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Man stabs stepfather to death over puppy


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man is in jail after fatally stabbing his stepfather during an argument.

It happened shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday at a house in the 300 block of Congress Parkway in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said the argument started over a puppy. The suspect, Diamond Mason, brought the puppy into the home about a week ago. Mason's stepfather, 51-year-old Joseph Kollie, didn't approve and asked the suspect to remove the puppy.

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PROBE College Fair coming to Gwinnett

PROBE College Fair coming to Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. -- The popular PROBE College Fair will stop in north Gwinnett County this week, giving high school students an opportunity to speak directly to representatives from their favorite colleges and universities.

The fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

A number of schools in several states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and the Carolinas, will be represented. See a complete list of participating colleges.

Learn more and register to attend the fair at gaprobe.org.

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

Weekend roadwork: I-285 and other sad stories

(WXIA) -- Another weekend, another series of road projects -- it's a familiar tune in metro Atlanta.

Crews will be on Interstate 285 and other highways throughout the weekend. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement.

DeKalb County
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign work.

Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

Flash flood warning issued for DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett

(WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flash flood warning for several metro Atlanta counties.

The warning includes northern DeKalb County, east central Fulton County and all of Gwinnett County.

It is in effect until 2 p.m. Friday.

The NWS said a thunderstorm that passed through the area caused creeks and streams to rise. Two bodies of water greatly affected by the flooding include Sweetwater Creek in Lilburn and Stone Mountain Creek in Stone Mountain.

Other locations included in the warning are Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody and Lawrenceville.

Residents are reminded not to drive their vehicles through areas where the water covers the road, as it may be too deep to allow cars to pass safely.

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Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

Gwinnett recognizes Teachers of the Year

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools has named 131 Teachers of the Year -- one for nearly every school in the district.

The 2015 Teachers of the Year were nominated for the honor by their peers. Later this month, the group will be whittled down to 25 county-level semifinalists.

Six finalists will be chosen in October, and the 2015 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year will be revealed at a special banquet on Nov. 11.

This year's Teachers of the Year include:

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

Weekend traffic: Another mess on I-285

(WXIA) -- Last week's break from interstate roadwork was short-lived. The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will be back on the roads this weekend.

Interstate 285, especially the portion above I-20, will be GDOT's main focus, as several projects are scheduled for that corridor.

As always, all work is weather-permitting.

Clayton/Fulton counties
* 1 Outer Loop lane of I-285 will be closed at I-75 south from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for resurfacing
* 1 outside lane of I-285 will be closed at I-85 north from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge repairs

Cobb County
* 2 northbound and 2 southbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement
* Pacing will occur at the I-285 Kennedy Interchange with I-75 overnight Saturday

Coast Guard member surprises grandmother

Coast Guard member surprises grandmother

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville resident Shawn Fendley just completed Coast Guard boot camp in Cape May, N.J.

He made a promise to his 83-year-old grandmother -- that he would come to see her before he had to leave for his first station.

Shawn's brother Tim shot some video of him visiting Edna Beljavskis, who is bedridden. It's a very tender moment between grandmother and grandson as she admires his "beautiful" uniform and tells him how grown up he looks.


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