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Gwinnett County Changing Dog Laws


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- If you're a dog owner in Gwinnett County you should know the laws are changing for your pet. Thursday night was the last chance for people to speak out about that before the Animal Advisory Board before the issue goes up for a vote.

It's the first time in years the regulations have been changed.

One of the major adjustments is a ban on leaving your animal tethered without supervision. Currently that's allowed for up to one hour, but under the proposed change dogs cannot be left tethered without the owner in sight.

Other changes include lowering the days a lost or stray animal is held at animal control before it can be adopted. Currently that minimum is set at five days. It could change to three in an effort to speed up adoptions.

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Husband charged in 2011 death of Nique Leili


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County man has been arrested and charged in the July 2011 death of his wife.

Matthew Leili was taken into police custody Wednesday. He is being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on a murder charge.

Leili is accused of killing his wife, 44-year-old Dominique "Nique" Leili. She was last seen July 9, 2011; the suspect reported her missing two days later.

Police: Gwinnett man killed by own gunshot, not police


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- A spokesman for the Gwinnnett County Police Department tells 11Alive News the man in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday was killed by his own bullet.

Hien Trong Luong, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, in a house in the 3800 block of Jackson Shoals Road.

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Two detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division were investigating a previous Terrorist Threats or Acts incident at the home. That is a threat of violence or death against another person.

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

Wear pajamas, get free ice cream

(WXIA) -- With warmer weather right around the corner, Bruster's is offering free ice cream to anyone brave enough to leave the house in pajamas.

The ice cream shop chain will hold its PJ Day promotion all day on Saturday, Mar. 7. Customers who wear their pajamas to any Bruster's in metro Atlanta will receive a free small waffle cone.

Visit brusters.com for more information.

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Man shoots wife, kills self in Gwinnett

Man shoots wife, kills self in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself inside their Gwinnett County house Sunday night.

It happened at around 10:30 p.m. at a home on LeGrand Circle in the Villages at Huntcrest community.

Gwinnett County Police Officer Jeffery Richter said a woman called 911 to report the shooting. Responding officers found 66-year-old Richard Drummond dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man's wife, 61-year-old Janie Drummond, was also shot at least once. She was treated on the scene and then transported to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said Richard Drummond's death was ruled a suicide. Investigators determined he shot his wife before killing himself.

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free short stack at IHOP for National Pancake Day

(WXIA) -- Tuesday is National Pancake Day, and all Atlanta-area IHOP locations are celebrating by offering free short stacks to customers who support Children's Miracle Network.

Every year, IHOP restaurants raise money for children's hospitals nationwide, including Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, on National Pancake Day. Diners have the option of making a donation in exchange for free buttermilk pancakes.

Reigning Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges stopped by the IHOP in Chamblee Tuesday morning, where she served breakfast and spoke with Children's Miracle Network Champion Sutton Burnett. Other local Miracle Children visited the IHOP restaurants in Peachtree City, Smyrna and Woodstock.

Visit ihoppancakeday.com to find a participating IHOP location near you.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.