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92-year-old woman unfazed by storm despite fallen tree


ROSWELL, GA (WXIA) -- A storm blasted Soft Pine Trail in Roswell Monday afternoon with an inch of rain and marbles of hail – and one fallen tree.

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The tree landed on the house of 92-year-old Yolanda Rossi.

"I heard the weather was going to be bad, but not that it was going to be that bad," she said. "I'm OK, but you know, the nerves."

The tree took a corner of her living room.

Teen driver killed in Roswell crash


ROSWELL, Ga. -- An 18-year-old woman was killed in a two-car accident in Roswell over the weekend.

The wreck happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Pine Grove Road at Knoll Terrace, near the entrance to the Parc at Pine Grove Bluff subdivision.

Investigators said Christina Marie Wenke turned left onto Pine Grove Road from Knoll Terrace, where her Honda Accord was struck on the driver's side door by a Nissan pick-up truck. The truck then went down an embankment and hit a tree.

Wenke was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver, 17-year-old Ernesto Resendez-Gomez, was taken to North Fulton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is under investigation.

Wigwam Fest aims to become next big Atlanta festival

Wigwam Fest aims to become next big Atlanta festival

ROSWELL, Ga. -- At the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, the next three Sundays will be home to the Wigwam Fest. If Jennifer Lingvall has her way, the word 'wigwam' will become like Dogwood or Music Midtown -- a crowd-drawing festival of a different sort, where you can do and try everything.

"Some of the classes include yoga, stand up paddle boarding, clean eating chefs, inspirational speakers," Lingvall said.

Lingvall was a busy event planner in Atlanta. "I worked on festivals and events, more like the raging drinking kind," she said, laughing.

That was until 2012, when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at the age of 31.

"My cancer was very aggressive. On the three grades, I was grade three and off the charts. In addition to eight rounds of chemo and a double mastectomy, I did everything under the sun," she said.

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.

Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

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.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.