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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

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

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

BREAKING: Athens at risk for severe storms, tornadoes

Athens-Clarke County is included in a list of counties in north and central Georgia that are at risk for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail this evening, according to the National Weather Service update at 1:30 p.m. on March 19. North and central Georgia are at risk for isolated to scattered t

RED AND BLACK - 2018-03-19 19:52:00

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

2 Athens-area men ensnared in child porn sting

Two Athens-area men were recently arrested during a multi-state law enforcement operation that targeted offenders who sexually exploited children over the internet. A two-month, multi-jurisdictional investigation called "Operation Southern Impact II" last week resulted in 76 arrests across eight sta

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-19 20:48:57

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

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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


Felon arrested on gun charge in Athens

A convicted felon was arrested Friday night during a traffic stop in which a loaded gun was found in the car in which he was a passenger, Athens-Clarke County police said. The car was stopped for running a stop sign at Old Hull Road and the inner loop of the Athens Perimeter and the vehicle was sear


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