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Braves Medlen Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer Research

ORLANDO -- Braves Starting Pitcher Kris Medlen  has gone bald and he is inviting Braves fans to join him. Medlen had his head shaved today at Spring Training to lead the Rally vs Cancer challenge and draw more awareness to Childhood Cancer.

Medlen and his wife Nicki are the new Braves Spokespersons for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Through the Rally vs Cancer challenge, Medlen will encourage fans to join in the fight against No. 1 disease killer of children in America.

 Individuals and teams can raise pledges and host head shaving events in support of the cause. Medlen has already donated 10, 000 dollars, and will donate another 1,000 dollars to the first 10 Rally vs Cancer challenge participants who raise 1,000 dollars.

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.


Roddy White arrested Tuesday morning

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Sharod Lamar "Roddy" White was arrested around 4 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of failure to appear. 

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According to the Gwinnett County Detention Center police report, White was taken in, booked and posted bond around 5:30 a.m. for $168. 

White was pulled over Tuesday morning for exceeding the 65 m.p.h. speed limit on I-85 north bound, just north of Old Peachtree Road in Duluth. 

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department website showed that White had an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear on a traffic citation for illegal window tint, which was issued on Feb. 17, 2013. He was then placed under arrest. 

Metro Atlanta's lowest restaurant scores of 2013

ATLANTA -- 11Alive has the worst health inspection scores of the past year. Our Center for Investigative Action examined all health inspection
scores in metro Atlanta from 2013 to come up with a list of the 50
restaurants that had the lowest scores. Is your favorite restaurant on the list?

First of all, a low score doesn't mean you're going to get sick, but it does mean that there are potential health risks. If a restaurant gets a U, or unsatisfactory, anything under a score of 70, it means it failed to meet standards to get a satisfactory report and it gets re-visited within 10 days.

There were 559 U's in 2013. We examined nearly 20 thousand health inspection scores from 2013, from Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton Counties. We compiled a list of the 50 lowest individual inspection scores.  We took a look at the worst 5.

Commuter Dude: Tracking accidents on your I-85 commute

GWINNETT CO -- 11Alive's Commuter Dude spent hours scouring two years worth of crash data, and discovered an increase in accidents and fatalities I-85 in Gwinnett County from 2012 to 2013.

Last year saw more than 2,500 accidents on that 30 mile stretch of interstate, up more than 400 from the previous year.

There were 7 fatalities, up from one the year before.

Authorities blame many of the accidents on distracted drivers.

Later this year, the state DOT will begin construction on auxiliary lanes between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail. The added lanes should help eliminate some of the weaving that takes place with traffic exiting and entering I-85.

The Highway Patrol has also added troopers to the interstate.

Winter weather hampers region tournaments

ATLANTA -- The winter storm landed right in the middle of region tournament for high school basketball teams around the state. The Georgia High School Association has been forced to make alternative plans for the upcoming state basketball tournament.

Region tournaments were originally scheduled to be complete by this weekend. The GHSA has pushed the date back to Wednesday, February 19th, to ease concerns over weather related delays. Remember, school closings mean no games, and no practice at the most important time of the season.

We had a great practice Monday , nothing yesterday or today," says Lakeview Academy boys coach Mike Lawley." Not sure how players will respond by the time we play.We work with kids, not professionals. A few days with no basketball can affect skills very quickly."