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Hawks Lou Williams suffers torn ACL

ATLANTA, GA -- Hawks guard Lou Williams experienced a right knee sprain during Atlanta's game last night at Brooklyn. X-rays taken during the game at the Barclays Center were negative. An MRI and examination today by Dr. Michael Bernot at Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta revealed a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"We are extremely disappointed for Lou and our thoughts and support will be with him during his recovery," said President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Danny Ferry. "He has been a complete professional in every sense of the word and know that approach, along with his work ethic, will serve him well in his rehabilitation."


11 Horses rescued from Fulton County farm

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Animal Services and the Georgia Department of Agriculture rescued 11 malnourished horses from a local farm, after accusations of cruelty.  

Officials cited owner Candace Redman of the Heritage Springs Horse Farm located on Butner Road in South Fulton County with 14 counts of "failure to provide humane care".  

Investigators say the horses suffered from infections, malnutrition and a variety of other illnesses due to neglect. 

After several earlier visits this week, the inspectors returned Friday with an impound warrant because owner Redman refused to surrender the horses. 

When they showed up with a caravan of horse trailers and police cars, they had to cut through a locked gate. 

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Winter Storm Warning through Fri. AM

Winter Storm Warning through Fri. AM

ATLANTA (WXIA) - New Counties Added to the Winter Storm Warning

The following counties have been added: Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Bartow, White, Cherokee

CLOSINGS AND DELAYS | School and business weather cancellations

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Flood Watch for parts of metro Atlanta through Wed. morning

Flood Watch for parts of metro Atlanta through Wed. morning

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood watch through Wednesday morning for the northern portion of Georgia from Atlanta northward.

The watch area includes Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Polk, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Barrow, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas and DeKalb counties; and includes the cities of Gainesville, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Carrollton, Douglasville, Rome, Dahlonega, East Point, Decatur, Cartersville and the city of Atlanta.

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Neighbors in John's Creek subdivision victims of border war?

JOHN'S CREEK -- Residents of the Concord Hall subdivision in John's Creek say they have two problems. The first, is trying to turn left out of their neighborhood during peak hours. The second, is the fact that the other half of their four-way intersection lies in Forsyth County.

Three years ago, neighbors say, Forsyth County conducted a traffic study to see if volume was high enough coming in and out of Concord Hall to warrant a traffic signal. It wasn't. 

But neighbors say traffic volume on the other side of the intersection did meet signal warrants, but contend Forsyth County refused to install a signal because their neighborhood has a Fulton County address.

Regardless, three years have passed and the neighborhood has grown. So, they contacted 11Alive to request another traffic study.

How to get a free smoke detector

ATLANTA -- By law, every Georgia home is required to have a working smoke detector, but many metro Atlantans can't afford them. 

If you can't afford a smoke detector, you can request one from your local fire department for free.  First Alert, working with the 11Alive Help Desk, has donated 5,000 of them to insure that every homeowner who needs a smoke alarm gets one.

"If you have a local station down the street, you can reach out to them, or you can call your city or county office and ask for the local fire department," said Glenn Allen, spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.

If your fire department has a smoke detector available, they will come out and install it for you for free. If they do not have them, they will be sent the units for free.