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Police: NY juveniles suspected in fake 911 call

Police: NY juveniles suspected in fake 911 call

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Authorities have say two juveniles in New York are suspected of triggering a SWAT team response in Peachtree City.

On Friday, a SWAT team responded to a call of a person saying that he had shot his mother, tied up his father and brother, and was going to shoot the police upon their arrival.

After several hours, police realized the call was fake -- another dangerous instance of the practice known as "swatting."

"The dispatcher reported shots in the background which made officers very, very concerned and we had to deploy resources appropriately," said Lt. Mark Brown of the Peachtree City Police Department.

Investigators were able to track the call to an apartment in the Bronx, N.Y., and found two juvenile suspects. New York Police Department Detectives were notified and are now interviewing the juveniles.

Peachtree City hit by car, air-lifted to hospital


PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Police are investigating a collision that sent a teenager to the hospital.

It happened at Highway 54 and Peachtree Pkwy. Friday afternoon, a teen was hit by a vehicle in the busy intersection. Police tell 11Alive News the teen has been transported to the hospital by rescue helicopter.


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Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

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

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

(WXIA) -- With warmer weather right around the corner, Bruster's is offering free ice cream to anyone brave enough to leave the house in pajamas.

The ice cream shop chain will hold its PJ Day promotion all day on Saturday, Mar. 7. Customers who wear their pajamas to any Bruster's in metro Atlanta will receive a free small waffle cone.

Visit brusters.com for more information.

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

(WXIA) -- Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and all Atlanta-area IHOP locations are celebrating by offering free short stacks to customers who support Children's Miracle Network.

Every year, IHOP restaurants raise money for children's hospitals nationwide, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on National Pancake Day. Diners have the option of making a donation in exchange for free buttermilk pancakes.

Reigning Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges stopped by the IHOP in Chamblee Tuesday morning, where she served breakfast and spoke with Children's Miracle Network Champion Sutton Burnett. Other local Miracle Children visited the IHOP restaurants in Peachtree City, Smyrna and Woodstock.

Visit ihoppancakeday.com to find a participating IHOP location near you.

World Gym car break-in suspect identified

World Gym car break-in suspect identified

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Police have identified the man accused of breaking into cars at a health club in Peachtree City.

Moses Miller, 35, of Montgomery, Ala., is the suspect in a series of robberies that occurred over the weekend at World Gym on Commerce Drive.

Peachtree City Police said they deployed surveillance cameras in the gym's parking lot. Almost immediately, they obtained footage of the suspect's car and of the man trying to commit more thefts.

Investigators used the car's registration to identify Miller. He is wanted on multiple counts of felony entering auto.

Peachtree City Police would like to remind residents to remove valuables from their cars or keep them out of sight.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.