Across Georgia
From Wire Reports
Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fort Stewart soldier's death likely accidental

FORT STEWART, GA. --- Fort Stewart officials say a 20-year-old Army soldier whose body was found in his barracks room appears to have died from accidental causes.

Pvt. Adam Kiedrowski was found dead Friday night on the Army post in southeast Georgia.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Tuesday investigators found no apparent signs of foul play. Though autopsy results were still pending, Larson said it appeared to be an accidental death.

The soldier from Trempealeau, Wis., was an Army mechanic who arrived at Fort Stewart last month. Larson said he joined the Army a year ago and was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan with his unit this spring.

Man attacks Athens boy dressed as girl

ATHENS, GA. --- Police in Athens say a man who tried to rape a teen fled after he discovered his victim was a male dressed as a woman and when the teen's cell phone rang.

Police tell the Athens Banner-Herald that the suspect was riding a bike when he started following a 17-year-old about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

When the teen started walking faster, the man grabbed the teen's arm and dragged him into some woods. Police say the attacker started ripping off the teen's clothes then realized his victim was male.

Police say the attacker will likely face criminal attempted rape and false imprisonment charges if he's caught.

Snow possible in parts of state over weekend

ATLANTA --- Enjoy the sunshine now -- rain and even snow could be headed for parts of Georgia this weekend.

The National Weather Service calls for rain with a chance of snow in Atlanta and Athens Friday and Saturday. It follows a weekend of record rainfall in parts of Georgia.

Sunday's heavy rain caused minor flooding and flight delays, but tornado watches and warnings expired without any reports of tornadoes.

The flooding forced the closing of U.S. 78 near Hewatt Road in Gwinnett County and in Peachtree City, firefighters had to use boats to evacuate a handful of residents from a condo complex.

Rain delayed flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and wind gusts as high as 44 miles per hour were recorded near Atlanta.

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