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Douglass High community upset over another principal ousted

ATLANTA -- School may be out, but the fight to keep an ousted Atlanta Public School principal on the job has shifted into high gear.

Frederick Douglass High School has had seven years principals in 9 years.

Dr. Tony Burks, who started last summer, received notice in early May that he would not be returning to the school.


The system released the following statement:

Man already in jail was served warrants for bus stop murder

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Atlanta police have arrested and charged the man they believe shot and killed Dantavious Chatman on April 21, while Chatman and his three year old daughter were waiting at a bus stop.

The suspect is Deon Clinton Davis, 23. Police did not have to search for Davis when they were ready to charge him – he was already an inmate at the Fulton County jail, arrested earlier this month in a separate case of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Chatman's mother, Veronica Tuggle, told 11Alive News she is grateful a suspect has been charged, and spoke of how hard this has been on the family, especially Chatman's daughter, DeKayla.

Driver dies at hospital after Fulton County wreck

ATLANTA -- A driver died after crashing a vehicle in Fulton County Monday morning.

The accident happened at around 4:15 a.m. in the 4000 block of Wendell Drive, just south of Charlie Brown Field.

Fulton County Police Det. Melissa Parker said the 26-year-old driver was the only person inside the car, a Pontiac Grand Prix. The driver lost control of the vehicle near Wendell Court and hit a tree.

Responding crews found the driver entrapped and unresponsive in the car, which had caught fire. The victim was freed and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Parker said the driver was later pronounced dead at Grady. The person's identity has not been released.

The crash also caused a water pipe or water main to break, according to Parker.

Missing 16-year-old girl found safe

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police have located a missing 16-year-old girl they said disappeared Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Zania Gebre-Hiwet had called for a ride when school was dismissed at Washington High School at 45 Whitehouse Drive, just off of Martin Luther King Drive on the city's west side.

According to Sgt. A.B. Jackson, when someone arrived at the school to pick her up, she was not able to be located.

11Alive learned at about 9:40 p.m. that she had been found and is well.

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA


Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Westside shooting upgraded to double homicide

ATLANTA -- Two people were fatally shot on Hollywood Road in northwest Atlanta just before 10 p.m. Thursday.


One of the two victims was transported to Grady Medical Center in critical condition where he later died. The other was pronounced dead on scene.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner identified the victims as 36-year-old Michael Jackson and 23-year-old Quinton Davis, both of Atlanta.

The shooting is under investigation.

In the next hour, 11Alive reporters confirmed more shots fired in the location where the initial attack occurred.

2nd wreck in one week for cement company in Young crash

ATLANTA -- It was the kind of accident scene that would leave passers-by fearing the worst: two cars pinned beneath an overturned cement truck, one of them almost completely crushed.