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Man who made lewd gestures toward child identified


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have identified the man accused of making lewd comments to a juvenile at a Lilburn-area park.

Investigators said the man made the comments and some inappropriate gestures to a child at Mountain Park Park on Five Forks Trickum Road. It happened Friday, June 5 at around 5:20 p.m.

Details of the incident are being kept confidential because it is classified as an act of child abuse, according to police.

Tuesday morning, investigators announced that several tips from the public helped them learn the man's identity. He was transported Monday to Gwinnett Medical Center for an involuntary committal.

Because the man suffers from "several mental conditions," no charges have been filed against him, and his identity has not been made public, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera. Charges may be filed in the future.

Parkview HS baseball team investigated for hazing


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools is investigating a possible hazing incident involving the Parkview High School baseball program.

School district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the alleged hazing happened during a tournament in Charleston, S.C., and included older students wrestling with incoming freshmen. An upperclassman may have also made inappropriate contact with a freshman.

The investigation is ongoing.

Here is the entire statement from Gwinnett County Public Schools:

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Man wanted in deaths of 3 children arrested


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A fugitive wanted in the murders of three children has been taken into custody.

Ivan Gonzalez was captured in Mexico after being on the run for four years, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said he was wanted on murder and arson charges stemming from a 2011 house fire in Lilburn.

The fire killed 21-month-old Stacy Brito, 3-year-old Jose Ivan Guevara and 4-year-old Isaac Guevara.

Investigators say Gonzalez was making methamphetamine in the home.

Two adults were arrested in the case, including the children's mother.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A totaled car is turning heads among visitors to Gwinnett County's Justice and Administration Center.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and the county's board of commissioners placed the car there for a very important reason -- to stress the importance of Georgia's Move Over Law.

The car belonged to Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Lunt. Last year, Lunt activated the car's lights and parked it alongside a roadway to provide visibility and protection for a work crew. The car was rear-ended by a driver who later told police he was changing music on his phone when the accident occurred.

Lunt was seriously injured in the crash and still has not returned to work. His wrecked car will be on display, along with a banner reinforcing the law's purpose, through the end of April.