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Police searching for college campus flasher

Police searching for college campus flasher

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia Gwinnett College is stepping up patrols after two female students were flashed while on campus.

The first incident happened January 22nd at 1:00 pm. The student was walking to her car when a man asked her for directions. As she approached his car to give him directions, she saw he was fondling himself. She called campus police, but he was gone by the time they responded.

The second incident happened just twenty minutes later. Again, a female student was walking near her car when a man asked for directions. She saw him fondling himself and called campus police. They searched all parking lots, but didn't find anyone matching his description.

The flasher is described as a man in his late teens or early twenties with dark skin and a medium build. He has short hair and was last seen wearing dark clothing. He was driving a grey or tan four-door sedan.

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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Husband fights to get Social Security benefits for wife with ALS


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- The Kern family -- Melissa, her husband Chris and their 12 year-old son -- has had a very rough time the past seven years. Forty-one-year-old Melissa is suffering from advanced stage ALS which has nearly crippled her.

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"The only thing left that works are her eyes, so I just run the alphabet for her," said Chris.

The family has no disability benefits coming in from the Social Security Administration to help them out. Without disability benefits, the family has been devastated financially. They were forced to sell their house and move in with Melissa's Mom and Dad.

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

ATLANTA, GA (January 16, 2015) – For a fifteenth straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property.

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded through the Simon Youth Scholarships program and in partnership with local Simon properties. The application period has begun and ends on Feb. 25.

Students can apply online by visiting www.syf.org.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2015 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. The program will award a one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 to students who plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

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The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Chipotle pulls pork from menu after animal welfare audit

Chipotle pulls pork from menu after animal welfare audit

NEW YORK -- Chipotle says it stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards.

Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the Mexican food chain, told The Associated Press it's the first time the company stopped serving a topping for its burritos and bowls. He said Chipotle learned of the violation by the supplier on Friday through a routine audit, and did not have a timeline for when carnitas would return to affected stores.

In New York City on Tuesday, a sign on the door of a Chipotle location stated, "SORRY, NO CARNITAS."

Arnold declined to specify the nature of the supplier's violation. But with pork, he said the most notable demand Chipotle makes of its suppliers is that pigs are raised in humane conditions.

Scam uses legitimate businesses to target elderly

Scam uses legitimate businesses to target elderly

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- There is a warning about another telephone scam that targets the elderly. But this one is different. The scam is using legitimate businesses to target its victims.

The scam came to light from a heating and air conditioning company in Lawrenceville who wants to protect its reputation.

Ace and A Heating and Air just finished a job in Lawrenceville Tuesday morning. George Davenport had a circuit board replaced on his furnace. About thirty minutes after Ace and A left his house he received a telephone call. The caller said he was from Ace and A. He told Davenport he was due for his furnace to be cleaned.

"And (he said) they had a man ready to come over here and he would be here shortly," Davenport said. "And I said no, he won't, because Ace and A just left here about thirty minutes ago."