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Coffee break leads to $7.5M lottery win for truck driver


ATLANTA -- A coffee break led to a lucky Atlanta truck driver winning $7.5 million from the Georgia Lottery.

Randolph Adams stopped by QuikTrip on Fulton Industrial Boulevard in southwest Atlanta during a 10-minute break. He bought coffee, juice and a Decades of Dollars lottery ticket. His ticket matched all six numbers in the Oct. 13 drawing, making Adams the winner of $250,000 a year for 30 years.

The great-grandfather of five said he looks forward to going holiday shopping for underprivileged children.

"I'll be just as happy to see the smiles on children's faces who, otherwise, may not get anything," he said.

Information provided by Georgia Lottery


2 killed in SW Atlanta crash


ATLANTA – Two people were killed in a crash overnight in southwest Atlanta.

The wreck happened on Interstate 285 near Cascade Road.

According to Georgia Department of Transportation officials, a truck hit a car and sent it crashing into a wall. That car then burst into flames. The driver and passenger in the car were killed.

No names have been released.

1 killed, 1 injured in SW Atlanta shooting


ATLANTA -- Investigators are searching for the gunman who shot two men inside a car in southwest Atlanta Friday night.

Police believe it happened around 10:30 p.m.

The men were in a car on Barrow Place when someone opened fire.

The driver was able to take off, but wrecked the car about a mile away.

That driver later died at the hospital. He was identified as 32-year-old Kenneth Corn.

The passenger is still being treated.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police.

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at Adamsville Career Center

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at Adamsville Career Center

ATLANTA -- The Adamsville Workforce Development Career Center will host an onsite Recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking Member Care Agents (Call Center/Banking), Maintenance Mechanics and Forklift Operators. The recruitment is a partnership between Fulton County and Manpower to find qualified employment candidates for available positions.

4 shot at SW Atlanta apartment complex


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Atlanta Police were investigating a shooting in southwest Atlanta Monday evening. It happened at the Highbury Court Apartments on Mount Zion Road at about 9:55 p.m.

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According to Major Jeff Glazier with the Atlanta Police Department, four people were shot with a shotgun.

Glazier said all four people were transported to the hospital. One of the four was initially listed in critical condition; his condition has been upgraded to stable. The remaining three victims are also in stable condition.