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ATLANTA (AP) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a metro Atlanta police officer gunned down after a traffic stop. News outlets report the family of 24-year-old DeKalb County officer Edgar Isidro Flores has scheduled visitation at a funeral home Sunday and Monday evenings, followed by a funeral service Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody.
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say at least six people were taken to metro Atlanta hospitals with broken bones and other injuries after a home's back deck collapsed. News outlets report about 15 people were standing on the deck in a Conyers neighborhood when it collapsed Saturday afternoon.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - At the dead end of a dirt road in northeast Georgia, one local community has created its own neighborhood known as Earthsong within the wilderness. The sustainable living community is tucked away in between small roads behind Athens' Georgia Square Mall. The land is used by the community's nine residents as a garden, walking trail, library and elaborate homes - all made from the earth.
BLYTHE, Ga. (AP) - A 62-year-old Georgia man who says he was shocked by police and handcuffed after a debilitating diabetic episode is speaking out. Walter McNeil, of Hephzibah, says Blythe Police got it wrong Dec. 5. He says he wants to ensure officers can distinguish between a medical emergency and an uncooperative person.
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