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GSU student Emily Clark laid to rest


POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Family and friends gathered in a Powder Springs church Sunday to honor Georgia Southern student Emily Clark.

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Missing 6-year-old boy found safe


ATLANTA – A 6-year-old boy last seen with his stepfather on Sunday afternoon has been found safe.

Christian Cooper was in good health when he was found, according to Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon.

Lyon said Cooper and his stepfather, Dennis Prowell, were last spotted at New Faith Christian Church located at 1402 Northwest Drive.

Details about the boy's recovery were not immediately available.

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.

Race this weekend: Run/Walk with the Mayor

Race this weekend: Run/Walk with the Mayor

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Austell's inaugural Run/Walk with the Mayor will be held this weekend.

The 5K will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Race organizers say they hope it becomes an Austell tradition.

Runners will "Jog with Joe" from Legion Park to Sweetwater Creek, past the Community Garden and Veterans Memorial Park, and over the high bridge that spans Veterans Memorial Highway.

Run/Walk with the Mayor is an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier. More information about the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day, and includes a T-shirt. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers.

Participants who bring three canned food items for Sweetwater Mission Food Bank to the race will receive raffle tickets and become eligible for great prizes.

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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.

16-year-old arrested for raping student at South Cobb H.S.

16-year-old arrested for raping student at South Cobb H.S.

AUSTELL, Ga. -- A 16-year-old student at South Cobb High School has been arrested and charged with raping another student.

Police said that though the suspect is only 16, he is being identified because they are charging him as an adult. Joshua Ingram has been charged with rape in the case.

Cobb County spokesman Dana Pierce said the alleged rape occurred on school property Thursday morning, March 23 between 8:08 and 8:22.

The warrant says Ingram opened a door for the victim.

"The said accused waited or the victim, who is under the age of 16, in one of South Cobb High School's stairways," the warrant said.

According to the warrant, when Ingram started to molest the girl, she tried to get away.

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.