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Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting and killing a Kennesaw State University student during a road rage incident.

In October 2013, Sparkles Lindsey followed Kimberly Kilgore after a confrontation near the gate of the Shiloh Green Apartments and opened fire.

Investigators say the two women did not know each other.

A judge sentenced Lindsey to life in prison.

Man dies after van slams into Buffalo Wild Wings in Kennesaw

Man dies after van slams into Buffalo Wild Wings in Kennesaw

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – A 19-year-old man died after a vehicle slammed into a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Kennesaw on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at the restaurant on Barrett Parkway.

According to Officer Mike Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department, 67-year-old Carol Shipley, of Woodstock, Ga., was attempting to park when she drove a 2014 Chrysler Town and County van into the front of the store. The van continued into the restaurant.

Two people inside the store -- an employee and a customer -- were injured and taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, Bowman said. The customer, William Barton, 19, of McDonough, Ga. was later pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the incident.

The restaurant employee, Lindsey Terronez, 22, of Marietta, was treated for a broken leg. Shipley was said to be okay.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

Weekend roadwork: Lane closures galore

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a number of Atlanta-area construction projects on its schedule this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid traveling on certain stretches of Interstate 285, as lane closures are expected to result in long delays.

As always, all weekend work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Fulton County
2 lanes in each direction of I-285 will be closed between Cascade Road and the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

20 apartments damaged in Kennesaw fire


KENNESAW, Ga. -- No one was hurt when a fire ripped through a Kennesaw apartment building overnight.

The fire broke out at around 1:30 a.m. Friday in a 20-unit building at the Heights of Kennesaw Apartments in the 1900 block of Barrett Lakes Boulevard.

A Cobb County Fire spokesperson said eight apartments suffered fire damage, while the remaining 12 had smoke and water damage. Apartment management confirmed all residents escaped the blaze.

The Red Cross was called in to assist 11 families. Red Cross spokesperson Sherry Nicholson said the agency will provide food, clothing and hotel lodging for the 18 adults and five children.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Nineteen of the 20 units were occupied at the time of the fire.

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

Unemployment rate didn't change in December

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate went unchanged last month. The rate was 6.4 in December 2014, the same as it was in November 2014. It was 6.8 percent in December 2013.

Cobb County's December unemployment rate was 5.9 percent.

While the unemployment rate didn't budge, the Atlanta area gained 64,700 jobs last year, the largest December-to-December job growth in nearly 10 years. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said many of the new positions were in trade and transportation; business services; leisure and hospitality; financial services; manufacturing; education and health care; government; and construction.

Butler said Georgia has been in the top 10 states for job creation every month since October 2012.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest December unemployment rate, at 4.9 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 8.8 percent.

Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Florida man has been charged with racketeering in a million-dollar diamond heist in Cobb County.

Osniel Labrada-Guillen was indicted Thursday by a Cobb County Grand Jury. He faces two counts of violating the Georgia RICO Act.

The burglary happened between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, 2010, at Diamonds R Forever on Wade Green Road in Kennesaw. According to the investigation, someone cut holes in the store's roof, disabled the phone and alarm systems, broke into a safe and stole more than $1 million worth of jewelry.

Police later found a plastic bin filled with items taken in the burglary. DNA was recovered from a plastic spoon found inside the bin, but did not immediately help police identify a suspect.