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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police: Missing Teen, 13, Might Be in Georgia

Police: Missing Teen, 13, Might Be in Georgia

Hillsborough, Fla., deputies say the girl left her home Tuesday morning.
Toco Hill Longhorn Steakhouse Decimated by Blaze

Toco Hill Longhorn Steakhouse Decimated by Blaze

There were no injuries reported in the 2-alarm fire that DeKalb fire officials believe was sparked in the rear of the building near the kitchen.
Police Step Up Patrols in Neighborhood After Possible Gang Shooting

Police Step Up Patrols in Neighborhood After Possible Gang Shooting

One man was shot in the leg by three suspects after a reported exchange of words and gang signs in Chamblee.
Father of Two Shot by Teen Not Angry with Shooter

Father of Two Shot by Teen Not Angry with Shooter

Jamie Pruitt is recovering a gunshot wound to the chest after he tried to break up a brawl near Stone Mountain. He says the teenage shooter was goaded by his peers to shoot.
Zoning Official Exposes Lingerie Store Owner's Bribery Attempt

Zoning Official Exposes Lingerie Store Owner's Bribery Attempt

A Duluth man pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe city officials in Doraville. he was trying to ensure a property would be rezoned so he could open a lingerie business.
Mom Charged With Suffocating Toddler Remains in Jail

Mom Charged With Suffocating Toddler Remains in Jail

Meriel Kathleen Bemis, 21, of Stone Mountain remains in jail on a charge of murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.
Decatur Man Who Posed as SWAT Officer to Rob Drug Dealers Sent to Prison

Decatur Man Who Posed as SWAT Officer to Rob Drug Dealers Sent to Prison

A Decatur man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his part in a robbery crew that impersonated police officers and robbed suspected drug dealers in several counties.
Police: Twinkie Purchase Turns into Armed Robbery, 100 MPH Chase

Police: Twinkie Purchase Turns into Armed Robbery, 100 MPH Chase

A Loganville man who allegedly robbed a Covington dollar store told a cashier his wife had left him and he didn't care if he lived or died.
Forum to Educate DeKalb County Residents on Human Trafficking

Forum to Educate DeKalb County Residents on Human Trafficking

Saturday's event will educate residents about the signs of human trafficking and how they can help authorities fight the problem. A recent study ranked the Atlanta metro No. 1 for sex traffi
Arrest Made in 2012 Murder of Stone Mountain Man

Arrest Made in 2012 Murder of Stone Mountain Man

Quincy Rashad Pinkey, 21, of Stone Mountain was charged in connection with a 2012 murder case Friday.
Man Charged with Arson After Police Standoff Leads to House Fire

Man Charged with Arson After Police Standoff Leads to House Fire

A man who was reportedly holding people against their will in a Lithonia house is under arrest for allegedly setting the house on fire.
Sentenced: DeKalb Man Filed Tax Return in Eric Holder’s Name

Sentenced: DeKalb Man Filed Tax Return in Eric Holder’s Name

Yafait Tadesse used the identities of individuals, including the Attorney General of the United States, to file false and fraudulent tax returns.
Police: Man Swipes 40 Pairs of Victoria's Secret Underwear

Police: Man Swipes 40 Pairs of Victoria's Secret Underwear

Police say about 40 pairs of women's underwear were stolen last week from the Victoria's Secret store at Perimeter Mall.
Atlanta Radio DJ Shot During Shootout with DeKalb Police

Atlanta Radio DJ Shot During Shootout with DeKalb Police

Shooting outside the Velvet Room club on Chamblee Tucker Road was one of two overnight shootings involving DeKalb police.
DeKalb-Centered Operation Nets 14 on Child Sex Charges

DeKalb-Centered Operation Nets 14 on Child Sex Charges

Douglas County elementary school principal among the 14 arrested in the GBI's “Operation Broken Heart.”
Former Briarcliff HS Student Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

Former Briarcliff HS Student Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

Ralph Clark sentenced to two years and six months in prison for embezzling more than $1.1 million from the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown.
Guilty: Duo Tried to Take DeKalb Homes They Did Not Own

Guilty: Duo Tried to Take DeKalb Homes They Did Not Own

A Kennesaw woman and Alpharetta man - two self-proclaimed “sovereign citizens” - found guilty of racketeering.
Police, Fire Chiefs to Unveil Smart911 System

Police, Fire Chiefs to Unveil Smart911 System

Smart911 users can create a profile that tells dispatchers details that can be crucial to help emergency responders, such as medical conditions of residents or the layout of a house in case
Robbers 'Politely' Push Way into House; Steal Jewelry, Cash and Medicines

Robbers 'Politely' Push Way into House; Steal Jewelry, Cash and Medicines

While two men held up a large rug for sale, another stole items from a Medlock Park area home.