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Multiple car break-ins reported in Athens

Multiple car break-ins reported in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police are investigating a rash of car break-ins that occurred Saturday.

The first incident happened between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the 1000 block of Gaines School Road. The victim told police that someone smashed her car window while she was in a nearby restaurant eating dinner with her family.

While the car was locked, the victim accidentally left her purse on the front passenger side floorboard, where it was clearly visible. Someone stole the purse, which contained the victim's identification, credit cards, gift cards, checks, cash, electronics and prescription medication.

The second break-in happened in the 1500 block of Oglethorpe Avenue between 7:30 p.m. and 9:10 p.m., again while the victim was eating dinner at a restaurant. Someone smashed the rear driver's side window and took a GPS device.

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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

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* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

(WXIA) -- Wednesday, Jan. 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. All Atlanta-area J. Christopher's restaurants will celebrate the beloved holiday with a special on the chain's signature Blueberry Crunchcakes.

From Jan. 26-30, J. Christopher's will offer a short stack of Blueberry Crunchcakes for only $5.

Blueberry Crunchcakes are blueberry pancakes topped with fortified granola and more blueberries.

Visit jchristophers.com to find a location.

Third person arrested in UGA student's death

Third person arrested in UGA student's death

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police have arrested a third person in the shooting death of a University of Georgia student.

Lucas Amsler Raposo, 20, was taken into custody Wednesday morning. He is charged with felony murder, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Investigators believe Raposo accompanied 21-year-old Min Seok Cho to the Baxter Drive area to exchange marijuana on Jan. 13. The pair got into an argument with two suspects, who shot Cho. The victim later died at Athens Regional Medical Center.

The suspects, Cormaine Goss and Andre Ruff, were arrested a day after the shooting. They have been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession.

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Police: Athens suspects are reoffenders

Police: Athens suspects are reoffenders

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two men out on probation have been rearrested for similar crimes in Athens in unrelated incidents, authorities said.

11Alive has learned the man charged with raping a teenager in Athens was just months into an 11-year probation sentence when the attack occurred.

Jeffrey Maurice Jones, 33, was taken into custody Tuesday.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, Jones lured his victim to a Clarke County home and assaulted a teenage girl. After the attack, Jones cut off his ankle monitor and left the area.

"We praise and applaud our victim for coming forward. She very likely kept others from being victimized," Athens-Clarke County Police Major Marc Sizemore said.

He was arrested by U.S. Marshals, who worked with Athens-Clarke County police, state probation officials and the Clarke County Sheriff's Department to track him down.

Skeletal remains found in 1988 identified

Skeletal remains found in 1988 identified

OGLETHORPE COUNTY, Ga -- The GBI has 56 cases of unidentified remains on its website. Now there are 55 after remains found more than 27 years ago were finally identified as a Norfolk, VA woman.

The skeletal remains were found in a swampy area in Oglethorpe County in March of 1988. Until now the GBI had no identification, only a facial reconstruction from the skull done by now retired GBI forensic sketch artist Marla Lawson.

Valentine's Day donuts return at Krispy Kreme

Valentine's Day donuts return at Krispy Kreme

(WXIA) -- Atlanta-area Krispy Kreme donut shops will celebrate Valentine's Day with five limited edition pastries.

The new donuts will be available Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 15. They include a sprinkled heart, a chocolate iced heart, donuts in X and O shapes, and the new Luv Bug, a creme-filled donut topped with red and chocolate icing and a sugar ladybug face.

Visit krispykreme.com for more information and to find a location.