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Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

(WXIA) -- With warmer weather right around the corner, Bruster's is offering free ice cream to anyone brave enough to leave the house in pajamas.

The ice cream shop chain will hold its PJ Day promotion all day on Saturday, Mar. 7. Customers who wear their pajamas to any Bruster's in metro Atlanta will receive a free small waffle cone.

Visit brusters.com for more information.

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Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

(WXIA) -- Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and all Atlanta-area IHOP locations are celebrating by offering free short stacks to customers who support Children's Miracle Network.

Every year, IHOP restaurants raise money for children's hospitals nationwide, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on National Pancake Day. Diners have the option of making a donation in exchange for free buttermilk pancakes.

Reigning Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges stopped by the IHOP in Chamblee Tuesday morning, where she served breakfast and spoke with Children's Miracle Network Champion Sutton Burnett. Other local Miracle Children visited the IHOP restaurants in Peachtree City, Smyrna and Woodstock.

Visit ihoppancakeday.com to find a participating IHOP location near you.

Person of interest sought after teen shot at Instagram party


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RIVERDALE -- Police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a shooting at a party in Riverdale.

The incident happened on Sadddleview Trail in Riverdale early Sunday morning. Police tell 11Alive News the 18-year-old learned about the party on Instagram. The large group included teens from 13 to 18 years old.

When the teen arrived at the party, a fight was already happening on the front lawn of the house between two girls.

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.

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Clayton County police officer involved in 7-car crash


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The suspects accused of robbing an Atlanta bank were involved in a multi-car accident in Clayton County Friday morning.

The incident began at the Wells Fargo in the 970 block of Virginia Avenue in northeast Atlanta. Three suspects robbed the bank at around 9:30 a.m.

Atlanta Police tracked a stolen money bag into Clayton County, according to Clayton County Police spokeswoman JaQuitta Williams. A Clayton County Police officer on his way to help Atlanta Police find the suspects was involved in an accident at the intersection of Highway 138 and Fielder Road.

A total of seven vehicles were involved in the 10 a.m. wreck. Nobody was seriously hurt, but a few people, including the police officer, were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

The Georgia State Patrol was called in to investigate the wreck.

MARTA to hold job fair in Clayton County


ATLANTA -- In just under a month, MARTA starts rapid transit bus service in Clayton County.

The new service will link the County to downtown Atlanta and the rest of the metro area, opening new job opportunities to thousands of county residents. But MARTA is also in the job market, looking to fill positions before it launches service March 21.

Despite having the world's busiest airport, the county also faces the highest level of unemployment in metro Atlanta.

Clayton County hopes that regional mass transit will help spur the unemployment spike and bring internal county economic growth.

MARTA is doing its part, holding another job fair Friday, Feb. 27, in Forest Park to fill 80 open positions that range from bus driver to computer technician.

The job fair's host, State Sen. Gail Davenport, says it's simple: "People just need jobs."

Police: Homeless man found dead in tent in Ellenwood


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Police found a man's body in a tent in Ellenwood on Tuesday.

Clayton County Police officers found the body in a tent at I-675 and Forest Parkway around 2:30 p.m. The man appeared to be homeless.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.