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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.

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Suspect sought in fatal Sandy Springs shooting


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Authorities are searching for a man suspected in a fatal shooting Monday night in Sandy Springs. Police said the accused killer confessed the murder to his 13-year-old sister before fleeing.

According to Sandy Springs Police, officers responding to an apartment at 1025 Brentwood Way found a 31-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The dead man has not been identified pending notification of his family.

Authorities have obtained murder warrants for the arrest of 29-year-old Juan Aviilez Dominguez, according to police.

Dominguez is 5'5" and weighs between 130 and 150 pounds. He allegedly told his sister and parents that he killed the victim, police said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Dominguez lived in the Parc at Dunwoody apartment with his mother and father, his two sisters and the murder victim.

Holy Innocents' Skye Bolt drafted by Oakland A's

Holy Innocents' Skye Bolt drafted by Oakland A's

By Dunn Neugebauer

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School alum Skye Bolt ‘12, who practically rewrote the Golden Bear record books during his four-year high school baseball days, has been drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Athletics. Overall, he was the 128th pick.

Bolt, after graduating from HIES, has starred at UNC as an outfielder, where he has continued to garner honors for his stellar play.

He just finished his third year at UNC where he remains a starter and one of the leading hitters on the squad. As a freshman, he hit .321 and was named Freshman All-American and Second Team All-ACC. After his first UNC season, Bolt made the 24-man roster on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

His sophomore year saw him start 60 games and tie for first on the team in homers. This past spring, as a junior, Bolt was the fifth leading hitter at .259 and started in 55 of the 56 games he played in.

Sandy Springs apartment fire leaves 60 homeless


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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. --Flames poured from a Sandy Springs apartment complex Saturday night leaving more than 25 families without a home.

Viewer videos and pictures poured into 11Alive Saturday night as orange and yellow flames lit up the sky.

Sunday morning crews cleaned up the debris, onlookers marveled at the destruction, and the displaced anxiously waited to survey the damage at Dunwoody Station apartments.