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Sunday, May 18, 2014

First Slice 5/18/14: Body of missing Putnam County woman found

Investigators say that Shirley Dermond, whose body was found in Lake Oconee on Friday, died of blunt force trauma. Dermond was missing after her husband was found decapitated in their gated community home. Law enforcement authorities are still searching for his head and a motive for the killings. They're beginning to settle on some theories of how the crimes took place.

Decaturish's Dan Whisenhunt says he's had some difficulty receiving any comment from Avondale Estates officials, including its communications manager. (Oddly enough, the communications manager wasn't allowed to speak with the press.) On Friday, the city's mayor finally responded in a letter to residents, accusing the reporter of using "tactics that may be, or border on, cyber bullying."

The 87-year-old man who accidentally drove into a Sandy Springs nail salon is wondering if he should stay behind the wheel.

Downtown Marietta business owners are concerned that the production of a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. biopic might hurt their revenues.

Residents on Saturday gathered to hold a vigil for the 9-month-old baby killed during a DeKalb County home invasion. Police think the crime might have been connected to a string of shootings.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, one of the Democratic Party's rising stars, might become the next head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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