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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 

Hospital increases security after suspected assault

Hospital increases security after suspected assault

ATLANTA -- A Canton man is behind bars for allegedly sneaking into a hospital patient's room with the intent to sexually assault her.

Noble Elder, 52, has been charged with sexual battery and criminal trespassing.

According to the police report, the victim's daughter is a nurse at Atlanta Medical Center. She went to check on her mother around 5:30 a.m. and found Elder inside the room, trying to take off her pants.

It's still not clear why Elder was at the hospital or how long he had been there.

The hospital would not discuss the incident, agreeing only to release a statement that said in part, "The safety and security of our patients are our top priority, and we take these matters very seriously. We have enhanced our security and will only allow authorized visitors to patient floors after hours."

The hospital would not say how it planned to screen visitors at the hospital. Normal visitation hours are from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Would-be victim kills robbery suspect

Would-be victim kills robbery suspect

ATLANTA -- One man is dead and another is in jail after Atlanta Police say they attempted to rob someone on Christmas Eve.

The attempted robbery happened at around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Jackson Street near Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward, according to Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones.

The two suspects were trying to rob a man when the unidentified victim pulled out a gun and shot one of them, Jones said.

The non-injured suspect, 21-year-old Roderick Banks, drove his accomplice to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to Jones. That man was pronounced dead at the hospital; his name has not been released.

Banks was arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond in the Fulton County Jail. Police did not charge the robbery victim.

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."

Radio Shack smashed by U-Haul, robbed

Radio Shack smashed by U-Haul, robbed

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating a robbery at a Radio Shack on Piedmont Road near Sidney Marcus Boulevard.

According to Officer K.Y. Jones, a witness reported seeing a U-Haul backed up to the front of the store at about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

When officers arrived, they found glass smashed and the front door caved in, but no U-Haul. Police spotted the U-Haul on southbound Interstate 85.

"When the officers activated their lights and siren, the suspect accelerated," Jones said.

Jones said the U-Haul was ditched at Angier and Peace avenues in the Old Fourth Ward. Several stolen items were recovered and blood was found inside the U-Haul, but the suspect or suspects got away on foot.

Former Grady RB arrested, charged

Former Grady RB arrested, charged

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky police say three members of the football team have been charged with marijuana possession.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe identified the players as running back Raymond Sanders, cornerback Marcus Caffey and wide receiver Bookie Cobbins. They were charged Thursday night.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says coach Joker Phillips said Monday that the players will remain with the team.

The newspaper said Sanders, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Cobbins, of New Orleans, were suspended for Saturday's game against Western Kentucky, which the Wildcats lost 32-31 in overtime. They are eligible to play Saturday at Florida. Caffey, of Atlanta, was ruled academically ineligible before the season began.

All three are due in Fayette County District Court on Oct. 9.

Atlanta Commission on Women to host free Women's Health & Safety Forum Wed. 8/22

Atlanta Commission on Women to host free Women's Health & Safety Forum Wed. 8/22

The Atlanta Commission on Women (ACW), in partnership with various organizations including self-defense/protection company Practical Combat Applications, Atlanta Police Dept., and Health, Fitness & Life Coaching--will host a free Women's Health and Safety Forum, Wed. Aug. 28, 12PM noon at Atlanta City Hall.

Focusing on the topics: self-defense, diabetes, heart disease, fitness/nutrition, HIV/AIDS, obesity and preventive care; the free forum will take place in the old city hall chambers (3rd floor, city hall tower) on 68 Mitchell St, Atlanta. The public is invited.

The event will also feature: the Atlanta Fire Dept, AID Atlanta, Cynthia Jameson, Independent agent for health insurance and durable medical equipment, Pulse by Kayt Wolfe, and Sonali Sadeqee Nutrition and Lifestyle consultant.