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Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area: Just make it through this weekend, and then you'll get a much-needed break.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend all construction-related lane closures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Until then, many of the usual areas will see crews hard at work through next Monday morning.

As always, all work is weather permitting. A complete list of closures and possible delays can be found at 511ga.org.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two eastbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for about one mile past Six Flags Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint and header replacement.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles south of Highway 14 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Dunwoody mayor gets pie in the face from Chick-fil-A


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Chick-fil-A in Dunwoody has been a powerful partner in the community, donating more than 6,000 sandwiches to participating shelters and ministries in the region.

In honor of reaching that milestone, Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis volunteered to get a pie in the face from a Chick-fil-A employee.

The painless pie was made of whipped cream -- a sweet tribute to this season of giving.


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Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

(WXIA) -- Drivers are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 20 on Atlanta's west side this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will perform several road projects on I-20 as well as other areas of metro Atlanta. Lane closures and delays are expected.

All work is weather permitting.

This weekend's work by county includes:

Cobb County
* Two northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.
* Two southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for pavement repairs.

The Lazarian sisters cut their hair today to make a donation to Locks of Love.


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- After tragedy took a classmate earlier this year, three sisters from Dunwoody – all less than 8 years old – have found their way to respond.

The Lazarian sisters -- 7-year-old Noa, 5-year-old Ella, and 3-year-old Mia -- cut their hair today to make a donation to Locks of Love.

They did so in honor of Jared Forman, a classmate of Noa's who passed away suddenly earlier this year.

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"He was a character," said Jared's father, Jordan Forman. "You couldn't ask for better than Jared."

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell again last month.

October's rate was 7.0 percent, down from September's 7.3 percent. It was 7.6 percent in October 2013.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the area added 18,800 jobs in October, which contributed to the rate decrease. Metro Atlanta has added nearly 58,000 jobs since October of last year. Fewer area residents filed for unemployment insurance last month too.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest October unemployment rate, at 5.4 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.3 percent.

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Man arrested for third Peeping Tom offense


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody police have arrested a man they say was caught watching a woman change in a fitting room at Perimeter Mall Friday night.

Police say a manager at Forever 21 became suspicious when 20-year-old Kareem Habbal walked into the store. The manger said when Habbal grabbed a jacket off of a rack and head into the fitting room, he followed the suspect.

"Shortly after, he saw (Habbal) get down on his hands and knees and look into the next stall where a female was occupying it," said Sgt. Mike Carlson with the Dunwoody Police Department.

Police say when the manager confronted Habbal, he took off, knocking down several racks of clothes. A Dunwoody police officer outside the mall was able to stop and arrest Habbal.

Habbal has been arrested twice in the past year in Roswell and Alpharetta for being a Peeping Tom, according to police.