NEWS NEARBY: Bodies ID'ed in Johns Creek Apparent Murder-Suicide, National Pancake Day ...

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The bodies of a family of four found dead at Aylesbury Farm Apartments in Johns Creek on Monday (February 4) have been identified as Sindiver Grover, 52; Damanjit Kaur-Grover, 47; Sartaj Grover, 12; and Gurtej Grover, 5 by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.

While Johns Creek Police said Monday that the deaths are the result of an apparent murder-suicide, a representative from the medical examiner's office told Patch that the autopsy is being conducted Tuesday morning, and an official cause of death is expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.

For more details, visit Johns Creek Patch.

- Peachtree Corners Patch

A man was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train Monday afternoon. The accident occurred on the 6900 block of Buford Highway in the City of Peachtree Corners.

Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Police Department said the train was traveling northeast at about 35 mph when the man was hit.

"We don't know if it was intentional or not," said Smith who said the conductor had seen the man well before the collision and had sounded his horn but the man did not respond.

Peachtree Corners Patch has additional details.


Fire Guts Forsyth Home - Cumming Patch

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of a fire early Monday morning that destroyed a home in unincorporated Forsyth County, authorities said.

The fire, which is believed to have started accidentally, spread quickly throughout the 10,500 square foot home, which is being called a total loss.

Visit Cumming Patch for additional details.


National Pancake Day: Enjoy Free Pancakes at IHOP - Buford Patch

Tuesday, Feb. 5 is the National Pancake Day celebration at IHOP.

Since 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities by asking National Pancake Day guests to consider leaving a donation for specified charities. This year, IHOP is offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes during the Feb. 5, 2013 celebration and asks that guests consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The company's fundraising goal this year is $3 million.

Read more on Buford Patch.

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