Sneiderman trial date set for July

Andrea Sneiderman

Andrea Sneiderman Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring to murder her husband, will appear in court in July to answer those charges. At a Feb. 21 hearing, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams set a date of July 29 to begin jury selection for Sneiderman’s trial, which is expected to last more than […]

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DeKalb officers arrested, charged with protecting drug dealers


Two DeKalb County Police officers, a Stone Mountain Police officer and two former county jail officers were among 12 people arrested Feb. 12 in a drug trafficking sting by the FBI. Dennis Duren, 32, and Dorian Williams, 25, of the DeKalb County Police Department, have been placed on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome […]

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CDC employees indicted for alleged molestation of 6-year-old


Two former employees for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been indicted for child molestation by a DeKalb County grand jury. Thomas Joseph Westerman, 42, and Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, were arrested in 2011. Each was recently charged with two counts of child molestation. According to the indictment, Westerman and Lindsey asked […]

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Ellis retains attorneys after office, home searched


Ten days after his home and county offices were searched by investigators from the county DA’s office, DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis has retained a defense team. Ellis will be represented by former DeKalb DA J. Tom Morgan and Craig Gillen, a defense attorney who specializes in trials involving racketeering and financial crimes. Gillen’s partner, Anthony […]

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Dunwoody hopes to put a stop to false alarms

Dunwoody Police car

Dunwoody residents who call in numerous false alarms to the police department could face a fine up to $500. The city of Dunwoody is one of three north metro cities that are adopting ordinances that assess fines for false alarms. Dunwoody, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, which share the same dispatch service, hope to have […]

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Community remembers family killed in NJ accident

the girl in hat is the surviving daughter

A family friend of three Stone Mountain residents killed in a New Jersey accident said she has been questioning God. “When I heard the news…it took everything out of me and I questioned God,” said Marcia Coward. “Why them? Of all the families, why them? All through the holidays I kept saying, ‘Why them?’” Ainsworth […]

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DeKalb jury finds former Fulton cop guilty of child molestation


A DeKalb County jury found a former Fulton County police officer guilty of child molestation Dec. 27 Michael Bernard Wilson, 32, was charged with two counts of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Wilson was arrested in November 2010 after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. The girl’s […]

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Mega church minister indicted for allegedly selling fake bonds

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Megachurch minister Wiley Jackson and his brother Rodney Jackson have been indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for allegedly selling fake security bonds to parishioners. Bishop Jackson is the founder of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, which has locations in Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Griffin. Each has been charged with five counts of violating the […]

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