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2 arrested for DUI after hitting police car

ATLANTA -- Two drivers were arrested after causing a three-car accident involving an Atlanta police cruiser.

It happened Friday at around 3:15 a.m. on Peachtree Road at Peachtree Battle Avenue in Buckhead.

Atlanta police said the officer was heading south on Peachtree Road right behind a GMC Sierra. A Toyota Corolla pulled out in front of the Sierra and the two cars collided.

The Sierra then sideswiped the officer's cruiser, according to police. The Sierra's driver traveled about a quarter-mile farther south before stopping.

Police said the drivers of both the Corolla and Sierra were suspected of DUI. They were taken into custody. No names have been released.

Nobody was hurt in the accident.

Tower of Talent raises $250K for CHOA

ATLANTA -- The Tower of Talent was held Wednesday night at the Estate in Buckhead.

Tower Package put on the fundraiser, which raised close to $250,000 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Nearly a dozen talented children -- most of them Children's patients who have recovered from transplants, strokes and other illnesses -- took to the stage to sing and dance. Several celebrity judges were also in attendance, including STAR 94's Cindy Simmons, boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Atlanta Alive's own Jaye Watson.

Every child performer was amazing, and the best part was the judges didn't have to pick winners -- all the kids got to perform.

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Shining apples for Atlanta teachers

ATLANTA -- Tuesday night, the Rotary Club of Buckhead thanked teachers in a very "old school" way -- by polishing red apples and getting ready to place them on desks.

The Rotary Club has done this for 41 years. About 100,000 apples later, they are still doing their part to remind teachers of how much they are appreciated for what they do for children.

More than 3,500 apples were polished this week.

"They're delivered tomorrow morning to every Atlanta school, along with our thank you to the teachers," Rotary Club president Elizabeth Gill said.

The apples will be on teachers' desks Wednesday morning.

The Rotary Club has also given more than $125,000 to literacy programs in Atlanta.

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$10M land sale in Buckhead Village threatened by property dispute

Veteran Atlanta developers are caught up in a property dispute involving a more than $10 million real estate deal in the heart of the Buckhead Village.

At stake is the sale of a high-profile site next to the historic Buckhead Theatre.

An affiliate of the The Loudermilk Cos. on Oct. 17 filed a complaint in federal bankruptcy court that claims Rohrig Investments L.P. and its owner George Rohrig is preventing the pending sale of a more than one-acre parking lot near the intersection of Roswell and Peachtree roads.

In August, Houston developer The Hanover Co. had put the site under contract for more than $10 million and just submitted plans to build a 351-unit apartment tower with street-level retail there.

But in its lawsuit, Loudermilk says a former parking agreement with Rohrig now is clouding the property title.

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.

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: