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Neighbors fight noisy hospital AC units


EAST POINT, Ga. -- Homeowners near the Atlanta Medical Center on Cleveland Avenue in East Point say the noise from hospital cooling units echoes nonstop throughout the neighborhood.

Residents say they've contacted the hospital and gotten lots of promises, but nothing has been done to curb the continuing noise.

The loud grinding noise that never stops comes from the huge air conditioning units adjacent to the emergency room at Atlanta Medical Center-South.

Neighbors say enough is enough.

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1 teen killed, 2 injured in East Point shooting


EAST POINT, GA -- Police in East Point are looking for three men who they say shot and killed a 14-year-old boy Monday afternoon. Police believe the boy was with acquaintances who were the actual targets of the gunmen.

The case had puzzled police because the it had all the characteristics of gang violence – but the victim was described a quiet, nerdy kid who loved video games.

Police said late Monday afternoon they believe that Anthony Harris, 14, was not the intended target of the shootings, which took place in the breezeway of the apartment complex where he lived with his mother and two younger brothers. Police say three men pulled up at about 12:30 p.m., spotted Harris and two other males in the breezeway, and opened fire.

Arrest made in fatal hit and run


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ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have arrested the driver accused of hitting and killing a man walking his bicycle down Cleveland Avenue over the weekend.

Roman Redding, 32, has been charged with vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain lane.

Redding is currently being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital and will be transported to the Fulton County Jail when he is released.

The spray painted evidence markings tell the story of what happened Sunday morning. A driver swerved against traffic and struck and killed a man before fleeing the scene.

Desiree Mack noticed that driver about a block up the road.

East Point officials confirm child drowning


EAST POINT, Ga. -- East Point officials have confirmed that a child drowned, Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at the pool area of Parkside at Camp Creek Apartments around 1:30 p.m.

First responders attempted to resuscitate the child who was unresponsive when they arrived.

Attempts to revive the child continued at Hughes Spaulding Hospital but were unsuccessful.

East Point police said the nine-year-old child's uncle was nearby at the time of the drowning. The drowning appears to be accidental and no foul play is expected at this time.

However, the body is being transported to the medical examiner's office for the completion of the autopsy to confirm.

Initial investigations suggest the child was swimming and, for an unknown reason, became unresponsive and drowned.

Agency approves Fort McPherson sale to Tyler Perry


EAST POINT, Ga. – A deal to sell part of Fort McPherson to media mogul Tyler Perry was unanimously approved on Friday.

The Civilian Authority was tasked with redeveloping the shuttered Army post. The board said it was the best deal they could find and believe it will help the community.

Perry plans to build a movie studio on the 330 acres. The remaining 145 acres will become a mixed-use development, including housing, retail, historic preservation and green space.

State Sen. Vincent Fort called the sale unconstitutional. He said that Perry was getting the land at a 60 percent discount.


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Petition opposes sale of Ft. McPherson to Tyler Perry


EAST POINT, Ga. -- Critics of a proposed deal to sell part of a former Army post to Tyler Perry have begun an online petition opposing the sale.

A portion of Fort McPherson is up for sale to Perry for redevelopment into a movie studio. Perry would buy 330 acres of the 475 acres total for $30 million.

Drivers sought in East Point officer hit-and-run


BUFORD, Ga. – East Point Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who injured an officer.

According to East Point Police Capt. Cliff Chandler, Officer Alton Starr was conducted a traffic stop at Winburn Drive and Batavia Street on Thursday. Before Starr had gotten out of his car, another vehicle drive through a stop sign and t-boned the officer's vehicle, Chandler said.

The impact of the collision pushed the officer's vehicle on its side.

Starr was taken to the hospital and released. He was said to be banged up, but OK.

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