Police Make Arrest in Double Stabbing Deaths; Home Damaged in Friday Morning Fire

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Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Deaths Off Redan Road - Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch

A suspect is in custody following the stabbing deaths of two people at a home off Redan Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain, according to published reports.

A third person was also cut and taken to a hospital. Visit Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch for updates.

Friday Morning Fire Damages Woodstock Home - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

Five people were able to escape injury after a portion of a home caught fire early Friday morning. 

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Servicesand the Woodstock Fire Department both responded to the fire, which broke out shortly before 1 a.m. at 1024 Ashfern Walk, located off Bells Ferry Road near Hobgood Park.

According to a press release from Cherokee Fire, a caller told Cherokee County E-911 that a vehicle located just inches from the house broke out in a fire. Visit Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.

Man Injured in Downtown Train Crash - Douglasville Patch

One man was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical after apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar and over the train tracks in downtown Douglasville Thursday morning, according to Capt. D. Shaw, Douglasville Police Department.

The man had no visible injuries but was complaining about his left leg, Shaw said. The train appeared to be undamaged..

- South Cobb Patch

Four men, one of them with a Mableton address, allegedly manufactured, sold and delivered 52.9 pounds of methamphetamine. The four, including one man with a Cartersville address, are being held on drug trafficking and federal immigration violations. Find more information at South Cobb Patch.

Tractor-Trailer Slams Into Railroad Overpass - East Atlanta Patch

The stretch of East Confederate Avenue that was closed following a Wednesday evening incident in which a tractor trailer slammed into railroad crossing overpass has reopened. The accident resulted in the trailer being wedged under the bridge with its trailer being sliced in half.

A witness who said he was just three cars behind the truck, said the truck was "moving big time," and that there are a few noticeable cracks now on the bridge. Read more on East Atlanta Patch.

Casting Call: Anchorman 2 is Looking for African-Americans for a 'Soul Train' Scene in Atlanta - East Atlanta Patch

Anchorman 2 the motion picture film, is currently in town filming and is in need of African-American extras.

According to a website that lists all of the different shooting locations across the nation, www.onlocationvacations.com, the movie's casting agency is here looking for, "amazing African-American 70s look and dancing skills for a Soul Train scene." Go to East Atlanta Patch for more information.


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