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Tyler Perry christens Fort McPherson with studio name, promises updates

ATLANTA -- Four months after purchasing the Fort McPherson Army Base, Tyler Perry gave his plans an official touch by putting a sign outside the entrance.

The sign, which reads "The Future Home of Tyler Perry Studios" was pictured in a Facebook post by the locally-based and internationally acclaimed actor, director and producer behind the "Madea"  series of movies as well as several well-known sitcoms.

Perry thanked his supporters, from the handful that showed up for his first day to millions that show their support now.

Pedestrian struck as police pursue stolen Porsche

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police say one man created quite a bit of chaos around one this afternoon.

Police say he stole a Porsche SUV near Martin Luther King and I-285 -- then drove about five miles, stopped and ran away.

Police searched a nearby tire shop, tracking the suspect using their helicopter, as well as a canine unit.

Police have not released the suspect’s name, but say he was identified by the car's owner.

As this was going on, an officer trying to assist in the investigation, says he ran into a truck that turned left in front of him.

The crash, near Plaza Avenue in southwest Atlanta, sent the truck onto the sidewalk, hitting a pedestrian. Both drivers and the pedestrian were taken to the hospital.

None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

Woman charged with leaving child in hot car in SW Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police are charging a woman with reckless conduct after her 2-year-old daughter was found unattended in a car with the windows rolled up at a southwest Atlanta grocery store for about an hour Monday afternoon. 

Police said they received the call from the Kroger Citi Center on Cascade Avenue at about 3 p.m. A security guard making his rounds saw the girl in the back seat of the car, in a car seat, with the windows all closed. That guard said the child appeared to be sweating, so he smashed the front passenger’s side window and rescued the girl.

A short time later, the girl’s mother, 37-year-old Tamisha Upshaw came out of the store and was arrested on reckless conduct charges. She was taken into custody by Atlanta Police.

“I’ve been told the child is okay,” said an Atlanta Police spokesman. “The child was sweating profusely when they found her, but fortunately, this worked out.”

2 shot leaving teen nightclub

ATLANTA -- Police say two people were shot as they left a teen nightclub early Sunday.

Authorities were called to the Blackout teen club on Metropolitan Parkway around 12:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old shot in the chest. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Another victim, a 15-year-old, was found at a different location with an injury to his leg. He was treated at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Investigators say evidence may be in a vehicle left at the scene.

Expensive equipment stolen from recording studio

ATLANTA -- More than $10,000 worth of equipment was stolen from a southwest Atlanta recording studio Thursday night.

The owner of Paragon 7 Studio and Art Gallery called police at around 11 p.m. to say someone broke into the business in the 500 block of Northside Drive SW. Responding officers found evidence of forced entry on one of the building's doors.

According to a police report, the owner searched the building and said multiple items were missing, including his $600 HD laptop and $200 printer.

Other stolen items included a $200 pair of headphones, another laptop, a camera crane, three televisions, an Xbox 360 and Xbox One, five speakers, five microphones and three Canon cameras.

No one was injured in the break-in, and no suspects have been identified or arrested.

Baby Harlan headed home with foster parents

ATLANTA -- A newborn abandoned by the front door of a southwest Atlanta home is expected to leave the hospital on Friday.  Baby Harlan, as she has been nicknamed, will live with a foster family until police and the Division of Family and Children's Services can determine what should happen next.

Man claims Atlanta Public Works damaged his property

ATLANTA -- Just when he thought progress had been made, Isaac Oliver is stuck surveying the damage.

"It looks bad from this side," he said. "You've got these two big gaping holes in here. It just ripped the whole fence out."

The damage began with good news -- 4415 Rolling Hill Road in southwest Atlanta is finally clear. Last week, we told you about overgrowth from the property next door covering a fire hydrant. The city of Atlanta took care of it the day our story aired.

But now, the bad news -- the repairs left Oliver's fence mangled and hedges hacked. He said a public works crew got a piece of equipment stuck, ultimately damaging his property. Now, he said he's left with a claim form, and the hassle of getting estimates and hand-delivering them to the mayor's office.