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Alpharetta Councilman Charged With DUI; Victims of Fatal Wreck Named

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 - Alpharetta-Milton Patch

Alpharetta City Councilman Michael Cross was arrested and charged with DUI and child endangerment on Saturday, Feb. 23, according to an arrest report from the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

Michael D. Cross, 38, of Alpharetta, was cited for DUI less safe, DUI endangering life of a child, child safety seat violation and failure to maintain lane. See Alpharetta Patch for more on this story. 

Snellville Father and Son Stop Man Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attack in Gwinnett - Snelville Patch

Father and son duo Jerry and Matthew Anderson were recognized during the Feb. 25 Snellville council meeting with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Snellville Police for their help in stopping a suspected shoplifter on Feb. 9. 

Unknown to them at the time, the suspect, Kevin Samuel Lahey, of Norcross, was allegedly planning to attack a government building in Gwinnett County. Snelville Patch has more on this story.

Murder Suspects Convicted in 2012 Shootings Over Bad Drug Deal - Sandy Springs Patch

Two men pled guilty this week in connection to the April 14, 2012 murder of Patrick Placide, who was shot to death during a drug deal at the Residences of Morgan Falls Apartments in the 7000 block of Roswell Road.

Gene Stephens and James Taft entered pleas this past week, avoiding trial in a murder case that began with a call to purchase marijuana. Willy Jeanlouis and Victor Scott entered pleas last month and were set to testify against Stephens and Taft. Sandy Springs Patch has more on this story.

Victims of Fatal Crash on Hale Road Identified - Oconee Patch

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the two victims killed in a single-car accident on Hale Road Monday as John David Edwards, 36, of Athens, and Stephen Dave Marlow, 23, of Madison. Oconee Patch has more on this story.


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