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."
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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.
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Peoples Bancorp: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) _ Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13.9 million.
The Marietta, Ohio-based bank said it had earnings of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, came to 69 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share.
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De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job.
He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace.
Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer.
Health care IT company plans to relocate HQ to Georgia
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A California health care IT company plans to relocate its headquarters to Georgia in a move that may create or move 500 jobs to the metro Atlanta area.
Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Thursday that BioIQ will invest $5 million as part of its expansion in Cobb County. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the new jobs will include positions in operations, sales and technology.
Family returns from holiday trip, finds man staying in home
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area family says they returned home from holiday travel to find someone else living in their house.
WSB-TV quotes Janice Henson as saying the key wouldn't turn when they returned Wednesday. A man who came to the door told her to leave and said it was his home now. She called police.
Man accused of fatally shooting his father is indicted
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Georgia man accused of shooting and killing his father at their home.
Citing court records, the Marietta Daily Journal reports that 24-year-old Daniel Walden Attaway was indicted last week on one count each of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 59-year-old Douglas Wayne Attaway.
Man sentenced in death of Army veteran who had been missing
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man has been sentenced in the death of an Army veteran who had been missing for years before his remains were found behind a Georgia house.
News outlets report 32-year-old James Bradshaw Clement pleaded guilty Monday to concealing the death of another and making a false statement. A statement says he was sentenced to 15 years, with 8 years to serve in prison and seven years on probation.
Georgia dad found guilty of murder in shaking death of baby
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the shaking death of his 10-month-old daughter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 32-year-old Sidrick Melancon was convicted Tuesday in the 2017 death of Laura, who prosecutors say was shaken by her mother. Prosecutors say Melancon's charge stems from him not intervening to help Laura.
Hearing set for man seeking appeal in Auburn student slaying
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A hearing has been set for an Alabama man seeking a new trial over his death sentence for kidnapping and killing an Auburn University student.
News outlets report U.S. Army veteran Courtney Lockhart has a Dec. 17 hearing in Opelika, Alabama, prompted by a 2015 appeal request. Lockhart was sentenced in 2011 to death by lethal injection for the 2008 slaying of 18-year-old Lauren Burk, of Marietta, Georgia.
FBI sex sting snares Air Force lieutenant colonel in Georgia
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.
Georgia biopharma company MiMedx to lay off 240 people
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia biopharma company under scrutiny by the federal government says it will be laying off 240 people.
Ex-coach accused of molesting boys since ’80s pleads guilty
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A former wrestling coach accused of molesting teenage boys since the 1980s has admitted to sexually abusing a Pennsylvania boy at his Georgia home.
News outlets report Ronald Gorman was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated child molestation Tuesday. Gorman had also previously admitted to sexually assaulting two boys in Pennsylvania and was sentenced there to serve at least 20 years in prison. The sentences will run concurrently.
Firefighters: House explosion near Atlanta injures 2 men
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters say an explosion at a house for sale in the Atlanta area has injured two men.
Cobb County fire spokesman Dan Dupree tells news outlets the explosion happened Sunday afternoon at a home under repair. The men had been working in the crawl space and were taken to a hospital with minor to moderate burns.
Dupree says the men were trying to fix plumbing under the home but a torch they were using was leaking gas.
Georgia rapper Jeezy helps family whose home burned down
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A rapper from Georgia served Thanksgiving dinner to a Marietta family who lost their home to a fire and then he promised to help them with housing.
Georgia prisoner slips cuffs, jumps out hospital window
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police are looking for a suburban Atlanta man accused of armed robbery after he slipped out of handcuffs and escaped from a second-story hospital window.
Local news outlets report 19-year-old Jules Jackson was last seen before dawn Friday running across the roof of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Oprah, Pence offer competing visions of ‘Georgia values’
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election.
Winfrey called Abrams a "changemaker" who represents the values of all Georgians.
"I am here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter," she said to a mostly female audience north of downtown Atlanta.
Josef Martinez picks up Golden Boot from surprise presenter
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Josef Martinez knew he was receiving one of Major League Soccer's top awards.
The Atlanta United star was caught off guard by the presenter.
After the greatest goal-scoring season in MLS history, the Venezuelan striker got a surprise when countryman and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte showed up Thursday at United's training facility to hand out the Golden Boot.
New defense lawyer delays Georgia death penalty trial
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — There will be a delay in a death penalty trial for a man accused of raping and killing his stepdaughter.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a defense attorney representing Dafareya Hunter told a Cobb County judge Monday that she could no longer represent him because of a family illness.
Authorities: Deputy hit by car while trying to stop break-in
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has been hit and injured by a vehicle while trying to stop two people breaking into a car in metro Atlanta.
Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy tells news outlets the Cobb County Sheriff's deputy was struck Monday morning near the county courthouse. The deputy was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening.
Remains found near Kennesaw Mountain those of missing hiker
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Skeletal remains found near Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park have been identified as those of a missing hiker.
WSB-TV reports 25-year-old David Blake disappeared March 9. Officials confirmed Wednesday that the remains found Monday are Blake's.
Patrol ex-trooper gets 2 years in prison for stalking woman
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former State Highway Patrol officer in Ohio accused of stalking a subordinate's wife after their affair ended has been sentenced to two years in prison.
The Columbus Dispatch reports former Marietta post commander William Elschlager apologized as he was sentenced Thursday in federal court, months after pleading guilty to a cyberstalking charge.
Peoples Bancorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) _ Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $12.7 million.
The bank, based in Marietta, Ohio, said it had earnings of 65 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 69 cents per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share.
Georgia county OKs new police training center
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county has approved the purchase of a vacant property that will become a new training center to help handle the needs of its growing police department.
Georgia police called on black man babysitting white kids
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A white woman who spotted a black man babysitting two white children called police and then followed them home in Georgia.
WGCL-TV reported Tuesday that the woman stopped Corey Lewis outside a Cobb County Walmart and asked to speak to the kids. He refused, so she called police and followed them to his home.
Police: Mom fills son’s sippy cup with alcohol, gets drunk
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say a woman filled her son's sippy cup with an alcoholic beverage, sneaked it into a movie theater and became so drunk she couldn't walk, talk or care for the 5-year-old.
News outlets quote a Cobb County police arrest warrant as saying Kristina Gibson is wanted on charges including public intoxication. Police say Gibson also possibly combined the drink with prescription drugs.
DeWine, Cordray spar, but align against right-to-work
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major party governor candidates both said Monday that they'd veto right-to-work legislation and foster a civil, bipartisan spirit in Ohio government.
And that's about where the agreements ended between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, during their second televised debate.
The two are locked in a tight, expensive race this fall to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited.
Police Explorer credited with saving coworkers in stabbing
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A local teen is being called a hero after police said he stepped in to assist two coworkers who had been stabbed in a shoplifting incident.
When 17-year-old Campbell High School junior Mario Alexander is not working, reading or practicing his French, he participates in the Cobb County Police Explorers. That program teaches young people about law enforcement, including some of the skills they will need for a future career as a police officer.
Georgia mom, 3 children killed in 8-vehicle Texas wreck
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Police say a Georgia woman and her three children have been killed in a fiery eight-vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.
A Beaumont police spokeswoman say traffic had slowed around dawn Thursday due to an unrelated accident ahead when an 18-wheeler at the rear plowed into the other vehicles.