‘Everything’s Free’ Garage Sale? Make Sure You Mean It (and That You Are Home)

The May 26, 2011 Craigslist ad was pretty straightforward: EVERYTHING’S FREE!!! Furniture! Clothes! Books! Toys! We’re giving it away, so come take it away! Saturday, May 28th, 10am-2pm, No Early Birds, Please! 501 Evergreen Ave, Boulder An earlier ad had scheduled the start time at 8 a.m., but the "No Early Birds" ad above was intended to correct that … unsuccessfully, it turned out. Here is the ad that ran three days later: Regarding the "Free Sale" on Saturday, May 28th at 501 Evergreen Ave: Due to miscommunication and confusion over start time, many items were taken that were not meant to be free. PLEASE return the following items as soon as possible if you have them: Lawnmower and garden hose (these belong to the landlord) Comforter set, Mens clothes from upstairs, Tools ANYTHING from upstairs. Please be honest and return these things, Thank you. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that a perfect storm consisting of the exaggerated claim that "EVERYTHING" was free, the change in the start time, an open back door and some "particularly bold" garage sale goers led to the unexpected losses described above. A police report states that when the woman who placed the ad returned…

Zombie Outbreak Hits Cobb

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County residents were confronted with a zombie outbreak Monday morning.

Zombie Drama Stops Traffic
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Court Says Cobb EMC Violated Agreement

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Ederly Woman Duct-Taped, Robbed In Home Invasion

ATLANTA — Police were searching for two people they say terrorized an 85-year-old woman inside her southwest Atlanta apartment.Investigators said the thieves covered Julia Phillips’ face with duct tape and robbed her.Phillips and her family said they…

Coretta Scott King’s Older Sister Dies In Pa.

ATLANTA — Edythe Scott Bagley, the older sister of Coretta Scott King, has died.Martin Luther King III said in a statement Sunday that Bagley died Saturday morning at her home in Cheney, Pa.He says his aunt was a “vibrant, brilliant woman and always a…

Nigerian Woman Convicted Of Luring Girls To Work As Slaves

ATLANTA — Investigators call it a case of modern day slavery. They said 41-year-old Bidemi Bello separately recruited two young women from Nigeria and brought them her home in Suwanee, to work as her nanny with the promise of putting them through scho…

Missing Man Found Drowned In Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A family member made a grim discovery Saturday when they found a missing man drowned in Lake Lanier.Deputies said Christopher Johnson, 27, had been missing since Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m.Johnson’s body was found by a relative …

Officer Hits Telephone Pole With Police Cruiser

ATLANTA — An Atlanta police officer is recovering after being injured in a car wreck Saturday afternoon.Investigators said Officer Houston with the Atlanta Police Department lost control of his car and hit a telephone pole on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr…

Immigrants Seek Info About New Immigration Law

CALHOUN, Ga. — In this northwest Georgia town where many work in the local carpet factories, people crammed into a community center to learn about Georgia’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration — some of them scared to the point they’re ready…

Chelsea Handler Performance Postponed

The “Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me Tour 2011” performance at Chastain Park Friday has been postponed.The performing arts center said Handler is sick and has rescheduled the performance to Friday July 22.Anyone with tickets to the performance can use the…