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Virginia-Highland neighbors on edge after armed robbery, attack

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are looking for two men who robbed a woman overnight in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.

It was around 2:30 a.m. when a woman was walking to her car in the 900 block of St. Charles Avenue in northeast Atlanta.

They stole her purse which had her credit cards and her iPhone.

Unfortunately, police and neighbors said the victim wasn't able to get a good look at her attacker's faces. She doesn't know a race or age - only that it was two men.

She did tell police that one of the men might have been wearing a mask but she wasn't sure.

One neighbor said she heard the woman screaming and she immediately called 911. Another man grabbed his handgun and ran outside. He later tracked down a police officer who came to the scene.

Deaf man rescued from Virginia Highland house fire

ATLANTA -- Firefighters rescued a deaf man from a house fire in the Virginia Highland area on Friday.

According to Atlanta Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Sean Johnson, crews were working in the basement of a home at 839 Crestridge Drive when the fire broke out around 10 a.m. 

The fire extended from the basement to the first floor. Johnson said a woman in the home told firefighters that there were kittens in home, but didn't mention that a man was also in the house.

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.”

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.