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Man faces charge of murder in stabbing


ATLANTA - A man has been arrested and is facing a murder charge in the stabbing death of another man during an apparent road rage incident.

The Atlanta police fugitive squad arrested Zakar Ahmath Yasharahla late Monday. He is accused of killing Anthony Newberry, 23, last week at an intersection in front of his wife and 4-year-old daughter.

The suspect's attorney, Noah Pines, has said his client was acting in self-defense during the May 1 confrontation.

11 plead guilty in telemarketing scam

DECATUR - Eleven people have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges for their part in a telemarketing scheme authorities say defrauded the elderly.

Authorities said the defendants worked for Capricorn Marketing LLC. From 2001 to 2004, the company's employees called more than 10,000 elderly people and falsely told them they had won or were a finalist for a $50,000 prize, according to a statement from DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming's office.

During the phone calls, the victims were asked for bank information so the "prize" could be deposited. Instead, the company then called the victims again and "confirmed" they had ordered expensive magazine subscriptions, which the telemarketers then deducted from the victims' bank accounts.

Suspect in 2000 killing moved before arrest

HULL - A woman charged in a brutal slaying in Tennessee seven years ago had lived in Madison County six months before authorities arrested her last week.

Arlene Smith Miller, 60, moved to the Hull area in November, said Capt. Mike Benner of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Benner and other deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office arrested Ms. Miller on Thursday afternoon at a mobile home at 7489 Nowhere Road near Hull, Capt. Benner said. The mobile home belonged to Ms. Miller's mother, who died recently, Capt. Benner said.

Ms. Miller is now in jail in Crossville, Tenn., charged with the Dec. 31, 2000, slaying of Linda Guge, 53.

Activist wants city to apologize for slavery

SAVANNAH - Local activist Nadra Enzi is asking the city of Savannah to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

"Virtually without exception, every problem socially, economically and politically that the majority of this community - African-Americans - experience can be laid at the feet of this issue," he said.

Mr. Enzi, who is black, declared on his Web site that he's a candidate for Savannah's District 1 council seat and notes that "everything has political consequences."

- Edited from wire reports