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Man hurt after falling onto tracks at MARTA station

ATLANTA -- A blind man was hurt when he fell onto the tracks in front of a train at the Civic Center MARTA station in downtown Atlanta early Tuesday evening.


Witnesses told 11Alive's Devin Fehely that the man was a regular MARTA rider who was waiting for a northbound train at the station.

Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

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Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center closed until Friday

ATLANTA -- The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center will remain closed through Friday, due to a power outage.

Crews are working around-the-clock to determine the extent of damage return operations to normal.

A downed buss duct, which serves as a conduit to the building's electrical systems, caused the outage.

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton County needs input on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County is in the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The Consolidated Planning Process uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The final Consolidated Plan document will describe the County’s plan to pursue the goals for all community planning and development programs serving Fulton County communities outside of the City of Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs utilizing these federal grant dollars from HUD.

City votes to fund Atlanta Streetcar project

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Your tax dollars are now going to fund the stalled street car project. The Atlanta City Council has approved $1 million a year to support the light rail system in downtown Atlanta, but it's not up and running yet.

The majority of the project is being paid for by a federal grant, but the city will now contribute to that amount.

Critics say this project has had delay after delay, and it doesn't look like riders will be able to enjoy it until fall of this year.


Heavy rains bring down trees in metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Heavy rain over the weekend toppled trees in some places around metro Atlanta.

A tree came down on a home on Hill Street near Grant Park in Atlanta. Georgia Power had to call in a contracted crew on the tree. The homeowner said the tree was more than 100 years old, and that the whole neighborhood stood without power on Monday afternoon.

Other trees were reported down on Mountain Way in Buckhead, just north of Lenox Square.

The good news is that power crews were able to work quickly. As of Monday afternoon, less than 200 people without power statewide. A little more than 100 in metro Atlanta had no power.

The heavy rain also caused some minor flooding in many areas, including the construction site for the new Falcons stadium. Bulldozers were left sitting in rising water.

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Wolf Creek Amphitheater continues the popular Affordable Old School Concert Series on Saturday, August 2 with Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next and Case. The concert host will be comedian Ronnie Jordan.

The All White Party begins at 7 p.m., with concert gates opening at 5 p.m. Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road, SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative, and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $85.00 in advance, $90 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Seats are $47, $52 on the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $25 in advance, $30 dollars the day of the show