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Highway 78 reopens after wreck


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Highway 78 in Gwinnett County has reopened.

Crews closed the road at Killian Hill Road early Monday after power lines came down in a crash.

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Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

Weekend roadwork: The I-285 debacle continues

(WXIA) -- It's going to be another messy weekend on metro Atlanta's highways.

The Georgia Department of Transportation encourages drivers to stay off Interstates 20 and 285 if they can.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled construction projects include:

Bartow County
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday for bridge maintenance.
* 1 northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between two miles north of Glade Road and one mile south of Allatoona Road from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday for bridge maintenance.

Cobb County
* 1 lane of the I-75 southbound exit ramp to I-285 west will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday for work on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project.

'StinkyKids the Musical' combines laughs and lessons

'StinkyKids the Musical' combines laughs and lessons

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The perfect combination of entertainment and education, StinkyKids the Musical brings the humor of childlike innocence to Aurora Theatre, Oct. 8 through 24.

Based on the book series created by Atlanta mom Britt Menzies, the StinkyKids characters come alive from the page to the stage, where the “little stinkers” learn to make the right choices through childhood mistakes, all while attempting to follow the motto, “always be a good leader.” Co-produced with Synchronicity Theatre and co-directed by Jaclyn Hofmann and Justin Anderson, StinkyKids of all ages are invited to join the misadventures of Britt, Max, Skye, Jen, Johnny and Billy for this Theatre for Young Audiences performance.

'Clybourne Park' surfaces 50 years of wicked controversy

'Clybourne Park' surfaces 50 years of wicked controversy

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The brutally funny Clybourne Park engages audiences in an uncensored journey, revealing the challenges and controversies in one house spanning 50 years of societal changes. As part of Aurora Theatre’s 19th Season Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series, the darkly satirical Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy makes its metro Atlanta debut October 2-26.

Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Melissa Foulger, a fictional Chicago community is stuck in the discrimination of 1959, as nervous leaders of the well-appointed suburb attempt to stop the sale of a home to an African-American family. Post-intermission, the stage presents the same home five decades later with new characters played by the same actors, as jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold around millennial gentrification.

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AP exam participation: Gwinnett County

AP exam participation: Gwinnett County

(WXIA) -- More Georgia high school students are taking -- and passing -- Advanced Placement exams.

Last school year, 89,806 Georgia students took 154,176 AP exams. That's an 8 percent increase in the number of participants and almost a 9 percent increase in the number of tests.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5. Passing scores of 3, 4 or 5 often allow the test-takers to earn college credit.

Georgia's seniors earned 86,075 passing scores on their AP exams in 2014, a 9.6 percent increase over 2013.

English Language and Composition was the state's most popular AP exam, followed by U.S. History and World History.

In Gwinnett County, 13,913 students took 26,361 AP exams in 2014, and 14,809 of those exams earned passing scores.

Here are the AP exam breakdowns for each Gwinnett County public high school:

Archer HS
814 students took 1,498 exams
716 passing scores

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours return with hair-raising haunts

Lawrenceville Ghost Tours return with hair-raising haunts

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Ghoulishly good fun returns this fall with the annual Lawrenceville Ghost Tours at Aurora Theatre, through October 31. Directed by Cynthia Rintye and led by costumed storytellers, the living are invited to partake in a 90-minute spooky stroll to historical haunts, experiencing chilling tales of haunted history and paranormal activity in downtown Lawrenceville’s business district.

Free of grotesque effects and startling of patrons, metro-Atlanta’s most popular ghost tour focuses on vivid storytelling to capture the mysterious myths and legends of a moonlit walk through Honest Alley, the haunted jail and more devilish destinations.

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

(WXIA) -- A major project on a heavily traveled interchange is bound to cause some headaches for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend.

It's just one of several scheduled construction sessions throughout the area. All work is weather permitting.

Crews will be hard at work on the Kennedy Interchange in Cobb County much of the weekend. The Kennedy Interchange is where Interstate 75 meets Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said sign installation will require multiple lane closures on the Outer Loop of I-285 just before the exit ramp to Cobb Parkway and I-75 north. Two right lanes will close at 9 a.m. Saturday; that will expand to three lanes between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Outer Loop traffic will also be paced in the area beginning at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Other weekend road projects include: