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12 hurt in MARTA bus accident in East Point


Metro PCS clerk robbed and sexually assaulted


EAST POINT, Ga -- Police are searching for two gunmen and a woman who drove a getaway car in an armed robbery and sexual assault at an East Point cell phone store.

Police said it is very rare that a sexual assault happens during a robbery. "We are endeavoring every means at our disposal to get these people in custody because an act such as this deeply concerns us," said Capt. Cliff Chandler.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

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.