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Spring Break Outings Under $10

ATLANTA -- Lots of kids are on Spring Break and if you're staying in town, there is plenty to do without spending a lot of money. Here are three options that are under $10:

If you like animals, head to Noah's Ark in Locust Grove.  It is a sanctuary for wounded and and rescued animals, including some exotic ones.  Noah's Ark also provides emergency long and short term care for children whose parents are in crisis and can't take care of them. There is no admission fee, but since Noah's Ark is a nonprofit they are always in need of donations.  The animal habitat is open from noon to 3 p.m.

APS Superintendent releases final school closure list

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis reduced his recommendation for school closures from 13 to 10 schools in his final list released late Saturday.

RELATED | APS redistricting plan: a tale of two schools

Two schools were added to his initial redistricting and school closing recommendation issued in early March: Towns Elementary School and D.H. Stanton Elementary School.

Public meetings at both schools will be held on Thursday, April 5th and Monday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Storm grate isn't great, causes accident

Buckhead resident Christine Foy typically avoids Lindbergh Drive due to heavy traffic and poor road conditions. But she couldn't avoid facing a dangerous problem after witnessing a motorcycle accident there. The issue was an uneven storm grate that pushed six inches down in to the pavement. So, Christine contacted 11Alive for help and we alerted both the City of Atlanta and the Georgia D.O.T. Within a week or two, Christine says, a repair was made. But, there are other nearby drains with similar issues, so it appears that Commuter Dude has work left to do.

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

ATLANTA - It's spring break and most of the city has run from the beach or the mountains. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and everyone left in the city will be soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city.

Come out to Dad's Garage for live music, games and BACON! The 12th Annual BaconFest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Inman Park theatre. BaconFest! is a celebration chock-ful-of bacon, PBR and Ale Yeah! beer; the event, also, features a silent auction, a wheelchair obstacle course and performances by Darling Norman. Tickets to BaconFest start out at $25 and are on sale to all Atlantans who are 21 and older. BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad's Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C- 101. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. 

Behind the Scenes: "One-man-band" reporting

ATLANTA -- You see our reporters on-air and out in the field all the time.  Many viewers already have an idea of what a typical day is for a reporter, but the roles are changing and there is a new type of journalist emerging.

They're often called MMJs, "one-man-bands," or even backpack journalists, and they wear multiple hats every day.

These reporters shoot, write, and edit all of their stories.  No more large camera crews, just a news junkie and their gear!  It's a look behind the lens that we almost never get to see.

Lionel Moise takes you 'Behind the Scenes,' with Multimedia Journalist Blayne Alexander.

Atlanta breaks another pollen count record

ATLANTA -- Friday marks the 15th consecutive day Atlanta's pollen count has topped 1000, a new record. Friday's figure is 1275, high for mulberry, oak, pine and sycamore trees.

Chaka Khan and Najee take stage for benefit concert

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Join Jazz 91.9 for their 38th Anniversay Benefit Concert which is being headlined by songstress Chaka Khan and jazz saxophonist Najee. 

Khan and Najee will perform hits from their, respective, collections. Proceeds from the concert will be used to "raise awareness and funds for one of Atlanta's oldest non-profit public jazz radio stations." 

The concert will be held on April 4 at the Cobb Energy Center; beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Cobb Energy Center is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. 

Tickets for the event may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.