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Former Tech professor indicted on child porn charges

Former Tech professor indicted on child porn charges

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech professor, Faiz Al-Khayyal has been indicted in Fulton and Clayton counties for possessing images of child pornography.

The former Tech professor was first suspected of possessing images of child porn in 2009 after suspected pornography was found on computers in his office and on his work-issued laptop at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport. Authorities, then, raided his home and he was placed on administrative leave from Georgia Tech.  

According to the Georgia Department of Law,

A Fulton County Grand Jury returned a 172 count indictment against Al-Khayyal for Sexual Exploitation of Children (O.C.G.A. § 16-12-100) in Fulton County Superior Court on August 2, 2011. A Clayton County Grand Jury returned a 29 count indictment for Sexual Exploitation of Children (O.C.G.A. § 16-12-100) in Clayton County on August 3, 2011.

MIDTOWN: 3 teens stable, 1 arrested after shooting

MIDTOWN: 3 teens stable, 1 arrested after shooting

ATLANTA -- Three teens are in stable condition and a fourth is behind bars following a shooting in Midtown Thursday night.

Witnesses told police two groups of black males had gotten into a fight at 10th and Peachtree streets after leaving Screen on the Green.

Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos said shortly before 11 p.m., an 18-year-old male who had been shot in the leg was found a block away at 10th Street and Crescent Avenue. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center. 

Two more victims with similar wounds turned up at separate local hospitals -- a 17-year-old boy at Southern Regional Hospital and a 16-year-old boy at Grady Memorial Hospital. Both had been shot in the leg.

All three shooting victims were listed in stable condition. None of their names have been released.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

Share Your Vision with Atlanta Leaders April 19 - May 5

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is preparing to launch Round 3 of community meetings for the 2011 Comphrehensive Development Plan (CDP).  Share your thoughts, your insight, your vision for Atlanta's future and your neighborhood. 

Atlanta non-profits, civic and community groups, neighborhood associations, citizens and businesses are invited to attend the various community meetings planned in locations throughout the city. 

All meetings are from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Can't attend?  You can also email your comments to us at cdp2011comments@atlantaga.gov.

Dispute over VIP room sparks shooting

Dispute over VIP room sparks shooting

ATLANTA -- One man was shot several times early Friday at the Room Service Lounge on Piedmont Circle.

Police say two groups of men began arguing over who was going to use the VIP room. The argument became physical and ended when someone pulled a gun and began firing.

An unidentified man was shot in the stomach and in both legs. He was taken to Grady Hospital and was reported in stable condition.

Police are still interviewing witnesses. No arrest have been made.

Intown ACE Hardware Offers 15% Discount to VaHi Residents

Intown ACE Hardware Offers 15% Discount to VaHi Residents

ATLANTA -- In wake of the recent crimes occouring in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood, the VaHi neighborhood Ace Hardware store on North Highland Avenue is offering residents a 15% discount on all motion sensor lighting.

According to Phillip Ramsey, the Electornics Manager at the store, "the products range from $11 on the lower end to about $40 on the higher end". The Intown Ace Hardware store is offering this discount for the entire month of February. And, this location offers 14 different products that can be classified as motion sensors.  

Most of the products are in-store, however, orders for out-of-stock items are placed on Wednesday and usually arrive on Friday morning. 

The Intown Ace Hardware is located at 854 North Highland Avenue in Northeast Atlanta.