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Teen struck by car at Shiloh High School

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. --  A teen boy was hit as he attempted to cross Bethany Church Road in Snellville on Wednesday evening.

According to Gwinnett County police, the teen was struck while attempting the cross the road to go to the library at Shiloh High School. 

Authorities say one vehicle struck the victim and the driver remained on scene and will not face charges in this incident. 

The boy was transported to Eggleston with non-life-threatening injuries.

Joey Terdoslavich named IL Postseason All-Star

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In an announcement made today by the International League, current Atlanta Braves outfielder and former Gwinnett Brave Joey Terdoslavich has been named to the 2013 International League Postseason All-Star Team. Terdoslavich enjoyed a banner year in his second season with Gwinnett prior to being called up by Atlanta.

The 24-year-old Terdoslavich made his Major League debut with Atlanta on July 4 after playing in 85 games with the Gwinnett Braves this season. The switch-hitting outfielder produced impressive numbers in his second year in the International League, ranking fifth in the league in hitting with a .318 batting average as of July 4. The Sarasota, FL native also ranked among IL leaders in hits (1st, 102), extra-base hits (1st, 43), total bases (2nd, 182), slugging percentage (3rd, .567), RBIs (T-4th, 58), home runs (T-4th, 18), OPS (5th, .926), doubles (T-6th, 24) and runs scored (T-6th, 48) at the time of his promotion to Atlanta.

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1 week old baby and 8 other kids removed from filthy home

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga -- In a neighborhood of single family ranch homes in Lawrenceville, one stood out because it was surrounded by police. From the outside the home looked dilapidated. There were several cars parked on the property and piles of garbage. But police said it was even worse on the inside.

Neighbors watched as the police removed nine children from the home. The youngest was born one week ago; the oldest is nine years old. "It was very upsetting to hear kids screaming and hollering because they were being taken away from their parents," said a neighbor who told us her name was Jennifer. "I'm a mother and I'm a grandmother, and it broke my heart."

Gwinnett County Police said they had no choice. The home was unfit for children or any human being. "The inside of the home was in very poor condition," said Cpl. Jake Smith.

G-Braves rally in ninth, edge Clippers, 4-3

COLUMBUS, OH -- The Gwinnett Braves (57-77) took advantage of two costly throwing errors by the Columbus Clippers (65-69) in the top of the ninth inning and came back for a 4-3 win in game two of the four-game series at Huntington Park. With the win on Friday night, the G-Braves snapped a three-game losing streak.

Weekend construction projects include I-285, Downtown Connector

Weekend construction projects include I-285, Downtown Connector

ATLANTA -- The weekend is almost here -- and in Atlanta, weekends mean construction projects and lots of traffic.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said crews will work on a number of projects this weekend, as the weather is supposed to be nice.

Expect triple lane closures on Interstate 285 in both directions between Roswell Road and Riverside Drive in Sandy Springs as workers maintain the bridge over Long Island Drive. Drivers in the area will probably experience very heavy delays.

Flyover bridge construction will require lane closures on Sidney Marcus Boulevard in both directions; crews will be working on the new interchange of I-85 and Ga. 400.

One lane of the entrance ramp to northbound I-85 from Buford Highway will be closed as well.

The HOV lanes of the Downtown Connector between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive will be closed every night this weekend from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews work to put up overhead signs.

New Ga. State Patrol post opens in Gwinnett

New Ga. State Patrol post opens in Gwinnett

DULUTH, Ga. -- The Georgia State Patrol's newest post opened last week in Duluth.

Representatives from Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia cut the ribbon on the new post on Aug. 16. It is located in a portion of the old Edwin Watts Golf Shop at 1645 Pleasant Hill Road.

"We are grateful for the partnership between the Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies," Gwinnett chairperson Charlotte Nash said in a statement. "The troopers are already actively involved in traffic management and enforcement along the I-85 corridor."

The state patrol post will be housed in the Duluth building for $31,000 a year. Moving into a permanent facility in the near future is not entirely out of the question.