News Nearby: 'Smash & Grab' Hits Foot Locker; Fire Ravages Split-Level Home

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Early Morning Smash & Grab at Foot Locker on Metropolitan Pkwy - Cascade Patch

Early morning thieves targeted the Foot Locker located in the 2600 block of Metropolitan Parkway on Monday morning for a "smash & grab" using a stolen Dodge to break their way into the store and steal as much as possible.

The crash into the front glass of the store occurred at approximately 3 a.m., Monday morning.  According to a report in the AJC, more than a dozen criminals ran into the store after the vehicle broke open an entrance way. .

UGA Police Release Sketch from Attempted Assault - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Police have released a sketch of the man who threatened to rape a 19-year-old UGA student as she walked the Georgia Botanical Gardens in Athens, according to the AJC. The woman told officers that a man pulled a knife on her and threatened to rape her as she walked on a trail at the garden, Jan. 18.

Fire Breaks out at Split-Level Home in Norcross Area - Norcross Patch

A house in the Norcross area was heavily damaged in a fire Sunday, according to authorities. No one was reported injured.

According to Gwinnett County Fire's spokesperson Capt. Tommy Rutledge, firefighters were dispatched around 10 p.m. to a split-level home off the 5800 block of Dana Drive, between Williams Road and Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Norcross. Flames were coming from the right side of the residence. .

American Idol Coming to Kennesaw - Kennesaw Patch

Kennesaw State University is proud to announce KSU Stadium will be hosting Georgia native Phillip Phillips, March 24, for a full concert. This will be a laid-back Sunday evening family concert appropriate for all ages. .

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