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Dekalb County Newswire

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  1. Alleged shooter rejects plea offer in prostitute slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | SILive.com

    A Brooklyn ex-convict accused of slaying a prostitute last year in a Grasmere motel rejected an offer Monday to plead guilty to attempted murder in exchange for a 16-year sentence. Carl October, 27, nixed the plea offer in state Supreme Court, St. George, five days after his accomplice, Derekson Lett, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree robbery in connection with the April 4, 2015 incident in which Michelle Hernandez-Vasquez, 21, was killed during a botched holdup in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, 1274 Hylan Blvd. October's lawyer, Maria Guastella, said during a conference her client wants more time to mull the offer; however, she told him the deal would be taken off the table after Monday.

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  2. First Slice 7/25/16: How can older civil rights groups help young activists?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    ... had just finished his freshman year at college, earlier that day. Another day, another ridiculous mailer by DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton . Rob Brawner, a longtime player in the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, will succeed Chuck ...

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  3. Black Enterprise 2016 Teenpreneur Essynce Moore Summer Book Tour Makes Its Final Stop In GEORGIARead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | PR Log

    July 25, 2016 - PRLog -- On Saturday, July 30 at Salon Milan Individual Suites in Lithonia, GA 13 year-old Essynce Moore will conclude the 7th Grade Middle School Chronicles "Oh Essynce, if only you could see the futurea " summer book tour. This family-fun event will feature meet and greet with the author, book signings and photo opportunities.

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  4. AP Poll: Support grows for stricter gun lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Post Register

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Nearly two-thirds of respondents expressed support for stricter laws, with majorities favoring nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15 and on the sale of high-capacity magazines holding 10 or more bullets.

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  5. Stricter US gun laws: Who wants them, who doesn't?Read the original story

    Saturday | Yahoo!

    Americans are coming to favor stricter gun control laws in general, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press in conjunction with research group Gfk. But support or opposition to such laws still greatly depends on age, gender, and political affiliation.

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  6. Georgia girl, 5, kidnapped, sexually assaultedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WMDT

    Police in Georgia were searching Saturday for a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl before leaving her in a parking lot on a busy road. Friday afternoon, police responded to a report of a child wandering alone near a strip mall in Stone Mountain, said DeKalb County police spokesman Maj.

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  7. Man sought in assault of Stone Mountain, Georgia, 5-year-oldRead the original story

    Saturday | GantDaily.com

    Police in Georgia were searching Saturday for a man suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl before leaving her in a parking lot on a busy road. Friday afternoon, police responded to a report of a child wandering alone near a strip mall in Stone Mountain, said DeKalb County police spokesman Maj.

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  8. Police: 5-year-old Georgia girl abducted, sexually assaultedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | SavannahNow

    DeKalb police spokesman Maj. Stephen Fore says officers responded to a report Friday afternoon of a child wandering alone at the Value Mall in Stone Mountain.

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  9. Police: 5-year-old abducted, sexually assaulted in DeKalb CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    DeKalb County police say they responded to the Value Mall in the 5600 block of Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain around 4:30 p.m. after being told the child was wandering alone. Police say the child told them she was picked up by a man she didn't know at Clifton Grove Apartments and later dropped off on Memorial Drive.

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  10. DeKalb County 1 HRS Ago Police searching for man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WSB-TV

    ... ponytail. He also has a long beard. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call DeKalb County police at 770-724-7850.

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  11. Dominion Power generating 800 new construction jobs in Central VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

    Hundreds of local jobs in the construction trades will be created as Dominion Virginia Power prepares to build three separate large-scale solar energy facilities in Virginia. To fill the positions, Dominion's construction contractor, Tucker, Ga.-based Amec Foster Wheeler, plans to hold job fairs in Powhatan and Charlottesville.

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  12. South Alabama places 2 on preseason All-Sun Belt football teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Alabama Live

    South Alabama's Jeremy Reaves, left, and Gerald Everett were named to the first-team preseason All-Sun Belt Conference team released Friday. South Alabama tight end Gerald Everett and cornerback Jeremy Reaves earned spots on the first team in the preseason All-Sun Belt Conference football team announced Friday.

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  13. My Parents' Basement welcomes famed 'Betty and Veronica' comic book writer and artistRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Creative Loafing Atlanta

    Anticipation has already begun to build at Avondale Estates comic book store and taproom My Parents' Basement for their upcoming signing with Betty and Veronica writer and artist Adam Hughes , along with variant cover artist Andy Price, happening July 29. The famed ongoing comic series from Archie Comics revolves around frenemies Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge who reductively complete for the affections of a freckly ginger named Archie. During the first hour of the two-hour event, guests are invited to snag a copy of the comic, and can also bring along up to four other comic book copies to be signed.

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  14. Heflin police seek help identifying alleged burglar who won't give his real nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Anniston Star

    An unidentified man was in the Cleburne County Jail on Friday after being caught by Heflin police officers leaving a business he allegedly burglarized, authorities said. Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield said the department spent most of Thursday afternoon trying to track down the man's identity and are asking for the public's help.

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  15. The Musical Genius Of Gucci Mane, Trap's Most Prolific VoiceRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Vibe

    ... years later, the answer is crystal clear. Growing up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a suburb on the east side of DeKalb County, my first true taste of trap and its grandiose yet gritty lifestyle was painted through the rapper born Radric Davis' ...

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  16. 2018 OL Jalil Irvin committed to Michigan because it's 'home'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | MLive.com

    He bounced around from house to house, went to the mall, hit a pool party and was able to spend the Fourth of July with family members. Irvin was back in the state he was born and the comfort level there is one of the reasons he committed to Michigan.

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  17. John Evans resigns as head of DeKalb ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Cross Roads News

    Civil rights veteran John Evans, who has led the DeKalb branch of the NAACP for 16 years, has resigned his post to head Operation Lead, a separate civil rights organization that he founded in 2005. "We are honored to have been under his leadership for over 16 years and send many blessings as he continues to fight for the people," she wrote.

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  18. One-stop enrollment event at GPTC DeKalb, Newton ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Cross Roads News

    Continuing and prospective students can attend the one-stop enrollment event on July 26-27 at the DeKalb and Newton campuses of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Participants may be able to complete the admissions and enrollment process and leave with a class schedule in the same day.

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  19. Teens play basketball at the Gresham Park Recreation Center as part...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Cross Roads News

    Teens play basketball at the Gresham Park Recreation Center as part of the DeKalb County PAL Plus Midnight Basketball Summer League. About 90 teenage boys were gathered for their sixth week of midnight basketball on Gresham Park Recreation Center's two full-sized courts.

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  20. DeKalb Workforce receives $12,000 AT&T Aspire ...Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Cross Roads News

    ... eight finalists for the extra funding, DWD created a short video describing the organization and its impact in DeKalb County. To help DWD win the competition, supporters were urged to retweet the video posted on Twitter @DeKalbyouth from July 18-22. ...

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