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ATM stolen from Atlanta BP station

ATM stolen from Atlanta BP station

ATLANTA -- Thieves stole an ATM from an Atlanta gas station Monday morning.

The machine was taken from the new BP station at the corner of Piedmont and Ponce de Leon avenues.

Atlanta Police said the business's burglary alarm went off at around 4:30 a.m. The thieves used a red pickup truck with an extended cab, possibly a GMC or Chevrolet, to haul away the ATM.

Investigators have not yet named any suspects.

Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

Police investigate 2 overnight shootings

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigation two separate shootings that happened overnight in different parts of the city.

Two people were shot around 11 p.m. Sunday in southwest Atlanta and one person was shot at around 1 a.m. Monday in Midtown.

The first shooting happened at 1700 Stanton Road SW. The victims' are being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital. Their wounds are not life-threatening.

In the second incident, a man told officers he was shot in front of an extended stay hotel on Pine Street in Midtown. He drove himself to the emergency room at Emory University Hospital Midtown on Peachtree Street. Police said he may have been shot in an attempted robbery.

No additional information is available in either incident.

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.

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 

Windows smashed at 4 Atlanta-area businesses

Windows smashed at 4 Atlanta-area businesses

ATLANTA -- At least four businesses were hit by possible smash-and-grab burglars early Wednesday.

Atlanta Police say two of the businesses are in a shopping center on Piedmont Avenue NE in Midtown. They include the Area 4 Salon and Rapid Sign Systems.

Two DeKalb County pharmacies were also hit -- the Walgreens at 2033 Candler Road and the Rite Aid at 4855 Flat Shoals Parkway.

In all four instances, someone smashed through windows and glass doors. Both pharmacies had their drive-thru windows broken.

Police do not know if the suspects actually went inside the businesses and took anything.

Atlanta Krystal robbed

Atlanta Krystal robbed

ATLANTA -- No one was hurt when two men robbed a Midtown Atlanta fast food restaurant Tuesday morning.

The robbery happened at around 3:30 a.m. at the Krystal on 14th Street NW.

Atlanta Police Capt. Tim Peek said two men walked into the restaurant, pulled out guns and took cash from the register. Witnesses described the suspects as a tall black man with tattoos all over his face, and a short black man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Although no one was injured, one Krystal employee was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for stress.

Buckhead bandit gets video close-up

Buckhead bandit gets video close-up

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have posted video on YouTube of a robber targeting businesses in Buckhead, Midtown, and Brookhaven in hopes of getting a break in the case.

The suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 9 inches and in his mid to late thirties.

Atlanta Police say they've linked him to at least seven robberies, but believe the number could be as high as 10. Many of those crimes were caught on video surveillance.

In every robbery, the suspect approaches the cashier like he's going to buy something, but then shows a gun and demands the cashier put money in one of the store's plastic bags.

There are some small differences in each crime, and police say he changes his clothing between robberies.

According to police reports, during a Jan. 1 robbery of a CVS Pharmacy, he told the clerk "Come on, don't you know this is a robbery? Give me all that."