ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) Authorities in Alpharetta are investigating after a 3-year-old Roswell boy died at a daycare center, and a state agency says it intends to close the facility. <br />
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says Thomas Stephens died by asphyxia from hanging. <br />
Alpharetta public safety spokesman George Gordon said in a news release says emergency responders were called just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. They found a woman doing CPR on a child in the yard. <br />
Gordon says an investigation revealed a loop of twine on a piece of playground equipment may have contributed to the boy's death. <br />
Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning has issued an order for intended emergency closure of the center. The owner has 48 business hours to appeal. <br />
Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.