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Puppy mill rescues get first chance at adoption

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Dozens of dogs rescued from a Macon puppy mill had their first chance to find a new home on Saturday.

Police: Drunk APD officer Tased after trying to kiss women

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta police say they arrested an Atlanta police officer after his drunken attempts at kissing several people led to a shoving match.

According to the Alpharetta Police report obtained by 11Alive News, Scott Perry was arrested Saturday night. Police were called to the Hyatt Place on North Point Parkway just after 9:30 p.m. Hotel guest Genesco Carvalhais told police he and his girlfriend were eating at the hotel's restaurant when they were approached by an intoxicated man. The man, later identified as Perry, made inappropriate comments to his girlfriend, tried to kiss her, then took a plate of food off their table. When Carvalhais tried to get his food back, Perry allegedly tried to kiss him. In the pushing match that followed, Carvalhais's shirt was ripped and his watch and necklace were damaged.

Missing Forsyth Co. woman found

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Michele Ganyard, the 50-year-old missing woman from Forsyth County, has been found. 

Speeder passed this note to police officer


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- When an Alpharetta police officer gave a woman a speeding ticket, she gave him something in return. 

Police say the woman was speeding on Kimball Bridge Road at 9:50 Friday morning. After he handed her the citation, she passed him a hand-written note thanking him for doing his job.

Mr. Officer, 

Shame on me for speeding. There is a lot of publicity (negative) about police officers and your job is very dangerous. I want you to know that my family and I feel very blessed to be protected by wonderful people like you. So Thank You! -Caring Alpharetta resident 

Report says Alpharetta is tops for female entrepreneurs

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- When it's meeting time at Edge Solutions in Alpharetta, Molly the English Spaniel is as welcome as anyone.

"It was important to me to create the kind of environment that make people want to show up on Monday and want to go to work," said CEO Julie Haley, who started the IT company with her husband eight years ago.

They now have 34 employees, with women or minorities making up half the staff and management structure.

"This area has a lot of networking and support opportunities for women," Haley told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "We have meet-and-greets, networking and programs. We've just opened up a new incubator here."

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Plea deal in daycare death case

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- A grandfather is fighting in memory of his three year old grandson.

He died at an Alpharetta daycare last year. A trial is scheduled for this fall, but the grandfather believes the day care owner charged with his death may not be prosecuted to the letter of the law.

He's concerned that a new Georgia law that went in to effect days before his grandson died is not being honored. Instead of the stiff penalty laid out in that law, 11Alive has learned that a plea deal is being offered instead.

"I hope that they don't demean his life with this plea bargain. I want it withdrawn immediately," said Wayne Stephens.

Stephens was one of the last to see his grandson alive last summer before the child was left at Ms Jenna's Home Child Care in Alpharetta.