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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

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

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

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


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

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


Questions surface after school lock-down drill

HIAWASSEE, GA. - On the morning of Wednesday, March 14, 2018, a lock-down training exercise took place at Towns County School at 10:00 a.m. While there was a call for a nationwide walk-out in remembrance of the 17 lives lost on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL,

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

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

Tanker truck wreck forces Georgia hospital to temporarily evacuate

Dahlonega, Ga.-based Chestatee Regional Hospital was forced to evacuate early March 18 after a tanker truck carrying liquid oxygen flipped near the hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The accident occurred when a wheel from the oxygen-filled truck slid off the road, causing the


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Routine SUV rescue ends with driver accused of nearly hitting deputy

All Joshua Seth Chambers had to do was switch seats with his passenger. The 19-year-old Cleveland man had a suspended license and Hall County sheriff's deputies - who had worked an earlier incident involving Chambers - flagged him down to tell him that his 23-year-old female passenger, who had a va


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