Man killed in hit and run incident in Brookhaven

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Brookhaven Police is searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a man dead. Carlos Nino of the Brookhaven Police Department said officers responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Sept. 28 at approximately 8:40 p.m. The incident occurred on the I-85 southbound ramp from North Druid […]

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Funeral set for fallen DeKalb officer


The funeral arrangements have been finalized for DeKalb County Police Officer Kevin Toatley who died after his police vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on Sept. 19. The seven-year veteran of the department was driving home in his patrol car on South Fulton Parkway near Buffington Road in south Fulton County when the […]

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Woman sentenced to life in prison for killing granddaughter

Selena Rivera, 44, was sentenced to life in prison to serve 30 with the possibility of parole.

A DeKalb County woman was given a life sentence for beating her 3-year-old granddaughter to death. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Mark Scott sentenced 44-year-old Selena Rivera on Sept. 16 to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving 30 years. Rivera was found guilty of malice murder, felony murder, and two counts of […]

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Two deceased, one officer arrested after drive-by shooting

Christian Davis

  Two men are dead and an Atlanta police officer was arrested after a drive-by shooting in unincorporated Stone Mountain Sept. 2. The deceased victims in the shooting were identified as 20-year-old Langston Colzie and 23-year-old Marvin Lewis. Christian Davis, 21, was arrested and charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter.         […]

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Search warrants issued for DeKalb interim CEO, two ex-employees

Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May said he will root out bad apples in the government after he receives a corruption report. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May announced Sept. 1 search warrants have been issued for emails for himself and two former employees. Requested by a DeKalb County Police sergeant, the search warrants are for emails of May, former DeKalb County chief of staff Morris Williams and former procurement director Kelvin Walton. The requested emails are from […]

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Officer shot by fellow officer when responding to wrong house


A DeKalb County Police officer was critically shot by another officer when they responded to a 911 call at the wrong house Aug. 31, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The officer, who has not been identified by the police department, lost a lot of blood after being shot in the thigh, according to […]

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Man charged with conspiring to help former county commissioner steal money


  An alleged aide offormer DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer has been arraigned after being indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to steal more than $85,000 from DeKalb County. On Aug. 11, the grand jury indicted Marion Rooks Boynton, 73, of Saint Simons Island, on charges of conspiracy and substantive federal program theft. […]

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Man arrested in connection with vandalized businesses in Brookhaven

Solomon Danziger

  A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged for vandalizing Nuts ‘N Berries in Brookhaven. Brookhaven Police charged Solomon Danziger of Chamblee with burglary on connection with the vandalism that occurred in the early hours of July 13. The campaign office of Catherine Bernard, which is located above Nuts ‘N Berries, was vandalized. Bernard […]

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