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Emory Police working to thwart sexual assault suspect

Emory Police working to thwart sexual assault suspect

DECATUR, Ga. (WXIA) - DeKalb County Police and Emory University Police are working together to investigate a series of attempted sexual assaults near the school's campus.

There's no doubt, students on the campus of Emory University are on edge. But really the entire neighborhood should be on the lookout for this man, because if the four attacks are connected, the suspect as preyed on women within a two-mile radius, and his attacks are growing more violent.

Students on campus are walking in groups, and looking for a suspect seen in a police sketch.

Vernon Jones wants to be DeKalb Sheriff, but won't disuss past

DECATUR, Ga. - After a six year absence from public office, former state representative and DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones made his bid for sheriff official Thursday.

 "We're going to be more efficient; we're going to be more effective and we're going to be tougher on crime," Jones told a crowd of supporters on the steps of DeKalb County's old courthouse.

When it came time for media questions, I asked Jones why he vetoed a 2008 pay raise for deputies, police officers and firefighters during his last year as CEO by claiming it would mean cuts in services to senior citizens and others.

"Paul, I'm not sure where you got your information from...but I've never, in my mind, to my knowledge, vetoed anything," he answered.

Run this weekend: Emory Best Buddies

Run this weekend: Emory Best Buddies

ATLANTA -- Emory University will host a 5K this weekend to raise money for Best Buddies, a non-profit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 22. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., and the actual run will begin at 11 a.m. The course starts on Asbury Circle and winds through Lullwater Park on Emory's Druid Hills campus.

Visit emory.edu for more information and to register.

Seamless Summer program feeds children when school is out

Seamless Summer program feeds children when school is out

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education will once again offer its Seamless Summer nutrition program when school lets out for the year.

Seamless Summer provides free meals to children under the age of 18. No registration or income verification is required to receive the food.

According to the GDOE, more than 77 percent of the 500,000 breakfasts and 1.1 million lunches it serves during the school year are provided for free or at a reduced price. Georgia ranks in the top five nationwide for states with children who participate in the School Breakfast Program and/or National School Lunch Program.

In the past, more than 2,200 locations across Georgia have served meals through the Seamless Summer program.

Learn more at fns.usda.gov.

Emory releases sketch of rape suspect

Emory releases sketch of rape suspect

ATLANTA -- Emory University's police department has released a composite sketch of the man who reportedly raped a student last week.

The rape happened Feb. 11 at around 11:15 p.m. in a wooded area of Emory's campus near the information booth on Dowman Drive.

The victim described her attacker as a white man in his mid to late 50's, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a reddish-brown beard. He was wearing a brown knit cap, a tan or brown jacket, dark blue jeans and brown boots.

After the attack, the suspect ran from campus toward the Emory Village, according to the victim.

"For me this is like, it is happening, so I need to be extra aware of my surroundings," said one female student.

The university says they are working to provide a safe campus environment.

Jos. A. Bank buying Eddie Bauer in $850M deal

Jos. A. Bank buying Eddie Bauer in $850M deal

HAMPSTEAD, Md. -- Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is buying the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $850 million.

The men's clothing company, which itself is being pursued by Men's Wearhouse Inc., made the deal with Everest Topco LLC to buy Everest Holdings LLC, Eddie Bauer's parent company.

Jos. A. Bank said Friday that the transaction includes $564 million in cash and about 4.7 million new shares of Jos. A. Bank stock issued to Everest Topco at $56 per share.

Everest Topco may also earn up to an additional $50 million in cash based on Eddie Bauer's adjusted earnings for fiscal 2014.

Jos. A. Bank may end the deal if it receives an acquisition offer for its company that it feels is superior.

14 Publix locations to stay closed Wednesday

14 Publix locations to stay closed Wednesday

(WXIA) -- The icy conditions that slammed north and central Georgia overnight forced 14 Publix supermarkets to close their doors for the day.

Publix spokeswoman Brenda Reid said the Georgia Publix stores that are open received extra supplies of milk, eggs, dry goods, meat and produce to accommodate shoppers who plan to spend the day at home.

The 14 locations that are closed Wednesday include:

Publix at Governors Towne Square
6110 Cedarcrest Road NW, Acworth

Publix at Atlantic Station
1380 Atlantic Drive NW, Atlanta

Publix at Cascade Crossing
3695 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta

Publix at East Lake
2235 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta

Publix at Piedmont
595 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta

Publix at The Plaza Midtown
950 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta