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Police Search for Explosive Device at Cop Shooting Suspect's Home; Police ID Man Who Shot Himself Along I-575

Here are the top headlines from Patch towns around Georgia.

Police Search for Explosive Device at Cop Shooting Suspect's Home - Alpharetta Patch

Alpharetta police, the GBI, Marietta Police and the Cobb County police "bomb squad" are searching the home of the Marietta man killed Friday night after a high-speed chase that started when he shot an Alpharetta officer five times.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety recently developed information that Friday’s suspect in our shooting incident, may have had an explosive device in his Marietta residence," said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in a release this afternoon. See Alpharetta Patch for more on this story.

Police ID Man Who Shot Himself Along I-575 - Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch

The man who fatally shot himself along Interstate 575 Sunday morning has been identified as James Allen Woods, Jr., 30, of Toccoa.

Holly Springs Police said they were able to locate Wood's family to notify them of his fate, which unfolded early Sunday morning on the southbound side of the interstate. Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch has more on this story.  

- Marietta Patch

Two people are in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center after two children who "had an odor of fecal matter" on them were found dirty and unattended at the Milford Elementary School playground during spring break.

The distance from the children's home in the 800 block of Wanda Circle to Milford Elementary is about three blocks. To get there last Wednesday morning, the 4-year-old boy and the 5-year-old girl had to cross Windy Hill Road, which is a four-lane divided highway. Marietta Patch has more on this story. 

Dispute Between Two UGA Students Ends in Stabbing in Athens - Monroe Patch

A 20-year-old UGA student allegedly stabbed his friend and classmate after an ongoing argument at The Reserve, where they both lived. They share a history class and had been quarreling for a while.

And now, Aliammar Malani, 20, was arrested for aggravated assault and his 21-year-old friend was transported to the ICU at Athens Regional. Monroe Patch has more on this story. 

Alabama Murder Suspect Arrested in Savannah - Ft. Stewart Patch

Savannah police and U.S. Marshals have arrested a suspect in the murder of a Tuscaloosa, Ala., college student, according to an AL.com report.

Kiunte "Felon" Furr, 18, was arrested in Savannah Sunday and taken to the Chatham County Jail, where he will await extradition to Alabama, according to the report. Ft. Stewart Patch has more on this story. 

Charcoal Grill Blamed for Duluth House Fire - Duluth Patch

A charcoal grill used earlier in the day stored outside against the back of the house apparently caused a fire that heavily damaged a home in the 2500 block of Augustus Drive in Duluth Sunday night.

Gwinnett Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge reported in a news release that fire crews were dispatched at 8:21 p.m. and arrived at the scene at 8:23 p.m. The fire was knocked down at 8:46 p.m. and extinguished at 9:03 p.m., he said. Duluth Patch has more on this story. 

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