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News Nearby: Fatal Crash, Atlanta Settles HIV Bias Lawsuit

Here are your top Patch headlines from around the region.

Driver, 30, Dies in Canton Wreck

One person died Tuesday night and four others were taken to  for various injuries after a head-on collision on Bells Ferry and Butterworth roads. 

When crews from  and the  arrived on the scene shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the 30-year-old driver of a Pontiac Grand Prix involved in the accident was trapped, two other male occupants had neck, hip and back pains, and one had a knot on his head, Cherokee Fire spokesman Tim Cavender said.

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Douglasville Man Commits Suicide in Cherokee County Jail

A Douglasville man committed suicide Tuesday inside his cell at the .

William Leroy Engle, 42, hanged himself, and authorities pronounced him dead on the scene, according to 11Alive and the .

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Report: Atlanta settles HIV bias lawsuit for $250K

The City of Atlanta will pay a HIV-positive police recruit a settlement fee of $25,000 to resolve an almost four-year long discrimination lawsuit.

Lambda Legal, which bases its Southern Regional Office in Midtown, made the announcement Wednesday involving the case of an anonymous recruit, who said he was denied employment because of his HIV status and that City doctors violated his privacy.

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Gwinnett Police Arrest Snellville Uncle, Nephew on Incest Charges

Gwinnett County Police arrested an uncle, a 37-year-old Snellville resident, and nephew, from Gainesville, on incest charges early Friday at a business in an unincorporated area between Norcross and Peachtree Corners.

Around 3 a.m. Aug. 17, a security guard called authorities to report that two people had entered a semi-trailer behind a business on the 6400 block of Atlantic Boulevard near Jimmy Carter Boulevard.

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