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Levi's Call ends, 6-year-old Austell girl found safe


ATLANTA -- The 6-year-old girl who was the focus of a Levi's Call early Sunday has been found in good condition.

Cobb County Police said Alexandra DeLong was dropped off at the Austell home where she was taken on Saturday night.

Police said they are in contact with her biological father, who is suspected of kidnapping her. They did not indicate they've made an arrest but said the investigation continues.

A Levi's Call is Georgia's version of an Amber Alert.

Cobb County Police said they received a call from a home in the 4400 block of Chester Lane in Austell at about 8:45 Saturday night. Officers said they met with the girl's grandmother, who told them a suspect, identified as 27-year-old Robert Troy DeLong broke into the home, and after a brief struggle with people in the home, took his biological daughter and fled.

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area: Just make it through this weekend, and then you'll get a much-needed break.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend all construction-related lane closures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Until then, many of the usual areas will see crews hard at work through next Monday morning.

As always, all work is weather permitting. A complete list of closures and possible delays can be found at 511ga.org.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two eastbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for about one mile past Six Flags Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint and header replacement.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles south of Highway 14 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Man gets life for killing victim over parking space

Man gets life for killing victim over parking space

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Powder Springs resident will spend the rest of his life in prison after murdering a man during a dispute over a parking space.

Harold Antonio Parks, 42, was sentenced Friday to life without the possibility of parole.

He was convicted of killing 27-year-old Terrence Washington Jr. at the Riverside Apartment Townhomes on Twin Hill Road in Austell.

The shooting happened Sept. 16, 2013. According to information presented in court, Parks became irate when he saw that Washington's girlfriend parked her car overnight in a spot near his apartment. Parks had a history of fighting with others over parking spaces outside his building.

Prosecutors said Parks was arguing with the girlfriend when Washington came outside to intervene. Parks returned to his apartment, grabbed a handgun, went back outside and shot the victim 18 times.

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

(WXIA) -- Drivers are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 20 on Atlanta's west side this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will perform several road projects on I-20 as well as other areas of metro Atlanta. Lane closures and delays are expected.

All work is weather permitting.

This weekend's work by county includes:

Cobb County
* Two northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.
* Two southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

Atlanta-area unemployment decreases in October

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell again last month.

October's rate was 7.0 percent, down from September's 7.3 percent. It was 7.6 percent in October 2013.

Cobb County's unemployment rate was 6.5 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the area added 18,800 jobs in October, which contributed to the rate decrease. Metro Atlanta has added nearly 58,000 jobs since October of last year. Fewer area residents filed for unemployment insurance last month too.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest October unemployment rate, at 5.4 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.3 percent.

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Rolison admits burning, dismembering Jmaal Keyes


Robert Rolison pleaded guilty Monday morning to malice murder in the killing of Austell teen Jmaal Keyes.

Tim Vaughn, District Attorney for the Oconee Judicial Circuit, said Rolison cut Keyes up and burned some parts of his body along with the house.

Rolison was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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