Man Struck by Train, Four Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide and Home Gutted by Fire
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Man Struck, Killed by Train - Peachtree Corners Patch
A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the 6900 block of Buford Highway in the City of Peachtree Corners.
Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department said the train was traveling northeast at about 35 mph when the man was hit.
"We don't know if it was intentional or not," said Smith who said the conductor had seen the man well before the collision and had sounded his horn but the man did not respond.
Four Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide - Johns Creek Patch
Four people were found dead Monday in the Aylesbury Farms apartments on Abbotts Bridge Road, the Johns Creek Police Department reported.
Police found the bodies of two adults and two children on Monday, Feb. 4, while conducting a welfare check, said Johns Creek's Communications Manager Rosemary Taylor, who added that all four bodies were found in one unit, No. 601.
Fire Guts Forsyth Home - Cumming Patch
An investigation is under way to determine the cause of a fire early Monday morning that destroyed a home in unincorporated Forsyth County, authorities said.
The fire, which is believed to have started accidentally, spread quickly throughout the 10,500 square foot home, which is being called a total loss.
Locally Produced Doritos Ad a Super Bowl Favorite - Decatur Patch
Ben Callner made it to the Super Bowl.
"Goat 4 Sale" was the seventh most popular commercial shown during the game as measured by USA Today's Ad Meter, Ashley Wilson of PoGo Pictures said Monday morning.
Another Goat Escapes in Metro Atlanta - East Atlanta Patch
Remember Doodles the goat and her adventures on Glenwood Avenue in Parkview last week?
Well, consider this the sequel.
East Lake resident Will Edmond found another wandering goat, Hachi, on Memorial Drive and Third Ave on Monday morning.
Hachi was standing in front of a hair braiding shop.
National Pancake Day: Enjoy Free Pancakes at IHOP - Buford Patch
Tuesday, Feb. 5 is the National Pancake Day celebration at IHOP.
Since 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities by asking National Pancake Day guests to consider leaving a donation for specified charities. This year, IHOP is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes during the Feb. 5, 2013 celebration and asks that guests consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The company's fundraising goal this year is $3 million.
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