News Nearby: Sandy Springs Doctor Indicted on Child Molestation Charges
Here are headlines from around the region for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Sandy Springs Doctor Indicted on Child Molestation Charges
A Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted a Sandy Springs doctor on charges that he molested a juvenile female during a sleepover at his residence.
Doctor Kelly Thrasher was indicted Tuesday on Child Molestation. The Fulton County Grand Jury added the charges of Sexual Battery and Aggravated Sexual Battery to the indictment. Thrasher was arrested on Jan. 24 after his release from the Ridgeview Medical Center where he entered himself after detectives initiated a criminal investigation into the molestation complaint. Read more on Sandy Springs Patch.
Prince Gets Life Sentence Plus 30 Years for Stabbing Great Grandmother
The 16-year-old had been found competent to stand trial, according to a report from psychologists for the Georgia Department of Human Services. Prince is accused of stabbing his great-grandmother with a samurai sword on Aug. 15, 2011. Read more on Douglasville Patch.
Would-be Thieves Smash Stolen Vehicle Through Midtown Restaurant
Less than a month after a Midtown package store was victimized when thieves utilized a vehicle to conduct a destructive smash-and-grab, a westside restaurant suffered a similar fate on Tuesday morning.
Around 6:45 a.m., Atlanta police responded to a call at the West Midtown Corner Tavern after would-be thieves smashed a stolen dark sedan through the front door of the eatery located at 1133 Huff Road. Read more on Midtown
Mayor Reed Announces the Re-opening of Fire Station #7 in the Historic West End
Atlanta Fire Station #7, located in the Historic West End, officially announced it's re-opening during a Tuesday morning ceremony at the station located at 535 W. Whitehall Street, in southwest Atlanta.
The West End community has waited for years to hear this announcement that the West End business corridor and the homes in the immediate area will once again have a fire station in close proximity to serve them and the community's needs. Read more on Cascade Patch.