MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst will retire after the season, ending a 15-year career in which he was one of the top defenders in Major League Soccer, played in the...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta United star Josef Martinez is expected to miss at least one game after injuring his right knee and ankle, a better-than-expected diagnosis that sets up the dynamic...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Two Alabama men with guns were apprehended after police say they went on an afternoon crime spree in the Atlanta suburbs, police said.
Georgia councilman pleads not guilty to obstruction charges
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A city councilman in Georgia has pleaded not guilty to obstructing police officers during a traffic collision investigation.
Cobb County to trial hand-marked paper ballot backup system
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Many Cobb County voters will cast hand-marked paper ballots in Nov. 5 municipal elections as part of a backup plan for Georgia's election equipment ordered by a federal...
‘Believe!’ Melanie Oudin looks back at wild 2009 US Open run
NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, Melanie Oudin says with a laugh, she still has the shoes.
If you followed tennis at all in 2009 or watched even a bit of that year's U.S. Open, you know the ones: size...
Truck plunges off bridge, landing on busy Georgia freeway
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a pickup truck plunged off a bridge and landed on Interstate 75, killing its driver.
Cobb County police say the Chevrolet Silverado sped up a ramp over I-75...
Toxic gas, EPA silence prompt concern near Georgia factories
ATLANTA (AP) — Residents near two Georgia plants which have emitted toxic gas say they're furious that the government did not alert the public about a federal report on potential health...
Georgia teen accused of having gun, causing school lockdown
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A 17-year-old Georgia boy is accused of bringing a loaded 9mm gun on his school bus and to his high school, which was subsequently locked down amid threats.
BlueLinx: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) _ BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (BXC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $6.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a seven-year long dispute between Waffle House Chairman Joseph Rogers Jr. and his former housekeeper, who secretly recorded them having...
15-year-old charged in 16-year-old’s death
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a 15-year-old boy on charges he allegedly shot and killed a high school student outside an apartment complex in the city of...
Police: Marietta Walmart evacuated after man grabs knife
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a suburban Atlanta Walmart was evacuated after a man grabbed a knife from the sporting goods section during a dispute between him and a woman.
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia will miss the Senate's final week of votes before its August recess while recovering from a fall.
Police: 2 Georgia women ran unlicensed dental office
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia women have been accused of operating a dental practice for nearly a decade without a license.
News outlets report 40-year-old Carolina Rojas Morales and...
Peoples Bancorp: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) _ Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $9.6 million.
The bank, based in Marietta, Ohio, said it had earnings of 46 cents per...
US senator leaves DC hospital for rehab in Georgia
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. senator who broke four ribs in a fall has left a Washington hospital and will get physical rehabilitation back in Georgia.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of the mother of his three children.
News outlets report 41-year-old Justin Cox pleaded guilty...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man accused of drunk driving in the death of his pregnant wife and her fetus in a crash.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say a former Georgia officer has been arrested on felony sexual assault charges.
News outlets report ex-Cobb County Police officer Andres Alcaraz was arrested...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been nearly a year since a law combating distracted driving passed in Georgia, and police are getting creative to make sure drivers keep adhering to it.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school teacher charged with making terroristic threats is fighting to keep her job after her school system didn't renew her contract.
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say Georgia authorities have arrested a man wanted for a fatal shooting in May outside a Slidell business.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of threatening to kill a judge who ordered her to undergo parenting classes.
The Marietta Daily Journal reports 29-year-old Nikki Flukers told...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A police department in metro Atlanta has announced a new opioid addiction intervention program as deaths from overdoses in Cobb County appear to be on the decline.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county is selling its surplus property and has already made $1.6 million from four sites.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Cobb County still is looking...
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Ex-Ohio county prosecutor gets 60 days jail
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio county prosecutor accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a female kidnapping victim has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An 80-year-old woman has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stealing more than a half-million dollars from the Ohio church where she had been treasurer for...
Groundbreaking event set this week at Kennesaw State
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A university in Georgia will host a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on its $5 million science lab annex building.
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county prosecutor accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a female kidnapping victim in his office has been convicted of coercion but acquitted of a sex...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a motorist with obstruction after a standoff on an Atlanta freeway that backed up traffic for miles, but no one has been charged with the armed robbery...
The Latest: Police standoff on Atlanta-area freeway ends
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a freeway standoff outside Atlanta (all times local):
Video from a TV news helicopter showed police pulling a man from a car — the apparent end...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A police detective says a Georgia homeowner blamed an electrician for the death of his pets before shooting him.
News outlets report Cobb County police Detective Phil...
Fire destroys 25 homes at Atlanta-area apartment complex
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A fire at an Atlanta area apartment complex destroyed more than two dozen units.
The American Red Cross was working to help more than 40 people displayed by the fire at...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia homeowner accused of shooting two electricians working at his home has since been charged with murder.
News outlets report 68-year-old homeowner Larry Joel...
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says a 13-foot-4-inch (4-millimeter) alligator that weighed at least 700 pounds (317 kilograms) has been found in an irrigation...
Law would protect those who break into hot cars to save pets
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather.
Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick is proposing legislation that would protect people from a lawsuit if they damage a vehicle to rescue an animal in danger, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported .
Atlanta-area city’s electric scooter ban goes into effect
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area city council has voted to ban sharable electric scooters.
News outlets report the Marietta city council unanimously voted Wednesday to prohibit companies from offering the electric scooters within the city. Mayor Steve Tumlin says the scooters don't align with the city's pedestrian-friendly approach.
Atlanta-area city set to consider banning electric scooters
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area city council is set to consider banning shareable electric scooters.
The Marietta Daily Journal reports the Marietta city council is expected to approve the ban at its meeting Wednesday. Mayor Steve Tumlin says the electric scooters would clash with the city's outdoor displays and dining tables.
Crews fighting brush fire near Atlanta find body
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Crews fighting a brush fire near a motel in metro Atlanta found a body once the flames were out.
Marietta police spokesman Chuck McPhilamy tells news outlets authorities received a call early Sunday about a fire in an area between the Life University campus and a motel.
Firefighters worked about an hour putting out the blaze, which burned a roughly 2-acre (.8-Hectare) area. Once the flames were out they found a body in the area where the fire burned.
‘Rosie the Riveter’ group member helped break stereotypes
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Neva Rees was the type of pioneer about whom people often remark, "There won't be another one like her," but Rees might have hoped there will be many more.
The Marietta resident and West Virginia native died Feb. 3 at the age of 97. She is remembered by friends, family and many others as a fiercely independent character who spent much of her life proving that women can do anything.
Bail denied for Georgia Tech student accused of bomb threat
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a Georgia Tech student accused of threatening to bomb a middle school and shoot any survivors.
News outlets reported that 18-year-old Andrew Sean Brady, of Austell, appeared in court Wednesday and was ordered to continue to be held without bond. Authorities say Brady emailed the threats to Floyd Middle School workers last month and was arrested days later on charges including terroristic threats.
Georgia county: Polluted water spilled into Allatoona Lake
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county says millions of gallons of polluted water spilled into Allatoona Lake.
Cobb County said in a statement Tuesday that the polluted water spilled into Allatoona Lake over the weekend due to a failure at Cobb County Marietta Water Authority's Wycoff Water Treatment Plant.
Budweiser Clydesdales tour Georgia before Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Budweiser is touring its iconic Clydesdales around Georgia before the Super Bowl starts in Atlanta this weekend.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the large horses were in Marietta on Monday and will appear in Lithia Springs on Tuesday afternoon.
Pity Martinez ready to shine with Atlanta United
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Pity Martinez was surprised when he landed in his new home after an overnight flight from South America.
It was just past 5 o'clock in the morning.
He certainly didn't expect to be greeted by a hearty group of sleep-deprived Atlanta United fans.
"It was a very nice welcome," Martinez said. "Just seeing that support gives you the strength to really want to start the season."
Atlanta-area teacher sentenced in student’s sexual assault
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area high school's former teacher of the year has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites court papers in a Thursday report as saying 49-year-old Spencer Herron was also ordered to 15 years of probation. The former teacher at Kell High School in Cobb County pleaded guilty last week to five counts of sexual assault against a student.