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Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Woman killed by vehicle in SW Atlanta Applebee's parking lot

Woman killed by vehicle in SW Atlanta Applebee's parking lot

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A 19-year-old man was charged with vehicular homicide after he struck and killed a 77-year-old woman in a parking lot at an Applebee's restaurant in southwest Atlanta Thursday afternoon.

Jerrell Acklin had his first court appearance Friday at 9 a.m. He was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and giving a false name, and will be in court again on Apr. 23.

Acklin is accused of hitting Mable Benning outside the restaurant at 3690 Cascade Road, near Interstate 285.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents 'BLACK BOX: Keith Purvis: “Travis & Tabitha”'

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, and NBAF Contemporaries will partner to present a screening of Keith Purvis’ “Travis and Tabitha,” Thursday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.

The independently-financed dramedy highlights the lives of 26-year-old failed fashion designer (Tabitha) and 28-year-old aspiring cook (Travis) who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on the south side of Chicago. This unexpected situation forces them to make profound decisions on what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

The Museum's Black Box Series uniquely affords the opportunity for cultural producers to share in-progress works on the art and culture of the African Diaspora in front of a live audience for feedback, engagement and encouragement.

Residents encouraged to include fire safety in spring cleaning efforts

Residents encouraged to include fire safety in spring cleaning efforts

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- While you are working hard to clean your home this spring, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department wants you to remember to check your home’s smoke alarms to make sure they are working and to review fire safety with the entire family.

“Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility,” said Chief Larry Few of the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “As you are spring cleaning, why not make sure to review your fire protection plan with your family and, please test your smoke alarm batteries.”

According to the United States Fire Safety Administration (UFSA), in less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. The following tips will help you have a fire safe spring:

• Test your smoke alarms, and replace any alarms that are 10 years old or older.

• Test your carbon monoxide alarms, and replace any alarms that are 7 years old or older.

• Check your dryer vents and clean the hosing.

Burglary results in southwest Atlanta police chase

Burglary results in southwest Atlanta police chase

ATLANTA -- Multiple suspects are on the run after a police chase in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

It began with a home burglary in the 4400 block of Celebration Drive.

Atlanta Police spokesman Greg Lyon said police followed the suspects' vehicle to Landrum Drive, where the four suspects jumped out of the car and ran.

No other information was immediately available.

Suspect stabs 2 young men inside apartment

Suspect stabs 2 young men inside apartment

ATLANTA -- Two victims, including a teenager, were stabbed in southwest Atlanta Wednesday morning.

It happened shortly before 4 a.m. at the Ashley Cascade Apartments in the 1300 block of Kimberly Way SW.

A witness told police that she and her two nephews, ages 17 and 25, were inside her unit at the apartment complex when they heard a knock on the door. The woman opened the door and the suspect, 39-year-old Eric Oliver, forced his way into the apartment, saying he was looking for his girlfriend.

Police said the woman's nephews confronted Oliver. The suspect stabbed both men with either a razor or box cutter, then ran from the apartment.

The 17-year-old victim suffered a laceration to his torso, while the 25 year old received a puncture wound to the lower back. Neither injury is considered life-threatening. Both victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.