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Protesters demanding justice for Kevin Davis


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – Wednesday night, dozens of protesters were camping outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse, demanding justice for Kevin Davis, on the night he would have turned 45.

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Protesters pitched a tent city outside the courthouse, demanding an independent investigation into the police-involved shooting death of Kevin Davis in late December.

Andrea Sneiderman asks court to toss conviction


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) -- In an effort to clear her name completely, Andrea Sneiderman is asking the same judge who oversaw her conviction to throw it out and let her try her case again with a second jury.

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Appearing thinner and with longer hair, Sneiderman sat staring straight ahead as her attorney listed five reasons he believes she should get a new trial.

Sitting behind Sneiderman, her mother and Sneiderman's boyfriend Joseph Dell. Both were present nearly every day during her perjury trial in 2013.

Krispy Kreme celebrates 1,000th store with free donuts

Krispy Kreme celebrates 1,000th store with free donuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme will debut its 1,000th store later this month and is celebrating by offering free donuts on opening day.

"We are extremely proud of this latest accomplishment, and we are looking forward to sharing this joyful occasion with the millions of fans who enjoy our products in countries around the world," Krispy Kreme CEO and President Tony Thompson said in a release.

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The 1,000th store will open Tuesday, Feb. 24 in Kansas City, Kan. Customers worldwide can join in the day's festivities -- the first 1,000 guests at participating locations will receive a free glazed donut, no purchase necessary.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest Krispy Kreme.

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a number of Atlanta-area construction projects on its schedule this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid traveling on certain stretches of Interstate 285, as lane closures are expected to result in long delays.

As always, all weekend work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

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.

Fulton County
2 lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between Cascade Road and the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Family says DeKalb man is hero killed by police


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – His family says he was a hero who was killed like he was a violent criminal. Now, they want to know why.

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On December 29, Kevin Davis came home to find his girlfriend stabbed. He called DeKalb 911 for help. Later, he heard a noise, thinking the attacker has returned.

He gets his gun to confront the would-be intruder, who turns out to be a police officer – and upon seeing Davis with a gun, shoots first.

Community leaders and activists converged on the DeKalb County Courthouse, demanding an independent Georgia Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the shooting.

"Operation Safe DeKalb" nets hundreds of arrests


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County officers are serving warrants and have made hundreds of arrests in the last week. It's part of an effort made up of 20 local, state and federal agencies trying to get criminals off the streets.

The Dekalb County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies spent the last 7 days looking for what they say are the community's worst criminals.

On average, the sheriff's office gets more than a thousand arrest warrants every month. Sheriff Jeffrey Mann says serving a warrant is a high stakes gamble even for the most experienced officer.

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Unemployment rate didn't change in December

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate went unchanged last month. The rate was 6.4 in December 2014, the same as it was in November 2014. It was 6.8 percent in December 2013.

DeKalb County's December unemployment rate was 6.7 percent.

While the unemployment rate didn't budge, the Atlanta area gained 64,700 jobs last year, the largest December-to-December job growth in nearly 10 years. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said many of the new positions were in trade and transportation; business services; leisure and hospitality; financial services; manufacturing; education and health care; government; and construction.

Butler said Georgia has been in the top 10 states for job creation every month since October 2012.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest December unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.8 percent.