News for Wednesday, June 27, 2012


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Locals caught in fed sting

Eight Clayton County residents were among more than 60 busted in a federal takedown of illegal gun trafficking in Atlanta, said officials Wednesday night.

Morrow spending $500,000 to replace fire truck

Morrow Fire Chief Mark Herendeen found a couple of cracks in the exterior shell of the city’s 1998 American LaFrance fire truck Tuesday night.

Clayton cops kill teen suspect

A 13-year-old burglary suspect was reportedly shot in the back of the head and killed Wednesday afternoon by a Clayton County police officer responding to a 911 call about a break-in in a Tara Boulevard neighborhood.

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Clayton candidates face tough questions from Teen Council

Candidates fielded tough questions Tuesday night from Forest Park Teen Council on subjects as diverse as the application of the death penalty and a backlog of criminal warrants.

Former inmate sues county over dead baby

A Hampton woman who gave premature birth while an inmate at the Clayton County Jail blames the county and the sheriff for failing to provide adequate care for her and the unborn fetus, which died about 75 minutes later.

Groups to be gifted with grants Thursday

Eleven local charitable organizations will get a cash boost Thursday through an award by the sheriff’s foundation, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

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Henry, Clayton students share their CNN experience

Students from Clayton and Henry counties are participating this week in the seventh annual “Leadership Unplugged: CNN Experience,” which gives selected high school juniors and seniors a taste of life in the media.

Day care owner, daughter indicted in tot’s death

The owner of a Jonesboro day care center and her daughter were indicted Wednesday in last summer’s death of a toddler left inside a van following a field trip to a popular pizza place, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

Morrow woman indicted as lookout

A Morrow woman has been indicted for her alleged role as lookout during a two-day crime spree, the Clayton News Daily has learned.