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Investigation into Fetus Found in Freezer Ends; Gun Pointed at Distracted Driver

Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Johns Creek.

- Dacula Patch

A Marietta man said an angry motorist pointed a gun at him after he was momentarily distracted by an incoming phone call while driving near Dacula on Sept. 2.

The man said he was stopped at the intersection of Highway 316 and Hurricane Shoals Road when he looked away from the traffic light to deal with his cell phone. The man said he did not realize the light had turned green until his passenger told him so. As the man started forward, the motorist behind him allegedly honked his horn. The Marietta man said he looked into his rear view mirror as he pulled forward and saw the other motorist pointing a gun at him.

- Alpharetta-Milton Patch

Alpharetta has completed its investigation into a fetus discovered in a freezer in an Alpharetta townhome this summer.

"Based upon the findings of the investigation, no charges will be filed against anyone involved in this case," said George Gordon, spokesperson for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

In his news release, Gordon said that after an exhaustive investigation, police determined the mother had a miscarriage in the second trimester of the pregnancy. A lack of money caused her next action.

"The mother placed the non-viable fetus in the freezer because she did not have the financial means for a proper disposal or burial," he said.

- Buford Patch

A child suffered minor injuries on Aug. 25 after attempting to jump off the top of a houseboat on Lake Lanier.

On Aug. 25, Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division Ranger First Class Mark Stephens and Ranger First Class Mitchell Crump responded to the incident. The child dislocated his left wrist in the accident.

- Cumming Patch

A bronze sculpture of an eagle taken last week from a Forsyth County recreational area is still missing.

The sculpture was located at the Bethelview Road trail head of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail in south Forsyth. Officials believe the sculpture was taken on Aug. 27 or 28.

"There are no new developments regarding the missing sculpture," said Jodi Gardner, director of communications for the county, in an e-mail to Cumming Patch. "Anyone with information is asked to contact the at 770-781-3047."

- Norcross Patch

The Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division wants the public's help in selecting the best tag design for their new wildlife tags.

Georgians can vote for the new wildlife tags at www.georgiawildlife.com by clicking on the “Make Your Vote Count” link, filling out a short survey and casting a vote.

According to a press release from the DNR, a share of purchases and renewals of the new tag will go toward conservation and habitat restoration efforts for the Nongame Conservation Section, the Bobwhite Quail Initiative (BQI) and the Trout Restoration Program of the DNR’s Fisheries Management Section.

“We are excited about the opportunity to allow Georgians to vote on their favorite tag design through our website,” Wildlife Resources Division Director Dan Forster said in the press release. “We have many beautiful wildlife designs to pick from and we hope that the switch to a full plate design will excite the public and they will want one on their vehicle.”

The deadline to vote on the new tag designs is Sept. 15, 2012.

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