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Rival high school teams honor the memory, legacy, of Coach Dannie Love


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (WXIA) -- Friday night, two high school teams faced each other on a basketball court in DeKalb County, and honored one coach -- Redan High School Coach Dannie Love -- who died suddenly at home, in his sleep, at the age of 44, Monday night.

The teams were playing the first game since Coach Love's death, and both dedicated their seasons to him because he had been a coach at both schools.

The game was a blur, seen through tears for Coach Love.

His wife Monique, his son Cameron, and everyone else in the stands and all the players on the court paid tribute to him.

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Man shot to death in DeKalb home


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A young man was shot to death in a DeKalb County home Tuesday night.

The victim was killed at around 9 p.m. inside a house in the 900 block of Millard Road.

Police have not released the victim's name, but said they believe he was in his late teens or early 20's. No suspects have been arrested and a motive is unclear.

As many as five people, including children, were inside the house when the victim was shot. There were also some pets in the home; DeKalb County Animal Control was called to the scene.

Thieves target F-250 pickup trucks


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- Hotel parking lots are being targeted by car thieves who are after one particular type of pickup truck. In the past six months eight Ford F-250 pickups have been stolen and police believe there is an organized crew behind the thefts.

Police said they have been surprised by the thefts. "The vehicle they are targeting is a little odd," Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said.
"We don't see a lot of these Ford F-250's taken."

Randy Gibson, of Snellville, had his Ford F-250 stolen from a Mall of Georgia parking lot in September. "
Ford is the number one selling truck and they don't lose their value, so I just think they're really good trucks," he said.

School bus overturns in DeKalb County


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A school bus overturned in southern DeKalb County Monday morning.

It happened on Browns Mill Road at Flat Rock Road. The accident also involved a passenger car.

A DeKalb County spokesperson said no children were on the bus when it overturned, and the driver wasn't hurt. Two women in the car were briefly trapped, but were able to get out of the car. The women suffered minor injuries.

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Prosecutors seek death penalty in baby's murder


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced Wednesday he will seek the death penalty for a gang member accused of murdering a baby.

Devin Thomas faces eight felony charges in the May 10 death of 9-month-old KenDarious Edwards Jr. The baby was fatally shot during a home invasion in Stone Mountain. His mother and two other women were seriously injured.

According to the investigation, Thomas and co-defendant Marco Watson are members of the Bloods street gang. They targeted the victims after another Bloods member, Oslushla Smith, murdered Alexis Malone, one of Thomas' associates. Baby KenDarious was Oslushla Smith's nephew.

"This meaningless act ended the life of an innocent child," James said. "Because of the egregious nature of this senseless crime, my office had no choice but to seek the death penalty" against Thomas.

Target closing Lithonia store in February


(WXIA) -- Target announced last week that they were planning to close 11 stores across the nation, including one in Lithonia, on February 1, 2015.

The chain says the decision to close the stores -- which included three stores in Michigan, two in Illinois and one each in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas in addition to the 8109 Mall Parkway store in Lithonia -- was made after careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of the stores.

"All eligible store team members are being offered the option to transfer to other Target stores," the company said in a release. "Team members who choose not to transfer will be offered a separation package."