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A missing 4-year-old Houston girl and her 2 brothers were recently returned home after spending six months in the custody of Child Protective Services, according to published reports. Maleah Davis has been missing since Friday night, when her stepfather, Derion Vence, told police 3 men abducted the girl.

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Houston police continue their frantic search for a 4-year-old girl allegedly abducted by three Hispanic males "sometime Friday night" in Sugar Land, Texas. An Amber alert was issued for Maleah Davis on Saturday after the girl's stepfather, Derion Vence, claimed he was carjacked by three males and dropped off along with his 1-year-old son in Sugar Land.

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2 teenagers are in police custody charged in connection with theft of a SUV with two baby girls inside. The incident happened on Wednesday at a Clayton County gas station, south of Atlanta.

Police tracked an iPad and an iPhone stolen from the SUV to the southwest Atlanta home of Khyree Swift, 17, early Friday morning. Another teen was arrested at a different location.

Police did not release the name of Swift's accomplice because he is only 16. He will face a judge on Monday, where he may be charged as an adult.

Police are still searching for a 3rd accomplice.

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Martin Hvizda and Nnenna Iheke

The girlfriend of a Marietta man who was shot and killed for his car is missing.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nnenna Iheke of Atlanta was reported missing by her brother, Iheke Iheke-Agu.

Update: A loyal reader reached out to Sandrarose.com to say Nnenna Iheke contacted her aunt today.

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Martin Hvizda suspects

Atlanta police released a surveillance video in connection with a deadly carjacking in Southwest Atlanta around 7:30 p.m Saturday, Sept. 16.

Police are searching for 4 male suspects who shot and killed Marietta graffiti artist Martin "Tino" Hvizda, 31, then fled in his late model SUV.

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Alabama kidnapping

Alabama police arrested a career criminal in connection with the armed robbery and kidnapping of an Alabama nursing student who made a daring escape from her car trunk.

Manuel Towns was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the first degree, robbery in the first degree and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, according to NBC News.

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Monique Lassiter

A woman was shot by carjackers who stole her Chevy Camaro sports car outside her gated Sandy Springs community on Wednesday night, Channel 2 Action News reports. Police recovered the stolen car on Roswell Road and impounded the vehicle.

Israr Shah said an armed gunman approached him and his wife, Monique Lassiter, outside of their apartment at the Lodge Apartments on Roswell Road.

“All of the sudden this guy came with a bandana on his face holding a gun,” Shah told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik. “He asked us to get on the floor.”

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gay man kills wife

The Supreme Court ruled on two cases today that will change the way traditional marriage has been defined for ages. The SCOTUS judges voted to strike down key provisions in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the voter-backed law that bans gay marriage in California.

In a 5-4 decision, the supreme court ruled that gays married in states where gay marriage is legal can collect federal benefits in all states -- except Utah, which refuses to recognize gay marriage.

The supreme court avoided ruling on the issue of gay marriage altogether. Which means 36 states can still ban gay marriage.

On Prop 8, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of California can vacate and remand the decision, essentially ignoring voters who disapproved of gay marriage.

Meanwhile, here's an article that you won't hear much about in the mainstream media: a gay man and his brother have been charged with killing a woman to cash in on her insurance policy.

Update: Earlier I noted that gays who marry in states where gay marriage is legal will be recognized in all states as a result of today's supreme court ruling. That was incorrect. States where gay marriage is not legal do not have to recognize gay marriages performed in other states.

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Mom Chases Car Thief

Hilary Grotewold was taking her 4-year-old son to pre-K when she stopped at a gas station to put air in a tire Thursday morning.

Grotewold said that was when a thief jumped into her SUV and took off on a wild ride with her son still buckled into his car seat.

The young mom's worst nightmare occurred at the Racetrac station on Marietta Boulevard in northwest Atlanta just before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

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Chamblee carjack suspect

Chamblee police are asking the public's help to identify a man who carjacked a woman on November 9. The man robbed the woman at gunpoint near the mail center inside the Chatsworth Apartment complex in Chamblee, a small town just north of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the man stole the woman's ATM card and attempted to use the card 15 times at the same ATM machine.

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