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AJC Peachtree Road Race registration ends Thursday

ATLANTA -- Thursday is the last day to register online for a chance to run the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to enter the runners' lottery. Entrants will find other whether they were selected on Monday, Mar. 26.

City Council briefed on Atlanta school closings

City Council briefed on Atlanta school closings

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- It's one of the most emotional issues any parent and child can face...the loss of their local school.

It's happening in school systems all over the metro area and now it's the city of Atlanta's turn.

School closings can also have a tremendous impact on real estate values.

That's one of several reasons why Atlanta City Council members are now involved in the process of closing as many as 13 of the city's 85 schools.

They got a briefing on the redistricting plan from the City School Board and Superintendent Erroll Davis Wednesday afternoon.

They were told it's a simple math problem...too many empty seats.

"A lot of these buildings were built, of course, to support children who were there, in many instances, because of large housing projects which are no longer there; the children are no longer there," explained Superintendent Davis.

Staggering autism numbers in Ga.

One out of every ninety-eight children in Georgia is born with Autism. Fortunately, the world renowned Marcus Autism Center of CHOA is right in our backyard and are making good strides in research and the behavioral treatment of the personality disorder. Watch as we learn how the Autism Center is making a difference.

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Mega Millions rolls to $290M for Friday's drawing

ATLANTA (WXIA) - The Georgia Lottery says after no one matched all the numbers drawn Tuesday night, Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $290 million.

Six players from Georgia won $10,000 in Tuesday's drawing, from Acworth, Americus, Blairsville, Rome, Tennille and Villa Rica. One player in Valdosta was able to boost his $10,000 prize to $40,000 with the Megaplier option.

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The numbers drawn Tuesday night for Mega Millions were 1, 4, 6, 11, 14 and the Mega Ball 30.

A single winner in Friday night's drawing could pocket about $11 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option. A cash option player could win a single payment of about $205 million. Both of those figures are pre-tax amounts.

New program, 'Fulton Justice,' to air on FGTV

New program, 'Fulton Justice,' to air on FGTV

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Television has a new program to educate the public on the justice system.

"Fulton Justice" premiered on Monday and will air during the fourth week of every month. It is produced by the Superior Court of Fulton County with a goal of making residents aware of the judicial resources and information available to them.

Guests on "Fulton Justice" include Fulton County Chief Judge Cynthia Wright and Judge Constance C. Russell. The first episode gave viewers an insider's look into the day-by-day operations of Georgia's busiest court system. Future segments will examine business, accountability and juvenile court.

FGTV is on Comcast channel 21 in Atlanta, channel 23 in north and south Fulton County and channel 26 in College Park and East Point.

Atlanta #15 on "Most Stressful Cities" list

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is #15 on Sperling's BestPlaces 2012 list of the "Most Stressful" U.S. cities. Atlanta's time-consuming commutes were among reasons the city made the list.

Sperling's BestPlaces is a Portland, Oregon-based research firm that specializes in livability rankings. The organization's latest study analyzed a number of factors associated with stress, including commute times, suicide, divorce, and joblessness.

Five Florida cities landed in the top 10, with Tampa earning the title of "Most Stressful City." Other Florida cities on the list are Miami (#3), Jacksonville (#4), Orlando (#6), and West Palm Beach (#10).