News for Monday, October 25, 2010


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'Hiccup girl' accused of murder

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A teenage girl who became famous after hiccuping uncontrollably for weeks has been charged with luring a man to a house where he was robbed and fatally shot.

NATION: Drink, not drugs sickened Wash. college students

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- An investigation has determined that a high-alcohol caffeinated drink, not date-rape drugs, sickened Central Washington University students at an off-campus party earlier this month.

WORLD: Haiti official: Outbreak is stabilized

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 people in rural Haiti is stabilizing, health officials said Monday, as aid groups and the government race to prevent it from spreading to the capital's squalid camps of earthquake survivors.

PEOPLE: Johnny Cash memorabilia up for auction

LOS ANGELES -- The man in black will be bringing in some green when Johnny Cash's guitars, costumes, handwritten lyrics and personal belongings go on the auction block.

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Former Gwinnett Chairman Wayne Hill may head Evermore CID

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Former Gwinnett Chairman Wayne Hill could soon head one of the county's community improvement districts.

Off-duty cop praised after shootout at NYC hair salon

NEW YORK -- Feris Jones' make-my-day moment came Saturday evening at a Brooklyn beauty salon.

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Duluth hospice marks 10 years of caring for terminally ill

DULUTH -- In the decade that Peachtree Christian Hospice has served the Gwinnett community, the Duluth facility has cared for more than 5,000 terminally ill patients in their final days.

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Incumbent battles to keep seat in Congress

LAWRENCEVILLE -- In the race for Georgia's District 4 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the only way Liz Carter has been able to square off in debate with Hank Johnson is through animated segments created by Carter's own campaign.

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Teacher of the Year finalist Helfrich: 'I'm completely grateful'

DULUTH -- Jennifer Helfrich says there's no such thing as a typical day in her classroom.

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Girlfriend charged with Duluth arson in Sunday blaze

DULUTH -- A Duluth woman was arrested Sunday on charges she intentionally set fire to a home she shared with her boyfriend while he was inside it, authorities said.

Francoeur, Rangers prep for World Series debut

Just a few days ago, Jeff Francoeur was soaking wet, part of the hysteria in the Texas Rangers’ locker room as the organization celebrated clinching its first World Series trip.

Palmer gets bigger role with Falcons

ATLANTA — Newly elevated to No. 2 in the Falcons’ depth chart at tight end, Michael Palmer had worked on the play all week.

Officials make 200 gram meth bust in Norcross

NORCROSS — A DeKalb County traffic stop led Gwinnett officials to an apparent drug den last week, as they uncovered almost 200 grams of methamphetamine at a Norcross apartment.

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Woman charged in stabbing of mom's boyfriend

NORCROSS — A Norcross woman was arrested Saturday after police say she repeatedly stabbed and sliced her mother’s boyfriend with a box cutter in August.

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Teacher of the Year finalist Helfrich: 'I'm completely grateful'

DULUTH — Jennifer Helfrich says there’s no such thing as a typical day in her classroom.

Braselton getting new traffic light

BRASELTON — Traffic will soon have to wait for the green light at Duncan’s Crossing in Braselton.

Six big-hitting teams head to Columbus

The six Gwinnett County high school softball teams still playing have at least one thing in common — aside from preparing for their classification’s state tournament.