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What's driving the teen brain?

MARIETTA -- All week long, 11Alive is presenting a special series on the development of the teen-aged brain. We're exploring why teens make the choices they do and how in some cases, their brains are not yet equipped to make difficult decisions.

Behind the wheel of a car is one place where teen decision making is critical. Commuter Dude visited the Safe America Foundation in Marietta to uncover four vital factors that can potentially impair teen choices.


Metro Atlanta schools can apply for a $100,000 grant from State Farm Insurance to help improve student driver safety. Details for the program can be found at www.celebratemydrive.com

Mattie's Call issued for Marietta man

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta police say 44-year-old Quentin Andre Steele was last seen around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Steele was last seen at an address on Bells Ferry Road and is believed to be driving a blue 2006-2007 Kia Sorento.

Steele is an African-American who is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 213 pounds. He is bald and has 'Q" and "Steele" tattooed on his arms.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt, brown shoes and a white hat.

Authorities say Steele suffers from schizophrenia.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Marietta police at 770-794-5300.

Authorities search for missing 88-year-old man with dementia

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Authorities are searching for an 88-year-old Marietta man with early-stage dementia. 

Marietta Police say William Kemp Hall last spoke to his family on May 12 and has not been heard from since. Hall is believed to be driving his silver 1997 Dodge Caravan (GA Tag: PHY3564). The van is missing from his Windy Hill Road home. 

Authorities describe Hall as about 6 feet tall and 145 lbs. with grey hair, blue eyes and a thin mustache. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Kemp Hall and/or his vehicle, please contact the Marietta Police Department immediately via telephone at (770) 794-5300, the Marietta PD Tip Line at (770) 794-6990, or MPD Detective Shane Merritt at (770) 794-5324.

Mattie's Call canceled for Cobb man

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have canceled a Mattie's Call for a 69-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease.

Harry Brown was found at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, less than eight hours after he walked away from a home on Windage Way in Marietta.

Cobb County Police Officer Mike Bowman said Brown was in good spirits when found. He was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital as a precaution.

Major water main break stops Marietta traffic

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Emergency personnel are working a water main break in Cobb County, just off Cobb Parkway as several thousands of water are gushing per minute.

Cobb Parkway is closed between Haygood Circle and Gresham Road, just off Interstate 75. Crews are concerned about undermining of the road in that area.

The road is expected to reopen at around 1 p.m. Monday.

USAToday Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacosse Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll is here. With the state playoffs underway,the name on the top remains the same.

The Milton girls are soaring above everyone else this week with Walton, Lassiter, Centennial, and Westminster in the Top 5.

Mill Creek, Alpharetta, West Forsyth, Kell, and Chattahoochee round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively by USA Today for 11Alive News

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest installment of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll is ready for inspection. A familiar face is at the top of the countdown again this week.

Loganville leads the way this week, with Milton, Gainesville, Blessed Trinity and East Coweta in the top 5.

McEachern is next , with Walton, East Paulding, Marietta and Parkview completing the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Polls are computer generated and and produced by USA Today exclusively for 11Alive and 11Alive.com.