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MARTA bus involved in fatal crash in SW Atlanta


ATLANTA -- A MARTA bus was involved in a fatal crash involving a pickup truck in southwest Atlanta on Wednesday.

The wreck happened on Cascade Road and Spring Park Drive just before 1 a.m.

A person in the truck was killed in accident, according to police.

There were immediate reports of major injuries to anyone on the bus. The driver and four passengers were taken to the hospital as a precaution, official said.


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Grandmother, children killed in SW Atlanta crash laid to rest


ATLANTA -- A local community said goodbye to a grandmother and her two grandchildren, Saturday.

Store owner's race-fueled rant caught on tape


ATLANTA -- The owner of a dry cleaner business in southwest Atlanta is in the middle of a firestorm of criticism after he was caught in a race-fueled rant on camera.

The exchange happened at the Ben Hill Custom Cleaners on Fairburn Road.

"You shouldn't be prejudice in black neighborhoods," said Andy Foster who was recording the video, "you [expletive] are more racist than anybody," said store owner Amin Chaudry in the video.

Video of the incident between the store owner and the black customer has spread like wildfire online. At one point in time, Chaudry tells Foster to "send it to Obama."


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Another arrest made in death of man escaping home intruders


ATLANTA -- Another arrest has been made in the death of a man who jumped from his third-story condo trying to escape home intruders.

Police said Jose Greer, 51, died after he jumped from a balcony on December 18, 2015. Authorities said Greer had gone on the balcony after three men kicked in the door to his condo on Oak Street.

Greer fell onto a concrete sidewalk suffering a broken pelvis, broken arms and several other fractures. He died six hours later at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Atlanta police find missing child


ATLANTA -- A missing child has been brought home safely, Atlanta police report.

Tyrcee Laster, 8, was last seen while leaving the Oakland City Park with a friend around 5 p.m., Thursday.

He's described as a black male who is about three to four feet tall and is between 50 and 60 pounds.

He has a black Mohawk-style haircut with gold tips. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded shirt a black shirt, black sweatpants and blue and gray tennis shoes.


New look, new beginning for gang-prone SW Atlanta corner


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Sometimes, all it takes is a fresh coat of paint to make a place feel brand new.

For neighbors in Ashview Heights, it only took about 20 volunteers and two hours on a chilly Monday morning to find out.

Store seeks permanent liquor license in gang-prone area


ATLANTA -- Residents in an area police say is prone to gang recruitment are speaking out against a store's attempt to get a permit to sell alcohol. 

Fair Street Supermarket is in a neighborhood where Atlanta Police Sgt. Archie Ezell told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander gang members try to recruit young kids.  Ezell said in that area alone, at least three different gangs actively vie for members. Last November, Ezell showed Alexander the graffiti covering one side of the supermarket, pointing to that corner as one of the biggest gang recruitment areas in the city.