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Cigarette blamed in Sandy Springs apartment fire


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Investigators say a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed 12 units of a Sandy Springs apartment on Tuesday.

The fire at the Morgan's Landing Apartments left nearly 30 people without a home. Two children were injured after being forced to jump from third-story window to escape the flames. (WATCH THE VIDEO)

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VIDEO: 2 children jump from window to escape fire


SANDY SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) -- Dramatic video shows two young women jump to safety from a fire at a Sandy Springs apartment Tuesday.

The fire was at the Morgan's Landing Apartments off of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

Sandy Springs fire victims cope with loss


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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Nearly 30 people from 11 families are coping with losing everything they own after Tuesday'sfire at a building in the Morgan's Landing Apartments in Sandy Springs.

"Our house was on fire," said Minoo Hauck, 3, after returning with her mother, Nadia, and her two year old brother to see if they could recover anything from their top floor apartment.

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Arson suspected in Sandy Springs police car fire


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The Sandy Springs Police Department is investigating a suspected case of arson against one of its marked patrol cars.

Investigators found the vehicle with a towel stuffed into the tube leading to the car's fuel tank. They say someone set the towel on fire after it was shoved into the tube.

The car was parked in a secured parking deck.

The fire caused some damage to the left rear corner, and forced the gas cap to fall onto the ground and melt.

The police department has requested help from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

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Sandy Springs murder suspect caught in Polk Co.


POLK COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities in Polk County arrested a man wanted for a murder in Sandy Springs on Tuesday.

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Juan Aviilez Dominguez, 29 was found in an abandoned car around 10:30 a.m. at 41 Knight Road in Cedartown, GA.

Dominguez was wanted in the shooting death of 31-year-old Antonio Bernabe at a Sandy Springs apartment on June 22. Police said Dominguez confessed the murder to his 13-year-old sister before fleeing.

Polk County authorities are holding Dominguez until he can be transported back to Sandy Springs.


Fulton County to host McDonald's job fair


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County and the North Fulton Career Center will hold an event to help the Powder Springs McDonald's recruit new employees.

The fast food restaurant is hiring for all positions. It is looking for "highly motivated candidates that have enthusiasm and drive," according to Fulton County. Potential employees must have reliable transportation.

The hiring fair will be Monday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Fulton Career Center, which is located at 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

For more information about the McDonald's recruitment, call the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development at 404-613-6381.


Man found impaled on wrought iron fence in Sandy Springs


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Police in Sandy Springs say a man was found impaled on a wrought iron fence on Thursday.

The body of David Leubecker, 61, was found behind a home in the 7000 block of Highland Bluff.

An autopsy will be performed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Officer to determine the exact cause of death.