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Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

ATLANTA -- Jury selection began Monday for a dozen defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial.

The teachers and administrators have been indicted on mobster-like charges, including racketeering and theft by taking. Prosecutors say they cheated students and pocketed big bonuses.

Four hundred potential jurors have been called. Jury selection is expected to take two to three weeks. The trial itself could last as long as eight months and may be one of the most expensive in state history, with six prosecutors and 12 defense attorneys, hundreds of witnesses and a million documents.

WATCH | What to expect during the APS trial

Man gets 50 years for burglarizing Hank Aaron's house

Man gets 50 years for burglarizing Hank Aaron's house

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to burglarizing baseball legend Hank Aaron's southwest Atlanta home.

A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced Isiah Slaton to eight years in prison and 42 on probation for the crime.

According to information presented in court, Slaton and two co-defendants burglarized the house on July 14, 2013, while Aaron and his wife Billye were out of town. The trio ransacked the home and stole jewelry, including several baseball rings Aaron intended to donate to the Hall of Fame. They got away in the victims' two BMWs, both of which were later recovered.

In his victim impact statement, Aaron said he felt "violated" by the burglary, and called the stolen items "priceless." He said he was made aware of the crime when he received a phone call from his alarm company.

OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

OB/GYN pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

ATLANTA -- A southwest Atlanta gynecologist has pleaded guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid of more than $200,000.

Dr. Nathaniel Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of Medicaid fraud, defrauding the state and unlicensed practice of medicine. A Fulton County Superior Court judge sentenced him to 10 years, with six months to serve in jail.

Johnson owned and operated Regency Professional Health Services for Women on Cascade Road. According to the Georgia Attorney General's Office, Johnson hired Jeff Romeus, a recent graduate of the American International School of Medicine in Guyana, to treat patients, even though Romeus was not licensed to practice medicine in Georgia.

1 killed when suspect fires gun into crowd

1 killed when suspect fires gun into crowd

ATLANTA -- One person was killed in a shooting at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex Monday night.

It happened shortly before midnight at the Providence at Cascade Apartments in the 300 block of Fairburn Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said investigators believe the shooter fired into a crowd of people. Only one person -- a man in his 20's -- was hit.

Guerrucci said the victim's body was found in a gazebo on the property. Police have not yet released his name or made any arrests.

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Man shot in the leg in SW Atlanta

Man shot in the leg in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man was shot in the leg during an argument in southwest Atlanta Monday morning.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

He was shot at a home in the 1100 block of Westmont Road SW.

Police have not yet revealed a motive for the shooting or the identities of any potential suspects.

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Woman shot to death in southwest Atlanta apartment

Woman shot to death in southwest Atlanta apartment

ATLANTA -- A woman was fatally shot in the head in a southwest Atlanta apartment overnight.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was killed at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Venetian Hills Apartments in the 1800 block of Campbellton Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the woman's body was found in a bedroom. Her relatives, who were home during the shooting, said the victim knew her killer; police have not released the suspect's name.

The death is under investigation.

Man shot to death in southwest Atlanta

Man shot to death in southwest Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A man was shot to death in southwest Atlanta overnight.

It happened at around 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of Orlando Street SW near Cascade Avenue.

Atlanta Police Capt. Paul Guerrucci said the victim was shot multiple times. He has not been identified, but investigators said he appears to be a man in his 20's. Police have not determined a motive for the shooting.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner was called to the scene and will determine the cause of death.

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