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Doraville Police: Suspect may be behind 30 burglaries


DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Doraville Police arrested a man who may be behind dozens of burglaries across metro Atlanta.

The suspect, 35-year-old Choice Phillips, was taken into custody Wednesday after a high speed chase. Officers responded to a burglary alarm at Pinetree Plaza in the 5100 block of Buford Highway. When they arrived, they spotted a car speeding away from the shopping center.

Doraville Police officers initiated a chase, following the vehicle as it traveled north in the southbound lanes of Buford Highway. The driver led police to the I-285 and I-85 south ramp, where he crashed the car. He was treated at an area hospital, then taken into custody.

Investigators identified the driver as Phillips and found more than $2,000 worth of beauty and hair supplies in his wrecked car, according to Doraville Police Officer Gene Callaway.

Naked man found with stab wounds in Gwinnett County


DORAVILLE, Ga. -- A naked man was found with multiple stab wounds in front of a home in Doraville Thursday morning. 

The incident happened at 6463 Sage Street. A passerby called 911 to report that a naked man covered in blood was standing in front of the home. 

When officers arrived, they found a man in his 30s with multiple stab wounds in the driveway. The man told police that his roommate had stabbed him inside the house.

The victim was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. He was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon. His name has not been released.

The other man, 36-year-old Joseph Dillinger, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the hospital. He's been charged with aggravated assault and transported to Gwinnett County Jail.

2 men shot during volleyball game


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Two people are recovering after being shot in Gwinnett County over the weekend.

Both victims were part of a group of about 30 people who gathered Sunday evening for a volleyball game at a house in the 4700 block of Winters Chapel Road. The victims and a third man were watching the backyard game from the home's driveway. At one point, someone fired several shots in their direction.

One victim, 53-year-old Juan Aguirre, was shot in the chest and leg. The second, 47-year-old Arnoldo Ortuno, was shot in the leg and ran away. He was later found on Spring Drive, about two blocks from the scene. Both men were taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The third man was not hurt and was later interviewed by police.

Investigators said all witnesses and suspects ran from the home after the shooting. No one has been arrested.

NTSB releases preliminary report on I-285 plane crash


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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The National Transportation Safety Board has published its preliminary report about the May 8 plane crash that killed four people.

911 calls describe I-285 plane crash


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DORAVILLE, Ga. -- 911 calls made by witnesses to the deadly plane crash on Interstate 285 capture the shock and emotion in moments after.

The Doraville Police Department released audio recordings Sunday. In them you hear two women who called 911 in the minutes after that tragic plane crash.

Memorial service planned for I-285 plane crash victims


ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A memorial service for the father and two sons killed in a plane crash on Interstate 285 will be held Monday in Asheville, N.C.

Greg Byrd and two of his sons -- Phillip and Christopher - along with Christopher's fiancée Jackie Kulzer -- were all headed to Oxford, Miss. to attend the graduation of the youngest son Robert - from Ole Miss when their plane crashed Friday morning.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.