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Police looking for suspect on Ashford Dunwoody Road

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Two suspects were captured and one is at large after some police activity in DeKalb County Tuesday morning.

The incident started as a car accident on Ashford Dunwoody Road near Interstate 285. Dunwoody Police responded to the scene and quickly took two people into custody. The crime scene has since expanded to a State Farm building in the 4100 block of Ashford Dunwoody, just inside the Perimeter.

There was no immediate word on why police arrested the men.

The FBI and Gwinnett County Police are assisting in the search for the final suspect, according to Dunwoody Police. He is described as a thin light-skinned black man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with tattoos on his forearms. Anyone who sees him is asked to keep their distance and call 911.

More information will be made available as this story develops.

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

Thousands enroll in Ga. Pre-K Program

(WXIA) -- More than 80,000 Georgia children are enrolled in the state's Pre-K Program for the 2014-15 school year.

Pre-K is open to all 4 year olds, regardless of household income. Assistant commissioner Susan Adams said that it is the first school experience for many children.

"For this reason, we take our roles very seriously, and we work really hard to provide Georgia's children with positive and meaningful experiences," Adams said in a release.

In Pre-K, students study language, literacy and math while making new friends and building foundations for lifelong learning. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recommends parents visit their children's classrooms in advance to familiarize them with their new surroundings, and dress them in comfortable clothes and shoes every day. If students have a tendency to feel lonely, parents can send them to school with family photos to cheer them up, and blankets or stuffed animals to snuggle at naptime.

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta climbed again last month.

June's rate was 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May, but much lower than last June's 8.6 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is due to end-of-summer job loss among non-contract school workers, an influx of graduates and students entering the workforce, and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

So far, metro Atlanta has gained slightly more than 58,000 jobs in 2014 -- a good sign for those who are looking for work.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest June unemployment rate, at 6.3 percent. The highest was 10.4 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Dunwoody improves 911 response times

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. – The city of Dunwoody was able to improve its 911 response times after taking over the service from DeKalb County.

Some residents in Brookhaven told 11Alive that their 911 calls went unanswered. Officials in DeKalb County launched an investigation, but blamed many of the problems on cell phones.

Dunwoody has been able to respond to emergencies faster than county officials. In 2010, it took DeKalb County 4 minutes and 33 seconds to dispatch police and firefighters to the scene of an emergency. Dunwoody was able to cut that number nearly in half, to 2 minute and 21 seconds in 2013.

Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

For complete election results visit www.11Alive.com/elections.

Primary runoff election results

Primary runoff election results

For complete election results visit www.11alive.com/elections

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.