Monday, August 11, 2014

First Slice 8/11/14: TB outbreak at homeless shelters claims three lives, health officials say

Posted By on Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 7:13 AM

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  • Officials decline to name which shelters are affected by outbreak of tuberculosis, shown above in an X-ray
Three homeless people have died in a tuberculosis outbreak at Atlanta shelters, Fulton County health officials said on Friday. Forty-seven people, including two volunteers, have been infected by the outbreak. Officials are not releasing the names of the affected shelters but stressed that there was not cause for concern among the general public.

Teachers and administrators accused of being involved in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal go to trial today. All 12 defendants will appear in the courtroom at the same time.

A homeless man was killed on Saturday morning after a truck left the road and struck the tent he was sleeping in along the Downtown Connector.

A 15-year ban on the complicated and controversial process of injecting water into underground aquifers along the Georgia coast has lapsed. What happens next?

Atlanta Police say they arrested U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller from Alabama over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his wife at a Downtown hotel.

HOLY HELL EVERYONE IN ATLANTA HAS EBOLA oh wait, sorry, Yahoo News' Twitter account was just hacked.

Advocacy groups, elected officials, and family members want answers after police officers shot and killed an unarmed teenager named Michael Brown in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb. Police say shots were fired after the Brown scuffled with an officer over the officer's gun. But community members want an investigation about the shooting, which has roiled the community. "This situation has brought out whatever rifts were between that minority community and the Ferguson government," St. Louis City Councilman Antonio French told the New York Times.

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