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Georgia Southern student from metro Atlanta dies


(WXIA) -- A Georgia Southern University student died last week.

Brooke Edwards, 18, was found unresponsive Friday in her off-campus apartment. She was later pronounced dead.

"The Georgia Southern family is deeply saddened by this loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends during this difficult time," Georgia Southern spokesperson Paige Fluker said in a release.

Edwards was a sophomore biology major from Cumming.

Fluker said the Statesboro Police Department is handling the investigation into Edwards' death.

Georgia Southern is offering counseling services for students.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Video of Forsyth County Courthouse attack released

Video of Forsyth County Courthouse attack released

CUMMING, Ga. – Newly-released surveillance video shows the dramatic moments that occurred after gunfire erupted at the Forsyth County Courthouse back in early June.

The video captures the calm on that day and then the shootout that left Donald Ronald Marx dead.

Investigators say Marx was supposed to be at the courthouse on June 6 to plead guilty to drug charges.

The footage shows Marx drive his vehicle on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. Deputies say he was wearing body armor and a gas mask as he began his assault.

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday

Running for Autism Awareness

Running for Autism Awareness

ATLANTA -- Autism health care coverage was one of the most hotly debated topics during Georgia's General Assembly last session.

Monday, people in Cumming started making another push, months before the new session begins.

More than 8,000 of you signed 11Alive's petition to encourage lawmakers to vote on the bill last year.

Ava's Law would have required insurance companies to cover the cost of autism treatment. It was named for Anna Bullard's 9-year-old daughter, who benefited tremendously from the type of treatment the bill would cover.

However, lawmakers failed twice to pass the bill, and the House left left year without even voting on it. One reason it failed was because small business owners weren't behind it.

Now supporters are targeting their awareness efforts on those business owners. It starts Monday with a 5k/10k and fun run in Cumming.

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

Continue to avoid the Perimeter this weekend

(WXIA) -- This weekend is expected to be hot, and the Georgia Department of Transportation will take advantage of the weather by using Friday, Saturday and Sunday to work on some much-needed road improvements.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Like last weekend, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible. Lane closures will result in major delays.

Scheduled I-285 projects include:

Man dies in scooter accident on Buford Highway


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County man was killed after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his scooter.

The accident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday on Buford Highway at Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Forsyth County.

Traffic investigators identified the scooter driver as 42-year-old Eric Scott Wolff of Lawrenceville. They said Wolff turned into the path of a Ford F-150, resulting in a collision.

Wolff was pronounced dead at nearby Northside Forsyth Hospital.

The accident is under investigation. Forsyth County Sheriff's officials have not said whether they will file charges against the truck driver.