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Suspected would-be robber says he's the real victim


ATLANTA -- Circling on social media is cell phone video of an East Point man holding an alleged would-be robber at gunpoint until police can arrive.

But Edgar Horn says it's all one big misunderstanding. Horn says he drove to the Family Dollar on Marietta Boulevard to meet up with a friend for lunch, but got in the wrong car and ended up with a gun in his face.

Hashim Fannin says there's no doubt in his mind why Horn got into his car. He says as soon as he parked, Horn casually hopped in.

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"He opens the door and he kind of falls in to it," explained Fannin.

Video shows moment train crashes into MARTA


EAST POINT, Ga. -- Startling video taken on-board a MARTA bus shows the difference that seven seconds could have made between life and death.

Off-duty officer rescues child after car theft


EAST POINT, Ga. -- An off-duty police officer chased after a suspect who stole a car with a 4-year-old inside.

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On Friday, Tarena Evans was pumping gas at a RaceTrac gas station around 1:20 p.m. on Camp Creek Parkway North in East Point when a silver four-door sedan pulled up by her.

A man waited until she was finished pumping gas and then jumped into her 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and drove off. Evans's 4-year-old daughter, Skye, was still inside the vehicle.

"Blink of an eye, at the gas pump, my car was pulling off," Evans said.

Then she took off on foot after her car - and after her baby.

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

All but one released from hospital after train hits MARTA bus


ATLANTA -- Several people were transported to the hospital after a freight train clipped a MARTA bus in East Point on Wednesday.

Five passengers and the bus driver were taken to area hospitals.

A 65-year-old man reported serious injuries. The other passengers injuries are reportedly minor.

Three were taken to the to Atlanta Medical Center main campus. Two were taken to south campus and one refused treatment.

All but the 65 year old male have since been released from the hospital.

Operator Dwayne Magee has also been released from the hospital.

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The accident happened at Welcome All Road and Ben Hill Road

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”