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Suspects arrested for trying to steal mail

Suspects arrested for trying to steal mail

ATLANTA -- Two men are in custody after they were caught trying to steal mail from Atlanta mailboxes.

The suspects were spotted shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday outside the Kroger at Howell Mill Road and Bellemeade Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police said the suspects, whose names have not been released, were apparently using strings to somehow reach into two U.S. mail drop boxes and a FedEx box outside the grocery store.

A witness reported the suspicious men to police, who arrived and arrested them.

Motorcyclist shot on I-20

Motorcyclist shot on I-20

ATLANTA -- A motorcyclist was reportedly shot in the shoulder while riding down Interstate 20 Tuesday morning.

Atlanta Police responded to a house on Center Hill Avenue in northwest Atlanta at around 2:30 a.m., where they found the victim.

The man told investigators he was riding down I-20 when he was shot near the Hamilton E. Holmes Drive exit. He drove to the house to call for help.

The man was taken to a local hospital in good condition. His name was not released.

Police are still searching for the gunman.

Teen arrested in murder of pastor's brother

Teen arrested in murder of pastor's brother

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have arrested a man they think is responsible for the murder of Jerrick Jackson in May. Jackson is the brother of Bishop Wiley Jackson, pastor of Gospel Tabernacle Church in Atlanta.

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Baby stabbed in cheek during fight between parents

Baby stabbed in cheek during fight between parents

ATLANTA -- A 1-year-old girl is expected to recover after being stabbed in the cheek at her home early Thursday.

The incident happened at around 3:45 a.m. at a house on Sims Avenue NW in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said the child received a small puncture wound to the face during a fight between her parents.

The little girl is in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Peek said the child's grandmother is staying in the hospital with her.

The baby's parents will be charged with cruelty to children; other charges are possible, Peek said. The suspects' names were not released.

Ex-APS official faces kickback charges

Ex-APS official faces kickback charges

ATLANTA (AP) - A former chief information officer for Atlanta's school system accused of accepting bribes in exchange for his influence in awarding a technology contract has pleaded not guilty.

Jerome Oberlton entered his plea in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday. A federal grand jury handed down a seven-count indictment last week naming Oberlton and another man, Mahendra Patel, in the bribery scheme. Patel also pleaded not guilty.

The indictment says the two accepted $60,000 in kickbacks from an information technology company that won a contract worth more than $700,000 from the school district.

Oberlton served as chief information officer for Atlanta schools from 2004 to 2007. Oberlton joined the Dallas school district in January and was working as chief of staff. He resigned last week after informing the superintendent of the investigation.

Driver arrested after crashing into house, 6 cars

Driver arrested after crashing into house, 6 cars

ATLANTA -- A man was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly stealing a car and then crashing it into a house in northwest Atlanta.

The car was reported stolen from the Collier Heights Apartments on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard at around 2 a.m.

GALLERY | Photos of crash scene

Atlanta Police said the suspect, 22-year-old Sedrick Scott, started a police chase that ended when he hit a speed bump on Holmes Street NW. The car apparently became airborne and hit six cars and a house before flipping and crashing in the home's front yard.

Police said Scott tried to run after the crash, but was caught and taken to jail.

No one inside the house was injured.

Scott faces a number of felony charges, including obstruction, criminal property damage, theft by receiving, DUI and fleeing police.

Atlanta SWAT standoff ends peacefully

Atlanta SWAT standoff ends peacefully

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police SWAT team was called out early Wednesday when a woman said her husband placed a gun to her head and threatened to shoot any responding officers.

The incident happened at an address on Holly Street NW in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said the woman was able to escape without injury after her husband allegedly threatened to shoot police if she called 911.

Officers and the SWAT team obtained an arrest warrant and surrounded the residence.

Capt. Peek said after some time, the man was taken into custody peacefully. His name has not been released.