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Fulton County 4-H accepting applications for summer camp

Fulton County 4-H accepting applications for summer camp

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for its 2015 4-H Summer Camp. 4-H Summer Camp is something to consider for your kids to experience creative fun and memories without heating up your wallet or credit card bills.

“Our 4- H Summer Camp has an exciting program for every age,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “From the Clover Leaf Camp to the Senior Camp, students will enjoy the activities, make friends and create lifetime memories.”

Summer Camps:

Cloverleaf Camp is for grades 5th-6th. It will be held June 29-July 3, 2015 at Rock Eagle in Eaton. The cost is $295*. Participants will experience Pioneer Camping.

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Alleged abusive dolphin trainer found dead in Spain

Alleged abusive dolphin trainer found dead in Spain

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The alleged abusive dolphin trainer the Georgia Aquarium had hoped to hire has been found dead.

According to CNN, Jose Luis Barbero was found dead in a car Saturday afternoon in Mallorca, Spain. He had not been heard from since Tuesday. Barbero went missing hours after a new video was released accusing him of abusing dolphins.

Mike Leven, the Chairman & CEO of the Georgia Aquarium released a statement on Barbero's death:

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

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

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

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

Ga. Aquarium pregnant beluga whale reaches third trimester

Ga. Aquarium pregnant beluga whale reaches third trimester

ATLANTA -- The pregnant beluga whale at Georgia Aquarium is expected to give birth very soon.

Maris has reached her third trimester and is due this spring, according to the aquarium. The 20-year-old beluga is healthy and in good condition, and her calf is progressing well.

This is the second pregnancy for Maris. Many first-time beluga pregnancies are often successful, and Maris is no exception; her first calf died in May 2012, just a few days after being born. Aquarium officials said the chances for a successful birth increase with each pregnancy.

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Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Citizens’ University begins April 2 for the 11th consecutive year.

The 12-week intensive training program provides citizens with a close-up view of how their local government works. Participants can gain a better understanding of County government, the available services and the role of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Joan Garner, District 4, has taken the lead in continuing Citizens’ University, which is an initiative originally led by former Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards.

Citizens’ University students learn how laws are proposed, passed and amended and they personally interact with key management personnel. Participants are urged to take what they learn back to their communities to strengthen ties between communities and their government and encourage more collaboration to enhance the quality of life in Fulton County.

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.

Atlanta Police looking for Subway robbers

Atlanta Police looking for Subway robbers

ATLANTA -- Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta is offering a reward for the arrests and indictments of two men accused of robbing a Subway.

The suspects hit the restaurant at 74 Northside Drive SW shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 20. One of the men was armed with a silver chrome pistol.

Police described one suspect as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, with a medium to dark complexion. He was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds, with a thin mustache and tattoos near his eyebrows.

The second suspect was a black man, 21 to 30 years old, with a light complexion, medium build and mustache.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.