Georgia News Roundup
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Police ID body of woman found near Interstate 75

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Police say they've identified the body of a woman found near Interstate 75 in Henry County as 55-year-old Robin Lynn Hubbard.

Sgt. Joey Smith told WXIA-TV that the woman, who is believed to be homeless, was found Sunday afternoon in an area where homeless people are known to gather.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a preliminary investigation found no signs of foul play.

Temperatures in much of the metro Atlanta area dropped to near freezing overnight. Authorities say they're unsure whether the drop in temperature contributed to the woman's death.

Authorities said an autopsy was planned.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Crash involving beer truck snarls traffic

ATLANTA (AP) — A wreck involving an overturned beer truck blocked traffic at a busy intersection in metro Atlanta during the morning rush hour.

Authorities said the crash blocked all lanes of North Hairston Road at Memorial Drive in DeKalb County shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

WXIA-TV reports that the Bud Light semitrailer turned on its side just outside the Chevron station at the intersection. There were initial reports of injuries, but the extent wasn't immediately known.

Information from: WXIA-TV.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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2 men deny forgery charges in check-cashing scheme

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Two Atlanta men have pleaded not guilty to forgery charges filed in Montana that prosecutors say are part of a multi-state scheme in which up to $210,000 in bad checks were cashed.

The Billings Gazette reports 25-year-old Ryan Vincent Hill and 21-year-old Xavier Cornelius Shields entered their pleas Friday in District Court in Billings. Both are charged with four counts of forgery, common scheme, and one count of forgery.

Prosecutor Ingrid Rosenquist said the men had been involved in cashing as much as $60,000 in bad checks in Montana and as much as $150,000 in bad checks in South Dakota. Rosenquist said the men are also wanted in Nebraska, Maryland and Georgia.

Charging documents say Hill, Shields and two other men had transients cash the forged checks, allowing them to keep some of the money.

Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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