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5 kids rescued from burning apartment

DECATUR, Ga. -- Quick-thinking firefighters rescued five children and three adults from the balcony of a burning apartment building in Decatur on Tuesday.

Several people were taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously hurt.

The two-alarm fire broke out in the Kensington Manor Apartments at around 7:30 p.m.  


CAPTURED: Shaniqua Jones

UPDATE: The DeKalb County Sheriff Office Fugitive Squad has arrested Shaniqua Jones, 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for May 16, 2012. Sgt. Adrion Bell said Jones was arrested in southwest Atlanta as a result of a tip that came directly from her story on 11Alive News.

Jones is the ninth Fugitive of the Week who has been captured.

Our original story follows:

DECATUR, Ga. -- Shaniqua Jones is 11 Alive's Fugitive of the Week for May 16, 2012. Jones, 22, is wanted by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad for two counts of Aggravated Assault.

DeKalb firefighters face issues with lifesaving backpacks

TUCKER, Ga. -- For a firefighter, a 30-pound backpack with a 45-minute supply of oxygen can be the difference between life and death in a raging fire.

DeKalb firefighter Captain Kevin Cavanaugh went into a house fire on April 19 wearing the unit made by Draeger Safety of Pittsburgh.

"I put on my face piece, clicked in to breathe air and everything was fine. As soon as I entered the structure I got a couple of feet in, first breath I took was nothing but smoke." Cavanaugh said. "I immediately put my hands on my face piece to make sure I had a seal. I took a couple more breaths and every time I took a breath all I was breaking was smoke."

Cavanaugh says there have been more than two dozen incidents like this since the units and oxygen bottles first arrived in 2009.

But despite the possible risk of wearing this pack, for DeKalb firefighters there is no choice.

PHOTOS | May 21 severe storms

ATLANTA -- Strong storms moved through North Georgia Monday evening, pelting pockets of metro Atlanta with hail. Similar storms are expected Tuesday afternoon.

RELATED | More isolated T-storms ahead 

Dime-sized hail was reported Monday in Midtown and downtown Decatur.

Nickel-sized hail was reported in Druid Hills and Johns Creek.

Residents reported pea-to-quarter-sized hail across Douglas County.

Here's a look at what the storms looked like around the region. Send your weather photos to photos@11alive.com.










European soccer rivalries help metro Atlanta kids

ATLANTA -- On two fields at Inman Park, European soccer rivalries ran deep on Sunday.

"It wasn't hard to divide the teams," said Bill Ford, one of the organizers. "Once we named them, everybody wanted to play for their team."

The team names included Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Fans who moved to metro Atlanta from 14 different nations used their passion for sport to make a difference.

They played to support Soccer in the Streets, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that now serves more than 2,000 students.

"It taught me leadership, responsibility, teamwork, socializing with people, communication," said Juan Lomeli, who joined the program when he was 15. 

The program uses soccer to help at-risk kids thrive at school and at home.

Samuel Lian, 12, joined the program a few months ago and has already been named captain of his team.

Seven Hens Restaurant Debuts In Decatur This June

Seven Hens Restaurant Debuts In Decatur This June

DECATUR, Ga. -- Michael Gurevich is giving Atlantans yet another reason to love fried chicken—in the form of schnitzel—with the opening of his new restaurant, Seven Hens. Gurevich, an Israeli residing in Atlanta, has devised a brand new concept that marries an age-old European cooking method with international cuisine in the form of a chicken cutlet. The upscale, fast-casual eatery will open in Decatur in mid-June to serve an array of schnitzel-style chicken dishes with flavors from around the world for lunch and dinner.

Roswell Hail Video

Check out this incredible hail video from Christine Sever in Roswell last night!


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