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Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

Students invited to Pizza Farm 2014

FOREST PARK, Ga. -- How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

Fourth and fifth grade students from the Atlanta metropolitan area will learn about Georgia agriculture by making, and eating, pizza at the second annual Pizza Farm event.

County agents with the Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties will lead the event set for Oct. 21-23 at the Georgia State Farmers Market in Forest Park, Ga. The students will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the pizza.  

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Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

Special needs student at center of Mattie's Call found safe


JONESBORO, Ga. – Twenty-year-old special needs student Jaquan Dontavious Freeling has been found and returned home in good health.

A Mattie's Call had been issued for Freeling late Wednesday afternoon. Police described him as a 20-year-old special needs student who needs to take daily medication for mood swings.

Freeling had been missing since Sunday morning.

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

(WXIA) -- A major project on a heavily traveled interchange is bound to cause some headaches for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend.

It's just one of several scheduled construction sessions throughout the area. All work is weather permitting.

Crews will be hard at work on the Kennedy Interchange in Cobb County much of the weekend. The Kennedy Interchange is where Interstate 75 meets Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said sign installation will require multiple lane closures on the Outer Loop of I-285 just before the exit ramp to Cobb Parkway and I-75 north. Two right lanes will close at 9 a.m. Saturday; that will expand to three lanes between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Outer Loop traffic will also be paced in the area beginning at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Other weekend road projects include:

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AP exam participation: Clayton County

AP exam participation: Clayton County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Clayton County, 1,597 students took 2,452 AP exams in 2014, and 276 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Clayton County public high school:

Drew HS
91 students took 119 exams
4 passing scores

3 shot at Clayton County apartment complex


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Three people were found shot at a Clayton County apartment complex Monday morning.

The victims were reportedly shot just after midnight. They were discovered at the Marquis Grande Apartments in the 6700 block of Tara Boulevard.

Clayton County Police spokesperson Phong Nguyen said all three victims were alert and conscious. They were transported to a nearby hospital.

Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the shooting.

Mother says teacher caused son's injuries


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Clayton County mother is upset after she says her son came home from school with bruises.

Sharunda Bell said she was concerned when her son Braydon, who is autistic, came home from Fountain Elementary Friday with scratch marks on his arm and neck.

"There were three deep cuts, three scratches on his arm," Bell said. "Everything was fresh."

Bell said Braydon is unable to tell her exactly how he got hurt, or who is responsible. She believes she didn't get the full story when she pressed the school system for answers,

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