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News Nearby: Home Invasion in Milton; Police to Tweet Black Friday Calls

Check out these top Patch headlines from around the region.

Hopewell Road Home Site of Home Invasion – Alpharetta-Milton Patch

A Hopewell Road home was the scene of a home invasion this morning that has Milton police searching for two Hispanic males.

A call came in to the Alpharetta 911 dispatch center at 11:10 a.m. to report the home invasion, said Captain Shawn McCarty of the Milton Police Department.

The homeowners run a business out of their home and this morning a man came to their door, asking about employment. When they told him they didn't have anything for him, the man said "Thanks for your time." But then he pulled out a firearm.

"He came inside along with another Hispanic male," McCarty said. Read more on this story on Alpharetta-Milton Patch.

Dunwoody PD to Live Tweet Black Friday Calls - Dunwoody Patch

Ever wanted to know how crazy it gets on Black Friday around Dunwoody but didn't want to be a part of the holiday crush?

Well, you can find out from the comfort of your home this Friday. Starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, the Dunwoody Police will tweet all of its police calls for a 24-hour period. They will use their handle @DunwoodyPolice using the hashtag #dpdcalls.

And you can follow Dunwoody Patch Friday for the updates. See Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

Sinking Ground Closes Howell Mill at 14th - Midtown Patch

Concerns over sinking ground near a bridge on Atlanta’s westside led crews Tuesday evening to close a portion of Howell Mill Road between 14thStreet and Huff Road.

All lanes of the road going over the railroad tracks at the intersection have been closed to vehicular traffic until a bridge inspector can look at the road, which appeared to be sinking several inches. See Midtown Patch for more on this story.

Powder Springs Woman Seriously Injured in Crash - West Cobb Patch

Powder Springs Police and the Cobb County Police Department’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Unit are investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on C.H. James Parkway Tuesday.

According to a news release Wednesday, investigators say a gray 2001 Mazda Tribute was traveling east on C.H. James Parkway just west of Florence Road. For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the center lane and entered into the westbound travel lanes and collided with a blue 1996 Chevrolet Impala.

The Impala’s driver, identified as 47-year-old Penny A. Mitchell of Powder Springs, was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center for serious injuries she sustained in the crash. See West Cobb Patch for more on this story.

Missing Marietta Man Found Safe - Marietta Patch

Dudley Charles Lyon, a Marietta man missing and suffering from dementia, was located by the Habersham Police Department on Tuesday night. He was in good health.

Family members were notified, and there were no signs of foul play.

Cobb Police had put out an alert earlier Tuesday for the elderly Marietta man. According to investigators, 81-year-old Dudley Charles Lyon had last been seen at 11:30 a.m. by his wife. See Marietta Patch for more on this story.

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