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4-month-old found dead, twin injured

SNELLVILLE, Ga -- Police charged a mother of six children with felony child cruelty after they found one of her four-month old twin's dead and another with life-threatening injuries.

Teila Williams, 24, of Snellville called 911 Sunday night and said her infant son was unresponsive. When police and emergency crews got to her home on Classic Drive they couldn't revive the boy.

A relative of Williams who came to the home pointed out to police that the boys twin sister didn't look right. Police said she appeared malnourished and pale.


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Murder-kidnap suspect on suicide watch

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Attorneys for a Georgia man and his daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant say they haven't been able to prepare for a court hearing because their clients are under suicide watch.

Police have said the 44-year-old Calvin McIntosh brought his 15-month-old daughter to a hospital on Nov. 11 but she was already dead. Police found the infant's 21-year-old mother and three children severely malnourished at a hotel. They say the man fathered two of the children with his 23-year-old daughter.

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

Last weekend of roadwork for a while

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has good news and bad news.

The bad news: Scheduled road maintenance will make weekend commutes difficult in several spots around Atlanta.

The good news: It's the last major construction weekend before workers take a break for Thanksgiving.

This weekend's projects include:

Clayton County
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed at Highway 138 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete replacement.

Clayton/Henry counties
* 2 northbound lanes of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road/Eagles Landing Parkway and Mount Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday for concrete slab replacement.

Mother accused of burning 6-year-old son as punishment

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A mother in Gwinnett County is charged with first-degree cruelty to children after allegedly burning her 6-year-old son as punishment.

According to the report from the Gwinnett County Police Department, a teacher at Jackson Elementary School saw marks on the boy's arm on Nov. 11 and contacted administrators. The boy initially told investigators that his mother accidentally touched him with an iron three times. He then said that he had been in trouble from school, and that his teacher called his mother because he was talking in class. He stated that his mother told him that if he told anyone about being burned with an iron, she would "cut him from his lips to his ears."

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Gwinnett police holding job fair this weekend

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a job fair this Saturday, Nov. 15.

The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gwinnett County Police Training Center, 854 Winder Highway, Lawrenceville.

The department said it hopes to hire new police and communications officers. Those who are interested are encouraged to apply online ahead of Saturday's job fair. Walk-up applications will also be accepted.

According to the Gwinnett County website, the police officer application process can take between two and four months to complete. Potential officers must complete a number of steps, including a preliminary orientation, physical fitness test, oral interview and drug screening.

Area schools have to pay recycling costs

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Recycling at a Gwinnett County school is on hold because the once-free service now has a cost involved.

Angelina Leong's middle school children have embraced the idea of recycling since elementary school, and their school, Five Forks Middle, is one of dozens in Gwinnett County to receive awards for it.

"Every single person in the school is participating in the recycling movement," Leong said. "There's an awareness."


27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.