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Join the Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

Join the Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Weight control is possible during the holiday season. The Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge Blog will show you how. From the Monday before Thanksgiving until the first full week of January, you will receive 14 different tips about how you can eat more wisely and be more active.

“This program is designed to help people recognize and control their eating during the holidays,” says Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We received feedback from 2013 Challenge participants that the blog messages kept them aware and focused of their goal of not gaining weight over the holidays.”

Zero Weight Gain Holiday Challenge blog topics will include:

Teen killed in triple shooting


ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are looking for the suspect who shot three people in southwest Atlanta Sunday.

The shooting happened inside an apartment on Windsor Street. Police said a teenager and two men were shot. The three managed to run out of the apartment, but the teen only made it a few feet before he collapsed and died.

Police say the two other victims were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Homicide detectives were waiting to talk to the surviving victims to get more information on a suspect or suspects. No names have been released.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

Fulton County opens comment period for Annual Draft Action Plan

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County wants citizen review and comment on its Annual Action Plans and Consolidated Plan.  The Consolidated Plan requires local governments receiving federal funds directly from HUD, to determine strategies, community needs, long and short-term objectives, resources and proposed projects for submission as a combined planning and application document.

Apple season in Georgia

Apple season in Georgia

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia apple season in here!  This means it’s time to make canned apples and make apple jellies and preserves. According to Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension, creating a delicious apple dish is a project the entire family will love.

To create your apple “masterpiece”, you must have the proper ratio of fruit, pectin (assists in gel creation), acid (needed for gel formation and flavor) and sugar (serves as the preservative for the product) or successful jellied products. Fruit low in acid or pectin may need additional acid or pectin added to ensure a proper gel formation.

According to Chester, the most common questions regarding how jellies, jams, fruit preserves, and fruit butters made have equally common responses:

Jelly is usually made by cooking fruit juice with sugar.

Mother: Teen missing since Sept. found


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Deavahnee Laws, the 15-year-old missing since September, has been found and is back home, her mother tells 11Alive's Duffie Dixon.

According to Fulton County Police Lt. Scott McBride, Laws was found "safe and sound in DeKalb County" Saturday. He did not reveal any other detail, however, thanked everyone who helped find Laws.

Laws' mother, who is a teacher and didn't want to appear on camera for fear it would upset the kids in her class, was desperate to find her daughter.

"Deavahnee, just come home -- no matter what you've dealt with what you've been through, I just want you to come home," the mother said.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

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.

Tyler Perry files lawsuit against stalker


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- On Josh Sole's Facebook page you'll find head shots, his model measurements and sample clips from commercials featuring the Atlanta actor.

You won't find his mug shot for criminal trespassing at Tyler Perry Studios last Thursday.

According to Atlanta Police he may have entered the administrative offices through the roof and then blocked the door to room 1061, where he refused to leave until he talked to Perry. Eventually police pushed their way in.

After Sole's arrest Perry filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court asking for a protective order against Sole.