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Cafe chefs to turn gingerbread house to crumbs

Cafe chefs to turn gingerbread house to crumbs

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Like Rome, the gingerbread house at the Heirloom Cafe in Athens was not built in a day.

But it will only take seconds at 3 p.m. on Monday, Christmas Eve, to render the gingerbread house into nothing more than crumbs.

Pastry chefs Teri Manley-Taylor and Caroline Kuhn plan to toss the house across the restaurant's parking lot and watch it break into pieces. The house is a gingerbread model of the Heirloom Cafe.

The house has been sitting on a bar in the restaurant for two weeks.

It took the chefs two days to make the structure. Melted cough drops were used for panes of glass. Gum shaped the roof's shingles and Tootsie rolls and cookie crumbs were turned into planters

Man fears dog ate his false teeth

Man fears dog ate his false teeth

ATHENS, Ga. -- A Georgia man told police he fears a dog ate his false teeth after a fight with his roommate.

Police say the 49-year-old Athens man told them that his roommate threw the teeth out the door in a fit of rage.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that police were called to the man's home on Norwood Circle at around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. The man told officers that his 28-year-old roommate grabbed his false teeth off a table and threw them outside.

Police say the teeth are valued at $300.

Man bleeds to death after punching window

Man bleeds to death after punching window

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens man bled to death after punching out a window at a former girlfriend's apartment.

Athens-Clarke County Police say they found 37-year-old Elmario Rayshawn Griffith bleeding profusely from his arm shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Griffith was reportedly still conscious, but would not tell officers what had happened. Investigators determined that at some point during a dispute with the former girlfriend, Griffith punched a window and severed an artery.

He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he later died.

Athens-Clarke County Police Capt. Clarence Holeman said no foul play is suspected in Griffith's death.