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Boy sends cookies, apology letter after calling 911


DUNWOODY, Ga. – A young boy sent cookies and an apology note to the Dunwoody Police Department after apparently prank calling 911.

The Dunwoody Police Department posted the apology from the boy, Sammy, on its Facebook page. It read:

"I am sorry. I called 911. I will not call again if it's not an emergency. Thank you for your help. Love Sammy."

The police response? "We forgive you Sammy!"

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DeKalb cases show child sex trafficking in the suburbs


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Two busts in two weeks are shedding new light on the problem of child sex trafficking in the suburbs.

In Brookhaven, James Clay Webb, 51, was arrested Monday and charged with human sex trafficking, interfering with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Brookhaven Police would not release details but said Webb's arrest stemmed from a complaint from Bartow County DFCS about the possible sexual exploitation of a juvenile..

In Dunwoody, a police sting on June 25 led to the rescue of a 16-year-old victim of child sex trafficking.

Dunwoody Police bust prostitution ring


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Two women were rescued and 12 people were arrested when Dunwoody Police busted a prostitution operation at an area hotel.

Police investigated after receiving several tips about prostitution within Dunwoody city limits. Dunwoody Police spokesman Tim Fecht said the department worked with the FBI to execute an undercover sting at the hotel, which was not named.

During the bust, police found a missing 16-year-old girl who was working as a prostitute. They also recovered a 26-year-old woman who had been placed into sexual servitude, according to Fecht.

Three people were arrested and charged with pimping; nine more were charged with prostitution.

Friday storms cause damage in Dunwoody


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DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The latest round of storms to roll through the metro Atlanta area caused major damage for some homes in Dunwoody, Friday afternoon.

Extensive tree damage was reported in various parts of DeKalb County but Dunwoody seems to have taken the brunt of the storm with trees on homes, blocked roads, downed power lines and traffic signals out.

On Leisure lane a hug tree was uprooted onto a home but no one was hurt.

A surveillance camera also caught a tree falling on a home.

A Father and son said they were inside when the tree fell around 4 p.m.

Then the weather got even worse.

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Ga. Supreme Court reverses Hemy Neuman conviction


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia announced Monday it has reversed Hemy Neuman's conviction.

In a 6-to-1 decision, the high court ruled the trial judge erred by allowing the notes and records of two mental health experts who examined Neuman before his trial to be entered as evidence.

"Because the trial court erred in admitting evidence, which was protected by the attorney-client privilege, we now reverse," the opinion says.

Neuman was found guilty but mentally ill of gunning down Rusty Sneiderman outside a Dunwoody daycare center in November 2010. The State now has the option to retry Neuman, who is housed at Augusta State Medical Prison.

Suspicious person sought in Dunwoody


DUNWOODY, Ga. – Authorities are seeking a suspicious person in Dunwoody.

According to Dunwoody Police Department officials, a man called police about a man seen walking through his neighbor's yard and hiding in the bushes in the area of Leisure Lane and Leisure Drive around 3:45 p.m. on May 22.

After being noticed, the suspect walked out from the bushes and fled in a silver sedan, possibly a newer-model Mazda 626.

The suspect was between 25 and 35 years old, had reddish-brown short hair, stood between 6'2" and 6'4" and weighed between 190 and 210 pounds. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-57-TIPS (8477).

Georgia teen makes it to final 49 in national spelling bee


ATLANTA (WXIA) – A Woodward Academy 8th grader is in the national spotlight as one of the top 49 students at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The competition began 285 contestants.

Mona Mahadevan lives in Dunwoody, but attends Woodward Academy in College Park.