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DeKalb water main break has residents losing patience


UPDATE: DeKalb County officials reported on Thursday that the 14-inch water main break at Superior Avenue and Willow Lane had been repaired. Service is fully restored but officials advise residents to run their water temporarily to get rid of air in the line and water discoloration.

DECATUR, Ga. -- The rains have delayed repairs to Monday’s aggravating break in an old water main in DeKalb County, near the intersection of North Decatur Rd. and Superior Ave.

And Wednesday, the county said water service in that area, which was restored temporarily, will have to be shut off one last time -- this time on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

“It’s been hectic,” resident Linda Rice said.DeKalb County is telling residents and business owners that this holiday nightmare will end and water service will be restored -- after Thursday’s cut-off, by around 4 p.m.

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Decatur water main break cuts water to residents


DECATUR -- Some residents in Decatur are still without water after a water main broke Monday.

The break at Willow Lane and Superior Ave. was caused by a construction crew.

Repairs were expected to be completed overnight Monday but when 11Alive went to the scene Tuesday morning, crews said they were still waiting on the city to turn the water off before repair work could start.

We're working to get more information on when residents can expect to have water service restored.

Stay with 11Alive for updates on this developing story.

Man found shot dead outside Decatur apartment


DECATUR, Ga. -- Police in DeKalb are investigating after a man was found shot dead outside an area apartment on Saturday.

Authorities responded to East Perimeter Pointe Apartments where they said a resident found the body of the victim, a black male, outside his apartment around 8:30 a.m.

Police are looking for another black male who was seen entering the apartment Friday night.

Officials have not yet released the name of the victim or the person they are searching for.

Man shot in buttocks fleeing from robber


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A man attempting to run from an armed robber was shot in the buttocks Monday night, police said.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at 3710 Harvest Drive.

According to DeKalb County Police Major S.R. Fore, the 37-year-old man was approached by another man outside of a home. When the man tried to rob him, the victim began to run. The suspect fired one shot, striking the victim in the behind.

The suspect took the man’s key and left in his grey Lexus.

The vehicle was later located abandoned on Woodland Drive at Harvest Cove.

Police have not located the suspect.

The victim was taken to Atlanta Medical Center in serious condition. 

Family of Anthony Hill files wrongful death lawsuit


ATLANTA -- The family of an unarmed naked man fatally shot by a DeKalb County police officer has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit.

Anthony Hill, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, was shot and killed by DeKalb County Officer Robert Olsen on March 9. Police were responding to a 911 call about a naked man wandering the apartment complex acting erratically.

Police said the naked man, Anthony Hill, lunged at Officer Olsen in a threatening manner.

On Oct. 29, a civil grand jury recommended more investigation into the fatal shooting. DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is considering whether to present the case to a grand jury for indictment.

Suspended election official griped about faulty gear


DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb County election official placed on administrative leave complained about a faulty piece of equipment turned in from Tuesday's election, according to elections director Maxine Daniels.

Daniels said she suspended Leonard Piazza following a conflict he'd had with a subordinate. She declined to say if the conflict with the subordinate was related to the faulty equipment.

The state is investigating complaints of fraud.