News Nearby: Babysitter Wanted, Armed and Dangerous; Waffle House CEO Says Sex Claims False

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FBI: Wanted Babysitter Considered Armed and Dangerous - Sandy Springs Patch

Authorities, including the FBI, continue to seek Caris E. Ayala for the alleged October murder of a five-month-old boy in Sandy Springs.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Ayala in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia on Oct. 24, after she was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. After the boy's death on Oct. 26, a felony murder warrant was issued for Ayala.

A statement on the FBI website says Ayala, age 24, 5-foot-4, and 140 pounds, should be considered armed and dangerous. Visit Sandy Springs Patch for more on the story.


Waffle House CEO: Forced Sex Claims False - Acworth Patch

Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr. late Tuesday acknowledged a nearly 8-year consensual sexual relationship with his former housekeeper, but denied the Acworth woman's allegations of forced sex as a condition of employment.

In a statement sent to various media outlets, he accused the woman of trying to extort "millions of dollars" from him. Get the full story at Acworth Patch. 


Candlelight Vigil at Parkwood Farms Draws Large Crowd - Snellville Patch

It was a passionate crowd that gathered at . Parents and children, most of them riders at the therapeutic center, stood together to show their support for Dr. Marilyn Peterson and the farm. 

The farm is in foreclosure, and Peterson and her Board of Directors are hoping to get a temporary halt placed on the eviction process. See the photos and get more information at Snellville Patch.

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