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The officer who fatally shot a Georgia Tech student had been with the campus police department for about 16 months, according to state records.

Officer Tyler Beck shot and killed Scout Schultz, 21, Saturday night after the fourth-year student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

Beck is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Georgia Tech said on its website.

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief is out of jail but still faces legal trouble.

Drew Findling, a lawyer for Doris Payne, said that Payne was released Friday from the DeKalb County jail, just outside Atlanta.

Payne was arrested July 17 and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting after a Walmart employee said she tried to leave the Chamblee store with items she hadn't paid for.

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Police have seized over 100 animals, including 60 dogs, from what they're calling a puppy mill at a warehouse in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

WSB-TV reports Fulton County police arrested Marcellus Alston and Monic Harrish in the Monday raid. Alston and Harrish each face 37 counts of cruelty to animals and could face other charges.

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Irma damaged nearly 1,500 utility poles and knocked down more than 2,000 trees, according to Georgia Power. So why not bury more power lines, so the lights don't go out when a tree falls nearby?

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In short: It’s really expensive, and it’s not necessarily the best solution.

“The common thought is that if we bury the lines, then when we have storms like this, then we won't have outages,” said Craig Bell, a spokesman for Georgia Power.

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