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South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

911 audio of home invasion released

ATLANTA -- The 911 call made by a terrified mother during a home invasion Sunday night has been released.

Whitney Lash made the call while holding her infant daughter, as men broke into the house and shot at her and her husband, Michael. The family had just returned home from a vacation.

Prostitute guilty of tying up, killing client

ATLANTA -- A former prostitute will spend the rest of her life in prison after being found guilty of robbing and killing a client.

Jurors returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against 40-year-old Tamieka Gamble on several charges, including murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, burglary and weapons offenses.

Gamble and co-defendant Mark Ross were arrested last year in the cold case murder of 64-year-old Edward Jowers. The victim was found Aug. 9, 2010, bound and gagged on a bathroom floor inside his unit at the Magnolia Park Apartments in northwest Atlanta.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Tracking the change in West Midtown Crime

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- When you ask about the city's West Midtown community, the responses sound a lot alike.

"Great restaurants, great bars, great coffee shops," said one visitor.

"Nice apartments -- I feel pretty safe here most the time," said another.

That wasn't the case a few years ago.

Kevin Mobley bought a house in the area in 1995 and never left.

"It's completely different. I'm talking 100 percent. This neighborhood, all around here was mostly depressed, pretty run down. Now it's just the hottest area in the city," he said.

But when blue lights responded to a double shooting in the heart of it all at Marietta St. and Howell Mill Road on Monday it brought back memories of crime.

"Back when I was here' 95 it was constant," Mobley said.

Second arrest made in shooting death of 81-year-old woman

ATLANTA – Police have made a second arrest in the death of an 81-year-old woman who was shot while sitting on her porch.

Mildred Martin was shot and killed on July 27 as she played cards with her neighbors in the 900 block of Proctor Street in northwest Atlanta.

On Tuesday, Atlanta Police said that Dominique Lamonta Bryant was arrested on a felony murder charge in Martin’s death. Bryan is being held at Fulton County Jail.

Last week, police announced that Johnny Maurice Avery was arrested in connection with the shooting. 


UPDATE: 2 shot; 1 in critical condition in NW Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA-TV) – Police said Tuesday that two men, shot in a blizzard of gunfire while they were inside a Jeep at Northside Dr. and 11th St., NW, are not cooperating with investigators, except that one of the men claims they’d been with rapper Ant Glizzy at 11th Street Studios, and were about to drive back to Washington, D.C., the rapper’s hometown, when they were shot.

Beyond that, police said, the two victims and others in the Jeep will not disclose any information about themselves or talk about who they think fired all the shots.

Police said a security guard who works at a business on 11th Street saw the shooting.  In addition, possibly two security cameras in the area might have recorded what happened.