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Interstate work continues through the weekend

Interstate work continues through the weekend

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- that seems to be the summertime theme in metro Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said the roadwork that has plagued drivers for the past several weekends will continue through Monday morning.

Among the projects:

Cherokee County
* ROLLING CLOSURE: Nightly sweeping on I-575 in both directions

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for slab replacement.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between I-75 and New Northside Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign construction.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital to host blood drive

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Piedmont Newnan Hospital and The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Tuesday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 2 of the hospital. The American Red Cross is seeking to increase blood donations during the summer months, a time when donations typically drop, as part of its campaign, “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.”

To give blood, a donor must be: in good health; age 17 years or older; weigh at least 110 pounds; not have donated blood within the last 56 days; and, show a valid photo I.D. It is recommended donors eat a snack or meal within two hours prior to donating blood.

To schedule an appointment for the July 1 blood drive at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, visit redcrossblood.org, click on “Enter a Sponsor Code” located in the left center of the page and enter sponsor code: piedmontnewnan.

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

(WXIA) -- Road projects are scheduled to take place on Interstates 285 and 20 this weekend.

All work is weather permitting, but drivers should still look out for road crews and plan for possible delays.

Among the scheduled projects:

Cobb County
* Intermittent pacing will take place on I-285 at Atlanta Road from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Nightly sign construction will close two lanes in each direction of I-285 between I-75 and New Northside Drive

Douglas County
* Two westbound lanes of I-20 between Bill Arp and Liberty roads will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

Fulton County
* Three eastbound lanes of I-285 between Riverside Drive and the Glenwood Connector will be closed nightly

Man falls through ceiling while trying to burglarize Kroger pharmacy

Man falls through ceiling while trying to burglarize Kroger pharmacy

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Fayetteville Police are looking for a suspect accused of trying to steal pills from a Kroger pharmacy.

The attempted burglary happened at around 9 p.m. Sunday at the store on Glynn Street.

Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow said the suspect got in the closed pharmacy by climbing into an air vent inside the men's restroom. He crawled across a suspended ceiling and fell through it, landing in the pharmacy.

Whitlow said the suspect grabbed two bottles of pills and tried to leave through the door, but couldn't get it open. He crawled back into the ceiling to return to the bathroom, and left the store without the medications.

The suspect is described as a white man dressed in khaki shorts, a black polo shirt and tennis shoes. He was last seen getting into a black Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a second suspect.

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

Atlanta
* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

Victim ID'd in fatal Fayetteville accident

Victim ID'd in fatal Fayetteville accident

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- A child was killed in a two-car accident in Fayetteville last week..

The wreck happened on West Fayetteville Road at Pavilion Parkway at around 9:40 a.m. Friday. A Toyota Camry was attempting to turn left onto Beckett Lane and turned into the path of a southbound pickup truck, according to Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow.

The Toyota driver was identified as 28-year-old Christopher W. Thomas Jr. of College Park. He had four young children in the car, all of whom were transported to hospitals, two by LifeFlight. Thomas was also hospitalized.

One child, 6-year-old Jeremy Stone Jr. of Atlanta, passed away. A second child, 3-year-old Caleah Thomas of College Park, is still in critical condition. The remaining two children -- 8-year-old Christian Thomas and 5-year-old Cameron Thomas -- are both in serious condition.

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- The three Interstate 20 construction projects that have plagued drivers for several weekends will continue.

As long as the weather cooperates, crews will work on the following stretches of I-20 this weekend:

Atlanta
Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Windsor Street and Boulevard from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 am. Sunday.

Douglas County
Two lanes in both directions will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Newton County
Two eastbound left lanes will be closed between Almon and Alcovy roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has smaller projects scheduled in Cobb County:

I-285
Two northbound lanes will be intermittently closed at South Cobb Drive for overhead sign work; two lanes will always remain open.