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Car break-ins at local parks trending in Cobb County Video included

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It's the latest crime trend and it's hitting area parks. Thieves are targeting cars and even breaking windows to get in. 

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Cobb County joins national opioid lawsuit Video included

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Cobb County joined hundreds of other counties across the country in filing legal action against drug makers and pharmacies. 

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Cobb PD officer denied bond after allegedly assaulting mentally-delayed woman

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Cobb County Police Officer Robert New appeared before a judge for the first time in a brief video hearing Tuesday night in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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Man wanted in Cherokee County dead following SWAT standoff in Marietta

Marshall McCall (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office) Marshall McCall (Source: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)
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A man who was wanted for a domestic incident in Cherokee County is dead after a SWAT situation early Thursday morning at a home in Marietta.

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NCAA basketball referee pleads guilty to molesting teen boy

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An NCAA women's basketball referee has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old at a Georgia hotel.

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Cobb County residents sound off during town hall meeting on tax increase

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Folks who live in Cobb County may soon get hit with higher taxes. With a $453 million budget, the chairman wants to increase taxes to save some major services in the county. 

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Cobb Co. NAACP preps for Juneteenth celebration Video included

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For 15 years, there's been a Juneteenth celebration in Cobb County. But organizers say many people still don't know the meaning behind it.  

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Cobb County launches hands-free awareness campaign Video included

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Georgia's new hands free law is set to take effect July 1 and local law enforcement is getting the word out, so you won't get a ticket.

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Man endures hours in intense heat during SWAT standoff at Smyrna hotel

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One man pushed the limits while hiding from police in a hot attic of a Smyrna hotel on Tuesday.

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Pamela Whitten becomes new KSU President

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The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia voted unanimously in favor of appointing her to the post.

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Man braves sauna-like temperatures hiding from police in motel roof Video included

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How long could you survive in an attic with the sun beating down in the summer?  One man pushed the limits Tuesday while hiding from police.

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City of Dunwoody waits as state decides on ambulance service Video included

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The emergency continues as the City of Dunwoody waits to hear back from the state about providing its own ambulance service.

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Cobb County boy honored after saving mother's life in February

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Little Connor Green is racking up the awards after he saved the life of his mother who was suffering a severe asthma attack in February. 

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Husband sentenced to life in prison for killing wife

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A husband who admitted to striking his wife with a blunt object, stabbing her and attempting to cover up the crime with arson will spend the rest of his life behind bars. 

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Recreational parks could close as Cobb County leaders deal with $30 million shortfall Video included

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Cobb County leaders could be forced to close some recreational parks as they figure out how to fill a projected $30 million shortfall in next year's budget. 

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Marietta mayor delivers state address Video included

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Marietta has a growing population of about 59,000 people. It's something Mayor Steve Tumlin is proud of.

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Kell HS "Teacher of the Year" arrested for alleged sexual assault

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A Cobb County man is behind bars after he was arrested for sexual assault.

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WellStar Health System opens Outpatient Surgery Center in Vinings

Guests tour one of three operating room suites located in the new 20,000-square-foot surgery center. | Source:  WellStar Health System Guests tour one of three operating room suites located in the new 20,000-square-foot surgery center. | Source: WellStar Health System
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WellStar Health System has opened an Outpatient Surgery Center at WellStar Vinings Health Park on Monday.  

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Marietta woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease found safe

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Police searching for a Marietta woman diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease have found the woman and a Mattie's Call that was issued has been cancelled.

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Elite Techs still operating without a license Video included

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One month after CBS46 first exposed an electronics repair company operating without a business license, we found out they're still operating illegally.  

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Thousands of flags placed at the graves of veterans

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More than 1,400 people filled Marietta National Cemetery on Saturday morning to pay their respects to those who served.

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Counterfeiting operation shut down in Smyrna

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Samuel Eromosele, 34, is accused of operating a business inside his residence to include the making of counterfeit money, movies, video games, State issued ID cards, and credit cards. 

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Twisted Cyclone debuts at Six Flags over Georgia Saturday

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Six Flags over Georgia's much-anticipated new roller coaster opens to the public on Saturday after nine months of construction.

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Austell woman killed after colliding with tractor-trailer

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An Austell woman was killed Wednesday morning after colliding with a tractor trailer in Cobb County. 

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Marietta man convicted of shooting another man

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Jason Lamont Townes was found guilty of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

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Dogs vs. snakes: Protecting your pets Video included

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In Cobb County several people have reported their dogs being bit.

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Man dies in single-car collision

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Police say the 31-year-old male victim was traveling northeast on Powder Springs Road in a silver 2002 Chevrolet Suburban when he struck a utility pole.

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Annual lacrosse fundraiser raises money for veterans Video included

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It's an event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for America's heroes. But it also does more. It links the community with local veterans, all through lacrosse. 

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10 cows killed after truck overturns in Cobb County

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If the morning commute in metro Atlanta isn't already bad enough, it was extremely difficult for drivers on I-75 in northern Cobb County early Thursday morning.

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New tool removes excuse of poverty from failing schools

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A powerful new tool is removing the excuse of poverty from failing schools across Georgia.

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Gun found in child's book bag at school

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Police say a gun was found in a student's book bag in Marietta Wednesday.

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