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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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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.

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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.

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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.

1 killed, 1 injured in SW Atlanta shooting


ATLANTA -- Investigators are searching for the gunman who shot two men inside a car in southwest Atlanta Friday night.

Police believe it happened around 10:30 p.m.

The men were in a car on Barrow Place when someone opened fire.

The driver was able to take off, but wrecked the car about a mile away.

That driver later died at the hospital. He was identified as 32-year-old Kenneth Corn.

The passenger is still being treated.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31