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Missing 8-year-old boy located


ATLANTA – A boy who was reported missing has been found, police said.

According to Atlanta Police Sgt. J. Diederich, the 8-year-old boy had last been seen riding his bicycle around 5 p.m.

Just after 11:30 p.m., police said he had been located safe and sound.

Attempted carjacking in Atlanta ends with arrest


ATLANTA -- A suspect was arrested after trying to carjack a victim at a southwest Atlanta gas station Friday morning.

The crime happened at around 2 a.m. at the Shell station near the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway and Fair Drive.

The victim told Atlanta police he stopped at the gas station, where he was approached by the suspect. The suspect, who was not armed, demanded the victim's car keys.

Police said the victim fought back, causing the suspect to run away. Responding officers tracked down and arrested the suspect. His name has not been released.

Video shows moments leading up to laundromat robbery


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police hope surveillance footage will lead them to the man accused of robbing a laundromat.

The crime happened Apr. 20 at around 11:45 a.m. at the laundry facility in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

According to a police report, a laundromat employee told investigators he removed $2,500 from the business's safe. The victim said he was standing in a window near the laundry products when the suspect walked up, reached through the window and grabbed the cash.

Surveillance cameras inside the laundromat captured images of the suspect entering the business and the employee chasing the suspect outside. The victim said he lost the suspect near the railroad tracks off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The victim described the suspect as a black man in his 20's, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium complexion and short hair.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges every resident to learn the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators and other products including faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

“Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed,” states Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Although the popularity of carbon monoxide alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.”

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

Fulton County to host Jimmy John's recruitment

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Office of Workforce Development will host a recruitment for Jimmy John's on Wednesday, Apr. 15 at the Adamsville Career Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Jimmy John's wants to hire inshoppers (quality control samplers) and delivery drivers. Applicants must complete the employment application before attending the recruitment.

Applicants must be prepared to provide superior customer service, must be self-motivated, pay attention to detail and enjoy interacting with customers. Responsibilities include slicing meat, cheese and vegetables. Those who are hired will also clean the store and follow specific opening and closing procedures. Inshoppers/samplers receive up to $9 per hour, plus sales incentives.

Applicants must have valid driver’s licenses, insurance, and dependable vehicle for some positions. Delivery drivers serve customers within a 5-mile radius of the store, and the service area is strictly enforced.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

Research Day showcases integrated learning experience

ATLANTA – Spelman College’s annual Research Day on Apr. 17 will offer more than 200 Spelman students an opportunity to display their scholarly work and investigative research through oral and poster presentations. Since its inauguration as Science Day in 1989, Research Day has evolved to include presentations by students from all disciplines and majors - encouraging cross collaboration. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony that will recognize students and faculty advisors.

The 2015 Research Day theme is “Inquire . . . Discover. . . Imagine . . . Explore . . . Create.”

“Those five words are the hallmark and theme of every Research Day, as they best represent the institution’s commitment to inquiry-based, student-centered, integrated learning,” said Carmen Sidbury, Ph.D., associate provost for research.