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Duluth police officer in critical condition after crash

Duluth police officer in critical condition after crash

DULUTH -- A Duluth police officer was injured in a crash Saturday morning on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Gwinnett County. According to the Duluth Police Department, the officer was taken to the hospital and is in critical, but stable condition. Shortly after 4 a.m., a Duluth Police Officer was traveling northbound on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in his patrol vehicle. As he was traveling through the intersection with Abbotts Bridge Road on a green light, he was struck by a Ram 3500 traveling east. According to the Gwinnett County Police, the other driver got out of his truck and fled the…
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Here’s what Joe Biden said during his visit to Georgia Thursday

Here’s what Joe Biden said during his visit to Georgia Thursday

Marking his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden swung through metro Atlanta Thursday to highlight Georgia’s pivotal role in securing his election and easing passage of his legislative priorities. Biden, the first Democratic presidential nominee to carry Georgia since 1992, spoke at a drive-in rally in Duluth where he pressed for support to hike taxes on high-wage earners and corporations, plus national legislation to curb some impacts from Georgia’s recent controversial voting law changes. Biden was joined by First Lady Jill Biden and several Georgia leaders at the Duluth stop including U.S. Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose…
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Joe Biden is coming to Georgia today. Here’s why

Joe Biden is coming to Georgia today. Here’s why

Joe Biden will make his way to Georgia this afternoon, where he plans to a drive-in car rally. Today officially marks Biden's 100th day in office, and he is returning to a state he turned blue in the November election to talk about the proposals in his American Families plan. Biden laid out many aspects of the plan during his Presidential Address Wednesday evening and now begins a campaign to sell the ideas to the public and to Congress, where he faces an uphill battle getting the plan to pass in the U.S. Senate. Prior to his speech, Biden and…
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40 people without homes after massive Duluth apartment fire

40 people without homes after massive Duluth apartment fire

DULUTH -- Gwinnett County fire officials say 40 people are without homes after a major fire at a Duluth apartment complex Friday. Firefighters responded at 5:30 p.m. to a resident's report of an apartment fire at the Bridgewater Apartments at 2600 Ridge Brook Trail NW in Duluth. The 911 caller said the apartment was on fire with two patios engulfed in flames. Crews arrived on the scene and found a working fire on a two-three split apartment building. Fire engulfed the rear of the building on the left side. Flames were quickly consuming the rear decks and extending into the…
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Police say Georgia man called in bomb threat to ex-wife’s business

Police say Georgia man called in bomb threat to ex-wife’s business

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett County Police Department has secured an arrest warrant for 43-year-old Joshua Stone, of Atlanta, after police say he called in a fake bomb threat Jan. 20. Investigators say they believe Stone called 911 and told dispatchers someone was threatening to blow up the Smoothie King at 6575 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Stone allegedly told the dispatcher that he was calling from New York and that he was watching the man with the bomb on video surveillance. Multiple emergency units were dispatched to the location, including unform officers, EMS, SWAT, the Hazardous Device Unit, K9 and a…
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Georgia mother jumps from moving car with her baby to escape kidnapping

Georgia mother jumps from moving car with her baby to escape kidnapping

DULUTH -- A Georgia mother jumped out of a moving car with her baby to escape a kidnapping after she was carjacked in a gas station parking lot. The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a the man who kidnapped the mother and her child. The incident was captured on video surveillance at the Exxon Gas Station at 1350 Boggs Road. The victim called 911 and told police that she stopped and purchased fast food while on her way home on the night of August 18. After purchasing her food, she stopped at the…
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Burned body found in Gwinnett County identified

Burned body found in Gwinnett County identified

Updated July 27: The Gwinnett County Police Department has released the photo above of the man found burned near Gwinnett Place mall. The photos were taken at a convenience store prior to the homicide. DULUTH -- Police say they have identified the burned body found near Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth. The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Duluth resident Raul Zapata-Garcia. At this time detectives are working to find more information on this case and are urging anyone who may have information about Zapata-Garcia to come forward.  On Monday, a man called 911 after locating the body at about…
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VIDEO: 22-year-old COVID-19 patient released from hospital after more than 3 weeks

VIDEO: 22-year-old COVID-19 patient released from hospital after more than 3 weeks

DULUTH -- After spending more than three weeks in the hospital for COVID-19, 22-year-old Michael Mullinix was released to the fanfare of nurses and police officers celebrating his recovery. He was released from Northside Hospital-Duluth after spending three and a half weeks on a ventilator in the hospital's ICU unit. The video above was posted on the Duluth Police Department's Facebook page.
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Police: Burned body found in Gwinnett County was shot

Police: Burned body found in Gwinnett County was shot

DULUTH -- Police say a burned body found in the woods near Gwinnett Place Mall Monday may have been shot at least one time. The case has now been determined to be a homicide and police are still trying to confirm the identity of the body. On Monday, a man called 911 after locating the body at about 11:30 a.m. on a wooded trail near the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and West Liddell Road.  When officers arrived on scene, they discovered the burned body and immediately contacted homicide investigators. If anyone has any information to share in this case, they…
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