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Officials: body found in burned Gwinnett County apartment


DULUTH, Ga — Fire crews are investigating after a body was found inside a burned Gwinnett County apartment Tuesday afternoon.

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No Duluth house arrest for man accused of funding al Qaida


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to release an Ohio native pending trial on allegations that he and three others sent money to a prominent al-Qaida leader.

A judge in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday rejected the defense's proposal that Asif Ahmed Salim be put on home detention and stay with family in Duluth, Georgia, near Atlanta, instead of remaining behind bars.

His current attorney didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Prosecutors had argued that the former Ohio State University student spent the last four years living outside the United States and said he is a flight risk.

Salim's attorneys have denied his involvement in what prosecutors say was an effort to raise money for an al-Qaida leader linked to the planning of several attacks against American interests.

Woman charged with lying about Justin Gaines case


 

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities say a woman lied to investigators about the case of a teen missing for eight years.

Walton County’s assistant district attorney confirmed that Thelma Ruth Ballew was indicted on a charge of making a false statement.

Ballew allegedly lied to a captain in the Walton County Sheriff's office when she told them she was there when someone disposed Gaines' body.

Authorities launched a massive search this summer for Gaines' body based in part on her statements.

Gaines vanished eight years ago after a night out in Duluth.

No one has been charged in the case.

Police: Woman who cared for Bobbi Kristina Brown impersonated nurse


ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a woman in charge of Bobbi Kristina Brown's care at the hospice where she died was impersonating a nurse and faces charges that include identity fraud and nursing without a license.
    
A Duluth police report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press states that detectives have documents showing Taiwo Sobamowo cared for Brown at Peachtree Christian Hospice outside Atlanta. The report describes Sobamowo as the nurse in charge of caring for Brown, the only daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston.

There is nothing in the report that mentions how Brown's care might have been affected.
    
The 22-year-old Brown died at Peachtree Christian on July 26 after she was found face-down in the bathtub of her Roswell home Jan. 31.
    
Sobamowo was arrested in North Carolina.

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Man arrested for killing young father in hit-and-run


 

DULUTH, Ga. -- After Gwinnett County police arrested the driver accused of hitting a young father on Boggs Road Monday night, he is now out on bond.

Entertainment district planned near Duluth's Infinite Energy Center


DULUTH, GA (Atlanta Business Chronicle) -- Gwinnett County will spend $7.99 million to buy 13.98 acres next to Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Arena at Gwinnett Center).

Gwinnett County Commissioners approved purchase of the land, which will be added to the venue's existing property.

It is not yet clear how the remainder of the land will be used, but a long-term master plan being prepared by Explore Gwinnett leaders calls for the area surrounding Infinite Energy Arena to be redeveloped with dense housing and an entertainment district, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Justin Gaines case: Man charged with concealing death


WALTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Walton County authorities have charged a 57-year-old man with concealing a death in the case of a Gwinnett County teen missing for nearly eight years.

Justin Gaines disappeared in November 2007 after a night out at Wild Bill's nightclub in Duluth, Ga. He was 18.