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Cops shoot Atlanta area suspect

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:26am


LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Police in a northeast Atlanta suburb are investigating after an officer shot and killed a suspect.

Gwinnett County police say the officer was somehow wounded in the Wednesday morning encounter. WSB-TV reports that the officer was initially unconscious, but was later conscious and alert at Gwinnett Medical Center.

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Naked cowboy in Atlanta suburb

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:15am

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Police in suburban Atlanta have charged a Decatur, Ga., man for breaking into several homes, including one owned by a city councilwoman, while naked.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Ashdon Gibbs, 21, faces nearly a dozen charges stemming from the Monday spree.

Councilwoman Cori Davenport told WSB she was upstairs Monday afternoon, her 17-year-old daughter in the kitchen, when Gibbs walked in the house.

“He was completely naked,” she said. “He had a cowboy hat on.”

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SC libraries may get tough

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:07am


COLUMBIA — South Carolina librarians could be doubling as bouncers.


Lawmakers are moving forward with an effort to create a tougher legal environment for unwelcome library visitors. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 19-0 to advance S. 813, which says someone who refuses to leave a public library after previously being warned is guilty of a misdemeanor.


“I’m very concerned about the safety and the operation of our public library system,” said Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston.


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