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Police: Student brings gun to school, punches teacher

ATLANTA -- A handgun was found in a student's book bag at Benjamin E. Mays High School on Friday, Atlanta Public Schools officials confirm.

According to Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard, a teacher was picking up backpacks and jackets in the gym. A student ran over and tried to grab one of the backpacks from the teacher. When the teacher asked to student to release the backpack, the student refused. In an ensuing struggle, the student allegedly punched the teacher several times. 

APS officials and Atlanta Police officers arrived to help the teacher. 

When the student's bag was checked, the weapon was found. 

APS spokesperson Latisha Gray said the student was immediately detained and removed from campus. The student was taken to Metro Juvenile Detention Center. The student is facing assault and weapons possession charges. 

School operations resumed as normal, Gray said.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rock, Janelle Monae more to perform at ONE Musicfest

Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rock, Janelle Monae more to perform at ONE Musicfest

ATLANTA -- ONE Musicfest, in partnership with Live Nation, announce the 2015 music lineup for one of the most anticipated festivals to take place in the Southeast.

Reaching its sixth year of bringing together the best of urban alternative legends and contemporaries for a unique experience through music and visual, ONE Musicfest is pulling out all the stops with this year's roster of performances. Organizers have meticulously curated talent to include Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rocky, Wale, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, Raekwon, Ghostface, The Internet, Raury, SZA, Scarface, 8Ball & MJG, Big KRIT and many more to be announced.

The festival will take place at Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood on Saturday, Sept. 12

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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.”

Woman struck in the thigh by stray bullet

ATLANTA -- A woman was in stable condition after being shot in the leg Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. at the Providence at Cascade Apartments in the 300 block of Fairburn Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said the 19-year-old victim was inside her apartment when shots rang out nearby. The woman told investigators a bullet passed through her front door and struck her in the thigh.

The victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No suspects have been named. Griffin said police spoke with a security guard, who told them of a dispute that happened Monday in the same apartment building. Investigators are working to determine if the argument and the shooting are related.

Ga. Mysteries: 20-year-old mom vanishes without a trace

ATLANTA -- A young mother got into an argument with her boyfriend and stormed out of his southwest Atlanta house. She never returned. Four years later, loved ones are desperate to solve the mystery of what happened to Athena Curry.


The Missing Mom

Athena Joy Curry was born Nov. 2, 1990, in Oregon, the youngest of five children. She moved to metro Atlanta as a teenager to live with her sister, Aisha Magee. After graduating from high school, Curry enrolled in the University of Phoenix. She dreamed of becoming a pediatrician, according to a website dedicated to her case.

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