Jaywalking Mom Arrested on Eluding Police Charge
Raquel Nelson, who came into the national spotlight after her 4-year-old son was struck and killed while crossing the street in 2010, was arrested Friday by Cobb Police on four unrelated charges.
The Marietta resident was taken into custody in the 200 block of Giibbs Street, jail records show. The four charges, all misdemeanors, are fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, affixing of materials which reduce light transmission through windows or windshield, speeding and expired or no tag.
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Spa Camera Case
Cobb County police have arrested the owner of the Salon Avenue Suites and charged him with unlawful surveillance.
According to WSB-TV, police identified the landlord of the spa as Mark Allen Storch. He was charged in connection with a camera that was discovered in a light in Suite 110, according to Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce.
Women typically received Brazilian wax treatments within the suite in question, 11 Alive News reported.
Was There a Cover-Up Surrounding Margaret Mitchell's Death?
Midtown Patch's Crossing at Peachtree & 13th Dangerous? prompted several comments and emails from readers, including one from Gloria Gravitt Moulder of Temple, GA. Moulder is the daughter of Hugh Dorsey Gravitt, who hit and killed Margaret Mitchell near the Midtown intersection on Aug. 11, 1949.
Saturday marked the 63rd anniversary of the tragedy, which resulted in the death of the famed Gone With The Wind author five days later.
Read more at Cumming Patch.
Atlanta Rollergirls Makes Norcross New Home
If you've seen the movie Whip It or remember roller derby as a '70s spectacle sport, you may have this misconception that the Atlanta Rollergirls practice a ruthlessly abusive sport that involves throwing elbows and pushing players over railings.
That's not entirely the case.
"One of the misconceptions is that we just get on the track and we're just knocking the crap out of each other," said Michelle Brattain, the head of public relations for the Atlanta team and also a third-year Rollergirl herself under the name Hate Ashbury. "But it's really a much more strategic kind of game, and it requires a lot of athleticism. I don't think a lot of people realize that."