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Milton and McEachern top the Super 25 boys, girls polls

ATLANTA -- The Milton boys and McEachern girls continue to lead the top the Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 polls for this week. The computer generated polls for metro Atlanta teams are produced each week by USA Today.

   Columbia, Douglas County, Westlake, and Shiloh complete the top 5 for boys. Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Parkview make up the girls top 5..

CLASS NOTES | Free course for teachers from LearningRX

ATLANTA -- LearningRX, a "brain training" initiative with locations across the country, helps students strengthen their memory and focus to improve their classroom performance.

Now, LearningRX is offering a free course for metro Atlanta teachers to help them identify learning issues their students may face.

To sign up for the course, visit www.learningrx.com and click on the Professional Learning Board. Use the code lrxgeorgia to gain access to the free class.

LearningRX has two metro Atlanta locations -- Buckhead and Kennesaw.

BUCKHEAD | LEGOLAND Master Model Builder creates 11Alive logo

ATLANTA -- The newly-hired Master Model Builder at Buckhead's LEGOLAND Discovery Center stopped by 11Alive Friday morning to do what he does best: build a LEGO masterpiece.

Joshua Bohn, who beat out more than 100 other applicants for the job, created a LEGO replica of 11Alive's logo live on the morning show. It took him about an hour to complete his creation.

See pictures of LEGOLAND Discovery Center, which is scheduled to open March 17.

Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

ATLANTA - Georgia residents have another chance to win a big lottery prize on Wednesday night. The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $170 million to a single winner. 

And it only takes $2 for a chance to win. 

The Georgia Lottery Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize can be paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option which, after taxes, is approximately $106 million. So, choose your numbers wisely. 

All proceeds from Powerball benefit education in the state of Georgia. 

Eat out to support family of fallen Atlanta police officer

ATLANTA -- Four restaurants are stepping up to help raise money for the daughter of fallen Atlanta Police Officer Gail Thomas.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Smith's Olde Bar will donate 20 percent of sales from lunch and dinner on Wednesday.

Avellino's Pizza and Big Tex in Decatur will donate 10 percent of sales.  

Officer Thomas was killed one week ago after stopping on the side of the interstate to help a fellow officer.

Police said she was struck by a drunk driver, Chasity Jones, 22, who remains behind bars.

Thomas had a daughter, who's a junior in college.

Kroger recalls certain frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Grocery store chain Kroger issued a recall Monday on some Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes due to the possible presence of soy.

Included in the recall are 14.8-ounce packages of frozen Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes and Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes.

The pancakes were sold in stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., plus several other Midwest and Southern states.

For those with soy allergies, eating the products could result in severe allergic reactions, Kroger noted.

Dude Arranges Meeting between G-DOT and Frustrated Claimant

UPDATE - January 27, 2012

A full year after 11Alive viewer Luther Harris first contacted Commuter Dude for help, he got good news. G-DOT has reversed its decision to reject Mr. Harris' reimbursement claim and will be paying him nearly twenty-five hundred dollars in restitution. None of this would've happened, if Commuter Dude hadn't introduced Luther to G-DOT spokesperson Jill Goldberg, who went to bat for the frustrated driver.

July 6, 2011

For months and months, 11Alive viewer Luther Harris was bounced back and forth between the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Transportation after filing a two-thousand dollar damage claim. Finally, he grew tired of the run-around and contacted Commuter Dude. Within hours, we learned it was a G-DOT issue, so we set up a meeting between the frustrated claimant and the State to try and work things out.