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News Nearby: Georgia HERO Driver Finds Dead Man in Car on GA 400

Here's headlines from around the region for Thursday, Dec 13, 2012.

Georgia HERO Driver Finds Dead Man in Car on GA 400 

A Georgia HERO driver on patrol on GA 400 northbound spotted what she thought might be a stranded motorist at the Kimball Bridge Road overpass at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. But what she discovered when she stopped to offer help was a man who had died with an apparent gunshot was in the car.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident, said spokesman George Gordon via email. Read more on Alpharetta-Milton Patch.

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro Visits Woodstock 

FoxTale Book Shoppe on Tuesday was taken over by more than 350 people on Tuesday who braved the cold weather to see Buddy Valastro.

Valastro and his family business, Carlo's Bake Shop, have become a worldwide phenomenon due to the popularity of TLC's Cake BossKitchen Boss and Next Great Baker. Read more on Woodstock-TowneLake Patch.

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Snellville Woman

Damion Barton, of Conyers, pleaded guilty to holding Eva Francis, 61, against her will, murdering her and robbing her family in September of 2010. 

His guilty plea spared him from getting the death penalty, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Read more on Snellville Patch.

3 Arrested, 2 Still At-Large after High-Speed Chase

Darius Reid, 21, and Demarquez Mobley, 19, both of Atlanta, and another 16-year-old male juvenile led police on a high-speed case Wednesday afternoon that ended in an Interstate 20 crash, according to Douglasville Police Chief Chris Darius Reid, 21, and Demarquez Mobley, 19, both of Atlanta, and another 16-year-old male juvenile led police on a high-speed case Wednesday afternoon that ended in an Interstate 20 crash, according to Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack. Three suspects were arrested and two fled on foot. Read more on Douglasville Patch.

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