News Nearby: Attempted Child Abduction Reported; Pair Sentenced for Bribery

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Alpharetta and Milton.


Attempted Child Abduction Reported at Bay Creek Park in Loganville - Loganville Patch

The Grayson Athletic Association advised parent by email Tuesday of a series of attempted abductions that took place Monday night at Bay Creek Park in Loganville. According to the email, an arrest has been made.

Patch has contacted the police for confirmation and details of the arrest and will update when more details are available." For more on this story, see Loganville Patch.

Fanning, Cain Sentenced to 57 Months Each for Bribery, Drug Trafficking
- Duluth Patch

John Fanning, 34, of Dacula, son of former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, was sentenced to 57 months in prison Tuesday (Sept. 18) in U.S. District Court in Atlanta for bribery and drug trafficking.

Carl “Skip" Cain, 66, of Flowery Branch, also received a sentence of 57 months on the same charges.

Both prison sentences are without parole. For more on this story, see Duluth Patch.

No One Injured in Woodstock House Fire
- Woodstock Patch

No one was injured in a late Monday morning house fire in Woodstock.

The Woodstock Fire Department and Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a call at 11:42 a.m. of a home on fire at 322 Santa Anita Avenue in the Brookshire subdivision.

Both departments arrived on the scene and were greeted by exterior flames coming from the home. Firefighters from both agencies were able to extinguish the fire and damage was limited to only one side of the home. For more on this story, see Woodstock Patch.

Carter's Grandson Aided Romney Video Release
- Dunwoody Patch

The Dunwoody grandson of former president and Georgia governor Jimmy Carter arranged for the release of the controversial video of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to media reports.

WSB-TV and others have reported that James Carter IV of Dunwoody tracked down the person who did the hidden-camera video of Romney, then leaked it to the magazine Mother Jones. For more on this story, see Dunwoody Patch.


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