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Man tied up during home invasion shot dead in front of family after trying to escape

The Gwinnett County Police Department's Homicide Unit is currently investigating a homicide on Scholar Drive in Lawrenceville. According to police, there is one male victim. He was found deceased Sunday afternoon at the home after a reported robbery. Police told FOX 5 Atlanta that the victim was tie

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-18 22:18:00

Man found dead in Lawrenceville home after robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident happened on Scholar Drive. More details as they become available. LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Police are investigating a reported robbery in Lawrenceville that left a man dead. The incident

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 00:32:00

Tanker truck accident evacuates hospital in Lumpkin County

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - A tanker truck accident is forcing officials to shut down a road, and evacuate patients at a local hospital. The Lumpkin County sheriff's office told channel 2 action news the truck-- carrying oxygen-- overturned in Dahlonega early Sunday morning. Crews are removing the remaini

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-03-18 12:53:44

Two subjects in custody after standoff with police

Two subjects are in custody after a standoff with police. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said earlier today that Dawson County emergency personnel as well as the Forsyth County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams were involved in a standoff with an individual who had barricaded themselves in a re

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 23:55:00

Athens police find bag of marijuana in safe

A 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after his probation officer found a bag of marijuana on a kitchen counter during an unannounced inspection of the suspect's home off West Broad Street, Athens-Clarke County police said. After police officers arrived, a more thorough search of the home was condu

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-17 12:00:00

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:26:00

Winder man among 76 arrested in connection with multi-state child pornography ring

A total of 76 people, including a Winder man, were arrested for their part in a multi-state child pornography ring, law enforcement officials announced Friday. John Clark Miller, 57, of Winder, a glass company technician, was among those arrested as part of Operation Southern Impact II, a coordina


Horses get loose, block traffic on Atlanta highway

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Atlanta traffic has always been bad, but Saturday morning drivers had to deal with a different kind of "horsepower" on the highway. A small herd of horses decided to take to the streets and ended up blocking traffic on Highway 78 eastbound right near North DeKalb Mall. Police a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:41:00

Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


Athens man scammed for $21K

A 40-year-old Athens man reported that he was scammed out of $21,000 by someone pretending to be a mortgage lender, Athens-Clarke County police said. The man had been in the process of being approved for a home loan and during email exchanges between him and the lender a third party was somehow able

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-17 18:00:00

Two local residents arrested in GBI child porn sting operation

A 46-year-old man from Suwanee and a 17-year-old Lambert High School student have been arrested on separate charges involving the distribution of child pornography and sexual exploitation of children. According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Je


Safety, learning in sights as 4-H kids take on law officers in annual target challenge

Responsible gun ownership and safety were the focus Saturday at the 13th annual Hall County 4-H Cops and Kids Target Challenge at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Officers from both the Hall County Sheriff's Office and Gainesville Police Department joined 11 members of the 4-H Shooting Awareness

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-17 22:50:07

Athens woman injured with tree falls on truck

A 65-year-old Rustwood Drive resident was injured Monday afternoon when a tree that was being cut down by a private contractor alongside the outer loop of the Athens Perimeter near Tallassee Road fell on her pickup truck, Athens-Clarke County police said. The tree crushed the pickup's roof and the w


Forsyth County restaurant inspections: March 9-14

The following are the food service businesses that were inspected by the Forsyth County Environmental Department from March 9-14, 2018. A score of 69 or less is failing. Visit the Forsyth County Public Health Inspection page for a searchable list of food service scores. Hungry Howie's, 5485 Bethelvi


Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa


Tripp Halstead dies at age 7

Tripp Halstead, the Jefferson toddler whose struggle with a traumatic brain injury captivated the state, has died. He was 7. The boy's father Bill Halstead confirmed the death to media outlets Thursday. Tripp was critically injured in 2012 when a tree limb knocked down by high winds fell on his head


Owner seeks relief on office lots

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board earlier this week gave its nod to a proposed retail development that will include two buildings on the site of the former Syfan Landscape Center on Thompson Bridge Road. The City Council will vote on whether to grant the applicant, Paige Pethel, relief on r

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-17 04:40:00

Wedding venue owner wanted by police for allegedly scamming couples out of thousands

SUWANEE, Ga. - Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life. But it can quickly turn into a nightmare if your venue cancels on you and you are out thousands of dollars. More than a dozen police reports have been filed against the owner of Destin Events and Catering, Angelique Kim Tai


Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. - Carlton Gary, aka the Columbus "Stocking Strangler," has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay of execution. Gary's initial appointed hour


School bus bound for newspaper tour hits building

A Gainesville High School bus crashed into the The Times building Friday morning while carrying students set to go on a tour of the newspaper. No students were injured in the low-speed strike. The bus was pulling in from Green Street and while pulling up to the building to park struck a concrete bea