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23-year-old man wounded in Midtown Atlanta shooting

ATLANTA -- A 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in Midtown Atlanta on Wednesday.

According to Ralph Woolfolk of the Atlanta Police Department, the man was alert, conscious and breathing after being shot in the back on 8th Street near Juniper Street. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Neighbors said that the incident was a bit unnerving, as that type of violence has not been seen in that area in a long time.

Police said it appeared the victim knew the suspect, but said the victim was not being cooperative with officers. Police said they are looking for at least two people in a light-colored sedan, who they said were involved in the shooting.

No other injuries were reported.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to meet Thursday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be held  at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. 

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and to creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of one-stop centers statewide.

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Suspect in Midtown sucker punch arrested

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Police have arrested a suspect accused of sucker punching a man he'd never seen before in a busy part of Midtown Atlanta.


It happened on Crescent Street, which is busy with nightclubs and restaurants. This incident happened on midday January 5.

A 25 year-old Decatur man was walking past 1122 Crescent Street when, police say, he was attacked out of nowhere -- sucker punched by a man he'd never seen before.

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

Fulton County can help unemployed citizens with job searches

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Office of Workforce Development served over 41,163 job seekers in 2014, with 4,564 participating in onsite recruitment orientations and job readiness workshops.

The workshops teach participants how to set career and education goals, conduct job searches, develop strategies for making the best impression during the first interview and succeeding in any subsequent interviews. Job seekers also learn how to dress for success.

Specific services available for dislocated workers range from financial support to help in finding a job or retraining for a new career. Citizens considered dislocated workers include those who may have lost jobs because of terminations.  Some unemployed workers may have faced layoffs or received “notices of termination or layoff." Additionally, they are unlikely to return to their previous jobs or industry because of:

Arrest made ten months after attack on gay couple

Arrest made ten months after attack on gay couple

ATLANTA, Ga -- Ten months after a gay couple was attacked in Midtown, an arrest has been made. One of the victims was punched in the back of the head and knocked into oncoming traffic.

It happened at the intersection of Juniper Street and 11th Street in Midtown Atlanta on March 7, 2014. The couple were waiting for a red light to cross Juniper when a suspect came up from behind them and punched one of the men in the back of the head.

The victim has asked us not to identify him because he is still upset about what happened. But Bryan Long, the man
s boyfriend said he was pleased that there was an arrest.
We did a police lineup last Friday and we both picked him out of a lineup,
Long said.

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.