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Coolray Field to screen "The Sandlot" on September 21

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -- Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Braves, will host a screening of "The Sandlot" as the final stop on the iconic baseball film's 20th Anniversary Tour. The screening is set for Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 6:30 PM. Tickets for adults and children alike cost just $7, and can be purchased in person at the Coolray Field Box Office, by calling (678) 277-0340 and by visiting gwinnettbraves.com/sandlot.

The screening will include a pre-movie meet-and-greet session with the Director, Writer and Narrator of "The Sandlot," David Mickey Evans. Mr. Evans will also be hosting a brief Q&A session prior to the film. Kids' inflatables, concessions and other attractions will be open at Coolray Field prior to and during the movie.

11 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, August 8

(WXIA) -- To help start your Tuesday morning, use this list to help you be in the know. Here are the top local and national news stories you need to know for Tuesday, August 8.

1. 3 shot dead in Pa. 

A shooting during a meeting at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal building has left three people dead.

2. Motorcyclist shot on I-20

A motorcyclist was reportedly shot in the shoulder while riding down Interstate 20 Tuesday morning.

3. Sneiderman shows emotion

Forbes: Atlanta No. 2 'Most Miserable Sports City 2013'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Atlanta is second only to Seattle on Forbes' 2013 list of the country's "Most Miserable Sports Cities."

But it's an improvement from 2012, when Atlanta took the top spot. Atlanta also scored the No. 2 spot in 2011.

In explaining Atlanta's No. 2 ranking on this year's list, Forbes said:

Oh, those Braves. Always near the top of the standings, but only hoisting the World Series trophy once at the end during a run of 14 straight division titles from 1991 to 2005. Meantime, the city's two NHL franchises now play where people care about hockey, in Calgary and Winnipeg.

Seattle took the top spot in large part, Forbes said, because:

Seattle teams have competed in 115 cumulative seasons, advancing to at least the semifinal round of the playoffs 11 times, with just a single ring by the 1979 Sonics to show for their efforts.

2 killed in south Ga. small plane crash

2 killed in south Ga. small plane crash

ALMA, Ga. -- Bacon County Coroner Vic Peacock says a man and woman from the metro Atlanta area have been killed in a small plane crash.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says a Hawker Beechcraft A36 went down Sunday afternoon near Alma, which is about 70 miles northwest of Brunswick.

Peacock says 58-year-old Sid Shah, of Tucker, and Shama Gamkhar were killed in the crash. Authorities were unsure of the woman's age, and Peacock says investigators believe Shah and Gamkhar were husband and wife.

Bergen says the plane was flying from Fernandina Beach, Fla. to Lawrenceville, Ga. when the crash happened.

Peacock says the plane landed in a rural area and crashed into a cluster of trees.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.

Wet roads lead to multiple accidents

(WXIA) -- Wednesday's rainy weather has led to a number of problems on metro Atlanta highways during the morning commute.

A six-vehicle accident completely shut down northbound Interstate 285 at Camp Creek Parkway in south Fulton County. The road has since reopened.

An overturned vehicle was reported on westbound Interstate 20 just before Gresham Road in southeast Atlanta.

In DeKalb County, an injury crash was reported near the QuikTrip on Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Pierce Drive. A car ran off the road on northbound I-285 at Church Street, also in DeKalb. One left lane of northbound I-285 is blocked at Glenwood Road by another wreck.

A car slid off the road and into a lake near the intersection of Rockbridge and Deshon roads in DeKalb. The driver managed to escape before the car became submerged.

11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, July 31

(WXIA) -- As we move through the week, stay in the know with "11 Things You Need to Know." The following stories are making local and national headlines this morning.

1. Social media - avoid regret

If you've posted to Facebook and Twitter only to regret it later, you're not alone. 

2. Sneiderman in court

The case continues today, follow #Sneiderman on @11AliveNews for updates throughout Wednesday.  

3. Danielle Parker in court

Parker, who is accused of killing an East Point officer appears in court Wednesday. 

Gwinnett homicide rate doubles over the weekend

Gwinnett homicide rate doubles over the weekend

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- Gwinnett County Police were on a pace this year to have one of the lowest homicide rates in recent history. Through nearly seven months of this year there were only three homicides in the county. That changed this weekend when the number was more than doubled in a 48 hour period.

Murders are the hardest crime for police to prevent. That's because it is usually a crime of passion. "Things like burglary we can put a bunch of vehicles in a neighborhood to discourage burglars," Corporal Jake Smith said. "Murders are a lot more difficult to police preventively."

In 2012 there were 30 homicides in Gwinnett County. Through nearly seven months in 2013 there were only three. The county was on a pace for only six homicides, but that changed this past weekend with four homicides in less than 48 hours.