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Tyler Estep

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6 charged in elaborate scheme to silence victim

Authorities: Gwinnett County inmates paid of victim of armed robbery

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New murder, gang charges for men tied to Norcross teen's killing

Michael Davis and Reco West are the final of seven men to be tried for the Feb. 2012 murder of 15-year-old Nick Jackson.

Second major company leaving Norcross for Braselton

Hitachi Power Tools announced this week that it would open a Jackson County warehouse by late fall.

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Gwinnett native's murder trial moved due to 'incessant' media coverage

Lilburn native Stephen McDaniel is accused of killing and dismembering 27-year-old Lauren Giddings in Macon in 2011. He will now be tried in Henry County.

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Appeals court sides with Snellville council on city attorney issue

The Georgia Court of Appeals released a 4-3 decision Wednesday confirming previous judgment denying Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz the power to fire the city attorney.

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Man arrested in Lilburn tied to foreign assassination attempt, deported

Nazmul Maksud Murad, 43, has been charged with 1989 assassination attempt of Sheikh Hasina, who is now Bangladesh’s prime minister.

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Duluth PD nabs south Georgia murder suspect

Lamar Isiodre, a 28-year-old tied to the murder of a Houston County man, showed up at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth last week.

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Earless, burned dog adopted into the jail dogs program

Bruce, a 10- to 12-year-old pit bull mix, was found earlier this month.

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Parkview student ID'd, critical after being hit by car

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said the 16-year-old male student was walking on Five Forks-Trickum Road near Cole Drive before school Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle. The scene was not far from his school.

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Cops need help identifying victim of fatal pedestrian crash

Man killed while attempting to cross Singleton Road near Norcross on Saturday night. Police believe alcohol was involved but have not been able to identify the victim.

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Graduation dates, times released for Gwinnett high schools

All but seven of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ 21 high schools will graduate at the Arena at Gwinnett Center between May 19 and 26.

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Sugar Hill councilman honored by Kiwanis club

Councilman Mike Sullivan received a statewide leadership award

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Fundraiser set up for toddler, babysitter burned in Lawrenceville fire

Avery Grimes and Wayne Knighton were burned in fire last week at their home on Daniel Lane.

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Local Marine saves man from burning car

Sgt. Matthew Sullivan was driving down the interstate March 6 when he saw flames erupt from a pickup truck. He helped save the driver’s life.

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Attorney suing city, police chief and officers over detainment, alleged abuse

Attorney Benjamin Von Schuch hopes to receive monetary damages after a 2012 incident in which he says he was unlawfully detained.

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‘Atlanta’s celebrity dog breeder’ charged with eight counts of animal cruelty in Gwinnett

Gwinnett County police arrested Leslie Ayo Thursday in connection with a November incident that resulted in a puppy’s death.

Greyhound rescue facility destroyed by fire asking for help

On March 5, fire ravaged Gwinnett’s Adopt a Greyhound Atlanta, which has saved former racing dogs for more than 30 years.

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Thanks to donations, Duluth PD holds awards luncheon

The Duluth Police Department held its annual award luncheon on Wednesday. For the last five years, the banquet has been dependent on donations from the community.

Gwinnett police looking for abuser of burned, earless dog

Abused dog, likely some type of lab-pit bull mix, wandered into Lilburn pharmacy alone last week.

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Man robbed, attacked at Gwinnett McDonald's dies; suspect arrested

Frederic Cooper, 74, died Tuesday from injuries sustained during a Feb. 28 attack at a McDonald’s on Indian Trail-Lilburn Road.

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Alleged Norcross mail thief ID'd, not detained

Norcross police believe Wesley Lamance Allen, 28, is the man who pried open approximately 50 mailboxes at the Los Colinas Apartments on Brook Hollow Parkway.

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Arrested Dacula official remains on city council

Dacula city councilman Greg Reeves was arrested Friday on charges stemming from his alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards.

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Missing 12-year-old girl found, charges possible

Kelsie Lee was found walking along a road at about 11 p.m., 14 hours after she was reported missing in Peachtree Corners.

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Search for missing 12-year-old girl suspended as night falls

A 12-year-old girl has been reported missing from the Peachtree Corners area.

Expo benefitting Sugar Hill outdoor classroom to feature 5K

The White Oak Wellness and Environmental Expo will be held on Saturday, March 29 and benefit the outdoor classroom at Sugar Hill’s White Oak Elementary.

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Singers audition for chance to perform national anthem at G-Braves game

Performers of all types visited Coolray Field Saturday to audition from 30 to 50 open slots.

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Shots fired, SWAT responds to domestic incident in Buford

Incident began at about 11 p.m. Friday on Rolling Creek Drive in Buford and was resolved peacefully.

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Murder suspect now accused of trying to buy, sell drugs at Gwinnett jail

Joshua Jamaal Starks was originally arrested on murder charges. He’s now one of three men indicted on charges related to attempts to bring cocaine into the jail.

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Dacula city councilman arrested, charged with theft

Greg Reeves arrested Friday afternoon as part of investigation lead by Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter

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Nearly 3 years later, e-ticketing a work in progress for Gwinnett PD

Red tape, “several” software problems have delayed the Gwinnett Police Department’s efforts to implement an electronic citation system.

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Mother, boyfriend indicted in death of 2-year-old

Elizabeth Calvo and Adam Garber indicted on two counts of felony murder and single counts of aggravated battery and first-degree cruelty to children.

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2 burned in Lawrenceville house fire

Blaze broke out at about 10:35 a.m. on the 1400 block of Daniel Lane

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Fire destroys part of greyhound rescue facility

Six dogs being housed at the Adopt A Greyhound facility off Annistown Road were unharmed during a Wednesday afternoon fire.

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Family charged in eviction-fueled attack on landlord

Four residents at 802 Deidre Marie Court allegedly accosted their landlord Monday after sheriff’s deputies served an eviction.

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Cops: Man threw dog from second-story balcony

Norcross man allegedly told police he threw family pet because it “made a mess.”

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Unidentified man steals contents of 50 Norcross mailboxes

Norcross police believe a man caught on surveillance cameras forced open approximately 50 mailboxes at the Los Colinas Apartments on Brook Hollow Parkway.

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Motel murder may be tied to rape of suspect's wife

Philip Pugh, arrested Monday in Mississippi, may have targeted Vincent Newsome as one of the men who allegedly drugged and raped his wife.

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Interim chief's role in Winder PD cheating probe open for interpretation

Maj. Jim Fullington, who was named in the initial investigation into fitness testing cheating at the Winder Police Department, is the current interim chief.

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Barrow emergency crew members honored for professionalism

Four crew members received letters of commendation for their roles in a Feb. 3 call involving an injured child.

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Facebook-based group helps track crime, alert residents in Snellville

Snellville Neighborhood Alert Program was started by resident Tricia Rawlins.

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DA’s probe into ex-Lilburn cop complete; decision on charges yet to come

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said Thursday that his office’s investigation into former Lilburn police Investigator Kim Banks was complete, but that a decision on whether to file criminal charges may take a few more weeks.

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Lawrenceville fire damages four homes, kills family pet

Fire believed to have originated in living room of home on 2300 block of Morning Glory Lane before spreading to three neighboring houses.

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Men connected to fatal brawl near Phoenix High now charged in drive-by shooting

Police believe a drive-by shooting over $20 was the impetus for Jan. 27 incident that left Kevin Dawoyea dead.

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Cops: Ex-employee stole $10K worth of weight-loss supplements

Benjamin Fuller charged with theft by taking after allegedly stealing two full pallets of supplement from Norcross-based Private Label Nutraceuticals.

Search continues in attempted Snellville child abduction

The incident involved a white male driving an older, full-sized red pickup truck with some rust reportedly attempting to coax a 13-year-old into his vehicle.

Deputies find special needs student who ran away from Lilburn school

A 10-year-old special needs child ran away from Lilburn’s Minor Elementary School last week after being bullied at recess.

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PROGRESS: Fewer inmates doesn't equal lower budget at jail

Sheriff’s office budget approved this year near $73.4 million.

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PROGRESS: Economy not what keeps law enforcement agencies from full staffs

Gwinnett sheriff’s department has 43 openings; Gwinnett police department losing officers to other departments.

Sugar Hill to "bury" 75th anniversary time capsule next month

Time capsule commemorating city’s first 75 years will be placed under a stairwell at City Hall during event on March 23.

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Warning signs of Lilburn cop's drug struggles dated back months

Investigator Kim Banks resigned from the Lilburn Police Department on Feb. 10. An internal investigation revealed that she tampered with and stole prescription drug evidence.