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Winder man dies after being ejected from van during wreck

A 47-year-old Winder man died early Monday morning after being ejected from his van, which he had lost control of as he tried to round a curve, police said. At about 3:45 a.m., Shawn Strackbein was driving his white GMC Safari on Langford Road near Corner Oak Drive in unincorporated Norcross when tr


Unborn baby killed in head-on crash caused by man possibly driving drunk: Police

DACULA, Ga. — An expecting mother lost her unborn child in a head-on collision Sunday. Gwinnett County Police were called to Winder Highway near Franklin Drive in Dacula around 8 p.m.


Gwinnett Police seek public’s help in double homicide of two Winder residents

The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information in a shooting incident in Peachtree Corners on March 21, 2019, that resulted in the death of two Winder residents. Billy Roy Thurman, 25, and William Thurman, 17, were shot dead and a third victim, Beonka Thurman,


Small plane crashes near Georgia home killing pilot

CALHOUN, Ga. (WSB) - A pilot died in a small plane crash in north Georgia over the weekend leaving neighbors stunned. The plane went down shortly after takeoff Saturday afternoon in Gordon County, about an hour north of Marietta.


UPDATE: Brothers killed, cousin injured in laundry room shooting at Gwinnett apartments

Two brothers were killed and their cousin was wounded early Thursday morning when someone opened fire in a laundry room at a Gwinnet County apartment complex, police said. The Winder family was visiting a relative at the Park at Peachtree Corners Apartments in the 3300 block of Peachtree Corners Cir


Big Things Poppin’: T.I. Recognized By Georgia Senate For His Philanthropy Efforts

For his positive impact on his native city of Atlanta, T.I. was recently given his proppers by state government officials. The Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor was honored at the Georgia State Capitol last Friday.


City of Winder has current job postings

The City of Winder has current job postings. Click or tap on the relevant link for more information. Editor’s Note: These job postings were found on the City of Winder Career website on March 18, 2109. Please note they could be removed at any time due to the positions being filled.


Transgender Georgia Teen Denied Prom King Nom

HALL CO, Ga. – When a Georgia high school student named Dex Frier was nominated for prom king by his peers, he was ecstatic. “I was jumping up and down. Me and my best friend were losing our minds, we were so excited,” Frier told CBS affiliate WGCL. That excitement, however, was short-lived.


Fire destroys family's home in Walton County

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A family was able to escape a house-destroying fire Sunday night in Walton County. According to Walton County Fire Rescue, crews were called to a home on the 2300 block of Bobway Trail in unincorporated Walton County around 11 p.m. on Sunday.


Missing Gwinnett disabled man found weeks after mom charged with scam

A man described by police as “mentally disabled” has been found safe with family after being missing for weeks, Gwinnett County police said. The man’s mother, Yvonne Longmire, had been arrested for allegedly using another man to pose as her son, Lee Earnest Longmire, in an attempt to gain control of


Single-vehicle accident claims man's life in Gwinnett County

NORCROSS (CBS46) A man from Winder was killed in a fatal single-vehicle accident early Monday morning in unincorporated Norcross, Gwinnett County Police said. Shawn Strackbein, 47, was driving westbound on Langford Road near Corner Oak Drive when he lost control of his GMC Safari while navigating a

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Police locate missing man who was nearly bilked out of $200,000 by own mother

Lawrenceville, GA (CBS46) Police have located a missing man who was nearly bilked out of $200,000 by his own mother. Lee Earnest Longmire, 20, was found by police on Friday. Because of an ongoing investigation, details surrounding where he was found have not been disclosed.

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Atlanta child murders: Georgia officials retesting 22 cases; Wayne Williams jailed for crimes

Atlanta officials announced they are reopening 22 cases related to the decades old murders of African-American children and young adults. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police Chief Erica Shields announced they were taking another look at the cases. At least 28 children, teens and adults wer


Man goes missing in Braselton area

ATLANTA — Jackson County authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man. 49-year-old Bahadir Tunctan went missing in the Braselton area Friday, March 22nd around 8:00 a.m., according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.


Walmart Distribution Center in Monroe hiring

The Walmart Distribution Center in Monroe has current job postings. Click or tap on the relevant link for more information. Editor’s Note: These job postings were found on the Walmart Career website. Please note they could be removed at any time due to the positions being filled.


Middle school student arrested for making bomb threats through hacked Instagram account

SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — A sixth grader is behind the multiple social media threats made against the Spalding Co. school system over the last few weeks, according to Spalding Co. officials.


Gay lawmaker chatting on phone, cruising alone in HOV

State Rep. Sam Park got a dose of social media justice after being spotted violating Georgia’s ban on holding your cell phone while driving – all while driving alone in an HOV lane.


Atlanta’s home prices are soaring. Can a new model keep some affordable forever?

In 2011, Fayette County resident Jenelle Harris wanted to buy a home closer to her job as an Atlanta Public Schools teacher, but she didn’t make enough money to buy in the quickly gentrifying east side of Atlanta. Then, she heard about a new program through the Atlanta Land Trust that would let her


Handel launches comeback bid with vow to fight against ‘Pelosi agenda’

Handel’s new spot hit on many of the same issues she ran on last year: the strength of the economy under GOP leadership, supporting the military and fighting the opioid crisis and human trafficking. She also raised alarms about some of the policy overhauls being championed by newly-emboldened progre


Police: Exploited man with special needs found safe

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A man with mental disabilities who was reported missing after police said his mom tried to scam him out of his trust fund has been found safe.