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Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Suspected electronics thieves stopped in Acworth; Atlanta Watershed probe; Tractor accident kills man; Missing man found safe.
Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Exciting Places, Superintendent Announces Retirement, Football Player Dies, Councilman Indicted, Murder-Suicide, Robin Williams Tribute, Another Baby Left in Car

Plus, a convicted rapist was sentenced to six life terms and a Patch blogger explains Robin Williams' impact on his life.
Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Nominate Your Favorite MD Coach or Mentor for Prizes, Patch Profile

Just 24 hours left to nominate your everyday hero -- perhaps a coach or mentor -- for a prize package. Tell us how they made a difference.
Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

Hurricane Season Peak: Share Your Storm Stories, Preparation Tips

The slow storm season has been a relief to many, but tropical weather tends to pick up right about…now.
Pastor Charged, Carjackers in Court, Ghost Tours, Councilman Indicted + Child Shoots Self

Pastor Charged, Carjackers in Court, Ghost Tours, Councilman Indicted + Child Shoots Self

Also: Fulton tax lawsuit, coffee with a cop, real estate open houses, Phipps Plaza update, suspects in trail attacks, and phone scammers.
Bartow Shooting Rampage, Robin Williams Tributes, Carjackers, Cop Cab, Avoid I-285, Jobless Rate Rises

Bartow Shooting Rampage, Robin Williams Tributes, Carjackers, Cop Cab, Avoid I-285, Jobless Rate Rises

Also: Ga. chief says Ferguson, Mo., police force is too white; Funeral set for football player; Couple scammed out of $11,800.
Viral: Atlanta Sportscaster's Tribute to Robin Williams

Viral: Atlanta Sportscaster's Tribute to Robin Williams

How many references can you count?
Teens Removed From Filthy Home, Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs, Firefighters Get Promotion, Noose at Door, Pay Raises for School Employees

Teens Removed From Filthy Home, Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs, Firefighters Get Promotion, Noose at Door, Pay Raises for School Employees

Plus, chicken nuggets made in Georgia have been recalled and a stunt dog will soon visit a metro Atlanta county.
Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

Concord, CA Highlighted in When The Game Stands Tall

When The Game Stands Tall is coming to theaters Aug. 22.
Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

Coming Soon: When The Game Stands Tall in Theaters Aug. 22

When The Game Stands Tall is based on the true story of a California high school football team that won 151 consecutive games.
Double Shooting, Exciting Towns, Homicide Sketches, Deadly Fire and Trail Security

Double Shooting, Exciting Towns, Homicide Sketches, Deadly Fire and Trail Security

Plus, spray-painting suspects arrested after police find their work still drying. Our top posts in Ga.
Football Death, Autistic Child Abused, TB Outbreak, Zoo Escape and School News

Football Death, Autistic Child Abused, TB Outbreak, Zoo Escape and School News

Plus, Gwinnett jury duty scam; GA WOW houses; gang members indicted; Cosby ethics complaint; and how expensive is it to drive in Georgia?
Another Child Left in Hot Car, Thousands Ask To Help Officer, Body of Teen Found in Lake, $5.1 Billion GA Film Industry, Officer Saves Overdose Victim

Another Child Left in Hot Car, Thousands Ask To Help Officer, Body of Teen Found in Lake, $5.1 Billion GA Film Industry, Officer Saves Overdose Victim

Plus, Paulding County plans security upgrades for Silver Comet Trail and two kennel operators have been charged with animal cruelty.
GOOD NEWS! Biz Openings, Arts Festivals, Top Students, Kidney for Cop, and Back to School Pics

GOOD NEWS! Biz Openings, Arts Festivals, Top Students, Kidney for Cop, and Back to School Pics

Plus, police chief recognized, school test kitchen, booming GA film and TV industry, and grants for cops were top GA good news stories
Twitter Feeds: Severe Weather in Metro Atlanta

Twitter Feeds: Severe Weather in Metro Atlanta

Here are some Friday storm images shared on Twitter.
Storm Damage, Bomb Threats, Player Collapses, Cold Case Investigation and Back to School

Storm Damage, Bomb Threats, Player Collapses, Cold Case Investigation and Back to School

Plus, 200 new jobs coming to Cartersville as Surya breaks ground. Top posts from our Ga. Patch sites.
Another Winter of Ice, Snow in Store for Georgia?

Another Winter of Ice, Snow in Store for Georgia?

Well-below average temperatures are expected this winter, along with plenty of snow and ice, says one forecaster.
Silver Comet Trail Safety, Ex-Girlfriend Kidnapped, Another Craigslist Scam, Accomplice Left Behind, Perseid Meteor

Silver Comet Trail Safety, Ex-Girlfriend Kidnapped, Another Craigslist Scam, Accomplice Left Behind, Perseid Meteor

Also: Lanier drowning victim found; Man killed in home invasion fought with suspects; Fulton taxes rise; “John Doe” identified.
Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Who is Your Every Day Hero?

Nominate the coach or mentor who made a difference in your life to win a prize package from Patch.