Monday, December 10, 2012
There are several places in our community where you can easily get a flu shot.
Monday, December 10, 2012
According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of United States residents have already been vaccinated against the influenza virus. Health officials aim to increase that percentage, especially since this year's season may be a bad one. Influenza — more commonly known as simply "the flu" — is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. It spreads via infected people coughing, sneezing or talking, though people can also get infected by touching something with the flu virus on it before touching their mouth, eyes or nose. The 2012-13 season is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in a while, officials from the CDC said in a Dec. 3 …
Monday, May 7, 2012
A local man stole $160 worth of Lipitor on April 27 after a complaint over payment with a clerk at Walgreens in Oak Grove.
If you didn't have the money to pay for medication you needed, could you ever come to the point where you'd steal it? Something similar occurred in Oak Grove on April 27. A 52-year-old man from the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area walked into Walgreens at 2781 Lavista Rd. and tried to fill a Lipitor prescription, DeKalb County police said. But when it came time to pay, the man and the pharmacist began arguing over a $25 coupon for the medication. The man asked to see the medication, and when the pharmacist went to help another customer, the man was gone, the police report said. The medication is worth about $160, but because he had health insurance, the suspect was only required to pay a $42 copay. Is this an interesting anecdote in the …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Roxanne Taylor, who lived in downtown Atlanta, was being evicted from his loft apartment last fall, according to the AJC.
The man known across the metro Atlanta area as the "Grandma Bandit" was struggling financially before he committed his armed robberies, one of which occurred in North Druid Hills earlier this month, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper reported that the officers who shot and killed 57-year-old Roxanne Taylor won't be charged in his death. Taylor was shot Friday morning following a police chase that began in Atlanta, progressed up I-85 and ended in North Druid Hills not far from the Walgreens Taylor is suspected of robbing May 16. The paper also discovered some new information about Taylor. Here's an excerpt: Taylor was born 57 years ago as Donald H. Ellis Jr. of Alabama, records show. Ellis became Roxanne Taylor in …
Saturday, May 28, 2011
DeKalb County police now believe the armed robber who struck several pharmacies in the metro area recently was actually a man.
DeKalb County police now believe the armed robber shot and killed Friday and known as the "Grandma Bandit" was actually a man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting. Here's a full report in the AJC: The puffy-faced, middle-aged woman at the CVS checkout counter opened a black purse and showed the clerk a rusty gun. She said she was sorry, that she was dying of cancer and had no choice. Atlanta Police Department Surveillance video showed this suspect, described as a 50- to 60-year-old woman, who is wanted in the robbery of multiple drug stores. “Don’t be scared,” the woman said, according to police. “Just give me all the money in the cash drawer.” Roxanne Taylor's string of drugstore robberies -- daring heists that earned her the …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Atlanta police are searching for a woman responsible for several armed robberies, including Walgreens in North Druid Hills last week.
Last week, North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch told you about the woman who has now been dubbed the "Grandma Bandit." She held up the Walgreens at 2320 North Druid Hills Rd. on May 16. Well, it appears she struck again Tuesday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This time it was a Rite Aid on Howell Mill Road just before 10am. Here's part of the story: Atlanta police are looking for the older woman accused of robbing four pharmacies in two weeks, Officer K.Y. Jones said. And the woman bears a striking resemblance to the one suspected in similar crimes in DeKalb County, right down to the black University of Georgia ball cap. The woman, described as being about 5-feet-6 inches tall and weighing between 120 and 130 pounds, appears …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The woman walked up to the cash register, revealed a handgun and demanded cash from the till on Monday, police said.
DeKalb County police are searching for a female suspect between 60 or 70 years old in the Monday armed robbery of a Walgreens drug store on North Druid Hills Road. The suspect walked up to the cashier, pulled out a handgun, demanded money and left with an undetermined amount of cash at the 2320 North Druid Hills Rd. store shortly before noon, said Mekka Parish, police spokeswoman. Police believe she drove away in a tan or gold Jeep Liberty. The suspect was described as a white female, about 5 feet 6 inches and about 130 pounds, the statement said. Her swollen, red cheeks were a distinctive feature, witnesses told police. She was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a white and a red "G" in the middle, sunglasses, a brown jacket and stone …