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  • Papa John's delivery man shoots alleged robber with suspect's own gun(GA)

    07/12/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Atlana Crime Examiner ^ | 10 July, 2012 | Kimathi Lewis
    A Papa John’s delivery man shot and injured a teen who allegedly tried to rob him, and police said the man shot the teen with his own gun. But the 19-year-old is telling police he was the victim. At 11:45 a.m., officers responded to 89 Holly Road to investigate the alleged robbery and shooting, according to Atlanta police. Mr. Javares Scott said he went to the location to deliver a pizza and when he arrived he was robbed by a person whom he later shot in the abdomen and right thigh, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. “Mr. Scott advised...
  • Scientists place 500-million-year-old gene in modern organism (Ruh-Roh!)

    07/11/2012 1:21:48 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies ^ | 11 July 2012 | Provided by Georgia Institute of Technology
    It's a project 500 million years in the making. Only this time, instead of playing on a movie screen in Jurassic Park, it's happening in a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Using a process called paleo-experimental evolution, Georgia Tech researchers have resurrected a 500-million-year-old gene from bacteria and inserted it into modern-day Escherichia coli(E. coli) bacteria. This bacterium has now been growing for more than 1,000 generations, giving the scientists a front row seat to observe evolution in action. "This is as close as we can get to rewinding and replaying the molecular tape of life," said scientist...
  • July 31st TAX-A-GEDDON in Georgia (T-SPLOST)

    07/10/2012 8:06:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
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  • Code enforcement officer fired after entering woman's bedroom

    07/10/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT · by rawhide · 58 replies ^ | 7-10-12 | Christopher Seward
    What would you do if you found a burly county agent in your bedroom, demanding that you cut your grass? Erica Masters of Martinez in Columbia County,near Augusta,captured such an encounter recently on her home surveillance camera when code compliance officer Jimmy Vowell entered her bedroom to demand she come out to sign a summons. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom and yelled at me to wake me up to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice," Masters told WJBF-TV News Channel 6 station...
  • Get out of bed and cut your lawn! Code Compliance officer marched into woman's home and yelled

    07/09/2012 3:14:40 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/9/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A woman got the shock of her life when she woke up to find a stranger in her bedroom, yelling at her to wake up because her grass was too long. Erica Masters was asleep when Columbia County Code Compliance Officer Jimmy Vowell entered her Martinez, Georgia, home without permission to serve a violation notice for her overgrown lawn. After knocking on the woman's door a few times, Vowell let himself and made his way into her bedroom, which was captured on surveillance video. ‘He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom. And yelled...
  • Did disgraced money manager kill himself... or secretly run off with swindled millions?

    07/10/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    The FBI is looking for a man they believe faked his own suicide in order to escape the mounting charges against him. Georgia resident Aubrey Lee Price, 46, left a suicide note and disappeared, shortly after he announced to friends that he lost a large sum of money and had acquired property in Venezuela. He said he planned to jump off a ferry out of Key West, but investigators remain unconvinced that the shamed money manager isn't somewhere on the lam with $17million in stolen funds.
  • Bomb-making, North Ga. college girl indicted by grand jury

    07/09/2012 7:57:24 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 189 replies
    wsb radio ^ | 6/29 | Jay Black
    By Jay Black The north Georgia college student who says she’s like to blow up toilets in the woods for fun is now in real serious trouble.Celia Alchemy Savage was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury that accused her of making pipe bombs.Savage, 23, is charged with three counts of making and possessing explosive devices and possessing firearms while unlawfully using controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillan Yates said.Law enforcement agencies raided Savage’s home May 30 and found pipe bombs, firearms and suspected illegal drugs.Savage allegedly told the FBI that her hobby is blowing up toilets in the woods....
  • Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Gov. In 2010

    07/08/2012 10:59:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | July 8, 2012 | Tony Lee
    In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
  • Cops: Gwinnett man ate feces after snorting bath salts

    07/07/2012 7:08:25 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    AJC ^ | July 6, 2012 | Christopher Hong
    A 21-year-old Gwinnett man allegedly under the influence of bath salts was arrested this week after he tried to fight a police officer and consumed his own feces, police said. Officers arrived at a residence on the 2100 block of Worrall Hill Drive around 4 p.m. on July 3 after a woman told police her son, Matthew Hammond, was "walking around out of his mind, armed with a knife," according to a police incident report. When the officer pulled up to a house, the man sprinted towards his car. Hammond chased after the car as the officer pulled away. When...
  • Vidalia Denies Harboring of Illegal Immigrants [fed up citizen sues sanctuary city]

    07/06/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Southeast Georgia Today ^ | July 6, 2012 | news
    July 6-- The city of Vidalia denies charges that it gives illegal immigrants safe harbor by allowing them to live, travel and work in the city. A Twin City resident with a history of filing complaints about illegal immigrants filed the charges with the state's new Immigration Enforcement Review Board. Michael Dale Smith accuses Vidalia Mayor Ronnie Dixon and Lark Builder's owner Bob Moore of having an unwritten policy that allows Lark's immigrant employees who are arrested to be released and allowed to return to work. "I tell you what. Have Mr. Moore show you that identification and see how...
  • Neighbors react to would-be intruder killed by homeowner(GA)

    07/05/2012 6:07:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 29 June, 2012 | Sheli Muniz
    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- A would-be burglar is dead after deputies say a homeowner shot at him as he tried to break into his home. This happened off Battle Row in Harrisburg early Friday morning. The home isn't very telling, but if you take a closer look, you'll find more than four bullet holes. This is where deputies say an armed man walked up, put on a ski mask and tried to break in. The intruder's plot got foiled when the homeowner fired his gun from inside the house. Clarence Ingram, who lives just down the street, said his initial reaction...
  • 'I'm a eat you': Crazed naked man high on bath salts threatens to eat police officers as they try to

    07/03/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT · by null and void · 1,396 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:37 EST, 3 July 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Newest 'cannibal': Karl Laventure apparently told police he wanted to eat their faces Laventure appeared out of some woods and was seen running naked around a golf range near Atlanta, swinging a club around his head and screaming. At first, they tried using pepper spray to stop him, but that left him undeterred. 'He didn't even wipe his eyes, he just kept them open,' They then turned to their Tasers and though that momentarily shocked Laventure to the ground, it did not stop him.Trouble: It took several police officers a significant amount of effort to subdue Karl Laventure when he...
  • Armed passerby saved woman from brutal attack near downtown Athens(GA)

    07/02/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Joe Johnson
    Dennis Terry decided to take a different route to the post office Thursday morning, and it’s a good thing he did. While driving on College Avenue near downtown Athens, he saw a man and woman struggling over a bag. When Terry stopped and backed up to see what was going on, he saw the man punch the woman, knocking her to the ground as she still clung to the bag. “I had the windows up but I could hear the first lick he hit her with because it was so hard,” Terry said. Terry didn’t think twice about what to...
  • Athens crimes stopped by armed residents(GA)

    07/02/2012 7:32:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 1 July, 2012 | AP
    ATHENS, Ga. — Three people in Athens have recently used firearms to interrupt crimes, leading police to say it’s preferable to call 911 if possible.
  • Georgia Tech Student Shoots Intruder

    07/01/2012 6:16:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 26 June, 2012 | AP/WAOK
    ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Authorities say a Georgia Tech student shot an intruder who broke into a house near the campus. Police say the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at a house near the Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta police Capt. Adam Lee says three male Georgia Tech students were asleep inside their home on Curran Street off 10th Street when an intruder broke through a front window of the house.
  • Ga. Student Counselor Fired for Religious Views on Homosexuality Loses Case

    06/29/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 22 replies ^ | June 28, 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Christian student at a Georgia university who was expelled from her school's counseling program for expressing her disagreement with homosexuality has lost a court case against the school. "(Jennifer) Keeton's speech and conduct were evidently impelled by the absolutist philosophical character of her beliefs, but that character does not entitle her to university accommodation and it is irrelevant to the court's analysis," wrote Judge J. Randall Hall, of the Southern District of Georgia, siding with the university. "Neutrality as a legal standard is immutable, it does not bend to the strength or tenor of personal conviction."
  • Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab (Biosafety Level 3 - Anthrax, Influenza, SARS ...)

    06/22/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2012 | KATIE MOISSE
    Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab CDC's Emerging Infectious Disease Lab has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases has come under attack today for "serious" airflow problems in an Atlanta building that houses anthrax, SARS and monkeypox. Documents and emails obtained by USA Today suggest that a poorly engineered airflow system in the CDC's Building 18 could expose unprotected staff and visitors to dangerous airborne pathogens. "As the door closed a very noticeable puff of air could be felt...
  • Poll Position: Carry permits for soldiers under 21?(GA poll to freep)

    06/22/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 22 June, 2012 | Kyle Wingfield
    While the T-SPLOST vote rightly gets most of the attention, the July 31 primaries will also feature a number of ballot questions for both Republican voters and Democrats. We’ve covered a few of them in previous Poll Positions, and today we’re going to resume that series with a bang. No, really. The third question on GOP primary ballots will read: Should active duty military personnel who are under the age of 21 be allowed to obtain a Georgia weapons carry license?
  • Miami Beach police: Man filmed Hooters contestants undressing in Fontainebleau

    06/18/2012 7:44:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 18 June 2012 | David Smiley
    A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he filmed an unauthorized, behind-the-scenes video of Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant contestants disrobing at the swanky Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. Miami Beach police arrested Ronald Keith Rolfes Sunday night and charged him with video voyeurism. They said evidence against the 31-year-old, who was in the models’ changing room as part of an entourage with Waterbabies Bikini, was ironclad: he recorded himself hiding his camera and admitted to the crime. “Man to man, I did it because I’ve never had a girlfriend,” Rolfes allegedly told a male officer. According to Rolfes’ arrest...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a 'Great Philosopher'

    06/10/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    On Friday in response to a Fox News reporter's question about Obamacare, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a University of Virginia Law graduate, invoked the name of Rodney King calling him a "great philosopher." Not since Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) expressed concern that the addition of 8,000 service personnel and their families onto the island of Guam might cause it to tip over have Americans heard such moronic craziness. Do we really pay the Queen of Racism $174,000 per year?