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A busted storm water pipe floods neighborhood with questions

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) --  A busted storm water pipe is causing a flood of questions in Douglas County as the community debates who should pay to fix it.

What started out as a small hole about two feet wide in Ann Mousel’s yard, has now turned into a giant sinkhole.  Looking at the natural flow of storm water runoff in the area, it’s likely the hole will only get bigger if the problem remains unresolved.

The pipe in question leads off from a culvert on Winding Trail Court in the Peach Orchard subdivision.  Before reaching a drainage ditch in the back of Mousel’s neighborhood, the joint between two pipes has broken, allowing the water to spill out.

Mousel admits, she never really thought much about the 48-inch corrugated pipe until it broke last September.

“We had two holes, then three holes, now they’re all connected,” she said explaining how the problem has evolved.

Father charged with killing his 2-year-old child

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga -- A young father is being held without bond accused of killing his own child. Courtney Chauvez Craig, 23, of Douglasville is charged with Felony Murder and Cruelty to Children in connection with the death of his 2-year-old son.

On Tuesday Douglasville Police were called to the Millwood Park apartments and found the child dead in apartment 306. On Thursday, the apartment was still sealed off by the Douglasville Police and the Douglas County Sheriff Office Major Case Unit as they continue their investigation.


Proposed law could rein-in police privilege with grand juries

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- The wheels of justice could soon begin turning in the controversial shooting death in December.

And the way that the justice system handles the case could rely not only on the decisions by the Douglas County District Attorney, but also on a decision at the State Capitol.

In December, CNN security guard Bobby Daniels was shot and killed by a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy.

Fire crews responding to blaze at Carrington Apartments in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- Authorities were responding to a fire at the Carrington Apartments on Carrington Lane in Douglasville late Tuesday afternoon. 

The American Red Cross has also responded to assist with any residents who may need assistance.

Officials said eight units were affected by the blaze, which mostly affected the top floor of one of the buildings of the complex. An additional 12 apartment units found themselves without power. 

No injuries were reported in the fire.


Douglas County Commissioners: disc golf project on hold

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — After many of viewers asked 11Alive News to Hold the Powerful Accountable, a project that would have made room for a disc golf course at a Douglas County nature preserve is now on hold.

Church volunteer arrested on molestation charges in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — An 18-year-old former church volunteer is in custody on child molestation charges, according to Douglasville Police.

Family says loved-one was wrongfully killed by deputy

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The family of Bobby Daniels, who was shot and killed by a Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy on Monday, says their loved on was wrongfully killed.

Cynthia Daniels fought back tears as she addressed the media Wednesday afternoon.