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1 dead in Gwinnett County wreck on US 78


GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Police said one person was dead in a two-vehicle accident on US 78/Athens Highway Thursday afternoon.

It happened at about 2:25 p.m., near Rosebud Road, according to Gwinnett Police Corporal Jake Smith. Smith said a white pick-up towing a trailer collided with a red car in the wreck.

Smith said there were no other serious injuries in the wreck.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

2 found dead inside Gwinnett apartment

2 found dead inside Gwinnett apartment

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Two men were killed in an apparent shooting inside a Gwinnett County apartment Monday morning.

The bodies were discovered shortly before 10 a.m. in a unit at the Wesley Herrington Apartments in the 1400 block of Herrington Road.

Tuesday morning, the victims were identified as 24-year-old Stacy Hall and 22-year-old Kory Moss.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said officers looked throughout the apartment, but did not find any suspects or additional victims. They obtained a search warrant that will allow them to perform a more thorough search.

The case is being investigated as a double homicide. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

1 injured in Lawrenceville house fire

1 injured in Lawrenceville house fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WXIA) – Officials are investigating what caused a Gwinnett County home to go up in flames Thursday evening.

It was an intense fire. The house, a two-story home on Stoneyshyre Court, off of GA 20 and GA 316, is considered a total loss.

Gwinnett County firefighters said they will not leave the home until they are able to go through the debris to make certain no one was trapped inside.

Video shot by a neighbor shows what firefighters were up against.

They got the call at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, and when they got there, the fire was so big and so hot that they were not able to enter the house, leaving them to fight the blaze from outside.

Crews found the homeowner in the front yard. He was able to tell them no one else was inside the home. He was transported to Gwinnett County Medical Center in critical condition.

Neighborhood on edge after 13 break-ins

Neighborhood on edge after 13 break-ins

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- Residents of a Gwinnett County neighborhood are living on the edge of panic after two more of their neighbor's homes were broken into.

People in the Chandler Park on the River subdivision feel like they are being picked on and they don't feel safe in their own homes. Gwinnett County Police confirm 13 homes have been broken into since October 2014.

"In almost every case they're going to the back of the house and either forcing entry through a window or a door," said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Annette Kemper said burglars pushed her basement window in to get inside her home last Monday. She left her home for three hours and came back to find it ransacked. Electronics, video games and jewelry were missing.

Barber offers embarrassing haircuts to misbehaving kids


SNELLVILLE, Ga. (WXIA) -- They're the photos seen 'round the world, of a ten year old boy in Snellville being disciplined -- by having to get an "old man" haircut.

A Snellville barber came up with the idea.

And the barber, and the boy's parents, say it's like a miracle for boys who need to get back on track.

It was this past September when the barber -- the co-owner of A-1 Kutz in Snellville, Russell Fredrick -- was practically losing his hair trying to figure out how to get his 12 year old son to study, and behave, and to quit acting up in school "like an old foolish man."

So Fredrick was giving his son a haircut, and he showed him a picture of an old bald man, like the character in the Benjamin Button movie.

"I showed him and I told him, this is your next one if you keep it up. He didn't want it, so he got his act together."