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1 house destroyed, 3 damaged in fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- One house is a total loss and three others suffered damage after a large fire in Gwinnett County Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out at around 3:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of Morning Glory Lane in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Colin Rhoden said the fire was fully involved when crews arrived. Responding officials knocked out a smaller fire that had spread to a nearby house before tackling the main blaze. Rhoden said the fire burned all the way to the house's foundation.

Two houses to the left of the main house were damaged; the closer one had to be evacuated. The attic of the house to the right of the main one also suffered damage. Three cars in the driveway of the main house had various levels of damage.

Gwinnett schools add 30 minutes to day to make up for snow days

Gwinnett schools add 30 minutes to day to make up for snow days

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- To make up for days missed during recent storms, Gwinnett County Schools announced a plan Monday that includes extending the school day by 30 minutes.

The school system will use its three built-in make-up days: February 17, March 14, and May 22.

The remaining four days will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. 

All schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 22. 

The school will also make adjustments to the tentative graduation schedule. Those changes will be communicated to seniors and their families.

Teachers will work a required staff development day on Friday, May 23 and school leaders will work with teachers on making up the other two staff development days.

Braves Medlen Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer Research

ORLANDO -- Braves Starting Pitcher Kris Medlen  has gone bald and he is inviting Braves fans to join him. Medlen had his head shaved today at Spring Training to lead the Rally vs Cancer challenge and draw more awareness to Childhood Cancer.

Medlen and his wife Nicki are the new Braves Spokespersons for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Through the Rally vs Cancer challenge, Medlen will encourage fans to join in the fight against No. 1 disease killer of children in America.

 Individuals and teams can raise pledges and host head shaving events in support of the cause. Medlen has already donated 10, 000 dollars, and will donate another 1,000 dollars to the first 10 Rally vs Cancer challenge participants who raise 1,000 dollars.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA-- With the state tournament set to begin this weekend, time to take a look at the latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The Spartans are still undefeated and still on top.

The Greater Atlanta Christian boys head into the state tournament a perfect 27-0. The Spartans are followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Norcross make up the top 5.

Miller Grove, Berkmar, Tucker, Walton, and Stephenson completes the top 10.

The Super 25 is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive News and 11 Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA-- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Basketball Poll is here. McEachern maintains the lead as the state tournament begins.

For much of the season McEachern and Southwest DeKalb have been 1 and 2. That continues this week with Parkview, Redan, and Archer the top 5.

Next comes Tucker, Hillgrove, Wesleyan, North Forsyth, and Southwest Atlanta Christian making up the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11 Alive News and 11 Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports.

 

Roddy White arrested Tuesday morning

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Sharod Lamar "Roddy" White was arrested around 4 a.m. Tuesday on a charge of failure to appear. 

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According to the Gwinnett County Detention Center police report, White was taken in, booked and posted bond around 5:30 a.m. for $168. 

White was pulled over Tuesday morning for exceeding the 65 m.p.h. speed limit on I-85 north bound, just north of Old Peachtree Road in Duluth. 

The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department website showed that White had an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear on a traffic citation for illegal window tint, which was issued on Feb. 17, 2013. He was then placed under arrest. 

Metro Atlanta's lowest restaurant scores of 2013

ATLANTA -- 11Alive has the worst health inspection scores of the past year. Our Center for Investigative Action examined all health inspection
scores in metro Atlanta from 2013 to come up with a list of the 50
restaurants that had the lowest scores. Is your favorite restaurant on the list?

First of all, a low score doesn't mean you're going to get sick, but it does mean that there are potential health risks. If a restaurant gets a U, or unsatisfactory, anything under a score of 70, it means it failed to meet standards to get a satisfactory report and it gets re-visited within 10 days.

There were 559 U's in 2013. We examined nearly 20 thousand health inspection scores from 2013, from Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton Counties. We compiled a list of the 50 lowest individual inspection scores.  We took a look at the worst 5.