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Car goes airborne, crashes into apartment building


ATLANTA -- A car slammed into an apartment building's stairwell in southeast Atlanta Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at the Columbia Peoplestown apartments in the 200 block of Tuskegee Street.

Dispatchers said a Buick was traveling down nearby Vanira Avenue, which dead-ends at Connally Street. The car missed a curve in the road, crashed through a fence and went airborne.

The Buick landed on the awning of the apartment building's stairwell, according to police. By the time officers arrived, the driver and any possible passengers had left the scene.

No one inside the building was hurt in the accident.

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.

Sketch released of home invasion suspect


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have released a sketch of the suspect in a home invasion and sexual assault in Grant Park.

It happened Oct. 9 at around 6:30 a.m. at a house in the area of Park Avenue and Sydney Street.

The 23-year-old victim told police she was asleep on the living room sofa. She woke up to find an unfamiliar man entering a bedroom.

When the victim reached for her phone to call 911, the suspect hit her in the face with his fist and then touched her sexually, according to a police report.

The suspect took the victim's iPad, purse, credit cards and cash before running from the house. He has not been identified; the victim described him as a black man in his mid to late 20's, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. His face was covered with a white T-shirt.

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

Weekend roadwork: Lots of projects on the schedule

(WXIA) -- A major project on a heavily traveled interchange is bound to cause some headaches for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend.

It's just one of several scheduled construction sessions throughout the area. All work is weather permitting.

Crews will be hard at work on the Kennedy Interchange in Cobb County much of the weekend. The Kennedy Interchange is where Interstate 75 meets Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said sign installation will require multiple lane closures on the Outer Loop of I-285 just before the exit ramp to Cobb Parkway and I-75 north. Two right lanes will close at 9 a.m. Saturday; that will expand to three lanes between 11 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Outer Loop traffic will also be paced in the area beginning at around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Other weekend road projects include:

APD adopts transgender interaction policies

APD adopts transgender interaction policies

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department has established new policies for officer interaction with people who are transgender or intersex.

Police Chief George Turner said the policies will go into effect at the end of November, which gives officers time to be trained on them.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called the new policies "another step forward in our efforts to celebrate diversity."

"I commend the Atlanta Police Department for their commitment to equal and respectful treatment of Atlanta's transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals, citizens and visitors," Reed said.

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Some highlights of the new guidelines include:

* Treating transgender/intersex people in a manner appropriate to the gender with which they identify

Missing Maynard Jackson High School student found


ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have found a missing 17-year-old girl.

Dorothy Harden was last seen leaving her school, Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School in southeast Atlanta, on Oct. 2.

Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones announced Monday that Harden had been located.

The Atlanta Police School Detective Unit handled Harden's case.