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Atlanta French community unites to remember victims

ATLANTA -- More than 300 people gathered together Sunday inside the French Consulate in Atlanta to unite and remember the victims from Friday's attack terrorist attacks in Paris.

The hundreds who turned out draped themselves in flags, painted their faces, and carried signs in support of France.

Vigil at French Consulate evokes strong emotions after Paris attacks

ATLANTA -- Jesse Devlyn couldn’t hold back the tears at a prayer vigil in front of the French Consulate in Buckhead.

The flags there are flying at half-staff.

International jewelry thief nabbed in Atlanta

ATLANTA --  A renowned 85-year-old international jewelry thief was arrested last week in Atlanta.

Last Friday, a loss prevention officer at Saks Fifth Avenue at Phipps Plaza reported observing 85-year-old Doris Payne lifting a pair of $690 earrings from a shelf and placing them in her pocket. She then quickly exited the store towards the entry to the Phipps Plaza shopping mall, according to the police report.

Payne was arrested inside the mall and the stolen earrings were recovered from her pocket, authorities say.

Local communities learn to fight back against child sex traffickers

ATLANTA -- The statistics are truly frightening.

Hundreds of young girls are exploited for sex by thousands of men each month. And that's just here in Georgia.

Employees file lawsuit against restaurant group after mass closures


ATLANTA -- More than seventy employees of restaurants including Noche, Smash, and Prime have filed a federal lawsuit against the Here To Serve Restaurant Group after their sudden closure Tuesday.

The lawsuit alleges three counts against Here To Serve, Oasis Outsourcing, Thomas Catherall, and Leigh Catherall:

Popular Atlanta restaurant group closes with little notice


ATLANTA -- Ten popular Atlanta restaurants will not open for business Tuesday after the ownership group closed to reorganize. 

Here to Serve Restaurants runs Prime, Strip, Noche, Twist, Smash Kitchen, Coast Seafood, and Shucks Oyster and Wine Bar. The company's website now carries a message saying, "We apologize for the inconvenience, we are working on reorganization. Hopefully, we will be here to serve you again soon!"

Employees of several of the restaurants told 11Alive News no one has passed along any official information. They've heard about the closings through word of mouth or when they showed up to work and found chains on the door.

15-second middle school fighting prompts outrage

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Some Buckhead parents are alarmed to see videos of students at Sutton Middle School punching, pummeling and violently kicking one another at Sutton Middle School.