Soldier found slain
SAVANNAH - Police said a 21-year-old soldier from Hunter Army Airfield was found dead on Savannah's Hutchinson Island, not long before his 1-year-old child was discovered unharmed in an abandoned car seat several miles away.
Police realized that 21-year-old Necco McCrawl's car and child were missing quickly after his body was found about 3:30 p.m. Thursday on a dirt road on the Savannah River island. Almost as soon as the search began, the child was found sitting in the car seat in Garden City and turned over to the mother.
On Friday, authorities were still searching for McCrawl's 2002 Cadillac Deville. They do not believe it was a random carjacking, but that McCrawl knew the killer.
Last of cars pulled from collapsed parking deck
ATLANTA - The last of the vehicles have been removed from the collapsed parking deck in midtown Atlanta.
Harry Conley, president and CEO of Fifth Street Management Company, said nearly 700 cars have been taken from the Centergy deck, with 45 of those determined damaged and unusable. Conley said a few of the cars have not been claimed yet.
Investigators may not know for weeks what caused part of the deck to collapse, crushing cars. No one was injured in the Monday afternoon incident.
Conley said repairs won't be made to the structure until the investigation is complete.
Four who died in I-75 crash identified
VALDOSTA - The Georgia State Patrol said a highway dispute could have led to a fiery three-vehicle collision that killed four Kentucky residents on Interstate 75.
Patrol Sgt. Carl Taylor said the driver of a black Honda was reporting to Lowndes County 911 that a silver Saturn was attempting to block him when both vehicles were struck by a rental truck about 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Taylor said the cars were nearly stopped in the middle and right southbound lanes when the rental truck struck them.
The State Patrol said Friday 40-year-old Jerome Roberts, 41-year-old Cheryl Collins, 20-year-old Mahronda Collins and and 10-year-old August Roberts, all of Midway, Ky., were killed.
Occupants of the truck and other car escaped serious injury.
2 nurse sharks released from aquarium into ocean
SAVANNAH - Two nurse sharks at the University of Georgia aquarium on Skidaway Island have been given a more spacious home - the Atlantic Ocean.
Aquarium staffers released the two - Hoover and a newer nurse shark they call Hoover's girlfriend - about six miles east of Ossabaw Island on Thursday at an artificial reef.
Hoover is still a juvenile, but he and his girlfriend had outgrown their 1,600 gallon tank on Skidaway and attempts to find them a home at the Charleston and Georgia aquariums failed.
The sharks can be found in shallow coastal waters of the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific.