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Police want you to stay far away from the Georgia Dome demolition

We’re just days away from the implosion of the Georgia Dome!

Channel 2’s Nicole Carr went to Vine City where some residents are doing voluntary evacuations ahead of the implosion, which is scheduled for Monday morning.  

Others said they will stay to witness history from their windows. 

WSB-TV is partnering with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority for a LIVE broadcast of the Georgia Dome demolition. WATCH Channel 2 Action News This Morning starting at 4:30 a.m. for LIVE Team 2 Coverage.

"I'm kind of scared because we're really close to it, so I'm kind of scared," resident Taylor Brown said. 

Brown said she will rearrange her day for the demolition. 

"I just asked my boss to come to work late because they're closing down the streets and we won't be able to get out," she said. 

Some people had notices on their front doors warning them about road closures Monday.

Atlanta police said they have an intricate safety plan to keep people far away from the site.

There will be no public viewing area for the demolition. 

"There's absolutely nowhere near the Dome where you can go to watch it, so I recommend that Channel 2 is going to be broadcasting from 4:30 to 7:30 live," APD Special Ops Lt. Gary Harper said. 

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Atlanta police said there will be 52 officers involved in traffic control and security measures for the demolition. 

"The biggest thing we're concerned about, of course, is public safety," Harper said. 

He said officers will direct traffic around an exclusion site from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

"Air quality checks, seismic checks to make sure that any of the underground portions are safe and with the rubble, in the aftermath, we have to make sure the smoke is clear because we have to make it safe for motorists, so we have to make sure that's done. The street sweepers will be through to make sure the dust is cleared off for major thoroughfares," he said.

Harper said it will take about 12 seconds for the Georgia Dome to be reduced to rubble. 

MARTA police officer hit by vehicle, taken to hospital

An off-duty MARTA police officer was hit by a van early Friday evening while working a funeral procession in northwest Atlanta.

The incident happened near the intersection of Fairburn and Thompson roads. 

A witness showed Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant  cellphone video they shot, that showed a chaotic scene as investigators worked to help the officer. 

We're continuing to talk with police to get updates on the officer's condition and the circumstances around the wreck, for the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m.

A van hit the officer, who was on a motorcycle. Video from the scene shows the motorcycle pinned underneath the front of the van. 

Neighbors told Diamant that the driver of the van, John T. Waid, 52, got out of the vehicle after the incident, and they said they made sure the drive did not leave the scene.

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The officer was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital by an ambulance led by a police escort. 

One the witnesses stepped in to apply a tourniquet to his wounds, using a shirt. 

“He was not moving. Blood was shooting out of his leg and I came over there and I took his shirt off and tied it around the officer’s leg. He was just lying there on the ground, not moving,” witness Nicole Lee told Diamant.

Investigators at the scene told Diamant that Lee’s actions may have helped save the officer’s life. 

Police said Waid began fighting with some of the witnesses at the scene. He has been charged interrupting a funeral procession and having an open container of alcohol. 

MARTA has not identified the officer, who remains at Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition. 

Woman carjacked, kidnapped while pumping gas

Police are searching for the people who carjacked and kidnapped a woman at a gas station. 

Iris Cadler said that around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was pumping gas at the Kroger gas station on Highway 138 in Stockbridge. 

She said someone snuck up behind her and covered her face. 

"He said, 'Just come with me. There won't be any problems.' He dragged me around my car to another vehicle and took me away," Cadler said. 

The victim said she gave the kidnappers her ATM card and PIN and they took the keys to her SUV, which had her wallet and phone inside. 

"These were young kids. You could tell they were young by the way they were talking. I said, 'Y'all need to be careful out here. This isn't worth it,'" Cadler said. 

Police said the kidnappers dropped the woman off in southeast Atlanta on McDonough Boulevard. 

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"He let me out and said, 'Lay on your stomach.' I laid on my stomach. I just knew I was going to be shot," Cadler said. 

She said she ran for help and someone at the gas station called 911. 

"I started running down the street trying to wave people down saying, 'Help! Help!' and I understand why people wouldn't stop," Cadler said. 

The victim said she has advice for other women. 

"Don't pump gas by yourself, especially if you're a female. Have somebody with you," she said. 

Cadler said she thinks the kidnappers are desperate with the holidays coming up and they caught her when she wasn't paying attention to her surroundings. 

She said she hopes police find them before they do this to anyone else.

Woman carjacked, kidnapped while pumping gas

Police are searching for the people who carjacked and kidnapped a woman at a gas station. 

Iris Cadler said that around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was pumping gas at the Kroger gas station on Highway 138 in Stockbridge. 

She said someone snuck up behind her and covered her face. 

"He said, 'Just come with me. There won't be any problems.' He dragged me around my car to another vehicle and took me away," Cadler said. 

The victim said she gave the kidnappers her ATM card and PIN and they took the keys to her SUV, which had her wallet and phone inside. 

"These were young kids. You could tell they were young by the way they were talking. I said, 'Y'all need to be careful out here. This isn't worth it,'" Cadler said. 

Police said the kidnappers dropped the woman off in southeast Atlanta on McDonough Boulevard. 

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"He let me out and said, 'Lay on your stomach.' I laid on my stomach. I just knew I was going to be shot," Cadler said. 

She said she ran for help and someone at the gas station called 911. 

"I started running down the street trying to wave people down saying, 'Help! Help!' and I understand why people wouldn't stop," Cadler said. 

The victim said she has advice for other women. 

"Don't pump gas by yourself, especially if you're a female. Have somebody with you," she said. 

Cadler said she thinks the kidnappers are desperate with the holidays coming up and they caught her when she wasn't paying attention to her surroundings. 

She said she hopes police find them before they do this to anyone else.

Car chase ends with crash, pedestrian injured, police say

The driver of a stolen car led police on a chase through southwest Atlanta on Friday, ending with a crash and an injured pedestrian. 

According to police, officers found the stolen car on the 1900 block of Allison Court around 1 p.m. and followed it when it left the area. An officer in an unmarked police vehicle called Georgia State Patrol for help in conducting a traffic stop.

The trooper attempted the traffic stop but the car drove off, authorities said.

Witnesses say the car had to be going about 150 miles per hour through East Point.

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"By the time he got to right here, it's a curve. It's a dead man's curve," a witness told Channel 2's Tom Jones.

Police said the stolen vehicle hit another car near 3000 Stone Road and then came to a stop. Two women passengers were caught but police are still searching for the driver.

Police say they are all believed to be involved in gang activity.

A pedestrian received a leg injury as a result of the accident but it is not clear exactly how the injury happened, police said. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with leg pain and was stable.

Several people in the car hit by the suspect were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Car chase ends with crash, pedestrian injured, police say

The driver of a stolen car led police on a chase through southwest Atlanta on Friday, ending with a crash and an injured pedestrian. 

According to police, officers found the stolen car on the 1900 block of Allison Court around 1 p.m. and followed it when it left the area. An officer in an unmarked police vehicle called Georgia State Patrol for help in conducting a traffic stop.

The trooper attempted the traffic stop but the car drove off, authorities said.

Witnesses say the car had to be going about 150 miles per hour through East Point.

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"By the time he got to right here, it's a curve. It's a dead man's curve," a witness told Channel 2's Tom Jones.

Police said the stolen vehicle hit another car near 3000 Stone Road and then came to a stop. Two women passengers were caught but police are still searching for the driver.

Police say they are all believed to be involved in gang activity.

A pedestrian received a leg injury as a result of the accident but it is not clear exactly how the injury happened, police said. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with leg pain and was stable.

Several people in the car hit by the suspect were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police: UGA student reached 110 mph while Snapchatting chase

A University of Georgia student was arrested early Thursday morning after a high-speed chase in Athens.

According to police, Hunter Ty Wilkerson, 19, reached speeds of 110 mph during the chase before he was eventually taken into custody. They said he was speeding because he had just stolen five traffic signs off the UGA campus.

Athens-Clarke County police got involved when they noticed Wilkerson going 90 mph in a 35-mph zone around 3:30 a.m.

"At that point in itself he's reckless. He's putting lives in danger, to include his own and anyone else who's on the roadway," said Epifanio Rodriguez with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

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Police said the chase began on Milledge Avenue and ended less than 10 minutes later when Wilkerson's truck went airborne.

It crashed into several cars parked in front of the UGA police headquarters on Oconee Street.

Police bodycam video obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows several officers taking the suspect into custody.

Police said Wilkerson was on Snapchat during the chase.

"An officer looks through his phone and sees he was active on social media, Snapchat, and was sending out updates saying that he was in a pursuit with the police officer," Rodriguez said.

Wilkerson faces 25 charges, including fleeing a police officer, DUI and reckless driving.

Cobb’s Jaylen Brown rocks Warriors after learning best friend died

After dominating the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Jaylen Brown’s thoughts were on a lonely lunch table inside Wheeler High School.

The second-year Boston Celtics forward had just played one of the best games his life, 22 points and seven rebounds, having just found out about the death of his best friend.

“He inspired me to come out and play and I played in his spirit,” Brown said about his friend Trevin Steede.

Brown said the circumstances of Steede’s death are still being determined and he declined further comment out of respect for his family, The Associated Press reported.

READ: 10 from Cobb County to watch in college basketball this year

All six feet and four inches of Brown transferred to Wheeler as a freshman. 

“I remember I didn't have any friends,” Brown said. “The first few days I sat at the lunch table by myself — I'm super quiet and didn’t know anybody.”

Steede noticed Brown sitting alone one day and told him he could sit with him. 

READ: What are the biggest high schools in Cobb County?

“Ever since then we’ve been best friends. ... He’s been my brother,” Brown said.

He came out of Wheeler a five-star recruit ranked eighth in the nation by ESPN and first in Georgia. He went on to play at Cal.

The Celtics selected Brown as the third pick of the 2016 draft. They entered the game Thursday on a 13-game winning streak.

After the final buzzer, teammate Kyrie Irving walked over and embraced Brown. “Ky gave me the game ball and said, ‘This one was for Trevin,’ ” Brown said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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These 9 healthy-sounding foods have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut

American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams.

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So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake.

But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt and raisins actually rack up more sugar than you might think. And several options even have more than double the sugar of a Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut.

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Here are 11 foods and drinks with more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut:

Bottle of Naked juice green machine smoothie: 53 grams or about five Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts

¼ cup of Sun Maid raisins: 29 grams or three Krispy Kreme doughnuts

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Chobani blueberry greek yogurt: 15 grams or 1 ½ Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Nature Valley oats and honey crunchy granola bar: 11 grams or about one Krispy Kreme doughnut

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Vitaminwater: up to 32 grams of sugar or about three Krispy Kreme doughnuts

One cup of Motts apple sauce: 22 grams or about 2 Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Odwalla mango protein flavored soy protein shake: 47 grams or about 5 Krispy Kreme doughnuts

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Quaker instant oatmeal in apple cinnamon: 12 grams, a little more sugar than one Krispy Kreme doughnut

Nesquik low fat chocolate milk: 22 grams, or about two Krispy Kreme doughnuts

To learn more about added sugars and your recommended intake, visit heart.org.

This story has been updated. 

Looking for love behind bars? There's an app for that

Move over Match.com, OK Cupid and eHarmony -- there’s a new dating app gaining attention, but not in the way you’d expect.

It’s called Inmate Mingle and helps people behind bars find their “perfect match” on the outside.

Some may call it looking for love in all the wrong places. Others are simply surprised that there's an app for that.

A former inmate talks about the culture of dating behind bars -- how it works, what he’s seen and his warning to you, Monday on Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.

WSB-TV’s Cox Media Group sister station Fox 23 wanted to find out more.

They found other pen pal sites like loveaprisoner.com and paper dolls, but this is the first app providing this service.

On the website, they found some people with gold and platinum status -- men and women who describe their likes and what they're looking for in a relationship with someone on the outside.

Click on the success stories and you'll see people met their "soul mate" or "found someone very special."

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