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Parents Denied Bond in Abuse Case; Officer Saves Baby's Life

A look at the top Patch stories not far from Mliton and Alpharetta.

Bond Denied in Comer Child Abuse Case

The parents of the Dallas teen who last month had been found malnourished in a Los Angeles bus station were denied bond, according to published reports.

Paul and Sheila Comer now await an Oct. 25 hearing after being denied bond during a hearing in a Paulding County courtroom Thursday.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported detectives testified that 18-year-old Mitch Comer went without contact with the outside world for years. After Paul Comer, the teen’s stepfather, allegedly put him on a bus in Mississippi after giving him cash and a list of homeless shelters, the boy was found Sept. 11 by officers who mistook him for a 12- or 13-year-old due to his size—he weighed 87 pounds and stood just over 5 feet tall. Learn more about the case on Dallas-Hiram Patch.

Officer Honored for Saving Baby's Life

When Acworth Police Officer Timothy Arnold arrived at a call in April to find a 15-month-old not breathing after falling nine feet, it took less than a minute for him to stabilize the child’s cervical spine and instruct the mother how to clear out the baby’s airway with a bulb syringe.

Instinct just kicked in, said the 6-year police veteran who is credited with saving the baby’s life.

“I wanted to make sure that baby was able to breathe and would be OK,” Arnold said. Acworth Patch has the full story.

Disney Haunted Mansion Replica for Sale

Interested in living in a “haunted house” complete with scary noises, flickering lights and “ghosts.” A replica of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in Anaheim, CA, that was built in Duluth’s Sweet Bottom Plantation is for sale just in time for Halloween.

Theme Park Connection is selling the more than 10,000-square-foot home in the gated community. It is the only known home modeled after a Disney attraction, according to a press release announcing the house’s availability. See the house at Duluth Patch.

Raise a Beer Stein to Oktoberfest 2012 in Buckhead

Before Halloween is here, there’s another not-so-spooky way to celebrate the fall: the German holiday of Oktoberfest!

While you're looking forward to dressing up in a costume and nearly getting a cavity from the candy intake, you can don knee socks and feast on bratwursts and beer. Find out where on Midtown Patch.

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