Third suspect arrested in Atlanta carjacking
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say the third suspect in a carjacking from three weeks ago has been arrested in southwest Atlanta.
U.S. Marshals spokesman Gavin Duffy says Darius Demond McKenzie is accused in the May 1 carjacking and was arrested Tuesday morning.
Authorities have said the suspects would bump a car from behind, then rob and carjack the victim when they stepped out of the vehicle to look at the damage.
Duffy says two others have been arrested in connection with the carjacking.
According to Fulton County jail records, McKenzie is being held without bond on eight charges including aggravated assault and armed robbery. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
UGa baseball coach Perno steps down after 12 years
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia baseball coach David Perno has resigned after a 12-year tenure that included three trips to the College World Series but fell on hard times in recent seasons.
The resignation was announced Monday by athletic director Greg McGarity, who praised Perno for his long contribution to the school as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.
Under Perno, Georgia won two Southeastern Conference titles, made six appearances in the NCAA Regionals, and advanced to the College World Series in 2004, 2006 and 2008. But the Bulldogs had losing SEC records 3 of the last four years, including a last-place finish (7-20) this season.
Overall, Perno had a record of 390-335-1.
Bank worker accused of theft, fiscal exploitation
ATLANTA (AP) - Police say Wells Fargo personal banker is accused of stealing about $10,600 from an elderly customer's account.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says Daniel Araujo befriended a 90-year-old bank customer and asked her to sign what she thought was a transfer slip from her checking to savings account. Jones says the form was actually a withdrawal slip.
Jones says the case was investigated the by major fraud unit and Araujo surrendered to authorities Friday. He's charged with theft by taking and financial exploitation of an elderly person. Jones says police are looking into whether there may be additional victims because Araujo's bank records show more than $50,000 in recent cash deposits.
According to Fulton County jail records, Araujo is free on $30,000 bond. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
RETAINING WALL COLLAPSE
Man pulled from ditch after retaining wall falls
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County fire rescue officials say a man has been pulled from a ditch after a retaining wall collapsed on him.
Authorities say the unidentified man was doing yard work Tuesday when he became pinned face-down against a foundation wall by a large piece of concrete and dirt.
Gwinnett Fire Rescue spokesman Tommy Rutledge says the man was alert and conscious while firefighters worked to remove him from the ditch.
The man was taken to a local hospital. Information on the extent of the man's injuries wasn't immediately available.
SHOOTING OUTSIDE PRESCHOOL
Ga. widow re-arraigned in husband's death
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A woman accused of arranging for her husband to be killed outside a suburban Atlanta preschool has been arraigned for the third time.
Andrea Sneiderman appeared before a DeKalb County Superior Court judge Tuesday and her attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. She was being arraigned again after prosecutors filed a revised indictment.
Sneiderman is accused of arranging for her former boss, Hemy Neuman, to kill her husband, Russell Sneiderman, outside a Dunwoody preschool in 2010. A jury last year found Neuman guilty but mentally ill of killing Rusty Sneiderman.
Andrea Sneiderman has repeatedly said she was not involved in her husband's death.
The revised indictment clarifies some of the language in the charges against her.
Tea party groups protest IRS at Atlanta rally
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia tea party activists are protesting the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service during a rally in Atlanta.
Tuesday's rally was 1 of several held across the country. In Cincinnati, tea party activists gathered outside the IRS office that handled group applications for tax-exempt status. IRS officials have acknowledged that some conservative groups received inappropriate attention and questioning.
In Atlanta, about 200 activists heard from several speakers including Gov. Nathan Deal, who said "you don't have anything to worry about on the state level" when it comes to taxes.
Debbie Dooley with Tea Party Patriots says the extra scrutiny cost her group at least $250,000 in legal fees. She says the IRS wanted the group's donor list, volunteer names, and copies of supporters' comments on Facebook.
Rapper Chief Keef arrested at hotel near Atlanta
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say rapper Chief Keef, whose name is Keith Cozart, has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
Dunwoody police spokesman Timothy Fecht says officers arrested Cozart after responding to a call about illegal drug activity at the Le Méridien hotel just north of Atlanta Monday afternoon. Fecht says officers saw smoke and smelled marijuana wafting from a room.
It wasn't immediately clear what Cozart was doing in Georgia. Representatives at his booking agency said they didn't have contact info for an attorney for the 17-year-old Chicago native and didn't know much about the incident.
Cozart was arrested in January and spent about two months in juvenile detention for violating probation on a weapons conviction. He had received probation for pointing a gun at police in 2012.
The 50th Super Bowl goes to San Francisco Bay Area
BOSTON (AP) - The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NFL owners have voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season.
San Francisco beat out South Florida, which was stymied in its bid to stage an 11th Super Bowl when the Florida Legislature did not support financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium.
The 2017 Super Bowl will be held in Houston, which also beat out Miami for that game.
The only previous Super Bowl played in northern California was at Stanford Stadium in 1985.
Houston hosted the 2004 NFL championship game.
Earlier Tuesday, owners approved a $200 million loan for stadium construction in Atlanta.
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