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Same suspect robs 2 Gwinnett businesses


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police believe the same man is behind two July 10 business robberies. In both robberies he apologized to his victims saying he needed the money for his sick daughter.

The suspect struck One Stop Cleaners in the 800 block of Dogwood Road shortly before 11 a.m.

John Choe, the owner of the dry cleaners, said his wife was behind the counter when a man walked in and asked if they were hiring. She said no, and he left.

But police said the same man came back to the store minutes later with a mask on and pointed a gun at Choe's wife. "She told him 'I'm scared, don't shoot me, I'm going to give you money,'" Choe said.

Sketch released of suspect in Lawrenceville sexual assault


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) – Police have released a sketch of a suspect in a Lawrenceville sexual assault.

Police said a woman was sexually assaulted in her own backyard Saturday morning.It happened in the Twin Branches neighborhood off of Braselton Highway in Lawrenceville. Witnesses said the sexual assault happened in the morning light with kids in the yard just next door.

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Authorities say the stranger attacked a woman on her own property. According to a friend who helped the victim after the attack, the victim went to a storage building behind her house to work on a furniture project. Investigators said her attacker was inside the building.

Family questions procedures in Gwinnett Police Taser death


STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- A 911 caller said George Mann was acting strangely inside of a garage on July 11. Gwinnett Police showed up and after some sort of altercation, 35-year-old Mann was dead.

The case is now under GBI investigation, but Mann's family is now speaking up because they're concerned they did not get the full story. Mann's family says they were initially told that Mann died of an overdose. But they claim police never told them a Taser was involved, and that they only found out when they saw the report on the news.

"To know him is to love him, definitely," Alicia Mann said about her brother.

Man shot multiple times by Gwinnett officers


GRAYSON, Ga. -- A domestic dispute in Gwinnett County ended with a man being shot multiple times by police, officials confirmed late Sunday evening.

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Gwinnett County police said they responded to a shooting in the 100 block of Mission Oak Drive in Grayson at about 8:30 p.m.

Police said a man came to the location uninvited and threatened to kill everyone at a residence.

The man's identity has not been released but officials said he was the ex-husband of one resident and previously lived at the location.

A new investigation is underway at a Snellville nursing home after allegations that staffers overdosed a patient with methadone and opiates. Those are two drugs the resident was never prescribed.


Snellville, GA-- The embattled Snellville nursing home, New London Health Center, is facing new allegations of mistreating its patients.

Family members of Cecil Johnson, 91, said staffers at the facility gave him an overdose of narcotics he never had prescriptions for.

It happened at a time when the state has just wrapped up a different investigation at the nursing home and the FBI and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had launched their own investigation into the facility.

Johnson's daughter, Elaine, sat down exclusively with 11Alive's Duffie Dixon to detail what happened.

"We visited him Friday, June 5, 2015 for his birthday. He turned 91 that day and was hamming it up with his granddaughter," said Elaine Johnson.

New family reveals complaints against Snellville nursing home


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SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Another family is coming forward questioning the care at a Snellville nursing home.

Amid a federal investigation into the New London Health Center, a new story that would scare all people with older loved ones has surfaced.

Doctors said it was an overdose at the hands of nursing home staff.

"Just a lot of different things happened there that were disturbing," Kimberly Hicks said.

She was talking about New London Health Center in Snellville where her mother Ruth was a resident for six years.

Gwinnett Co. same-sex couples marry, apply for licenses


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Kelly and Taylor Martinelli, believed to be first first same-sex couple married in Gwinnett County have been anxiously awaited word from the U.S. Supreme Court that would allow them freedom to marry.

"Oh my gosh, I'm so excited," cried Kelly after learning about the ruling.

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The pair set up shop at the Gwinnett County Courthouse for the past few days with documents already prepared and it finally paid off.

"We want to be able to say that on the day it was legal, I was able to marry the love of my life," said Taylor.