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News Nearby: Bicyclist Struck by Truck; Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.

News Nearby: Bicyclist Struck by Truck; Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

- Canton-Sixes Patch

A Canton man is in critical condition at Kennestone Hospital after being struck by a truck while riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon.

According to a Canton Police Department press release, Louis Phillips, 66, was struck by a Chevrolet pick up truck traveling west on Cumming Highway at 4:51 p.m. on Jan. 5. The accident occurred near the on-ramp to northbound Interstate 575. See Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.


Funeral Set For Waleska Woman Killed in Crash
- Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

The Waleska woman who died in a one-car accident Saturday afternoon will be laid to rest tomorrow.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel inside Home for Cortney Jade King, 24, who died from injuries she suffered in a one-car accident along Highway 108/Fincher Road near Ammons Road just east of Waleska. See Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.


Suspected Drunk Driver from Kennesaw Faces New Charges
- Kennesaw Patch

A suspected drunk driver from Kennesaw who allegedly hit an Atlanta police officer's patrol car faces new charges.

Scott Eugene Welker, 45, was driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata around 11:25 p.m. Friday when he hit Officer Osbert Beckles' patrol car, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said.

Beckles was taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Grady Hospital with head and chest injuries and broken bones after authorities extricated him from his vehicle, said Officer John Chafee, spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department. See Kennesaw Patch for more on this story.


Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Marietta
- Marietta Patch

The Cobb County Police Department is investigating an armed robbery, which occurred near the intersection of Hollydale Court and Red Berry Lane in Marietta on Jan. 4.

According to investigators, a taxi cab driver for A-1 Taxi was dispatched to pick up a fare at a residence on Hollydale Court. When he arrived near the intersection of Red Berry Lane, two men got into the back seat while a third man approached the car on foot.

As the man who was approaching the car got closer, he began demanding money from the driver. At the same time, one of the two men in the back seat produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim. See Marietta Patch for more on this story.

- Dacula Patch

An overnight accident on I-85 northbound near Hamilton Mill Road developed into a hazmat incident when a fuel tank ruptured and began spilling fuel onto the roadway.

At 12:45 a.m., Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) personnel were dispatched after a tractor-trailer transporting a cargo of dry pellets rolled onto its side in a ditch. A fuel tank in the cab subsequently ruptured, spilling fuel onto the roadway and grass according to a GCFES press release. See Dacula Patch for more on this story.

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