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Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

Atlanta house shot up, woman struck in thigh


ATLANTA -- A woman is expected to recover after being shot in the leg while sleeping in her bed.

The shooting happened at around 4 a.m. Tuesday at a house in the 1400 block of Adele Avenue.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said suspects walked up the property's driveway and shot at the house several times. The home was hit by at least 15 bullets, according to Griffin.

The 59-year-old victim was struck in the left thigh. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition. Several other people were in the house at the time, but no one was hurt. A police report said some of the people in the house were wearing clothing consistent with the Famerica gang.

Man fatally shot in front of 3-year-old daughter


ATLANTA -- A $6,000 reward is being offered for information in the fatal shooting of a man who was standing at a bus stop with his young daughter.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Church Street in northwest Atlanta late Tuesday. Dantavious Chatman, 31, was waiting for the bus to take his 3-year-old daughter, Dakayla, back to her mother's house when gunfire erupted.

Chatman was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said he suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

Dakayla now staying with a grandmother. The grandmother said little Dakayla wasn't injured in the shooting, but she understands what happened.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges every resident to learn the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators and other products including faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

“Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed,” states Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Although the popularity of carbon monoxide alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.”

No injuries in Ga. Tech lab explosion


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Fire Department crews were on the scene of a lab explosion Tuesday afternoon in the Marcus Nanotech building on the Georgia Tech campus.

Georgia Tech authorities said the incident happened at about 3:45 pm. The building was evacuated for a period while the scene was investigated.

School officials said they planned to keep the building closed for the evening, while the investigation is underway.

No injuries were reported.

Teacher killed after tree falls on house


ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman was killed early Monday morning after a large oak tree fell on her house.

Patricia Pusha, 60, died when the tree fell at around 2 a.m. on Oakcliff Road. The rear of the home collapsed from the impact.

"This is a very devastating time for our family. I would have never thought that this would happen to her," said her niece Tanikki Echols.

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The Atlanta Fire Department had to bring in a crane to remove the tree so they could safely get inside.