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Alpharetta PD gives high points of new Ga. fireworks law

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public safety has released a list of key points regarding a new law that will allow fireworks in Georgia.

Georgia HB-110 defines fireworks as any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect.

And with July 4 less than a month away, that means a very wide selection of celebratory explosives will be going off around the state.

While the new law makes the sale of fireworks legal in the state, there are certain provisions and times that revelers should be aware of, Alpharetta officials said.

Those facts include the following:

1. The new state law allows for fireworks to be sold statewide in Georgia.

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Police impersonator pulls over teen in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A man who police say was impersonating a police officer pulled over a 16-year-old driver in Alpharetta in the dark, Sunday night, and then told her he wanted to get into her car with her.

She noticed he didn't have a badge, she refused to let him into her car, and he left.

She is OK.

Tuesday evening, Alpharetta police issued what they called an "urgent" warning, emailing neighborhood associations and the news media to try to catch the man, fast, before he pulls over anyone else.


2 job fairs in metro Atlanta Thursday

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Domino's is holding a job fair in Alpharetta Thursday.

The pizza chain needs 300 new workers for more than 60 stores in metro Atlanta. Open positions include delivery drivers, assistant managers and general managers.

The hiring event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the franchise office located at 3585 Trotter Drive.

HMSHost and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are also holding a job fair for employees for a new Carrabba's restaurant at the airport.

The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southlake Pavilion Carrabba's, 1887 Mt. Zion Road, Morrow.

Carrabba's needs cooks, bartenders, hosts and hostesses, servers, and utility dishwashers for the airport location.

Alpharetta Elementary on lockdown after threat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after receiving a threatening phone call.

Someone called the school at 9:39 a.m. and threatened harm, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon.

Police arrived at the school and searched the building. No threat was found, but a protective sweep was issued as a precaution.

Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Samantha Evans said about 30 students were in the building, participating in a summer school session.

Investigators said they will search for the individual behind the threats and press charges.

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Alpharetta police searching for attempted robbers who pepper-sprayed victims


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance identifying attempted robbery suspects.

On April 29, an attempted robbery happened at the Marriott hotel on Windward Parkway in the Alpharetta. Around 8:30 p.m., a family was loading their vehicle at the front entrance with leftover jewelry after hosting a jewelry show event at the hotel.

While loading their vehicle, a black newer model Toyota 4-Runner backed-up to the rear of the victim's vehicle. Captured security video shows a black male driver and passenger exiting the Toyota.

Woman says dog rescue wouldn't return her dog after rescuing it

ALPHARETTA, GA (WXIA) -- A Gwinnett County woman says the founder of an Alpharetta dog rescue would not return her dog after it had been found and turned in to the rescue. The rescue's founder was eventually arrested and charged with theft by conversion.


The situation was one that dog owner Fleeta Botts said she feared most.

"He's one of those happy dogs," she said. "He just likes to go as much as he can."

Her dog Snuggles ran out the front door two weeks ago and did not return.

Fire destroys Alpharetta neighborhood clubhouse


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Arson investigators are looking into what may have caused a fire that destroyed an Alpharetta neighborhood clubhouse Saturday morning.

It happened off Seal Drive in the Kimball Farms neighborhood.

The Alpharetta Fire Department said crews responded around 3:50 a.m. to find the clubhouse in flames. The building was a complete loss.

Firefighters said the arson investigators are part of standard procedure.

"Orange flames coming up; it just looked like a bomb was over there," said Kenedy Thorne.

She said the noise from emergency crews woke them up.