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Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell again last month.

October's rate was 7.0 percent, down from September's 7.3 percent. It was 7.6 percent in October 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 7.9 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the area added 18,800 jobs in October, which contributed to the rate decrease. Metro Atlanta has added nearly 58,000 jobs since October of last year. Fewer area residents filed for unemployment insurance last month too.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest October unemployment rate, at 5.4 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.3 percent.

Good Samaritan provides hundreds with hot meals


ATLANTA – The long line outside and the assembly line inside to feed hundreds of the homeless it might seem to be the work of a charity. Instead, it's the work of one man's charitable vision.

Anthony Hamilton has made this a family tradition every year on the day before Thanksgiving.

"You never know why somebody is in the situation they're in, but we're all human and we all deserve a Thanksgiving," Hamilton said.

Hamilton is a working dad from Conyers. He raised every dollar that gives away 500 hot dinners each year.

Video released in fatal shooting outside Atlanta grocery store


ATLANTA -- Police have released video from a fatal shooting outside of a southwest Atlanta grocery store.

Demetrius Davis, 22, was killed when police say a group of men approached him on McDaniel Street Saturday night and opened fire. He was shot multiple times and died on scene.

Another man was gunned at the same store last month.

Surveillance footage released by police shows several men inside the store. Later that night, several vehicles pull up to the store. From a camera outside the store, a man is seen getting out of a vehicle and obtaining what police say is an AK-47 from the car's trunk and run towards the store, where he reportedly shot and killed Davis.

Fire breaks out inside Atlanta club


ATLANTA -- The inside of a southwest Atlanta club was damaged by fire Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at around 4:30 a.m. at Sin City, at the corner of University Avenue and Ira Street SW.

An Atlanta Fire official said no one was hurt in the blaze, which did not spread to the exterior of the building. An arson investigator was called to the scene.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!

Man fatally shot outside SW Atlanta grocery store


ATLANTA – A man was shot and killed outside of a grocery store in southwest Atlanta in what police believe is related to another murder.

The victim was standing outside a grocery store on McDaniel when police say a group of men approached him and opened fire. He was shot multiple times and died on scene.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as 22-year-old Demetrius Davis of Atlanta.

It's the same store where a man was gunned down last month.

Police do not believe the shooting was random. They said there were a lot of witnesses there, but they all fled when the shots fired. They're asking anyone who saw anything to call Atlanta CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS.

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.