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Suspects sought after man killed in Midtown home invasion

Suspects sought after man killed in Midtown home invasion

ATLANTA – Police are searching for two suspects after one person was killed in a home invasion in Midtown Atlanta late Friday.

Police were called to the Prato apartments on Renaissance Way in Midtown around 11 p.m.

Once inside, they found a man shot several times. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died. He was identified as 39-year-old Kagan Williams.

Investigators said there were other people inside the home at the time.

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Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

(WXIA) -- It's going to be "more of the same" on the Atlanta area's highways and interstates this weekend, as Georgia Department of Transportation crews take to the streets.

Drivers are asked to avoid travel on interstates 20 and 285, if possible. GDOT will close lanes in several areas, which could result in lengthy delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Interstate 20

Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Langhorn and McDaniel streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between the Downtown Connector and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

What are Georgia's safest and most dangerous cities?

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Safety is a top concern for people planning to relocate to a new city. Luckily, the national research firm ValuePenguin crunched the numbers in an attempt to determine which areas of Georgia are the safest and most dangerous.

The top 10 safest cities in Georgia:

1. Holly Springs
2. Johns Creek
3. Milton
4. Flowery Branch
5. Tyrone
6. Grovetown
7. Peachtree City
8. Folkston
9. Jefferson
10. Hampton

The top 10 most dangerous cities in Georgia:

1. College Park
2. East Point
3. Atlanta
4. Americus
5. Garden City
6. Union City
7. Albany
8. Brunswick
9. Hapeville
10. Eastman

Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

ATLANTA -- A 46-year-old woman is in stable condition after being stabbed at an Atlanta extended stay hotel.

It happened at around 4 a.m. Thursday at Intown Suites in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle.

The victim told police she was returning to her room when a man came up behind her and forced his way into the apartment. He then attacked the victim while demanding money.

According to Atlanta Police, the victim fought back, scratching the suspect's face. She told investigators she grabbed the suspect's knife and may have stabbed him.

The suspect stole the victim's laptop, tablet and cell phone before running away. He has not been identified or caught.

The victim suffered hand and neck injuries, and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Team USA Takes On The World In This Year's Peachtree


Elite runners from around the world will compete for international bragging rights in the first ever Peachtree Cup at this year's AJC Peachtree Road Race.



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An official U.S. team will take on three all-star teams from other continents. Team USA, Team Africa, Team Asia and Team Europe will have six athletes each: three men and three women. All team members will start the July 4 10K at the same time. Each runner's individual finish times will be added together, so the team with the fastest cumulative time will win the Peachtree Cup.

Suspected Midtown bank robber arrested


ATLANTA – Police in Atlanta say a tip led to the arrest of a suspected bank robber.

Atlanta police say Caleb Griffin has been arrested in the robbery of a Bank of America in Midtown. He's also suspected in the robbery of a Georgia Primary Bank off Roswell Road.

Police believe Griffin used a BB gun in one of the cases.

It's not clear how much money was stolen in the robberies.

An indictment will follow soon, according to Atlanta police.

A Crime Stoppers tip led police to Griffin, authorities said.


Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).