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Guide to Pride 2015


ATLANTA -- The 45th annual Atlanta Pride Festival will be the largest Pride event in the southeast, and the largest in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day this weekend. 

Police release sketches of Atlanta robbery suspects

ATLANTA -- Investigators have released two sketches of suspects they believe were involved in a Sept. 7 robbery in Atlanta.

The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. that day in the 550 block of McAfee Street NW. There, three people in a vehicle said they were robbed by three black men who walked past the vehicle and split up.

One of the suspects was said to have been holding a gun and pointing it at one the victims.  Police said the suspect then took a Coach purse containing an iPhone and other items while the other two suspects robbed a front and rear passenger of the car.

The suspects then fled the scene as the victims chased – one of the suspects allegedly firing shots as he ran.


Handcuffed man who dived through 3rd floor window identified

ATLANTA -- A man died after diving headfirst through the window on the third floor of a downtown Atlanta building while handcuffed on Tuesday, police said.  He's been identified as Tyquan Richardson, 22, of Atlanta.

According to Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police Department, Richardson was at the Fulton County Superior Court Diversion Center at 34 Peachtree Street for a pretrial interview regarding a drug charge. A janitor discovered a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun and brought it building security. The gun had been concealed in documents that Richardson's name. 

Richardson was located and taken into custody and handcuffed. While deputies were completing paperwork, he was seated in a conference room. Investigators said Richardson told deputies that he did not want to go back to jail. He then got up and jumped through the window, falling about 40 feet, police said.

CARE CEO Michelle Nunn on Syrian crisis

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Experts say the fallout from the conflict in Syria is the largest global humanitarian crisis since World War II. The world's largest non-governmental organization, CARE, is addressing it -- and it is headquartered right here in Atlanta. 

11Alive's Brenda Wood sat down with CARE USA CEO Michelle Nunn about her first 100 days on the job.

One way to make a difference, Nunn says, is to bring awareness. CARE is doing just that this weekend in Atlanta. On Saturday, October 10, CARE is hosting a celebration on the Atlanta BeltLine called "Walk for Lasting Change" as part of the International Day of the Girl. 

It will include kid-friendly activities showing what life is like for a girl in a developing country. If you would like to donate to CARE to support humanitarian efforts across the globe, visit CARE.org.


Four firms pitch hotel near new Falcons stadium

ATLANTA -- Four developers will compete to build a new hotel alongside the new Falcons stadium. One of the potential developers says he wants the Atlanta Falcons to be part of the project. 

Atlanta based Legacy Property, which built the Embassy Suites hotel near Centennial Olympic Park, is one of the bidders. David Marvin, president of Legacy Property, told 11Alive News that he's "highly desirous of finding a way to partner with the Falcons" in the hotel project.  Marvin says his group has begun talks with the Falcons but "it's too early in the process" to says how much of a stake the Falcons would have in the project if the GWCC selects his firm to build the hotel. 

Thousands brave the rain for #KPRunWalk 2015


ATLANTA -- Thousands braved the rain Thursday for the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk 5K. 

While the weather wasn't entirely cooperative, crowds were excited to attend the annual event. The 11Alive StormTrackers were on hand to keep crowds informed of storms moving through the area -- and snap pictures with enthusiastic viewers!

Last year, more than 18,000 runners and walkers representing 400 companies filled downtown streets in the race and corporate celebration that's become a popular annual event in Atlanta. 

 “We’re thrilled that so many people and local businesses are supporting this event and its mission to get metro Atlantans moving,” says Michele Langevin, Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/ Walk & Fitness Program coordinator at Jeff Galloway Productions. “Movement is the key to health!”  

A surging Bernie Sanders gets warm reception in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- For anybody who thinks Senator Bernie Sanders is just some cranky old socialist out of Vermont… think again.

His message is clearly striking a chord with voters, especially in the north. The question now is can he sell it in the South?