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Photo Contest Seeks Little Cowboys & Cowgirls

ATLANTA -- Do you have a little cowboy or cowgirl in your home? You can upload their photo on Atlanta MomsLikeMe for the chance to win four premium tickets valued at $410 to see The Professional Bull Riders at the Gwinnett Arena on May 13.

The children in the photo must be shown wearing a cowboy hat or dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl in some fashion.  They also must be age 12 or under. 

RELATED: MY LITTLE COWBOY/COWGIRL CONTEST

The deadline for entries is May 4 at 9 a.m.  All eligible photos will be voted on by registered users of Atlanta MomsLikeMe.  The Grand Prize winner will be named on Wednesday, May 11.

 

 

Devastating Tornado Damage near Hot Springs, Arkansas

Devastating Tornado Damage near Hot Springs, Arkansas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf2G4dADUBA

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Atlanta Storm Chasers arrive on the scene of a devastating tornado that tore through a small neighborhood just north of Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 25th, 2011. At the time of our arrival Police and EMS were nowhere to be found, likely isolated from the city by dozens of downed trees and power lines.

 

There were initial rumors of a trapped woman and small child. After several minutes of trying to find the trapped persons, we realized that there was an oversaturation of attention on these few people and the fact that there were other people likely in need of help. We returned to the other end of the neighborhood where we parked our modified Toyota 4runner and begun to search a handful of houses for trapped survivors.

Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- As homeowners hit by this week's tornadoes take stock of what's left and what's lost, they are looking to the state and federal government for help getting their lives back together.


RELATED: 11Alive to host tornado relief special Friday


"We need some federal money to help with the front-end cost and for the long term for individuals," Gov. Nathan Deal told 11Alive News.


He spoke to the president by phone and sent him a letter requesting federal assistance. "He obviously expressed sympathy to the families that had lost individuals, but also promised that he would have the federal agencies to continue to work with our state agencies."

Getting around this weekend's construction

ATLANTA - Plenty of road construction this weekend across Metro Atlanta, and we've got your alternates so you can get around the backups.

Cobb / Fulton

I-75 NB/SB between 10th/14th Street (Exit 250) and Cumberland Blvd. (Exit 258)
8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 left lanes

Alternate for I-75 Southbound: With this many lanes blocked, an alternate may be necessary. You can take exit 259 and follow to US 41 - Cobb Pkwy. Turn left on Cobb Pkwy. and follow across the river where it becomes Northside Pkwy. Follow Northside Pkwy. across Moores Mill Road where it becomes Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive all the way to 14th or 10th Street.  If traffic gets really bad, take I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound back into Downtown Atlanta.

GWINNETT: Briscoe Field expansion debate heats up

GWINNETT:  Briscoe Field expansion debate heats up

GWINNETT: Hundreds came to a public hearing held by the Board of Commissioners tonight...

Debating the pros and cons of offering commercial flights at the airport, and what that would mean for the community.

Two of the biggest issues.... Property value, and noise levels from adding more flights.

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

DEA ATLANTA hosts 2nd pill takeback event on April 30th

Atlanta, GA --  On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous state and local law enforcement agencies will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  You can bring your medications for disposal to numerous sites across the state and the metro Atlanta area.

LAWRENCEVILLE: Isolated damaged reported in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Isolated damage was reported across Gwinnett County following a round of overnight thunderstorms that moved across the county late Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

"We are very fortunate that the storms broke apart and lessened in intensity as they moved into our area," Gwinnett Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge said in a news release early Thursday morning.

The Gwinnett Fire Department released the following reports of storm damage in the county: