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Driver charged in wrong-way crash that killed officer


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have charged a driver involved in a wrong-way crash that claimed the life of a DeKalb County Police officer.

Arimentha Best, 65, has been charged with homicide by vehicle in the second degree and driving on the road side of the roadway in connection with the early morning crash that killed DeKalb County Police Officer Kevin Toatley. 

Charges likely in crash that killed DeKalb Co. officer


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A wrong-way driver will likely face charges after a weekend accident that killed a DeKalb County officer.

The incident happened Saturday at 12:30am on South Fulton Parkway near the intersection of Buffington Road.

Human remains found during College Park police chase

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- College Park police are attempting to identify human remains found during a police chase in the city, Friday.

Police said they were chaising an auto theft suspect near apartments in the 2100 block of Godby Road when they called in the Atlanta Police Department's tracking dogs.

But the units inadvertently stumbled across the partial remains of an unidentified person 30 yards from an apartment complex.

College Park Police Chief Keith Meadows said that they currently have less than half of a full skeleton including a skull. At this time, police don't know if the remains, which Meadows believes have been in the location for a couple of years, belong to a man or woman. They have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crime Lab for analysis.

At this time, investigators are crosschecking missing persons reports for possible leads.

Hit-and-run victim in critical condition


SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- Police were searching for the driver of a stolen Dodge Ram pick-up after a couple of crashes along Old National Highway in College Park and south Fulton County Monday evening that left at least one person in critical condition. 

Shortly after 8 p.m., Fulton County dispatchers received word from College Park Police about a stolen truck they had spotted on Old National Highway. Moments later, it was believed the truck struck an adult female pedestrian near the intersection of Old National Highway and Camelot Drive.

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Accreditation agency probing fake diploma offer


COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The Facebook group Atlanta Online FleaMarket is a virtual swap meet where you can buy appliances, cars, clothing --- and according to a recent ad -- high school diplomas.

An 11Alive viewer who didn't want her name used contacted us about it.

"I saw an ad in online yard sale Atlanta and this woman was selling high school diplomas for $600," said the woman.

The posting, which includes a photo and quotation from Oprah Winfrey, offers a diploma from Life Christian Academy.

The seller uses the Facebook name Cre Cre Grier, and promises in her ad: "How fast you pay your $600, how fast you receive your diploma."

11Alive's Valerie Hoff texted the number given in her Facebook ad and asked about payment plans and how fast she could get a diploma.