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JUST IN: Fox Theatre, nearby businesses evacuated due to gas leak

The Fox Theatre and attached businesses and restaurants have been evacuated due to a gas leak, an Atlanta Fire Rescue spokesman said Friday.

“Vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon is being affected,” Sgt. Cortez Stafford said in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Traffic delays are reported in the area.

Atlanta Gas Light is en route to help with the situation, Stafford said.

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Flu Takes First Pediatric Life In Dallas, Total Deaths Hit 40

DALLAS, TX — Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported its 39th and 40th deaths from complications of the seasonal flu. The victims were 81 and 17-year-old Dallas residents.

This pronouncement marked the first pediatric flu death in Dallas County. Previously the youngest flu victim was 37-years-old and the oldest was 98-years-old, although victims have run the gamut of ages in between.

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