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Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

RELATED | Atlanta Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Sept. 23, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. Fulton County Registration and Elections encourages residents to join others across the nation who will be registering to vote.

The deadline for registering to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6. Online voter registration is available, which allows new voters to complete the entire process online at www.fultonelections.com. In Fulton County, residents can register to vote online, at their city hall, the Georgia Department of Driver Services, any Atlanta Fulton County Library Branch, at one of the three registration and elections offices or by mail.

Residents can also obtain a voter registration form at one of three County offices:

Fashion police gone too far? Woman asked to leave court for wearing sandals

Fashion police gone too far? Woman asked to leave court for wearing sandals

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Have the fashion police gone too far?

April Fleming told 11Alive she was asked to leave court when she showed up in sandals to pay a ticket.

She said she was wearing the white decorative shoes to work, but the deputy told her there are no flip-flops allowed.

"I said sir, these are sandals. Flip flops are what you wear to the beach. I was shocked," she said.

Fleming said plenty of people in the courtroom were wearing sneakers and hooded sweatshirts, and she felt she was professionally dressed.

She was allowed to pay her fine, but never got to speak to the judge.

When 11Alive called the court, they found out her summons never said no sandals, and they apologized to Fleming for the inconvenience.

Sandy Springs is now flip-flopping on its flip-flop policy, and said the shoes will be allowed in court.

UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal employees

UPS hiring 95,000 seasonal employees

ATLANTA -- UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.

The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers.

Since last year's holiday season, UPS has implemented several measures to help prepare for this year's onslaught of deliveries. This includes making improvements to schedule planning, installing temporary mobile sorting and delivery centers and adding thousands of new or leased delivery vehicles, trailers, aircraft and portable loading aids. It's also adding operating days and shifts.

Last year, a last-minute surge in holiday shipments drove up the shipper's costs and hurt its profits.

United Parcel Service Inc. said that the seasonal jobs have long served as an entry point for permanent employment.

Sandy Springs man killed during Craigslist robbery

Sandy Springs man killed during Craigslist robbery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga -- A man is dead after he tried to sell a gaming system on Craigslist. Two suspects are charged with his murder, including a 16-year-old girl who police said pulled the trigger.

Sandy Springs police said Danny Zeitz, 20, died from a gunshot wound after the suspects tried to steal his PlayStation 4.

Flowers, candles and an empty game system box make up a memorial on the spot where Zeitz fell and died Friday night outside his apartment on Treelodge Parkway.

"I heard a pop," said neighbor Quin Hicks. "But it was really muffled so I didn't know where it came from."

Hicks said about 30 minutes later she walked out of her apartment to her car.

Police: 2 men shot and killed in Sandy Springs

Police: 2 men shot and killed in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Two men were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds Sunday evening.

According to Sgt. Ron Mormon of the Sandy Springs Police Department, officers responding to a call about a shooting and found the two men dead at around 6:30 p.m. at an apartment located at 2200 Franklin Road.

Police have identified one of the victims as 27-year-old Eulalio "Freddie" Mederos-Vega and said he was leasing an apartment at the complex called One Sovereign Place. Family members called him Lalo and say it was his wife who came home and discovered his body. She did not recognize the other victim, who was identified Monday morning as 23-year-old Byron Caceres of Norcross.

Authorities have not determined a motive, nor do they have any suspects. A number of officers canvassed the apartment complex looking for potential witnesses.

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.