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Georgia Gwinnett College

Mark Schlueter

Beekeepers are still losing honey bees to colony collapse disorder. Though the crisis isn’t as bad as it was just a few years ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s still bad enough that beekeepers are not able to recover what they’ve lost. So scientists are looking to use other kinds of bees to help pollinate crops. They have plenty to work with: there are more than 4,000 species of bees native to North America.

‘Bee Eden’

Updated at 12:54 p.m. Monday


Fire crews are investigating a report of an explosion at a college in suburban Atlanta, where a woman was seriously injured.

Gwinnett County Fire Deputy Chief Charles Wells said it happened in a women's restroom at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville on Monday morning.

Wells said in an email a woman who works for the school's food service contractor suffered burns and "potential blast injuries." Wells said she is expected to survive.

Wells said all students are safe.

Police say an Atlanta-area college is on lockdown after a violent crime near campus.

Georgia Gwinnett College says in alerts on its website Monday morning that "a violent crime has occurred close to the campus." The alerts indicate that police were closing the campus, and staff and students are to take shelter.

Lawrenceville police Capt. Jeff Smith tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers found a woman dead inside her apartment near the campus around 9:40 a.m. Monday.

Photos from the newspaper show road signs telling people, "Campus is on lockdown."

On Collins Hill Road, just off Georgia Highway 316, a new directional sign has had more than a few folks scratching their heads.

The sign directs you to Georgia Gwinnett College, but the word “Gwinnett” is missing one of its ‘n’s.