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Woman killed in Green Street wreck

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Green Street late Monday night, March 19. Gainesville Fire Department Division Chief Keith Smith said one patient was trapped before being transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in critical condition in the wreck. Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Ho

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 06:22:00

Family arrested after bedridden woman found decomposing and crawling with maggots, cockroaches

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- A woman was found alive in her bed, her legs decomposing and covered in maggots and cockroaches. Now, he caretakers are under investigation. On Thursday, March 15, Gwinnett Fire was dispatched to the 4600 block of Pine Tree Circle to an apartment complex for a woman that was uncon

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 19:48:00

SWAT team activated for barricaded person in Buford

Gwinnett Police officers are working the scene of a barricaded person on Tuggle Road near West Rock Quarry Road in Buford. Police sent the notice at noon Tuesday, March 20, and the SWAT team was activated. Gwinnett Police officers are working the scene of a barricaded person on Tuggle Road near West

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 19:20:00

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

Gwinnett County SWAT in stand-off with barricaded person

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett police are in a stand-off with a person who is barricaded inside of a home. SWAT teams were called to Tuggle Road near West Rock Quarry Road outside of Buford, Georgia, Tuesday afternoon. Details on the SWAT situation are limited at this time. 11Alive has a crew on t

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 19:36:00

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

Braselton Highway closed due to wreck that took down power lines

Crews are working to restore power to an area after a wreck took down power lines. (Photo: Gwinnett Police) Crews are working to restore power to an area after a wreck took down power lines. (Photo: Gwinnett Police)

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-19 22:39:00

60 townhomes near Oakwood Elementary School recommended for approval

A proposed 60-townhome development near Oakwood Elementary School was recommended for approval on Monday, March 19, by the Oakwood Planning Commission. The board gave its OK after a 45-minute discussion with the developer, Keith Cook, adding a requirement that 15 overflow parking spaces be added and

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-20 06:30:00

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


Reality Weight Loss Show Winner Says 'Best Gym Ever' Is Nearby

DACULA, GA - Reality weight loss show winner, Jasmine Queen says the best gym ever is Redefined Fitness, located right down the road, in Winder. And she should know. She lost 53 pounds in 14 weeks on ABC's "My Diet is Better Than Yours" and she's keeping the weight off with a customized fitness plan

PATCH - 2018-03-19 16:22:11

Two Dawsonville men arrested after standoff with police

Two Dawsonville men were arrested this afternoon after a standoff with police at a residence near War Hill Park in Dawsonville. According to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson, officers responded to a reported child abuse incident at 67 Sams Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Forsyth County SWAT and Cr

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 04:27:00

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


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


Overturned oxygen truck prompts downtown evacuations

A normally bustling stretch of downtown Dahlonega was barren Sunday morning after an overturned oxygen tanker on Crown Mountain led to the voluntary evacuation of the area and the closure of a stretch of Morrison Moore Parkway and surrounding roads. Patients at Chestatee Regional Hospital and Chelse


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

Patients, staff return to Dahlonega hospital after evacuation

Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega is operating normally after an evacuation early Sunday, March, 18, following a tanker truck accident. "We have been given the OK to safely bring patients and staff back," a Facebook post reads. "All departments of the hospital are back open and operational, i

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-18 21:17:00

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


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


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


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