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Man shot in the leg at strip club


ATLANTA -- One person was hurt in a shooting inside a northwest Atlanta strip club Tuesday morning.

It happened shortly before 1 a.m. at Dreams Gentlemen's Club in the 1700 block of Northside Drive NW.

Police said the victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the knee. He reportedly would not provide police with his name or any information about the shooting.

The incident is under investigation.

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

Atlanta-area unemployment drops to 7.3 percent

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate fell seven-tenths of a point in September.

Last month's rate was 7.3 percent, well below August's 8.0 percent. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in September 2013.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in September.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said there were nearly 20,000 fewer unemployed people in Atlanta last month, and companies reported fewer layoffs. Industries that added jobs in September include government; education and health services; construction; and trade and transportation.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest unemployment rate in September, at 5.7 percent. The Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest, at 9.5 percent.

Mattie's Call issued for 63-year-old woman


ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are looking for a 63-year-old woman who disappeared earlier this week.

Evelyn Berry Watson was last seen Wednesday at around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Sewanee Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

She is described as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 165 pounds, with gray or blonde hair and brown eyes. Watson was last seen wearing a navy hooded sweatshirt, gray jogging pants and white Nike tennis shoes. She was also carrying a walker.

Police said Watson suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is also known to experience delusions of grandeur.

Anyone who sees Watson is asked to call 911 or Atlanta police at 404-546-4235.

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

Fulton County offers 2 early voting weekends

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County registered voters will have the opportunity to vote on Saturday and Sunday for the next two weekends.

During the weekend of Oct. 18 -19, seven Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

During the weekend of Oct. 25 – 26, 19 Fulton County locations will be open for early voting.

Fulton County is offering more weekend voting opportunities than any other Georgia County. Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the early voting period, including weekend voting.

“We hope that our expanded dates and locations for early voting will encourage more Fulton County registered voters to cast their ballots,” said Richard L. Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. "Voting early reduces lines on Election Day and is more convenient for voters."

Fulton County Early Voting Locations

Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 31

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.

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at Adamsville Career Center

Fulton County to host Manpower recruitment at Adamsville Career Center

ATLANTA -- The Adamsville Workforce Development Career Center will host an onsite Recruitment in partnership with Manpower on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Manpower is seeking Member Care Agents (Call Center/Banking), Maintenance Mechanics and Forklift Operators. The recruitment is a partnership between Fulton County and Manpower to find qualified employment candidates for available positions.

Police investigate stabbing after pair met on dating app


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A man who was stabbed multiple times is telling Atlanta police that he had just met his attacker on an online dating app.

The victim is going to be okay.

It was three weeks ago – September 22.

The two ended up at the Defoors Glen condominium complex in northwest Atlanta. Sherry Arria had just come home and saw the victim outside, leaning on a neighbor's car.

"And he had the towels on him 'cause he got stabbed," she said -- multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

So what happened?

The man, in his mid 30s, told Atlanta Police he had been on the dating app Tinder and met someone – a man named Cedric. They decided to meet in person at a McDonald's on Barrett Parkway. Then the man drove Cedric to Atlanta, to a friend's condo at Defoors Glen.