published Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Two girls, both 5, drown in pool

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ROME, Ga.

Missing couple found in Alabama

An elderly couple missing from Rome, Ga., have been found safe in Alabama.

Police in Floyd County, Ga., said 90-year old Virgil Haney and 83-year-old Marie Haney left Rome on Saturday morning to go to Dawsonville. Georgia authorities issued a statewide alert when family members couldn't locate them late Saturday night.

Police told WAGA-TV that Marie Haney was found Sunday in Cullman, Ala., and Virgil Haney was found Monday morning in Warrior, Ala. Warrior is about 20 miles south of Cullman.


DALLAS, Ga.

Two girls, both 5, drown in pool

Police say two 5-year-old girls drowned Sunday afternoon in a backyard swimming pool in Paulding County.

Dallas police Sgt. Bill Gorman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the deaths occurred between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. at a home on Mirage Lane in the Vista Lake subdivision.

Gorman said one of the girls lived at the home, and the other was the granddaughter of the family's live-in housekeeper.

Police say other family members had gone grocery shopping and returned home looking for their daughter. Police say the 10-year-old brother of one of the girls found them at the bottom of the pool.

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