Robbers Jump Through Window, Teen Sentenced to Prison and Homosexual Couples Try to Obtain Marriage Licenses

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Police Searching for McDonald's Armed Robbery Suspects - Dunwoody Patch

Dunwoody Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a McDonald's on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

While a driver of a dark sedan was at the drive through window ordering food, two suspects ran up from a hiding location behind the building toward the service window.

"The first suspect pointed a dark colored pistol at the clerk," according to the statement. "Both suspects jumped through the window into the store and took an undisclosed amount of cash."

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Teen Receives 12 Years in Prison for Robbing Students - Douglasville Patch

A Douglasville teen will serve 12 years in prison after robbing and holding multiple students at gun point outside New Manchester High Schoolin 2011, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.

Rodney Jamaal Banks, 16, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge David T. Emerson after entering a guilty plea to charges of robbery and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Following his release from prison, Banks will be required to serve eight years on probation. He is also banished from Douglas County.

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Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Visits Georgia Courthouse - Midtown Patch

Five same-sex couples tried to obtain marriage licenses at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur on Monday in a campaign designed to draw attention to Georgia's laws prohibiting marriage between people of the same gender.

One after the other, five couples stepped up to the counter of the DeKalb Probate Court office and said they wanted marriage licenses.

Midtown Patch has more on this story.


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