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AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5k Run is a Personal Mission for this Local Couple

Atlanta, GA--  Last year, Robby Astrove and his wife, Danielle Arellano, stole the hearts of everyone involved at October’s AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run. As the co-spokespeople for the event, their story of love and understanding as a “serodiscordant” couple – meaning one has HIV and the other does not, had a message of hope for those living with the disease.

Robby’s story began when he was born in Miami in 1978. He immediately needed three life-saving blood transfusions – transfusions that unknowingly gave him both HIV and Hepatitis C. At age 15, he sustained an injury and shortly after contracted a staph infection that he mysteriously couldn’t get rid of. Doctors wanted to test him for HIV just to rule it out, and shockingly, at the age of 16, Robby tested positive for the disease.

Dekalb Woman goes to Prison for Elder Abuse

Monique Windley, age 28, of DeKalb County will serve three years in prison after being found guilty of elder exploitation, theft by taking and identity fraud committed against two patients under her care. She will be on probation for 12 years after serving the three years.

One of the victims suffered from dementia and the other was sick with cancer. Windley, a certified nurse assistant, had worked in a private DeKalb County assisted living facility. Windley stole more than $10,000 from the cancer victim and she even paid her utility bills out of the victim’s checking account.  As a condition of her sentence she is prohibited from working in any elder care facility and has to pay $11,350 in restitution.

Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County deputy chief assistant district attorney, was the prosecutor. Canavan heads the white collar crime/elder exploitation unit.   

During the sentencing on Oct.

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N.C. Wreck Claims 4 Members of a Gwinnett Family

Washington County, N.C. - - The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms four members of a family from Gwinnett County, including two young children, died after an SUV lost control in a weather-related accident Thursday afternoon.

The wreck, on U.S. 64, west of Creswell, happened around 12:20 p.m.

The dead are identified as 27-year-old Daniel Alvarez, who was the driver, 29-year-old Natalie Owens, one-year-old Ariela Alvarez and three-year-old Zacharia Alvarez. Ezeikel Alvarez, Zacharia's twin, survived and is being treated at a hospital.

Witnesses told the Highway Patrol that the Jeep hydroplaned on the highway, and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle then ran down a small hill, hit an embankment and flipped over into a canal.

Troopers say those killed appeared to have drowned.

Fulton County Announces Early and Advance Voting Locations

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Fulton County voters can cast their ballots for the November 2, 2010 General Election at several new sites until October 29th. Voters in Georgia do not have to provide a reason to vote prior to Election Day either by mail or in person.

 The three additional voting locations are available beginning Monday, October 18, 2010 through Friday, October 29, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:

  • Adamsville Natatorium, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr.

Earthquake Survivor Gets A New Arm


ATLANTA -- A life-changing trip to Atlanta is coming to an end soon for an earthquake survivor from Haiti.

Guerline Charles will return next week with a new arm and a full heart.

"I will go with everyone here in my heart," Charles said through her friend and interpreter Rachel Isons, who is also from Haiti. "I will not forget them. I will not forget the amazing love." 

Charles arrived in Atlanta in May to heal from the devastating earthquake that rocked her homeland.

When it hit in January, she spent two days trapped in the rubble of a school building with her arm crushed by concrete. She was the only survivor in her classroom.

Doctors decided there was no way to save her arm without risking her life.

"The minute they told me they had to amputate, yes, I did grieve and cry," she said. "Then I decided I need to live."

The 2010 Legislative Community Cabinet & Breakfast Meeting is Saturday.Roy Barnes & others to Attend

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday October 2nd from 9am to 11am, the Dekalb Legislative COmmunity Cabinet is inviting all of the Georgia Statewide Democratic Candidates to its annual breakfast to meet the residents and answer questions.

The Guest speakers will be, Mike Thurmond (US Senator), Roy Barnes (Governor), Carol Porter (Lieutenant Gov.), Georganna Sinkfield (Sec. of State), and Daryl Hicks (Labor Commissioner).

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