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Toddler Death, Church Car Theft and Big Lottery Win

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

DeKalb Police Investigate Toddler Death in Parkview – East Atlanta Patch

DeKalb County police are investigating what led to the death of a 2-year-old boy in Parkview Saturday night.

Michael Weeks was pronounced dead at Hughes Spalding hospital, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Weeks, who had bruises on his chest and thighs, suffered from cardiac arrest.

Visit East Atlanta Patch for additional details.

 

Car Stolen out of Church Parking Lot During Sunday Service – Decatur Patch

A man told Decatur police his car was stolen Sunday, Nov. 11, from the parking lot at Thankful Baptist Church.

The man said he was inside the church attending services when the 2004 Mazda 6 was taken. He parked about 10:30 a.m. and discovered it missing at 12:15 p.m.

He said he left his keys in the church office and it's possible they were stolen, too.

Read more on Decatur Patch.

 

Robber Tells Hotel Clerk He'll 'Blow Her Brains Out' - Cartersville Patch

A man who asked for change apparently as a ruse brandished a gun, robbing a Cartersville hotel and threatening the clerk, late on the eve of Thanksgiving.

The Hampton Inn clerk, 31, said she was approached just after 10 p.m. by the African-American man wearing a light blue sweatshirt and dark-colored pants, who handed her $1 and asked for change.

When she opened the cash drawer, the robber showed her a black handgun and "told her to give him the drawer or he would blow her [expletive] brains out," according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report. 

See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.

 

Big Lottery Win for Powder Springs Railroad Worker - West Cobb Patch

A Georgia Lottery win just before Thanksgiving is set to brighten the holidays for a railroad signal operator from Powder Springs.

According to a news release, Philip Solages, 43, matched all five numbers from the Nov. 19 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $682,144 jackpot.

Solages claimed his prize Wednesday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta. He had purchased his Quik Pik ticket at Team Texaco II, located at 3265 Florence Road in Powder Springs. 

West Cobb Patch has more on this story.

 

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