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Man suffers serious injuries in house fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Fire investigators are currently trying to determine the exact cause of an overnight house fire that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.

Firefighters responded at 12:09 a.m. to an occupant report of a house fire in the 100 block of Dogwood Lane, NW in Lawrenceville. Crews found heavy flames showing from the back of an older single-story brick home on arrival. Firefighters immediately deployed attack hose lines to control the blaze. 

Firefighters made entry inside the burning home, but were forced to back out moments later due intense fire conditions and a partial collapse. The blaze caused heavy damage to the structure and a total loss to contents.

Initial fire crews were also met with an adult male occupant outside the home who sustained smoke inhalation and burns. The man was transported by ambulance to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Emani's grandmother conflicted over death penalty

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Ten-year-old Emani Moss' short life was full of abuse and cruelty. She was starved to death, then her body was burned and thrown away like trash by her father and stepmother. Now, Emani's grandmother is pleading for her son's life to be spared.

"He was responsible for her life. He was responsible for her safety," Emani's grandmother Robin Moss said.

Robin Moss is torn between her desire for justice for her granddaughter Emani and her desire to spare her son the death penalty.

"I don't want any more death - if possible," she said. "I know that they have to be punished, but I don't want to have to bury my son."

Commuter Dude: Looking for an alternate route to crowded I-85

ATLANTA -- Angie Murchison's drive from Lawrenceville to downtown Atlanta can take an hour when she uses I-85, which is why she reached out to 11Alive's Commuter Dude for an alternate route.

Angie typically takes Ronald Reagan Parkway and I-85 into town.

11Alive's Commuter Dude and the 11Alive Traffic Team devised an alternate route using Highway 75, I-285, and I-20 into downtown.

Commuter Dude then put his alternate route to the test.

Victim identified in deadly Gwinnett crash

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A two-vehicle crash  left one person dead and another in the hospital in Gwinnett County on Saturday night. 

The accident, which took place on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, caused a gas leak and residents are being kept out of the area.

Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Chris Hyde said a driver, 52-year-old Everand Nelson of Lawrenceville, left the scene of a minor hit and run at the intersection of Tab Roberts, and continued down the road.

Nelson's car then jumped the median and hit another driver, later identified as 35-year-old Alandis Spells of Decatur, going the opposite direction.

"On impact that hit and run driver literally peeled the roof off the victim's car and the victim was killed," said Sgt. Hyde.

Spells' silver Dodge Charger then continued into a yard, hit the exterior of a home and struck the gas meter.

Nelson later flipped his car. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains Monday morning.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA-- The latest installment of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is ready for inspection. There are changes and new faces, but the name at the top in unchanged.

 McEachern leads the way with Southwest DeKalb second again this week. Redan, Archer, and Parkview make up the top 5.

Wesleyan, Tucker, Hillgrove, Norcross, and North Forsyth complete the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11 Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports.



USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA--The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is here. With region tournament time just around the corner, the name at the top stays the same.

 The Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian top the charts, with Allatoona, Wheeler, North Gwinnett and Norcross making up the top 5.

Miller Grove is next, with Hillgrove, Tucker, Berkmar, and Grayson climbing into the top 10 this week.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated, and is produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports.

Will you have to pay if your abandoned car was towed?

METRO ATLANTA -- With so many abandoned cars during #snowjam2014 this week, communities are towing cars to get traffic flowing.

Here's the list of who will have to pay and who will get a pass if cars were towed off the road.

The Atlanta Police Department said they will not begin towing vehicles until Sunday Feb. 2 at noon. APD will waive vehicle impound fees associated with the winter weather. If your car was towed call the Atlanta Property Unit at 404-546-4330.

Towing fees will be reimbursed for stranded cars. Drivers have until Midnight Friday to claim towed cars. Contact the DeKalb Police Department's Permit office at 404-297-3934 to file for reimbursement. 

Unincorporated Fulton:
They are only towing cars to the side of the road where it was abandoned; they are not sending them to impound lots. If you cannot find your car call the police department at 404-613-5711.