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Motorcyclist dies in crash

MARIETTA, GA. -- Marietta Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on the Canton Road Connector around 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

The investigation revealed that Mario Duke, 26, of Marietta, was driving a 2004 Suzuki 600GSXR motorcycle on the Canton Road Connector when he lost control and left the roadway.

The motorcycle then struck the guardrail and the Duke was ejected from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved. It is believed speeding was a contributing factor in the crash.

Expect weekend road delays, especially around I-75 in Marietta

ATLANTA -- In addition to the full closure of the North Marietta Loop exit ramps and bridge at Interstate 75 all weekend, additional construction will lead to backups in a number of areas around Metro Atlanta this weekend.

Follow traffic information on 11Alive's Traffic Page.

Starting Friday night and continuing for the next five weekends, the Georgia Department of Transportation says they will be closing the North Marietta Loop from Cobb Parkway (US 41) to the Gresham Road/Wallace Road intersection to make concrete repairs to the bridge at I-75.

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Beautiful weekend weather means roadwork in Atlanta

Beautiful weekend weather means roadwork in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- This weekend is going to be beautiful, weather-wise, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy.

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But pretty days (and nights) come with a snag for drivers: weekend roadwork.

A major project begins Friday night in Cobb County. North Marietta Parkway will be closed between Cobb Parkway and Wallace Road for five consecutive weekends.

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The road will be open during the week, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

N. Marietta Parkway to be closed for 5 weekends

N. Marietta Parkway to be closed for 5 weekends

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Part of a busy Marietta road will be closed for repairs for five consecutive weekends.

North Marietta Parkway (Highway 120) will be closed between Cobb Parkway and Wallace Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday on weekends from Oct. 11 to Nov. 11.

The North Marietta Parkway interchange at Interstate 75 will also be affected.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation said the closures are necessary for crews to perform roadwork before the weather gets too cold.

The street will be open on weekdays.

Drivers traveling through the area on weekends are encouraged to find alternate routes, as officials expect major delays. Detours will be in place.

'Dumb & Dumber to' filming to force street closures in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Officials in Marietta said West Park Square and South Park Square will be closed on Monday morning for the filming of a driving scene for 'Dumb and Dumber to'.

The two streets, at the southwest corner of Marietta Square near the Marietta Pizza Company.

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Officials said in a release that once the scene is complete, the remainder of filming for the day will take place within Marietta Square with no planned traffic interruptions. Filming will also take place there on Tuesday.

Get traffic information around Metro Atlanta by checking http://11alive.com/traffic/.

Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

Man arrested for beauty shop burglaries

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been arrested for numerous crimes, including at least six burglaries and two car thefts.

Joe Nathan Ford was taken into custody last Friday.

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The suspect is accused of breaking into beauty supply stores and stealing pricey hair extensions, according to Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin.

"These burglaries have caused extensive damage to area businesses due to stolen vehicles being driven through the storefronts to gain access," Baldwin said. "Damage to businesses and product loss in Cobb County alone is estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars."

Lockheed Martin workers bracing for possible layoffs

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Workers at the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta will not be affected by the layoff of 3000 workers announced Friday by the company.  

But they are bracing for possible work stoppages if the shutdown continues.  

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"A lot of them are saving their paychecks and trying to get by day by day," said Perry Gulledge, President of Local Lodge 709, a union that represents about half of the plant's workers.  "We're hoping for the best but planning for the worst."