Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Corps says new gun law doesn't apply to its parks
ATLANTA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Georgia's new gun law allowing licensed owners to carry concealed weapons in parks does not apply to the sites it oversees.
That would include Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta, national parks along the Chattahoochee River, and parks and boat ramps owned by the Corps around lakes Lanier, Allatoona and Hartwell.
The Corps issued a brief statement Thursday because of confusion about where the law applies.
Police shut MARTA station in DeKalb County
DECATUR - Police shut down the Indian Creek MARTA station in DeKalb County on Friday because of a suspicious package.
Authorities closed the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority station during rush hour.
Train and bus riders were directed to the Kensington station while police checked out the package.
Missing teenager found in northwest Georgia
BUCHANAN - Authorities said a 17-year-old girl who went missing after going for a walk on Wednesday night in northwest Georgia was found unharmed.
Dozens of law enforcement officials and volunteers searched for Brittany Carrigg on Thursday and Friday.
Details about how and where the girl was found have not been released.