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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.

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

The defense rested its case in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial on Tuesday.

Judge Jerry Baxter announced closing arguments will begin on March 19.

Jurors have listened to testimony for six months now. The trial began back in August 2014.

Twelve former APS educators are accused of cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

Former Coca-Cola president Don Keough dies

Former Coca-Cola president Don Keough dies

ATLANTA -- Don Keough, Coca-Cola's former president, COO and director, died Tuesday. He was 88.

A Coca-Cola spokesperson confirmed Keough's death, saying he was surrounded by family members when he passed away.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Keough family that loved Don so much. We share their loss, and we share their pride in the legacy of one of the truly great leaders in the history of business," Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said in a statement. "The world has lost a giant of a man in Don Keough, and we at Coca-Cola have lost an extraordinary leader, mentor and friend."

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.

Shelters fill to care for 8,000 homeless in Atlanta

Shelters fill to care for 8,000 homeless in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Volunteers at the Gateway Center downtown are operating on emergency mode. It's crucial they get the homeless indoors.

One reason they are racing the dropping temperature is because often the homeless population doesn't see a weather forecast, and they often don't know how low and dangerous the temperature will get.

"On nights like these it's a dire situation because homeless people are dying from the cold," explained Rachel Solid of Atlanta Union Mission.

Inside shelters across Atlanta space is filling. An estimated 8,000 are homeless across Atlanta.

"I couldn't feel my fingers. My toes, it felt like I was walking on nothing," explained "Yossi."

He lives on the streets, but found a warm place to sleep at Gateway Center, which is operating around the clock until the temperature rises above freezing.

#ATLFreeze: Cold temps the topic of conversation


ATLANTA -- The historic cold was the topic of conversation in metro Atlanta on Thursday.

11Alive's Matt Pearl took in the sights, snapped some photos and talked with people about freezing temperatures.