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11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, July 18

ATLANTA -- Here are the top local and national stories for Thursday, July 18. Know your news of the day with this list from 11Alive!

1. Firefighter Fitness

Be in great shape - just like real life-saving heroes! 

2.  Conyers storm damage 

Storms tore through much of Atlanta Tuesday, check out major damage in Conyers. 

3. Storm damage photos

Add your photos to our gallery of what the storms looked like in your neck of the woods.

4. Gotta see video

Cancer patients perform 'Cups'

5. Teen 'randomly' shot overnight

Fulton Police said the shooting was a drive-by.

6. Clayton County PD chief on administrative leave

Police Chief Greg Porter has been suspended after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

7. Dollar store bandit robbed a bank

The so-called "Dollar Store Bandit" has been targeting Family Dollar stores and Dollar General stores in four counties.

8. AT&T hiring for 1,000 positions

Nearly one thousand positions are up for grabs.

9. Obama honors Mandela on his 95th birthday

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama say the world can honor Nelson Mandela by heeding his example and serving others.

10. Weather for today

Your forecast for Thursday - plan your day accordingly. 

11. Things to do on Thursday

Over 300 options for something to check out in and around Atlanta