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Man surrenders after standoff in Loganville

LOGANVILLE, Ga. -- A Loganville man was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts after he held off a SWAT team for a time Wednesday morning.

A Gwinnett County police spokesperson said at around 9:30 a.m., an officer arrived at the home on Mountain Park Run in the Haynes Creek subdivision in Loganville.  

The spokesperson said a man looked out the window and said, "What are you doing here?" and then fired shots at the officer.

Gwinnett SWAT arrived and evacuated eight neighboring homes.

Negotiations were unsuccessful for an hour and a half and then the man looked out the window, held his hands up and peacefully surrendered.

No one was injured. 

The man -- Kelvin Gourick, 54 -- was arrested when he came out of the home. Gourick was the only person in the home.

Message from GDOT: Turn off your sprinklers!

Message from GDOT: Turn off your sprinklers!

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation is reminding north Georgia residents to be mindful of temperature drops and to turn off their sprinkler systems.

GDOT released this statement Wednesday morning:

Every winter, we have icing issues due to automatically-timed sprinkler systems left on overnight in freezing temperatures. They can create a very hazardous condition for motorists the next morning.

Automatic sprinkler systems are often timed to operate at night, and when spray from the sprinkler is blown onto the road or water drains onto the road, black ice is formed, creating a hazard for motorists.

The Department urges residents and businesses to take a moment and ensure that automatic sprinkler systems are turned off. With sub-freezing termperatures on the way, motorists are cautioned to be on the lookout for icy patches or black ice, especially early in the morning.

Neighborhood fearful after attempted abduction

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett county Police are investigating what they are calling an attempted child abduction of a young boy in Lawrenceville.

The mother of the young boy is afraid of speaking publicly about what happened just a week ago, at least until someone is caught or the matter is sorted out. She said the incident began innocently enough - her son was playing basketball in the front yard of their home when a black truck pulled up. A man jumped out and chased her son back inside the house.

She says once her son told her what happened, she raced outside, but by then the truck had already driven off.

She said she called police, but said she found it a bit challenging to get them to file an official report. She said officers told her the description was simply "too vague" - a black truck with no make or model and no license plate number.

Person shot in possible home invasion

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville police are investigation a possible home invasion and shooting Sunday afternoon.

Captain Greg Vaughn says officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex on Clayton Street.

Vaugn says one of the residents was shot in the abdomen and transported to Gwinnett Medical Center in serious condition. 

Vaugn says a second person claimed to have been pistol-whipped by home invaders, but did not appear to have sustained visible injuries.

Investigators were told two men did the attack and ran away.

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Weekend roadwork extends to I-20

Weekend roadwork extends to I-20

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews aren't letting the prospect of cold weekend weather deter them from working on road projects.

As usual, most of the work will take place overnight. However, a few projects will be completed during the day.

Work will continue along the Georgia 400/Interstate 85 interchange, which includes Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the Buford-Spring Connector. Lane closures can be expected during the day as well as at night.

One right southbound lane of the Buford-Spring Connector will be closed for bridge work daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sign work will take place on I-85 in both directions between Clairmont and Lenox roads. Two left lanes will be closed in both directions from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

A new project will take place on I-20 in both directions between Highway 5 and Liberty Road in Douglas County. Minimal delays are expected daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

Father arrested for shaking infant daughter to death

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and cruelty to children in the death of his infant daughter.

Reuben Valrie is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

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Police responded to Valrie's unit at the Wesley St. Claire Apartments on Sweetwater Road in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Wednesday, after the suspect called them to report his 3-month-old daughter Aliyana had stopped breathing.

Aliyana was rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

While performing an autopsy, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner discovered significant trauma on Aliyana's body, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Ga. Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

Ga. Lottery posts educational transfers totaling $15B

ATLANTA – As the Georgia Lottery Corp. celebrates its 20th anniversary, lottery officials today announced record proceeds to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014. The Georgia Lottery’s first-half transfers to the Lottery for Education Account will bring the total raised for educational programs in the state to $15 billion since the lottery’s inception in 1993.

Georgia Lottery returns to education for the first half of fiscal year 2014 totaled $462.1 million, more than $11.6 million ahead of the same period last year.

“More dollars will go to fund educational programs in Georgia than ever before as a result of our strong start to the fiscal year,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Debbie D. Alford. “We are proud of our accomplishments and remain committed to maximizing revenues to benefit Georgia’s students.”

The first half of the fiscal year spanned from July 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013.