News Nearby: EMS: 14-year-old shot in head at Price Middle School
Here are headlines from around the area for Jan. 31, 2013
EMS: 14-year-old shot in head at Price Middle School
A 14-year-old student was shot in the head at Price Middle School in Atlanta Thursday afternoon, Emergency Management Services said.
One teacher was also injured, but not shot, sources said. Read more on East Atlanta Patch.
GUILTY: Jurors Return Guilty Verdict on All Charges in Murder Trial of Former Security Guard
Jurors have returned a verdict in the murder trial of former Midtown security guard Nkosi Thandiwe, finding him guilty and rejecting the options of not guilty by reason of insanity and guilty but insane.
Prosecutor Linda Dunikoski told jurors that the case is about responsibility, and there is no question that Thandiwe shot three women in July 2011, killing one, paralyzing another and leaving a third with scars from the bullet wounds to her leg. Read more on Midtown Patch.
Relief Efforts, Cleanup Begin after Adairsville Tornado
Our live blog above has continues updates from folks on the ground in Adairsville, our Bartow County neighbor to the north ravaged by an EF-3 tornado with winds of 136 to 165 mph, according to The Weather Channel reports.
Check back often for updates. Read more on Cartersville Patch.
Former Ga Tech Employee Sentenced For Sex Crimes
A Decatur man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and sexual exploitation of children.
Sami Ud Deen, 43, was sentenced Jan. 23 in DeKalb County Superior Court, according to The Champion Newspaper. The prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of probation. Read more on Midtown Patch.
Body of Stone Mountain Man Found on I-85 in Norcross Area
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian on Interstate 85 North between Pleasantdale Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.
Around 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, a Corrections Work Detail was cleaning debris off Dawson Boulevard and Graves Road when they discovered a dead body.