Georgia News Roundup
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Georgia suspect caught during police training drill

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in coastal Georgia say charges will likely be filed against a man who robbed a health food store and was caught while authorities were conducting a training exercise.

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Julian Miller says a 20-year-old man accused of robbing a GNC store near the area where SWAT and K-9 officers were training on Thursday was arrested after authorities canvassed the area to search for him.

Miller says an officer who was familiar with the suspect because of a previous case arrested him.

Miller says the man's name will not be released until authorities are done investigating the incident.

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Georgia sheriff's patrol dog dies of cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Fulton County Sheriff's officials say the department is mourning the loss of K-9 Deputy Marco Henry.

Marco, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, was euthanized Wednesday after a veterinarian discovered that he developed an inoperable cancer. Officials say they were unaware that Marco was sick until Wednesday morning.

Sheriff's officials say Marco and commander of the county's K-9 unit, Sgt. Corey Henry, had been partners for more than five years. Marco was trained to detect the presence of drugs, search for suspects and track their scents. Sheriff's officials say Henry and Marco spent more than three months in training together beginning patrol duties together.

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DA to seek death penalty for parents in abuse case

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor in suburban Atlanta says he will seek the death penalty for the parents of a girl whose emaciated and burned body was found in a trash bin.

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the facts of the case constitute torture of the girl and deserve the death penalty.

Porter has said the case that led to the death of 10-year-old Emani Moss is the worst he's seen in 30 years with the court system.

Moss' body was found in a trash bin at a Lawrenceville apartment complex Nov. 2. The girl's father, Eman Moss, and her stepmother, Tiffany Moss, face murder and child cruelty charges.

Gwinnett County police have said they believe the girl was starved to death.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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Police seek gunman who fired rifle shot into home

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta are searching for a gunman who fired a rifle shot into a home, nearly striking two young children.

Johns Creek police say they've been investigating the shooting since early Thursday morning.

WSB-TV reports that the shooting happened one day after investigators say the victim received a chilling phone call from a man who has been stalking her for a decade.

Johns Creek police Lt. Chris Byers said the bullet could have gone into a bedroom, where two small children were sleeping. The home is on Cauley Creek Drive, in an upscale subdivision just north of the Chattahoochee River.

Byers said the woman who lives there is a former professor at an Alabama college, and that a former student has been stalking her for 10 years.

Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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North Georgia university considers Florida campus

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A north Georgia university is exploring the idea of adding a Florida campus.

Brenau University President Ed Schrader says the Gainesville, Ga.-based school has plans to expand with a campus in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Times newspaper of Gainesville reports that Schrader made the comments Thursday at a meeting of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The Jacksonville campus would become the Georgia school's first out-of-state venture if it becomes a reality.

Brenau already has a small presence at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in south Georgia, about 40 miles north of Jacksonville.

Schrader said market surveys in the area show a need for continuing education in nursing, and graduate education in teacher education and business. He said the idea is in the very early stages.

Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com

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