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Suicide threat puts 2 schools on lockdown

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two schools were locked down for much of the afternoon Tuesday after an 18-year-old man threatened to commit suicide in the nearby woods.

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Woman dies after auto collision

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville woman died Saturday after an automobile wreck on Ga Highway 316 near Collins Hill Road, according to the Lawrenceville Police Department.

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5 injured in Lilburn crash

LILBURN -- Five people were injured in a crash this afternoon in Lilburn, including a child who was hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

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Waffle House offers $2,500 bounty

NORCROSS -- Waffle House officials are offering a $2,500 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men with a penchant for robbing "Scattered, Smothered and Covered" havens across metro Atlanta.

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'Burger King Bandit' killed by police in Buckhead

Officials have confirmed that the man shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a Buckhead Burger King Wednesday morning was the so-called "Burger King Bandit," believed to be responsible for multiple restaurant robberies in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area.

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'Burger King Bandit' killed by police in Buckhead

Officials have confirmed that the man shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a Buckhead Burger King Wednesday morning was the so-called “Burger King Bandit,” believed to be responsible for multiple restaurant robberies in Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta area.

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Authorities say suspect shot by cops had active warrants

TUCKER -- Authorities on Tuesday said a man shot twice by police after he allegedly charged at officers with a knife had active warrants.

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3 dead in fatal Barrow County crash

WINDER -- Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed three people in Barrow County.

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Fisherman sees bubbles, finds SUV in Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a fisherman found a sport utility vehicle, which had been reported stolen last year, submerged in Lake Lanier.

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Car crashes into Duluth apartment

Officials are still attempting to determine what caused a vehicle to crash into a Duluth apartment Monday morning.

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Gwinnett police to begin using e-tickets

The "paperwork got lost" excuse is over.Gwinnett police officers will soon use handheld devices to write tickets, using a new technology that is expected to save time and money.

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Car crashes into Duluth apartment

DULUTH — Officials are still attempting to determine what caused a vehicle to crash into a Duluth apartment Monday morning.

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Cops looking for suspect, child in possible kidnapping

Gwinnett County police are asking the public for help locating a woman who may have fled with her young son.

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Hamilton Mill hit by rash of car break-ins

In the first five months of this year, the number of car break-ins within Dacula's sprawling Hamilton Mill subdivision never hit more than one per month.

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Hamilton Mill hit by rash of car break-ins

DACULA — In the first five months of this year, the number of car break-ins within Dacula’s sprawling Hamilton Mill subdivision never hit more than one per month.

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Cops: Man who set teen ablaze found

Police arrested a Woodstock man Tuesday at an extended stay hotel in Norcross who's wanted for allegedly setting a teenager on fire last week in Cherokee County, officials said.

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Dacula couple charged with cruelty to animals

A Dacula couple has been charged with cruelty to animals after officials said they found three malnourished dogs inside a home with "urine and feces spread throughout."

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Teen struck by car, hospitalized

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A teenage boy attempting to cross Sugarloaf Parkway was struck by a car and hospitalized Tuesday evening, police said.

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SWAT call ends in suicide

A domestic clash escalated to a SWAT call and ultimately the suicide of a Buford man Monday morning, officials said.

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Stolen hot air balloon found

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The owners of a hot air balloon reported stolen in Lawrenceville said Wednesday that the aircraft was found in Winder.

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Punk rock band members arrested after graffiti spree

Officials say more charges could come for four Snellville men arrested in connection with a graffiti spree in downtown Lawrenceville.

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Hot air balloon reported stolen

The whereabouts of a hot air balloon are up in the air after the owner of the aviation vehicle reported it stolen Tuesday.

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Woman dies at Stone Mountain Park hotel

Authorities are still interviewing witnesses following the Sunday death of a Milton woman who fell five stories from a hotel at Stone Mountain Park.

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Bones near Dacula were female; ID unclear

Skeletal remains found alongside a winding Dacula road a week ago were those of a white female, Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office authorities said Friday.

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Grenade scare a false alarm

SNELLVILLE -- The Gwinnett police bomb squad responded this week to what one resident thought was a grenade in a creek behind her home.

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Police ID body found at park

The decomposed body found over the weekend at Little Mulberry Park is suspected to be the result of a suicide, officials said.

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Charges lessened in baseball bat melee

Two Gwinnett teens charged with trying to settle a squabble over drugs with a baseball bat caught a break Tuesday when a judge lessened their armed robbery charges, sparing them a mandatory 10 years if convicted.

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Police: Hikers find decomposing body at park

A man hiking with his son Sunday evening found a decomposing body along a trail at Little Mulberry Park.

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Thieves targeting '80s-era pickups

Someone is stealing trucks in southeastern Gwinnett. Not just any trucks. This particular crew, according to police, fancies well-kept 1980s Chevys and GMCs, and is brazen about boosting them.

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Thieves targeting '80s-era pickups

SNELLVILLE — Someone is stealing trucks in southeastern Gwinnett.

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Thursday morning crash kills Buford man

BUFORD — A 29-year-old Buford man died early this morning in a one-vehicle crash near Interstate 85, police said.

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Thursday morning crash kills Buford man

Police say alcohol may have contributed to an early morning crash Thursday that killed a 29-year-old Buford man.

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Father's Day invasion suspects still loose

Every time the doorbell rings at his home, the 2-year-old son of Josh Evans now shouts "bad guy, bad guy," looking for somewhere to hide.

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Driver who struck HERO worker receives multiple citations

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The tractor-trailer that struck a HERO worker in Gwinnett Tuesday afternoon was unfit for the road, officials said.

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Deadly accident caused by driver running red light

DULUTH -- A Duluth woman died from injuries sustained during a six-vehicle accident Tuesday morning after running a red light at a busy intersection, officials said.

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Father's Day invasion suspects still loose

LAWRENCEVILLE — Every time the doorbell rings at his home, the 2-year-old son of Josh Evans now shouts “bad guy, bad guy,” looking for somewhere to hide.

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One dead in accident at Sugarloaf Parkway, Old Peachtree Road

One fatality was reported in a Tuesday afternoon accident at the intersection of two busy Lawrenceville roads.

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HERO worker hurt at I-85 accident site

A HERO worker was injured after being struck by a vehicle along Interstate 85 in Gwinnett on Tuesday afternoon.

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3 bears killed in past 10 days on Ga. roads

GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a black bear was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeast Georgia, the third time in 10 days a bear has died as the result of a collision on Georgia roads.

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Police ID Norcross woman who fatally shot husband, self

NORCROSS — Police are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide near Norcross.

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Police ID Norcross woman who fatally shot husband, self

Police are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide near Norcross.

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Police: Norcross woman fatally shot husband, self

NORCROSS — Gwinnett police say a woman fatally shot her husband and then killed herself.

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Gwinnett man dies in Forsyth crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 53-year-old Norcross man was killed during a Friday morning car accident in southern Forsyth County.

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Body ID'd as missing Lawrenceville man

COVINGTON -- The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.

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Body ID'd as missing Lawrenceville man

COVINGTON — The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.

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4 charged with robbery after high-speed chase

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man and three alleged conspirators are in Gwinnett County Jail after officials said they robbed his female cousin at gunpoint before leading police officers on a high-speed chase.

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Woman, 54, killed in crash Friday near Buford

BUFORD -- A 54-year-old woman died Friday night after the car she was driving slipped off Interstate 85 near Buford, police said.

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Cattle roundup commences after single-vehicle accident on I-85

A tractor-trailer hauling some "30 or 40" cows tipped over in a single-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, officials said, leaving its bovine passengers to wander Interstate 85 northbound near Spout Springs Road.

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Dope suspect runs over, hospitalizes police officer

A Gwinnett County Police Department officer was hospitalized this week after a marijuana suspect reportedly ran him over in a Pontiac.

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Man critical after three-car crash

A man is in critical condition after the jaws of life were used to extricate him from a three-car accident in Braselton on Wednesday morning.

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Clues sought in roadside robbery

Police are asking for public tips to catch three men behind a brazen daylight robbery last week on a Winder roadway.

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Report: Cyclist in fatal crash was carrying pot

NORCROSS -- An Atlanta man who was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday after evading police was carrying several small bags of what appeared to be marijuana, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

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DOT mower propels rock into car, kills woman

LAGRANGE -- Authorities say a woman who had come to Georgia to make a new life after Hurricane Katrina was killed by a rock slung through the windshield of a car.

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Fatal Loganville crash among 15 in state over holiday

LOGANVILLE — The two people killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening in Loganville were among 17 traffic fatalities recorded in the state during the 78-hour holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

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Former police officer accused of abusing position

LILBURN — Lilburn resident Donald Bristol, a former DeKalb County police officer, was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges of aiding others to possess and conceal a stolen vehicle, failing to report a federal felony, unlawfully accessing government computer systems and making false statements.

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2 killed, 5 hurt in crash

LOGANVILLE — Two people died and five others were injured in a crash Monday evening on Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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2 killed, 5 hurt in crash

LOGANVILLE -- Two people died and five others were injured in a crash Monday evening on Ozora Church Road near Ga. Highway 81, the Georgia State Patrol said.

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Snellville bicyclist dies at Stone Mountain Park

STONE MOUNTAIN -- An avid bicyclist from Snellville died after crashing into a barricade at Stone Mountain Park last weekend, authorities said.

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Police: Domestic clash fueled slaying

NORCROSS — Police have charged a Norcross woman with murder in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend Sunday.

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Burned car victim identified

Authorities have identified the body found Friday in a burned car at Lucky Shoals Park.

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Police increase enforcement Saturday night

LAWRENCEVILLE — If you’re driving on Interstate 85, Ga. Highway 316, Ronald Reagan Parkway or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Saturday night, you’ll probably notice more traffic enforcement.

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No charges in child fatality

AUBURN — An errand-running trip ended tragically Wednesday for an Auburn family whose 2-year-old girl was inadvertently run over and killed by her aunt.

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Cops: Snellville woman tied to armored car heists

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett police have implicated a Snellville mother as a conspirator in a string of high-profile armored car robberies, bringing the suspect tally to six in crimes that traversed county lines and left one courier dead.

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Man injured in wreck after allegedly fleeing traffic stop

BUFORD — A Griffin man was injured in a wreck with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser Thursday.

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Details released after cops shoot, kill man

NORCROSS — A 20-year-old man died Thursday, after pulling a gun on a Gwinnett police officer.

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Teen crashes car into animal hospital

Police have cited a Snellville teen who told authorities he feel asleep at the wheel before crashing into a Loganville animal hospital Monday.

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County offers amnesty on unpaid traffic tickets through Thursday

Gwinnett's speed demons and red-light renegades take note: You only have until Thursday to pay outstanding traffic citations penalty-free.

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Man, 24, killed in motorcycle crash

AUBURN — A Bethlehem man was killed when his motorcycle left the road in Auburn Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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Cops seek peeping shutterbug

DULUTH — Police are looking for a camera-wielding peeping Tom near Duluth.

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Police out to keep roads safe

Gwinnett County police officers will be out en masse tonight and into the early hours of 2011, protecting innocent drivers from counterparts that may have celebrated New Year’s Eve a little too hard.

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