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Suspicious death investigated in Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Police in Dunwoody are investigating a suspicious death at an apartment complex.

The investigation was underway Monday at The Barclay Apartments located at 4580 Barclay Drive. According to police, 24-year-old Ja'ron Acklin was found dead inside an apartment.

Anyone with information on the death is asked to call police at 678-382-6916.

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Dunwoody Police warn students about high school pranks

DUNWOODY, GA (WXIA) – Dunwoody Police are stepping up patrols near Dunwoody High School after officer say a student prank got out of hand Monday evening, leading nearby residents to call 911.

Now, the school’s principal and police are cracking down with a stern warning for students.

The principal held an assembly with students on Tuesday to talk about what happened on Monday night. It’s called “Junior-Senior Wars” and the school’s principal says it has been a tradition at Dunwoody High for the past few years.

11Alive News obtained a copy of the letter the principal sent home with students threatening suspension or expulsion for the continued behavior.

Dunwoody Police are concerned that the activity could have been become more serious. An officer pointed out on Tuesday that there was one element that takes the events of Monday night beyond a harmless joke.

Local woman hopes next step in amputation journey is into office

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Cindy Martinez is the local mom who lost a hand and both legs to a flesh-eating bacteria.

Her story of hope is one of the most shared articles on 11Alive’s Facebook page – and it’s serving as a source of inspiration.

Dunwoody Police: Missing elderly man returns home

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police report that a missing elderly man has returned home.

Bonnie Swancy, 84,  went missing around 4:15 p.m. He was last seen driving somewhere between the area of the Jim Ellis dealership on Peachtree Road and the Hertz car rental car on Perimeter Center Pkwy.

Police said Swancy suffers from dementia and is hard of hearing. Shortly after they announced he was missing a Mattie's Call was issued to alert the public in hopes that he would be found unharmed.

Crews repair Dunwoody water main break

DUNWOODY, Ga. – Crews repaired a water main break in Dunwoody on Sunday.

The break is on Kings Down Road, which is near Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

According to police, water was shooting more than 50 feet in the air around 2 a.m.

New Chick-fil-A bringing 100 jobs to Dunwoody

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta's newest Chick-fil-A opens this week in Dunwoody, bringing 100 jobs to the area.

The restaurant is located just outside Perimeter Mall at the intersection of Hammond Drive and Ashford Dunwoody Road, replacing the former Macy's Goodyear Auto Service Center. It includes dual drive-thru lanes, a 121-seat dining room and a patio.

Chick-fil-A will hold its famous First 100 food giveaway in honor of the new location. First 100 gives a year's worth of free Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 adults in line at a grand opening. The Dunwoody restaurant opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, while the First 100 line opens 24 hours before that. If more than 100 people are onsite by Tuesday at 6 a.m., the First 100 spots will be determined by a drawing.

Female flaggers turn heads, open minds

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- When work crews began putting in a new water main along busy Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody, something unexpected happened. Drivers began to embrace the inconvenience.

"People really like us," said traffic flagger Hilary Quinn. "They bring us food and water and wave at us."

The traffic flaggers are all women, who wear shorts and tank tops and break the mold. They're so popular, they've been featured in a local blog.

"When people drive down the road, we get a lot of second looks," said traffic flagger Gigi Burg. "They want to know, why are all these women out here?"

It's an obvious question with a complicated answer.