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1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- One person was killed in a fiery four-vehicle wreck in Powder Springs Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on C.H. James Parkway between Lewis and Garrett roads.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the incident began when a Mazda tried to pass a Toyota pickup truck.

Danielle Garcia, 26, of Douglasville was driving her Mazda B4000 south on C.H. James Parkway when she tried to pass a Toyota Tundra driven by 61-year-old Bobby Banks of Powder Springs.

Pierce said the front of Garcia's truck clipped the back of Banks's, causing him to lose control and swerve into the northbound lanes. The Tundra collided head-on with an Infiniti G35.

The Infiniti then swerved in front of a Freightliner tractor trailer driven by 28-year-old Alhassane Dansoko of Decatur. The two vehicles collided, and the Infiniti burst into flames.

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

Principal arrested in GBI child sex sting

DECATUR, Ga. -- An elementary school principal is among 14 people the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested in a sting operation targeting suspected child predators.

Dr. John McGill, principal of Mt. Carmel Elementary in Douglasville, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.  He has been suspended from his position. He is due in court for his first appearance Tuesday.

11Alive's Blayne Alexander reports that the Douglas County School System superintendent announced on Monday that Dr. Sandra Williams will serve as interim principal of the school effective March 10. Williams is a retired former principal of the school. The central office will handle administrative duties until Williams arrives.

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Police looking for person of interest in murder case

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County police are trying to track down a person of interest in a July 2013 murder case.

Detectives want to talk to 25-year-old Diandre Morris about the death of Alexander Campbell.

Morris is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last known to wear his hair in shoulder-length braids.

Police said Morris frequents the Memorial Drive/South Indian Creek area of Stone Mountain and also has ties to Douglas County.

Anyone who can lead investigators to Diandre Morris is asked to call DeKalb County police at 770-724-7850.

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Caregiver charged with Social Security fraud

Caregiver charged with Social Security fraud

ATLANTA -- A Douglas County woman has been arraigned in federal court for abandoning an elderly woman at an Alabama hospital and stealing her benefits.

Cathy Jean Thomas, 59, has been charged with false statements, wire fraud and representative payee fraud.

She is accused of dropping off her patient, Edith Allen, at an emergency room in Blount County, Ala., in August 2010 and driving away without giving hospital staff any information about the woman.

Allen was unable to speak or communicate in any way with the hospital. She remained unidentified until August 2013, when the Alabama Bureau of Investigation used fingerprints and facial recognition to gather information about her past.

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Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

Final suspect in robbery spree pleads guilty

(WXIA) -- The final member of a crew that robbed at least five armored cars in metro Atlanta has pleaded guilty to his part in the crimes.

Quentin Booker entered his plea Friday in federal court to five counts of armed robbery and two counts of using a firearm during a crime. He and his co-defendants were convicted of a number of crimes between October 2010 and March 2011 that netted them more than $470,000 in cash.

Booker, 36, of Douglasville acted as a lookout during five armored car robberies, including:

* A Dunbar Armored courier making a cash pickup at Mex-America Latino Services in Marietta on Oct. 7, 2010

* A Dunbar Armored courier restocking cash in the ATM at a Bank of America in Buford on Nov. 11, 2010

Douglasville pastor quits after child molestation allegations surface

Douglasville pastor quits after child molestation allegations surface

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - To say the faith of Douglas County's King's Way Baptist Church has been shaken is an understatement.

Rev. Bill Wininger, who has been their shepherd for 15 years, is no longer there.

His photo and sermons have vanished from the independent Baptist church's website.

In the past two weeks their Christian school has sent out 2 letters to parents, including the latest on October 27th, confirming his resignation and allegations on the internet about his alleged behavior at North Sharon Baptist Church in Michigan nearly two decades ago.

Those allegations come from 25-year-old Bethany Foeller Leonard who started a Facebook page called "Justice for the Victims of Bill Wininger".

Family Dollar robbery suspect at large

Family Dollar robbery suspect at large