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2 Million Baby Monitors Recalled After Infant Deaths

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the electrical cords on the monitors can be dangerous for babies if placed too close to their cribs.

According to the commission, a 10-month-old girl from Washington, D.C. died in March when she strangled on the cord of a Summer Infant monitor camera that had been placed on the top of the crib rail. In November, a 6-month-old boy from Conway, S.C. strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to his crib.

To read more about the recall, visit Atlanta.Momslikeme.com.

Criminal Ring Steals Toner Cartridges

ATLANTA -- Police said four "well-dressed" men are stealing toner cartridges from office supply stores all over metro Atlanta.

Office Depot and Office Max stores have been targeted by this crime group, according to police. They walk into the stores separately, but within seconds of each other.

One of the men, who usually wears a tie, fills a box with HP and Canon toner cartridges and exits the store. Police said three other suspects distract store workers by striking up a conversation, and act as lookouts while the first suspect steals the cartridges.

The suspects leave the store in a white Dodge Caravan that may be a rental car with Florida plates. Thefts have occured at Office Depot's and Office Max's in Clayton, Cobb,  and DeKalb counties. Thefts have also been reported in Atlanta, Douglasville, Fayetteville, McDonough and Roswell.

Teachers Helps Students With Construction Careers

Peachtree City - In one side of a room, the pieces of a playhouse take shape.
While a few feet away, a podium come together when someone hammers in the nails.

Sawdust covers the ground and fills the air and the sounds of tools such as table saws and miter box saws keep the noise level high.

The work is serious and exacting with the workers wearing hardhats and safety glasses.

They're also young.

Actually, they're just teenagers in construction classes at McIntosh High School in Fayette County.

Guiding them through it all is teacher, Larry Singleton, who came to McIntosh just a year and a half ago after spending 20 years building custom homes.

When the bottom fell out of the housing industry, he returned to school.

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.


The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.


All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

'I Was Stunned' Says Georgia Sailor and New Father About His $250,000 Mega Millions Win

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The smart people tell us gambling is a fool's game. And most of the time they're probably right.

But -- there are always just enough of those lucky lottery players turning one dollar into hundreds of thousands to breathe hope into the rest of us hapless, happy fools.

"We just had a newborn baby son here, he was just born November 29th," said Navy Petty Officer First Class Jaime Acevedo.

And you just have to cheer for him, his wife and their new son.

Acevedo is stationed at King's Bay, Georgia, and since he's an E6, he makes around 600-dollars a week before taxes.

He said he rarely plays the lottery.

3 Metro Atlanta Men Charged with Felony Forgery

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Three Metro Atlanta men are behind bars, accused of trying to pass counterfeit money at North Point Mall.

On Dec. 31, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety officers were dispatched to the Macy's at North Point. Upon arrival, they found two men sitting in a Mercedes in the department store's parking lot.

As the officers approached the car, both suspects took off on foot. One was quickly captured and taken into custody. The other continued running and was stopped by taser.

A third man was also captured and arrested.

All three suspects were in possession of counterfeit $100 bills. They also had a large number of legitimate $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. Investigators believe the suspects used counterfeit money to purchase items, then return them for cash refunds.

Police also found Iraqi currency and a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the suspects' car.

Missing Fayetteville Girl Believed to be in Mexico

Missing Fayetteville Girl Believed to be in Mexico

FAYETTEVILLE, GA -- Investigators believe a missing 12-year-old girl from Fayette County may now be in Mexico.

Isabeth Yanez's family first reported her missing early Dec. 28.

Investigators believe she may be traveling with 20-year-old Simon Quintana Guiterrez. The red Camaro they were thought to be traveling in was found at a Publix grocery store on South Highway 74 in Peachtree City on Dec. 30.

The two are now believed to be in a city near Acapulco, Mexico. Fayette County authorities are working with Mexican authorities as well as US Marshals and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to find Yanez.

She was last seen at her home on Dec. 27 wearing a black jacket, white shirt and light blue jeans. She has long brown hair, is five feet two inches tall and weighs 115 pounds.