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Two more bodies found in rubble of East Point fire


EAST POINT, Ga. -- Two more bodies have been found at the site of an East Point fire.

The fire broke out at the single-story home in the 2900 block of Hogan Road just after midnight on Tuesday. 

Two people were able to escape through windows, and told firefighters that three more people were trapped inside. Crews found the remains of one person around noon on Tuesday.

"We thought that there was real strong sentiment and concern that those folks would be in there, and we didn't want to discount that," Ware said. "We wanted to come back out and do our due regards and make certain that if someone was in there, we would be able to find them."

Up to 3 people feared dead after East Point fire


EAST POINT, Ga. — A fire at an East Point home early Tuesday is thought to have claimed up to three lives.

Man sentenced to life plus 5 years for East Point sexual assaults


ATLANTA — The man accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in East Point is going to jail for the rest of his life, officials say.

Terry Young pleaded guilty to more than two dozen counts related to the sexual assaults that took place in early September in 2015. The judge sentenced him to life in prison, plus five years. After court proceedings, Young turned to his victims and stated, "Sorry, y'all. My bad."

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Officials say last year, Young raped four different women at gunpoint between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9 after forcing most of them to withdraw money from bank ATMs.

Woman found shot outside East Point sports bar


EAST POINT, Ga. — A woman is recovering from gunshot wounds after she was found shot in the head outside a sports bar, according to authorities.

Police chase leads to crash in East Point


EAST POINT, Ga. -- Police are investigating after the driver of a suspected stolen car crashed after a police chase.

Atlanta police officials said officers were chasing the car then lost it.

From there, officials said East Point police spotted the car but then also lost track of it.

But soon the vehicle was spotted again after it slammed into a tree on Headland Drive.

East Point police said the driver was revived by emergency responders and then rushed to Grady Hospital.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.

The identity and condition of the driver has not yet been released.

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Troops deploy from East Point for overseas duty


EAST POINT, Ga. – Sixty soldiers from across the United States flew out of Atlanta Tuesdya morning for a tour of duty in southwest Asia.

Off-duty cop and his civilian dog arrest suspected burglars


EAST POINT, Ga. -- An off-duty officer with the Atlanta Police department and his civilian dog were walking down the street when they caught two suspected robbers red-handed.

Alan Gruen, a sergeant with the Atlanta Police Department, noticed something was off when he looked out his window Monday. He grabbed his dog "Mr. Boris," grabbed his radio and took a walk.

Search is on for 3 Tri-Cities High intruders


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police arrested one teen and are looking for three more who made their way into Tri-Cities High School on Wednesday.

The intruders were not students, according to police. Fulton County Schools spokesperson Susan Hale said that it appears a student let the suspects in but it's unclear if the student knew them.

Hale said the intruders were quickly stopped. They then exited the building and a foot chase began.

There were rumors of a weapon, but East Point Police did not find a gun.  Hale said there was never evidence that the group was armed.

No one was hurt and no shots were fired.

Hale said the school was placed on lockdown after the intruders entered campus. She said they do not believe there was an immediate threat.

1 dead in Camp Creek Parkway wreck


SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Officials are trying to determine if weather played a role in a deadly single-car wreck Sunday morning on Camp Creek Parkway. 

It happened at about 3 a.m., near Enon Drive. At first, the 911 caller thought it was a brush fire, but when crews arrived, they found that a car had gone off the road and caught fire. 

The driver died in the accident. His identity has been withheld pending notification of relatives.

Police: Napping officer to be suspended


EAST POINT, Ga. – East Point Police say an officer caught napping on the job will be suspended.

The photo of a sleeping police officer made the rounds on social media. The East Point Police Department has been investigating the incident after a citizen sent them the picture on Sept. 9.

 

Police aren’t sure when the photo was taken, but say the officer will be suspended.

Staffers couldn’t figure out who it was, but the officer came forward and admitted it was him, according to East Point PD spokesperson Lt. Cliff Chandler,

“He said he worked his normal day shift, and was doing an extra-duty job, that’s when he fell asleep,” Chandler said.

The officer been on the force for 10 years.