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Ted's Montana Grill gluten-free menu wins award

Ted's Montana Grill gluten-free menu wins award

ATLANTA -- Ted's Montana Grill has been named the Best Gluten-Free Restaurant Chain in the 2012 About.com Gluten-Free Readers' Choice Awards.

The restaurant chain, which was founded by Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner, began offering a gluten-free menu in 2005.

"Although we're known for our bison specialties, we try to feature options for many types of dietary needs," Chris Raucci, corporate chef for Ted's Montana Grill, said in a statement. "We're proud to be recognized for our gluten-free choices and plan to continue enhancing our gluten-free menu to offer new products."

Visit www.tedsmontanagrill.com to see the complete menu.

Police investigate fatal shooting

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Police say a man in his 20s or 30s was found shot to death in his Decatur apartment early Tuesday.

According to witnesses, the victim's relatives found the door to his Kenridge Parkway apartment open and the victim lying on the kitchen floor. He had been shot in the head.

DeKalb County Police say robbery is a possible motive.

Police have not released the victim's identity or named any suspects in this case.

DeKalb schools discover employee overpayments

DeKalb schools discover employee overpayments

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Seven employees of the DeKalb County School District might have to pay back a total of about $47,500 in overpayments discovered during an employee verification process.

School officials issued an alert on Saturday with results of the report, which started in February.

Two of the employees have left the district, five others were on leave.

The district's legal affairs office will now work to recover any unearned payments.

The survey of 15,000 employees also identified 148 non-verified employees, mostly substitute teachers or part-time coaches. The district stopped payments to them beginning with the April 13 pay period.

Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson ordered the process in February, along with an independent audit of Central Office and school-based personnel.

Dr. Atkinson said it's part of a move to shrink the Central Office and drive more resources to schools and classrooms.

Earth Day weekend events

ATLANTA -- Half a million people are expected to pour into metro Atlanta for several festivals this weekend.

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However, the possibility of severe weather has organizers keeping their eyes on the sky.

11-year-old says she was shown classmate's sexting photo

DEKALB Co., Ga. (WXIA) -- An 11-year-old elementary school student in DeKalb County is claiming she was shown an inappropriate photo of a male classmate's body part -- by the assistant principal at her school.

The child's name is Azure Dasgupta; she is a student at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts. Azure says she was wrongfully accused of sending a photo of a boy's private area to a female classmate.

Thursday afternoon, Azure and her mother held a press conference with their new attorney.

They say assistant principal Yolanda Beavers was investigating the potential sexting case and believed Azure had sent the picture, because Azure's name had shown up on the phone of the girl who received the photo.

This is when, according to Azure's family, Ms. Beavers called Azure into her office to confront her during school on Monday.

The 11-year-old said she was asked, "Have you been sending inappropriate text messages to your friends in school?"

Lost Luggage In Atlanta? Here Is Where It Actually Goes!

Has the Atlanta Airport ever lost your luggage? The Travel Channel's newest show Baggage Battles goes behind the scenes to see where your lost bags are actually going. We had a chance to speak with the stars of the show after they visited Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport. The results are shocking!

For more stories like this one head to http://www.ConnTV.com!

A safehaven for pets of domestic violence

DECATUR, Ga. -- They're extensions of the family, companions, even protectors -- but, what happens when you can no longer protect them?

The numbers are alarming.

Nearly 48 percent of domestic violence victims will delay finding safety due to fear of what could happen to their pets.

Seventy-one percent report that their abusers have threatened, injured or actually killed the family pet.

"Statistically, the most dangerous time for a victim of domestic violence is when that person tries to escape that abusive situation," said Dr. Maya Gupta, executive director of Ahimsa House. "Being delayed because you don't know what to do with your pet can be a life or death factor." 

That's where the Ahimsa House comes in. Since 2004, it's been a safehaven for animals caught in the crossfire of domestic violence.