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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.

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting in medically-induced coma

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting in medically-induced coma

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The security guard injured in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility last April is in a medically-induced coma after emergency surgery, according to an online post from his wife.

On April 29, 2014, Christopher Sparkman was shot at point-blank range in the abdomen by a man identified by police as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer. Kramer went on to the shoot five other people before turning the gun on himself.

Sparkman was released from the hospital last August, but has continued to undergo medical procedures.

Cobb County authorities have charged a man with arson after a fire sends two people to the hospital and destroys a building with 10 homes.


MARIETTA, Ga -- Cobb County authorities have charged a man with arson after a fire sent two people to the hospital and destroyed a building with 10 homes.

Authorities have charged 34-year-old Steven Patrick Fuller with arson in connection with the fire in the Bentley Ridge subdivision.

Residents of the subdivision are praising a few people for their heroism.

About 8:30a.m. Friday morning, a few residents discovered the burning building and called 911.

Cobb County firefighters arrived and helped rescue a couple of the residents who were trapped because of fire and smoke.

"They're currently pulling somebody out of the window, saving somebody," said Casey White's voice as he captured this scene on his phone a scene with firefighters battling a blaze at his condominium complex.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Man questioned in Cobb County condo fire


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A man is being questioned after a fire broke out at a Cobb County condominium building Friday morning.

The fire began shortly before 8:30 a.m. at the Bentley Ridge Condos at St. Augustine Trail and Bentley Road. It was controlled within 45 minutes, according to Cobb County Fire Lt. Dan Dupree.

The blaze was contained to one unit of the 10-unit building. The other nine units suffered smoke and water damage; Dupree said the damage may be beyond repair.

Two people were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Their conditions were not immediately known, but Dupree said both were alert while being removed from the scene. A third person had to be rescued via fire ladder from a second-floor unit.

The Red Cross was called to the condo complex to help the families affected by the fire.

Second suspect arrested in murder of cab driver's son


MARIETTA, Ga. -- The second person of interest in the robbery and murder of a cab driver's son has been taken into custody in Buffalo, N.Y.

James Black, 19, who has the words "New" and "York" tattooed on his hands, was wanted for questioning in the death of Tomas Arriola Jr. He was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition to Marietta.

Black was charged with homicide, armed robbery and firearm possession.

Crews battle fire at Marietta apartment complex


MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – A plumber may have caused a huge fire at a Marietta condominium complex Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out shortly before 3 pm at the Parkaire Crossing Condominiums near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Lower Roswell roads.

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Firefighters said they expected to be at the scene of the fire well into the evening hours, putting out hot spots from the blaze.

One building – with eight units in it -- was completely destroyed. There was no immediate word on how many people were left homeless as a result of the fire.