News Nearby: Man Dies After Head-on Collision; Police Probe Baby's Death

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Man Dies Days After Head-on Collision - Cumming Patch

A 61-year-old man involved in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Canton Highway (Highway 20) near Business Drive in northwest Forsyth County has died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Howard B. Nichelson of nearby Canton, died this morning [Tuesday] at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, according to Inv. Ron Tomblin of theForsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Nichelson had been on life support since the Friday, Jan. 4 collision. Read Cumming Patch for more on this story.

Second Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting on Ponce de Leon - Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch.

Atlanta police have arrested a 51-year-old man in the brazen daylight killing of a man in his vehicle last fall, according to a news release.

Denorris Turner was arrested Monday and charged with Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault and Criminal Attempt in the killing of Graham Sisk, 23. 

The Atlanta Police Department said Turner was transported to the DeKalb County Jail, where he was being held Monday night. Read Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch for more on this story.

Dunwoody Police Look For McDonald's Armed Robbery Suspects - Dunwoody Patch

Dunwoody Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a McDonald's on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

According to a statement from Dunwoody Police, the incident occurred at 4:09 Monday morning at the McDonald's located at 4540 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Read Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

Lock Fails to Stop Thief at Dacula-Area Gym - Dacula Patch

A Dacula man took steps to prevent the theft of his valuables while working out at a local gym, but the measures proved inadequate.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the man went to Gold’s Gym on the afternoon of Jan. 1 and secured his wallet in a locker at approximately 3:30 p.m. When he returned to his locket at 5 p.m., the wallet was gone. The man told police he had a lock on the locker and did not know how the suspect managed to open it. Read Dacula Patch for more on this story.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Baby - Canton-Sixes Patch

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a baby in a Cherokee County home Monday morning.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker confirmed that deputies are investigating the circumstances that lead to the baby's death. An autopsy and toxicology screen will be performed on the baby today.

"Hopefully the autopsy will give detectives  more clues into the death of the child," Lt. Baker wrote in an e-mail to Patch. Read Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.

Man Whacks Away Intruder with Golf Club - Athens Patch

Around 7am on January 6, officers responded to a burglary that had just occurred at a North Harris Street residence of a UGA student.

Officers met with the 22-year-old resident who said he had been asleep when he heard a noise in the living room. He looked out of his bedroom door but did not see anything out of order so he went back to bed.

A few minutes later he heard another noise. He grabbed a golf club--a 7 iron, according to the Athens Banner Herald--from his closet, entered the living room and saw a man standing there. Read Athens Patch for more on this story.

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