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Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme coffee isn't just for the doughnut shop anymore.

The company announced Monday it is now selling its signature Smooth and Decaf blends in K-Cup packs for Keurig coffee brewers.

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"We are delighted to partner with Keurig to deliver the great taste of Krispy Kreme coffee to our fans in fresh and convenient K-Cup packs," Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement.

The 12- and 24-count K-cup packs can be bought at Krispy Kreme locations, participating grocery stores and keurig.com.

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GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a strong word of warning for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend: avoid the Perimeter.

Crews will work on several I-285 projects, causing lane closures and heavy delays. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible.

Some of the scheduled Perimeter work includes:

* 2 northbound right lanes will be closed between South Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement and interchange construction

* 2 southbound outside lanes will be closed between Washington Road and Old National Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint repairs

* 3 southbound left lanes near Flat Shoals Road will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving

Work will continue in other parts of metro Atlanta as well.

2 Clayton schools named Alert Schools

2 Clayton schools named Alert Schools

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Education has released its 2014 list of Alert Schools, which includes two schools in Clayton County.

An Alert School cannot be identified as a Priority or Focus school under Georgia's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It must show a lack of progress on statewide assessments among all students over the past three school years, and is based on the lowest achievement of the "all students" group.

Clayton County's Alert Schools include Edmonds Elementary School and Harper Elementary School.

Major roadwork resumes this weekend

Major roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Last weekend, drivers got a bit of a reprieve when several major road projects were postponed. But all that work will resume this weekend.

Some of the problem areas include Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and I-285 in Cobb County.

As always, all roadwork is weather permitting. Rain could halt or postpone projects.

Weekend drivers should use caution and look for crews in these areas:

Bartow County
* One right southbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles before Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.
* One left northbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles after Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.

4-year-old boy drowns at Clayton County pool, 2 charged


JONESBORO, Ga. -- Two people have been charged after a 4-year-old boy drowned by falling into a pool on Wednesday, the Clayton County Police Department said.

Authorities responded to the call of the boy falling into the pool on Winding Way Lane in Jonesboro at around 5:35 p.m.

After officers removed the child, Donovan Daniels, from the pool, resuscitation efforts began. Daniels was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Thursday morning, police said two people face marijuana-related charges in this case. Harold Carter, 59, and Robert Carter, 64, admitted they were under the influence of marijuana when Daniels drowned.

Police say that the boy and his family were from out of state and visiting the location when the tragedy happened.

Krispy Kreme makes the happiest doughnuts

Krispy Kreme makes the happiest doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Next week is National Smile Week. Doughnuts make people happy. Why not put those two points together?

From Aug. 11-17, Krispy Kreme will offer Fun Face Doughnuts at its U.S. locations.

The doughnuts are filled with the chain's signature Kreme, topped with bright yellow icing and decorated with cute expressions.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.

Students shut out of new Riverdale charter school

Students shut out of new Riverdale charter school

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A brand new charter school in Clayton County was scheduled to open Monday morning, but when students put on their uniforms and arrived at the building, they were not allowed to go inside.

Utopian Academy for the Arts in Riverdale was denied the right to open by the Clayton County School Board for three years. The Georgia Charter Schools Commission finally approved the start-up charter school last year.

But a county official reportedly told Utopian Academy principal Artesius Miller that he needed a business license to access the school and, because he didn't have one, the building could not receive a certificate of occupancy.