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Armed robbery spree ends with teen's arrest

Armed robbery spree ends with teen's arrest

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have arrested a 15 year old accused of at least three armed robbery attempts in southeast Atlanta Monday evening.

The crime spree began at around 10 p.m., when two people robbed someone at gunpoint at the intersection of Woodland and Eden avenues, according to Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones.

About 15 minutes later, a second armed robbery took place on nearly Memorial Drive.

The two suspects, who were riding a motorized scooter, attempted a third robbery on Kent Street when they were spotted by police, Jones said.

The suspects began a chase but quickly crashed the scooter, which was stolen, according to Jones. They ran, but cops managed to catch one of them. His name was not released because of his age.

Police found three cell phones and a revolver on the teen, Jones said. A second gun was found at the crash site.

No one was hurt in any of the robberies.

1 shot during home invasion

1 shot during home invasion

ATLANTA -- One person was shot during a home invasion in southeast Atlanta Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. at a house on Farrington Place.

No details about the home invasion were immediately available. The victim's condition is not known.

Man charged with shooting girlfriend in head

Man charged with shooting girlfriend in head

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta man was arrested Tuesday for shooting his girlfriend in the head.

Jason Thompson was charged with aggravated assault and firearm possession, and is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. He will have his first court appearance Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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The shooting happened at around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday on Bryan Street SE in southeast Atlanta. Atlanta Police said Thompson shot the victim, whose name was not released, in the head.

The victim is in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Thompson was arrested at the scene. There was no immediate word on why he shot his girlfriend.

Ex-APS official faces kickback charges

Ex-APS official faces kickback charges

ATLANTA (AP) - A former chief information officer for Atlanta's school system accused of accepting bribes in exchange for his influence in awarding a technology contract has pleaded not guilty.

Jerome Oberlton entered his plea in federal court in Atlanta Tuesday. A federal grand jury handed down a seven-count indictment last week naming Oberlton and another man, Mahendra Patel, in the bribery scheme. Patel also pleaded not guilty.

The indictment says the two accepted $60,000 in kickbacks from an information technology company that won a contract worth more than $700,000 from the school district.

Oberlton served as chief information officer for Atlanta schools from 2004 to 2007. Oberlton joined the Dallas school district in January and was working as chief of staff. He resigned last week after informing the superintendent of the investigation.

Atlanta cops break up robbery in process

Atlanta cops break up robbery in process

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police officers stumbled upon and ended a robbery in progress near Turner Field at around 10 p.m. Monday.

The officers were patrolling the area after a Braves game when they saw a pedestrian robbery happening near Formwalt Park at the corner of Formwalt Street SW and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard SW.

When the suspect saw the cops approaching, he ran away, but was quickly captured, according to Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.

The victims identified the juvenile suspect as the man who tried to take their cell phones, Jones said.

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The suspect was taken to the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center. His name was not released because of his age.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

SPECIAL REPORT: Drug traffickers operating Sandy Springs rehab center

11Alive News has learned that two metro Atlanta men who recently pled guilty to federal drug trafficking charges have been operating a Sandy Springs facility for recovering addicts for several years.

In October, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of Drew T. Green, Thomas Malone Jr. and eight others for drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy, alleging they were operating one of the largest synthetic drug cartels in the country.

Federal prosecutors say Green and Malone's company Nutragenomics sold millions of dollars worth of chemicals used to manufacture so-called designer drugs like synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

"I've come to a point where I refuse to use the term synthetic marijuana. It gives these poisons too much credence," said Lance Dyer whose son Dakota committed suicide after smoking a synthetic marijuana product named "Mr. Miyagi."

 "These drugs are literally poisons."