Authorities search for victims in case of Roswell teacher accused of molestation

ROSWELL — The GBI is assisting the Roswell Police Department with identifying additional sexual assault victims in an ongoing criminal investigation.  The Roswell Police Department arrested 63-year-old Robert Vandel, of Canton, on multiple charges, including rape and aggravated child molestation in September.  Investigators

What are the safest cities in Georgia?

With reported murders up 64% compared to this time two years ago in Atlanta, SafeWise decided to look into the cities where Georgia residents can feel safe.  SafeWise just released its 7th annual “50 Safest Cities in Georgia” report for 2021. To

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

All candidates in Woodstock are running unopposed

WOODSTOCK — When voters head to the polls in November for Woodstock’s city elections, they will not have any difficult decisions to make. That’s because every candidate will be running unopposed. It may have escaped most residents, but before you can run

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

Hopebridge will open two new autism therapy locations for Georgia children

As the prevalence of autism increases and the national focus is placed on early identification and intervention, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is bringing its innovative mix of multidisciplinary services closer to home for Georgia’s children. One of the largest autism therapy providers in the nation and headquartered

Want to know more about Woodstock? Take a downtown tour

WOODSTOCK — If you want to know more about the history of Woodstock, or just need a reason to go downtown, The Downtown Tour Series offers free guided walking tours exploring various aspects of the area. On the last Thursday of the

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Woodstock

Part of Highway 92 in Woodstock is closed down and lined with police cars due to a shooting in the area. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed it is investigating a shooting near Bells Ferry Road and Highway 92. According to

Missing 14-year-old Woodstock boy found

Update: According to the Woodstock Police Department, Karter Shafer has been found and returned home safely. The original story is below. WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Police Department is asking for your help finding a 14-year-old boy who went missing Friday. Police are

Pets die in Woodstock house fire

WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock homeowner lost several pets in a house fire last night, according to the Woodstock Fire Department. The Woodstock Fire Department and the Cherokee County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a home in Buckingham Place in

Missing Woodstock teen found

WOODSTOCK — A 16 year-old girl who went missing Wednesday in Woodstock has been found and returned home safely. In the early morning hours Friday, the Woodstock Police Department announced that 16-year-old Lily Griffin had been found. Lily disappeared from the area

Have you seen her? This Woodstock teen is missing

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a 16-year-old girl who went missing yesterday. Police say 16-year-old Lily Griffin was last seen Wednesday evening in the area of Weatherstone Trace. If you have any information on