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Braselton police officer in custody after SWAT standoff


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- A Braselton police officer was taken into custody after a four hour stand-off with Hall County SWAT.

Lt. Robert Allen Holt was charged with battery and kidnapping of his wife. The SWAT incident took place at 6437 River Hill Drive in Flowery Branch around 9:11 p.m. Saturday night. Neighbors called police after hearing a woman screaming for help.

Suspect captured after officer-involved shooting


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A suspect in a recent officer-involved shooting in Gwinnett County has been arrested in Flowery Branch.

Marc Black, 26, was taken into custody at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said he was the passenger in a car that was pulled over after officers spotted him inside. He has been charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer.

Black is accused of driving the car that tried to run down a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy Monday evening in the 4900 block of Braselton Highway in Hoschton, down the street from Mill Creek High School.

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Opportunities keep coming for player who camped out


5/4/ 2015 UPDATE: The opportunities keep coming for Donte Rumph. After flying out to try out for the New York Jets last week, Rumph is getting another shot in the Big Apple.

Rumph tweeted on Monday that he got a call from the New York Giants.

But that's not all all. Later in the day, Rumph said that he'd also spoken with the Oakland Raiders.

Where will "Cupcake" end up? We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out the original story of his perseverance:

ORIGINAL POST:

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA (WXIA) -- A football player let go from the Atlanta Falcons after training camp last fall is asking for a second chance.

Donte Rumph is camping by the training facility in Flowery Branch to show his commitment.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.

Hall County celebrates victims' rights

Hall County celebrates victims' rights

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County will recognize National Crime Victims' Rights Week this Apr. 19-25. The annual event honors crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

Throughout April, Hall County officials will celebrate local agencies that support crime victims, such as Children's Center for Hope and Healing, New Hope Counseling, Family Connection, and Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates.

"Hall County is incredibly fortunate to have these outstanding agencies which serve as valuable resources for crime victims," county solicitor Stephanie Woodard said in a statement. "By engaging these agencies, we are able to better serve all victims of crime and provide the necessary support they need to heal."