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News in Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb homicide suspect nabbed by U.S. Marshals in Miami
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:51:31 -0700

U.S. Marshals in Miami have arrested the Cobb County man accused in a deadly shooting at an Austell-area apartment complex, police said Monday.

Lawyer claims mom of boy who died in hot car ‘passed polygraph test’
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:09:44 -0700

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — The wife of a Georgia man charged with murdering his toddler by leaving the child in a hot car for hours this summer has passed a polygraph test, her lawyer said Monday. So-called lie detector exams are not admissible in Georgia criminal court, and the test given to Leanna Harris was not […]

Financial officer at Cobb church charged with theft
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:34:16 -0700

The Cobb County woman accused of stealing more than $93,000 from the church where she worked and using the money to pay her personal bills and dine at restaurants was arrested Thursday.

Dad Indicted On Murder Charges In Son's Hot Car Death
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:32:18 -0700

MARIETTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Whether the prosecution will seek the death penalty in Justin Ross Harris hot-car death case will be decided in two to three weeks, Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Thursday.

Univ. of Georgia on pace for record enrollment
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:54:23 -0700

The University of Georgia is on pace for a record enrollment this fall.

Police: Man falls from dock, drowns in Lake Lanier
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:38:51 -0700

A 28-year-old man apparently drowned Sunday after falling from a dock into Lake Lanier.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:22:08 -0700

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, left, and baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron shake hands during a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlanta, for the Atlanta Braves new baseball stadium, which will be called SuntTust Park. The Braves will be moving from Turner Field in Fulton County to the new stadium being built in Cobb County in 2017.

Man gets 5 years in prison for recording 25 women at Cobb salons
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:44:41 -0700

A registered sex offender will return to prison for secretly videotaping women in the restrooms at two Cobb County salons, the District Attorney said Monday.

Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:34:23 -0700

A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase.

Dad indicted in tot's hot-car death
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:46:03 -0700

A Georgia grand jury indicted Justin Ross Harris on eight counts, including malice murder and felony murder, in the death of his son.