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Mom's video captures bus stop stranger danger


STOCKBRIDGE, GA (WXIA) -- Henry County Police are investigating what they believe was an attempted abduction of a kindergarten student moments after she got off a school bus Wednesday.

Man involved in two-county chase after domestic dispute dies

McDONOUGH, Ga. -- Police confirmed on Wednesday that the suspect involved in a two county police chase in Georgia has died.

The entire incident began just before 2 p.m. when officers were sent to a domestic dispute on Audubon Avenue in McDonough, Ga.

The man then fled the scene in a 2006 PT Cruiser but was spotted in the area of Highway 81 east. They then began to pursue the vehicle which crossed into Newton County where Georgia State Patrol joined the chase. 

Eventually, the suspect crashed into a tree in the Porterdale area of Broad Street and Elm Street and was taken by emergency personnel to a local hospital. The suspect later died according to information from Henry County police.

The victim in the initial domestic dispute sustained minor injuries.

Homes vandalized in Henry County

HAMPTON, Ga. -- A number of Henry County homeowners were awakened or returned home late Friday night to find their homes vandalized.

Investigators are working to determine who wrote a series of racially and sexually offensive words on garages and at least one vehicle.

Police believe one car, two suspects connected to several metro crimes

ELLENWOOD, Ga. -- Police believe two gunmen may be robbing stores in the Atlanta metro area before getting away in the same stolen car.

11Alive spoke to investigators in Henry County about the incident.

The two suspects are accused of robbing a pizza place in Ellenwood during a busy part of the day - around 5 p.m.

Driver killed after colliding with tractor trailer on I-75

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Southbound Interstate 75 in Henry County was shut down by a fatal accident Thursday morning.

It happened at around 2:15 a.m. at the Hudson Bridge Road exit near Stockbridge. Henry County Police Capt. Joey Smith said the accident occurred when a Honda CR-V driven by 22-year-old Thomas E. Taylor of Locust Grove made an improper lane change and rear-ended a tractor trailer.

Taylor was apparently changing lanes to avoid road construction. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the tractor trailer were not hurt.

I-75 south was completely shut down after the accident. It reopened shortly after 5 a.m.

Armed suspect robs McDonough Holiday Inn Express

MCDONOUGH, Ga. -- McDonough Police are working to identify the suspect who robbed a local hotel.

It happened Aug. 17 at around 12:30 a.m. at the McDonough Holiday Inn Express.

Surveillance video taken inside the hotel showed the suspect arriving and speaking with the clerk. After exchanging a few words, the suspect displayed a small handgun and demanded money from the register. He received cash, then ran from the hotel.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid 20's, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing shorts, a black Adidas T-shirt and a black Atlanta Braves baseball cap. The hat was later recovered in a wood line near the Holiday Inn.

Anyone with information in this robbery is asked to call McDonough Police at 678-782-6322.

Speeding up slow internet service

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (WXIA) -- High speed internet connections aren't considered luxuries any more. To many, broadband service is a required utility for homework and even employment.

Yet hundreds of people in Henry County have no other choice than to deal with slow connections while their neighbors stream at full speed.