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  • A Cobb County couple faces drug and reckless conduct charges after police say they kept nearly 8 kilos of heroin in their 2-year-old child’s bedroom. The drugs are worth $400,000, according to Channel 2 Action News.  Police told the news station the couple, Reyna Velez-Romero and Juan DeJesus Torres, ran the heroin operation out of their Austell home as part of an alleged drug cartel.  “They were pre-packaged and sealed up,” Cobb County sheriff’s Investigator R. May said at a probable cause hearing Thursday. “There were gallon-sized bags ... there may have been five to eight.” Authorities set up surveillance of the couple’s home on Veterans Memorial Highway after receiving a cellphone tip, Channel 2 reported. After a week of surveillance, authorities searched the home and found the heroin in the child’s bedroom.  The couple is on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold while their child is in state custody, according to Channel 2.   In other news:
  • Vipin Sharma visited his Arlington Expressway BP service station on Friday for the first time since he was shot in an armed robbery in July.  “Awesome,' Sharma said. 'I never thought I would be able to make it.” He told Action News Jax the bullet is lodged in his pelvis and he has a blood clot in his leg. >> Read more trending news  “I have no insurance. I don’t know how God is going to help me,” Sharma said. His wife, Jayshree Sharma, says the medical debt is too much to carry, and running the store on her own isn’t possible. She suffers from breast cancer. “I don’t think we can operate it, so we have to close the business down,' she said. Jayshree Sharma said they have to sell the business in the near future to stay afloat. The couple laments having to part ways with the store they worked at every day for three and a half years. When working, Vipin Sharma was known for wandering outside of the bulletproof glass to meet his customers. Alleged shooter Sherwin Birt took advantage of that and appeared to approach Sharma from the opening. “I tried my best to give my customers the best service I can, friendliest service I can,' he said. 'And the end result is, I got shot.” Nonetheless, he says he wouldn't treat his customers any differently if he could do it over again. “I would not change my approach, meeting people, greeting people, and if I treat them badly, then I’m treating my god badly,” Vipin Sharma said. He credits God -- and the staff at Memorial Hospital -- for being able to walk.
  • An Orange County woman said she is upset after her 5-year-old son was sent walking home by himself on the third day of school. >> Read more trending news  Sara Tavares said her son, Joey Hoffman, wandered for about 45 minutes Wednesday before a school resource officer found him a mile away. 'I'm furious,' she said. 'I mean, I'm so -- I'm still shaking about it.' Larianne Warner, Joey's grandmother, was at Winter Garden's Sunridge Elementary School waiting for him so she could walk him home, but he was nowhere to be found. '(I felt) sheer panic and terror. (I was) scared to death. No one knew where he was. No one had a clue,' she said. 'Anything could have happened. Come on now. (For) an hour he's been walking around Tildenville looking for our house.' Joey said he was surprised to see the officer. 'The cop found me,' he said. 'I thought I was going to jail.' Orange County Public Schools said there was a breakdown in communication. Joey was listed as a walker and sent away with other walkers. His family said they had a plan that was clearly communicated to his teacher. 'That would be the third time I would have picked him up in front of the office,' Warner said. 'That was our designated spot. She knows I want to pick him up myself right there by the office.' A school district spokeswoman said the incident serves as a reminder for all parents to have clear communication with their children and teachers about what should happen before and after school. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show that 22 sexual offenders or sexual predators live within a 2-mile radius of the school, about half of whom live near where Joey was found.
  • A woman accused of stealing a donation jar with at least $600 meant for the family of a young girl killed earlier this week has been arrested, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  Heydi Rivas-Villanueva was shot while sitting in a car, caught in the crossfire of a shooting, investigators said. She died at Wolfson Children's Hospital. A deputy with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was waved down on Friday at the El Tapatio Restaurant when a person said the donation jar had been stolen the previous day. The person said no one had noticed it was gone before then, according to investigators.
  • Search crews say they have found a missing woman’s kayak, but they are still searching for her.  The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching near dam at the Shafer Heard Campground where Miranda Whitten, 24, was last seen on Friday afternoon.  Anyone with information on Whitten’s whereabouts is asked to call the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1700 . Channel 2’s Michael Seiden is at the search scene and is speaking with investigators for the latest on this developing story for a LIVE report on the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.
  • California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now. There's not enough time to settle the contentious and complex issues involved before the legislative session ends Aug. 31, Napa Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd told the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. 'It was a tough fight ... so we are pivoting,' said Dodd, co-chairman of the legislative conference committee on wildfire preparedness and response. Brown's proposal would have let judges decide how much utilities pay when their equipment causes wildfires. It would have softened a legal standard that generally holds them entirely responsible for the costs of fires triggered by their power lines or other infrastructure. Current California law holds utilities responsible for damage from fires ignited by their equipment even if they have followed safety rules. Those who want to change the law fear utilities could go bankrupt or significantly raise prices for California residents as climate change makes wildfires even more severe. Lawmakers raised concerns about Brown's plan at an Aug. 9 hearing on the proposal. They said it would give utility companies too much protection without ensuring they safely maintain equipment. The issue was raised last fall when Pacific Gas and Electric Co. launched a lobbying campaign with other big utility companies to change the system. It's unlikely they'll drop their fight but they will lose a key ally in Brown, whose term ends in January. ___ Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com