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Thieves strike home of injured toddler

ATLANTA -- The family of an Atlanta toddler who was hit by a stray bullet had their home broken into while they were at the hospital.

Rodrickus "Junior" Robinson was injured Saturday night when he was hit by a stray bullet after getting caught in the crossfire of a running gun battle at the Forest Cove Apartments.

Doctors initially feared that Junior might lose the use of his arm or his arm altogether.

While Courtney Holt was at her son's bedside, praying that he make a full recovery from a gunshot wound to the arm, thieves were at the doorstep of her Atlanta apartment.

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Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival offers fun for the entire family

Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival offers fun for the entire family

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County 4-H is hosting a Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Fulton Camp Truitt located at 4300 Herschel Road in College Park. Families will enjoy trick or treating, carnival games and crafts, a pumpkin push contest, a pumpkin ring toss, a bobbing for gummy bears contest, and many more fun activities. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

The Fall Festival is a good time to learn about 4-H and how the program positively  affect their lives by assisting them in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

For more information about the Fulton County 4-H Fall Festival, call 404-762-4085. For more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension call 404-332-2400.

Prayer vigil held for toddler shot in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Family and friends are praying for the recovery of a 1-year-old caught in the crossfire of two rival groups at an apartment complex Saturday night.


Rodrickus Robinson is showing some improvement, but the fear is that the toddler may never regain full use of his arm.

"He can't move his arm, He can't move his hand -- he can't," the child's mother, Courtney Holt, said Monday. "He can't do nothing. He's just sitting in the bed."

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in September.

Last month's rate was 7.3 percent, well below August's 8.0 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in September 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in September.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there were nearly 20,000 fewer unemployed people in Atlanta last month, and companies reported fewer layoffs. Industries that added jobs in September include government; education and health services; construction; and trade and transportation.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5.7 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.5 percent.

Coffee break leads to $7.5M lottery win for truck driver

ATLANTA -- A coffee break led to a lucky Atlanta truck driver winning $7.5 million from the Georgia Lottery.

Randolph Adams stopped by QuikTrip on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in southwest Atlanta during a 10-minute break. He bought coffee, juice and a Decades of Dollars lottery ticket. His ticket matched all six numbers in the Oct. 13 drawing, making Adams the winner of $250,000 a year for 30 years.

The great-grandfather of five said he looks forward to going holiday shopping for underprivileged children.

"I'll be just as happy to see the smiles on children's faces who, otherwise, may not get anything," he said.

Information provided by Georgia Lottery

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development Office to host Comcast recruitment

Comcast recruiters will be on site at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office to take applications for Rep I Telesales employees on Monday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Adamsville Workforce Development is housed in the Adamsville Regional Health Center located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. Business attire is required; no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers are allowed.

Applicants who receive employment will be expected to call existing customers to sell various Comcast products and services.  Sales representatives must provide the following services while carrying out other responsibilities as assigned.  Those responsibilities are listed below:

2 killed in SW Atlanta crash

ATLANTA – Two people were killed in a crash overnight in southwest Atlanta.

The wreck happened on Interstate 285 near Cascade Road.

According to Georgia Department of Transportation officials, a truck hit a car and sent it crashing into a wall. That car then burst into flames. The driver and passenger in the car were killed.

No names have been released.