News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT
GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - Police in the Atlanta-area say a video taken off of Facebook showed a 5-month-old girl held upside down and dunked in water, and now her mother is charged with cruelty to children and other offenses. Griffin police tell news outlets officers did a wellness check at 27-year-old Laquanda Mosley's home Tuesday and found her with the girl and two children. The children are in state custody. Kevin Dandridge says Mosley sent him the video, threatening to kill their daughter to retaliate against him.
ATLANTA (AP) - Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta. WSB-TV reports that a police warrant says Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, shoved her child's head into a locker Tuesday. Cobb County jail records indicate she was arrested again on an aggravated stalking charge Wednesday. The news station also reports that 30-year-old Erica Mena was arrested Oct. 12 on marijuana possession charges.
ATLANTA (AP) - Three members of rapper Machine Gun Kelly's entourage are wanted in connection with an alleged attack on an actor in Atlanta last month. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports police said Wednesday that battery warrants were obtained for 28-year-old Brandon Allen, 24-year-old John Cappellety, and 42-year-old Lamar Reed. The men are accused of beating up Gabriel "G-Rod" Rodriguez on Sept. 13 in a hotel lobby.
LOUISVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were told to get off a bus taking them to vote. Officials with Jefferson County, which operates the senior center, say the county considered Monday's event "political activity," which isn't allowed during county-sponsored events. Monday was the first day of in-person early voting in Georgia. Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp are running for governor.
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