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Fulton unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in March

Fulton unemployment exceeds Georgia rate in March

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Metro Atlanta decreased to 9.8 percent in March.

This is down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.2 percent in February.

Metro Atlanta's jobless rate was 10.1 percent in March 2010.

"The unemployment rate decreased in Atlanta, as well as in all of the state's other 24 local areas," said State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

Top 5 ways to ward off computer hackers

ATLANTA - It could happen to anyone.

That's the warning from an ex-hacker turned computer security specialist. Gregory Evans spent years hacking computers, tapping into everything from high school grades to corporate business files. Now, he's using his powers for good: trying to keep cyber-crimes from happening to anyone else.

Evans is the CEO of LIGATT Security International in Norcross, a company investigating high-tech crime and working to keep computers secure. He says everyone is susceptible to hackers, but there are some things you can do to help ward them off:

Atlanta teens compete for film festival spot

ATLANTA -- Ten Metro Atlanta teenagers are competing for a shot at the big screen -- from behind the camera.

They were selected from thousands of local 13 to 19 year olds to produce a short film with Sprite Refreshing Films. They're now up against teens in five other cities for a chance to debut their film at a major film festival.

"Having my movie in a film festival would be so far above anything I can fathom," said 16-year-old Miranda Lynch, who attends the Benjamin Franklin Academy on Emory's campus.

The teens had a hand in every part of the production process.

"It was insane because we get there and find out we're going to get to do all this stuff," said 16-year-old Stanley Stewart, who attends McNair High. "Casting, camera operating, sound mixing, everything."

FDA To Delta: You've Got Rats On A Plane.

    Snakes on a plane was the premise of a movie.

   Rats on a plane was the real thing.

   Federal officials say it happened at the end of January, when the FDA inspected a Delta Airlines jet at Hartsfield Jackson International.

   An inspector found evidence of rodent infestation on the craft, specifically waste pellets in the galley area, where the food is kept and prepared.  The inspection also found them on the right aisle of the plane "over seats C3 to C7."  Even more pellets "too numerous to count" were discovered above the galley in the ceiling area.

Launch Your "Weapons of MASS PRODUCTION", on 'A Night Of Inspiration & Art', with Carlton Reed

Launch Your "Weapons of  MASS PRODUCTION", on  'A Night Of Inspiration & Art', with Carlton Reed

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... On Tuesday, April 26th, from 6:00 p.m.

A New Severe T-Storm Watch South of Atlanta

A New Severe T-Storm Watch South of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for parts of west central and southwest Georgia until 10 p.m. Wednesday. 

The watch area mainly covers the region south of a line from La Grange to Macon. 

The 11Alive Weather Information Zone has reports of minor damage in North Georgia from storms that moved through earlier.  Two trees fell in Walker County near Cedar Grove.  We also have a report of a tree down in Ellijay.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (AAC) Hosts 33rd Annual Health Fair & Walk at Greenbriar Mall

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (AAC) Hosts 33rd Annual Health Fair & Walk at Greenbriar Mall

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... On Saturday, April 23rd, the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor its 33rd Annual Health Fair & 7th Annual "From the Heart Walk" at Greenbriar Mall, located at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway S.W.

Warm up for the "From the Heart Walk" begins at 7:30 a.m. The "From the Heart Walk" begins at 8:00 a.m.

The Health Fair will be at Macy’s Court in Greenbriar Mall, from 10:00 a.m.