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            Popular Buford Highway restaurant fails health inspection partly due to rodent droppings

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Popular Buford Highway restaurant fails health inspection partly due to rodent droppings

A busy Mexican restaurant along Buford Highway in DeKalb County got a very low health inspection score, in part because of rodent activity.

Puras Tortas is known for its authentic tacos. It’s located in Plaza Fiesta, a shopping center popular with Hispanics.

Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge talked to one couple who drove from Carroll County to eat there. Soul Padila told Sbarge that he was very surprised to learn the restaurant got a score of 44 on Feb. 13.

He said it had been good when they went there just a few months ago.

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Violations in the recent health inspection included rodent droppings on top of the oven, three hand-washing sinks without soap, and beef and chicken not held hot enough on the steam table.

Customer Sara Pujadas said she specifically asked the restaurant staff to make sure her food was hot enough when she ordered Thursday.

Puras Tortas got a score of 80 on its previous inspection last year.

Sbarge went to the restaurant to ask about the violations but was told the manager was not there. It will be re-inspected this month. We’ll let you know how they do.

First Lady Sandra Deal takes brave step in fight against breast cancer

The First Lady of Georgia took a very brave step Friday in her fight against cancer. She shaved her head and donned new hair during her chemotherapy treatment.

Sandra Deal revealed in January that she had surgery to remove a tumor after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sandra Deal was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer during an annual mammogram. It said the tumor was removed successfully and she would undergo chemotherapy treatment in the coming weeks.

In a tweet Friday, Sandra Deal said “Because chemo causes hair loss, I took the next step in my journey by visiting the beauty shop. Despite a problem there's a solution! Tried and true by many women!”

Because chemo causes hair loss, I took the next step in my journey by visiting the beauty shop. Despite a problem there's a solution! Tried and true by many women! pic.twitter.com/ULI8rJVY9f — Sandra Deal (@GAFirstLady) February 16, 2018

"Since I caught it in its early stages, I am confident that the chemotherapy will yield successful results," Sandra Deal said in a statement. The 75-year-old first lady encouraged all women to be proactive about their health and get an annual mammogram.

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Sandra Deal has been married to the governor for more than 50 years. They have four children and six grandchildren.

The first lady, a former schoolteacher, has used her time in the governor's mansion to champion education and literacy causes. Since her husband took office, she has read to children in schools and pre-kindergarten programs in all of Georgia's 159 counties, according to the governor's office.


            Middle school student arrested for social media threats

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Middle school student arrested for social media threats

As the investigation heats up into the Florida school shooting, a local district is dealing with a potential threat of its own.

Two Fulton County schools have extra security Friday following a threatening message a student posted online, officials said.

Police said a Sandy Springs Charter Middle School student was arrested for posting the threat. Officials said the threat was passed around by students at Centennial High School in Roswell.

Centennial’s principal sent an update to parents Friday morning, and an announcement was made to start the day saying the middle school student in Sandy Springs who allegedly made the threat was in custody.

Fulton County schools officials wouldn’t say exactly what the threat said, but it reportedly warned against coming to school today because something bad was going happen.

Nerves are on edge this week after the mass shooting in Florida.

Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach spoke with the head of security for the district about how they were able to quickly identify the student and determine the threat wasn’t credible.

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“Once the authorities were able to go interview this student, interview this student’s parent, and conduct an initial search of the house, they were able to quickly determine that although charges will be filed, there is no threat whatsoever in this particular incident,” said Shannon Flounnory, Fulton County Schools Safety and Security Executive Director.

The student will face juvenile criminal charges, as well as discipline from the school itself.

Flounnory still wants everyone to keep coming forward.

“No matter how minor it may appear, they’re giving us the information. That’s what we want them to do," Flounnory said.

 The father of a senior said he got a note from the principal about the threat for school on Friday, then a follow up that a student was arrested.

“I was definitely relieved when I saw that this morning. gave my son the option if he didn’t feel comfortable, he didn’t have to go today,” said parent Joe Duffy.

Join B98.5 for Get Up Atlanta

Join Us for GET UP Atlanta

   

B98.5 Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and B98.5 is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta for GET UP Atlanta!   

Visit KomenAtlanta.org to get more info, sign up to pledge 8 hours of physical activity in October, then record your hours of exercise and share your progress. 

Why 8? Everyday in Atlanta, 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and one will die. Puts things into perspective, don’t you think?

Friends and family are invited to sponsor or become involved in the fitness program themselves, which has an entry fee of $35. 

The challenge runs through the month of October and has a goal to raise $40,000 for Komen Atlanta. 

Every day in Atlanta, seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and one will die. 

Komen Atlanta works to educate the community about the importance of early detection and provides thousands of free breast health services each year to ensure that every woman has access to everything she needs to detect and survive breast cancer.    

On October 23, a special celebration will be held at the Monday Night Brewing Garage located at 933 Lee St. SW. Entry to the celebration is free for Get Up Atlanta participants and $30 for non-participants.