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  1. Wrong-way fatal accident investigationTue, 31 Mar 2015 01:17:53 GMT
    DRIVER. WHAT WE HAVE UNCOVERED ABOUT THE DRIVING PAST. 2 MEN DEAD IN WRONG WAY WRECK ON BUTLER BOULEVARD. More...
  2. 2 killed in wrong-way crash on JTBMon, 30 Mar 2015 08:32:15 GMT
    Two people are dead in a wrong-way crash that closed all westbound lanes of J. Turner Butler Blvd. early Monday morning. According to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol, 27-year-old James Bibb of Snellville, GA was driving his 2005 Subaru Forester east in the westbound lanesthat side of the highway is closed between Kernan Blvd. and I-295. More...
  3. Child attacked by dog in Gwinnett CountyFri, 27 Mar 2015 02:08:33 GMT
    A 4-year-old child is recovering after being mauled by a neighborhood dog. Nearly $5,000 later, the tot has 17 stitches and lots of emotional scarring. More...
  4. Some lawmakers hopeful for Brunch Bill to offer earlier Sunday drinking timesThu, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:26 GMT
    When you go out for breakfast, brunch or lunch on Sunday mornings, do you like having a Bloody Mary or mimosa with your meal? If so, you're probably well aware of state law that prohibits alcohol from being sold or served until 12:30 in the afternoon. Now, if some lawmakers get their way, that start time would change. More...
  5. Police: Man Steals $63K Dressed As Armored Car GuardTue, 10 Mar 2015 17:33:12 GMT
    Police say a Gwinnett County man walked into a check-cashing store dressed as an armored car guard and walked out with $63,000. The man is a former employee of two armer-car companies and used one of those uniforms in his attempt to pull off the heist. More...
  6. Dick YarbroughSat, 07 Mar 2015 08:11:19 GMT
    Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference? I thought about that after a note I received from Jan Goddard of Snellville. She wanted me to know about a "special guy" named Mike Goddard, who also happens to be her husband. More...
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  1. College students should be careful this Spring and SummerThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:53:58 EST
    By Morgan B. Mattews, Ourtown National News Editor, 1. Bad repair shopsI recently had a horrible experience with a local auto shop where the entire staff took advantage of my poor knowledge of car maintenance and part prices.I spent over $500 for one part that wasn't even the start of my issue. College students should be careful when going to new places around your college town... More...
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  2. A Gwinnett County Public Schools UpdateWed, 25 Mar 2015 19:21:18 EST
    March 23-28, 2015 THIS WEEK in Gwinnett County Public Schools will hold its Career and Technical Education Student of the Year Banquet on March25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Busbee Center at Gwinnett Technical College.The Gwinnett County Board of Education will kick off its series of Area Board Meetings this week on Tues., March 24,at Meadowcreek High School and Thurs., March 26, at Berkmar High School... More...
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  3. Cresent Moon Song of LoveTue, 24 Mar 2015 01:11:12 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon...Cresent Moon.Its the birth of a Full Moon every month of the year. However, early each and every month, Love takes flight, at the Cressent Moon. More...
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  4. FLH Band has your remedy for Spring Fever TonightSat, 21 Mar 2015 16:26:41 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National Talk News Editor, Are you suffering from Spring Fever? Well forget about calling 911, or visiting your local hospital. FLH Band will be serving your fever medicine tonight. More...
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  5. Danny has grills for sale this weekendWed, 18 Mar 2015 18:08:19 EST
    By Tom Livsey, OurTown National News Editor, My name is Danny and my Business is grills. I have an Overstock of used grills, and new grills. Gas. Charcoal, Combo, and smokers. This weekend Friday and Saturday March 20 and 21 More...
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  6. National Tax Queen celebrates her birthday at Arizona SteakhouseWed, 18 Mar 2015 16:50:03 EST
    By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor, Though March 17th was enjoyed by billions around the world, for St. Patrick's Day, Ms. Corliss Royal celebrated her special day with family, friends, and two other 2015 Top 50 Promised Land Difference Maker Award Winners, Ms. Tricia Bailey, and Ms. Lyn Robinson, at one of Georgia's best steakhouses, named Arizona in Lithonia, Georgia. More...
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  7. Peaches to the Beaches---Georgia's Longest Yard SaleThu, 12 Mar 2015 19:39:19 EST
    By Jeri Turk-Morgan, OurTown National New Editor, A satisfying, exhilarating experience for you will be happening on Friday and Saturday, March 13- 14, 2015 known as "Georgia's Longest Yard Sale."This is the 11th Annual Affair More...
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  8. How to Handle Utility Problems When It's Not Your Fault...Wed, 11 Mar 2015 02:27:49 EST
    By Jane Bass, Ourtown National News Editor, Heartaches, pain and a hugh void of disappointment creeps in when your home services such as gas, lights and telephone are tampered with by your provider and it's not your fault.You have requested a new service from the provider and asked for the cost. You are given the cost on the phone while speaking with their representative. More...
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Top Stories
  1. US gives threatened status to northern long-eared batWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:49 -0400
    DETROIT (AP) The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. More...
  2. Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movieWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:10 -0400
    LOS ANGELES (AP) CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce "Patriots' Day," a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis' firsthand account. More...
  3. Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land foodWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:27:39 -0400
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Polar bears forced off sea ice because of global warming will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, researchers say in a paper, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating they could be embracing bird eggs, berries and other land food sources. More...
  4. Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadlineWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:26:30 -0400
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks are still facing a "tough struggle," indicating the talks are not likely to end soon. More...
  5. Driver killed at NSA identified as transgender, friend saysWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:25:50 -0400
    BALTIMORE (AP) The driver killed in a violent confrontation at a National Security Agency gate identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore, according to a friend. More...
  6. Lagares, Mets working on deal to guarantee $23M from 2016-19Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:24:53 -0400
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) The Mets are working to complete a new contract with Juan Lagares that would guarantee the center fielder $23 million from 2016-19, including a buyout of a $9.5 million option for 2020. More...
  7. US stock indexes extend slide in afternoon tradingWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:24:53 -0400
    U.S. stocks moved lower in afternoon trading Wednesday, as discouraging economic reports on manufacturing, jobs and construction spending stoked concerns about corporate profits and global growth. The slide extended the market's losses from the day before. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices surged. More...
  8. 10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdownWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:18:50 -0400
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) Sierra Leone says it found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown and an official says the West African nation is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic. More...
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  1. Heavy winds sweep Germany, disrupt transportWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:20:43 GMT
    " Heavy winds have caused disruption to transport across Germany, prompting the national railway to suspend services in part of the country and forcing flight delays and cancelations. Railway operator Deutsche Bahn on Tuesday stopped all local trains in North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany's most populous, which includes Cologne and Duesseldorf. More...
  2. Irish Central Banker Absolves the Euro of BlameWed, 01 Apr 2015 08:06:15 GMT
    The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Patrick Honohan, surveyed almost 200 years of Irish currency arrangements in a speech. Currency regimes matter less to the success or failure of economies than the quality of the policies pursued by governments and central banks, the governor of Ireland's central bank said Tuesday. More...
  3. New York court dismisses foreclosure lawsuit against HSBCWed, 01 Apr 2015 03:55:54 GMT
    A court in Buffalo, New York, dismissed a petition on Monday filed by New York state, alleging that HSBC Holdings Plc ignored a law designed to protect homeowners from being thrown into foreclosure without getting a chance to renegotiate their mortgages. The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in 2013 accused HSBC of letting foreclosure cases languish by ignoring a state law intended to give as many as 25,000 homeowners a chance to negotiate loan modifications. More...
  4. Consumers worried about government policyWed, 01 Apr 2015 03:55:53 GMT
    Concerns about government policy have overtaken cost of living woes to become the biggest consumer worry, for the first time since the National Australia Bank began gauging hip pocket anxieties two years ago. State and federal government policies are both to blame, including power privatisation plans in NSW, NAB chief economist Alan Oster said. More...
  5. Fed's George Says Economy Could Do With Less Fed StimulusWed, 01 Apr 2015 03:55:52 GMT
    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George said Tuesday that steady economic growth calls for the U.S. central bank to pull back on the level of stimulus it has been providing the economy. "You are required to look ahead" when you make interest-rate policy, Ms. More...
  6. Apple Pay Running Into Hurdles at Checkout Counter, Survey FindsTue, 31 Mar 2015 23:41:19 GMT
    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 20: A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system on October 20, 2014 in San Francisco City. More...
  7. ASX jumps 9pc in first three months of 2015Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:36:30 GMT
    Australian equities on Tuesday ended a blockbuster first quarter on a positive note, bouncing back from Monday's losses as banks and resources were lifted by improved global sentiment and technology stocks were buoyed by the success of two new listings. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index closed up 45.4 points, or 0.8 per cent, at 5891.5, while the broader All Ordinaries Index ended up 45.6 points, or 0.8 per cent, at 5861.9. For the three months to the end of March, the indices were up nearly 9 per cent, making it the best first quarter for the wider index in 24 years . More...
  8. Andreessen Doubles Down on Security Firm TaniumTue, 31 Mar 2015 18:26:43 GMT
    The benefactor isn't a buzzy new app, but a nerdy computer-security company called Tanium that makes it easier for corporate tech departments to see what software is running on employees' computers. Customers include large banks, including J.P. Morgan Chase Andreessen Horowitz, which invested $90 million in Tanium last year , is putting in another $52 million, a person familiar with the transaction said. More...
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  1. Hillary Clinton urges Arkansas governor to veto state bill on religious objectionsWed, 01 Apr 2015 17:06:59 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday pressed Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a religious objections bill in her former home state, warning it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians. More...
  2. Wal-Mart asks suppliers to cut back on ads for store as it seeks low-price leader crown againWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:45:45 GMT
    Wal-Mart is asking suppliers to cut back on advertising spending in its stores as it seeks better prices on goods that it sells to its own customers. More...
  3. 'The worst of the worst': Man gets 110 years for 4 rapes from 1990s found through DNA testingWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:23:15 GMT
    A Cleveland man convicted of rape and kidnapping for assaults on four women in the 1990s has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison after tests matched his DNA to evidence in a backlog of untested rape kits. More...
  4. Sexist Air Force 'songbook' cited in case to overhaul military justice systemWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:15:01 GMT
    Victims of sexual assault in the military are pointing to an unofficial Air Force "songbook" -- which glorifies rape and violence -- to help build the case for prosecuting crimes outside the command structure of the military. More...
  5. Police: SUV crashes into Florida home, killing man and pregnant woman; driver survivesWed, 01 Apr 2015 16:08:17 GMT
    An SUV crossed a highway median and slammed into a home, killing a man and a woman who was nine months pregnant as they slept early Wednesday, according to police. More...
  6. US stock indexes move lower in midday trading, continuing a slump from day beforeWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:56:15 GMT
    U.S. stocks are slipping in midday trading, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before. More...
  7. SUV crashes into Florida home, killing couple, unborn childWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:52:44 GMT
    Police say a sleeping couple and their unborn child are dead after a sport utility vehicle slammed into their home in Florida. More...
  8. Arkansas governor calls for changes to religious objection bill criticized as anti-gayWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:49:19 GMT
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation. More...
  9. Inmate escapes from eastern Illinois jail after overpowering guard, stealing uniform, SUVWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:27:22 GMT
    A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, uniform and SUV. More...
  1. Behati Prinsloo's Skirt Flies Up on the Red Carpet: See Her Marilyn MomentWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:00 EDT
    The supermodel falls victim to another wardrobe malfunction More...
  2. How Does Jon Hamm Unwind After Playing Don Draper on Mad Men?Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:20:00 EDT
    Ditching Don Draper is "Not Automatic" for Jon Hamm and Requires A Ritual (Hint: It Involves Pringles) More...
  3. Rob Kardashian Calls Scott Disick a 'Legend' on InstagramWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:10:00 EDT
    The praise for Disick follows an Instagram post in which Kardashian called sister Kim "the bitch from Gone Girl More...
  4. Shop This Flattering Jumpsuit Before It Sells Out (Again!)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 EDT
    Five reasons we love this sleek onesie (including the price and insanely flattering cut) More...
  5. RHOA Star Claudia Jordan: 'People Are Tired of NeNe Leakes Fighting' (VIDEO)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:45:00 EDT
    Plus, Jordan weighs in on RHONJ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice More...
  6. Cynthia Lennon, Ex-Wife of John Lennon, Has DiedWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:35:00 EDT
    The ex-wife of the former Beatle died at her home Wednesday More...
  7. Catherine and Sean Lowe Are Expecting Their First Child: See Her Baby Bump (PHOTO)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:30:00 EDT
    The Bachelor alum announced on Instagram that she's "17 weeks" along More...
  8. Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Team Up for Biblical Movie Apostle PaulWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:20:00 EDT
    Jackman is set to play the Jewish man of God More...
  9. Melissa McCarthy Goes Full James Bond in New Spy TrailerWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:00 EDT
    The comic actress reunites with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig for the secret-agent spoof More...
  10. Why Halle Berry Loves Her Lingerie Line: I Get to Make Women Feel BeautifulWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:05:00 EDT
    The star talks about Scandale Paris (and her favorite TV shows at the moment) More...
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  1. Behati Prinsloo's Skirt Flies Up on the Red Carpet: See Her Marilyn MomentWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:30:00 EDT
    The supermodel falls victim to another wardrobe malfunction More...
  2. How Does Jon Hamm Unwind After Playing Don Draper on Mad Men?Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:20:00 EDT
    Ditching Don Draper is "Not Automatic" for Jon Hamm and Requires A Ritual (Hint: It Involves Pringles) More...
  3. Rob Kardashian Calls Scott Disick a 'Legend' on InstagramWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:10:00 EDT
    The praise for Disick follows an Instagram post in which Kardashian called sister Kim "the bitch from Gone Girl More...
  4. Shop This Flattering Jumpsuit Before It Sells Out (Again!)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:00 EDT
    Five reasons we love this sleek onesie (including the price and insanely flattering cut) More...
  5. RHOA Star Claudia Jordan: 'People Are Tired of NeNe Leakes Fighting' (VIDEO)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:45:00 EDT
    Plus, Jordan weighs in on RHONJ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice More...
  6. Cynthia Lennon, Ex-Wife of John Lennon, Has DiedWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:35:00 EDT
    The ex-wife of the former Beatle died at her home Wednesday More...
  7. Catherine and Sean Lowe Are Expecting Their First Child: See Her Baby Bump (PHOTO)Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:30:00 EDT
    The Bachelor alum announced on Instagram that she's "17 weeks" along More...
  8. Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Team Up for Biblical Movie Apostle PaulWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:20:00 EDT
    Jackman is set to play the Jewish man of God More...
  9. Melissa McCarthy Goes Full James Bond in New Spy TrailerWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:15:00 EDT
    The comic actress reunites with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig for the secret-agent spoof More...
  10. Why Halle Berry Loves Her Lingerie Line: I Get to Make Women Feel BeautifulWed, 01 Apr 2015 12:05:00 EDT
    The star talks about Scandale Paris (and her favorite TV shows at the moment) More...
Music News
  1. Drake Says He Wrote Alicia Keys' 'Un-Thinkable' About Nicki MinajWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Drake confirms speculation that he wrote Alicia Keys' forbidden-love hit "Un-Thinkable" with Nicki Minaj in mind. More...
  2. Chuckie Says He's 'Excited' To Tour With Legendary Paul OakenfoldWed, 13 Oct 2010 16:09:56 EDT
    Dutch dance music DJ/producer Chuckie will join Paul Oakenfold's Facelift Tour, which kicked off last week. More...
  3. Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Artists Push One Another, Common SaysWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:57:37 EDT
    G.O.O.D. Music members Common and Big Sean talk about how the competitive vibe of Kanye West's hip-hop collective inspires members to make their best music. More...
  4. Kings Of Leon's Come Around Sundown: Night MovesWed, 13 Oct 2010 15:20:19 EDT
    Kings of Leon are taking a victory lap with Come Around Sundown, the follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough, in Bigger Than the Sound. More...
  5. Ke$ha Works On Her 'Psychic Abilities'Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:51:26 EDT
    Ke$ha tells Seventeen touring spiritual healer helps her hone in on "psychic abilities" and center her chakras before every show. More...
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  1. Man faces jail over bomb manualWed, 01 Apr 2015 03:39:19 GMT
    Erol Incedal was cleared of targeting Tony Blair and his wife Cherie as part of a terrorist plot A British law student cleared of plotting a terror attack following the UK's first secret terror case faces up to 10 years in jail for possessing a bomb-making manual. Erol Incedal, 27, broke down in tears last week as he was found not guilty after a retrial at the Old Bailey of plotting with a terrorist in Syria to either attack individuals such as former prime minister Tony Blair or carry out a "Mumbai style" outrage using a Kalashnikov. More...
  2. No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadlineWed, 01 Apr 2015 00:43:45 GMT
    Officials of Britain, Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union, the United States and Iran wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Mon... . Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, left, Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, second left, Special Assistant to Iranian president Hossein Fereydoun, second right, and Iranian Deputy Foreig... . More...
  3. Iran cancels Briton's jail termTue, 31 Mar 2015 20:29:04 GMT
    An Iranian-British woman jailed for trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran will not have to return to prison. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 26, was was freed on bail in November after being arrested at a Tehran stadium as she tried to attend a men's volleyball match between Iran and Italy. More...
  4. Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episodeTue, 31 Mar 2015 19:24:42 GMT
    European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of a 27-year-old German co-pilot who prosecutors say deliberately... . Passengers watch candles and flowers for the victims of the plane crash at the airport in Dusseldorf , Germany, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. More...
  5. Seamus Daly is being tried for 29 murders after a 1998 bombing devastated OmaghTue, 31 Mar 2015 15:10:24 GMT
    Police in the Republic of Ireland have delayed handing over mobile phone evidence to the team prosecuting a man for the Omagh bombing, a lawyer has told a court. Senior Police Service of Northern Ireland officers are to meet counterparts south of the border to discuss the matter next month. More...