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Suspended Ga. Tech fraternity denies racial allegations


ATLANTA – A suspended Georgia Tech fraternity is fighting back against accusations of racial slurs by its members.

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is facing a one-year suspension after a female student said three white members leaned out of a window and shouted racial epithets.

Ga. Tech fraternity suspended after racial harassment claims


ATLANTA -- A Georgia Tech fraternity has been disciplined after an investigation into allegations that members shouted racial slurs at a black female student.

On Wednesday, Georgia Tech announced that the fraternity had been suspended in abeyance until August 9, 2016. The suspension come after an investigation by the Office of Student Integrity that found the chapter "to be responsible for violating sections of the Code addressing discriminatory conduct."

According to the statement: 

Federal judge considers fired chief's case


 

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Fire Chief terminated after he published controversial comments about homosexuality pursued his wrongful termination case in federal court. 

Federal Judge Leigh May said she will make her decision on whether the case against the city of of Atlanta should be dismissed "soon". 

Two in custody after officer-involved shooting in downtown Atlanta


 

ATLANTA -- Two suspects are in custody after an officer-involved shooting outside a downtown Atlanta night club.

The incident began around 9 p.m. inside the Magic City night club where a man was apparently robbed.

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.