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Officials identify woman's body found at Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Hall County authorities have confirmed to CBS46 that a body found at Lake Lanier on October 12, 2018 is Madeline Sinagra. The body of Sinagra was found in an area of lake near Vans Tavern Park in Forsyth County near Vans Tavern Road. Hall County authorities began their in

CBS 46 - 2018-10-19 19:02:00

Man gets 25 years for assault on Gainesville police officer

It was the type of sentence the court regretted imposing on a young person, the 21-year-old man awaited the decision, according to Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller.“It will impact your life in a fashion that it will take great effort for you now to recover from,” he said to Marcos Garcia-Tovar.But

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 22:27:00

Country Boy vs. City Girl: Gainesville couple appears on HGTV’s 'House Hunters'

Graham Simmons is opening Foothills Barbecue in the former Big Bear Cafe location on Main Street in midtown. Early plans for the restaurant are to be open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the shop's grand opening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.- photo by Scott Rogers

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 19:26:00

How one homeless Hall County family struggles, and how you can help

Caleb McGaw hugs his mother, Jenny, at Marina Park on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The McGaw family is homeless and has been sleeping at campgrounds since about January while Caleb continues to attend West Hall Middle School.- photo by Austin Steele

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 19:48:00

Special Olympics 2018 State Horse Show kicks off in Gainesville

Gainesville, GA (CBS46) Since 1970, Special Olympics has changed the perception of what an athlete looks like and that competition isn't always about winning but about acceptance. It's something that became clear as CBS46 spent time with the Forsyth County team as they prepare for the state competit

CBS 46 - 2018-10-19 09:04:00

How Gainesville hopes to give pedestrian bridge a purpose

While 2008 plans for a hotel and mid-rise office towers on the southern end of the pedestrian bridge over Jesse Jewell Parkway were never realized, Gainesville city officials are hoping that improving economic conditions can give the property a second chance.That’s why on Tuesday evening, the Gaines

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-17 20:33:00

Suspect killed after firing gun while handcuffed during traffic stop on I-75

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia State Patrol said a man is dead after he managed to fire a weapon hidden in his waistband while handcuffed during a traffic stop on I-75. The bullet hit a trooper in the stomach but his bulletproof vest saved his life, police said. The shooting happened Thursday at

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 22:32:20

Lawyer says Gainesville man didn’t shoot at officers

A Gainesville man accused of firing a gun at a Gainesville police officer is guilty of some crimes but not the more serious charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, his lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Hall County Superior Court.The officer’s vehicle was not hit and “no bullets were ever f


Officers shoot, kill man holding replica machine gun, GBI says

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - The GBI has identified the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Monroe. According to authorities, Mahlon Edward Summerour, 69, was wearing a curtain his clothing and carrying a weapon when police responded to a call about a man carrying a gun. The incident happened arou

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 19:39:56

AJC Fall Dining Guide 2018: Dining along Buford Highway

The goat curry at Nam Phuong.The Cheese ’N Cheese atFood Terminal. Sinaloa-style grilled chicken at El Autentico Sinaloense Pollos Asados. Sambal okra at Mamak. Ceviche from one of the colorful food courts at Plaza Fiesta.Viet-Cajun crustaceans from Crawfish Shack Seafood.The spicy-hot, wowza Yo-yo

MYAJC.COM - 2018-10-19 08:20:00

BREAKING: Buford Highway closed in both directions as crews battle fire

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.- Buford Highway is closed in both directions north of North Druid Hills Rd. as crews battle a massive fire at an apartment complex.Channel 2's Richard Elliotis on the way to the scene where a wall of smoke stretched across the road.Drivers are encouraged to use I-85 as an alternat


3-car crash leaves Georgia woman dead, 3 in hospital, 1 facing DUI charges

A three-vehicle accident in Hall County ended with a woman dead, another woman facing a DUI charge and three people, including a 1-year-old, in the hospital, the Georgia State Patrol said.Angela Riseden, 22, of Oakwood, was making a right turn from Valley Green Drive to Ga. 13 in her Toyota Yaris on


Train strikes truck at Banks/Hall County line

ALTO — Details will be released Thursday of a collision involving a tractor-trailer truck and a freight train south of Alto Wednesday afternoon.Banks County emergency personnel were dispatched to the wreck on Yonah-Homer Road at 4:15 p.m.Banks County Fire/EMS Chief Steve Nichols said no injuries wer

ACCESSWDUN.COM - 2018-10-18 05:11:00

Finally, it feels like fall. Here's 3 ways to revel in it this weekend

Fall color at Tallulah Gorge State Park between Habersham and Rabun Counties. The gorge is one of the best, and most popular, places to take in autumn color.- photo by Scott Rogers

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 15:00:00

Early voting turnout in Hall County more than double 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 6 midterm elections began Monday, and turnout is already high — the Hall County Government Center has been seeing more than double the amount of voters that showed up for the first days of early voting in 2014, the last midterm elections.On Monday, the first day of early vo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-10-18 19:56:00

DeKalb teacher accused of sexually abusing sixth-grader found dead

A DeKalb County School District teacher accused of sexually abusing a middle-school student was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon, police said. Zachary Meadors, 28, of Lawrenceville, was found dead in a vehicle in the 1200 block of Scenic Highway about 5:15


SWAT Standoff Ends With Shootout, Police Fatally Hit Gunman

HALL COUNTY, GA – A SWAT standoff ended Saturday when a man barricaded himself inside his home, before shooting at Hall County deputies and was then fatally shot by deputies in return fire, police say. No deputies or bystanders were injured during the incident.


Mega Millions jackpot jumps to record $970M ahead of Friday drawing

ATLANTA - Feeling lucky? If you can beat the odds, you can win more than a billion dollars by matching all the numbers for Mega Millions and Powerball. On Thursday, the jackpot for Mega Millions jumped to a record $970 million! The Powerball jackpot rolled over to $430 million Thursday morning after

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-10-18 16:56:56

Missing Teacher Accused Of Student Misconduct, Found Dead: Police

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — A missing DeKalb County teacher, who was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student, was found dead late Wednesday, according to Gwinnett County police.

PATCH - 2018-10-18 14:12:57

Softball playoffs: Jefferson, Banks County, Buford advance to Columbus; Lady Falcons, Commerce fall

Buford in Class 5A, Jefferson in Class 3A, and Banks County in Class 2A all advanced to the Elite 8 round of the girls softball tournament with sweeps in the second round Wednesday.

ACCESSWDUN.COM - 2018-10-18 07:01:00