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Fredis Albayero-Rodriguez accidentally shot himself in the head Monday night. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Gwinnett teen shoots himself with stolen gun

As a Gwinnet County teen who accidentally shot himself fights for his life, it turns out the gun he was playing with was stolen from a woman who lives less than two miles away. Gwinnett County Police investigators say 14-year-old Fredis Rodriguez had taken the gun to a friend’s house ...

A gas pump is covered with a plastic bag during a fuel outage at a station in Smyrna, Ga., Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday aimed at preventing price gouging. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

More than 200 complaints of gas price gouging

The State Attorney General’s office has received more than 200 complaints of price gouging in wake of this week’s gas shortage. The complaints came in from around the metro area, but the state received several, in particular, regarding Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood Shell Station on Anneewakee Road in Douglasville where gas ran as ...

As many as five suspects burst into the home yelling "police" before beating and robbing the victims

Two arrested in Gwinnett home invasion

Gwinnett County Police have arrested two suspects in an overnight home invasion near Norcross. Cpl. Michele Pihera says 26-year-old Javier Gonzalez of Alpharetta is being charged with one count of home invasion and 30-year-old Lamar Marcel Bowman of Norcross is being charged with both home invasion and aggravated assault. The ...

More than a dozen clergy members receive active shooter training from Duluth Police

Clergy members receive police training

More than a dozen members of metro Atlanta clergy now have a better idea of how police have to handle split-second decisions. They participated in an afternoon of training Monday at the Duluth Police Department as part of a community policing program called One Congregation Once Precinct. The representatives, from ...

In this 2008 file photo, former Norcross Mayor Lillian Webb smiles as she listens to old stories told about her as family, friends, colleagues, business and political associates officially bid her farewell as she capped off a lengthy political career.

Lillian Webb, pioneer for conservatism, dead at 87

Lillian Webb, the first female commission chair in Gwinnett County and longtime mayor of Norcross, has died. Family members say the 87-year-old passed away Thursday morning after a brief illness. She was considered the bedrock of the Republican Party in Gwinnett County and a pioneer for conservatism. After entering politics ...

Gwinnett County is losing its officers to other departments that pay more

Gwinnett looking at police pay

After last week’s announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal that more than 3,000 state law enforcement officers will be receiving a 20 percent pay raise next year, local governments were urged to follow suit and boost their officer’s pay. It’s something Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash has been pondering even ...

The fair is expected to attract some 200,000 visitors

Safety top of mind as fair set to open

When the Gwinnett County Fair opens Thursday, ride safety will be top priority.  After recent tragic events in at fairs in both metro Atlanta and across the country, fair manager Dale Thurman says they are taking extra precautions to make sure riders are safe. “What’s required by law is that ...

Hundreds wearing red turn out in opposition to the proposed development on Webb Gin House Road that includes 300 apartments

Fight against apartments continues

More than two dozen neighborhoods in Gwinnett County are keeping up their fight against a proposed apartment development in a busy area in Lawrenceville. The Gwinnett Planning Commission voted last week to recommend denial of the 56-acre development of single family homes, townhomes and 300 apartments off Webb Gin House ...

Gov. Deal announced the pay raise surrounded by hundreds of state law enforcement officers

Pay raises coming for state law enforcement

More than 3,000 state law enforcement officers will be getting a 20 percent pay raise starting Jan.1. Gov. Nathan Deal made the announcement Thursday morning saying it’s an effort to keep those who are on Georgia’s front lines from taking jobs in other states or with local departments. “In the ...

The main campus at 12Stone on Buford Drive and its Duluth location were vandalized two weeks apart

Vandals hit two 12Stone locations

Gwinnett county police are searching for a couple of vandals who targeted two 12Stone locations in the past two weeks. The incidents occurred at the megachurch’s main campus on Buford drive and its Duluth location. In both, the cafés were damaged, windows were broken and scriptures were sprayed painted on ...

Marty Mazzawi (L) and John Reynolds (R) plan to open Gwinnett County's first craft brewery

Dentist hopes to open Gwinnett's first craft brewery

A popular Gwinnett County dentist is taking on a new endeavor—brewing beer.  Dr. Marty Mazzawi and his family of dentists has been treating patients in Snellville for decades. But now this young entrepreneur, who also owns a couple coffee shops, is partnering with his brother-in-law, John Reynolds, to open what ...

Gwinnett County will buy five new buses as it prepares for an expansion of its local transit system. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Wi-Fi proposed for Gwinnett transit buses

Passengers on Gwinnett’s transit buses may be able to surf the web during their long commute beginning next year.  The head of the county’s transportation department is asking a budget review team for $471,000 to install Wi-Fi on all the transit system’s buses. “Having Wi-Fi on board just gives them ...

Sheriff Victor Hill

Victor Hill ends shooting saga with clean record

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s year-long saga in Gwinnett County is finally over after he pleads nolo contendere in last year’s accidental shooting of a female friend in Gwinnett County. Hill received 12 months of probation and a $1,000 fine for the misdemeanor reckless conduct charge resulting from the incident ...

George Landell says he didn't get his daughter medical attention because it went against his religious beliefs.

Gwinnett man found guilty in infant daughter's death

A Gwinnett County jury has found a father guilty of second degree murder, in what is believed to be the first such conviction in Georgia since the state Legislature approved the new charge two years ago. George Landell and his wife Lauren Fristed are accused of diluting the breast milk ...

More than 60 students were absent from Lanier Middle School Thursday due to a stomach virus

Stomach bug hits Gwinnett school

The stomach bug hits a Gwinnett County middle school for a second day this week. More than 60 students were absent at Lanier Middle today, that number is up from around 50 on Wednesday. School district spokesperson Sloan Roach tells me the school’s principal sent a letter home to parents ...

Suspects Dominic Mayberry (L) and Joseph Lamb (R) are accused of using movie prop money to steal cars from two separate sellers

Fake money leads to more thefts

More cases of movie prop money being used to steal merchandise has surfaced in Gwinnett County--this time to buy cars. Gwinnett Police say suspects 21-year-old Dominic Mayberry and 39-year-old Joseph Lamb are wanted for using the fake $100 bills to purchase cars from two separate individuals on an app called ...

Edward Ahmed Mitchell and other supporters of the mosque call on Newton County commissioners to lift the moratorium

Fight over mosque may draw federal scrutiny

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a decision by the Newton County Commission to issue a five-week moratorium on new places of worship after community opposition to a proposed mosque. The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked for the review saying a request to build a Protestant church would not ...

Isabel Goncalves (L) and Reginald Brock (R) are accused of "grooming" the teen for sexual abuse

Couple charged with molesting teen

A Gwinnett County personal trainer and his fiancée are behind bars charged with molesting a teenage client. Reginal Brock runs Muscle King Fitness out of his garage at his Grayson home. Neighbors say cars are there day and night with people working out. According to arrest warrants, both he and ...

The Gwinnett County Police Department uses its drone on all serious accident investigations

Police drone aids accident investigations

The Gwinnett County Police Department is now able to investigate serious traffic accidents in less time thanks to its new drone. Up until recently, officers had to call in a ladder truck from the Gwinnett Fire Department in order to take aerial photos of the scene.  In some cases, investigators ...

Patrons of surrounding restaurants could bring their alcoholic beverage to an outdoor movie or concert at the mall's amphitheater

Gwinnett commission approves new alcohol ordinance

Concert goers will soon be able to tailgate with their favorite beverage outside Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center. Gwinnett County Commissioners have approved a new ordinance allowing alcohol in designated outdoor areas of the both the arena and the Mall of Georgia’s amphitheater. Commissioner Jace Brooks says the idea is to ...

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