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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.

Suspect steals grocery cart full of beer


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are looking for the man accused of stealing a cartload of beer from a Henry County grocery store.

The theft happened at the Publix at 250 East Atlanta Road in Stockbridge.

Police believe the suspect, described as a black man, left the store in a red GMC Yukon.

Anyone who can help investigators identify the suspect is asked to call Henry County Police at 770-288-8494.

Henry County temporarily closes dog parks


HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Henry County officials have temporarily closed two dog parks due to a spike in dog flu cases.

The Mt. Carmel Bark Park, which is located in Hampton, and a dog park at Alexander Park in McDonough will be closed for the next 30 days as a preventative measure against the dog flu, which has affected several surrounding counties.

If no cases of canine influenza are reported after 30 days, the parks will reopen.