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Blood gang members found guilty in DeKalb execution murders
 Miguel Camacho had thought maybe he’d be happy when the verdicts arrived. As he hoped, a DeKalb County jury on Thursday  found two men guilty of murder, and a third guilty of a lesser role, in the deaths of his young daughter and her friend, two executions that were purportedly precipitated by an insult to a Bloods gang leader. After...

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Miguel Camacho had thought maybe he’d be happy when the verdicts arrived. As he hoped, a DeKalb County jury on Thursday found two men guilty of murder, and a third guilty of a lesser role, in the deaths of his young daughter and her friend, two executions that were purportedly precipitated by an insult to a Bloods gang leader. After...
DeKalb suspect kills man by laying on him for 12 minutes, cops say
 Initially, the death of Gavin McKenzie at a hotel off Memorial Drive in DeKalb County was thought to have been due to a beating. A warrant released Wednesday, however, says that he died from asphyxiation.  Daryl Shonell Miller told police he put his weight, listed as 236 pounds, on the 35-year-old’s chest to make him stop...

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Initially, the death of Gavin McKenzie at a hotel off Memorial Drive in DeKalb County was thought to have been due to a beating. A warrant released Wednesday, however, says that he died from asphyxiation.  Daryl Shonell Miller told police he put his weight, listed as 236 pounds, on the 35-year-old’s chest to make him stop...
‘Unbelievable’: MARTA cop recalls saving two lives at DeKalb station
 In three years with MARTA police, officer Keith Softley had never had to use his CPR training until last Tuesday. Then he had to use it twice in the span of an hour. “Unbelievable,” he recalled in an interview. At 8:48 a.m., he and three other officers responded to a man who was having chest pain at the Kensington station in DeKalb...

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In three years with MARTA police, officer Keith Softley had never had to use his CPR training until last Tuesday. Then he had to use it twice in the span of an hour. “Unbelievable,” he recalled in an interview. At 8:48 a.m., he and three other officers responded to a man who was having chest pain at the Kensington station in DeKalb...
Child support ‘settlement’ day set for DeKalb parents who are behind
 The  DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is hosting a child support “settlement” day for parents who are behind to become compliant. The event is this Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Child Support Enforcement Division of the DA’s office. Notification letters have been mailed to eligible parents outlining the...

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The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office is hosting a child support “settlement” day for parents who are behind to become compliant. The event is this Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Child Support Enforcement Division of the DA’s office. Notification letters have been mailed to eligible parents outlining the...
MARTA is getting new — and bigger — buses in DeKalb
 Thanks to a $3.6 million government grant, MARTA is upgrading  buses used on one of its busiest routes in DeKalb County. The transit authority said Tuesday the money would be used to replace 40-foot diesel buses with 60-foot compressed natural gas buses on Route 121. The route connects riders to the Avondale Station and the city of Stone...

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Thanks to a $3.6 million government grant, MARTA is upgrading buses used on one of its busiest routes in DeKalb County. The transit authority said Tuesday the money would be used to replace 40-foot diesel buses with 60-foot compressed natural gas buses on Route 121. The route connects riders to the Avondale Station and the city of Stone...
These are 10 of the hottest jobs in DeKalb right now
 Need a gig in DeKalb County? Here are some of the hottest jobs in the area, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of County Business Patterns, released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. The list is based on stats from 2016, the most recent data released.  Software publishing
Office furniture (including fixtures) manufacturing...

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Need a gig in DeKalb County? Here are some of the hottest jobs in the area, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of County Business Patterns, released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. The list is based on stats from 2016, the most recent data released.  Software publishing Office furniture (including fixtures) manufacturing...
In an hour, two men have heart attacks at same MARTA station
 A bizarre coincidence played out at the Kensington MARTA station on a recent Tuesday morning. At 8:48 a.m. on April 17, officers with the transit authority got word that a man was in cardiac arrest. He was unconscious. The cops — Officer K. Softley, Corporal M. Woodward, Officer in Training B. Dennis and Sgt. L. Martin ...

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A bizarre coincidence played out at the Kensington MARTA station on a recent Tuesday morning. At 8:48 a.m. on April 17, officers with the transit authority got word that a man was in cardiac arrest. He was unconscious. The cops — Officer K. Softley, Corporal M. Woodward, Officer in Training B. Dennis and Sgt. L. Martin ...
DeKalb cops arrest suspect accused of beating man to death at hotel
 DeKalb County police on Monday arrested a man in the beating death of a man at the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive.  Daryl Miller, 40, is charged with murder in the death of Gavin McKenzie, 35, who died in the hospital this past Thursday, police said. Officers were called to hotel, located at 4649 Memorial Drive, at...

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DeKalb County police on Monday arrested a man in the beating death of a man at the United Inn and Suites on Memorial Drive.  Daryl Miller, 40, is charged with murder in the death of Gavin McKenzie, 35, who died in the hospital this past Thursday, police said. Officers were called to hotel, located at 4649 Memorial Drive, at...
Official likes plan to rebuild North DeKalb Mall — but has concerns
 Jeff Rader, the DeKalb County commissioner who represents the North DeKalb Mall area, says he generally supports a massive planned renovation to the development, though a project of such magnitude is bound to present issues. “We certainly would like to see the mall redeveloped,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, referring...

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Jeff Rader, the DeKalb County commissioner who represents the North DeKalb Mall area, says he generally supports a massive planned renovation to the development, though a project of such magnitude is bound to present issues. “We certainly would like to see the mall redeveloped,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, referring...
JOB ALERT: DeKalb is hiring 911 operators
 The DeKalb County 911 Communications Department is seeking applicants.  Interested candidates can apply for the position of 911 operator from May 1-31, the county announced Monday. All applicants must complete and submit the online application listed in the “job opportunities” section on the county website: dekalbcountyga...

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The DeKalb County 911 Communications Department is seeking applicants.  Interested candidates can apply for the position of 911 operator from May 1-31, the county announced Monday. All applicants must complete and submit the online application listed in the “job opportunities” section on the county website: dekalbcountyga...
Roaches found ‘throughout kitchen’ of DeKalb Japanese restaurant
 A DeKalb County Japanese restaurant failed its recent health inspection after dead roaches were reportedly found in the kitchen, on food prep surfaces, shelves and the floor. Yanmi Yanmi, located in the  Atlanta Chinatown development on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee, received a 52 on Thursday, according to the inspector’s...

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A DeKalb County Japanese restaurant failed its recent health inspection after dead roaches were reportedly found in the kitchen, on food prep surfaces, shelves and the floor. Yanmi Yanmi, located in the  Atlanta Chinatown development on New Peachtree Road in Chamblee, received a 52 on Thursday, according to the inspector’s...