Around the Region: 12-Car Pile-Up on GA 400, Counterfeit Bills in Circulation and Bomb Threat at Metro School

A look at top Patch stories from around the metro area.

– Dunwoody Patch

A police officer was investigating a two-car accident on Ga. 400 Tuesday afternoon near the Pitts Road bridge, when a separate motorist hit one of the vehicles causing a pile-up of 10 additional cars.

There were several injuries in the 12-car accident but no one had to be transported to the hospital, according to Sandy Springs Police Lt. Steve Rose.


– Barrow Patch

A Winder restaurant recently reported receiving counterfeit bills, while a customer found one in his change from another local eatery.

On Dec. 8, 2011, an officer with the responded to the and spoke with the acting manager, who said the manager on duty Dec. 6 had a customer attempt to pay with four counterfeit $20 bills.

The acting manager said the bills were not returned and no food was provided to the customer.

Also on Dec. 8, 2011, another officer met with a customer at . The man said he had noticed a fake $20 bill when he paid for his meal there. He said he had received the bill in his change from .

The officer spoke with the owners of Dairy Queen, who said they had not noticed any counterfeit bills recently but had several weeks prior.


– East Atlanta Patch

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Jackson High School in Atlanta on Tuesday morning.

No bomb was found, Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Kim Jones said.

One student suffered an asthma attack during the evacuation and was treated by paramedics, an Atlanta Public Schools spokesman said.







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