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Panasonic Innovation Center comes to Ga. Tech, brings 100 jobs

ATLANTA -- The Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America will open a new Innovation Center at Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta.

According to a Panasonic spokesperson, company leaders will partner with the state, city, Georgia Tech and Metro Atlanta Chamber leaders are helping to complete the project, and will speak of the plans for the Innovation at the Grand Opening, set for 9:30 a.m.

Live technology demonstrations will be shown during the Grand Opening, to be held on the square, outside the Centergy One building.

The new center will create 100 job openings, and the Panasonic spokesperson said doors are open for an increase in that number.


Metro Atlanta Super 25 by USA Today

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The latest edition of the Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll by USA Today is here.  This week there are pair of new faces, and a change in the top 5, but the name at the top stays the same.

The Norcross Blue Devils have this week off after last Friday's 36-3 win over Peachtree Ridge.  Grayson is still second then comes a change, as North Gwinnett climbs to the 3 spot.  Lassiter is 4th and the Sandy Creek is up to 5th.

M.L. King goes from 10th to 6th after their win over Stephenson. Lovejoy is 7th, South Gwinnett is 8th, and West Forsyth slids from 3rd to 9th after the Wolverines lose for the first time. Gainesville rounds out the top 10.

The Stockbridge Tigers joins the poll for the first time at number 21 and the Purple Hurricanes of Cartersville make their Super 25 debut at number 22.

Stephenson and Milton drop out of this week's Super 25.

Water main break in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County officials said repair crews were responding to a water main break in the Rivermont subdivision in Johns Creek, off of Nesbitt Ferry Road near Holcomb Bridge Road.

Officials said crews have isolated the break and no interruption of water services in the area is expected.

One lane of traffic is blocked along Colony Drive in the area, and work is expected to be completed by 6 pm Wednesday.

Traffic cameras go dark after contractor cuts fiber

ATLANTA -- Dozens of traffic cameras are on the fritz, making it tough to see what's happening in some of the busiest stretches of interstate in metro Atlanta.

"All along 285, at Roswell Road, at 400, at Ashford-Dunwoody, all areas that are extremely important to a traffic commute, [they] suddenly don't work anymore," said 11Alive Traffic Reporter Elle Duncan. "I'm talking about entire rows of cameras not working."

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A couple of months ago, officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation reported two cameras were down because thieves stole the copper wires that keep them running.

A week later, malfunctioning fiber optics put more cameras out of commission.

Help Desk: Safe Halloween events for families

(WXIA) -- Halloween is a fun time for both adults and kids in which they get a chance to dress up as their favorite fictional characters for the day. 

Families can also get in on the action by attending one of many family-friendly Halloween events taking place throughout the Metro Atlanta area.

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Legoland at Phipps Plaza will host a brick-or-treat event where kids will be allowed to build their very own Halloween themed LEGO structures. Also for a unique Halloween event, the Georgia Aquarium will be transformed from an Aquarium into "A Scary-Um" with an environment filled with mysterious sea creatures. 

Andrea Sneiderman wants to visit husband's grave

DECATUR, Ga. -- Andrea Sneiderman is asking a judge if she can visit the gravesite of her husband Rusty Sneiderman, whom she's accused of conspiring to kill.

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Attorneys filed the motion in court on Friday. They're asking the judge in her upcoming murder trial for permission to observe Yahrtzeit, a Jewish religious observance that takes place on the anniversary of a loved one's death.

RELATED | Sneiderman pleads not guilty

Rusty was killed on November 18, 2010 outside his son's Dunwoody daycare center.

SPECIAL REPORT: DFCS and children at risk

11Alive News has spent months investigating the state's handling of cases of alleged child abuse and the troubling failures to protect at-risk children.

The Division of Family and Children Services says eleven children have died this year in Georgia despite DFCS investigations into the families.

We wanted to figure out why these children were falling through the cracks and if their deaths could have been prevented.

We focused on the case of Jadien Harvey, a two-year-old Clayton County boy who died under mysterious circumstances in July.

Clayton County Police say Jadien was being babysat by his mother's boyfriend Kemra Matthew when he suddenly stopped breathing. Ultimately, paramedics rushed all four children in the home to the hospital.

Initially, it appeared that doctors were facing a medical mystery -- an illness whose onset was sudden, severe and in Jadien's case deadly.