Regional Roundup: Stolen Car Driven Into Restaurant, Baby Delivered at Gas Station, and Controversial Sign Flipper on 'Ellen'

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Would-Be Thieves Smash Stolen Vehicle Through Restaurant - Midtown Patch

Less than a month after a Midtown package store was victimized when thieves utilized a vehicle to conduct a destructive smash-and-grab, a westside restaurant suffered a similar fate on Tuesday morning.

Around 6:45 a.m., Atlanta police responded to a call at the West Midtown Corner Tavern after would-be thieves smashed a stolen dark sedan through the front door of the eatery located at 1133 Huff Road.

Midtown Patch has more on this story.


Father Delivers Baby at Shell Gas Station with Help of E911 – Douglasville Patch

Brynlee Josephine Favia was welcomed into the world on Friday morning, Feb. 1, at 6:05 a.m. and delivered in the parking lot of the Shell gas station on Post Road in Douglasville by her father, Brandon.

Brandon started the delivery with the assistance and direction over the phone with Douglas County E911 Operator Amanda Weathers while E911 Operators Becky Radford and Daisy Millsap dispatched the call. 

Read more on Douglasville Patch.


 - Johns Creek Patch

The causes of death in the apparent murder-suicide that claimed the lives of a family of four in a Johns Creek apartment complex were hanging, injury by sharp objects and blunt force trauma, said Police Chief Ed Densmore on Tuesday.

The two children, Sartaj and Gurtej Grover, suffered injury by sharp objects; their mother, Damanjit Kaur Grover, suffered blunt force trauma, and the father, Shivinder Singh Grover, died by hanging. 

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Sign Flipper Appears on 'Ellen' After Video Goes Viral - Cartersville Patch

The man who was at odds with the city of Cartersville over his sign flipping business for some time has gained national, and even international, attention for his tossing and twirling abilities.

Falkenstein's sign flipping shows in Cartersville apparently ended sometime in 2011, but have proved a big hit with a viral YouTube video that's had more than 5 million views. He appeared on 'Ellen' to talk about it, laughingly blaming "ADHD" for his inability to simply hold a sign.



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