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3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Glenridge Hall demolished

Glenridge Hall demolished

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – A piece of metro Atlanta history is no more. Glenridge Hall in Sandy Springs was demolished on Thursday.

The Glenridge Hall Family Office is selling the property to developer Ashton Woods despite a public outcry. Thousands of people had signed an online petition to save the historic house.

Ashton Woods, an Atlanta-based homebuilder, plans to put in a mixed-use development on the north side of Abernathy Road and sell land on the south side to Mercedes Benz for a new headquarters.

Family describes Sandy Springs kidnapping

Family describes Sandy Springs kidnapping

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The family of a woman kidnapped with her children is asking for help finding the man who police say is responsible.

Officers say Audel Cabrera-Penaloza forced his estranged wife Victoria Flores-Medina their two daughters, ages 5 and 2, from their Sandy Springs apartment around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The three were found hours later in a Norcross hotel, but Cabrera-Penaloza managed to get away.

"He started banging the door and yelling Victoria's name telling her to come out," said 18-year-old Tania Cabrera-Flores, who was there when the kidnapping happened.

Missing mother and daughters found safe

Missing mother and daughters found safe

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police say a missing mother and her two children have been found safe.

Police say Audel Cabrera-Penaloza forcibly took his estranged wife Victoria Flores-Medina, and their two daughters, Areli, age five, and Nazli, age two at 6:30 Saturday morning. They were kidnapped from their apartment on Northwood Drive.

He left with them in a 2007
green Toyota Tundra with a Georgia tag PXY-2613.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.