one more to go. DeKalb County is once again shut down Thursday, as it was Wednesday when snow blanketed the roads. The roads are rough and many major ones are closed.  With forecasters calling for the roads to ice over, DeKalb County Schools went ahead and called Thursday off. County offices, ...
257 traffic accidents, 9 hit-and-runs reported during snow in DeKalb
 DeKalb County roads were perilous after snow fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The 911 center reports it took 257 calls about auto accidents, including 9 hit-and-runs, between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday.  There were 270 other traffic-related calls. That includes abandoned vehicles, hazards, stalled vehicles and...

Posted: 4 days ago

DeKalb County roads were perilous after snow fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The 911 center reports it took 257 calls about auto accidents, including 9 hit-and-runs, between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday.  There were 270 other traffic-related calls. That includes abandoned vehicles, hazards, stalled vehicles and...
BREAKING: Buford Highway reopens in Doraville after power lines fall
 Update: The road has reopened. Doraville police said all lanes of Buford Highway were closed at 4:30 p.m., just in time for rush hour on a day when metro Atlanta roads are choked by snow and ice. The closure is at McElroy Road.  “Georgia Power and DeKalb County Traffic Engineers have been notified,” police said in a Facebook...

Posted: 4 days ago

Update: The road has reopened. Doraville police said all lanes of Buford Highway were closed at 4:30 p.m., just in time for rush hour on a day when metro Atlanta roads are choked by snow and ice. The closure is at McElroy Road.  “Georgia Power and DeKalb County Traffic Engineers have been notified,” police said in a Facebook...
MARTA: No injuries as bus skids into DeKalb ditch
 MARTA said there were no injuries reported Wednesday when a bus skidded off Panthersville Road into a ditch. The bus, on Route 15, had five passengers on board in the morning when it skidded on the icy road, the transit authority said. The road was still listed as closed at 2:30 p.m. by county officials. The passengers and driver...

Posted: 4 days ago

MARTA said there were no injuries reported Wednesday when a bus skidded off Panthersville Road into a ditch. The bus, on Route 15, had five passengers on board in the morning when it skidded on the icy road, the transit authority said. The road was still listed as closed at 2:30 p.m. by county officials. The passengers and driver...