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Rochester tops Gwinnett, 6-3

ROCHESTER, NY -- On the strength of a four-run, three-homer bottom of the fifth, the Rochester Red Wings (34-36) defeated the Gwinnett Braves (28-43) 6-3 in the finale of the four-game series at Frontier Field on Sunday. With the win, the Red Wings swept the four-game series from Gwinnett and won the season series, 7-1.

After a rain delay of 56 minutes prior to the first pitch, Rochester broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third as Doug Bernier led off the inning with a double to left off of Gwinnett starter Sean Gilmartin (L, 3-7). With one out, Antoan Richardson lined a double to left, scoring Bernier from second for a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, Deibinson Romero led off with a single to left and moved to third on back-to-back walks to Jeff Clement and Dan Rohlfing. Romero scored from third on a wild pitch by Gilmartin to raise the Rochester lead to 2-0.

Car accident causes fire at Lawrenceville gas station

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police arrested a suspect they say caused a fire at a Lawrenceville gas station on Friday. 

The incident happened at the Citgo gas station located on the 3100 block of Lawrenceville Highway. Investigators say a vehicle struck a gas pump and ignited a fire. 

According to authorities, the suspect was travelling south bound on Highway 28 when they lost control and crashed. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was apprehend a short time later. 

Officials are investigating the incident. The fire has been extinguished. 

Save a mother's life on Father's Day

DULUTH, Ga. --  Until recently, Marina Sampanes Peed was known to her friends as a mother, a volunteer and a giving member of the Gwinnett County community.

Today the words "fighter" and "patient" are heard more often. That's because Peed is fighting a disease that she's quietly battled over the past six years. It's a battle she can no longer fight alone.

"Marina is a fighter but she has until the end of the summer before she will likely be too ill for a transplant," said friend Lynn Agnes.

Serial armed robber targeting dollar stores

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Police said they have tied 25 armed robberies to the same suspect. They said he is robbing dollar stores all around metro Atlanta.

Thirteen of the armed robberies happened in DeKalb County. "This person is extremely dangerous," said DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander. "He's coming into the store armed with patrons being in the store."

The FBI has been called into the investigation because 12 more armed robberies have happened outside of DeKalb County. According to police, the same man is suspected in two robberies in Lilburn, two more in Atlanta, one in Lithonia, four in Gwinnett County and three in Henry County.

Authorities in Henry County released a photo of the man they say robbed the Dollar General store in McDonough Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, the store on West Jodeco Road was robbed by a "male armed with a small, black semi-automatic handgun." 

Poveda, G-Braves rout Clippers, 9-2

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- With the Triple-A All-Star Game looming, right-hander Omar Poveda promoted his candidacy by hurling 6.0 scoreless frames and leading the Gwinnett Braves (28-39) to a 9-2 victory over the Columbus Clippers (32-34) on Tuesday afternoon.

The talented Poveda had his hands full early, as he was matched up against former Major Leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka. However, after throwing 2.2 scoreless innings, Matsuzaka had to leave the game with a blister on his throwing hand.

The G-Braves took advantage in the bottom of the fourth inning. Joey Terdoslavich and Brandon Boggs drew one-out walks from reliever Paolo Espino (L, 0-3), putting runners on first and second. After a strikeout, Paul Janish punched the ball through the hole at short, scoring Terdoslavich to make it 1-0.

Teen nearly drowns after holding breath underwater

DACULA, Ga. -- An 18 year old is in the hospital after trying to see how long he could hold his breath underwater.

The teen was found unresponsive shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the pool in the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula.

Gwinnett County Fire Lt. Colin Rhoden said the unidentified teen was in the shallow end of the pool, timing how long he could hold his breath underwater. He was found by a lifeguard and pulled out of the pool.

The teen was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

Pair steal half-million dollars of jewelry

SNELLVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police are hoping a surveillance video will help them identify a couple who made off with a half-million dollars in jewelry in a heist on June 5.

The robbery happened shortly after the Kay Jewelers store in the Shoppes at Webb Gin opened for the day.

"At about 10:00 sharp is when the suspect is first noticed on video in front of the store walking back and forth apparently kind of casing the place," Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Smith said a woman entered the store a short time later. He said the suspects took keys from two clerks and began opening jewelry cases.

Police believe the two suspects did their homework and may have done this before.