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Gwinnett Braves Hit Homerun with Random Act of Kindness

When the Gwinnett Braves AA baseball team wanted to give out game tickets to wide-eyed little leaguers with the Collins Hill Athletic Association, they teamed up with 11Alive's Commuter Dude to help facilitate their Random Act of Kindess. But the Dude decided to throw the kids a curveball in a shoot filled with lots of hits, fun and errors.



DNA IDs bin Laden, wife named him in raid

DNA IDs bin Laden, wife named him in raid

WASHINGTON (AP) - After the firefight that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. used "multiple methods" to positively identify his remains, according to a senior Pentagon official who personally saw a photograph of the corpse.

The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, declined to specify the methods of identification, but two Obama administration officials said DNA evidence confirmed the death.

The officials claimed the DNA evidence provides a match with 99.9% confidence.



The Pentagon has also said the bin Laden's wife identified him by name during the raid.

Gwinnett County Police begin Online Reporting System

Gwinnett County Police begin Online Reporting System

Gwinnett County, GA --  (from Gwinnett PIO)  The Gwinnett County Police Department is proud to announce it will be providing a new online police reporting option for the public. This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types (Theft by Taking, Entering Auto, Identity Fraud, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage and Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property) over the internet for their convenience. The Gwinnett County Police Department expects this internet based reporting service to be very popular among citizens who have come to expect police services to be provided immediately and conveniently online.

The service will allow the public to file a report at a time that is best for them without having to wait for an officer to respond or call them back. The public will be able to print a temporary copy of the report upon submitting the report.

Weekend Events Around Atlanta

ATLANTA-Did you have a royal weekend?  If an early morning kick off (pics of the wedding here)  left you feeling sleepy Friday night, we have you covered.  Metromix took pics at some of the cities big event this weekend, from the wedding itself to the Inman Park Festival, we captured some great moments.

There was also the much talked about opening of "do" (dough) pizza bar on the Westside.

And the Prado beer festival held at The Prado in Sandy Springs featured  150-plus brews hand-picked from more than 40 world-class breweries.  


Royal Wedding

Photo Contest Seeks Little Cowboys & Cowgirls

ATLANTA -- Do you have a little cowboy or cowgirl in your home? You can upload their photo on Atlanta MomsLikeMe for the chance to win four premium tickets valued at $410 to see The Professional Bull Riders at the Gwinnett Arena on May 13.

The children in the photo must be shown wearing a cowboy hat or dressed as a cowboy or cowgirl in some fashion.  They also must be age 12 or under. 


The deadline for entries is May 4 at 9 a.m.  All eligible photos will be voted on by registered users of Atlanta MomsLikeMe.  The Grand Prize winner will be named on Wednesday, May 11.



Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

Ringgold residents return to 'utter devastation'

RINGGOLD, Ga. -- As homeowners hit by this week's tornadoes take stock of what's left and what's lost, they are looking to the state and federal government for help getting their lives back together.

RELATED: 11Alive to host tornado relief special Friday

"We need some federal money to help with the front-end cost and for the long term for individuals," Gov. Nathan Deal told 11Alive News.

He spoke to the president by phone and sent him a letter requesting federal assistance. "He obviously expressed sympathy to the families that had lost individuals, but also promised that he would have the federal agencies to continue to work with our state agencies."

Getting around this weekend's construction

ATLANTA - Plenty of road construction this weekend across Metro Atlanta, and we've got your alternates so you can get around the backups.

Cobb / Fulton

I-75 NB/SB between 10th/14th Street (Exit 250) and Cumberland Blvd. (Exit 258)
8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 left lanes

Alternate for I-75 Southbound: With this many lanes blocked, an alternate may be necessary. You can take exit 259 and follow to US 41 - Cobb Pkwy. Turn left on Cobb Pkwy. and follow across the river where it becomes Northside Pkwy. Follow Northside Pkwy. across Moores Mill Road where it becomes Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive all the way to 14th or 10th Street.  If traffic gets really bad, take I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound back into Downtown Atlanta.