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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Gwinnett Gladiators unveil jerseys honoring Atlanta Flames


DULUTH, GA (WXIA) – The Gwinnett Gladiators unveiled their 2015 alternate jerseys to the public on Wednesday. The jerseys pay homage to the historic Atlanta Flames, which was the first pro hockey team to play in Atlanta.

The National Hockey League team played their home games at the old Omni Coliseum from 1972 through 1980. The team moved to Calgary in 1980, where they continue to play as the Calgary Flames.

As part of the Gladiators' #PassTheTorch campaign, the team introduced the new jersey, which will be worn at all non-Sunday home games for the remainder of this season, beginning on Friday, January 23. On Sundays, the Gladiators will wear their traditional black uniforms.

Woman charged with stealing from Duluth HS booster club

Woman charged with stealing from Duluth HS booster club

DULUTH, Ga. -- The vice president of Duluth High School's football booster club has been charged with stealing more than $18,000 from the organization.

Christian Antonette Houston, 56, faces six felony and two misdemeanor counts. Police believe she took $18,700 from the Duluth High School Touchdown Club.

Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said Duluth High's football coach approached school administrators to say he believed some money was missing from the booster club. An investigation revealed the money was spent through forged checks that paid for Houston's personal items.

Roach said Houston took the money between May 1 and Dec. 31 of last year. She was arrested Tuesday and booked in the Gwinnett County Jail.

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Early voting for runoff election begins Jan. 20

Early voting for runoff election begins Jan. 20

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- North Fulton County voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Feb. 3 runoff special election for State House District 50.

Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 30 and on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Johns Creek Environmental Campus located at 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road.

Election Day Poll Locations

The following polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day for registered voters to cast their ballots:

JC01-Shakerag Elementary School

10885 Rogers Circle

Duluth, GA 30097

 

JC02-Johns Creek United Methodist Church

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Thieves steal high end cars off dealership lot


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- Some very bold thieves made off with some very expensive cars right off a dealership lot. Two suspects drove off the lot at Audi Gwinnett in two cars valued at nearly a quarter million dollars.

Police said the thefts were a variation of a more widespread crime called
"
key swapping
"
. Gwinnett County Police released surveillance video of the crime from the dealership.

The surveillance video shows a suspect walking into the dealerships service department early Monday morning around 7:30AM. The suspect purchased a battery for a key fob but it was a guise for a much more devious plan.