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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.

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.

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

Wrecked police car provides sobering reminder of Move Over Law

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A totaled car is turning heads among visitors to Gwinnett County's Justice and Administration Center.

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway and the county's board of commissioners placed the car there for a very important reason -- to stress the importance of Georgia's Move Over Law.

The car belonged to Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Lunt. Last year, Lunt activated the car's lights and parked it alongside a roadway to provide visibility and protection for a work crew. The car was rear-ended by a driver who later told police he was changing music on his phone when the accident occurred.

Lunt was seriously injured in the crash and still has not returned to work. His wrecked car will be on display, along with a banner reinforcing the law's purpose, through the end of April.

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.

Gwinnett woman charged with shooting husband to death


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A 36-year-old woman is accused of shooting her estranged husband to death inside his Gwinnett County apartment.

Olivia Annette Smith has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 34-year-old Cory Smith.

Investigators responded to a domestic dispute call at around 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the Preston Hills at Mill Creek Apartments in the 2900 block of Buford Drive. They found Cory Smith inside his apartment. He was pronounced dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Annette Smith was taken to Gwinnett County Police headquarters for questioning before her arrest. An investigation revealed the suspect and victim were arguing when Annette Smith produced a gun and shot Cory Smith.

Suspect arrested in luxury car thefts

Suspect arrested in luxury car thefts

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Police in Gwinnett County believe they've caught a man behind a string of luxury car thefts.

Investigators believe Deshun Williams masterminded a key-swapping theft ring where the criminals take fake key fobs to a dealership, then secretly switch them out for real ones.

Officers say Williams stole a $250,000worth of high-end vehicles, scratched out the VIN numbers, and resold them.

Police are also investigating Williams in connection with another string of stolen cars.

Williams is facing several charges, including theft by taking and theft by deception.