News for Monday, September 24, 2012


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Olazabal, Europeans ready for Ryder Cup defense in Chicago

Americans have lost six of last eight meetings with their rivals

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Falcons rising among NFL's elite

Early-season momentum firmly behind Atlanta entering game with Panthers

Falcons' Abraham arrested Monday night

Defensive end joins Turner for second Atlanta arrest in a week

Peachtree Ridge softball rolls to Senior Night win

Lions win 20th game as Walker keeps her pitching record perfect

Parkview topples Brookwood in Region 8-AAAAAA softball

Robinson powers Panthers' offense with big day

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Wilbanks, Jones speak piece on charter school amendment

During a forum in Peachtree Corners Monday night, Gwinnett County Public Schools' superintendent and speaker tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives presented both sides of a polarizing topic.

Snellville approves urban redevelopment plan

Plan to focus on four areas of the city

Developments scarce in believed self-defense shooting

Police believe resident of Lawrenceville apartment acted in self defense

1 killed, several injured in five-vehicle crash

Gwinnett County police were working a five-vehicle fatal accident on Beaver Ruin Road during Monday's afternoon rush hour.

Few details in murder outside Duluth rental car facility

Victim identified as Hertz employee Monique Marlowe

Loganville man accused of fraud on citizenship form

A Georgia man failed to disclose his work as a Serbian concentration camp guard during the Bosnian War when he applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship, federal prosecutors said

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Investigator: Woman died from buttocks implant

A Georgia woman had little chance of surviving an illegal cosmetic procedure in Mississippi because the silicone-like substance that was injected in her buttocks caused the blood clots that killed her.

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Gwinnett Tech names adjunct instructor of year

Gwinnett Technical College has named Joyce Keith its adjunct instructor of the year.

Public hearing set for SR 13

The Georgia DOT and the city of Buford will have a public hearing in Buford to discuss the proposed widening of state route 13.

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GCPS SAT scores increase

Assessment scores for Gwinnett County Public Schools students increased in 2012 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test as the district continues to top state and national averages.

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Music Midtown a success in second year back

Highlights from this year's Music Midtown festival in Piedmont Park.

Ga. SAT scores rise 7 points, ending 5-year slide

A report shows that the SAT college-entrance exam scores of Georgia high school seniors jumped seven points, even as the national average score dropped two points.

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Apple says more than 5 million iPhone 5s sold

Apple Inc. said Monday that it sold more than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 in the three days since its launch, less than analysts had expected.

Providence volleyball wins Silver Division at county

Storm's victories Saturday come against South, Parkview and Archer

Study: Voting rule changes may deter 10M Hispanics

The combined effects of voter roll purges, demands for proof of citizenship and photo identification requirements in several states may hinder at least 10 million Hispanic citizens.

'Hunger Games' sequel gives boost to Ga. economy

Officials say filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy is expected to provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta.

Police probe possible child abduction attempts

Police in two metro Atlanta counties are seeking clues after two reports of a man who may have tried to entice children into his vehicle.

Georgia shooting range approved for alcohol

An indoor shooting range planned for Powder Springs is going to serve alcohol.

Georgia couple faces more child cruelty charges

A woman and her common-law husband who were convicted in Oconee County of torturing the woman's son will now be prosecuted for crimes against the child in Clarke County.

Fire nearly destroys metro Atlanta strip mall

Fire nearly destroyed a strip mall outside Atlanta. Investigators say that the Sunday morning blaze is considered suspicious.

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'Homeland' and 'Modern Family' win big at Emmys

The terrorism thriller "Homeland" and "Modern Family" were the top winners at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

Cat goes to vet for flea bath but gets euthanized

A Massachusetts woman says her cat went to the veterinarian for a flea bath but was mistakenly put to death.