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Fulton County woman with dementia reported missing


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police are looking for a woman who wandered away from her south Fulton County home.

Laska Reeves was last seen Monday at around 6:30 a.m. Investigators said she left her house in the 3100 block of Smoke Ridge Court and walked to nearby Bethsaida Road. Reeves then headed east down Bethsaida toward Old National Highway.

The missing woman is black, 5 feet 2 inches tall and 140 to 150 pounds. She walks with a cane and reportedly suffers from dementia and other ailments.

Reeves was last seen wearing house slippers, blue pants and a dark-colored shirt.

Anyone with information on her disappearance is encouraged to call 911 or Fulton County Police at 404-613-6600.

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 in critical condition after shooting outside S. Fulton bar


FULTON COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Fulton County Police units were dispatched to Dugan's Bar in the 6100 block of Old National Highway at about 10:15 Tuesday evening after a man was reported shot outside his vehicle there. 

Police said when they arrived, they found that the man had been shot in the chest. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta in critical condition. 

Investigators were at the bar late Tuesday trying to determine exactly what led to the shooting. Additional information was not immediately available.


Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Grand jury chooses not to indict officer in 2011 shooting death


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. – A Fulton County grand jury has decided not to indict an officer in the controversial 2011 death of a 19-year-old man.

It's the second grand jury ruling in the death of Ariston Waiters.

In 2012, a grand jury ruled not to charge Lewis.

Waiters' mother claimed the shooting was not justified.

Ariston Waiters grand jury convenes in Atlanta


DA to seek death penalty in detective shooting


FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County's district attorney is seeking the death penalty against the man accused of killing a detective.

Terence Green was shot and killed in March after authorities were called to the home of Amanuel Menghesha.

Menghesha opened fire killing the 22-year-veteran of the department.

A trial date has not yet been set.