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Morrow students arrested in gang investigation

Morrow students arrested in gang investigation

MORROW (AP) - Clayton County sheriff's deputies say they've arrested four Morrow High School students following recent gang activity behind the school.

Sheriff's Investigator Spencer Norton tells the Clayton News Daily (http://bit.ly/vn3vVF) that two students were arrested at the school on Monday. Two others were picked up at their homes.

Sheriff's Lt. Brian Crisp says a 15-year-old female told police she was been sexually assaulted by a fellow student Oct. 28 behind the school.

Crisp said an investigation revealed the girl was a member of a street gang, and was involved in an initiation into another gang. Investigators say they believe the girl was forced to have sex with multiple gang members as part of the initiation.

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Wintry mix moving in Tuesday morning

ATLANTA -- After brief break in the wet weather, rain and snow will move into Metro Atlanta Tuesday morning.

It will start out as a wintry mix, then briefly switch over to snow before tapering off in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will remain above freezing all morning.

The high will only be about 44 degrees.

The rest of the week will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mira

ADOPT A PET: Meet Mira

NEWNAN, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Mira is a large, adult Redbone Coonhound mix and she’s on the Urgent Pet Adoption list. Representatives at the Animal Control Center think she is about four years old. Mira is pretty large but she won’t get any larger and she has been spayed, so puppies aren’t in her future. Mira would be ideal for someone who wants a calm, well-behaved companion. She may need some light obedience training.   Mira can be adopted for $70.

Sunday rains prompt flood watches

ATLANTA -- Rains moving through north Georgia have prompted flood watches into the mountains Sunday afternoon, and could continue to create problems into Monday morning.

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The watch stretches from extreme Norrthwest Georgia down south into Cherokee County.

The band of heavier rain to the west will slowly make its way into west Georgia by afternoon. Ahead of that main line, there will be just a few off and on showers. Once the main line comes in, we will see good rain amounts through Monday and even into early Tuesday. We expect between 1-3 inches of rain with some higher amounts in some localized areas.

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Small Business Saturday encourages shopping local

(WXIA) - Sandwiched between the shopping bonanzas that most consumers are familiar with this time of year - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - comes Small Business Saturday.

The effort was created by American Express last year, and was geared toward getting shoppers to patronize small businesses in their own communities, as opposed to only going to the "big box" or mass retailers.

Henry unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

Henry unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

ATLANTA -- A key economic indicator appears to be headed in the right direction in Metro Atlanta. 

The region's preliminary unemployment rate dropped down to 9.9 percent in October. It was 10.2 percent a month earlier as well as in October 2010. 

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Statewide, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dipped slightly to 10.2 percent as Georgians snatched up roughly 26,500 new jobs. The Georgia Department of Labor said most those jobs were in service-related industries like trade, transportation, education and health services.

Metro Athens had the state's lowest unemployment rate in October at 7.5 percent. Metro Dalton had the highest at 12.7 percent.

Henry County's unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in October.

Black Friday mall hours across Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has compiled a list of all the region's major malls and their hours for Black Friday and this weekend.


Individual stores may offer special hours.

Arbor Place
6700 Douglas Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
- Black Friday - 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.