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Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

(WXIA) -- With warmer weather right around the corner, Bruster's is offering free ice cream to anyone brave enough to leave the house in pajamas.

The ice cream shop chain will hold its PJ Day promotion all day on Saturday, Mar. 7. Customers who wear their pajamas to any Bruster's in metro Atlanta will receive a free small waffle cone.

Visit brusters.com for more information.

Trial begins for man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

Trial begins for man accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Jury selection began Monday for a DeKalb County man accused of gunning down his pregnant girlfriend.

Carlo Simpson is charged with felony murder, feticide, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

Prosecutors said he shot 20-year-old Shikhira Dunson to death in a driveway on Eagles Nest Circle in DeKalb County on Feb. 18, 2013. Dunson was pregnant with Simpson's child. Witnesses told police they heard the suspect and victim arguing shortly before the shooting.

DeKalb career center closed after car crashes into building

DeKalb career center closed after car crashes into building

DECATUR, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor Career Center in Decatur will be closed temporarily for repairs after a car crashed into the building.

On Saturday, a car left Covington Highway flipped, and crashed into the building causing a gas leak.

It's not yet known how long those repairs will take.

Job seekers and other clients can visit the labor department's other career centers. For more info, visit: www.gdol.ga.gov.

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.

Ex-DeKalb Commissioner's husband pleads guilty to fraud charges


ATLANTA – The husband of former DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer pleaded guilty to charges of stealing from county funds.

John Boyer, 62, was charged with conspiring to commit mail fraud. Elaine Boyer pleaded guilty to similar charges back in September 2014.

Prosecutors say false invoices were submitted to Elaine Boyer's officer for services done by a supposed political advisor. Those services were never done, according to prosecutors. Boyer used the invoices to authorize payments to the advisor, mailing about 35 checks for about $80,000 for the consulting services never performed.

John Boyer is accused of telling the advisor to deposit that money into a personal account of the Boyers.

A judge is scheduled to sentence John Boyer on May 6.


Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.