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Atlanta man committed to feeding hungry


David Skoke is on a mission to feed the hungry in Atlanta.

The part-time actor drives around the city in a brightly painted minivan twice a week picking up extra unsold produce from four Whole Foods Market locations. "Whole Foods pulls food from the shelves three days before its expiration date, so it still has three good days left and probably more," he said.

Skoke said he averages about three tons of food per month. His delivers the fresh fruits and vegetables to five area soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries. On a recent Wednesday he delivered a shipment to Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church in Dunwoody, which runs a Free Food Store and a café for the needy.

Police: Server stole customers' credit card numbers

Police: Server stole customers' credit card numbers

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A Forest Park woman has been charged with stealing credit card information while working as a server in Dunwoody.

Nicey Marie Joseph, 26, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on several charges, including three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of identity fraud and two counts of elder exploitation.

Police said Joseph began working at an Olive Garden restaurant on Ashford Dunwoody Road in June 2014. She is accused of connecting a mobile card reader to her smartphone, then using it to steal customers' credit card numbers when they paid for their meals. Dunwoody Police spokesman Tim Fecht said in at least three cases, Joseph stole more than $5,000 from customers.

Joseph also faces possible charges for doing the same thing to customers at a restaurant in Jacksonville, Fla.

Unemployment up slightly in August

Unemployment up slightly in August

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed again in August.

The rate was 8.0 percent, up slightly from July's 7.9 percent. It was also 7.9 percent in August 2013.

DeKalb County's preliminary unemployment rate was 8.4 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said despite the rate increase, metro Atlanta added nearly 6,000 jobs in August, mostly in government; education and health services; manufacturing; and construction. Fewer Atlanta-area residents also filed for unemployment insurance in August than in July.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest August unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Metro Dalton's was the highest at 10.7 percent.

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

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Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

DeKalb names early voting locations

DeKalb names early voting locations

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County residents have plenty of opportunities to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

The county's Board of Registration & Elections has approved several early voting locations, three of which are open on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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They include:

Berean Community Center
2440 Young Road, Stone Mountain
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookhaven City Hall
4362 Peachtree Road NE
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Open Sunday, Oct. 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Senior uses stained glass to give back


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A metro Atlanta man is using his special talent to give back.

Norbert Braza, of Dunwoody, is 83. He spent his profession convincing companies to try a then-unheard technology: computers.

"They were big, slow -- they were bigger than this room," Braza said.

After peering into the future, Norbert used his retirement to go back to the past, and the 1,000-year tradition of stained glass.

He works at his ping pong table -- with the net still on.

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First, he decorated his house.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.