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Canine Cellmates| A life saved, a life changed


ATLANTA, Ga. -- To look at the Fulton County Jail, one would never think this is the place people come to change. More likely, they would say that this is the place peolple wind up because they wouldn't change.

Susan Jacobs Meadows, the Executive Director of Canine Cellmates says, "You can see they start to change how they feel about themselves. The goal is to open their eyes to possibilities that they never conceived of for themselves."

In a large room, a few inmates are busy working with dogs. Vandez McCloudy is one of those inmates. At 18 years old, this is his fourth stint in jail. He works with a dog named Bentley.

Ga. Tech students remain on high alert after robberies


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Georgia Tech students remain on high alert after a string of robberies on campus. In the first few weeks of classes, campus police reported four armed robberies to students -- but students and authorities are working together to stop the attacks.

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With an open and downtown urban environment, Georgia Tech has become inviting to criminals.

"It may be safe here, but as soon as you step outside of Tech," one student said, "It's not as safe."

Voter registration deadline is October 6

Voter registration deadline is October 6

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The deadline to register to vote in the November 4 General Election is Monday, October 6.

Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at www.fultonelections.com. In Fulton County, residents can register to vote online, at their city hall, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch, at one of the three registration and elections offices or by mail.

“We have seen increased activity in new registrations," said Richard Barron, Director of Fulton county Registration and Elections. “We want to ensure that everyone that wishes to participate is given the opportunity to do so."

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three County offices:

1) Fulton County Government Center (130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186 Atlanta)

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Robberies on the rise around several downtown campuses


ATLANTA -- Police are searching for suspects in a string of armed robberies near two downtown Atlanta college campuses.

Tuesday morning, within 10 minutes of each other, two victims were robbed by a man who simply walked up to them, pulled out a gun and demanded everything they had.

The first happened near Martin Luther King Drive SW and Paschal St. SW near Morehouse College. The second occurred at 7:55AM around the corner at 881 T.P. Burruss Drive SW.

The robber in the first incident took the victim's iPod and Mac Book Pro, but he says he let him keep his iPhone.

10 killed in crashes over Labor Day weekend

10 killed in crashes over Labor Day weekend

(WXIA) -- Ten people died in road-related incidents throughout Georgia over Labor Day weekend.

The Georgia State Patrol said six of those crashes were investigated by its troopers, down from 10 in 2013. Two fatal accidents were reported in Rincon, and one wreck each occurred in Calhoun, Rome, Toccoa and Valdosta.

Four local agencies -- Atlanta, Cobb County, Columbus and Henry County -- also reported fatal crashes.

The Labor Day holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday.

DragonCon 2014


In 1987, DragonCon was born in Atlanta with 1400 fans. It continues to be the anchor of the city's busiest tourism weekend. This year, attendance is up more than 10% with 62,000 people expected to attend during Labor Day Weekend. They call themselves "the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe". It's also the best people watching in the southeast.

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