News for Monday, September 26, 2011

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Braves' wild-card hopes suffer another blow

Philadelphia came back to beat Atlanta 4-2 on Monday

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North receiver Chad Scott works way to senior successes

In his senior year, North's Chad Scott is breaking out for the Bulldogs

PREP ROUNDUP: Seniors lead North to win over Peachtree Ridge

A recap of Monday's prep sports action.

Study suggests that fathers are less likely to die of heart problems

Fatherhood may be a kick in the old testosterone, but it may also help keep a man alive. New research suggests that dads are a little less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are.. The study -- by the AARP, the government and several universities --

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Government shutdown averted

WASHINGTON -- Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress finessed a dispute over disaster aid Monday night and advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend.. The breakthrough came hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated it had enough money for disaster relief efforts through Friday. That disclosure

Public mixed over transportaion sales tax

More than 200 turn out to give opinions on transportation list.

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Gwinnett, national gas prices dropping

Gas prices in Gwinnett County and around the country are falling.

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Force re-sign eight for 2012

Arena Football League franchise locks up core of 2011 playoff team

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Gladiators sign pair of young forwards

With less than a week until training camp starts, the Gwinnett Gladiators added two more players to the roster Monday. Forwards Chris Clackson and Shawn Skelly have been signed for the 2011-12 season

Broncos' Gomez, Wolves' Reed get running honors

Brookwood's Gabe Gomez and Wesleyan's Caroline Reed were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Monday.

Moore leads Lynx to WNBA Finals

Collins Hill grad plays big in deciding game of Western Conference finals

Braves designate Young for assignment

Popular player's time with organization like over

Mountain View's Hardy named Falcons' coach of the week

Local GFL team from Parkview also honored

Eagles' England, Bulldogs' Rider make college choices

Local seniors verbal to football programs

Archer athletic program gets sportsmanship award

Archer's high school athletics program has been selected for the Region 8-AAAAA Sportsmanship Award for its actions during the 2010-11 school year. The Tigers will receive the region's honor during the Oct. 14 football game with Central Gwinnett

OFFENSIVE HONOR ROLL

A look at the top offensive performances from the Sept. 23 high school football games.

Smith puts Falcons' offensive line on notice

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Mike Smith, alarmed by the beating quarterback Matt Ryan has taken in the Falcons' first three games, may make changes on his offensive line this week.Smith said Monday he is looking first at the Falcons' scheme and then at the players following Atlanta's 16-13 loss at Tampa

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Collins Hill's Austin Lewis

Lewis keys Eagles' win over Duluth

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OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Archer's Sean Fowler

Fowler's running helps Tigers to win over Berkmar

Public help needed to ID foiled bank robbers

Gwinnett County police are asking for the public's help finding two men that robbed a Lilburn Wells Fargo on Sept. 16.

No charges filed yet in fatal Sugar Hill accident

Police have identified the motorcylist killed during an accident in Sugar Hill over the weekend.

Cops: Reported rape victim actually robber

Two Lilburn women reportedly used sex as a way to gain access to a man's house, later robbing him with a hammer.

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Riverside Elementary students enjoy unique fitness experience

Physical Education Teacher Mike Tontillo says it was pretty dull during his days as an elementary school student in gym class. "When I was a kid, there was one rope hanging from the ceiling and a pull-up bar," said Tontillo, a staff member at Riverside Elementary School. "That was our only chance to gain upper body strength." One might say the simplicity of the gym from Tontillo's childhood helped fuel the future of Riverside's physical education program.

Judge rules in Gwinnett service dispute

Ruling issued in three-year-old court case dividing cities and county

FBI arrests Norcross man in Internet sting

FBI arrests Norcross man for allegedly attempting to meet minor via Internet.

Lawrenceville man seriously hurt in truck explosion

A man was seriously burned when a leaking acetylene tank in his truck exploded.

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GWINNETT GRADS: Locals fuel North Georgia soccer's hot start

From the goalkeeper's vantage point, Kirsten Ross can see the entirety of the soccer field.

Lawrenceville man seriously hurt in truck explosion

LAWRENCEVILLE — Fire investigators have ruled a vehicle fire accidental that seriously burned a man when a leaking acetylene tank in his truck exploded, officials said.

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Judge rules in Gwinnett service dispute

LAWRENCEVILLE — A judge has ruled in the three-year-old service delivery case that has caused a rift between Gwinnett and its cities.

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Riverside Elementary students enjoy unique fitness experience

SUWANEE -- Physical Education Teacher Mike Tontillo thinks it was pretty dull during his days as an elementary school student in gym class.

PREP ROUNDUP: Seniors lead North to win over Peachtree Ridge

SUWANEE -- Seniors Sydney O'Neill and Lacey Najafi helped North Gwinnett to a 12-3 win over Peachtree Ridge on Monday.

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THE BLITZ: Where teams stand at the halfway point of the season

We've reached the halfway point in the season, so I thought this would be a good time see where we stand.