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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

Trial begins for men accused of killing Army Reservist


ATLANTA -- Two suspects accused of gunning down an Army Reservist the day after Christmas will go on trial this week.

Zion Wainwright, 15, and Qutravius Palmer, 24, have been charged with murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in the Dec. 26, 2013 shooting death of 21-year-old Xavier Arnold.

Prosecutors said Arnold, his girlfriend and their friend Ibrahim Sanusi were walking along a bike trail near Rogers Street in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood. Arnold, a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, was taking pictures of some graffiti when he noticed two men following him.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded the victims' belongings. Arnold struggled with the suspects and was shot in the back of the head. Sanusi was shot in the leg. A neighbor heard the gunshots and called 911. Arnold was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Woman shot while trying to see person she met online


ATLANTA -- A woman was robbed and shot while arriving at a northeast Atlanta apartment complex to see someone she met on a dating website.

It happened shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday at the Edgewood Court Apartments in the 1500 block of Hardee Street.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said the victim was accosted by two suspects outside Building 8. They robbed her at gunpoint, then told her she could leave. As the victim drove away, the suspects fired a weapon at her car, striking her twice.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Griffin said police have not yet identified the suspects, but are following up on several leads and checking the victim's interactions on the dating site.

Details revealed of woman's murder during DeKalb County crime spree

Details revealed of woman's murder during DeKalb County crime spree

DEKALB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – More information is emerging about the incident that killed a DeKalb County woman. She was the victim of a crime spree that began in Henry County and ended in southeast Atlanta.

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3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.