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Zagat rates Atlanta's top restaurants

ATLANTA -- The newest list of Atlanta's best restaurants is out.

Bacchanalia, Antico Pizza and Aria topped Zagat's top food list.

Bacchanalia has been at the top of the list since it started in 1996.

It's also one of the region's most popular restaurants, followed by Bone's and again, Antico.

For more ratings and details, visit Zagat.com.

 

Police release sketch of sexual predator, residents unaware

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police released a sketch of a man they believe is responsible for seven sexual assaults in three apartment complexes located in Buckhead and Lindbergh.

But when we went to talk with residents about it, most had never seen the picture. So we made copies and started passing them out. Residents seemed grateful for the update.

"Hopefully it leads to an arrest and gets this guy off the street," said Maribeth Nolan who has lived in Peachtree Park apartments since the first attack in 2009.

According to police, it's been five months since an attack there but the suspect is connected to four incidents spanning more than a year. So there's nothing to say he won't come back. Nolan like many residents we talked with assumed the guy must have been arrested or left the area.

"I didn't even really know there continued to be assaults taking place because the only thing they've notified us of lately is break-ins," Nolan said.

Woman found shot to death in SUV in parking lot

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) -- Police were investigating the shooting death of a woman found in an SUV at a condominium complex Tuesday morning.

Police said the call came in at about 9:45 a.m. from the Villas at Druid Hills condominiums at 3183 Buford Highway. They said a maintenance worker found the woman dead from a gunshot wound inside an SUV.

Detectives said the victim is an adult Hispanic woman, but that there are no suspects or motive for the shooting at this point. Officials said detectives are canvassing the condominium complex as a part of their investigation.

Police release sketch of serial sex assault suspect

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police released a sketch Monday of a man suspected in as many as seven sexual assaults in Buckhead apartment complexes.

The most recent attack happened sometime after 4 a.m. Saturday in an apartment near Lindbergh Drive. The victim told police she awoke to the man fondling her and making suggestive comments.

The suspect also stole a laptop computer from the victim's apartment, according to Atlanta Police Lt. Janet Brady. 

The victim described her attacker as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a dark complexion. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants during the assault.

Temporary ramp on I-285 opens Tuesday

Temporary ramp on I-285 opens Tuesday

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Drivers who get on or off Interstate 285 at Ashford Dunwoody Road should be aware that traffic will shift to a temporary ramp this Tuesday, May 1 to make way for construction.

Access to the road will not be affected by the shift, according to Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) COO David Purcell. The temporary ramp will allow crews to continue working on the I-285 Diverging Diamond Interchange.

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"Traffic will still be able to turn right or left onto Ashford Dunwoody Road from the temporary ramp," Purcell said in a statement.

Hospital CEOs to discuss state of care

Hospital CEOs to discuss state of care

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The chief executives of three major Georgia hospitals are getting together to discuss the future of health care in the state.

The Executive Forum, an outreach program of Mercer University's business school, will host the hospital CEOs on Monday for three panel discussions in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah.

CEOs scheduled to sit on the panel are Tim Stack of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Don Faulk of Central Georgia Health System in Macon and Maggie Gill of Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

Each event will be moderated by Mercer University President William Underwood.

The panel discussions are open only to members of the Executive Forum, not to the general public.

Study shows hunger highest in DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton

ATLANTA -- A new study by Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organiztion, shows 16.9 percent of people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia don't always know where they'll find their next meal.

The numbers are even higher in DeKalb County (20.9 percent), Fulton County (19.5 percent) and Clayton County (23.4 percent).

"Fulton and DeKalb did go up a little bit but certainly not in the increases we've seen in the past," said Bill Bolling, CEO and founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. ACFB is part of the Feeding America network.

Bolling said the ACFB is beginning to see signs of an economic recovery.