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Rough Petco groomer caught on video, now unemployed

Rough Petco groomer caught on video, now unemployed

ATLANTA-- A groomer caught on cell phone video rough handling a dog is no longer employed at Petco.

The store on Roswell Road in Buckhead is like many others in the retail chain. It features a grooming station where the public can watch dogs getting bathed and clipped.

On March 1, a Decatur woman says she pulled up in her car and noticed the groomer treating a black dog roughly. She started recording it on her phone to document the incident.

The video shows the dog try to back away, and the groomer yank on its leg at least three times.

The woman stopped taping and went in to report to the manager, who told her he would speak to the employee.

She put the video on Facebook, and tagged Petco. It's gotten more than 1300 shares and comments in two days.

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

Citizens’ University to kick off for 11th year

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Citizens’ University begins April 2 for the 11th consecutive year.

The 12-week intensive training program provides citizens with a close-up view of how their local government works. Participants can gain a better understanding of County government, the available services and the role of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Commissioner Joan Garner, District 4, has taken the lead in continuing Citizens’ University, which is an initiative originally led by former Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards.

Citizens’ University students learn how laws are proposed, passed and amended and they personally interact with key management personnel. Participants are urged to take what they learn back to their communities to strengthen ties between communities and their government and encourage more collaboration to enhance the quality of life in Fulton County.

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.

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

The defense rested its case in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial on Tuesday.

Judge Jerry Baxter announced closing arguments will begin on March 19.

Jurors have listened to testimony for six months now. The trial began back in August 2014.

Twelve former APS educators are accused of cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

Burglar surprises woman in NE Atlanta

Burglar surprises woman in NE Atlanta

ATLANTA – Police are searching for a burglar who surprised a woman in northeast Atlanta early Monday.

Officer say the woman came home to her apartment on Bell at Cheshire Bridge and was inside for about an hour, when a man dressed all in black suddenly ran out of one of the bedrooms and pushed her down.

The woman was apparently unharmed.

The burglar got away empty-handed.

Catalytic converter thefts rising again.


In the time it takes you to read this story,
a good thief armed with the right tools can get under your car and steal your car's catalytic converter.

You'll know it, because your car will suddenly sound like a motorcycle. And that's when you'll end up in the auto repair shop, facing a huge bill.

"Most vehicles you'll find at least one catalytic converter," said Jose Azcuy of Buckhead Mufflers. "Many vehicles have multiple converters."

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Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.