OTP East News

  • GBI investigates shooting involving DeKalb County Police officer
    by Dan Whisenhunt on May 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Greater Decatur, GA — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will investigate a shooting involving a DeKalb County Police Officer. The shooting occurred on Sunday morning, May 24. “Shortly before 6:30 a.m. this morning, a DKPD officer was involved in a shooting incident at a convenience store located on 3800 block of North Decatur Road,” a

  • Tucker mayor issues executive order to allow restaurants to expand outdoor seating
    by Dan Whisenhunt on May 22, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      Tucker, GA — Tucker Mayor Frank Auman has issued an executive order allowing restaurants to expand outdoor dining. Many restaurants have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, which shuttered dining rooms. Gov. Brian Kemp allowed restaurants to reopen dining rooms on April 27. “The [mayor’s] order, which is in effect until the Georgia state of

  • ‘Foul play’ suspected in disappearance of teenager who attended Decatur High
    by Dan Whisenhunt on May 22, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Decatur, GA — DeKalb County Police say “foul play” is suspected in the disappearance of a local teenager. Anthony “AJ” Haszleton Jr., 16, previously attended high school in City Schools of Decatur. He was last seen on April 19 at his Decatur home. He is 6 feet tall and was wearing a black Nike tracksuit

  • May 22 Georgia COVID-19 update: 41,218 cases and 1,785 deaths reported
    by Dan Whisenhunt on May 22, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Atlanta, GA — The state of Georgia as of May 22 has 41,218 COVID-19 cases and 1,785 related deaths. There are 1,658 ICU admissions and 7,313 hospitalizations. In Fulton County, there are 3,899 cases and 194 deaths. In DeKalb County, there are 3064 cases and 98 deaths. All other data is provided by the Georgia

  • Residents donate to provide more Decatur Emergency Small Business Loans
    by Decaturish.com on May 22, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      Decatur, GA — As applications for Decatur’s Emergency Small Business Loan Program have exceeded the $500,000 in funding provided by the city, ongoing resident donations are helping to making up the difference, a press release from the city says. Those donations, provided through non-profit Legacy Decatur’s Decatur United fund, have totaled just over $30,000