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Getting around the weekend roadwork

Getting around the weekend roadwork

ATLANTA -- Weekend roadwork will cause some backups around Metro Atlanta this weekend. We've got your homefield advantage with ways to get around the mess.

DeKalb

 

I-20 WB at MP 67.0 (I-285 NB/Exit Ramp)
3 am - 8 am Sat
1 right lane

I-20 Westbound Alternate: Exit onto Wesley Chapel Road (Exit 68) and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to to Covington Hwy and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy to Glenwood Road and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road to I-285 Northbound.

I-285 WB from Chamblee Tucker Rd (Exit 34) to Ashford Dunwoody Rd (Exit 29)
9 pm Fri - 5 am Mon
2 left lanes

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

Metro Atlanta foreclosure rate 16th highest in nation

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's foreclosure rate slowed by the middle of 2011, but remains among the metros with the highest rates.

Atlanta had 44,1560 foreclosure filings from January through June, down about 16 percent from the first half of 2010. This gave Atlanta the 16th highest rate of foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac, which publishes the largest list of foreclosures in the country.

The company defines a foreclosure as default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. 

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Ga. rate in June

Gwinnett unemployment lower than Ga. rate in June

ATLANTA -- The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta increased in 10.5 percent in June, according to Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

That's eight-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 9.7 percent in May.

"The increase was caused primarily by two seasonal factors," Butler said.

Get alerts when something happens in your neighborhood

Get alerts when something happens in your neighborhood

ATLANTA -- How would you like to know immediately when a crime or something suspicious happens in your neighborhood? You don't have to wait until you get the email from your homeowner's association president and you don't have to wait until it becomes rumor. You can get it in real time from a company called Village Defense.

Sharath Mekala came up with the idea for Village Defense after he was a victim of a home break in. Two years ago he got a call at work, his home alarm company notified him. "I came back home to a neighborhood of about 800 people and no one had noticed or seen someone kick my door in," Sharath said. "I realized the neighborhood didn't have an internal communication system."

He and Nathan Black came up with Village Defense, a real time mass notification system that alerts all residents of a neighborhood when a crime or suspicious activity happens.

LAWRENCEVILLE: Justice for Nique

LAWRENCEVILLE: Justice for Nique

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- The family of Nique Leili is talking openly about her life and death in a desperate fight to make sure their loved one isn't forgotten.

The 44-year-old mother of three was found dead more than a week ago. While police are treating the case as a homicide, there have been no arrests. Family members aren't even sure how she died.

"Mommy had all the answers," said Nique Leili's 19-year-old daughter Alex Page. "I'm 19-years-old knowing I have to live the rest of my life without my book of answers. That's really difficult."

Members of Nique Leili's family agreed to talk to 11Alive's Jerry Carnes as their emotional search for justice continues. They gathered at the home of Nique Leili's father to laugh, cry, and tell their favorite stories about their lost loved one.

"We want everybody to know who she was as a person," said Harriet Garrett, Nique Leili's mother.

Agreement reached in battle over Nique Leili's remains

Agreement reached in battle over Nique Leili's remains

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Nique Leili's 19-year-old daughter can plan her mother's funeral after an agreement that comes just hours before a scheduled court hearing.

Lawyers for the teenager were set to square off with attorneys for Matt Leili, Nique Leili's husband. Family members say Matt Leili wanted to have her remains cremated.

Gwinnett County police are treating Nique Leili's death as a homicide. Matt Leili is the only named suspect in Nique Leili's death.

Police say Matt Leili reported his wife missing on July 11, two days after he'd last seen her. Volunteers conducted a search of the Leili's Lawrenceville neighborhood on July 16. Nique Leili's body was found a short distance from her home.

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

ATLANTA -- Weekend road work could create gridlock on the top end of Interstate 285 this weekend. Here's how to get around it and other construction projects across the region.

Clayton/Fulton

I-75 NB from I-285 (Exit 238) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 244) 
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

I-75 NB from I-85 (Exit 242) to University Ave. (Exit 244)
Fri. 9 p.m.  - Mon 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes