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Police: Child could be part of violent robbing crew


ATLANTA – Police say a child could be part of a violent robbing crew targeting Midtown Atlanta.

One victim told police that he was walking on 9th Street when a dark colored car pulled up beside him. According to police, two men held the victim at gunpoint while a third person – who appeared to be a child -- punched him in the face and stole his cell phone. The boy attempted to get a wallet out of the victim's pocket, according to Officer Ralph Woolfork of the Atlanta Police Department.

Investigators said the suspects could face additional charges if they enlisted a child to take part in a crime.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call the Atlanta Police Department.

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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.

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

'Get Up and Go' behind the scenes of 'Disney's Newsies'

ATLANTA -- Disney’s NEWSIES took center stage on the award-winning morning show "The Balancing Act" on the Lifetime Channel on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m.

Viewers had the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the Broadway Balances America series. This show will re-air on Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. on Lifetime. Tickets for Disney’s NEWSIES at the Fox Theatre are available by visiting foxtheatre.org/newsies, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta).

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' lights up Atlanta

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' lights up Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Celebrate the season with the return of a holiday tradition, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, at Center for Puppetry Arts, Nov. 13 to Dec. 28. Directed by Jon Ludwig and based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, the festive family classic rings in the most wonderful time of the year with an unforgettable holiday adventure!

Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Rudolph and Santa for a seasonal spectacular that can’t be missed. Through the use of rod and body puppets, skilled puppeteers present the timeless tale of acceptance that has inspired audiences and become an Atlanta tradition.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Center’s production of the favorite holiday adventure, as well as the 50th anniversary of the classic TV special.

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Fulton County is ready for Election Day

Fulton County is ready for Election Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Tuesday, Nov. 4, all 370 precincts in Fulton County will open to welcome voters. The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is confident that pre-election preparations will result in an easy and pleasant voting experience for all electors. As always, administrative and technical support is available in the field and at the Election phone bank to address questions that may arise.

As of Oct. 30, 75,051 voters have cast ballots during early voting and 5,942 via absentee ballot.

Voters who plan to vote in person on Nov. 4 should keep the following points in mind:

GA Tech says $475K stolen by employees at GTRI


ATLANTA, Ga. -- GA Tech says seven employees have either been fired or resigned in the wake of a year long investigation into P-Card abuse. The allegations and investigation were first reported on 11Alive last November.

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Investigators at Georgia Tech say the people named in the report stole nearly a half a million dollars, all of it taxpayer money in the form of federal grants.

Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

Orchestra, weekend limited view tickets released for 'Phantom'

ATLANTA -- Due to popular demand, limited view tickets in the orchestra for all performances, including weekends, have been released for the premiere Atlanta engagement of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

The production is currently playing its premiere Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre  through November 2 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom, the most successful musical of all time is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.