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Couple shot to death in DeKalb


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Two people were found shot to death inside a car parked at a DeKalb County apartment complex.

The victims -- a man and a woman -- were discovered shortly after 10 p.m. Monday at the Sol Luna Park Apartments in the 3700 block of Memorial Drive, according to DeKalb County Police Capt. Nicole Rutland.

Investigators said the female victim was in the driver's seat of the car, and the male victim was a passenger. Police believe they were a couple. Their names and ages were not released.

No one has been arrested. Police are working to determine who shot the victims and why.

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

(WXIA) -- J. Christopher's announced Monday it has "adopted" 16 families to give them the holiday of their dreams.

Every year, the restaurant chain helps the communities it serves by providing families in need with household goods, toys, books and school supplies. Customers have the option of giving gifts and donations to the cause.

This season's Adopt-a-Family campaign began Friday, Nov. 21. Participating locations and the schools their adopted families' children attend include:

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

PHOTOS: Car crashes into coin laundry


DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Fire and Rescue arrived at a coin laundry service Wednesday afternoon to find a brick pillar destroyed and the front awning collapsed. The damaged happened when a single car slammed into the front of the laundry facility on Covington Highway.

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DeKalb County Fire and Rescue spokesman Erick Jackson said the driver was transported with minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

Police: 11-year-old dies of gunshot wound


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – Police are trying to figure out what led to the death of an 11-year-old boy. He was found shot to death inside his home Friday afternoon.

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DeKalb County Police now say it is going to be up to the medical examiner to determine the manner in which the boy died. The cause, they said, is an apparent self-inflicted single gunshot wound to the head.

Police and emergency crews got to the home on Hidden Creek Place in Decatur at about 3 p.m., and found that the boy was already dead.

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS) presented their twice annual Breakfast Buzz event November 5 at Morgan Falls Café featuring keynote speaker former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd.

Attended by local community leaders and LSS alumni and guests, Floyd spoke from his long-term experience on economic development and how it can be used as an effective tool for building small businesses, great restaurants and desirable residential properties. In line with LSS’ theme of Building Community, Floyd shared his experiences in fostering collaboration between the rich Decatur culture of businesses, volunteers, and the arts community.