Across Georgia

27 people arrested in gambling raid at home


ROSWELL - Police have arrested 27 people in a gambling raid.

The suspected gambling operation was in a home near Centennial High School.

The arrests made Monday night were the result of a six-month investigation into commercial gambling, police said.

Players had to go online and register and then receive an invitation to the game, police said. Participants also had to put down $10,000 to get into the house where the poker game was being played.

Officers found a game in progress, and some people were holding money and some were holding poker chips when they entered the house, Roswell police Sgt. B.C. Brackett said. Two women hired to serve drinks were among those arrested.

Second man arrested in deaths of 2 teens

COLLEGE PARK - A second man has been charged in the deaths of two teens in south Fulton County, authorities said.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was scheduled to appear late Tuesday before a county magistrate. Details of his arrest were not available.

Jeremy Moody, 29, has been in the Fulton County Jail without bond since Saturday on multiple charges in the deaths of Chrisondra Kimble, 13, and Delarlonva Mattox, 15.

Family members told police that the two teens left Thursday afternoon to go to a grocery store but never returned. Their bodies were found Friday in a patch of woods behind Bethune Elementary School by family members and friends.

Disc with Medicaid, PeachCare data is lost

ATLANTA - A compact disc containing personal data about Medicaid and PeachCare recipients was lost, Georgia health officials said Tuesday.

The disc contained addresses, birth dates, names and Social Security numbers of participants in the health programs. The breach was reported to the state by Affiliated Computer Services, a private vendor. It was not clear how many people were affected.

Georgia sailor dies in combat in Iraq

VALDOSTA - A Georgia sailor with Nebraska ties was one of three members of a U.S. military explosive disposal unit killed in combat in Iraq, officials said Monday.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph A. McSween, 26, died Friday near Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the Pentagon said.

Petty Officer 1st Class McSween was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11, based at Whidbey Island, Wash. Also killed were Chief Petty Officer Gregory J. Billiter, 36, of Villa Hills, Ky., and Petty Officer 2nd Class Curtis R. Hall, 24, of Burley, Idaho, the Defense Department said.

- From wire reports