Community remembers family killed in NJ accident

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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

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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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DeKalb responds to Conn. school shooting

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A school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead has turned the holiday season into one of grieving for many. According to The Associated Press, 20-year-old Adam Lanza used a high-power rifle to kill his 26 victims, including the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School where the killing took place […]

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Sneiderman case moves forward, hearing set for Feb.

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              Andrea Sneiderman, the widow accused of conspiring in a plot to murder her husband, has been ordered to appear before a DeKalb County judge in February. Prosecutors allege Sneiderman and her former boss Hemy Neuman plotted to kill her husband Rusty Sneiderman to collect his insurance money and […]

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K-9 officer retires after seven years on force

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  Twan, a DeKalb County K-9 officer, has retired his collar after seven years on the DeKalb County Police force. The 10-year-old Belgian Malinois retired from the force on Dec. 4 due to age and health complications. He served two years longer than the average work life span for a K-9 officer. Twan will live […]

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News Briefs

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DeKalb commissioners approve new chief operating officer   The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners confirmed Zach Williams as DeKalb County’s next executive assistant and chief operating officer. Williams was nominated by CEO Burrell Ellis and will succeed Richard Stogner, who retires at the end of the year. “We have an opportunity together to move DeKalb […]

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Man suspected of robbing four banks in five weeks

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Law enforcement officials are looking for a man they say robbed four banks in five weeks in Lithonia and Snellville. Mark F. Giuliano, special agent in charge with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DeKalb County Interim Police Chief Lisa A. Gassner and Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead, announced Dec. 3 that their agencies are […]

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