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Two bodies found in vacant NW Atlanta home


ATLANTA (WXIA) – One of two women found killed in an abandoned home in northwest Atlanta has been identfied.

The body of Heather Camp, 33, of Canton was found under a sheet in a room at 1710 f Madrona Street Friday afternoon.

Police said Camp's body had been there for several days.

After obtaining a search warrant for the house, in the same back bedroom, police found another body in a closet – this one badly decomposed. Authorities said it may have been in that closet for months.

Lt. Charles Hansen with the Atlanta Police Department said it could take time to identify that victim.

"It could be up to months with the weather conditions in the house. It is one of several factors in the condition of the body and how it decomposed," said Lt. Hansen.

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area: Just make it through this weekend, and then you'll get a much-needed break.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend all construction-related lane closures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Until then, many of the usual areas will see crews hard at work through next Monday morning.

As always, all work is weather permitting. A complete list of closures and possible delays can be found at 511ga.org.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two eastbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for about one mile past Six Flags Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint and header replacement.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles south of Highway 14 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Washington High School mold problem persists


ATLANTA -- More than a year after mold problems were first discovered at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, the Atlanta Public School system is still working to fix the problem.

In October 2013, 11Alive first exposed the mold issues. The district held an emergency meeting.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the district had been posting updates for parents on the school's website. In March of this year, those updates stopped. But the mold issues did not.

"We have been doing this for over a year. At some point, APS must make the west side a priority," Washington High School alum Valerie Williams said.

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas has become the first theater chain to decide not to show the upcoming Sony film "The Interview", according to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday evening.

Carmike operates 2,917 screens in 278 theaters over 41 states, including nine theaters in metro Atlanta -- Athens, Cartersville, Canton, Conyers, Newnan, Snellville, Cumming, Hiram and southwest Atlanta.

Sony said earlier in the day Tuesday that they were moving ahead with plans to distribute the controversial comedy on Christmas Day, despite messages from hackers that appeared to threaten violence at theaters showing the film. The threats evoked the memory of 9/11, and suggested that violence of that sort would come to theaters and theater goers as a result of the film's going into wide release on Christmas weekend.

Atlanta Police Department gains 24 new officers

Atlanta Police Department gains 24 new officers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department will graduate Class #237 Tuesday evening.

The class of brand new officers consists of 21 men and three women. All 24 graduates concluded 22 weeks of training at the Atlanta Police Academy -- including arrest techniques, physical fitness and classroom courses -- and 12 weeks of field training with veteran officers.

They will officially become members of the Atlanta Police Department during a ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Atlanta City Hall Atrium. Robin Loudermilk Jr., CEO of the Loudermilk Companies, will be the keynote speaker.

Three of the graduates have military backgrounds, while nine have college degrees, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

(WXIA) -- Drivers are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 20 on Atlanta's west side this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will perform several road projects on I-20 as well as other areas of metro Atlanta. Lane closures and delays are expected.

All work is weather permitting.

This weekend's work by county includes:

Cobb County
* Two northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.
* Two southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Family talks about dog killed in road rage incident


ATLANTA – Atlanta police are searching for a man who fired into a car full of children and killed a family's dog.

A family of five was on their way to do some Black Friday shopping when they stopped at a Family Dollar store on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard. In the parking lot, they got caught in the crossfire of an altercation and Noah, the family's 2-year-old German Shepherd, was hit once in the neck.

Diondra Page said that Noah jumped out of the vehicle and began chasing the shooter, but the dog collapsed and died behind a building.

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