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Teen finds dad shot in the head in DeKalb; cops investigate killing
 DeKalb County police continue investigating the death of a 44-year-old man whose son found him shot in the head last week. Thomas Brown was leaving an apartment off I-20 and Whites Mill Road last Thursday night to buy cigarettes when his wife heard gunfire, according to a police report.  She believed there were 10 to 12 shots. One...

Posted: 2 days ago

DeKalb County police continue investigating the death of a 44-year-old man whose son found him shot in the head last week. Thomas Brown was leaving an apartment off I-20 and Whites Mill Road last Thursday night to buy cigarettes when his wife heard gunfire, according to a police report.  She believed there were 10 to 12 shots. One...
Grandma: Toddler who lost mom in I-20 shooting keeps waiting for her
 On Thursday morning, Monique Burston sat in court, bracing herself on the shoulder of a man at her side, and listened to how her daughter died, how a 9mm bullet tore through the 21-year-old’s back in a car on I-20. Burston thought of her grandson. Demarko Cade Jr., 2, used to go to the window and wait for his mom to get home...

Posted: 2 days ago

On Thursday morning, Monique Burston sat in court, bracing herself on the shoulder of a man at her side, and listened to how her daughter died, how a 9mm bullet tore through the 21-year-old’s back in a car on I-20. Burston thought of her grandson. Demarko Cade Jr., 2, used to go to the window and wait for his mom to get home...
Warrants: Man illegally got life insurance on 19 seniors in DeKalb
 A DeKalb County accountant was arrested Wednesday on charges of insurance fraud for allegedly taking out life insurance policies on 19 elderly customers without permission. Earle Turner Sr., 67, faces 30 various counts of insurance and identity fraud, according to a news release from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. “Apprehending...

Posted: 3 days ago

A DeKalb County accountant was arrested Wednesday on charges of insurance fraud for allegedly taking out life insurance policies on 19 elderly customers without permission. Earle Turner Sr., 67, faces 30 various counts of insurance and identity fraud, according to a news release from Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. “Apprehending...
DeKalb County wants to stop euthanizing dogs and cats
 The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution last week laying out a mission for its animal shelter to go “no-kill” by the end of next year. By doing so, DeKalb became the second county in Georgia and the first in metro Atlanta to pass such a resolution, according to Best Friends Animal Society. The...

Posted: 4 days ago

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution last week laying out a mission for its animal shelter to go “no-kill” by the end of next year. By doing so, DeKalb became the second county in Georgia and the first in metro Atlanta to pass such a resolution, according to Best Friends Animal Society. The...
DeKalb Medical trying to join Emory Healthcare after hard times
 DeKalb Medical Center and Emory Healthcare are trying to develop a “strategic partnership,” in which the first would be brought under the umbrella of the second. The systems announced the plans Tuesday morning, saying the agreement is expected to be finalized in 2018, after regulatory agencies approve. The systems have signed...

Posted: 4 days ago

DeKalb Medical Center and Emory Healthcare are trying to develop a “strategic partnership,” in which the first would be brought under the umbrella of the second. The systems announced the plans Tuesday morning, saying the agreement is expected to be finalized in 2018, after regulatory agencies approve. The systems have signed...
Woman arrested after DeKalb man lured to his death, cops say
 Justuss Rogers, a 26-year-old selling cellphones out of his Chevrolet Camaro, was dropping a customer off in October when he pulled up to gunfire. His customer, riding in the passenger’s seat, had asked him to drop her off on Pinnacle Drive off South Hairston Road in DeKalb County. Someone named “Snake” had asked her...

Posted: 9 days ago

Justuss Rogers, a 26-year-old selling cellphones out of his Chevrolet Camaro, was dropping a customer off in October when he pulled up to gunfire. His customer, riding in the passenger’s seat, had asked him to drop her off on Pinnacle Drive off South Hairston Road in DeKalb County. Someone named “Snake” had asked her...
Meet Georgia’s only transgender elected official
 Doraville is now home to Georgia’s only transgender elected official. Stephe Koontz, a trans woman, is set to take a seat on the city council. Koontz, who volunteers as an afterschool tutor and serves on a committee at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, won by six votes. To hear how she did it — and what happened with the last...

Posted: 9 days ago

Doraville is now home to Georgia’s only transgender elected official. Stephe Koontz, a trans woman, is set to take a seat on the city council. Koontz, who volunteers as an afterschool tutor and serves on a committee at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, won by six votes. To hear how she did it — and what happened with the last...
Doraville woman becomes Georgia’s only transgender elected official
 When Stephe Koontz knocked on doors ahead of the Doraville City Council election, she was pleased to find people who wanted to talk about potholes and code enforcement, not her gender identity. Now, her identity is drawing attention around the country as she prepares to take her place as Georgia’s only transgender elected official,...

Posted: 9 days ago

When Stephe Koontz knocked on doors ahead of the Doraville City Council election, she was pleased to find people who wanted to talk about potholes and code enforcement, not her gender identity. Now, her identity is drawing attention around the country as she prepares to take her place as Georgia’s only transgender elected official,...
Indictment: Man kills Alzheimer's patient, buys booze with her card
 A man was indicted this week on accusations of killing a 70-year-old DeKalb County Alzheimer’s patient whom he’d given a ride to visit her husband in a nursing home. Mark Ramos, 55, is charged with malice murder and theft counts for allegedly stabbing Helen Davis and taking her Jeep, as well as using her bank card to buy...

Posted: 9 days ago

A man was indicted this week on accusations of killing a 70-year-old DeKalb County Alzheimer’s patient whom he’d given a ride to visit her husband in a nursing home. Mark Ramos, 55, is charged with malice murder and theft counts for allegedly stabbing Helen Davis and taking her Jeep, as well as using her bank card to buy...
HBO’s John Oliver is shocked by the city of Stonecrest’s stunt
 Stonecrest got a mention on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on Sunday, thanks to a recent idea from the city. Oliver’s episode was about economic development incentives local governments give to woo business. Naturally, the contest to claim Amazon’s second headquarters came up, as well as Stonecrest&rsquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Stonecrest got a mention on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on Sunday, thanks to a recent idea from the city. Oliver’s episode was about economic development incentives local governments give to woo business. Naturally, the contest to claim Amazon’s second headquarters came up, as well as Stonecrest&rsquo...
Roaches, flies, ‘slime’ found at popular DeKalb BBQ joint
 A popular DeKalb County barbecue restaurant failed its recent health inspection with the inspector complaining of unwanted critters. Old Hickory House, located at 2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker, received a 63 on the check, according to the report. The inspector said there was “roach activity,” as evidenced by live...

Posted: 10 days ago

A popular DeKalb County barbecue restaurant failed its recent health inspection with the inspector complaining of unwanted critters. Old Hickory House, located at 2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker, received a 63 on the check, according to the report. The inspector said there was “roach activity,” as evidenced by live...