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Woman hurt in officer-involved shooting in Henry Co.


HAMPTON, Ga. -- A Henry County Police officer was involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon which left a woman with a gunshot wound.

It happened at about 4:30 p.m., when officers were summoned to an address on Cobb Court after several 911 hang-ups.

Henry County Police Lieutenant Joey Smith said that at the address, officers made a forced entry and were confronted by an armed woman who would not show her hands. The officers tried to talk with the woman, but when she made what police called an offensive move, the officers fired at her. She was struck by the gunfire.

Smith said the woman was taken to Piedmont Henry Hospital in unknown condition.


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Roadwork this week: Coweta, Henry

Roadwork this week: Coweta, Henry

(WXIA) -- Be careful, drivers -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be striping roads in several areas of metro Atlanta this week.

Striping requires rolling lane closures. Commuters should use caution when traveling through the areas where crews work.

These projects are scheduled to take place in Coweta and Henry counties:

Monday, July 21
I-75 north in Henry County
9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Tuesday)
Between mile markers 207 and 228

Tuesday, July 22 & Wednesday, July 23
East Highway 34 in Coweta County
6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly
Between mile markers 19 and 23

Visit dot.ga.gov for a complete list of road projects in the state.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

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Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Carrot Cake
A cake doughnut with carrots and spice, topped with cream cheese icing and stripes of orange icing

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.

Piccadilly giving free meals to kids who read

Piccadilly giving free meals to kids who read

(WXIA) -- Piccadilly Cafeteria is encouraging children to read over the summer.

The restaurant chain's Back to Books program provides participants with free kids meals for completing reading logs of 10 books. Logs are available at all locations.

Piccadilly is also collecting $1 donations for Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy program. Customers who give will have their names displayed on a wall of their local restaurant.

Visit piccadilly.com for more information and to find your nearest location.

Roadwork resumes this weekend

Roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta drivers enjoyed a break last weekend when the Georgia Department of Transportation postponed road projects for the July 4 holiday.

But now that the fun is over, the work begins again.

Crews will be on several interstates throughout the metro, working on much-needed improvements. Delays are expected in all areas where roadwork will be performed.

As always, projects are weather permitting. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms could temporarily halt or delay work.

Here is some of this weekend's scheduled roadwork:

Cobb County
* Two right southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for slab replacement and repair.