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Man charged with felony murder in death of girlfriend's son


NORCROSS, Ga. -- Police have charged a 23-year-old man with felony murder in the death of his girlfriend's son in Gwinnett County.

Police spokesperson Cpl. Jake Smith says officers responded to an apartment home on Graves Road in unincorporated Norcross Monday. They found 16-month-old Noah Nolan not breathing and took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police arrested Cody Williams, the mother's boyfriend.

According to the arrest warrant, Williams struck the child in the face twice with the heel of his hand and shook the child roughly. When 911 was called, the child was no longer breathing. Police say Williams was watching his girlfriend's son and his older sister at the apartment where they all lived. Williams was originally charged with child cruelty, but that charge was upgraded to murder late Tuesday afternoon.

Annual reading program features veteran and his service dog

Annual reading program features veteran and his service dog
Gwinnett County Public Library is proud to announce New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalván, a 17-year veteran and former U.S. Army captain, as the featured author for the 2014 One Book, One Community countywide reading program.
 
Montalván will be joined by his beloved service dog, Tuesday, for events on September 20 and 21.
 
Montalván and Tuesday will kick off the 2014 Suwanee Fest on Saturday, September 20 at 9 am as grand marshals for the Suwanee Fest Parade.
 
At 11:30 am on the Town Center Stage, Montalván will read from his children’s book, “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog,” which details a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire as narrated by Tuesday.

Roadwork this week: Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall

Roadwork this week: Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall

(WXIA) -- Be careful, drivers -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be mowing in several areas of metro Atlanta this week.

Mowing typically only requires shoulder and median closures. However, workers will also patch asphalt on certain streets; patching involves a flagman or pilot vehicle directing cars through the work zone.

All projects will take place Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

These projects are scheduled to take place in Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall counties:

Forsyth County
* Mowing alongside Keith Bridge and Browns Bridge roads
* Asphalt removal and repair on Buford and Browns Bridge roads

Gwinnett County
* Mowing alongside Buford Highway
* Roadside litter pickup throughout the county

Man accused of selling bogus insurance policies


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities have arrested a man who allegedly sold bogus insurance policies to a long list of victims.

A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted Juan Pablo Navas on 77 counts of insurance fraud, credit card fraud and forgery.

Navas is accused of taking money from customers at Velox Insurance in Norcross, and instead of forwarding the money on to the insurance carrier, he pocketed it. Navas gave customers a certificate of insurance but authorities say it was meaningless. Investigators said at least 68 customers bought insurance from Navas.

Sherry Mowell, the director of the fraud division at the State Insurance Commissioner's Office, said they started investigating Navas in early 2013.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

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Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The owners of 60 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants provided 5,900 lunches Wednesday to children in seven counties who typically receive free and reduced lunches at school, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The food made its way to children through MUST Ministries, whose summer lunch program has been around for 19 years. Program volunteers meet at churches in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Paulding and Pickens counties five days a week to make, pack and deliver lunches to nearly 6,000 children across eight counties for 10 weeks during the summer.

Gwinnett to hold back to school lock-in

Gwinnett to hold back to school lock-in

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and young people in Gwinnett County are invited to celebrate the end of summer at an overnight party.

The Back to School Bash Lock-in will begin Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and will end Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 a.m. It will be held at Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center.

Attendees must be between 8 and 13 years old, and are asked to bring sleeping bags and pajamas. They will enjoy pizza, games and a movie at night, and waffles in the morning.