Gwinnett County

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Judge Allows School Officials’ Campaign Activity

A lawsuit alleging illegal campaigning by public education officials opposed to a constitutional amendment on charter schools unraveled Wednesday in a Fulton County courtroom.

10/11/2012

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Record Heroin Bust In Gwinnett County

DULUTH – (WAOK/AJC) – Gwinnett county law enforcement along with federal authorities say they’ve made a record heroin bust,  and crushed a known drug trafficking cartel.  Agents made the bust early Thursday at a home […]

WAOK-AM–08/02/2012

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Heat, Drought Has Officials Worried About Firework Safety

ATLANTA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – After a weekend brush fire started by a model rocket in a Gwinnett County park, fire officials across Metro Atlanta urge people to take extra caution with fireworks this Fourth of […]

WAOK-AM–07/04/2012

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Ex-Gwinnett Police Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

ATLANTA (WAOK)-A Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman resigned before being terminated Tuesday after being charged with soliciting a prostitute in Barrow County. Jud Smith, county sheriff, said Cpl. Brian Kelly responded to an ad placed […]

WAOK-AM–06/13/2012

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Gwinnett Commissioner Pleads Guilty To Bribery

Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, her son and a third person pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Atlanta to a scheme to accept bribes in exchange for Lasseter’s influence and vote for a proposed real estate development in her district.

06/01/2012

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Bank Of America Provides Help For Homeowners

 ATLANTA (WAOK)-Bank of America is holding a free, three-day homeowner assistance event in Duluth Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5. The event will take place at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mortgage holders will […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2012

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Norcross Teen Severely Injured In Car Surfing Accident

NORCROSS – (WAOK/AJC)  –  Gwinnett county authorities say a teenager is in a medically induced coma,  after he was injured in a car sufing accident on Wednesday.  Police say 16 year old Alex Mora and some […]

WAOK-AM–04/27/2012

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Gwinnett Police Say Drug Deal Led To Triple Homicide

LAWRENCEVILLE – (WAOK/AJC)    Gwinnett County police said Thursday morning that two men stopped overnight in North Carolina are connected to the three men found shot to death at an apartment near Lawrenceville Wednesday night,  but are […]

WAOK-AM–03/01/2012

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Second Vote Coming On Charter Amendment

ATLANTA – (AJC/WAOK)   Charter school supporters plan a second attempt Wednesday at persuading the Georgia House to approve legislation asking voters to restore the state’s power to approve charter schools.    Lobbying has been intense since […]

WAOK-AM–02/21/2012

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MJ’s 6 Fingers Leads To Dozens Of Counterfeit Nike Air Jordans

Police say one of the first clues the Nike shoes might be fake was the logo of Michael Jordan. The former NBA star had too many fingers, an officer wrote in his report.

02/15/2012

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