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Suspect arrested in Walgreens robbery

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Police have arrested a man they believe could be connected to a string of Walgreens robberies.

Deputies say Christopher Westmoreland, of Decatur, was arrested on Saturday.

Westmoreland is accused of handing a note to a clerk at a store in Covington that said he's been having a tough time financially and demanded cash.

Investigators believe he may be responsible for at least three other robberies: two in DeKalb County and one in Conyers.

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Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful receives national and state recognition

Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful receives national and state recognition

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County government today announced that Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) is the recipient for of two national and state awards for its unwavering efforts in making the community cleaner, greener and more thriving.

For the third year, Keep America Beautiful (KAB) awarded to KCRB its President’s Circle Award. KAB presented the award last month to qualifying affiliates during its 2015 awards dinner in Washington, D.C. Regionally, Gov. Nathan Deal and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGB) presented to local KAB affiliates for the second year the Governor’s Circle Award last month during KGB Day at the Capitol.

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.

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.

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Veteran fights to fly flag at Conyers home

CONYERS, Ga. – A veteran is fighting to keep an American flag flying in front of his home.

Retired Army veteran Tony Cumberworth, 73, says the flag has been posted in his yard for 20 years.

However, this week, he received a notice from his homeowner's association telling him he had four days to remove the flag and pole or he's be fined $50 a day.

"I fought for this country, my son fought for this country -- I do not understand them trying to take away my rights," Cumberworth said.

Cumberworth combed the bylaws and the covenant and said he didn't find anything about flying a flag.


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.

2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Twenty-four productions have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Shuler Hensley Awards.

The program is named for Tony Award-winning actor Shuler Hensley, a Cobb County native. This year's winners will be announced Thursday, Apr. 23 during an awards ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Winning a Shuler Hensley Award can reap major benefits for a budding performer. Just ask Jai'Len Josey, who won Best Actress in 2014 for her portrayal of Effie White in Tri-Cities High School's production of Dreamgirls.