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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.

Gastrointestinal illness hits 81 Emory students


ATLANTA, Ga. -- More than six dozens students at Emory University have experienced gastrointestinal illnesses in the last week.

The illnesses came in a wave, according to the school. Seventy-four students initially reported sickness; an additional seven came forward later. Vomiting is the most common symptom among them.

In an all campus email from Michael Huey, the Executive Director of Emory's Student Health and Counseling Services, the university said it is focusing its investigation around food services.

The person in charge of safety and sanitation on campus will be stationed at the Dobb's Market full time.

All leftover food served earlier this week was isolated and kept for analysis. Health inspectors were on campus Wednesday; they didn't find any issues of concern or infractions.

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.

Fernbank Science Center to hold event for science teachers

Fernbank Science Center to hold event for science teachers

ATLANTA -- On Thursday, Nov. 13, Fernbank Science Center is having a science teacher appreciation night.

If you're a science teacher from anywhere, at any level, the center is welcoming you to come get a quick tour and presentation about what it has to offer.

There will also be door prizes and giveaways of extra teaching materials and supplies.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and the south side

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will work on a number of infrastructure projects on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

Drivers are strongly encouraged to avoid Interstates 20 and 285 on the west side of the city, as well as I-75 south of the Perimeter, if possible.

As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Bartow County
* 2 southbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between one mile south of Emerson-Allatoona Road and two miles north of Glade Road Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for bridge maintenance.

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.

Fernbank Science Center to host compost event

Fernbank Science Center to host compost event

ATLANTA -- This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fernbank Science Center master gardeners are having a composting event.

There are actually two separate events, one of them open to the public and kid friendly, the other a training workshop for gardeners interested in composting, which is also free but which needs to be RSVP'd via "signup genius" website.

Emory investigating reported rape at fraternity house


DECATUR, GA (WXIA) -- Emory University's Intrafraternity Council has suspended all social events in fraternity houses until further notice at the Clifton Road campus after a report of a sexual assault at a fraternity house over the weekend.

The incident happened at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house on Halloween night about 10:30 pm. The incident is under investigation and Emory Police have not yet released an official report.

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According to an email the university sent to its student body, the accuser was a female guest at the house, and was aquainted with with the person she says raped her.