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Several brush fires shut down part of I-85 in Gwinnett

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Brush fires shut down I-85 in Gwinnett County for several hours Wednesday afternoon.

Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said his office received reports of several fires near I-85 south between Old Winder Highway and Spout Springs Road -- a six to seven mile stretch of the interstate.


Gwinnett man charged with making fake 911 calls

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A 33-year-old man has been charged with making multiple phony and sometimes threatening calls to the Gwinnett County Police Department 911 Center.

About 14 such calls, all made by the same person, were placed between Apr. 17 and 25. They included three fake requests for an ambulance, a bomb report, and a claim that an apartment building was on fire.

On Monday, Gwinnett County Police arrested the man they believe made the calls, Aaron Tyler Norman, of Buford.

They said it was Norman who stated, for example, in one of the calls, "I got a (expletive) gun" and, in another call, "Mother (expletive), better get over to Marquis at Sugarloaf because somebody's about to get shot."

"He threatened that he had a bomb" in at least one of the calls, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington. "He threatened to blow up locations."

Buffalo Wild Wings flies into Mall of Georgia

Buffalo Wild Wings flies into Mall of Georgia

BUFORD, Ga. -- Buffalo Wild Wings is opening its newest location in Buford, Ga. at Mall of Georgia on Monday, July 27, bringing its mouth-watering wings, wide selection of premium, craft and domestic beers and ultimate sports viewing atmosphere to local residents. Buffalo Wild Wings is the destination for wing fanatics and sports fans alike.

“We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Mall of Georgia and we look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic community,” said Bob Ruhland, Vice President of North America Marketing for Buffalo Wild Wings.

The Mall of Georgia Buffalo Wild Wings features wall-to-wall high-definition, flat-screen TVs for ultimate event and sports viewing. The company’s new restaurant design captures the energy of a sports stadium and creates a social and interactive local gathering place for sports fans.

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.

TV show: Kelly Nash had gunshot wound

TV show: Kelly Nash had gunshot wound

HALL COUNTY, Ga. – An Investigation Discovery documentary alleges that a Buford man found in Lake Lanier died from a gunshot wound.

Kelly Nash, 25, went missing in the early morning hours of Jan. 5. He left behind his wallet, phone, ID and truck.

Family and friends launched an extensive search for Nash, offering a reward that grew to more than $50,000.

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall

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.