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Teens call for Grady High to be renamed


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The newspaper staff at Atlanta’s Grady High School is calling for the removal of the school’s name.

The editorial in the latest issue of the Grady High School Southerner newspaper gets to the point in the first line: "Henry Woodfin Grady was a white supremacist."

The teen newspaper is calling for the removal of Grady's name with the headline: School needs more inclusive namesake.

 

"He (Grady) believed that the white race was superior to all others. I don't think in a community like ours that should be a name that we idolize," said Chloe Prendergast, a senior, one of four managing editors of the newspaper.

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Traffic resumes on Piedmont and Monroe after afternoon gas leak


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Traffic is moving through the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive near Ansley Park Mall in Midtown Atlanta, after an extended closure Thursday afternoon, due to a leak in a 3-inch gas main.

Officials said shortly before 1 p.m., construction workers in the area hit the gas line. 

The break forced the evacuation of Smith's Olde Bar and Cowtippers, and blocked all lanes of traffic on Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue at the intersection near Ansley Mall. 

Workers from Atlanta Gas capped the break, and lanes along Monroe Drive and all but one northbound lane of Piedmont Avenue were reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

Officials investigating fire at Midtown's Skate Escape


 

ATLANTA — Fire officials are investigating Saturday morning after portions of a local Midtown business burned overnight.

Grady High School was on lockdown Friday afternoon


 

ATLANTA -- Grady High School was on lockdown for a time Friday afternoon after an Atlanta Public Schools spokesperson said a male was spotted on campus with a gun.  

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Man dies, worker injured in freak parking garage accident


ATLANTA -- Police are investigating a fatal accident in an Atlanta parking garage.

11Alive has learned that the accident happened in the parking garage at Colony Square on 15th Street on Sunday.

Police said driver of a car drove into a wall at high speed after suffering a medical condition.

The car hit the wall with enough force that it broke through and went into a storage area for the 'W' hotel.

A hotel employee was hurt but is expected to be okay.

Daring confrontation as Midtown teen thwarts robbing crew


ATLANTA -- A Midtown teen is being hailed as a hero for helping police bust a violent robbing crew. 

Atlanta police say the five suspects had been preying on local residents for days. 

The car they used to stalk their victims was stolen, and they had two loaded weapons in their possession.

Car found dangling from upper floor of Midtown parking garage


ATLANTA -- Police and fire crews responded to an unusual scene in Midtown Atlanta on Thursday when a vehicle was found dangling off of a parking garage.