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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.

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.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

ATLANTA – Spelman College’s annual Research Day on Apr. 17 will offer more than 200 Spelman students an opportunity to display their scholarly work and investigative research through oral and poster presentations. Since its inauguration as Science Day in 1989, Research Day has evolved to include presentations by students from all disciplines and majors - encouraging cross collaboration. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony that will recognize students and faculty advisors.

The 2015 Research Day theme is “Inquire . . . Discover. . . Imagine . . . Explore . . . Create.”

“Those five words are the hallmark and theme of every Research Day, as they best represent the institution’s commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning,” said Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D., associate provost for research.