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One dead, another seriously injured in Decatur shooting


DECATUR, Ga. -- Investigators have confirmed that two men were shot - and one killed - late Thursday evening in Decatur.

The shooting happened in the area of Glenco Drive.

A detective has confirmed that one of the two victims was dead at the scene while the other is seriously injured.

The living victim was shot in the abdomen and has since been transported to an area hospital.

11Alive will continue to follow this developing story.


Missing Clark Atlanta student found safe in Illinois


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UPDATE: DeKalb County Police say Alexis-Jones Rhodes has been located safe in Illinois. No foul play is suspected.

DECATUR, Ga. -- Police are looking for a missing Clark Atlanta University student who was last seen at 4 a.m. on Monday.

sayShe left the residence en-route to her graduation at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta and never arrived to the ceremony.

"The whole family is concerned," said Nicole Johnson, Alexis's mother.

"If you're able, please just come back home."

Two more charged in Watershed Management investigation


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- One day after two DeKalb employees pleaded guilty to theft by taking thousands in overtime pay, two other employees were charged.

Corey Green and Reginald White, were charged with felony theft joining both Cynthia Hall and Jarvis Foster, who pleaded guilty on May 20.

Hall and Foster will serve 7 years, 100 hours of community service a piece and pay $20,000 in restitution altogether.

Hall and Foster are two of three who were accused of bilking DeKalb County out of thousands of dollars in fraudulent overtime pay.

Ex-DeKalb principal expected to take plea for cheating


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A former DeKalb County principal is expected to make a plea when she appears in court Wednesday afternoon.

Agnes Flanagan is accused of cheating on the 2009 CRCT while working at Cedar Grove Middle School. Prosecutors said an investigation into the school revealed what they called "a statistically improbable" number of erasures on the standardized test. Some classrooms had as many as 300 wrong-to-right answer changes.

Flanagan was indicted Apr. 16, 2013. She faces three counts each of first-degree forgery, false writings and public record fraud.

Police investigate early morning Decatur hotel shooting


DECATUR, Ga. -- 11Alive is working to get more information on an early morning shooting in DeKalb County.

The shooting happened at the Glen Royal Inn and Suites on Glenwood Road in Decatur.

Officers got the call around 4 a.m.

Officials have confirmed that the victim was taken to a hospital

The victim's identity and condition have not been released at this time.


Teen charged in crash that killed Lakeside HS teacher


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – A 19-year-old man was charged in the crash that killed in Lakeside High School teacher.

Ramiro Pedemonte is charged with homicide, reckless driving and serious injury by vehicle in the April 25 wreck that claimed the life of Leah O'Brien. He will have his first court appearance Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Authorities said Pedemonte was driving an 18-year-old woman to Lakeside High's prom Saturday night when he collided with O'Brien's vehicle on Scott Boulevard in Decatur.

O'Brien, 33, was killed. Her 8-year-old daughter was injured.

DeKalb's McNair Middle school leads state in fighting


DECATUR, GA -- Thirteen-year-old Aaliyah Hampton was exiting McNair Middle School early Thursday afternoon, sent home with her mom for fighting with another student. The eighth grader faces a five-day suspension.

"(The other student) kept saying stuff about how she was gonna fight me and she was gonna bang my head on a desk," the teen said, in an interview approved by her mother. "She just started drama with me and we both got into trouble."

In 2014, such drama was commonplace at the DeKalb County school. According to state data, McNair Middle School averaged 2.35 fights per day last school year --- with a total of 423 incidents of fighting, leading the state. But the same data shows McNair had 509 fights the previous year – representing a drop of 17 percent.