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Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

(WXIA) -- With warmer weather right around the corner, Bruster's is offering free ice cream to anyone brave enough to leave the house in pajamas.

The ice cream shop chain will hold its PJ Day promotion all day on Saturday, Mar. 7. Customers who wear their pajamas to any Bruster's in metro Atlanta will receive a free small waffle cone.

Visit brusters.com for more information.

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New price tag: Braves stadium project to cost $1.1B

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- It's official: the Braves' new stadium and surrounding development will cost more than $1 billion.

A new security filing from Braves owners Liberty allots $672 million for SunTrust Park and $452 million for the surrounding mixed-use development. It adds up to a total cost of above $1.1 billion.

Meanwhile, those in Cobb County are focused on progress. New renderings and construction photos give a clearer vision of how the area all will look by 2017.

"When you can drive by and see where the actual field is gonna be, it's also a strong indicator that we're well on our way to getting this done," said Cobb County Commission chair Tim Lee.

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

(WXIA) -- Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and all Atlanta-area IHOP locations are celebrating by offering free short stacks to customers who support Children's Miracle Network.

Every year, IHOP restaurants raise money for children's hospitals nationwide, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on National Pancake Day. Diners have the option of making a donation in exchange for free buttermilk pancakes.

Reigning Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges stopped by the IHOP in Chamblee Tuesday morning, where she served breakfast and spoke with Children's Miracle Network Champion Sutton Burnett. Other local Miracle Children visited the IHOP restaurants in Peachtree City, Smyrna and Woodstock.

Visit ihoppancakeday.com to find a participating IHOP location near you.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

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Body found in woods near Mableton

Body found in woods near Mableton

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have identified the victim of an apparent homicide in Mableton.

Police say the remains of 35-year-old Alexander Arcides Lara Ayala, of Smyrna, were found in a wooded area along Ivey Road near Vinings Vintage Road. The body was discovered shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The Cobb County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on the remains to determine his cause of death. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said it appeared the victim was murdered.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Cobb County investigators at 770-499-3945.

Bridge to Braves stadium focus of Tuesday vote

Bridge to Braves stadium focus of Tuesday vote

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb officials are expected to vote Tuesday whether to begin negotiations with AECOM Technical Service to design a proposed bridge that would connect the new Atlanta Braves stadium with Cobb Galleria.

The county transportation department estimates the bridge's cost between $6 million to $9 million. It is still unclear how the project would be funded.

County Chairman Tim Lee hinted at a Monday town hall meeting that money to pay for the bridge could come from taxes. Some residents at the meeting questioned the need for the bridge and said they don't want taxes to pay for the project.

Lee declined to say at the meeting which bridge design he prefers.

At a town hall meeting in January, Lee said the bridge might be two levels, with one for pedestrians and one for a shuttle service. Lee has also said the bridge might only accommodate pedestrians.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.