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Man Arrested After Loose Dog Dispute at Skate Park - East Atlanta Patch

Social media and the fast thinking of Zone 6 officers apparently allowed police to quickly identify and arrest a man sought after an altercation with a mom at a local park (see video).

Louis Rivera, 54, was arrested Friday and charged with simple battery in the incident that sparked outrage among many East Atlanta Patch readers and social media followers. This is at least Rivera's fourth arrest in the last few years — two of which were dog related.



Tanning Bed Argument Leads to Alleged Attack of Elderly Woman - Cartersville Patch

A Bartow County man jailed on an aggravated battery charge said his aunt provoked him into an attack after refusing to take him to the tanning salon.

Charles Wesley Guyton, 47, of Gum Springs Lane in Rydal, was arrested in connection with the Thursday incident at his home about 8:30 p.m., according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office report, attached.

Police found drops of blood in his living room, some on mail scattered on the floor.

Visit Cartersville Patch for more on this story.


Casting Call: Anchorman 2 is Looking for African-Americans for a 'Soul Train' Scene in Atlanta - Marietta Patch

"Anchorman 2," the motion picture film, is currently in town filming and is in need of African-American extras.

According to a website that lists all of the different shooting locations across the nation, www.onlocationvacations.com, the movie's casting agency, is looking for"amazing African-American 70s look and dancing skills for a Soul Train scene."

Read more on Midtown Patch.


- Midtown Patch

The video that has gone viral across the country is both funny and genuinely entertaining.  The YouTube video called "Daniel's Bar Mitzvah - Save The Date" was published on Feb. 1 and currently has over 314,000 views.

Daniel who is turning 13 in May of 2013, includes cameos from celebs like Shaq, Ne-Yo, and of course SW Atlanta native Mayor Kasim Reed.

Visit Midtown Patch for more on this story.


Two Men Arrested for Falsely Reporting Robbery - Canton-Sixes Patch

Two men have been arrested by the Canton Police Department after allegedly falsely reporting a robbery of several thousand dollars.

According to a department press release, officers responded to the 1400 block of Riverstone Parkway in the Riverstone Plaza Shopping Center just before noon after receiving a report of a robbery.

Once there, officers met David Richardson, who alleged that he had been struck on the head by two white men and had been robbed of $8,000.

Canton-Sixes Patch has more on this story.



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