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Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Sexting' Teen; Waffle House Robbed

Check out top Patch stories from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

- Midtown Patch

Two women and an infant were robbed at gunpoint while sitting in their car in Midtown early Tuesday morning.

According to Atlanta Police Officer Carlos Campos, the victims were sitting in a Mercedes that was "having some sort of mechanical problems" near the intersection of Holly and 14th streets when two male suspects approached the vehicle. Find the details on Midtown Patch.

Atlanta Road Waffle House Robbed - Smyrna-Vinings Patch

For the third time in as many weeks, authorities are investigating an armed robbery at a Cobb-area Waffle House.

The latest incident occurred just after 11 p.m. Monday night at the Waffle House at 4458 Atlanta Rd., said Officer Mike Bowman, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Visit Smyrna-Vinings Patch for more on this story. 

Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Sexting' Tucker Student - Tucker Patch

A man arrested on suspicion of sending explicit messages to a Tucker girl via cell phone regularly attended the same church as the 14-year-old's family.

Jose Rocha-Mata of Norcross is charged with child molestation, and terroristic threats and acts. Tucker Patch has the full story and more information on the allegations.

Pickup Truck in Hit-and-Run Registered to Cartersville Man - Kennesaw Patch

The red Mazda pickup truck authorities located shortly after a former Kennesaw State University student was critically injured in an Athens hit-and-run is registered to a Cartersville man, 22, according to the Athens Banner Herald. Neither the man nor his parents are cooperating with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Former Kennesaw State student Emily Bowman, who is from Woodstock, was in Athens to attend a friend's birthday party. As she walked on the grassy shoulder of Oak Street just after 3 a.m. Saturday, a pickup truck hit her and fled the scene. She remains in a coma. Visit Kennesaw and other Patch sites for more on the story and updates.

- Buckhead Patch

Nilai Sarda, a 13-year-old freshman at Buckhead's Westminster School, won $26,400 on the Teen Jeopardy! episode that aired Tuesday.

Sarda, who applied for Teen Jeopardy! during the first year he was eligible, placed third, beating out several other elite teens much older than he is.

You may recognize Sarda's name. He was the featured Buckhead Patch Whiz Kid of the Week once in 2011 before he headed to the National Geographic Bee, where he finished second overall at the age of 11. Buckhead Patch has more on this story.

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