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Thief carjacks muscle car from Fulton Co. judge

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are investigating after someone carjacked the high-powered muscle car belonging to the son of a Fulton County judge.

The incident happened in the 900 block of Saint Charles Avenue NE and involved Superior Court Judge Karen Smith Woodson.

Woodson and her son Devon had exited his Hellcat edition Dodge Challenger when two men brandished a pistol and fled in the car.


An Atlanta police report says Devon Woodson had just received the car as a gift from his brother.

Police locate woman who handed note to Wendy's clerk

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Local authorities have confirmed that they have found a woman, Wednesday, who handed a note to a fast food worker saying she was being held against her will.

The woman secretly left the note with the clerk Monday afternoon at the Wendy's at 1940 Piedmont Road, NE, which is near the Monroe Drive exit of I-85. In the note, the woman said she was being held against her will and asked for help.

Then she went back outside and rode off with a man who was driving a pickup truck.

The woman is currently alive and in good health, officials confirmed. They are currently speaking with the woman.

Possible kidnapping investigated in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping in Atlanta.

According to Atlanta Police investigators, a woman entered a Wendy's restaurant at 1940 Piedmont Rd. NE. on Monday morning and requested a blank piece of paper. She then wrote that she was being held against her will and needed help.

After passing the letter, the woman reportedly left the restaurant and got into a white truck, described as a 1997 Ford Ranger with Georgia tag "AZR1028". Inside the truck was a white man with long hair wearing a green shirt.

The truck was last seen heading south on Piedmont Rd. NE.

The woman was described as Hispanic or biracial, and was wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans.

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

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.

Pure Barre Virginia Highland owners to open Decatur studio

Pure Barre Virginia Highland owners to open Decatur studio

DECATUR, Ga. -- The owners of Pure Barre Virginia Highland announced their newest location in Decatur will open Wednesday, May 13. The fitness destination is the latest and greatest franchise of Pure Barre, the largest, most established network of barre studios in the nation, headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C.

Pure Barre Decatur will be located at 415 Church Street in Decatur. The studio is owned by locals Ashley Goot and Katy Bayless Gibson, who have already established a reputation as an effective exercise option in the Virginia Highland neighborhood.

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.”