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Person shot in possible home invasion

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville police are investigation a possible home invasion and shooting Sunday afternoon.

Captain Greg Vaughn says officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex on Clayton Street.

Vaugn says one of the residents was shot in the abdomen and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in serious condition. 

Vaugn says a second person claimed to have been pistol-whipped by home invaders, but did not appear to have sustained visible injuries.

Investigators were told two men did the attack and ran away.

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Weekend roadwork extends to I-20

Weekend roadwork extends to I-20

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews aren't letting the prospect of cold weekend weather deter them from working on road projects.

As usual, most of the work will take place overnight. However, a few projects will be completed during the day.

Work will continue along the Georgia 400/Interstate 85 interchange, which includes Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the Buford-Spring Connector. Lane closures can be expected during the day as well as at night.

One right southbound lane of the Buford-Spring Connector will be closed for bridge work daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sign work will take place on I-85 in both directions between Clairmont and Lenox roads. Two left lanes will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

A new project will take place on I-20 in both directions between Highway 5 and Liberty Road in Douglas County. Minimal delays are expected daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of his infant daughter.

Reuben Valrie is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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Police responded to Valrie's unit at the Wesley St. Claire Apartments on Sweetwater Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Wednesday, after the suspect called them to report his 3-month-old daughter Aliyana had stopped breathing.

Aliyana was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

While performing an autopsy, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner discovered significant trauma on Aliyana's body, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Ga. Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

Ga. Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

ATLANTA – As the Georgia Lottery Corp. celebrates its 20th anniversary, lottery officials today announced record proceeds to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014. The Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to $15 billion since the lottery’s inception in 1993.

Georgia Lottery returns to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014 totaled $462.1 million, more than $11.6 million ahead of the same period last year.

“More dollars will go to fund educational programs in Georgia than ever before as a result of our strong start to the fiscal year,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “We are proud of our accomplishments and remain committed to maximizing revenues to benefit Georgia’s students.”

The first half of the fiscal year spanned from July 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

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Gwinnett Tech Posting Record Enrollment Growth for Academic Year

LAWRENCEVILLE - With college students just settling back into classes for Spring Semester, it's clear that Gwinnett Tech is in the midst of a record year for enrollment growth.

The Technical College System of Georgia has released final numbers for fall term, the first half of this academic year, reporting that Gwinnett Tech's enrollment increase of 7.4 percent was the largest in the state.

Fall enrollment at GTC reached an all-time record for the college with 7,180 students registered for classes. The college also posted a 5.7 percent increase in credit hours taken. Gwinnett Tech's enrollment is now double what it was in the fall of 2000.

While not yet final, enrollment numbers for Spring Semester 2014, which began Jan. 6, are keeping pace. After an additional registration period for Term C later this semester, enrollment is projected to remain about 7,000 students.

Key enrollment trends at Gwinnett Tech for the 2013-2014 academic year:

Bats drive residents from Lawrenceville home

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- At first glance, it looks like a normal house on a nice street.

But taped on the door is a sign from the Gwinnett County Health Department, labeling the home an imminent health hazard.

It's because the house is full of bats, dozens of them, that likely won't be leaving anytime soon.

For six months, the house on Hidden Valley Drive was Joel Johnson's home. He rented the property, living there with his fiancee and two young boys until one day, several days before Thanksgiving, he noticed a bat flying in the upstairs hallway. He immediately tried to capture it and send it outside.

"When I went into the room where I thought it went, I noticed that there were more bats than one," Johnson told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander.

Gwinnett County Animal Control came and removed the bats, but Johnson knew the ordeal was not over; he still heard the scratching noises.

Lawrenceville Highway traffic diverted by gas leak

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Traffic was being diverted around a natural gas leak near the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and DeKalb Industrial Way late Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said a backhoe accidentally cut a 2-inch gas line, which forced crews to divert traffic along Lawrenceville Highway at that intersection.

Motorists are advised to avoid that intersection and to find alternate routes if possible.

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