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Teen accused of setting fire inside school


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- A 15-year-old suspect is accused of breaking into and setting a fire inside his Douglas County high school.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to an alarm at Alexander High School Thursday at around 1 a.m. They found the teen inside and chased him out of the building.

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Man dies after helping co-worker at Douglasville refinery


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. – A man died in a refinery accident after he tried to help a co-worker who went into cardiac arrest.

The accident occurred at the Asphalt Refining and Technology Company on Huey Road Wednesday afternoon. 11Alive's Kevin Rowson said it started when a worker went into cardiac arrest. As he was being helped, a vent was somehow opened, which released hydrogen sulfide gas. One of the workers rendering aid was sprayed in the face by the gas and fell 20 feet off of a platform.

The worker who fell off the platform later died. Three other people were transported to the hospital, including the man who went into cardiac arrest and two others.

Douglas County spokesperson Matthew Kent said, "There is no danger to the public at this time and all the air levels have tested normal."

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I-20 westbound reopens after fatal accident

I-20 westbound reopens after fatal accident

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- Westbound Interstate 20 in Douglas County has reopened after being shut down by a fatal accident.

All lanes were blocked just west of Highway 5. Police said a tractor trailer collided with a passenger car at around 4:45 a.m. One person was killed. No names have been released, pending notification of the victim's next of kin. Douglasville Police have not yet determined whether they will file charges.

For the latest traffic conditions in metro Atlanta, visit 11Alive.com/Traffic.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

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Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

Atlanta
* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Douglasville man captures $488K lottery prize

Douglasville man captures $488K lottery prize

ATLANTA – A Douglasville man is applauding a large windfall from the Georgia Lottery with numbers selected from a Quik Pik. Dan Casteel, 63, matched all five winning numbers from the April 5 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the $488,279 jackpot prize.

Winning numbers from the April 5 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 3-14-33-38-39.

Exxon Food Mart at 5040 Highway 5 in Douglasville sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.

Casteel discovered the results while on the Georgia Lottery’s website. He claimed his prize April 6 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“This is one of the biggest events of my life,” Casteel said.

The lucky winner retired four years ago working in logistics for The Kroger Co. He and his wife have two adult children and four grandchildren.

“At my age, it feels so nice to have a nest egg,” Casteel said.