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Former Atlanta Falcon William Moore arrested for shooting at a family's car

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Former Atlanta Falcons player William Moore has been charged with multiple counts, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly firing a gun at a vehicle with three people, including two children, inside. The incident occurred on Sunday in Alexander Park, Lawrenceville, and the vehicle was damaged, though it is unknown if anyone was injured. Moore played for the Falcons for seven seasons before retiring in 2015, and he was booked into the Gwinnett County jail on Sunday, where he remains held.

A school bus caught fire outside Mulberry Elementary School in Gwinnett County, on Monday morning. The driver noticed increasing heat under the dashboard and pulled over before evacuating the students from the bus. Shortly after, the bus caught fire, but no one was injured in the incident. The fire department quickly extinguished the flames, and Georgia Milestones testing was suspended for the day. School officials have reassured parents that counselors are available for any students who may need support. The bus driver and monitor were praised for their quick response in ensuring the safety of the children.

A student at Trickum Middle School will face disciplinary action and criminal charges after a search for marijuana led to the discovery of an unloaded handgun. A staff member had raised concerns about the student and alerted administrators. The student was brought to a "secure location" and their bag was searched, where marijuana and a handgun were found. The school's principal, Ryan Queen, praised the staff member who raised concerns and said that the incident demonstrated the "see something, say something" concept. The incident is the latest in a series of disciplinary incidents in Gwinnett County schools this year.

The Suwanee Arts Festival is a two-day event showcasing art exhibits, stage performances, children's activities, and cuisine from around the world. The festival will take place at Suwanee Town Center and will focus on the visual arts, featuring more than 120 regional artisans selling their creations. There will also be onsite demonstrations by glassblower Kelly Robertson and woodworker Lee Bembry, as well as a Kid's Zone and Emerging Talent tent showcasing young artists. The festival will also feature entertainment on the Town Center Park Stage and a Writer's Tent highlighting literary arts. A variety of food options will be available, and the festival will conclude with the unveiling of "The Ultimate Participation Trophy Project," a temporary art piece made from donated trophies by artist Phil Proctor.

John Melvin, former executive director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, has been sworn in as the managing assistant district attorney in Gwinnett County. Melvin, who resigned from his position at the GBI last month, has over 28 years of prosecution and legal experience, including five years at the GBI, where he served as chief of staff, assistant director, and executive director. Before joining the GBI, Melvin worked as a prosecutor in the Cobb County DA's Office and taught at Emory Law School and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. In his Facebook post, Melvin expressed his excitement to return to the profession of law and serve as a managing district attorney in Gwinnett County, which has a population of one million and is one of the most diverse counties in the United States.

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