News for Monday, June 7, 2010

Subscribe

All Stories

Tease photo

Police: Dutchman confesses to killing Lima woman

LIMA, Peru -- Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in U.S. teen Natalee Holloway's 2005 disappearance in Aruba, confesses to killing a young woman in his Lima hotel room last week, a police spokesman says.

Tease photo

Slimmer iPhone with clearer screen due June 24

SAN FRANCISCO -- The next iPhone comes out June 24 and will have a higher-resolution screen, longer battery life and thinner design.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Eagles win passing camp

Led by quarterback Taylor Heinicke, Collins Hill won the Mark Richt Passing League Camp last weekend at the University of Georgia.

Foreigner to play prior to Atlanta race

Atlanta Motor Speedway is already loud with the sound of race cars. Now add rock 'n' roll. The speedway announced on Monday that classic rockers Foreigner will play prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race the night of Sept. 5.

Tease photo

First Class: Gwinnett sports legends bond at inaugural event

Their high school careers were separated by enough time that they never competed against each other, so Matt Stinchcomb and Terry Harvey had some time Sunday afternoon to get acquainted.

Tease photo

Kilcrease, Tide topple Tech

For all the big bats Georgia Tech's baseball teams boast, the Yellow Jackets had no answer for the smallest player on the field in Monday night's championship game of the NCAA Atlanta Regional.

Francoeur on upswing

A month ago, Jeff Francoeur was one of the coldest hitters in the majors. Now he is one of the hottest. It has been that kind of wildly fluctuating season for the Parkview graduate, who had hoped that his first full season with the New York Mets would be a consistent one.

DeShields drafted eighth overall by Astros

The first selections in what is expected to be a fairly big year for players with Gwinnett County ties were made during Monday night's first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Tease photo

Taking flight: Lawrenceville nursery remodels butterfly house

A painted lady butterfly, its wings ablaze with bright orange color, draws nectar from a small white flower.Photo slide show inside

Police ID victim in car crash

Police have identified a 28-year-old Lawrenceville man killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday as Adrian Arias.

Cops: Man, 50, leaps into traffic

A shirtless man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct Thursday, after allegedly jumping in front of several cars trying to merge onto Interstate 85 from Pleasant Hill Road during the after-work rush hour, police said.

Tease photo

Obama says US will bounce back from oil crisis

President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans on Monday that the Gulf Coast would ''bounce back'' from the worst oil spill in the nation's history, but not without time, effort and reimbursement from BP.

Two indicted in murder cases

Grand jurors handed down indictments against two men accused in separate Gwinnett killings from February and 2008.

Tease photo

Wachovia branches prepare for transition to Wells Fargo

The effects of the largest bank merger in U.S. history are starting to make their way into Gwinnett, as county Wachovia branches are preparing for their transition to Wells Fargo.

Lawrenceville City Council adopts same tax millage rate

The Lawrenceville City Council on Monday unanimously voted to keep the 2010 tax millage rate for the city at 2.16 mills even though it would generate less revenue than last year.

North's girls soccer coach thanks Sugar Hill Council for use of park

North Gwinnett girls soccer coach Mark Karen is grateful for his school's first ever state championship last month. Monday, at the Sugar Hill City Council's monthly work session, the team's 10th-year coach thanked council members for what he considered their vital role in the Class AAAAA title.

Tease photo

Storms kill 7 in Midwest

MILLBURY, Ohio -- A mother and her young son and the father of the valedictorian from a high school now in ruins were among seven people killed in a weekend tornado that was Ohio's most powerful in eight years, authorities and relatives said Monday.

Tease photo

NATION IN BRIEF: Search grows for missing Ore. boy

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A widening search for a 7-year-old boy who disappeared from his school entered a fourth day Monday, with sheriff's deputies stopping motorists in the hunt for clues and distributing fliers bearing the picture of the spectacled boy.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Helen Thomas retires after Israel remarks

WASHINGTON -- Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues.

Man says he killed gambling boss because casinos cheat

MAYS LANDING, N.J. -- Mark Magee walked into the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort last year with a grudge and a gun.He believed the casino -- like the 10 others in Atlantic City -- cheats gamblers by electronically manipulating the outcome of table games like roulette and craps. And because of that, he felt, someone needed to die.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Gunmen, bombs kill 11 in Iraq

BAGHDAD -- Bombs and gunmen killed eleven people in a series of attacks in Iraq Monday, including a car bomb that exploded in a Baghdad shopping area.

Tease photo

Police: Gunman kills 4 women but doesn't shoot men

HIALEAH, Fla. -- A gunman shot and killed his wife outside a South Florida restaurant where she worked, then targeted women inside and killed three others before committing suicide, police said Monday.

Driver charged in motorcycle death

SUWANEE -- Police have charged a Suwanee woman in the death of a motorcyclist near a Gwinnett County high school last week.

Cops: Booze likely factor in fatal crash

DACULA -- Police have identified a 28-year-old Lawrenceville man killed in a single-vehicle crash early Sunday as Adrian Arias.

Tease photo

Rose catches, passes Fowler to win Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Justin Rose was looking at a birdie putt on the 16th green while holding a two-stroke lead in the final round of the Memorial Tournament. Then a thunderous roar came from the nearby 15th hole.

Tease photo

Coast Guard says more oil being captured

WASHINGTON -- The man who's overseeing the government's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the cap on the damaged oil well is now keeping up to 462,000 gallons of oil a day from leaking into the Gulf.

Tease photo

With U.S. star Altidore questionable with bum ankle, American look for other options at forward

Jozy Altidore's ankle is still ailing him as the U.S. begins to wonder if he'll be ready for the start of the World Cup this weekend --- or whether it will have to look elsewhere to fill his crucial role.

Thieves try to steal 2nd ATM machine in 2 days

ATLANTA -- Atlanta area thieves seem to want more than the money inside ATMs. They want the whole machine.

Tease photo

Hamlin wins at Pocono -- again

Tempers flare after the race Sunday, but it has nothing to do with Denny Hamlin, who holds off teammate -- and rival -- Kyle Busch to win at Pocono for the fourth time in his career.

Tease photo

Augusta St. golf stuns No. 1 Okla. St. for NCAA title

Augusta State's men's program shocks powerhouse Oklahoma State, winning its first NCAA golf title Sunday in Chattanooga, Tenn., in a dramatic finish on the 19th hole.

G-Braves hit road with win

LAWRENCEVILLE — A lot changed Monday.

North's girls soccer coach thanks Sugar Hill Council for use of park

SUGAR HILL — North Gwinnett girls soccer coach Mark Karen is grateful for his school’s first ever state championship last month. Monday, at the Sugar Hill City Council’s monthly work session, the team’s 10th-year coach thanked council members for what he considered their vital role in the Class AAAAA title.

Photos