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Beloved bulldog reunited with owner after being in stolen car

ATLANTA – A South Carolina man was reunited with the beloved bulldog he feared he'd never see again. Michael Buckley's bulldog, Tazzie, had been missing since his car was stolen in Atlanta last Thursday.

Buckley was headed from Charleston, S.C. to Colorado last week when he had car trouble. After asking three teens for directions near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Joseph Lowery Boulevard, he went to the back of his Ford Explorer to check on Tazzie. Two of the teens jumped his vehicle and drove off.

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County is in the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The Consolidated Planning Process uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The final Consolidated Plan document will describe the County’s plan to pursue the goals for all community planning and development programs serving Fulton County communities outside of the City of Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs utilizing these federal grant dollars from HUD.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to Meet Tuesday, July 29

Fulton County Workforce Investment Act Board to Meet Tuesday, July 29

The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) will meet Tuesday, July 29, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in Room 242 at the Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta, Georgia. 

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.

Empty apartment building burns in Atlanta

Empty apartment building burns in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A vacant apartment building in northwest Atlanta caught fire overnight.

The blaze broke out at around 12:30 a.m. The complex is located near the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Holly Street.

No one was injured. Dispatchers said the building was already slated to be torn down.

Vine City, English Avenue residents begging for help after decades of broken promises

ATLANTA -- When the city of Atlanta wants to do something, it can.

The new Falcons stadium went from a rumor to a construction site in just a few years. But just down the street in Vine City and English Avenue, it's been decades of broken promises.

"We need the resources that City Hall has," said Yvonne Jones, Chairwoman of NPU-L. "Everything that they have needs to come over here and help us in our community."

Abandoned homes continue to sit like a macabre bedroom community of blight, in a place where criminals rule and violence is a litany.


3 shootings, 1 fatal, in Atlanta overnight

(WXIA) -- Police are investigating three overnight shootings, all of which happened in northwest Atlanta.

In the first incident, at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, a man in his 20's was walking down Fair Street near Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard when a gray Saturn pulled up alongside him.

Several people got out of the car, argued with the victim, then shot him in the arm. Police believe robbery was the motive.

The victim was alert, conscious and breathing when he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

The second shooting happened shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and involved a teenager. The 16-year-old victim told police he was walking in the 2500 block of Baker Ridge Drive when a silver Chevrolet with two men inside pulled up alongside him.