Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Kendrick Center for Life Impact was damaged when a fire started in the roof.
UPDATE: The cause of the fire at King's Ridge Christian School's Kendrick Center for Life Impact was a construction worker was grinding on a piece of metal. Sparks from that work struck some foaming material and caught fire, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Milton and Alpharetta firefighters remained at King's Ridge Christian School Thursday afternoon, trying to extinguish what appears to be an accidental fire in one of two new buildings under construction. The fire started in the roof of the Kendrick Center for Life Impact, a 4,000-square-foot building located next to the new high school building. The call came in to the Alpharetta 911 Dispatch Center at 10:18 a.m., when a construction worker …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Here are some of today's top stories from throughout the Atlanta region.
Police Shoot, Kill Home Invasion Suspect in Norcross Area - Gwinnett Patch The suspect in a home invasion is dead after being shot by police in the Norcross area. According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter, the suspect forced entry into a home at Woodland Ridge Apartments at 301 Tree Trail Pkwy. in unincorporated Norcross Monday morning (April 22). Two kids were home alone, but they were able to make it out of the apartment safely and contact a neighbor who called police, according to Ritter. For more on this story, visit Gwinnett Patch. Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon Arrested in Buckhead - Buckhead Patch Reese Witherspoon, the Academy Award-winning actress, was arrested in Buckhead on a charge of disorderly conduct …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Top Patch headlines around metro Atlanta and North Georgia include a man wearing a motorcycle helmet who jumped the counter and robbed a pharmacy.
Woman Found Dead in North Forsyth House Fire - Cumming Patch Firefighters responding to a house fire early Sunday morning found a woman's body inside the residence, according to authorities. Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department said fire crews were dispatched around 1:08 a.m. to 5145 Shady Grove Road in northeast Forsyth County where a fire was burning a single-family house. "Upon the initial attack [of the fire] and initial search of the home our firefighters did find the body of a deceased 40-year-old victim," he said. Check Cumming Patch for more details and updates. Cobb Police Look for Rite Aid Robber - Kennesaw Patch The Cobb County Police Department is looking for the suspect in a Tuesday night armed…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here are the top headlines from around Woodstock and the Atlanta region.
Five Men Arrested in Connection With Tuesday's Shooting in Monroe - Monroe Patch Walton County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Brooks confirmed that five men are in custody in connection with Tuesday's shooting in Monroe. Brooks said that early investigations reveal that the victim, Reggie Hickman, 40, was lured to the location on Mountain Creek Church Road in Monroe on the pretext of a drug deal. Hickman, however, owed one of the subjects money. Visit Monroe Patch for more on this story. Day Care Van on S. Hariston Catches Fire - Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch A day care van on S. Hairston near Wesley Chapel caught fire Wednesday afternoon. No children were on board the van, according to WSB. The name of the day care, listed on the …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Here are the top headlines from around the region.
Fire Guts Forsyth Residential Workshop - Cumming Patch Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a two-story hobby workshop in central eastern Forsyth County Thursday morning. Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department said the structure was about 2,000 square feet and was located behind the owner's house at 2705 Samples Road, near Buford Dam Road, in a residential community. "It [workshop] did have vehicles in it and some entertainment capabilities, but a nice structure for the homeowner to do his automotive hobby in," he said. Read Cumming Patch for more on this story. 'Longtime Friend' Snatches $40 from Woman's Bra - Cartersville Patch A "longtime friend" snatched $40 from a woman'…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety offers the free introduction to police and fire services, including 911 Communications, SWAT, firefighting, criminal investigations and auto extrication.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the police and fire services? Well, now is your chance. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will offer its free 5th Annual Public Safety Citizens Academy beginning on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Roswell/Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center to introduce the public to the various aspects involved with police and fire services. “These classes will allow citizens to have a better understanding of the public safety concept and how it ties everyone into a common goal,” said Terry Joyner, academy coordinator officer. The academy is held once a year and each graduating class is filled with approximately 35 to 40 students who participate in a series of 14 classes. Classes are held …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Check out these top Patch headlines from around the region.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Family Sues After Mother, 34, Killed by Deputies - Cartersville Patch Two years after Holli Gooch was shot and killed by police in her Cartersville home after allegedly wielded a hammer, her family has filed a federal lawsuit asking a jury to determine damages at trial. Gooch was shot when a group of Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies and a Cartersville Police Department officer entered her home in an attempt to arrest armed robbery suspect Jeremy Starr Prather. The lawsuit, filed by Gooch's parents on behalf of her estate and two children, ages 2 and 10, claims police entered the home in violation of the Fourth Amendment. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story. Arson Fire Damages Vacant House - Duluth Patch Gwinnett County …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Alpharetta's fire marshal said the home's stove was left on.
Alpharetta's fire marshal has determined what caused a fire at a home on Long Indian Creek Court Wednesday morning. "The stove was left on with a pan sitting on a stove eyelet," said George Gordon, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman. The home at 3313 Long Indian Creek Court suffered heavy fire damage in the garage and living room, and had a partial roof collapse. Gordon said 14 Alpharetta firefighters responded to the 911 call, with 8 additional firefighters from Milton and Johns Creek offering assistance.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The home on Long Indian Creek Court Road suffered significant damage, according to an Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman.
UPDATE 4 p.m., Nov. 15: Alpharetta's fire marshal determines a cause for the fire. POSTED 1:35 p.m. Nov. 14: A photo gallery of the aftermath of the fire has been added to this article, and a few details. A neighbor spotted smoke coming out of a home next door in Long Indian Creek Court just before 10 a.m. today, Nov. 14. Alpharetta police officers were first to arrive and spotted flames already shooting from the roof of the residence. At 9:57 a.m., Alpharetta 911 received the call from a concerned neighbor that smoke was coming from an adjoining residence at 3313 Long Indian Creek Court, said George Gordon, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman. Firefighters quickly entered the home and attacked the fire. The fire was quickly …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation held its sixth annual Red and Blue Cook for You fundraising dinner Tuesday night.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Bob Pepalis
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Local corporations, businesses and individuals have been supporting members of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety for years, so Tuesday night was time for some of those firefighters and police officers to show their thanks by cooking them dinner. The sixth annual Red and Blue Cook For You dinner was held again at Benihana's off Mansell Road, with the restaurant closed for this Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation fundraising event. Before dinner began, those attending were able to make bids in a silent auction, with everything from deals from local restaurants, golf courses, photographers and other businesses to artwork and signed sports memorabilia. Then the time arrived for dinner, and after everyone was seated the chefs for the …