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Josh Green

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Norcross police confronting cultural barriers

Faced with a spike in robberies, Norcross police are determined to gain the trust of their large Hispanic population. Doing so, they say, would improve safety for everyone.

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Double-amputee soldier reflects on war, patriotism and life

Since his combat injuries suffered a year ago, U.S. Army Cpl. Samuel Walley dreamed about his hometown return, which concluded this week.

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Shelter offers refuge for Gwinnett youth

For 25 years, Gwinnett Children's Shelter has offered a unique sanctuary for neglected kids. But most people don't know it exists.

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Local brothers become kings of the popsicle world

Here's the story of how two laidback brothers from Snellville built Georgia's coolest upstart business -- on a stick

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Lawsuit lingers in ’08 shooting

This month marks five years since Fulton County police Cpl. Paul Phillips parked his cruiser on a Sugar Hill road to assist a distressed motorist, only to be shot — on purpose — by another police officer.

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Disney nut bids adieu to unique home

For owner, building Duluth's 'Haunted Mansion' was a dream realized, and selling is bittersweet.

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Volunteers rally around war veteran

In an extraordinary show of support, 40 volunteers are building an apartment for a Winder soldier who lost his arm and leg to war.

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Attorney: Father of slain boy to admit role in cocaine enterprise

Nick Jackson's attorney said a deal has been reached with federal prosecutors, and other charges of drug trafficking and money laundering may be dismissed.

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Lawrenceville High class of '49 still upholds memory lane

It's been 63 years since the Lawrenceville High Class of 1949 graduated, but a small group still gathers monthly to eat, talk and remember times gone by.

Fire Officials: Time change should signal smoke-detector battery change, too

Barrow officials remind citizens that time change should mean smoke-detector battery change, too.

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Hundreds vie in lingerie football tryouts

More than 300 women turned out Saturday for Lingerie Football League tryouts in Fairburn. The Atlanta Steam franchise will play in Duluth, beginning next year.

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GREEN: Thanks for five fruitful years, Gwinnett

My inbox at the newspaper contains emails from people who are dead.. I wouldn't say this type of communique is disturbing as much as it is peculiar. The emails seem to have the potential for continued interaction; the voices feel alive.

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Ex-Gwinnett football star charged with DUI

Former UGA running back and Gwinnett prep star charged with DUI and other traffic offense in Gwinnett County, police say.

Official: Arson fire scorches trailer

Fire that scorched Auburn trailer overnight is declared and act of arson, officials say.

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School officer hit by vehicle in foot chase

The school resource officer, who was not immediately identified, was involved in a foot chase with a suspect that originated at Meadowcreek High School near Norcross, said Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith.

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Five years dealt in Duluth child porn case

Duluth man sentenced to serve five years for child porn images and videos found on home computer.

Union of ex-boxer, singer ends tragically at hotel

Police rule ex-boxer's shooting at Duluth hotel self-defense.

Fire damages Norcross duplex

Early morning fire damages duplex near Norcros, officials say.

Victim in apartment killing ID'd

Victim ID'd in Friday killing at apartment complex, but other details scarce, police say.

Conviction upheld in car salesman's murder

Conviction and life sentence upheld in 2008 killing of car salesman near Stone Mountain.

Auburn arts center plans 'Holiday Extravaganza' for Dec. 1

Auburn arts center plans holiday extravaganza, leaders say.

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Five years since teen vanished, answers are few, hurt persists

Five years since Justin Gaines's disappearance, the search continues.

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Gwinnett soccer coach charged with robbery

Following a coach's arrest on robbery charges, a prominent Gwinnett soccer club is reconsidering its policies on background checks.

Gwinnett immigrant challenging driver's license laws as unfair

A Gwinnett immigrant is taking his challenge of Georgia's no license laws to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Senate race pits Balfour against Lawrenceville attorney

Balfour faces Democratic newcomer in State Senate District 9 race.

Johnson's seat at stake in Congress District 4

The race for U.S. Congress District 4 pits a three-term congressman from DeKalb County against a pastor from Gwinnett.

Attorney seeks Woodall's seat in Congress District 7

A Lawrenceville attorney is seeking to unseat a one-term congressman in the race for Georgia's 7th Congressional District.

Man wanted in theft of $45K semi truck

Lawrenceville man wanted in theft of $45,000 semi truck, police say.

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DUI suspect charged with trying to run over police

DUI suspect charged with trying to run over Gwinnett officers in weekend incident.

Charges mount against alleged ATM 'skimming' thief

Charges mount in ATM 'skimming' case in Gwinnett, according to arrest warrants.

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R&B singer hit and killed by car in Gwinnett

Pedestrian killed in Friday night collision on U.S. Highway 29, police say.

Semi sought in Suwanee hit-and-run

Suwanee police seek semi drive in Friday hit-and-run.

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PugFest an ode to odd, lovable dogs

21st incarnation of Pugfest draws hundreds to Gwinnett fairgrounds.

2 Barrow Fire Department members nad state awards

Two members of Barrow County Emergency Services heralded for their service.

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Jurors pondering case of slain teacher

Jury trial in teacher's 2008 slaying closes Friday afternoon.

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'Skimmer' found on ATM near Mall of Ga.

'Skimmer' operation found on ATM near Mall of Georgia, with at least three cardholders victimized, police said.

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Police: Burglars cut power, caught on tape

Burglars who cut Snellville home's power caught on tape by video surveillance, police say.

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3 arrested in brawl at Suwanee Walmart

A tussle in the check-out line of a Suwanee Walmart led to the arrests of two women and a man on charges of public fighting.

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Quadruple murderer pleads guilty, avoids death sentence

Richard Ringold pleaded guilty of all four counts of murder on Tuesday, bringing a quick conclusion to his death penalty trial. He was sentenced to life without parole for each of the four murders he admitted to committing.

Bloody shoes at issue in death penalty trial

Testimony in second day of death penalty trial begins Monday.

Barrow Sheriff's Office achieves state certification

Barrow Sheriff's Office receives state certification, officials report this week.

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As death penalty trial opens, a 'bloodbath' is examined

Emotional testimony in first day of quadruple-murder suspect's death penalty case.

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Wife indicted in Lawrenceville shooting death

Lawrenceville wife indicted in shooting death of husband in July.

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Lawrenceville woman charged in stabbing tirade

Lawrenceville woman charged in tirade involving kitchen knives this week, police say.

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Trial slated in teacher's '08 killing

Murder trial in teacher's 2008 killing scheduled to begin next week, prosecutors say.

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Death penalty trial could begin Friday

Testimony in Gwinnett death penalty case expected to begin Friday.

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Former custodian sentenced in child molestation case

Former janitor sentenced to five years in child molestation case, prosecutor says.

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Fanning kids to remain in mother's custody

Judge rules that Fanning children can remain in their mother's custody, pending next hearing.

Body found in Lawrenceville subdivision

Gwinnett Police are investigating after a body was found near the tennis courts of a subdivision.

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Woman charged with arson, killing dog

Woman charged with setting Lilburn home ablaze in fire that killed her dog, authorties say.