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Columbia's Dennis reaches coaching milestone

A graduate of old Briarcliff High School, Columbia High head baseball coach Steve Dennis registered his 300th victory as the head coach at Columbia in a 14-1 triumph over McNair April 26 at Columbia.

The victory came on the final day of the 2012 season and it was over a former Columbia player for Dennis in McNair head skipper Jonathan Dunton.

Dennis becomes the first baseball coach in DeKalb County history to reach 300 wins at the same school, posting the historic triumph in his 24th year at the helm of the Eagle program.

15 counties must clean their air

15 counties must clean their air

ATLANTA -- Air Quality Awareness Week recently came to a close, and 15 metro Atlanta counties didn't quite make the clean air cut.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently changed its standards of attainment for ozone standards from .08 parts per billion to .075 parts.

The change means that 15 formerly compliant counties were re-designated at nonattainment for ground-level ozone: Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding and Rockdale.

To clean up the air, residents can try carpooling to work or taking MARTA if possible; fewer cars on the roads means more breathable air for everyone in metro Atlanta.

Learn more about how to reduce emissions and cut down on ozone at www.cleanaircampaign.org.

CAPTURED | Jaquez Douse

ATLANTA -- Jaquez Douse, 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for April 11, was captured on May 1. After receiving a tip through Crime Stoppers Atlanta US Marshals were lead directly to an apartment in Forest Park where Douse was hiding out.

Deputy US Marshal said the tip came from someone who saw Douse featured on 11 Alive News. "The caller advised that the individual that was featured on the 11 Alive special Fugitive of the Week was residing in that area," said Deputy US Marshal Eric Heinze.

Douse, 24, was wanted for a November 2011 murder in Southwest Atlanta.

18-year-old girl missing from DeKalb school

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb School System's Department of Public Safety is searching for Shaquioia Crawford, who they describe as an intellectually handicapped student. 

Crawford was last seen at Southwest DeKalb High School. Officials say she usually gets a ride home from school but on Friday she rode the MARTA bus. 

Crawford is described as 5'7 and about 135 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities do not know what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance. 

Anyone with information on Crawford's disappearance should call 678-676-1810.  

Ten arrested in FAMU hazing death

ATLANTA -- Less than two days after Florida State Attorney Lawson Lamar announced plans to charge 13 people in Robert Champion's death, ten of those students have turned themselves in.

Lamar said the Florida A&M drum major was "beaten to death" on a bus during a hazing incident, but Lamar did not bring more severe charges because Champion's death could not be attributed to one specific person.

Ten students have been arrested: Jessie Baskin (20), Harold Finley (20), Brian Jones (23), Ryan Dean (22), Jonathan Boyce (24), Benjamin McNamee (21), Shawn Turner (26), Caleb Jackson (23), Rikki Wills (24) and Aaron Golson (19). Most of them have bonded out of jail.

As of Friday, only one defendant has not turned themselves in; however, the the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been in contact with her family. 

4th prescription drug take-back a big success

4th prescription drug take-back a big success

ATLANTA -- Last weekend's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was a big success in Georgia, with residents turning in an estimated 6,913 pounds of unwanted medication.

This number greatly exceeds the amount of drugs collected during the last take-back event in October, where Drug Enforcement Administration officials collected about 3,794 pounds.

Nationally, the event saw Americans turn in approximately 276 tons (552,161 pounds) of drugs.

"The Prescription Drug Take-Back campaign was a huge success," Harry S. Sommers, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement. "This event was critical in stemming the tide of prescription drug abuse in this country."

FAMU hazing suspect turns himself at Tampa jail

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida have taken into custody another of the 13 people connected to the hazing death of a Florida A&M University student.

Bryan Jones turned himself in Wednesday night in Hillsborough County. He was released after posting a $15,000 bond.

REALATED | 13 people facing charges in FAMU hazing death 

Meanwhile, a Leon County judge refused Thursday to let another suspect, Caleb Jackson, leave jail because he's already on probation for battery. Jasmine Alexander, who said she's the mother of a 3-year-old with Jackson and engaged to him, pleaded with the judge, saying Jackson is the only source of income for their family.

Rikki Wills, another defendant arrested in Leon County, was allowed to leave jail Wednesday night after posting $15,000 bond.