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Elana Meyers talks Olympics, wedding with 11Alive

ATLANTA -- Elana Meyers is back home from Sochi and finally relaxing after a whirlwind Winter Olympics that saw her win the silver medal in women's bobsled.

The pride of Douglasville stopped by the 11Alive studio Monday morning to talk about her Olympic adventure.

WATCH | Elana Meyers' interview with 11Alive
PHOTOS | Elana Meyers visits 11Alive

She and teammate Lauryn Williams missed the gold medal by only .10 seconds -- a defeat that has inspired Meyers to train harder for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

"I was so close to gold in 2014," she said. "I think I was a little bit disappointed, but whenever you come out with a medal for your country, you can't be too disappointed."

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County police are trying to track down a person of interest in a July 2013 murder case.

Detectives want to talk to 25-year-old Diandre Morris about the death of Alexander Campbell.

Morris is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last known to wear his hair in shoulder-length braids.

Police said Morris frequents the Memorial Drive/South Indian Creek area of Stone Mountain and also has ties to Douglas County.

Anyone who can lead investigators to Diandre Morris is asked to call DeKalb County police at 770-724-7850.

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Elana Meyers races to silver in bobsled

RUSSIA -- Douglasville native Elana Meyers raced to a silver medal in bobsled competition in Sochi Wednesday.

She and teammate Lauryn Williams in the United States 1 sled finished second and won the silver.  Canada 1 won gold, United States 2 won the bronze.

GALLERY | See Elana and Team USA during their bobsled runs in Sochi

Here are the final results after 4 runs:

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA-- With the state tournament set to begin this weekend, time to take a look at the latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The Spartans are still undefeated and still on top.

The Greater Atlanta Christian boys head into the state tournament a perfect 27-0. The Spartans are followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Norcross make up the top 5.

Miller Grove, Berkmar, Tucker, Walton, and Stephenson completes the top 10.

The Super 25 is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive News and 11 Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA-- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Basketball Poll is here. McEachern maintains the lead as the state tournament begins.

For much of the season McEachern and Southwest DeKalb have been 1 and 2. That continues this week with Parkview, Redan, and Archer the top 5.

Next comes Tucker, Hillgrove, Wesleyan, North Forsyth, and Southwest Atlanta Christian making up the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive News and 11 Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports.

 

Caregiver charged with Social Security fraud

Caregiver charged with Social Security fraud

ATLANTA -- A Douglas County woman has been arraigned in federal court for abandoning an elderly woman at an Alabama hospital and stealing her benefits.

Cathy Jean Thomas, 59, has been charged with false statements, wire fraud and representative payee fraud.

She is accused of dropping off her patient, Edith Allen, at an emergency room in Blount County, Ala., in August 2010 and driving away without giving hospital staff any information about the woman.

Allen was unable to speak or communicate in any way with the hospital. She remained unidentified until August 2013, when the Alabama Bureau of Investigation used fingerprints and facial recognition to gather information about her past.

RELATED | Ala. Jane Doe ID'd as Douglas County woman

91 Georgia counties under state of emergency for winter storm

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has extended the state of emergency due to a Winter Storm Warning and Ice Storm Warning in effect.

Deal announced Tuesday morning that he added 44 counties to the original 45.