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Woman accused of stealing PTA money released on bond

ATLANTA -- Maryam Arjomand was released from the Fulton County Jail on a signature bond, late Tuesday night. 

The 48 year old is accused of stealing $57,000, over a three year period, from the E. Rivers Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, of which she was a member. 

According to her attorney, she has paid back almost $50,000 of the money. She will appear in court on May 8. 

Woman accused of stealing PTA money surrenders

ATLANTA -- A woman accused of stealing $57,000 from a Buckhead elementary school's Parent-Teacher Association has surrendered to police.

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Maryam Arjomand turned herself in to detectives Monday after police said she stole the funds from the East Rivers Elementary School PTA.

The 48 year old is accused of depositing the donated money into her personal account. She has been charged with felony theft by taking.

Arjomand is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

A PTA spokeswoman said Arjomand was a member of the school's PTA.

Ga. 400 south reopens after major wreck

ATLANTA -- Traffic is finally flowing again on southbound Ga. 400.

A major wreck shut down all lanes near the toll plaza Tuesday morning.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation said one person was taken to the hospital after the roll over crash, which happened just north of the toll plaza.

The person's condition is not known.

Multi-billion dollar Beltline ready for trail openings

ATLANTA -- It's a multi-billion dollar rails-to-trails project that could be coming right through your backyard without you even knowing it.

The Atlanta Beltline has been discussed and dreamed about for years, but now the results are becoming more visible. More than two miles of finished trail way will open this summer. It will run from Piedmont Park back to the old City Hall East building on Ponce and beyond to Inman Park.

The Beltline's railroad infrastructure has been in place since the 1880's, long before highways piled up all around it. That means while most of the rails have been unused for decades, the majority of the bridges are still intact. In theory, a new streetcar system built on the old trail network will easily whisk passengers all around the city. It would then connect the Beltline streetcars into the Downtown streetcars and the MARTA system. The 22-mile railway would also join new and existing parks all over the city.

Fulton County Wants to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Fulton County Wants to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Survey and Symposium designed to obtain senior input on future service strategies

As a result of 2010 Census data, Fulton County has seen a surge in seniors 55 and older. The active “Baby Boomer” generation (55+) continues to fill senior centers and search for services for their aging parents and themselves. Seniors 65 and older are participating heavily in neighborhood centers throughout the County.  In response to the growing need, Fulton County wants first-hand knowledge of what residents need.

Earth Day weekend events

ATLANTA -- Half a million people are expected to pour into metro Atlanta for several festivals this weekend.

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However, the possibility of severe weather has organizers keeping their eyes on the sky.