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Victim's wallet helps tie robberies to murders


ATLANTA -- The man whose wallet was key to tying four armed robbery suspects to a double murder outside the Vortex in Little Five Points last March said he knew they were connected from the beginning.

Two armed robberies on Highland Avenue and the double murder at the Vortex all happened within 15-minutes and now police say they were committed by the same four suspects.

Michael Odier was robbed minutes before the murders and less than a city block away. "I'm totally relieved," he said in response to Atlanta Police charging the four suspects in the robberies with the murders.

"I'm grateful to be alive," he said. "I realize just as easily it could have been me."

4 suspects charged in Little 5 Points double murder


ATLANTA (WXIA) – Residents in the Little Five Points community are breathing a sigh of relief with the arrest of the four people believed to have gone on a 15-minute crime spree last March, which left two men dead near the Vortex Bar and Grille.

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Authorities are crediting a good Samaritan and good police work for solving the case.

Police are keeping quiet about the good Samaritan who helped with the information, saying they do not want to release anything that may hurt their case.

Good Samaritan found in Little Five Points double murder, robberies


UPDATE: Atlanta police have confirmed that the man who found a wallet connected to a homicide investigation in Little Five Points has come forward.

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are looking for a man they're calling a Good Samaritan, who knows a key piece of information that could help solve a double murder in Little Five Points.

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Police say the man doesn't realize that what he knows could crack the case.

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Woman, pet rescued from house fire


ATLANTA -- A woman and her pet rat are both safe after being rescued from a burning Atlanta house Monday morning.

A fire broke out at around 2:30 a.m. at the house in the 1000 block of Colquitt Avenue.

Responding crews found the woman on the home's top floor. Atlanta Fire spokeswoman Janet Ward said the heavy smoke may have prevented her from getting out of the house.

Both the woman and her pet were reportedly uninjured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans.