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News Nearby: Parents Arrested After Teenage Girls Fight on Video; Dead Body Found; Scantily Clad Santas

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

Don't Look! Santa Speedo Run Streaks Through Midtown - Midtown Patch

It was a balmy 65 degrees Saturday afternoon for the fourth annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run as an estimated 300 scantily dressed runners hit the Midtown streets for a good cause.

Event organizers expected to raise approximately $80,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support. .

Parents Arrested After Teenage Girls Fight on Video  - Tucker Patch

The parents of a Tucker Middle School seventh-grader are facing charges for allegedly encouraging their daughter to fight with another girl at a bus stop after class on Friday. 

"It just broke my heart to know that parents would allow this to happen. And for my child to be there with nobody," Quateka Durden told WSB-TV. Durden's daughter was the other girl involved in the fight.  Read more on Tucker Patch .

Body Found Behind Canton Marketplace - Canton-Sixes Patch

The body of a 20- to 30-year-old Hispanic man was discovered behind the Canton Marketplace on Dec. 9, according to the Canton Police Department.

Hunters called the police at 9:27 a.m. [Sunday] after they found a body in the woods behind the shopping center. The man had no identification on his person when he was discovered. Canton-Sixes Patch has more on this story.


Police Locate U-Haul Used in Buckhead Smash-and-Grab
- Buckhead Patch

Atlanta Police have located the abandoned U-Haul truck used early Monday morning to smash the front of a Radio Shack before suspects burglarized it. Police are still seeking the suspects involved in the incident.

Just minutes after 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Atlanta Police Zone 2 officers responded to a burglary call at the Radio Shack, located near Sidney Marcus Boulevard and Piedmont Road, according to a statement from APD Sgt. Greg Lyon. .

Firefighters Free Elderly Woman From Overturned SUV After Late-Night Collision - Sandy Springs Patch

Sandy Springs Firefighters carefully picked apart a Mercury Mountaineer, late Friday night, to rescue an elderly woman involved in a multi-car collision on Roswell Road just south of Hightower Trail.

Police Capt. Keith Zgonc said the woman was alert and talking as firefighters worked to free her from the vehicle. Sandy Springs Patch has more on this story .

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