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DeKalb Co. residents should continue to boil water

DECATUR, Ga --The boil water advisory continues in DeKalb County.

County officials are awaiting water test results to make sure it's safe for drinking. A spokesman says that could happen at any time.

On Thursday, a heavy equipment machine hit a hydrant in the Tucker area which cause a break in a 48-inch transmission line.

Over the past few days it's meant -- at times -- no water, low water or boiled water.

In the meantime, residents and business, especially restaurant owners, are still dealing with the effects of the water woes.

Arrest made in gas station clerk shooting death

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – Police say they've made an arrest in the shooting death of a gas station clerk.

DeKalb County Police say 24-year-old Rickey Westbrook was arrested in the murder of 54-year-old Harry Wells.

Wells was working at the Exxon store on Memorial Drive when he was killed Monday.

Police believe a dispute between the two led to the shooting.

Wells was a father of five. He was also a pastor.

Apartment complex residents upset over missing mail

DECATUR, Ga. -- Residents in a Decatur apartment complex say they are fed up with not getting their mail. They say it's either stolen or isn't delivered at all.

Rosa Jones says getting mail has been problematic since she moved into the Robins Landing Apartments.

Jones said her box was broken into twice in four months. She says other issues include missing bills and lost paychecks.


11Alive found one mail cubby wide open with mail still inside.

After being vandalized multiple times, the U.S. Postal Service stopped delivering. Residents were notified with by letter.

DeKalb County Exxon clerk shot to death

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 54-year-old Exxon clerk was shot to death Monday morning.

The victim, identified as Harry Wells, worked for the station in the 4100 block of Memorial Drive. He was found shot at around 4 a.m., and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses told DeKalb County Police a black man entered the Exxon Food Mart, shot the clerk and then ran down Covington Highway.

Emory professor charged with child pornography

DECATUR, Ga -- An Associate Professor at Emory University is facing charges of child pornography after images were found on his computer.

Dr. Kevin Sullivan, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University was arrested on June 15.

Sullivan was arrested by the GBI after they conducted a search warrant and found pictures of child pornography on his computer. The GBI has since turned the case over to the US Attorney's Office for a Federal investigation.

Sullivan is charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children. The GBI would not say if the images of child pornography were found on his work computer or personal computer.

DeKalb Police looking for late-night masked gunman who robbed people at a Waffle King

DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – A gunman was captured on surveillance video storming a DeKalb County restaurant, the Waffle King at Flat Shoals and Panthersville Rds., near I-285, and robbing nine customers, employees -- and the restaurant's cash register.


The president of the company, Charlie Crowder of Royal Waffle King in Marietta, is offering a reward of $1,000 in the case, certain someone will recognize the gunman.

Burrell Ellis ordered to serve 18 months in prison

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis has been sentenced to five years, one week after being found guilty of one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion and three counts of perjury.


Ellis was acquitted of four counts of criminal attempt to commit theft by extortion and one count of bribery.