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Suspects steal car with girl inside; child later found safe

Suspects steal car with girl inside; child later found safe

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are working to identify two men accused of stealing a car with a little girl inside.

It happened July 16 outside Cash America Pawn on Delowe Drive near Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta.

The victim told police he removed items from the trunk of his Dodge Charger and only walked a few feet away when two men jumped into the car and sped off. He said his 3-year-old daughter was asleep in the back seat.

According to a police report, the car was recovered minutes later in East Point. The little girl was still asleep inside; she was examined and deemed in good health. Her father will not face charges.

The victim reported several items missing from his recovered car, including his wallet and driver's license, a Bank of America debit card, a $10 bill and a pack of cigarettes.

Mother charged after leaving 4 kids inside car

Mother charged after leaving 4 kids inside car

ATLANTA -- A mother of four is under arrest after leaving her kids in the car to go grocery shopping.

Charnae Mosley, 28, is charged with four counts of reckless behavior. She had her first court appearance Tuesday at 9 a.m., where her bond was set at $8,000 under the condition she have no contact with her children.

This is different than other so-called hot car cases because Mosley left the windows of her SUV open, but police say her actions were still incredibly dangerous.

"The most important thing is that the children are okay, they're with their grandmother," said Atlanta Police Department Public Information Officer Greg Lyon.

Crying, and still in their car seats, the children were driven away by their grandmother Monday night. The Department of Family and Child Services spoke to their family and police before letting them go.

Parent arrested after leaving kids in hot car


ATLANTA -- Police arrested a woman for leaving four children in a hot car Monday afternoon.

It happened after 4 p.m. in a parking lot on Headland Drive in southwest Atlanta.

An Atlanta Police spokesperson did not release any other details.

EMTs checked out the four children and they were all okay. A DFCS worker arrived on scene and tool the four children away.


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Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta climbed again last month.

June's rate was 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May, but much lower than last June's 8.6 percent.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is due to end-of-summer job loss among non-contract school workers, an influx of graduates and students entering the workforce, and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

So far, metro Atlanta has gained slightly more than 58,000 jobs in 2014 -- a good sign for those who are looking for work.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest June unemployment rate, at 6.3 percent. The highest was 10.4 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County is in the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The Consolidated Planning Process uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The final Consolidated Plan document will describe the County’s plan to pursue the goals for all community planning and development programs serving Fulton County communities outside of the City of Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs utilizing these federal grant dollars from HUD.

2 AK-47s found in stolen vehicle after crash


ATLANTA -- Two AK-47s and a stolen car led to a busy roadway in Southwest Atlanta being closed for several hours Saturday night.

Shortly after 5:00 p.m., Atlanta Police received reports of shots fired near Hamilton E Holmes Dr and I-20.

A MARTA Police officer found a blue Chevy had crashed underneath the I-20 overpass. The vehicle was on fire at the time. Witnesses told police they saw several men leave the blue car to get into a red car and drive away.

Police found two AK-47s in the blue Chevy.

That car was later reported to be stolen.

Police closed the Hamilton Holmes underpass for several hours as they were investigating.


Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.