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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2007


Suspect arrested in grocery robbery

ATHENS — Investigators questioned two suspects and arrested one of them in the robbery of a Hispanic grocery store, police said.

Laquinten Demar Malone, 19, of 1199 Widows Drive turned himself in Thursday morning after police spent much of the night searching for him, said Athens police Capt. Marty Bruce.

Police charged Malone with first-degree robbery in connection with the robbery of the Mexico Lindo Supermarket on Jefferson Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Bruce said a 17-year-old being interviewed by investigators Thursday afternoon would likely face charges as well.

Malone was out of jail on bond for a previous charge of first-degree robbery. Police arrested him March 15 in connection with the robbery of a man at the Wash and Gossip Laundromat.

- Seth Burkett

Mosquito spraying starts Monday

Decatur Public Works crews will begin regular spraying for mosquitoes Monday.

With two sections set up east and west of the CSX railroad, one truck will spray each section, taking about a week if weather is good, said Julia Chenault, public works coordinator.

Spraying cannot be done in rain or winds over 5 mph.

The eastern route will begin north of Alabama 67 in the area of Country Club Road Southeast and proceed to Northeast Decatur. The truck will then work areas south of Alabama 67 such as Bayside, Hickory Hills and Burningtree.

The western route will be covered from Northwest to Southwest Decatur.

Crews performed some spot spraying this week.

- Seth Burkett

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