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City considers ordinance changes

CONYERS — City public safety officials reviewed ordinance proposals Wednesday, including a curfew for minors and regulation of special events, that the Conyers City Council will consider next month.

Cops: Soldiers accused of bank robbery

CONYERS — The two men arrested in connection with a bank robbery last week turned out to be soldiers in the Army National Guard, and one of the men is accused of murder in a DeKalb County drive-by shooting.

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Man jailed for drunken teen party

CONYERS -- A man acting as chaperone at a house party where teens ended up drunk will spend the next year in jail. And it should be an early warning to anyone who hosts New Year's Eve parties this year, according to the judge.

Inmate suing sheriff wants trial moved

The Rockdale County Jail inmate who filed a federal lawsuit against Sheriff Jeff Wigington has asked that his trial on charges for which he was originally jailed be moved to another location, citing concerns of having an impartial jury in Rockdale County.

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RCSO deputy, 19-year-old trade gunfire

A deputy with Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and a suspect exchanged gunfire Sunday night during a routine patrol, but authorities say no one was injured in the incident.

Bond set in foreclosure fraud case

Rockdale County Superior Court Judge David Irwin ordered a $100,000 bond for charges relating to foreclosure fraud for an Atlanta man who claimed to be a sovereign citizen and apparently "no team player in the World Cup," the judge said.

Events planned to reduce crime

CONYERS -- Law enforcement officials are encouraging residents to take a stand and help reduce residential crimes by participating in this year's National Night Out event.

Man sentenced in girlfriend's death

CONYERS -- The man charged with murder in the 2009 shooting of his girlfriend entered a guilty plea Tuesday to a lesser charge and was sentenced to prison.

RCSO gets new license plate scanner

Law enforcement will soon have a new, tech-savvy way to help catch criminals. The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office will have a car patrolling the streets with a new mobile license plate reader that scans car tags to identify stolen vehicles.

Child molestation: Man, 73, sentenced to prison

The local man accused of molesting three female relatives under 12 years old will likely die in prison. Rockdale County Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation sentenced Edward Paul Wood, 73, to 20 years with 15 years to serve in confinement Wednesday afternoon.

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