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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.


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

Man gets life for shooting girlfriend to death on I-20

ATLANTA -- A 29-year-old man was spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of shooting his girlfriend to death.

Corey Jones was found guilty last week of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the March 2014 death of 25-year-old Tywanna Boyd.

Prosecutors said Jones shot Boyd to death after the two argued while traveling on Interstate 20 just west of the Perimeter. Boyd, who was driving, pulled over to the left shoulder and got out of the car. Jones shot her in the back as she walked away.

Jones originally claimed a man who'd been following the couple shot Boyd; police later learned the man was in a meeting at the time of the shooting. The defendant then said he shot Boyd by accident. Investigators recovered the gun used to kill Boyd in a grassy area near the crime scene.

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Office of Workforce Development will host a recruitment for Jimmy John's on Wednesday, Apr. 15 at the Adamsville Career Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jimmy John's wants to hire inshoppers (quality control samplers) and delivery drivers. Applicants must complete the employment application before attending the recruitment.

Applicants must be prepared to provide superior customer service, must be self-motivated, pay attention to detail and enjoy interacting with customers. Responsibilities include slicing meat, cheese and vegetables. Those who are hired will also clean the store and follow specific opening and closing procedures. Inshoppers/samplers receive up to $9 per hour, plus sales incentives.

Applicants must have valid driver’s licenses, insurance, and dependable vehicle for some positions. Delivery drivers serve customers within a 5-mile radius of the store, and the service area is strictly enforced.