DeKalb firefighters raising money for one of their own

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The DeKalb County fire department is seeking donations to help with the medical bills of fellow firefighter Nate Leota. Leota, who has been a DeKalb firefighter for nine years and president of the DeKalb Professional Firefighters #1492 Union, developed the rare neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) after a quadruple heart bypass surgery in April. DeKalb firefighter […]

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Update: Body found on campus of local college identified

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                  The body discovered on the Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) Clarkston Campus yesterday has been identified as Alpha Oumar Diallo, 23, of Stone Mountain. An autopsy performed on Diallo June 11 revealed he died as a result of strangulation and blunt force injuries to the head.  He […]

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Rabid raccoons found in north DeKalb

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Two North DeKalb County communities are on rabies alert. DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement captured two raccoons in the Harts Mill Court area on April 26, and in the Ragley Hall Road area on April 30. Both raccoons tested positive for rabies. Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a wild animal should […]

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DeKalb schools’ proposed budget has $27 million surplus

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  The DeKalb County School District will have a budgetary surplus in 2014. That’s according to the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget released May 7. The anticipated revenue is $759 million, up $27 million from previous predictions. Interim school Superintendent Mike Thurmond said May 6 that the school district had found previously “undocumented” revenues. The […]

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Community holds vigil for teen shooting victim

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It was a somber occasion April 4 as approximately 300 people held a candlelight vigil for a teenager shot to death two months before he was to have graduated from Columbia High School. Dominique Boyer, 18, was shot March 28 while visiting friends at the Austin Oaks apartments on Glenwood Avenue. DeKalb County Police have […]

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Arrest made in shooting of Columbia High senior

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander and Lt. Mark Lavigne discuss the case at an April 3 news conference.

DeKalb County Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with murder April 1 for allegedly participating in a drive-by shooting that killed a Columbia High School senior March 28. The suspect’s name has not been released due to the ongoing investigation but detectives said at a news conference that they believe the shooting was gang-related. […]

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Van stolen from paralyzed woman again

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For the second time in five months, the wheelchair accessible van of a Decatur woman has been stolen. In October it was stolen one morning and recovered the next day. This time, Sophia Powers’ van, stolen March 18, has been missing for more than a week. Powers said her 1998 Chrysler Town and County black […]

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