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Roswell police investigate fatal crash on Holcomb Bridge Road

Roswell police investigate fatal crash on Holcomb Bridge Road

The Roswell Police Department, in partnership with the Georgia State Patrol, is investigating a fatal crash on Holcomb Bridge Road in east Roswell. Early Sunday morning, Officers with the Roswell Police Department received an alert from the Alpharetta Police Department to be on the lookout for a group of vehicles traveling together and engaging in reckless driving behavior. A Roswell Police Officer on active patrol located the group traveling eastbound on Holcomb Bridge Road shortly after midnight. At the intersection with Ga. 400 the officer witnessed one vehicle, an Infiniti G37, laying drag. The officer activated his sirens to conduct a traffic…
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Want to meet the candidates for Roswell mayor and city council?

Want to meet the candidates for Roswell mayor and city council?

ROSWELL -- Several Roswell civic organizations are coming together to give Roswell residents a chance to meet the candidates for mayor and city council. The Roswell Woman's Club, Roswell NEXT, and the League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton have organized an event on Thursday, October 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roswell Baptist Church Gymnasium at 710 Mimosa Blvd. This is an opportunity for attendees to speak one on one with all 10 candidates. The candidates are as follows: MayorLori Henry (Incumbent)Kurt WilsonJason Yowell City Councilmember: Post 4Peter VanstromMarie Willsey (Incumbent) City Councilmember: Post 5Michael Dal CerroYalonda…
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Heavy rains bring flooding and washed out roads to metro Atlanta

Heavy rains bring flooding and washed out roads to metro Atlanta

Metro Atlanta residents awoke Wednesday morning to flooding brought about by heavy rains Tuesday night. Flash flood warnings were in effect in the early morning hours and many commuters found themselves either unable to leave their homes or having to take alternate routes. Below is a rundown of what happened in the hardest hit areas along with photos. Cobb CountyTuesday's storms knocked out power to the East Cobb Government Center thanks to a lightning strike to a nearby transformer facility. The center, which includes a tag office, will likely be closed for the remainder of the day, though county officials…
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Former Roswell charter school teacher charged with child molestation

Former Roswell charter school teacher charged with child molestation

ROSWELL -- The Roswell Police Department has arrested a former local charter school teacher on rape charges, and is encouraging any additional victims to come forward. On Tuesday, August 31, Roswell Police Officers began an investigation into the sexual assault of a child, reported to have taken place in early 2020 at the Fulton Academy of Science and Technology Charter School located in Roswell. Further investigation has led detectives to charge 63-year-old Robert Vandel of Canton, with the following offenses: RapeAggravated Assault with Intent to Rape a Child Under 14Aggravated Child MolestationSexual Assault by Persons in Supervisory AuthorityEnticing a Child for Indecent PurposesFalse…
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Roswell lowers property tax rate

Roswell lowers property tax rate

ROSWELL -- Roswell City Council has approved a property tax rate—also known as a millage rate—for fiscal year (FY) 2022 of 4.718 mills. This rate is 4.8 % lower than the prior year’s millage rate of 4.955 and the lowest the rate has been in more than 30 years. Roswell’s property tax rate was formally approved at the Monday, Aug. 30 Mayor and Council Meeting, which was the final of three public hearings on the topic. The City of Roswell’s proposed millage rate of 4.718 enables the City to meet its FY2022 budget, while still reducing the rate from FY2021. The…
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Roswell businesswoman pleads guilty to bank fraud

Roswell businesswoman pleads guilty to bank fraud

ROSWELL -- A Roswell businesswoman pleaded guilty to a charge of bank fraud related to the Paycheck Protection Program. According to the United States Department of Justice, Hunter VanPelt, a/k/a Hunter Lauren VanPelt, a/k/a Ellen Corkrum, a/k/a Ellen Yabba Kwame Corkrum defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program of more than $6 million. “The Paycheck Protection Program helps businesses keep their workforces employed during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine.  “When these funds are diverted by fraud, such as in this case, workers and the businesses that employ them unfortunately suffer.” According to Acting U.S. Attorney Erskine, the charge…
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Son charged with murder of parents in Roswell

Son charged with murder of parents in Roswell

ROSWELL -- The Roswell Police Department has secured arrest warrants for a suspect in the murders of Delroy Hall and Murline Gregory-Hall.  Police have moved 30-year-old Duane Hall from being a person of interest in the case to naming him a suspect. He is charged with two counts of Murder. Investigators say they are actively working toward his apprehension, but he is not yet in custody. "We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and arresting Duane Hall," police spokesman Timothy Lupo said. "He is described as a black male, 5’11” tall and approximately 165 pounds, and may be operating a dark…
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Roswell police identify victims in double homicide

Roswell police identify victims in double homicide

ROSWELL -- The Roswell Police Department released the names of the victims in the double homicide investigation that began Aug. 2. The victims were 70-year-old Delroy Hall, and 63-year-old Murline Gregory-Hall. Police are still actively looking for a person-of-interest in the case, Duane Hall, who police also identified as the son of the deceased. Shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday morning, Roswell Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Barrington Landing Court in reference to an unresponsive adult. When officers arrived, they found Delroy and Murline Hall dead.  Anyone with information regarding this case or the whereabouts…
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Roswell police search for person of interest in double homicide

Roswell police search for person of interest in double homicide

ROSWELL -- The Roswell Police Department is investigating a double homicide, and is currently searching for an identified person of interest. Shortly after 11 a.m. on Monday morning, Roswell Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of Barrington Landing Court in reference to an unresponsive adult. When officers arrived, they found two adults inside the home who were dead. Police are still investigating their cause of death, however police are treating the deaths as homicides. Police are not releasing the identities of the deceased are until further investigation and notification of next of kin.  Investigators have identified a…
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Arrest made in 1988 killing of 8-year-old Roswell boy

Arrest made in 1988 killing of 8-year-old Roswell boy

ROSWELL -- The mystery surrounding the disappearance and death of an 8-year-old boy in Roswell 33 years ago has been solved using DNA evidence, according to the Roswell Police Department. Police have arrested 56-year-old James Michael Coates, of Woodstock, for the 1988 slaying of 8-year old Joshua Harmon. Coates was taken into custody July 21 and booked into the Fulton County Jail on multiple charges including murder. Roswell detectives arrested Coates after DNA evidence collected from the crime scene linked him to the murder. Police say Coates lived in the same apartment complex as Joshua and his family. Coates The Case: On Sunday,…
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Norcross man killed in shooting at Roswell bar

Norcross man killed in shooting at Roswell bar

ROSWELL -- A 37-year-old Norcross man was shot multiple times at a Roswell bar Friday night. The man later died from his wounds and a suspect has been arrested. Roswell Police officers responded to Hooligans Tavern, at 8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd, in response to a shooting at about 10:50 p.m. The 911 caller indicated that a man shot another man inside the bar. A description of the shooter was provided by witnesses on the scene.  Upon the arrival of emergency personnel, the victim was located with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local area hospital in critical…
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Rare oysters are coming to metro Atlanta

Rare oysters are coming to metro Atlanta

C&S Restaurant Group will be serving extremely rare and fresh gulf oysters straight from Adams Bay and surrounding areas in Louisiana thanks to Jack Rogers, a local farmer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Rogers is focused on delivering fresh and better quality seafood including Crawfish, Oysters, Shrimp, Swordfish and Yellowfin Tuna to the Atlanta area every week. These salt water oysters are planted every year, grown to 3.5-4 inches and then caught wild, creating a meaty flavor yet a salty taste with a delicious sweet finish. This process causes the oysters to become more sustainable, increases the salinity and makes for…
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Roswell man charged in shooting death of his girlfriend

Roswell man charged in shooting death of his girlfriend

ROSWELL -- Police in Roswell have arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with murder in the early morning shooting of his girlfriend. Roswell Police Detectives have arrested Jason Hall for the murder of Kelly Vucelich, of Roswell, during an incident that officers responded to in the early morning hours Saturday. Roswell Police Officers responded to the Crest of Riverside apartment community just before 1 a.m. to check on the Vucelich resident after police say Hall notified a family member that his girlfriend may have been shot in her apartment. That family member called Roswell 911 and officers arrived to…
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Stabbing suspect on the loose in Roswell

Stabbing suspect on the loose in Roswell

ROSWELL -- Police in Roswell are searching for a suspect in a stabbing death that took place just after midnight Saturday. According to police, Roswell dispatchers received a call about a group of people fighting in the parking lot outside a bar at 1085 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Multiple officers converged on the scene but all the people involved were gone when officers arrived. About 30 minutes later, officers were notified that a Hispanic male arrived to a local hospital suffering wounds from an apparent stabbing. After all lifesaving measures were exhausted, the victim was pronounced dead. Officers were able to…
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Roswell courthouse closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Roswell courthouse closed after employee tests positive for coronavirus

ROSWELL -- The city of Roswell's Municipal Court will be closed from Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 28 through 30, due to a court employee testing positive for COVID-19. City officials say the closure will allow time for employees who may have come into contact with the positive employee to be tested. According to Roswell spokeswoman Karen Zitomer, the employee had no contact with members of the public as outlined by the most recent CDC contract-tracing guidelines. Court staff are in the process of contacting individuals with court dates during the affected days to reschedule. The city expects the municipal court to be…
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