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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.

Man shot during SW Atlanta home invasion


ATLANTA -- A man and his grandmother were terrorized by five suspects who broke into their southwest Atlanta home overnight.

The break-in happened shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Tarragon Way SW.

Newborn baby found abandoned in southwest Atlanta


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are working to track down the mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned Monday night.

The child was found on a front porch on Harlan Road in southwest Atlanta around 5:30 p.m. Police said she was hours old, and her umbilical cord was still attached. She was wrapped in a Hello Kitty blanket.

Investigators have nicknamed the little girl Baby Harlan after the street she was found on. They now hope to find the child's mother and ensure she has received proper medical treatment.

Woman hurt when car hits building in SW Atlanta


Overgrowth covering southwest Atlanta fire hydrant


ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has been reporting on the major overgrowth problem throughout the City of Atlanta, and now there's a property causing a public safety issue.

Four decades later, it's the same old story for 4415 Rolling Hill Road.

"All of us thought the owner was dead," neighbor Issac Oliver said.

It's the story 11Alive has been telling you about for months -- this time with an unfortunate twist.

"I guess they never found the end of the paper trail because it's still standing," Oliver said.

Another house in Southwest Atlanta -- a jungle of weeds, trees, and snakes -- has a public safety issue hidden in the mess.

"As you can see, you can't hardly see it," Oliver said.

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Man charged with cocaine possession after being shot


ATLANTA -- Police believe a home invasion and shooting in southwest Atlanta revolves around cocaine.

The attempted break-in happened at around 3:45 a.m. Friday outside a unit at the Pavilion Place Apartments in the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said the break-in suspect did not get inside, but instead fired several shots into the unit's door. A 23-year-old man inside the apartment was struck one in the stomach and twice in the leg.

The victim was taken to an area hospital; his condition and name were not immediately available. Griffin said the man will be charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The suspect ran from the apartment and has not been caught. Police believe the suspect tried to break into the apartment to get the victim's cocaine.