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Police seek man who found money and kept it


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LOCUST GROVE, Ga -- Police in Henry County are trying to identify a man who picked up $400 in cash just after it was dropped on the floor at a fast food restaurant. Police say he broke the law by keeping the money.

A video of the incident was released by police in hopes of identifying the suspect. He picked the money up seconds after a store manager accidentally dropped it on the floor.

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

Atlanta-area unemployment jumps in June

(WXIA) -- The unemployment rate in metro Atlanta climbed again last month.

June's rate was 7.6 percent, up from 7.2 percent in May, but much lower than last June's 8.6 percent.

Henry County's unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in June.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is due to end-of-summer job loss among non-contract school workers, an influx of graduates and students entering the workforce, and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

So far, metro Atlanta has gained slightly more than 58,000 jobs in 2014 -- a good sign for those who are looking for work.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest June unemployment rate, at 6.3 percent. The highest was 10.4 percent, in the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region.

Woman killed in officer-involved shooting in Henry Co.


HAMPTON, Ga. -- A Hampton woman was killed in by a Henry County Police officer in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m., officers were sent to a home on Cobb Court after three separate 911 hang-up calls from a distraught-sounding and crying female. When officers arrived, they could hear a screaming female voice from inside the home. Due to the screaming voice and the 911 hang-up calls, the officers forced their way into the home.

According to Henry County Police Lieutenant Joey Smith, upon entering, officers found a distraught and crying woman armed with a handgun. The officers made several attempts to get the woman to drop the handgun. When the woman made what police called an offensive move, one of the police officers fired his weapon at the woman, striking her once.

She was transported to Piedmont Henry Hospital, where she died a short time later.

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.

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.

2 Fla. women hurt in Henry County crash

2 Fla. women hurt in Henry County crash

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Two women were seriously injured in a single-car accident on Interstate 75 in Henry County.

The wreck happened shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday on I-75 north near the Jodeco Road exit.

Henry County Police Lt. Joey Smith said two women were inside the red 2002 Jeep Liberty that ran into a center guardrail and overturned. The driver was ejected.

Both women were rushed to Atlanta Medical Center. Their names were not released, but Smith said they are from the Orlando, Fla., area.

A reconstruction team will work to determine how the accident occurred. Smith said a preliminary investigation revealed the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel.