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Pinterest 'pin' leads to Flowery Branch child porn, drug arrests


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Two men are behind bars after one allegedly tried to save child porn on a social media website.

The Gainesville Times reports that Pinterest notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when Keith Prosser, 43, allegedly tried to pin the illegal material on their platform.

Agents executed a search warrant on Nov. 2 in the 4900 block of Strickland Road where they found Hans Gunther Prosser, 51, and Keith Prosser.

Agents also found a small amount of cocaine and photos and videos of naked children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Hall commissioners approve special needs development


GAINESVILLE, GA (WXIA) -- The Hall County Commission voted Thursday evening to approve a plan to build a special needs housing complex in the southern portion of the county. 

The vote passed four votes to one. 

11Alive's Jeremy Campbell says that 2nd District commissioner Billy Powell noted that the crowd attending the meeting was one of the largest ever to attend a meeting. He asked for those supporting, then those opposing the housing complex to stand, in order to gauge the room. The crowd appeared to have been evenly mixed in its support.

Commissioner Kathy Cooper made a motion to deny, but no other commissioner seconded the motion -- until the commission chair placed a second in order to engage discussion of the matter. However, the motion to deny did not survive the commission's vote. 

Dueling petitions on special needs housing vote


 

ATLANTA -- Dueling petitions try to influence a Hall County Commission vote Thursday night on a special needs housing complex.

Shoplifting suspect accused of biting pregnant clerk


HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman was jailed without bond after reportedly shoplifting, then attacking a pregnant woman who tried to stop her.

It happened Aug. 29 at the Dollar General in the 5600 block of Atlanta Highway in Hall County.

Hall County Sheriff's officials said Bridgette Hughes entered the store at around 11 a.m., took merchandise and left without paying for it. An employee followed Hughes and confronted her in the parking lot.

According to a police report, Hughes struck the employee, Michele Bagwell, in the face several times. She also bit Bagwell's hand. Hughes' two young children watched the altercation.

Witnesses called 911, and Hughes was arrested at the scene. Investigators determined she was also in possession of Adderall that was not prescribed to her.

Bagwell, who is pregnant, was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for observation.

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.