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Sikh boy's video shows classmates calling him 'terrorist'

Sikh boy's video shows classmates calling him 'terrorist'

DULUTH, Ga. (WXIA) -- A bullying video posted online by a Gwinnett County boy who wears a turban is approaching 1 million views -- people around the world seeing and hearing some of his fellow classmates taunting him, calling him a terrorist.

Gwinnett County Schools released a statement Wednesday saying that the students were calling each other names; it does not say the boy was bullied.

The Duluth Middle School students were on their school bus. The 12-year-old boy who recorded the cellphone video is a member of the Sikh religion. The turban he is wearing is called a patka, common among Sikh boys.

He sits facing forward in his bus seat throughout the video, which lasts less than 45 seconds. He simply holds the cellphone up to show his classmates sitting in the rows behind him; he does not himself turn around to face them.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Missing Ringling Bros. performer located

Missing Ringling Bros. performer located

ATLANTA -- A performer with the Ringling Bros. Circus who was reported missing in Atlanta earlier this week has been found.

A Feld Entertainment spokesperson confirmed 25-year-old Wei Cao was located.

She disappeared Feb. 23 at around 9 a.m. from the northwest Atlanta railyard where more than a dozen circus rail cars are parked. She told her coworkers that she was leaving to visit her boyfriend. She was scheduled to perform with the circus at the Arena at Gwinnett Center that evening, but never arrived for the show.

Details of the missing woman's recovery were not immediately available.

"We are extremely appreciative of the support and well-wishes we've received from the community," Feld Entertainment, the production company behind Ringling Bros., said in a statement emailed to 11Alive News.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Corvette found after 42 years, but reunion lost to red tape


DULUTH, Ga. -- If a car is stolen, police usually find it within six months, if they find it at all. So imagine Terry Dietrich's shock when police called to say her car had been found - after 42 years.

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Dietrich always believed her car had been stripped for parts and dumped in the Chattahoochee River. Turns out it was hot rodding around Forest City, NC the past 40 years.

Dietrich has always loved Corvettes. The first one was made in 1953, the year she was born. In 1972, her father who worked for GM, used his employee discount to help her buy one. It was a 1972 blue T-top stingray.

Mom begs you to share desperate plea for missing son


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DULUTH, Ga. -- For more than seven years, his parents have waited for information: What happened to Justin Gaines? His parents describe it all as "a bad video that goes over and over and you don't know what happened." Now, they're hoping someone takes a look at new evidence and come forward with the answer to a simple question: where is their son?

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.