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News Nearby: Man Held on Sex Trafficking Charge; Zoo Baby Delivered via C-Section

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Decatur Area Man Held on Sex Trafficking Charges - Decatur Patch

The GBI reported Thursday night that a Decatur area man was arrested on sex trafficking charges after a traffic stop on I-20 in South Georgia.

The GBI did not provide a street address for Johnathon Nathaniel Kelly, 29, and no further information about him was immediately available. Read Decatur Patch for more on this story.

Driver of Oldsmobile Leads Oconee Deputy on Chase into Morgan County - Oconee Patch

The driver of a white, 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass who led an Oconee County Sheriff's deputy on a chase into Morgan County last Friday afternoon has so far eluded capture.

According to an incident report, the deputy grew suspicious as the driver "took exceptional notice of [his] presence" while the deputy waited to turn onto Price Mill Road around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4.

The deputy checked the vehicle's tag and found that it had no valid insurance, so he initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Golden Pantry in Bishop on US 441. Read Oconee Patch for more on this story.

Trespasser Leaves Trail of Partially Eaten Muffin and Crumbs - Oconee Patch

An Oconee County woman told Sheriff's deputies this week she had evidence that someone had been on her property without her permission.

The woman says she found a partially eaten muffin and crumbs on the back of her patio on Thornwell Drive around 3 p.m. on Jan. 7. She also said there have been multiple incidents in the past of persons walking through the woods on her property. Read Oconee Patch for more on this story.

Zoo Atlanta Delivers Baby Sumatran Orangutan Via C-Section - East Atlanta Patch

Blaze, a 16-year-old Sumatran orangutan, gave birth to a male on Jan. 10 at Zoo Atlanta. He was delivered via Caesarean section with the consultation of an extensive pre-appointed medical team that comprised human obstetricians, neonatologists and veterinary anesthesiologists.

Blaze’s Caesarean section is one of only three performed on Sumatran orangutans in recent years. She is a small-bodied female, and her reproductive history includes a previous birth, but the offspring did not survive the birth process, possibly due to causes related to Blaze’s small size. Read East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.

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