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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.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.

3 kids hit by car while waiting for bus


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Three children were hit by a car at a Gwinnett County school bus stop Thursday morning.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said the children were struck at around 7:45 a.m. at Francis Drive and Rockbridge Road in the Lilburn area.

All three children suffered minor injuries. Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said two of the children are in elementary school, while the third is in middle school.

The driver who hit the children stayed on the scene. No names have been released.

The driver told police his knee gave out. His car jumped the right curb, and struck the kids who were waiting on a sidewalk. He is being cited for failure to maintain lane.

Teacher killed in head-on collision in Gwinnett

Teacher killed in head-on collision in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County elementary school teacher was killed in a two-vehicle accident Monday morning.

It happened shortly after 7 a.m. in the area of Hewatt and Martin Nash roads.

According to investigators, the woman was driving a passenger car north on Hewatt Road when she crossed the double yellow lines and collided head-on with a pickup truck going in the opposite direction.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera said the car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as 41-year-old Nichole Riley, of Snellville. She was a teacher at Alford Elementary School, according to police.

The male pickup truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both drivers were alone in their respective cars.

The accident is under investigation.