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Baseball Player Arrested, Robbery Victim Kills Attacker and Fog Blamed in Fatal Accident

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Former Atlanta Brave Charged With Battery in Domestic Dispute - Duluth Patch

Former Atlanta Braves centerfielder Andruw R. Jones was arrested and charged with battery in a domestic dispute that occurred between he and his wife at their home in unincorporated Duluth early Christmas morning, Gwinnett Police reported.

Gwinnett Police responded to a domestic dispute call at the Jones home about 1:25 a.m. Dec. 25. During the investigation of this call, probable cause was developed to arrest Jones for battery.

Read more on Duluth Patch.

 

- East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta police arrested a man following the Christmas Eve shooting death of another man in a botched robbery attempt.

Officials charged Roderick Banks, 22, with armed robbery and felony murder. Police said that Banks and the deceased man tried to rob the would-be victim, who pulled out his gun and shot one of his attackers.

East Atlanta Patch has more on this story.

 

Fog Contributing Factor in Fatal Accident - Marietta Patch

A Marietta woman died late Christmas Eve in a two-car collision on Smyrna Powder Springs Road, and Cobb Police say poor weather conditions, including dense fog, were a contributing factor.

Luca Kosic, 46, of Marietta, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at the intersection of Smyrna Powder Springs Road and Trellis Oaks Drive, according to Cobb Police spokesman Michael Bowman. 

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