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Flyer welcomes everyone to community barbecue -- except police

Flyer welcomes everyone to community barbecue -- except police

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Homeowners in one metro Atlanta neighborhood are questioning Xeroxed flyers that are showing up, promoting a free barbecue this Saturday.

It’s what’s on the invite that has them talking.

The community garden at Hardee and Mayson is where, according to the flyer, the barbecue is supposedly going to take place – but that’s not all it says.

Stapled to power poles around the Edgewood community, the white flyers announce the barbecue, and welcome everyone – except the police. Not only that, they use a most explicit word to say so – one which we cannot use here.

“That’s scary,” said one neighbor. “It also has a bad word. The ‘F-word’ on it.”

The ‘F-word’ is directed at police. The flyer also has a drawing of hot dogs being roasted – over a burning Atlanta police car.

“That’s how we feel about the police,” said Sammy Watson. “Like, we don’t care about them.”

Driver arrested after July 4 accident kills one


ATLANTA -- One driver is behind bars following an accident Saturday afternoon that killed another motorist.

Police have not identified the driver or the victim but said that the suspect is being held for suspicion of driving under the influence with more charges pending.

Police believe he was driving north on Moreland Avenue when he ran a red light at Memorial Drive and crashed into a Nissan Maxima. The driver of the Maxima was killed. The female passenger was taken to the hospital and 11Alive has not yet obtained her condition.

The accident happened in DeKalb County but crossed into Fulton.

Ryan Kruger contributed to this report.

Suspect sought in 2 bank robberies

ATLANTA – Atlanta police are searching for suspect in two recent bank robberies.

According to police, the man walked into a Chase bank located at 1215 Caroline Street and demanded 10 $100 bills. The man didn't display a weapon, but the clerk felt intimidated and gave the man $2,300, police said.

Authorities say the same man robbed a Chase bank on Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Saturday morning.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).


Arrest made in fatal grad party stabbing in Kirkwood

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have confirmed that a man has been arrested in connection with a graduation party stabbing early Saturday morning.

Ronald Wilson, Jr., 36, was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators said two men got into a fight at the home on Rockyford Road and Delano Drive.

Police believe Wilson stabbed the other man. The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died.

At this point, police still haven't identified the man.

2 sentenced in slaying of Army reservist on Ga. bike path

ATLANTA (AP) - Fulton County prosecutors say sentences have been handed down in the fatal shooting of an Army reservist on a bike trail.

District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said Tuesday that 15-year-old Zion Wainwright and Qutravius Palmer were given three consecutive life sentences plus 15 years in the death of 21-year-old Xavier Arnold.

Authorities have said Arnold, his girlfriend and a friend were walking along a bike trail Dec. 26, 2013 when Arnold noticed the two following them. Authorities say Wainwright pulled a gun on Arnold when he turned around and demanded their belongings.

Investigators say Arnold was shot in the back of his head and his friend was shot in the leg.

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA


Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015