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Badly injured dog wanders into pharmacy


LILBURN, Ga -- Police are trying to find out who owns a seriously injured dog who roamed into a CVS pharmacy on March 6, 2014. The dog is recovering at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.

Veterinarians at the Shelter said the Pit Bull mix is about 7 years old. He wandered into the CVS on Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn and roamed his way back to the pharmacy counter. Employees called police. Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement officer saw that the dog's ears were missing and the skin on the top of his head was scraped from ear to ear. His left eye was also damaged.

Shooting at extended stay hotel in Lilburn

Lilburn, GA-  Gwinnett County police are investigating a shooting that happened just after noon at the Intown Suites on Hwy 78.

Witnesses staying at the hotel say they heard a series of loud noises that they later learned were gunshots and found a man lying on the second floor balcony.

Police identified the victim as 50 year old Vincent Newsome.

Jason Burnett and his wife Leila tried to help the Newsome.

"I just told him to stay still and help was on the way. Seeing him there was really upsetting, I've never seen anyone shot," said Lelia Burnett.

Police say Newsome was out in the parking lot of the Intown Suites washing and detailing a friend's car. 

"Newsome took a break and went to his room on the second floor.  When he was headed back down someone attacked him there in the breezeway," said Sgt. Brian Doan.

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Yellow River Ranch "not perfect," but clears gov't inspections

LILBURN, Ga.-- Last week, we told you about 17 bears relocated from a popular tourist attraction in Helen to Colorado.

PETA and the Atlanta Humane society teamed up after accusations that the bears were being mistreated.  That story sparked a conversation on our Facebook page.

Megan wrote: "If anyone has been to the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn.... they also have bears in a containment just like this one. its very sad and something needs to be done."

Stacey added: "The Yellow River Game Ranch is horrible now!  Not how I remember it from when I was younger.  I left in tears when I went over the summer."

And then Page said : "I hope someone checks out the animals at Yellow River Game Ranch.... the last time we were there....the animals were kept in tiny pens. They hardly moved at all ....and it was just SAD." 

11Alive's Doug Richards went to the Yellow River Game Ranch to check things out.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- As the GHSA state basketball tournament heads for the semifinal round, there is a new edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The GACS boys continue to lead the way. 

The Greater Atlanta Christian Boys are marching toward Macon and holding down the top spot, followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Miller Grove.

Berkmar is 6, with Walton, Columbia, Pebblebrook, Stephenson, and Alexander completing the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is ready for inspection. The McEachern girls hang on to the top spot as the GHSA state tournament heads for semifinal weekend.

McEachern and Southwest DeKalb are 1 and 2 again this week with Redan, Parkview, and Archer in the top 5.

North Forsyth, Tucker, Hillgrove,Wesleyan and Norcross round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

Gwinnett schools add 30 minutes to day to make up for snow days

Gwinnett schools add 30 minutes to day to make up for snow days

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- To make up for days missed during recent storms, Gwinnett County Schools announced a plan Monday that includes extending the school day by 30 minutes.

The school system will use its three built-in make-up days: February 17, March 14, and May 22.

The remaining four days will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. 

All schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14. The last day of school will be Thursday, May 22. 

The school will also make adjustments to the tentative graduation schedule. Those changes will be communicated to seniors and their families.

Teachers will work a required staff development day on Friday, May 23 and school leaders will work with teachers on making up the other two staff development days.