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State Rep. Betty Price suggests "quarantine" for HIV patients

Georgia Rep. Betty Price, R-Roswell, in a study committee this week asked if the government could “quarantine” people with HIV.

Price is married to Tom Price, who recently resigned as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Her comments came in a discussion of the spread of HIV and disparities in care within the state. The committee is dedicated to examining and addressing barriers to access to healthcare in Georgia.

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“And I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guess I just said it,” Price said. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition. So we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. What would you advise or are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Price’s statements were first reported by Project Q Atlanta .

State Rep. Betty Price suggests "quarantine" for HIV patients

Georgia Rep. Betty Price, R-Roswell, in a study committee this week asked if the government could “quarantine” people with HIV.

Price is married to Tom Price, who recently resigned as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Her comments came in a discussion of the spread of HIV and disparities in care within the state. The committee is dedicated to examining and addressing barriers to access to healthcare in Georgia.

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“And I don’t want to say the quarantine word, but I guess I just said it,” Price said. “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition. So we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. What would you advise or are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Price’s statements were first reported by Project Q Atlanta .

Officer describes moment she saved woman from jumping off overpass

A police officer is being hailed a hero after saving a woman hanging off the edge of the Interstate 20 overpass this week.

The officer talked the woman off the ledge to safety.

The officer credits her crisis intervention training she got here at the Atlanta police department and she said she used her patience and really listened to the woman. By the end of the ordeal, the woman was asking the officer if she was OK.

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The incident happened on Monday around 10 a.m. on Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta in the westbound lanes.

Officers found the woman sitting outside of a protective barrier on the overpass.

After nearly an hour, the woman agreed to come to safety

 “Some of us are equipped with the ability to overcome it by ourselves and some of us are not and I just encourage people to be mindful that even though this person may look normal on the outside - they may have a lot going on on the inside so we need to be mindful of those issues,” said officer Lisa McGhaw.

McGhaw said she has done something similar before and she felt like she really connected with this woman. 

She said mental illness is real and Its something everyone needs to take more seriously. 

Officer describes moment she saved woman from jumping off overpass

A police officer is being hailed a hero after saving a woman hanging off the edge of the Interstate 20 overpass this week.

The officer talked the woman off the ledge to safety.

The officer credits her crisis intervention training she got here at the Atlanta police department and she said she used her patience and really listened to the woman. By the end of the ordeal, the woman was asking the officer if she was OK.

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The incident happened on Monday around 10 a.m. on Moreland Avenue in southeast Atlanta in the westbound lanes.

Officers found the woman sitting outside of a protective barrier on the overpass.

After nearly an hour, the woman agreed to come to safety

 “Some of us are equipped with the ability to overcome it by ourselves and some of us are not and I just encourage people to be mindful that even though this person may look normal on the outside - they may have a lot going on on the inside so we need to be mindful of those issues,” said officer Lisa McGhaw.

McGhaw said she has done something similar before and she felt like she really connected with this woman. 

She said mental illness is real and Its something everyone needs to take more seriously. 

Body discovered blocks away from elementary school

Police are trying to find who shot and killed a man found just blocks away from a Cobb County elementary school.      Cobb County police tell Channel 2 Action News someone discovered the body along Austell Road near Callaway Road in Marietta late Thursday night. 

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The shooting happened a few blocks south of Milford Elementary, police said.       Police believe the victim is a Hispanic male in his 50s. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call (770) 499-3945.

Body discovered blocks away from elementary school

Police are trying to find who shot and killed a man found just blocks away from a Cobb County elementary school.      Cobb County police tell Channel 2 Action News someone discovered the body along Austell Road near Callaway Road in Marietta late Thursday night. 

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The shooting happened a few blocks south of Milford Elementary, police said.       Police believe the victim is a Hispanic male in his 50s. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call (770) 499-3945.

4 Michigan city council members take knee during Pledge of Allegiance

Four members of the 11-member city council in Ann Arbor, Michigan, took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance before Monday night’s meeting, MLive reported.

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Sumi Kailasapathy, a third-term council member, took a page out of NFL players’ playbooks and decided to make a statement protesting social injustice.

Kailasapathy asked several City Council members to join her in the protest and Chip Smith, Jason Frenzel and Chuck Warpehoski agreed. MLive reported."People tell me to go back to my country and I don't know how to tell them that this is my country, this is my home, and I work very hard to take care of and support my community. If I leave, where am I going to go? " Kailasapathy told CNN.

In a blog post, Warpehoski wrote, "I can't speak to what is in each person's heart, but for me to 'take a knee' is an act of attention, of concern, and of respect," MLive reported. He also said he didn't mean to offend anyone by his actions, let alone dishonor those who have sacrificed for this country.Kailasapathy said she believes kneeling is not disrespectful."If you are someone who works hard to make your community and country a better place, you have the right to be treated with respect," she said.Kailasapathy said she does not plan on kneeling again at a meeting anytime soon, saying she just wanted to get her point across.

Since being elected to the City Council in 2012, normally stands silent during the Pledge of Allegiance , often with her head down, MLive reported. She does not recite the Pledge of Allegiance and said in March that she had no plans to do so in the future, stressing that no disrespect was intended.

Man believed to be in danger found dead days later outside mall

Channel 2 Action News has learned a man who was believed to be in danger was found dead days later outside a metro Atlanta mall. 

Channel 2's Lori Wilson is working with investigators as they work to locate any possible suspects, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. 

Police found the body of Sergio Ulysses Collins, 27, outside the Mall at Stonecrest on the 8000 block of Mall Parkway in Lithonia on Friday. 

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Police told Wilson they believe Collins was shot to death on Oct. 17, and was reported missing that same day

Wilson was there as police broke the window of a white Pontiac Grand Prix where his body was found. 

Investigators are now working to gather additional information and to locate a suspect.   

Man believed to be in danger found dead days later outside mall

Channel 2 Action News has learned a man who was believed to be in danger was found dead days later outside a metro Atlanta mall. 

Channel 2's Lori Wilson is working with investigators as they work to locate any possible suspects, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. 

Police found the body of Sergio Ulysses Collins, 27, outside the Mall at Stonecrest on the 8000 block of Mall Parkway in Lithonia on Friday. 

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Police told Wilson they believe Collins was shot to death on Oct. 17, and was reported missing that same day

Wilson was there as police broke the window of a white Pontiac Grand Prix where his body was found. 

Investigators are now working to gather additional information and to locate a suspect.   

Forsyth commission looks at proposed law over animal abuse

A local county took the first step to a new ordinance that will protect pets.

It comes after a groomer was arrested for killing two dogs.

Michelle Root is accused of killing a customer’s dog earlier this month, and is now facing additional charges of aggravated cruelty to animals.

“I think we proved a point we won’t tolerate any abuse in Forsyth County,” said resident Lisa Bowman.

Bowman and other residents banded together during a meeting with the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, who agreed to consider legislation that would protect animals.

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“Obviously, she doesn’t need to be around animals, we won’t stand for it,” Bowman said.

Root was arrested again Wednesday on felony charges stemming from a separate incident last March that resulted in a dog being euthanized due to “a ruptured spleen and eye trauma.”

"To have a piece of your heart torn out, It’s tough,” said Eric Francis.

Francis is a friend of the owner of the other dog Root is accused of killing. He said he picked Meko up on October 7, and says Root told him Meko had a seizure; but police say she beat and abused the dog.

"This is a law that needs to be in the books,” Francis said.

Now upset residents want a law in place what would prevent anyone convicted of animal abuse to be able to run a grooming business or even own an animal.

We reached out to Root’s attorney and he released this statement saying:   

“We deny any guilt or criminal intent. She’s not guilty.”

But Francis isn’t buying it and says, that’s why everyone here is fighting for the new law:

"I don’t think Meko died in vain," he said.

Outside of the grooming facility where Cumming PD say Meko was killed — is a small cross/memorial in his honor. The story @ 11 @wsbtv. pic.twitter.com/jeDEKTQ7oU — Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) October 20, 2017
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