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Supreme Court throws out Gwinnett DUI conviction

Conviction stemming from 2012 DUI arrest thrown out because driver didn’t offer “actual consent” to blood test.

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Purported 'Vampire Diaries' worker accused of bribing cops to avoid DUI arrest

Chase Johnson Porter, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with DUI, bribery and a litany of traffic offenses.

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Police seeking suspect in pair of Gwinnett cellphone store burglaries

Local burglaries took place on Jan. 14 and March 16 in Buford and Sugar Hill, respectively.

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Cops: Husband of Auburn daycare owner confessed to molesting six kids

Richard Paltrneri, 64, was arrested last week and reportedly admitted to molesting six children under his wife’s care at the SusanSilly Expressions Pre-School Program, located at 1442 Elliots Lane.

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Surveillance footage released in rash of Lawrenceville-area car break-ins

At least 15 car break-ins have been reported at the Kentshire and Planters Walk subdivisions.

Smoke alarm alerts Lawrenceville family to candle-fueled fire

Early morning fire caused extensive damage at home on the 1600 block of Sundale Drive.

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Wimbush: Attorney had ‘biased and prejudiced views’ about child abuse case

Therian Wimbush, wife of former Georgia Tech star Recardo Wimbush, has asked for her attorney to be dismissed from handling the child abuse case against her.

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Suspect on lam after firing shots at Gwinnett police officer

The officers, who were unharmed, were responding to a robbery call at the Ashford Jackson Creek apartments on Sunrise Village Lane near Norcross.

Snellville man killed in I-285 wreck with tractor-trailer

According to reports, 39-year-old Snellville resident Kevin Miller was behind the wheel of a vehicle that rear-ended a tractor-trailer in Atlanta on Friday night.

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Five charged in connection with burglaries at Dacula storage facility

A total of 13 units at the Extra Space Storage in Dacula were burglarized.

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U.S. secretaries visit Gwinnett to announce $15M grant for food stamp pilot program

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez made the announcement Friday at Gwinnett Tech.

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Driver given two years for crash that paralyzed child

Jonathan Fernandez was found guilty this week of reckless driving and two counts of serious injury by vehicle.

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Evidence connecting Leili with wife’s murder circumstantial, but bountiful

During a Thursday afternoon hearing in Gwinnett County Magistrate Court, a Gwinnett County police detective outlined his department’s evidence connecting Matthew Leili with the July 2011 murder of his wife, Nique.

Man, dog shot inside Buford-area home

The human victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the shooting at 749 Old Cumming Road. The dog’s condition was unclear.

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Civil testimony reveals Matthew Leili's account of wife's disappearance

Matthew Leili, charged earlier this month with the 2011 murder of his wife, Nique, testified in federal court on March 4.

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Gwinnett police rolling out new squad car decals

New decals will replace those first put into circulation in 1999.

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Winder man charged with 10 counts of possession of child porn

Timothy Earl Ray, 21, was arrested last week after Barrow County authorities executed a search warrant at his home on Winder’s Oxford Ridge Road.

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Cops seeking suspect in ATM robbery near Mall of Georgia

The robbery took place March 6 at the Wells Fargo location at 3275 Buford Drive.

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Traffic stop leads to alleged financial fraudster

Willie Lamont Hicks was arrested Thursday and is accused of multiple “crimes involving fraudulent transactions.”

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Cops arrest 7 alleged members of Grayson's 'Ydubb' gang

Investigation into gang started following Jan. 23 at a local McDonald’s.

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Bench trial on tap for controversial zoning near Coolray Field

Judge Randy Rich will hear arguments Friday regarding land owned by Garland Roberts.

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Husband of Nique Leili hires attorney, preliminary hearing rescheduled

Matthew Leili was arrested last week for the 2011 murder of his wife, Nique.

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Gwinnett police launch program to combat delivery driver robberies

Officer Jim Barfield has started “Operation Safe Delivery,” a program meant to educate restaurants and delivery drivers about how to prevent being targeted.

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Gissendaner attorneys file suit against Department of Corrections

Lawsuit: “This Court must intervene, lest Defendants be permitted to rubber-stamp their own demonstrably-defective processes and again resume executions behind a veil of secrecy.”

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ID released, cause still unknown in fatal I-85 bridge crash

John Beebout was killed in the Monday afternoon crash between Indian Trail Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

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Father, daughter enter not guilty pleas in cult-related starving case

Calvin and Najlaa McIntosh were arraigned Tuesday morning in Gwinnett County Superior Court.

Lanes reopened, congestion still expected after fatal crash on I-85

Crash occurred at Center Way bridge, less than a mile from Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

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Cops: Former armored car employee used uniform to steal $63K

Marcus Trombetta, a former employee of Dunbar and Loomis armored car services, was arrested last week and charged with theft by deception, among other crimes.

Officials: ‘Spontaneous combustion’ caused Duluth hotel fire

The early morning blaze temporarily displaced approximately 60 guests and staff members at the Hilton Garden Inn on Sugarloaf Circle.

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Gissendaner's 'last' words: "I just want to tell my kids that I love them" | AUDIO

Before her scheduled execution was postponed Monday, Kelly Gissendaner recorded a “final statement.”

Buford man injured during early morning house fire

Fire occurred on the 4500 block of Thompson Mill Road.

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Husband charged in 2011 murder of Nique Leili

Matthew Leili, the husband of Nique Leili, was booked into the Gwinnett County jail

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Family: Kelly Gissendaner's murdered husband 'is the true victim'

The family of Doug Gissendaner released a statement Wednesday amid flurry of support for Georgia’s only death row inmate.

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Alleged sex trafficker accused of forcing underage girl into prostitution

Quantavious Lee Jackson, 22, was arrested Monday for crimes dating back to November.

Cops: Preliminary investigation suggests man not killed by officer’s gunshot

Incident occurred at the 3800 block of Jackson Shoals Road.

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Kelly Gissendaner execution postponed indefinitely

“The Georgia Department of Corrections announced today that, out of an abundance of caution, the scheduled executions of Kelly Renee Gissendaner and Brian Keith Terrell have been postponed while an analysis is conducted of the drugs planned for use in last night’s scheduled execution of inmate Gissendaner.”

Execution of Kelly Gissendaner postponed due to drug issue

Due to an issue with the lethal injection drugs, the execution of Kelly Gissendaner was postponed late Monday night.

Ga. Supreme Court denies execution stay for Kelly Gissendaner

Kelly Gissendaner’s attorneys make last minute pitch to save inmate’s life.

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Faith leaders, friends, family gather for vigil in support of Kelly Gissendaner

More than 100 people gathered for the vigil Sunday night at Emory University.

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Clemency denied, execution rescheduled for Kelly Gissendaner

Questions still remain about the scheduling of Gissendaner’s execution.

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Norcross taxi driver and son fight back against, stab would-be robber

Demarcus Antonio Mathis Jr. has been detained after being stabbed during an attempted taxi robbery outside Norcross’ Meadowood Commons apartment complex.

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Clemency decision yet to be made, but Gissendaner execution may be postponed

Kelly Gissendaner, 46, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday night for the 1997 murder of her husband.

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The life of the damned: Kelly Gissendaner's path to execution

Kelly Gissendaner is scheduled to be executed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

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Ex-Lilburn cop pleads guilty to drug charge, gets probation

Kim Banks entered a guilty plea Wednesday and was sentenced to three years probation in case that involved pills stolen from Lilburn police evidence room.

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Drivers ID'd in fatal Lilburn crash

An early Sunday morning wreck killed two drivers on Lilburn-Stone Mountain Road and Rockbridge Road in Lilburn.

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Presumed presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at GMC Foundation gala

Presumed presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spoke Saturday at the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation’s annual donor appreciation gala.

CITY BY CITY: A weekly look at the happenings in the places you call home

The Daily Post gives readers a quick look at what’s happening in their cities.

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Cops: Snellville couple left infant in cold car while having sex

Katrina Marie Norman and Louis Thomas Cope were arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree cruelty to children and maintaining a disorderly house.

Winter weather advisory issued for Gwinnett, north Georgia

Advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Duct tape DNA leads Norcross police to armed robbery suspect

Jay Bernard Pope has now been identified as a suspect in a June 1 robbery at the Western Hills motel in Norcross.

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