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Home Depot data breach lawsuits rise to 44

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The number of lawsuits facing Home Depot from its data breach has risen to at least 44, the company reported Tuesday.

In its third quarter report, The Home Depot Inc. gave investors an outline of the tsunami of litigation that's rolling toward the home improvement giant related to the data breach.

The company said it believes it's probable that payment card networks will make claims against it:

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Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

3 arrested in Smyrna murder

SMYRNA, Ga. -- Three men have been charged with shooting two people, one fatally, at a Smyrna apartment complex earlier this month.

Walter Vernell Milbourne, 29; Simeon Gashon Moore, 25; and Kevin Nathaniel Robinson, 29, are being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Smyrna police said they are responsible for killing 24-year-old Jamie Adedra Moore, who was shot in the head Nov. 12 at the Mission Galleria Apartments in the 1700 block of Lincoln Trace Circle. Moore was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

A second victim, 28-year-old Jamie Philip Milton, was grazed by a bullet and treated at the scene.

The three suspects have been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and intent to distribute marijuana, all felonies. Simeon Moore was also charged with felony fleeing and attempting to elude.

Disabled men found living in 'deplorable' conditions

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County police are investigating a case of alleged abuse involving three disabled men who were found locked away in the basement of a Smyrna home.

Authorities said the men were malnourished and described the conditions they were living as "deplorable." The men's ages ranged from 48 to 50.

"They had no running water, they had no heat," said Officer Mike Bowman of the Cobb County Police Department.

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Dashcam video from police chase released

COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – Police have released dashcam video of Wednesday's car chase through Cobb County.


It happened after three men raced off from the scene of a fatal shooting.

The video begins with sirens blaring from Smyrna Police.

The patrol car was called to action after a double shooting on Lincoln Trace Road on Wednesday.

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

MedZed expands service area into Cobb, north Fulton

(WXIA) -- MedZed, an innovative at-home pediatric care service in the Atlanta area, announced its expansion into Cobb and North Fulton Counties. MedZed’s growing business in Atlanta neighborhoods provides parents with an alternative after-hours healthcare option in the comfort of their home. With rapid growth in the Atlanta area, MedZed’s team has expanded its service area to include larger patient populations outside of the perimeter.  The new service area includes Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Vinings, Smyrna, Marietta, Kennesaw, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, East Cobb, Morningside, Druid Hills, Midtown, Decatur and Johns Creek.

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.