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DECATUR | 3 shot, wounded while sitting in car

DECATUR (WXIA) - Police said three people were shot while sitting in a car in Decatur Friday afternoon.

DeKalb County Police spokesperson Mekka Parrish says two of the victims are listed in critical condition, with the third in serious condition at a local hospital.

GALLERY | 3 shot, wounded while sitting in car

The shooting happened on Glenfair Road behind the Olde English Inn at about 3 p.m. Police said four people were in the car when someone fired on the car from outside. Two of the victims were able to get out of the car to call police.

Police said they do not have a description of the shooting suspect or suspects and there is no indication of a motive at this point.

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

Decatur dog owner could face up to five years in prison

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A dog owner faces up to five years in prison if convicted of several charges after a dog attack that severely injured an 8-year-old girl.

In a trial that began Wednesday, a 911 recording was played for jurors in DeKalb County State Court.

One of the seven jurors wiped away tears as Erin Ingram is heard on the tape screaming as the two dogs tore at her flesh in front of her Lithonia home in March 2010.

According to a local paper, 911 tapes from the incident revealed that Erin is heard on the eight-minute tape screaming, "Please get them off of me! Please help me."

The dogs' owner, Twyann Vaughn, faces two counts each of reckless conduct, violation of the county's vicious dog ordinance and not having the dogs immunized for rabies.

Making your New Years Resolutions work for you

Making your New Years Resolutions work for you


ATLANTA – Are you finding it hard to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, you might not be alone. According to Time Magazine, the top ten resolutions are, also, the top resolutions to be broken. According to the list, the top ten resolutions were to lose weight, quit smoking, learn something new, eat healthier, reduce or eliminate debt, spend more time with family, travel, meditate more, volunteer and to quit drinking.

Stephen Smith, a trainer at Urban Body Fitness, which is located in the Amsterdam Walk area of Midtown, suggests that people should make “realistic goals” when attempting to lose weight as a New Year’s Resolutions.

He says to start off “small” and to “break final goals into micro-resolutions.” Smith urges his clients to set up small goals like training and running a 5K, then running a 10K and possibly completing a marathon by the end of the year.  

DUNWOODY | Prosecutors want GA murder suspect's records

DUNWOODY | Prosecutors want GA murder suspect's records

DECATUR, Ga. -- Prosecutors  asked a judge on Wednesday for access to records from a private psychological exam of Hemy Neuman, the accused Dunwoody daycare killer.

According to Neuman's attorneys, he plans to plead not guilty by reason of insanity in the murder of Russell "Rusty" Sneiderman in November 2010.

Neuman's trial is scheduled to begin on February 13.

Defense attorney Bob Rubin confirmed the evaluation was done in May 2011.  That is after the shooting but before the announcement in September that Neuman was changing his plea.

Burrell Ellis to give 2012 State of Dekalb County address on Jan. 5th

Burrell Ellis to give 2012 State of Dekalb County address on Jan. 5th

Dekalb - Thursday morning at the Thalia Carlos Community Center, Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will give his State of the County address.  Ellis will look back on the county's 2011 accomplishments and lay out his vision for Dekalb in 2012.

This event is a breakfast for the business community and is co-hosted by the Council for Quality Growth and the DeKalb Chamber; it is presented by Wells Fargo and Gas South.   

In November 2000, Commissioner Ellis was elected to the Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County -- Georgia's second most populous county. Commissioner Ellis' district includes Avondale Estates, Clarkston, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, and nearby neighborhoods.