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DeKalb pays convicted double murderer $75,000 in jail beating case
 DeKalb County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay $75,000 to a gang member convicted of the murder of two young women after he said a jailer broke his jaw and gave him a concussion. The settlement was recommended by county attorneys to eliminate the risk of going to trial with Demetre Mason, 24, and potentially ending up paying more, documents...

Posted: 20 hours ago

DeKalb County commissioners voted Tuesday to pay $75,000 to a gang member convicted of the murder of two young women after he said a jailer broke his jaw and gave him a concussion. The settlement was recommended by county attorneys to eliminate the risk of going to trial with Demetre Mason, 24, and potentially ending up paying more, documents...
Man enters plea in Gwinnett baby starving death — but still disputes case
 Rather than face trial, a purported Nuwaubian cult member made a plea deal and accepted a life sentence for the 2014 starving death of his 15-month-old daughter. Calvin Mcintosh, 48, who authorities have said is tied to the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, entered Alford pleas to felony murder and three counts of cruelty to children. The Alford...

Posted: 2 days ago

Rather than face trial, a purported Nuwaubian cult member made a plea deal and accepted a life sentence for the 2014 starving death of his 15-month-old daughter. Calvin Mcintosh, 48, who authorities have said is tied to the Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, entered Alford pleas to felony murder and three counts of cruelty to children. The Alford...
Gwinnett cult baby murder trial begins, bringing up awful memories
 In the days after her 2014 rescue, Iasia Sweeting, 21 at the time, weighed around 59 pounds and couldn’t walk or move on her own. In the fetal position, she lay in bed at a house near Turner Field and stared with vacant eyes toward a window as her mother looked at her in disbelief and heartbreak. Perhaps worst of all, Sweeting, a former...

Posted: 2 days ago

In the days after her 2014 rescue, Iasia Sweeting, 21 at the time, weighed around 59 pounds and couldn’t walk or move on her own. In the fetal position, she lay in bed at a house near Turner Field and stared with vacant eyes toward a window as her mother looked at her in disbelief and heartbreak. Perhaps worst of all, Sweeting, a former...
Dad accused of killing, burying DeKalb boy, 5, may plead insanity
 A man is set to undergo mental health testing to determine if he’ll be allowed to plead insanity after allegedly killing his 5-year-old son and burying him in a DeKalb County backyard. Judge Gail Flake signed an order Monday clearing the way for an evaluation to determine if Montrais Boyd Sr., 26, was suffering from mental health issues...

Posted: 6 days ago

A man is set to undergo mental health testing to determine if he’ll be allowed to plead insanity after allegedly killing his 5-year-old son and burying him in a DeKalb County backyard. Judge Gail Flake signed an order Monday clearing the way for an evaluation to determine if Montrais Boyd Sr., 26, was suffering from mental health issues...
No evacuations ordered ahead of Florence in Ga. — but threats are real
 As storms spinning in the Atlantic Ocean are liable to do, Hurricane Florence appeared to be changing course on Wednesday, prompting Gov. Nathan Deal to declare a state of emergency and President Donald Trump to warn Georgia residents, “Be ready, be prepared!” While mandatory evacuations are underway in parts of South Carolina...

Posted: 7 days ago

As storms spinning in the Atlantic Ocean are liable to do, Hurricane Florence appeared to be changing course on Wednesday, prompting Gov. Nathan Deal to declare a state of emergency and President Donald Trump to warn Georgia residents, “Be ready, be prepared!” While mandatory evacuations are underway in parts of South Carolina...
Georgia prepares for Florence, hoping storm stays away
 From the Atlantic coast to the Atlanta airport, officials across Georgia are preparing to help states expected to be hit by Hurricane Florence, while hoping the massive storm doesn’t turn south. On Tuesday, the Category 4 storm was projected to strike farther north, leading governors to declare states of emergency in South Carolina...

Posted: 8 days ago

From the Atlantic coast to the Atlanta airport, officials across Georgia are preparing to help states expected to be hit by Hurricane Florence, while hoping the massive storm doesn’t turn south. On Tuesday, the Category 4 storm was projected to strike farther north, leading governors to declare states of emergency in South Carolina...
Man accused of killing girlfriend over watch in DeKalb posts bond
 A DeKalb County murder suspect accused of killing his girlfriend in a fight over a watch posted $125,000 bond and was being released from jail Friday, according to officials. Judge Winston Bethel last week granted Jason Leroy Brown, 34, the bond, with the conditions that he wear an ankle monitor and surrender his passport while...

Posted: 12 days ago

A DeKalb County murder suspect accused of killing his girlfriend in a fight over a watch posted $125,000 bond and was being released from jail Friday, according to officials. Judge Winston Bethel last week granted Jason Leroy Brown, 34, the bond, with the conditions that he wear an ankle monitor and surrender his passport while...
Rabid raccoon found near Columbia Drive in DeKalb
 A raccoon captured in the Avondale Estates area this past Saturday has tested positive for rabies, officials announced Friday. The animal was caught in the 1100 block of North Carter Road. It’s the 12th rabid raccoon incident this year, with the others being in areas including Dunwoody, Decatur, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Avondale...

Posted: 12 days ago

A raccoon captured in the Avondale Estates area this past Saturday has tested positive for rabies, officials announced Friday. The animal was caught in the 1100 block of North Carter Road. It’s the 12th rabid raccoon incident this year, with the others being in areas including Dunwoody, Decatur, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Avondale...
15 places to get a job in DeKalb this month
 The Work Source DeKalb Mobile Career Center will be stationed throughout the county during September, from Decatur to Lithonia.  The unit provides residents with job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses can also use it for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Work Source DeKalb Mobile Career Center will be stationed throughout the county during September, from Decatur to Lithonia.  The unit provides residents with job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses can also use it for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing...
Family: DeKalb strip club liable for DUI death of Chick-fil-A worker
 Carl Edgar “Chase” Chapman Jr. was headed to work at an Atlanta Chick-fil-A before 4:30 a.m. one Saturday last summer when an alleged drunk driver leaving a strip club T-boned him. Chapman, 31, died and his family is now suing Oasis Goodtime Emporium, the Doraville club, accusing the business of knowingly letting the &ldquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

Carl Edgar “Chase” Chapman Jr. was headed to work at an Atlanta Chick-fil-A before 4:30 a.m. one Saturday last summer when an alleged drunk driver leaving a strip club T-boned him. Chapman, 31, died and his family is now suing Oasis Goodtime Emporium, the Doraville club, accusing the business of knowingly letting the &ldquo...
Cops: DeKalb teen murder suspect gets bond, drives 100 mph on I-285
 A DeKalb County teen who was out on bond in a murder case was arrested last week after driving more than 100 mph on I-285 in a stolen car with the back glass busted out, according to police. Antonio Wilson, 18, of Decatur is one of three defendants charged with murder in the November shooting death of Tre Griffin outside Stone Mountain. He...

Posted: 14 days ago

A DeKalb County teen who was out on bond in a murder case was arrested last week after driving more than 100 mph on I-285 in a stolen car with the back glass busted out, according to police. Antonio Wilson, 18, of Decatur is one of three defendants charged with murder in the November shooting death of Tre Griffin outside Stone Mountain. He...