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Security lapse during President Obama's Atlanta trip confirmed


ATLANTA -- The Secret Service's handling of security breaches at the White House put her job in jeopardy, but was the revelation of another embarrassing lapse in security right in Atlanta that likely forced director Julia Pierson to resign.

Pierson resigned as head of the Secret Service on Wednesday, one day after she grilled by lawmakers about the recent security lapses at the White House.

Unemployment up slightly in August

Unemployment up slightly in August

(WXIA) -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate climbed again in August.

The rate was 8.0 percent, up slightly from July's 7.9 percent. It was also 7.9 percent in August 2013.

DeKalb County's preliminary unemployment rate was 8.4 percent last month.

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said despite the rate increase, metro Atlanta added nearly 6,000 jobs in August, mostly in government; education and health services; manufacturing; and construction. Fewer Atlanta-area residents also filed for unemployment insurance in August than in July.

Metro Athens had Georgia's lowest August unemployment rate at 6.4 percent. Metro Dalton's was the highest at 10.7 percent.

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

Same old story: Weekend roadwork on I-285, I-20

(WXIA) -- The weekend will be dry, weather-wise, but with sunshine comes roadwork.

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Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be on several roads throughout metro Atlanta. As always, drivers are asked to be cautious when traveling through work zones.

Look out for workers in these areas:

Cobb County
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.
* Two Inner Loop lanes and one Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign installation.

President: Ebola will get worse before it gets better


ATLANTA -- Calling Ebola a global health and security threat, President Obama said Tuesday he is sending 3,000 troops to Africa to help contain the deadly virus and prevent it from spreading to the United States.

"We have to act fast -- we can't dawdle on this one," Obama said after a briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

While the disease is on the brink of "spiraling out of control" in West Africa, Obama said the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the United States are "extremely low," and will stay that way if the U.S. acts.

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DeKalb names early voting locations

DeKalb names early voting locations

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County residents have plenty of opportunities to vote ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

The county's Board of Registration & Elections has approved several early voting locations, three of which are open on Sunday, Oct. 26.

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They include:

Berean Community Center
2440 Young Road, Stone Mountain
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookhaven City Hall
4362 Peachtree Road NE
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Open Sunday, Oct. 26, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Third Ebola patient arrives for treatment in Atlanta


ATLANTA -- For the third time in just over a month, Emory Hospital will be treating an American with the Ebola virus.

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The patient, who is the fourth American to be brought to the United States with the disease, arrived at Dobbins Reserve Base in Marietta at around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Like Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the patient, who is a male doctor with the World Health Organization, was transported to Emory Hospital. Once there, the patient was helped out of the specially equipped ambulance and walked into the building.

No other information about the patient has been released.