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Several displaced following fire at Cobb Co. complex

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Four units were damaged after a fire at a Cobb County apartment complex early Monday morning.

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Psychologist charged with molesting 9-year-old, posting pics online

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A metro Atlanta psychologist is under arrest, charged with molesting a girl and posting pictures online. He's now the center of a joint investigation involving Homeland Security and Cobb County authorities.

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Marietta mother discusses loss of son due to gun violence Video included

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Julvonnia McDowell says gun violence has to stop and a change must happen when it comes to gun control and gun safety because far too many children lose their lives from guns. 

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Duo sentenced after being convicted of stealing guns from firefighters

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A man and woman convicted of stealing dozens of firearms out of vehicles at area fire stations will spend the next several years behind bars after being sentenced on Wednesday. 

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Student shot several times during Florida rampage has ties to metro Atlanta Video included

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The Marietta community is coming together to help a former resident whose daughter is currently in intensive care at a Florida hospital after being shot several times during the rampage at a high school in Florida.

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Home-school teacher sentenced for molesting young student

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A home-school teacher will spend the next 20 years in prison after being convicted of molesting a 12 year-old boy over a year ago. 

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Marietta passes hands-free ordinance, to take effect in April

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If you're someone who uses their cell phone while driving, you may want to stay out of Marietta.  

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Rash of slider thefts now extends into Cobb County

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After as many as five slider theft crimes were reported in Douglas County in just the past few days, police in Cobb County are investigating a similar crime at a gas station in Vinings. 

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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle while walking along I-75

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A pedestrian walking along the southbound lanes of I-75 in Cobb County is dead after being struck by a vehicle late Wednesday night. 

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Tucker man sentenced in brutal police attack

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Christian Avery Hobby is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, aggravated battery, felony obstruction, giving false information, misdemeanor obstruction counts, aggravated stalking, and child cruelty.

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Man pistol-whipped woman before fatal shooting, sentenced to life in prison

Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Marshall. (Source: Family) Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Marshall. (Source: Family)
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A Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for murdering his child's mother. A jury deliberated for a mere 45 minutes before finding Joshua Maurice Gibson guilty of the 2015 murder of 23-year-old Danielle Marshall. He is convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, false report of a crime and false statements, cruelty to child, perjury and solicitation to commit murder of the key witness in the case. "The gruesome murder involved a le...

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Move over law in Georgia: What you need to know

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Every year first responders are hurt or even killed by drivers not paying attention on the highway. 

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Thieves change, cash stolen checks from mailboxes

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Homeowners are being targeted and they may not even know it.  

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Women learn self-defense after recent attacks

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More than a dozen women learned self-defense this morning after the gym's instructors saw a woman on the news attacked for her purse. The assault happened in a parking deck off of Peachtree Road in Buckhead. 

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Better Call Harry: The worst move ever; why you never hire your mover online

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A California piano teacher who moved to Marietta said her mover did $50,000 worth of damage.

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Marietta Police search for suspect who fled officers

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Police are investigating an incident that involved a suspect fleeing officers that almost caused multiple vehicle accidents. 

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Woman dies after vehicle rolls down embankment

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Police are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred early Tuesday morning in Actworth. Tracy Roberts, 54, was driving a GMC Envoy southbound on Cobb Parkway when she veered off the road as she approached Lake Acworth Drive. Her SUV struck a guardrail and rolled down an embankment before coming to rest on its wheels at the bottom embankment. At 5:25 a.m. Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene. Cobb County Police are uncertain what caused the driver to veer off the ro... More>>

One dead in fatal Cobb County crash

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One person is dead following a crash in Cobb County that sent an SUV down into an embankment. 

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Braves fans sound off about new mascot "Blooper" Video included

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Baseball season is around the corner but Braves fans are more fired up right now about the team's new mascot. 

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Historic Cobb Co. bridge struck by vehicle

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No major damage was caused during the incident, but crews will have to replace the warning barrier.

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Bond hearing scheduled for man charged with concealing death of Chase Massner

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Brad Clement, the man charged with concealing the death of Chase Massner, is expected to appear in court Friday morning for a bond hearing. 

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2 arrested after parachuting from cell tower in Acworth

Sims (left), and Ahlquist (right) | (Source: Cobb County) Sims (left), and Ahlquist (right) | (Source: Cobb County)
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Two men were arrested after they climbed to the top of a cell phone tower in Acworth and parachuted down.

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New twist in 9-year-old Cobb County hit-and-run case Video included

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It was January 24, 2009 when a 23-year-old Georgia man was hit by a vehicle while walking home after a night of celebrating with friends. 

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Cobb Co. board votes to increase county sales tax

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Cobb County commissioners are hoping a proposed one cent sales tax increase will make the county safer. 

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Brad Clement enters not guilty plea, three years after soldier's disappearance

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The man arrested in connection to the death of a missing soldier in Cobb County has been indicted.

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