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Businesses go up in flames in Morrow

MORROW, GA (WXIA) -- Clayton County firefighters were battling a two-alarm blaze in a building housing an Enterprise Car Rental and a Titlemax store along Mount Zion Road at Green Industrial Way late Thursday evening.

Battalion Chief David Vazquez says the fire started at about 8 p.m., and was spotted by a passer-by who said they saw flames coming through the roof of the building.

No injuries have been reported.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Missing Clayton County woman found

Missing Clayton County woman found

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Clayton County Police have canceled a Mattie's Call for a missing 59-year-old woman.

Kathy Lee Davis disappeared at around 4 p.m. Friday from her home in the 630 block of North Avenue near Jonesboro. She reportedly left the house without telling anyone where she was going.

Police reported early Tuesday that Davis had been found. No details about her recovery were immediately available.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

MARTA head: Rail line to Clayton Co. looks promising

ATLANTA (WXIA) – The man running MARTA says the notion of a rail line to Clayton County looks promising.


Clayton County voted to join MARTA last year. MARTA began running limited bus service to the county last month – after residents started paying an additional sales tax to join MARTA.

The bus service was only a part of the deal for voters, who overwhelmingly approved the sales tax.

MARTA has talked about starting a commuter rail line through Clayton County.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.

Woman stabbed to death in Clayton County

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. Authorities identified her as 56-year-old Keteria Benton, of Riverdale. 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. As of Sunday night, he had not been charged.

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.