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Woodstock man sentenced to life for killing toddler

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A Woodstock man will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing his girlfriend's daughter.

Michael Naples, 33, was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole plus 30 years. He was convicted in April of felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in the death of 17-month-old Kaylee Johnson.

Kaylee's mother, Jamie Beck, pleaded guilty in November 2014 to charges of cruelty to children and making false statements. Prosecutors said she was criminally negligent in giving Naples access to her daughter. Beck was sentenced to 15 years with five to serve in prison.

Police investigating links between area store robberies

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police are investigating whether a string of robberies across metro Atlanta are connected – including an armed robbery of a Woodstock smoke shop that left a 20-year-old dead.

E.J. Delos Reyes was killed when two men robbed the Smoke 911 store where he worked as a clerk. Officials say the details of that crime match those of four separate robberies of GameStop video game stores. These stores are dozens of miles apart.

Family and friends commemorated Delos Reyes' life Friday afternoon.

2 arrested in shooting death of smoke shop clerk

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a clerk at a Woodstock smoke shop.

Justin Clay White, 25, of College Park and Dominique Rashad Stevens, 22, of Atlanta were taken into custody Friday in Jefferson Parish, La. They were caught by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Stevens and White were charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Enrique "E.J." Delos-Reyes, Jr. The victim worked at Smoke 911 in the 8200 block of Highway 92 in Woodstock.

The shop was robbed May 20 at around 11:45 p.m., about 15 minutes before it was scheduled to close for the night.

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2 charged in Woodstock pharmacy robbery

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police are investigating the possibility that two men accused of robbing a Woodstock pharmacy are also responsible for similar crimes throughout metro Atlanta.

The suspects were arrested early Friday outside the CVS in the 1600 block of Towne Lake Parkway.

Clarence Logan, 21, and Saabir Muhammad, 20, both of Douglasville, are accused of robbing the store. Surveillance images showed one of the suspects jumping over the pharmacy counter to grab prescription medications.

Responding Woodstock Police officers spotted the pair leaving the CVS. One was immediately arrested; the other was taken into custody after a short chase. Both are being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

Robbery suspects crash in fatal getaway attempt

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Police say the crash on Highway 92 Monday morning that killed a passenger and injured a driver was part of an attempted getaway.

At 4:43 a.m., police were called to the True Religion Brand Jeans store at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for a burglary in progress. Mall security approached the store and a group of individuals ran. The security guards were able get descriptions of the vehicles and passed those along to police dispatch.

Woodstock police say the vehicles were spotted driving erratically on I-575. Two other cars were almost hit before the suspect vehicles exited I-575 onto Highway 92. Officers were trying to catch up with them when one of the cars crashed.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.