Around the Region: Four Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide, Man Struck by Train and Home Gutted by Fire

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Four Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide - Johns Creek Patch

Four people were found dead Monday in the Aylesbury Farms apartments on Abbotts Bridge Road, the Johns Creek Police Department reported.

Police found the bodies of two adults and two children on Monday, Feb. 4, while conducting a welfare check, said Johns Creek's Communications Manager Rosemary Taylor, who added that all four bodies were found in one unit, No. 601. 



- Peachtree Corners Patch

A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the 6900 block of Buford Highway in the City of Peachtree Corners.

Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department said the train was traveling northeast at about 35 mph when the man was hit.

"We don't know if it was intentional or not," said Smith who said the conductor had seen the man well before the collision and had sounded his horn but the man did not respond.

Peachtree Corners Patch has additional details.


Fire Guts Forsyth Home - Cumming Patch

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of a fire early Monday morning that destroyed a home in unincorporated Forsyth County, authorities said.

The fire, which is believed to have started accidentally, spread quickly throughout the 10,500 square foot home, which is being called a total loss.

Visit Cumming Patch for additional details.


Locally Produced Doritos Ad a Super Bowl Favorite - Decatur Patch

Ben Callner made it to the Super Bowl.

Callner, who works with PoGo Pictures in Decatur, directed  “Goat 4 Sale,” one of two Doritos commercials aired Sunday night during the Super Bowl.

"Goat 4 Sale" was the seventh most popular commercial shown during the game as measured by USA Today's Ad Meter,  Ashley Wilson of PoGo Pictures said Monday morning.

Decatur Patch has more on this story.


Another Goat Escapes in Metro Atlanta - East Atlanta Patch

Remember Doodles the goat and her adventures on Glenwood Avenue in Parkview last week?

Well, consider this the sequel.

East Lake resident Will Edmond found another wandering goat, Hachi, on Memorial Drive and Third Ave on Monday morning.

Hachi was standing in front of a hair braiding shop.

Visit East Atlanta Patch for more on this story.


National Pancake Day: Enjoy Free Pancakes at IHOP - Buford Patch

Tuesday, Feb. 5 is the National Pancake Day celebration at IHOP.

Since 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities by asking National Pancake Day guests to consider leaving a donation for specified charities. This year, IHOP is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes during the Feb. 5, 2013 celebration and asks that guests consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The company's fundraising goal this year is $3 million.

Read more on Buford Patch.


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