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G-Braves rout Indians, 10-3

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In their first game back following the Triple-A All-Star break, the Gwinnett Braves (42-57) took advantage of costly mistakes by the Indianapolis Indians (61-39) and routed the International League West Division's first place club, 10-3, on Thursday night at Coolray Field.

The offense backed a strong performance by left-hander Alex Wood (W, 1-0). In his first career Triple-A appearance, the southpaw scattered three hits over 5.0 innings, allowed one run and struck out five. He went on to record his first victory since May 25 with Double-A Mississippi, when he tossed 7.0 innings of one-run baseball at Mobile.

After being held to seven runs total in their four-game series at Indianapolis in April, it was crucial for the G-Braves to get off to a good offensive start on Thursday.

Stalled car cleared from I-85 south

DULUTH, Ga. -- A stalled car caused some major delays on southbound Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County Thursday morning.

The car was in one of the center lanes of the highway near Pleasant Hill Road.

Traffic was briefly backed up all the way to Highway 316 as cars slowed down to avoid hitting the stalled vehicle.

For the latest traffic conditions in metro Atlanta, visit 11Alive.com/Traffic.

11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, July 18

ATLANTA -- Here are the top local and national stories for Thursday, July 18. Know your news of the day with this list from 11Alive!

1. Firefighter Fitness

Be in great shape - just like real life-saving heroes! 

2.  Conyers storm damage 

Storms tore through much of Atlanta Tuesday, check out major damage in Conyers. 

3. Storm damage photos

Add your photos to our gallery of what the storms looked like in your neck of the woods.

FBI: Dollar store bandit robbed a bank

TUCKER, Ga -- The FBI has a federal warrant for the arrest of a man accused of more than two dozen armed robberies in metro Atlanta. The so-called "Dollar Store Bandit" has been targeting Family Dollar stores and Dollar General stores in four counties.

Now the FBI says Artavius Brown, 23, has upped the ante by robbing a bank at gunpoint. FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett said Brown walked into the PNC Bank on Main Street in Tucker on June 21, 2013. "He advised them he wanted to cash a check, put a book bag up on the counter and from that point on he pulled out a weapon and announced a robbery," he said.

Bream, Wohlers to appear at Coolray Field on July 21

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves will welcome two Atlanta Braves' legends to Coolray Field on Sunday, July 21. First baseman Sid Bream and right-hander Mark Wohlers will both be on hand for first pitches, public autographs and special meet-and-greet opportunities during the G-Braves' 5:05 PM game against the Indianapolis Indians.

11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, July 17

ATLANTA -- We're halfway to the weekend on this Wednesday, July 17. Here is a list of the biggest local and national news stories that will keep you in the know today. 

1. "Panda-monium"

There's "panda-monium" in the air at Zoo Atlanta after the birth of twin panda cubs.

2. Zimmerman verdict sparks conversations at home

The George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict has sparked countless kitchen table conversations across the country about self-defense, the criminal justice system and race.

3. 2 shot while walking down the street

Mississippi fugitive arrested in suburban Atlanta

Mississippi fugitive arrested in suburban Atlanta

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - U.S. Marshals say they've arrested a Mississippi fugitive in suburban Atlanta.

Marshals' spokesman Gavin Duffy says authorities found Cedric Ratliff trying to leave the parking lot of a Days Inn in Stone Mountain on Friday.

Officials say Ratliff was wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a probation violation. Duffy says Ratliff was out on bond after being arrested in a July 2012 slaying and another arrest in July 2013 on narcotics charges.

Duffy says authorities found an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana on Ratliff when he was taken into custody. He's being held in the Gwinnett County jail.

Duffy says he'll face drug charges in Georgia and will be extradited to Mississippi.

It was unclear if Ratliff had an attorney.