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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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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.

Hall County Fire warns of possible scam

Hall County Fire warns of possible scam

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County residents are asked to be wary of a person pretending to collect money for the county's fire department.

The scammer has called or visited a number of homes and businesses, asking for donations to Hall County Fire Services. Whenever residents question the collection, the scammer becomes rude and aggressive, according to Hall County Interim Deputy Fire Chief Chad Black.

Black added that the fire department only solicits funds during its annual Boot Drive for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

"We are disturbed that someone would misrepresent us in this way, and we urge all citizens to be wary of this person or persons," Black said in a statement.

Anyone who may have been visited by the possible scammer is urged to call the Hall County Sheriff's Office at 770-536-8812.

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Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

Race this weekend: King's Hawaiian

OAKWOOD, Ga. -- King's Hawaiian will hold a 5K fundraiser for Lanier Technical College this weekend.

The King's Hawaiian 5K will be Saturday, Feb. 28 on the Oakwood college's campus. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., a mile fun run will start at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m.

The course will loop the campus twice. All runners will receive T-shirts, while prizes will be given to the top finishers, top masters finishers and top two runners in each age group.

After the race, runners will be treated to refreshments, including King's Hawaiian products.

Registration is $30. Money raised by the race will benefit the Lanier Technical College Foundation.

Visit laniertech.edu for more information and to sign up. The college is located at 2990 Landrum Education Drive.

Ex-Habersham County deputy shot ex-wife, boyfriend

Ex-Habersham County deputy shot ex-wife, boyfriend

HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. -- More details have been released about the man accused of shooting the Habersham County sheriff and a deputy over the weekend.

In a Monday afternoon news conference, GBI Deputy of Investigations Rusty Andrews gave a timeline of what happened Sunday.

Sheriff Joey Terrell, Deputy William Zigan and another deputy responded to a domestic call in Clarkesville at around 7:30 p.m. The suspect's 16-year-old daughter called police from a nearby store. She told 911 operators that she escaped from the home.

As the sheriff officials drove to the residence, they saw a Ford Crown Victoria approaching them. The Crown Victoria turned into a yard and spun out. A man, believed to be former sheriff's office employee Anthony Giaquinta, got out of the vehicle.

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.