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G-Braves edge Bisons, 4-3

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves (35-45) continued their recent strong play behind a solid performance by left-hander Yohan Flande (W, 4-7) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field. The left-hander tossed 6.2 innings of two-run baseball as the G-Braves squeaked by the Buffalo Bisons (39-38), 4-3. Gwinnett has won seven of their last eight games.

After watching their six-game winning streak come to an end with a loss in game two of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon, the G-Braves used clutch hits to start a new streak on Tuesday. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Gwinnett scored two runs on four hits to take a 2-0 lead. Phil Gosselin led off with a bunt single and advanced to second on a single by Matt Pagnozzi. With runners on first and second and one out, Sean Kazmar drove in Gosselin with a single to make it 1-0. Jose Constanza extended the lead to 2-0, driving in Pagnozzi with an RBI double.

Pizza café damaged by fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Fire caused heavy damage to the kitchen of the Buna Pizza Café in Lawrenceville early Wednesday morning.

Just after midnight, a passerby spotted smoke coming from the business, which is located in a strip mall at 1190 Five Forks Trickum Road.

Firefighters found flames burning in the kitchen area near the back door. The fire was quickly extinguished and never spread beyond the pizza café.

All businesses in the mall, including the café, were closed at the time of the fire and there were no injuries.

The blaze caused heavy damage to the kitchen and sent smoke throughout the suite.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Gwinnett child molestation suspect arrested in Louisiana

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A man wanted for child molestation is back in Georgia.

Gwinnett Sheriff's Deputy Shannon Volkodav said the suspect, Ricardo Tirado-Pantoja was accused of child molestation on May 6, when he ran from authorities.  Gwinnett County Police issued a warrant for Tirado-Pantoja and passed it to the Sheriff's Fugitive Unit.

With the help of U.S. Marshals, the suspect was found in Louisiana on May 30. 

Tirado-Pantoja is being held in jail without bond. He faces charges of child molestation and battery, along with two counts of cruelty to children, which are from a separate incident, Volkodav said. 

Snellville company rolls wheelchair sports

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Without Barry Ewing, the AJC Peachtree Road Race would look very different.

In all probability, you have not heard of this Snellville entrepreneur. But chances are, if you can't walk or run, you know him.

If you've spent time in the Shepherd Center, you know of this self-described Southern gadget man and his genius.

"In my younger days, I could have been one of those guys going over the wall -- hammering on that car and in 15 or 20 seconds back out on the track," Ewing said.

But thousands and thousands are grateful he didn't go that NASCAR route.

"I put my energy into building these chairs," he said.

In a weather worn garage, in the shadow of Stone Mountain, 30 yards and 33 years behind his house, Barry Ewing toils for others.

"There is a lot of people in the world I build equipment for that would never see any type of sport if I didn't build their equipment," he explained.

Mattie's Call canceled for Loganville woman

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- A missing 64-year-old Gwinnnett County woman has been found safe. 

Annie Maude Clark vanished from the 3600 block of Brushy Wood Drive in Loganville at around 5 p.m. on Monday evening.

She was found early Tuesday. No information about her recovery was immediately available.

G-Braves splits doubleheader with Chiefs

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Pitching was showcased on Sunday afternoon at Coolray Field as four Gwinnett Braves (34-45) pitchers combined to allow two runs in 14.0 innings. Despite solid pitching performances in both ends of the doubleheader, the G-Braves settled for a split with the Syracuse Chiefs (29-46), taking game one by a 5-1 score and losing game two, 1-0.

In game one, right-hander Cody Martin (W, 2-0) dazzled in his second start for Gwinnett, hurling 7.0 innings, scattering six hits, allowing one run and striking out six to pick up his second victory of the season. His complete-game effort was the first by a G-Braves pitcher this season and the second of his career.

The G-Braves got on the board early, scoring in the top of the first. After three consecutive singles by Todd Cunningham, Alden Carrithers and Joey Terdoslavich, Stefan Gartrell was plunked by a pitch from Syracuse starter Danny Rosenbaum, forcing in a run for a 1-0 lead.

Tyler Perry gives $5K to robbed Gwinnett soccer team

Tyler Perry gives $5K to robbed Gwinnett soccer team

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Atlanta-based actor, writer and director Tyler Perry wrote a $5,000 check this week to a Lawrenceville soccer team that lost money from a fundraiser when the team's coach's truck was broken into following the event.

"Out of nowhere I got a call from Tyler Perry's publicist company," coach Michael Samnik told the Gwinnett Daily Post. "They told me that Tyler Perry had seen the news and that he was very moved by what happened."

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According to an incident report filed by Lilburn Police, officers were called to the Oyster Barn on Beaver Ruin Road on June 9. A person there told police they saw a man wearing a motorcycle helmet smash the window of a vehicle belonging to a Gwinnett Soccer Association coach.