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Woman stabbed to death in Clayton County


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – A woman was stabbed to death in Clayton County, police said.

Authorities were called to a home on Valley Hill Road Saturday morning and found the woman's body. Police said they also found the suspect at the home with a gunshot wound to this hand.

The suspect was taken to the hospital with what was described as a minor injury.

Police said the two were a couple, but not married. Authorities had been called out to the home for a domestic violence call in Feb. 2014.


Metro Atlanta unemployment drops to 6.1 percent

Metro Atlanta unemployment drops to 6.1 percent

(WXIA) -- The Atlanta area's unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in February, down from January's 6.2 percent. It was also down a full point from the rate of 7.1 percent in February 2014.

Clayton County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the drop was due to fewer layoffs and more new jobs. Many of the gains came in business, construction, education, government, and leisure and hospitality.

Nearly 39 percent fewer new claims for unemployment insurance were filed in February as well.

Metro Gainesville had Georgia's lowest February unemployment rate, at 5.1 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.1 percent.

Officials: Package at Mt. Zion High not dangerous


CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – Hundreds of Clayton County parents were put on alert Wednesday morning after a suspicious package was found on the campus of Mount Zion High School.

School officials contacted authorities at about 10 am. All of the students were evacuated and sent across the street to the performing arts center.

Initially, parents thought it was a bomb threat.

Dozens of parents showed up to the school, but they were not allowed to pick up their children.

"I got a notice from Clayton County Messenger saying there was a bomb threat," said parent Angel Watley. "So he said they were not checking any kids out, but I'm going to stay here until I find out what's going on, and for them to release my son."

Authorities said the bomb squad found two suitcases with clothes on campus. They were looking into who put them on campus, and who they belonged to.

Woman shot at Fulton County sports bar

Woman shot at Fulton County sports bar

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman who was shot at a south Fulton County sports bar Monday morning is expected to survive her injuries.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. at the 50 Yard Line in the 7400 block of Old National Highway.

Fulton County Police spokeswoman Kay Lester said the 22-year-old victim was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. She was alert and conscious when medical personnel arrived. Her name has not been released.

No one has been arrested, according to Lester. The investigation continues.

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

Weekend roadwork: The usual suspects

(WXIA) -- It's going to be "more of the same" on the Atlanta area's highways and interstates this weekend, as Georgia Department of Transportation crews take to the streets.

Drivers are asked to avoid travel on interstates 20 and 285, if possible. GDOT will close lanes in several areas, which could result in lengthy delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Interstate 20

Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Langhorn and McDaniel streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between the Downtown Connector and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Two westbound lanes will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Funeral arrangements made for Clayton County officer


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Funeral arrangements have been set for a Clayton County police officer who died while responding to a call.

Officer Darryl Wallace was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Tara Boulevard Sunday night.

Wallace graduated from the Clayton County Police Academy in Nov. 2014 and was remembered by colleagues as an "an exemplary officer."

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Family Visitation (Private);

Thursday March 19, 2015, from 9:00 am until 10:00 am

Tara Garden Chapel 681 North Ave Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

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1 killed, 9 injured in I-75 crash


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – One person was killed and nine others injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 in Clayton County early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. near Forest Parkway and involved four vehicles, according to Officer Eddie Soto of the Clayton County Police Department.

A 23-year-old woman from Florida was killed. Nine others were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim's name has not been released.

The wreck shut down all northbound lanes of I-75 for about 5 hours.