Two children, ages 2 and 5, were left alone in an Alpharetta store parking lot inside a locked SUV on Tuesday. According to a police report, the children's mother left them in the car because they were asleep and she didn't want to wake them.
A passerby asked a patrolling officer to check the back of a black Honda Pilot in the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store parking lot. Upon investigation police located the two children who were crying and sweating profusely. The older child was able to unlock the car for the officer. The SUV was not running and had one window opened only a half inch.
Find the details on Alpharetta-Milton Patch.
An apologetic armed robber victimized a female construction worker early Wednesday morning in yet another crime on or near the Georgia Tech campus, according to Atlanta police.
The woman reported that she was walking at Williams and 8th streets on her way to the Georgia Tech basketball coliseum construction site when she was approached from behind by a male. After taking her cell phone and $60 in cash, the suspect gave her “three hugs” and “continued to apologize” before fleeing on foot.
Read more on Midtown Patch.
Now that a federal appeals court has ruled that two Wisconsin high schools violated the U.S. Constitution when they held graduations in a church, a group that threatened to sue the Cherokee County School District for doing the same thing said local officials "must stop this anti-liberty and repressive practice."
Jeffrey Selman, the president of the North Metro Atlanta Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said Wednesday that he, along with the leaders of Georgia's two other AU affiliates, "unequivocally renew the call to stop the inappropriate use of religious venues for public school graduations.
Read more on Canton-Sixes Patch.
n 1992, Pat Epps of the Epps Aviation group at Peachtree-DeKalb Airport was part of a daring, chilly expedition to Greenland with the mission of recovering a Lockheed P-38 plane, now known as Glacier Girl, that had been marooned in the far north since 1942. The plane was part of the largest single forced landing of military aircraft, scattering eight planes across the ice in Greenland, and the journey to recover it can be read about here. It's fascinating.
After salvaging the plane's parts from a hole melted more than 250 feet down in the ice, providing those involved in the recovery the surreal chance to be inside a glacier, Epps and the Greenland Expedition Society brought the parts back to America and began a 10-year restoration process on the aircraft.
Find the full story on Brookhaven Patch.