Police Searching for Cigarette Thieves, Water Park Coming to Gwinnett and Toddler Killed by Seven Pit Bulls

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Cherokee Sheriff's Office Looking for Cigarette Thieves - Woodstock Patch

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is asking for the public to help them locate find men who are suspected of robbing a Canton convenience store.

At approximately 11:08 p.m. Wednesday, three men who appeared to be African-American entered the Racetrac at 4125 Marietta Highway and told the clerk not to move.

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Water Park Coming to Malibu Grand Prix in Norcross - Norcross Patch

A water park is coming to the city of Norcross later this spring. The new attraction will be located at Malibu Grand Prix off Brook Hollow Parkway. 

The water park will consist of three phases, which will be completed during the off seasons through 2015. The first phase is known as Buccaneer Cove, which will be the biggest attraction of the three and aims to be unveiled Memorial Day weekend starting May 25. 



One Person Killed in I-75 Accident - Marietta Patch

One person died after a morning crash on Interstate 75 North at the Canton Road Connector, the spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said this afternoon.

The three-vehicle crash occurred around 9:35 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle changed lanes and hit a passenger car, GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said.

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Toddler Attacked and Killed by Seven Pit Bulls - Fort Stewart Patch

A Bryan County toddler was attacked and killed by seven pit bulls Wednesday, according to WTOC.

The girl, identified as Monica Renee Laminack, according to the Associated Press, would have been 2 years old in June.

The attack happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday at her family's home on Elm Drive in Ellabell. Police say that Monica's grandmother had fallen asleep in the home when the girl wandered outside. The grandmother awoke and looked out the window to see Monica being attacked, according to the AP.

Fort Stewart Patch has additional details.


Woman Carjacked by in Front of Northside Drive Home - Buckhead Patch

A man and woman carjacked a woman on Wednesday afternoon in front of her Northside Drive home as she pulled into her driveway.

According to Atlanta Police, the woman pulled into her driveway to find a silver SUV backed into the driveway with a woman sitting in the driver's seat.

The victim parked and went to ask the female suspect what she was doing.

The female suspect responded that she was leaving and asked the victim to move her vehicle.

At that time, a male suspect walked out from behind the house and told the victim that he was looking at the house because it was for sale.

The victim said the house was not for sale and took out her cell phone to call 911. That's when the male victim pulled out his gun.

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