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2 arrested in shooting death of UGA student

2 arrested in shooting death of UGA student

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police have made two arrests in the shooting death of a 21-year-old University of Georgia student.

Cormaine Goss, 21, and Andre Ruff, 18, both of Athens, have been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and firearm possession. They were arrested Wednesday night.

Athens-Clarke County police said a preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Min Seok Cho, was shot Tuesday in the Baxter Drive area, where he met with Goss and Ruff to exchange marijuana.

After being shot, Cho was driven by private vehicle to Athens Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. His body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy.

The GBI, Athens-Clarke County police and UGA police are all involved in the investigation.

Questions arise over death of UGA student

Questions arise over death of UGA student

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) – UGA students, and friends of Michael McClary of Decatur, are grieving.

Wednesday night, they held a small memorial at his campus dorm, Reed Hall. And they are asking questions as police investigate McClary's death -- about whether emergency personnel could have and should have reacted faster to try to save his life.

Friends spoke warmly of the 19 year old they called "Big Mike," who always made them laugh. He died in the back seat of a 2002 Lincoln Continental, in UGA's East Campus Parking Deck early Saturday morning, some time after others drove him there from a party they attended Friday night.

UGA student from Decatur passes away

UGA student from Decatur passes away

ATHENS, Ga. -- Campus police are investigating the death of a University of Georgia student who was found unresponsive in a car.

UGA police say 19-year-old Michael McClary of Decatur was in the back seat while returning home after a night out with friends early Saturday morning.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the friends tried to rouse McClary after pulling into an East Campus parking deck and called police at around 2 a.m. Saturday. McClary was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said there were no signs of injury -- foul play, accidental or otherwise.

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

New program to keep pedestrians safe

New program to keep pedestrians safe

ATHENS, GA (WXIA) -- For the next six months the city of Athens will test a program aimed at keeping pedestrians safe.

It involves large orange flags at two busy crosswalks in town.

Solar farm proposed for University of Georgia

Solar farm proposed for University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- The state Board of Regents is expected to vote Tuesday whether to approve a small solar farm proposed by Georgia Power for the University of Georgia campus.

The solar farm, which would have a generating capacity of about 1 megawatt of electric power – enough to power an estimated 125 homes – would belong to Georgia Power, reports the Athens Banner-Herald. The proposed site is seven to 10 acres on South Milledge Avenue.

The project is termed "Solar Tracking Demonstration Project" in documents submitted to the regents.

UGA is not using the property and does not have immediate plans for the property, UGA Vice President for Research David Lee told the Banner-Herald.

Power generated would go to the state's power grid. The farm would benefit UGA researchers and students in engineering and agriculture, who could access the project for "learning opportunities," Lee said.

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

(WXIA) -- The end of the holiday season means the start of another year of construction on metro Atlanta roads and highways.

Next week, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 north in Cobb County if possible. Projects and lane closures in the area are expected to cause delays.

As in 2014, all roadwork is weather permitting.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for the first weekend and full week of the new year.