police-siren1The Atlanta Police Department has apprehended two adults and a juvenile in the Oct. 3 carjacking of an elderly victim at the Lutheran Towers senior living facility in Midtown. Investigators believe that Dominique Jackson, Malik Rollins and a juvenile traveled to Atlanta from Tennessee for the express purpose of engaging in criminal conduct. The suspects are currently awaiting extradition from Tennessee to Georgia. All three suspects have been charged with Hijacking of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Investigators are working to determine if the group is responsible for any additional crimes.

Atlanta Public School will create its own police force after cutting ties with the Atlanta Police Department, according to a report at CBS46. The school board voted on Monday night to create a plan to hire 50 officers for the next school year, using $7-million in federal grant money. School board members said the system having its own police force would allow them to be trained to specifically respond to issues with students.

Kid Rock, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Bastille, Ludacris, The Disco Biscuits and Cypress Hill will headline the 2016 Sweetwater 420 Festival at Centennial Olympic Park April 22-24. “Super Early Bird” 3-day general admission passes and 3-day VIP “Big Fish” passes can be purchased at sweetwater420fest.com. Tiered pricing for 3-day general admission base price starts at $75 and 3-day VIP Big Fish at $203.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.