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Atlanta acts to remove sewer line dangers


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After waiting nearly four months to get an above-ground temporary sewer line removed and a hazardous intersection repaired, residents near Nancy Creek and Ridgewood Road in Buckhead have learned that work is finally about to begin.

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The above-ground line runs more than a quarter-mile along Nancy Creek, and ending in an open manhole in the middle of Ridgewood Road. which results in an obstacle course for drivers to get past each day.

"You creep up here and you think people are going to stop but you can't see. It's very dangerous," said area resident Jennifer Black.

2 indicted for Buckhead home invasion


ATLANTA-- Two Memphis men have been indicted in connection with a string of violent home invasions in Buckhead.

Leon Scott, 25, and Mario Deandre Jackson, 28, face robbery, kidnapping and firearms charges. They're accused of breaking into a home on Paces Ridge in Buckhead May 25 and terrorizing a family.

According to the US Attorney John Horn, Jackson was arrested July 9 when Georgia State Patrol officers pulled over the car in which he was a passenger. Two guns reported stolen during other robberies were found in the vehicle.

"[Jackson and Scott] allegedly traveled to Georgia from outside the state for the purpose of robbing the family, and forcing them at gunpoint to remove money from an ATM and to turn over other valuables, including a wedding band," Horn said in a written statement.

Temporary sewer line blocks Atlanta intersection


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ATLANTA -- A temporary above ground sewer line extending along Nancy Creek Road and ending up in the middle of the Ridgewood Road intersection has neighbors fuming.

They said that no matter what they do, nothing has been done to fix leaky pipes, clear out the intersection or remove the above ground temporary line.

What neighbors now face is an obstacle course in the middle of a busy intersection and there's nothing being done to get rid of it.

The temporary sewer line extends about a quarter mile ending at an open manhole right in the middle of the Ridgewood Road intersection.

Health officials continue to track cause of mystery illness


ATLANTA -- State and county health officials continue to investigate an illness that may have sickened more than 100 people.

The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and the Georgia Department of Public Health are continuing to gather information on the abdominal illness.

Last week, doctors in Buckhead said they had treated dozens of patients who may have been stricken with a parasite called cystoisosporiasis.

As of Tuesday, 100 people had responded to the health department's request to complete a survey, according to Fulton County health officials.

Parasitic metro-Atlanta illness reports continue, hotspots develop


ATLANTA -- It's a story that continues to be a mystery and appears growing in its reach.

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There are now dozens of Fulton County residents who have reported being sickened with a mysterious illness.

Doctors in Buckhead said they've had an influx of patients with a parasite called cystoisosporiasis.

But the big problem is that no one knows exactly how they got it.

Mystery illness in Buckhead blamed on parasite


ATLANTA -- A Buckhead doctor is seeing case after case of a strange illness come into his office. All patients have the same symptoms -- a terrible stomach bug, debilitating them for weeks at a time.

The mystery sickness began spreading in June. In some cases, doctors have narrowed it down to a treatable parasite.

But one question remains -- where did it start?

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That's what Ashley Gelber wants to know. She lives near Chastain Park, and she and two neighbors came down with the illness back in June. Gelber is still sick, and dozens in her community are dealing with the same symptoms.

CHAT LIVE: Buckhead mystery illness


ATLANTA -- A Buckhead doctor is seeing case after case of a strange illness come into his office. All patients have the same symptoms -- a terrible stomach bug, debilitating them for weeks at a time.

11Alive medical correspondent Dr. Sujatha Reddy will join us from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. to answer your questions about the illness.


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