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Donna Brazile to deliver Spelman College commencement address

Donna Brazile to deliver Spelman College commencement address

ATLANTA -- Donna Brazile, an academic, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, and political strategist, has been named commencement speaker for the Spelman College Class of 2015. Brazile, who will receive an honorary degree, will address more than 475 graduates on Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center.

“Donna Brazile has been a trailblazer in the political arena and a staunch advocate for human and civil rights,” said Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum. “We are pleased she will have an opportunity to impart words of wisdom to Spelman graduates as they begin the next phase of life's journey, and join the ranks of Spelman alumnae who have made a choice to change the world.”

Man killed by hit and run driver


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for the driver who hit and killed a 40-year-old man Tuesday morning.

The victim was struck near the intersection of Fairburn and Campbellton roads in southwest Atlanta. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The driver who hit the victim left the scene. Pieces of the car, including a front bumper, were recovered from the road, leading police to believe the victim was struck by a Chevrolet. The vehicle likely suffered damage to its right side.

The investigation continues.

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.