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Two men killed, two others injured in Lawrenceville area shooting

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GDP Script/ Top Stories for Sept 5

Publish Date: sept 1

From the Henssler Financial Studio Welcome to the Gwinnett Daily Post Podcast

Today is Tuesday September 5th, and happy heavenly birthday to singer Freddie Mercury


I’m Bruce Jenkins and here are your top stories presented by Peggy Slappey Properties

1. Two men killed, two others injured in Lawrenceville area shooting

2. Gwinnett medical examiner's office trying to identify man found dead at Norcross-area construction site

3. And Gwinnett police clear woman accused in identity theft, say she is no longer a suspect

All of this and more is coming up on the Gwinnett Daily Post podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen daily and subscribe!


Break 1 : Slappey


Story 1. 2 siblings

Gwinnett County police are investigating a shooting in unincorporated Lawrenceville that occurred on the 1300 block of Baldridge Drive. Two men were found dead in a front yard, while two others were alive but suffering from gunshot wounds. Preliminary findings suggest a verbal altercation in the front yard led to the exchange of gunfire. Detectives are searching for witnesses and investigating the motive behind the shooting. The names of the victims have not been disclosed, and the condition of the injured individuals is unknown. Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the police or Crime Stoppers anonymously for a potential cash reward.

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STORY 2: identify

Authorities in Gwinnett County are working to identify the body of a Hispanic man discovered at a construction site near Live Oak Parkway and Thompson Parkway in unincorporated Norcross on August 7. The man is believed to be between 20 and 50 years old, measuring between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds. He was found wearing size 30-by-34 blue jeans, a grey GAP tank top, blue-red-white plaid pajama pants, white socks with a lime green stripe, a black belt, a tan or light brown Nike hoodie, and a white metal beaded necklace. The man also had tattoos on his forearms: one with "John 3:16," a rosary, and a cross on his left forearm, and the other with two nautical stars, the word "Maria," and a pair of wings on his right forearm. Authorities have not yet determined the cause or manner of death, and anyone with information about the man's identity is urged to contact the Medical Examiner's Office at 678-442-3160.

Story 3: clear

A Hispanic woman previously considered a suspect in an identity theft case at a Truist bank near Gwinnett Place Mall has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to Gwinnett County police. The woman, who had been identified through surveillance footage, is no longer a suspect. Authorities are still actively investigating the case, in which someone used another person's identity to steal over $19,000 from the Truist bank on Pleasant Hill Road on June 14. This theft involved a $13,607 withdrawal from the victim's account and the cashing of a $6,111 check. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police.

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Break 2: Slappey- Tom Wages - Obits


Story 4: kemp

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has criticized State Senator Colton Moore's demand for a special state legislative session to impeach Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis, who is leading an election collusion case against Donald Trump and others. Kemp and State House Speaker Jon Burns have rejected Moore's call for a special session. Kemp compared Moore's efforts to calls in 2020 to overturn Trump's election loss, which he also rejected. Moore has faced criticism for his language, which colleagues have deemed as inciting violence. Speaker Burns called for a lowering of the political temperature, stating that attempts to punish Willis violate the separation of powers. Other Republican senators have proposed using the state's new prosecutor oversight commission to investigate Willis. Kemp expressed doubt about the feasibility and constitutionality of a special session to bypass the law.

Story 5: pathways

As of August 17, only 265 people have enrolled in Georgia's new Pathways to Coverage program, which launched on July 1. This program provides Medicaid to Georgians aged 19 to 64 with a household income up to the federal poverty level and who meet the qualifying activities threshold but are not eligible for regular Medicaid. Governor Brian Kemp had estimated that around 345,000 Georgians could qualify for the program, but officials now expect an estimated adoption rate of around 90,000 to 100,000 by 2025. The program launched alongside the state's re-verification of Medicaid eligibility, which removed over 97,000 people from Medicaid roles, raising concerns about healthcare stability for affected families.


Story 6: grid


The U.S. faces the challenge of needing significant new transmission capacity for its aging electric grid, and while Congress has taken steps on permitting reform, grid-enhancing technologies (GETs) could make better use of the existing system and reduce the need for new transmission lines. GETs include sensors, power-flow devices, software, and hardware that maximize the grid's efficiency. These technologies can help alleviate congestion, a major issue on the electric grid, by rerouting power through optimal paths and minimizing the use of expensive power generation methods. While GETs offer significant benefits, utility incentives and regulations often favor capital-intensive transmission projects over GETs, leading to slower adoption in the U.S.


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Story 7: gang


Jeffery Rice, a confirmed member of the Red Tape Gang, has been convicted and sentenced to 30 years in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Athens-Clarke County on October 21, 2022. The sentence includes 18 years to be served in prison and the remainder on strict probation. The Red Tape Gang has ties to major national Bloods gangs. The conviction is part of ongoing efforts to dismantle gang networks that incite violence in communities. The case was investigated by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department's Homicide and Gang Units, with assistance from the Attorney General's Gang Prosecution Unit, resulting in the indictment of 15 defendants, including seven alleged Red Tape Gang members, over the past year for various incidents, including fatal shootings, assault, and robbery.


Story 8: lanier


Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is set to introduce Georgia's first waterslide coaster, Apocalypso, in 2024. Apocalypso is part of a new tower of four water slides, representing the park's most significant expansion in decades. Apocalypso is described as the "ultimate fusion waterslide" with thrilling plunges, uphill blasts, and the largest blasterango drop in the country. The expansion will bring the total number of slides in the water park to 15. Additionally, the park will feature three other world-class slides starting from the Apocalypso tower. These attractions promise an exciting and fun-filled experience for visitors of all ages.



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