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1 killed in Cobb mobile home fire


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- One person was killed in an overnight fire at a Cobb County mobile home park.

The fire broke out shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday at Fair Oaks Mobile Homes in the 1200 block of Atlanta Road SE.

Cobb County Fire spokesperson Denell Boyd said firefighters recovered the male victim's body in a bedroom inside the mobile home. His name has not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Boyd said three adults and a dog were displaced by the fire and required Red Cross assistance.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Missing Marietta boy found safe


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta police have canceled the lookout for a 4-year-old boy who disappeared while playing outside his apartment.

The child briefly vanished early Sunday afternoon at the Amberly at Powers Ferry Apartments in the 3400 block of Winterset Parkway, not far from the intersection of Powers Ferry and Delk roads.

He was found safe about an hour later.

Cobb Parkway reopens after wreck


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb Parkway north of Canton Road has reopened after a serious accident Friday morning.

It happened at around 4:30 a.m. The road was completely shut down for at least an hour.

Cobb County police said a tow truck stopped to assist a driver. When the tow truck driver got out of his vehicle, he was hit by another car driven by an elderly man.

The tow truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The elderly driver was also injured.

Police said charges may be filed in the accident, which is under investigation.

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1 arrested, 1 sought after police chase on I-75


COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police have arrested one person and are searching for another after a chase on Interstate 75 Thursday night.

The chase began in Butts County and spanned five counties. The chase ended in a crash on Highway 5 off of exit 267B in Cobb County. The driver of the offending vehicle -- a black Dodge Charger -- fled into the woods, while the passenger was arrested. It crashed into the rear of a second vehicle.

The Georgia State Patrol said the chase was started by the Butts County Sheriff's Office. The GSP joined the chase on I-75 northbound at Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta.

Life University lockdown lifted


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Life University in Marietta was briefly on lockdown Wednesday morning.

University spokesperson Craig Dekshenieks said the school received an anonymous phone call that threatened the campus.

Police and school officials determined the threat was not credible, but the campus was locked down as a precaution.

Students who were already on campus were directed to shelters, while those who were still arriving were told to wait, according to Dekshenieks.

The campus received the all-clear alert at around 9:10 a.m.

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in September.

Last month's rate was 7.3 percent, well below August's 8.0 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in September 2013.

Cobb County's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in September.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there were nearly 20,000 fewer unemployed people in Atlanta last month, and companies reported fewer layoffs. Industries that added jobs in September include government; education and health services; construction; and trade and transportation.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5.7 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.5 percent.