Posts filed under "Crime and public safety"

Fire severely damages Java Monkey, coffee shop will be closed for at least a month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 12, 2018

This story has been updated.  There was a large fire at Java Monkey on Sunday evening, Nov. 11. The damage was so severe that the popular coffee shop will be closed for weeks and it has affected neighboring businesses as well. A witness report says the flames could be seen over the Decatur Square. The […]

Protest planned in Decatur over firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 8, 2018

President Trump on Nov. 7 did what he’s been threatening to do for months: fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While Sessions is not revered by liberal activists, his firing is widely seen as a prelude to terminating or severely curtailing an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into the 2016 presidential election. Sessions’ replacement, Matthew […]

Another raccoon tests positive for rabies in DeKalb County, 13th this year

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2018

DeKalb County reports that a raccoon captured around the 600 block of Farrar Court in Decatur tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was captured on Oct. 30. This is the 13 case of rabies discovered this year, the county says. “This year, there have been 13 positive raccoon rabies incidents in the county including Dunwoody, […]

Calm Candler advocates want reduced speeds on busy corridor

Posted by November 6, 2018

By Cathi Harris, contributor  Winnona Park parents frustrated with dangerous conditions along South Candler Street presented a petition to the Decatur City Commission Monday, asking commissioners to step up efforts to enforce the speed limit and target aggressive drivers. “We have all had so many near misses, with drivers who run red lights, with illegal passing, […]

Java Monkey alcohol license, Calm Candler petition on Decatur City Commission agenda

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2018

The Decatur City Commission will meet on Monday, Nov. 5, and will have several items on its agenda. Those items include a new alcohol license for Java Monkey and discussion of a petition from a group trying to make South Candler Street safer. Commissioners will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 509 […]

Report: Lock down lifted at former DeKalb Medical Center

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2018

According to local media reports, a lock down at Emory Decatur Hospital, previously named DeKalb Medical Center, has been lifted according to WSB-TV. The station reports that a man “barricaded himself in a truck,” drawing a heavy police presence. According to a DeKalb County Police spokesperson, “There was a SWAT situation at DeKalb Medical.  There […]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle while in crosswalk on East Trinity Place, driver cited

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2018

This story has been updated.  Decatur Police say that a woman was hit by a vehicle Friday evening, Nov. 2, while using a crosswalk on East Trinity Place. Police responded to the call at 9:30 p.m. The incident occurred at East Trinity Place and Church Street, near Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards. “On Friday, November 2, […]

Zone Six Precinct to hold 7th Annual Toy Drive for the holiday season

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart November 1, 2018

The Atlanta Police Department’s Zone Six is hosting its 7th Annual Toy Drive until Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Zone Six will accept the following donations: – New and unwrapped toys – Monetary donations – Store cards – Gifts for older children To donate, you can drop off toys at the Atlanta Police Department, Zone Six […]

DeKalb Police investigating racist flyers littering the community

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2018

The first flyers showed up at a town home community in Tucker, near the high school. A resident discovered them Friday evening, Oct. 26. In a plastic bag, weighted down to keep it from flying away, was a recruitment poster for the KKK. This flyer said, “Help us fight the spread of Islam in our […]

Accident in Kirkwood damages three cars, results in minor injuries

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 29, 2018

An accident in Kirkwood on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 28, launched a vehicle into the air and sent it crashing into an SUV. The incident happened at Hosea L. Williams Dive at Wyman Street Northeast around 5:50 p.m. Sarah Felksalti lives near the scene and said her husband saw the accident happen. “The Subaru and SUV were […]

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