News Nearby: 'Trusted' Neighbor Charged with Robbery; School Resource Officer Hit by Car
Here are some top Patch headlines from around the region.
'Trusted' Neighbor Charged in Alleged Armed Robbery - Cartersville Patch
A man suspected in the armed robbery of a disabled, blind woman, 58, was arrested when authorities caught up with him at the hospital being treated for a suspected drug overdose.
A Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputy cuffed John Anderson Gibbs, 42, of Grove Circle in Cartersville, in connection with the armed robbery reported yesterday afternoon. For more on this story, visit Cartersville Patch.
School Resource Officer Hit by Car at Meadowcreek High - Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch
The school resource officer was struck by a car at Meadowcreek High School in unincorporated Norcross on Thursday morning.
According to Gwinnett County Police, the officer was involved in a foot chase with an offender when he was hit by the vehicle.For more on this story, visit Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.
KSU to Honor Slain Kennesaw Soldier Thursday - Kennesaw Patch
Veterans Day isn't until Sunday, but Kennesaw State University’s Army ROTC cadets observed it Thursday with several events.
A tree-planting ceremony in memory of Army First Lt. Jonathan Walsh, took place on the campus green in front of KSU Hall. Walsh, a 2008 graduate of KSU's Coles College of Business, was killed April 22 in a blast from an improvised explosive device in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. For more on this story, visit Kennesaw Patch.
Police Shootout at Family Dollar - Cascade Patch
Early Thursday morning gunfire was exchanged between a man and an APD officer who was responding to a "prowler call" at the Family Dollar located at 3500 Martin Luther King Dr.
According to a WSB report, "the police said the person pulled a gun and they exchanged gunfire. The man was hit twice and taken to the hospital in critical condition." For more on this story, visit Cascade Patch.