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Police: Man called out of work drunk, tried to rob workplace

Dec. 2, 2019 8:11 AM EST

OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a man called out of his Steak ‘n Shake job because he was “intoxicated,” then showed up anyway and demanded money while holding a co-worker at gunpoint. The Gainesville Times reports 20-year-old Kentarias Gowans, of Flowery Branch, is charged...

Act of kindness softens police sorrow over spilled doughnuts

Nov. 27, 2019 10:26 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — The loss of Krispy Kreme doughnuts documented by police in Georgia has come to a bittersweet ending. A Facebook post from Brookhaven police shows officers respond to the scene of “total carnage” Tuesday morning. It says dozens of doughnuts fell from a delivery truck...

Black Georgia lawmakers to push for state hate crimes law

Nov. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Black lawmakers in Georgia said Thursday that they will push for a state hate crimes law after a white 16-year-old girl was accused of plotting to attack black churchgoers. In a statement, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus said it will push for a state hate crimes law “that...

Fears spread in churches after girl accused of mayhem plot

Nov. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A bishop in a historically black denomination is urging hundreds of churches to lock their doors during services after police said a white 16-year-old girl collected several kitchen knives as part of a methodically planned attack on black churchgoers. The plot in north Georgia came to light...

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

Nov. 19, 2019 8:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church has a predominantly black congregation, Gainesville Police Chief Jay...