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Hall Co. teen charged with vehicular homicide in toddler death

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- A teen is behind bars after allegedly striking and killing a toddler with his truck before leaving the scene of the accident.

The incident happened on Miller Drive in Gainesville on Sunday. According to a Georgia State Patrol report, Joshua Sanders, 19, backed out of a private driveway and struck 2-year-old Landon Martin.

The report said that Sanders left his vehicle to check on the victim and called 911, but eventually fled the scene.

Deputies in Hall County found Saunders a short time later and charged him with reckless driving, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular homicide.

Blood alcohol results are pending but troopers reported that Saunders was under the influence of alcohol during the incident.

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Cheerleading coach accused of molesting teen

HALL COUNTY, Ga. – A Hall County cheerleading coach is accused of inappropriately touching one of his students.

Terrance Bohanna, of Gainesville, was arrested and charged with child molestation after he allegedly touched a 15-year-old boy.

He's been released from jail on a $10,000 bond.

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.

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Gainesville officials likely to OK city's first brewery

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Gainesville officials are expected to give final approval April 21 for the city's first brewery.

City Council members on Tuesday gave the initial nod for Left Nut Brewing Co. to open in the Chicopee Mill industrial area off Atlanta Highway, The Gainesville Times reports.

If approved, the the brewery will occupy a former Johnson & Johnson administration building, which has been vacant for many years.

The brewery plans to offer tours and tastings. Core offerings will include various blondes, ales and lagers.

Rick Foote who heads up research and development for the brewery, said the building "will be the most beautiful brewery in the state of Georgia."

Girl struck by tractor in Hall County

Girl struck by tractor in Hall County

HALL COUNTY, Ga. – A juvenile girl was transported to the hospital after being struck by a tractor in Hall County on Tuesday.

The incident happened on Julian Baugh Road, which is about two miles from Lula Elementary School. That school is on Spring Break this week.

The child was taken to a local hospital and will be life-flighted to Children's at Scottish Rite in Atlanta.

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.