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Ga. Tech student injured in explosion dies

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Tech student injured in an explosion in his Midtown apartment last month has died, the Fulton County Medical Examiner has confirmed.

Saamer Akhshabi suffered third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body in the Feb. 4 incident. Lighter fluid and a charred pillow and mattress were found inside the apartment, along with the apparent Molotov cocktail and several plastic bottles filled with gasoline and kerosene.

PHOTOS | Grad student burned by incendiary device

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Recruiting Scandal: 14 Grady HS players had fraudulent addresses

ATLANTA -- Atlanta School Superintendent Erroll Davis said Wednesday that out of 58 football players on the Grady High School football team, 14 of them were found to have had fraudulent addresses on record at the school.

In a 23-page report released Wednesday evening, Davis said both parents and school employees were involved in the fraud.

READ | Details of the full report here

Since the investigation began, a number of players have withdrawn from the school voluntarily, while more were asked to leave the school. In the cases of those who live outside the school's service area, tuition bills were sent to parents.

Davis said at least one player had never seen the inside of a Grady High School classroom.

Fulton County Workforce Development Offers Employment Assistance to 16 – 21 Year Olds

Fulton County Workforce Development Offers Employment Assistance to 16 – 21 Year Olds

Teens and young adults between 16 and 21-years-old can receive employment assistance through workforce development and leadership training.  The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development wants young people to apply for participation in the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) program. YES is a year-round comprehensive youth training and employment program.

The program increases work opportunities for youth, encourages leadership and independent thinking.  YES also assists Fulton County youth with evaluating and accomplishing their educational and career goals as well as fulfilling their personal potential.

Employment assistance includes the following services:

Danger, death on the tracks on Georgia movie shoot

(WXIA) -- The train trestle in Jessup, Georgia, where Sarah Jones lost her life, is an ancient but solid span of iron that crosses the Altamaha River. It is a busy section of track, with an estimated ten trains using it every day.

Officials say the film crew she was with did not have permission to be on the tracks, just in the surrounding area.

Jones, a camera assistant, was a popular figure in the movie industry. Thousands took time to remember her on social media, and hundreds showed up for her memorial in Atlanta over the weekend.

"She was a one of a kind person," said one attendee. "She was full of a lot of life and laughter she made everything an adventure."

Hair stylist Joyce Gilliard also knew Jones. She was inches away from her when she was killed.

Gilliard suffered a compound fracture when the train that hit them broke her arm.

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Teen screams annouce arrival of Divergent

ATLANTA-- The screams of hundreds of teenage girls echoed above the cell phones held overhead when the cast of Divergent arrived at the Regal Atlanta Station for the Atlanta premier Monday. 

The movie, based on the novels by Veronica Roth, hits theaters nationwide March 21. 11Alive's Julie Wolfe watched the first screening of the film and sat down with main actors Shailene Woodley and Theo James.  

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Roth was in her freshman year in college in 2006 when she came up with the idea for Divergent. "I had this inkling about a subculture of people who wanted to eradicate fear in normal individuals, to create people without phobias," she said. The future world is divided into five factions based on human virtues in an effort to overcome human nature and avoid war. 

RadioShack to close 1,100 stores

(USA TODAY) -- After reporting dismal fourth-quarter earnings, RadioShack said Tuesday that it would close about 1,100 poorly performing stores, roughly 20% of the electronic retailer's locations.

The store closings will leave about 4,000 locations in the U.S. The company has been struggling to revamp its stores for the past year.

Total net sales and operating revenues were $935.4 million in the fourth quarter, vs. $1,171.4 million last year, a 20% decline. Comparable store sales were down 19%, which the company blames on poor performance in its mobile phone business.

RadioShack stock was down more than 20% in premarket trading.

"Even in this environment, we're continuing to make progress on the five pillars of our turnaround plan: repositioning the brand, revamping the product assortment, reinvigorating the stores, operational efficiency and financial flexibility," CEO Joseph C. Magnacca said in a statement.

Whole Foods looking for local charity to receive donation

Whole Foods looking for local charity to receive donation

(WXIA) -- Four times a year, Whole Foods Market holds 5% Day, where five percent of a day's net sales is given to a local nonprofit.

The Atlanta-area Whole Foods and Harry's Farmers Market locations are looking for a deserving local charity to receive the proceeds from the next 5% Day, which will be Tuesday, Apr. 8.

Nonprofits interested in applying can visit wholefoodsmarket.com for more information. The application deadline is Monday, Mar. 10 at 5 p.m. Organizations that are not chosen will be kept on a list for future consideration.

Whole Foods has locations in Buckhead, Duluth, East Cobb, Midtown Atlanta, North Druid Hills and Sandy Springs. Harry's Farmers Market has two stores -- Alpharetta and Marietta. All eight locations will participate in 5% Day.