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Officers shoot, kill man who pointed gun at family member, police say

The GBI at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta. 

We have a reporter and photographer at the scene gathering details for a live report on Channel 2 Action News This Morning. 

Police tell Channel 2’s Lauren Pozen the suspect is dead.

A stretch of Brookline Street and Metropolitan Parkway was closed early Sunday morning as police investigated.

Police said they were first called to a domestic call where there say the person was armed.

They said the man showed a handgun and pointed it at a family member and threatened them.

That’s what prompted the 911 call.

When officers arrived, the suspect left. 

Officers saw the suspect in the 1000 block of Metropolitan.

They said that when they approached him, they say the suspect pointed the handgun at them.

That’s when officers fired several shots at him.

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5 things every parent should know about immunization

Within the first few months of your child's life, your pediatrician will likely start talking to you about immunizations. Even if your house is stocked with hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, it's important to know what options are out there to keep your kid safe from diseases that could have harmful consequences.

>> On AJC.com: What you need to know about mumps

With all of the talk out there about the pros and cons of getting your child immunized, here are five things you need to know about how the process works and why doctors recommend it:

What is immunization? 

The World Health Organization defines immunization as the process that makes a person immune or resistant to an infectious disease. The most common way to achieve this is by giving the person a vaccine. Over the past 200 or so years, doctors have been able to use vaccines to fight diseases that used to kill millions of people, including young children, every year.

How does immunization work? 

Vaccines are usually given through a needle injection, though Verywell noted there are some that can be given through the mouth or the nose.

According to WebMD, once a vaccine enters the body, it helps the immune system develop antibodies that fight the virus or bacteria that causes that specific illness. (The process can take a few weeks, so your child won't instantly become immune.) The next time your child runs into that virus or bacteria, his body will have the tools it needs to fight off the illness.

Does my child really need to be vaccinated?

If you plan to enroll your child in a daycare or school, there may be minimum vaccination requirements before they can get started. According to he National Vaccine Information Center, exceptions can be made based on certain medical or religious grounds, but an application is required.

If you don't have any medical or religious concerns, vaccines are strongly encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control to help slow the progress of infections. When more people get vaccinated against a certain disease, outbreaks can be prevented because the germs won't be able to travel as fast through the population. This is called community immunity.

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Which vaccines are recommended for kids?

The CDC website lists 16 potentially harmful diseases that their recommended vaccines can protect against. Those diseases are:

Each vaccine should be taken during a specific age range, so be sure to talk to your child's doctor to find out the right time to bring them in for their shots.

What are the risks involved with vaccines?

KidsHealth says the most common reactions to vaccines are fever and redness, swelling and soreness where the shot was given. In rare cases, patients have had seizures or severe allergic reactions. If you're concerned about side effects, Parents Magazine has some tips for easing the sting and making your child's first immunization experience as comfortable as possible.

If you have questions about vaccines or side effects, it's best to talk to your child's doctor.

'Sexist' quote removed from Texas school wall after social media backlash

A Texas school has removed a controversial quote from one of its walls after it sparked complaints on social media.

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According to the Houston Chronicle, the quote, which read, "The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman," had been on display above a row of lockers at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The words are "commonly attributed to Sydney Biddle Barrows," aka the "Mayflower Madam," who pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution in the 1980s, USA Today reported.

A photo of the quote made the rounds on social media Friday.

"This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD," Twitter user Lisa Beckman wrote, according to USA Today. "It's perpetuating horrible gender stereotypes, shaming women, and relinquishing boys of all responsibility. It's sexist, mysogonistic (sic), and discriminatory! I'm horrified." 

>> See the tweet here

Beckman's tweet quickly went viral, with nearly 9,000 shares and 23,000 likes by Sunday morning.

KTRK reported Saturday that the quote had been taken down.

"Please be advised that the quote on the wall of Gregory Lincoln PK-5 Education Center has been removed," the Houston Independent School District said in a statement. "Overnight, the wall decal letters were taken down, the wall was floated out, and new slab of drywall was installed and painted."

School board member Diana Davila tweeted a photo of the blank wall Saturday.

"This was removed last night," she wrote. "Thanks to the people who brought it to our attention."

>> See the tweet here

Kidnapping suspect's mom says boy posed as adult trapped in abusive relationship

The mother of one of the two men accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Mississippi boy earlier this month spoke to only WHBQ on Saturday afternoon.

>> Watch the news report here

Juan Andrade’s mother said her son and his friend, Jason St. Aubin, are innocent and didn’t know they were picking up a child. According to Bridgett Sixto, the Olive Branch teen posed as a 20-year-old man.

>> On Fox13Memphis.com: Boy thought he was saving captors from suicide, father says

Andrade and Aubin reportedly arrived in Olive Branch more than a week ago after they were arrested in Creal Springs, Illinois. Olive Branch police say Andrade and St. Aubin made contact with the teen through a gamer chat app.

>> On Fox13Memphis.com: Family fears predator used video game messaging app to target child

Andrade and St. Aubin are facing kidnapping and conspiracy charges.

>> On Fox13Memphis.com: Suspects charged with kidnapping boy given $600k bond

Sixto told WHBQ's Jeremy Pierre that her son and St. Aubin thought they came to Mississippi to help a man escape an abusive relationship.

“It was no luring out of anywhere. The boy left under his own accord. They didn’t know they were picking up a kid. They thought they were picking up a 20-year-old guy,” Sixto said.

Sixto said there was no kidnapping going on in this incident. 

"Oh, God, there was no kidnapping at all. That boy came on his own accord; he contacted Jason to come and pick him up,” Sixto said.

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But Sixto told WHBQ that the teenager only communicated with St. Aubin and not her son. She said St. Aubin asked her son to drive him to Mississippi to pick up a friend.

"Juan didn't even know anything about this boy personally talking with him or chatting with him at all,” Sixto said.

Andrade and St. Aubin will be in an Olive Branch courtroom at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Sixto said she plans to make the train ride from Chicago to be in Olive Branch for her son’s court appearance.

Boy dying from leukemia wants racing stickers for his casket

A terminally ill Iowa boy who wants to decorate his casket with racing stickers is asking the public for help.

According to the Des Moines Register, Caleb Hammond, 11, of Oskaloosa, was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2017. After months of unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments, a bone marrow transplant and medical scares, including a week in a medically induced coma with heart failure symptoms, he and his family recently decided to stop treating his illness and spend time together, the newspaper reported.

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Now Caleb, a racing fan who loves to visit Southern Iowa Speedway, has a final request: for the public to send him racing stickers.

"We're trying to decorate his casket," his uncle, Chris Playle, told the Register.

Meanwhile, Team Kids With Cancer 46-7 made one of Caleb's dreams come true by getting him behind the wheel of a hobby stock race car. He drove in a six-lap race Saturday, the Register reported.

>> See the family's Facebook post about the event here

If you'd like to send Caleb a sticker, you can mail it to 314 N. J St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577. You can also donate to his family's GoFundMe campaign here.

Read more here.

ICE says man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital is wanted on homicide charge

Update 1:18 a.m. EDT Aug. 19: Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a man who was detained while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their child is wanted on suspicion of homicide.

According to KCBS, ICE said Saturday that Joel Arrona-Lara, of Mexico, was taken into custody “on an outstanding homicide warrant.”  

His wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, told the station that he was detained in San Bernardino, California, while driving her to the hospital for a planned Cesarean section. She said she then drove herself to the hospital.

Arrona-Lara’s attorney, Emilio Amaya Garcia, claimed that the Mexican consulate does not have any information to support ICE’s statement about the homicide charge, KCBS reported. Detention records say Arrona-Lara was detained because he was in the U.S. without documentation, Garcia said.

A Friday statement from ICE about Arrona-Lara’s arrest did not mention the homicide claim, KCBS reported.

Read more here.

Original story: A woman in San Bernardino, California, told CBSLA agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained her husband as they drove to the hospital to deliver their child.

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Maria del Carmen Venegas said that her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, was driving her to the hospital for a planned Cesarean section Wednesday when ICE agents surrounded their car at a gas station.

Venegas, a mother of five, told CBSLA she showed officers her identification, but her husband did not have his ID with him.

She said they lived nearby and offered to drive back to the house to get his ID, but officers placed Arrona-Lara into custody, leaving Venegas alone at the gas station, images from the store’s surveillance video showed.

She said she drove herself to the hospital to deliver their child.

“My husband needs to be here,” Venegas said. “He had to wait for his son for so long, and someone just took him away.”

Venegas told CBSLA that her husband has never been in trouble with the law, and they are currently working on finding an attorney to help secure his release.

ICE confirmed to the local Univision and Telemundo stations that Arrona-Lara is in custody.

“Mr. Arrona-Lara is currently in the custody of ICE pending deportation procedures before the Executive Office of Immigration Review,” a spokesperson said. “All those who violate immigration laws would be subject to an immigration arrest and, if a final order determines their removal, be deported from the United States.”

Sex offender took upskirt videos of stranded motorist, had child porn in car, police say

A Washington state sex offender who previously spent time in prison for possessing child pornography is suspected of taking upskirt videos of an unsuspecting motorist he was assisting, as well as voyeuristic videos of unsuspecting women giving massages, court documents show.

>> Watch the news report here

Nickolas Jay Shreck, 40, is charged in King County Superior Court with first-degree voyeurism and possession of child pornography.

Shreck was released from prison April 29, 2017, and was required to periodically check in with the Department of Corrections. During a June 6 visit in Seattle, 2.4 grams of meth was found in his vehicle’s glove box, police said. Court documents show Shreck later failed a mandatory drug test.

During the search of Shreck’s vehicle, officers said they found multiple cameras and cellphones. A search uncovered graphic images of child pornography, including sex acts, court documents show.

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On one device, a Seattle police detective described finding tens of thousands of images and videos containing child sexual exploitation material.

The detective also found multiple voyeuristic videos that appeared to be produced by Shreck around unsuspecting Asian females – including one where he was assisting a woman with jumper cables, police said.

Other videos depict Shreck manipulating a camera to record women at massage parlors, police said.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

24-34-52-61-67, Powerball: 16, Power Play: 3

(twenty-four, thirty-four, fifty-two, sixty-one, sixty-seven; Powerball: sixteen; Power Play: three)

Estimated jackpot: $50 million

___ Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/

Georgia Tech uses crabs, trees to create new plastic wrap

ATLANTA (AP) - Dozens of cities like San Francisco and companies like Starbucks are looking for ways to reduce the amount of plastic going to landfills. Just one example is the recent surge in bans on plastic straws.

To meet some of this demand for renewable packaging, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new kind of packaging made of tree fibers and crab shells.

At Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering building, professor Carson Meredith is holding something that looks like plastic.

The thin film is made by spraying two things together in water: cellulose nanocrystals, tiny particles extracted from deep within the cell walls of plants or trees, and something called chitin, found in the outer shells of seafood like crabs and shrimp.

"Our working theory was we could spray these together and have them aggregate to some extent because positive and negative are attracted, and that might lead to forming nice interfaces that would then be good barriers to oxygen, and that is a key characteristic of packaging, especially for food," Meredith said. "These are compostable in industrial composting facilities, but they also are already consumed in the natural world, and they don't accumulate in the environment. When shellfish die in the ocean, their shells are consumed, and same thing for trees in the forest."

A new report from the Flexible Packaging Association found "green" plastic or bioplastics is just 1 percent of the global plastics market, but the amount of bioplastics manufactured is expected to increase 20 percent by 2022.

Cornell University chemistry professor Geoff Coates also makes biodegradable plastic, but out of carbon dioxide. He said one of the biggest obstacles to mass adoption is cost.

"If you go to the store and you forget your bag and you get to the checkout and they say we got this new fancy, you know, chitin-cellulose bag, but it's going to cost you a dollar, people are going to be like, 'What?'" Coates said.

Coates said there's a big push in the food packaging industry for plastics that completely limit air from entering food.

"If you make a Coke bottle out of plastic, which they currently do, carbon dioxide can migrate through the film, and then your Coke goes flat," Coates said. "And if you can make a plastic that doesn't allow the migration either of carbon dioxide out or oxygen in, you can get a lot longer shelf life. You can make thinner bottles, and obviously then your food product stays fresher, not only in beverages but also meat."

Georgia Tech has submitted patent applications for the invention, and professor Carson Meredith says it will take at least five years to finalize the design and development, as well as figuring out how to produce the raw materials in large volumes in a cost-effective manner.

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Information from: WABE-FM, http://www.wabe.org/

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