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Marietta High School athletes file lawsuit against GHSA over eligibility

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Three former Marietta High School football players have filed a lawsuit against the Georgia High School Association after they were ruled ineligible to play varsity athletics this season. 

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Man indicted on murder charge in Alabama captured in Cobb County

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A man wanted in Alabama in connection to a child's death has been captured in Marietta.

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Cobb County communities invest in crime fighting camera Video included

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The device records the license plate of every vehicle entering the subdivision and the video is saved to the Icloud for 30 days. 

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12-year-old struck by bullet while standing in kitchen

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Police say the child was standing in the kitchen when a bullet came from the rear of the houses and struck him in the abdomen.

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Couple accused of abuse, keeping children in filthy living conditions

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Richard Coolidge and Amanda Lufkins are both charged with cruelty to child and battery, family violence after being arrested.

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GDOT reviews report of why Cobb Co. retaining wall collapsed Video included

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Looking at the Northwest Express lanes at Windy Hill in Cobb County, everything looks fine now that repairs have been made. 

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Secretary of State voter registration site offline over the weekend

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Voter registration drives were scheduled in many areas over the weekend but there was one bid problem, the Secretary of State's voter registration database wasn't available. 

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Woman fatally struck and killed after walking into path of vehicle

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A Kennesaw woman is dead after police say she stepped into the path of a moving vehicle while walking in Cobb County on Thursday. 

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Man uses pickaxe in home invasion, allegedly threatens to kill officers

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A Cobb County man is behind bars after he used a pickaxe during a home invasion and allegedly threatened responding officer's lives by telling them he would set them on fire. 

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Bullied teen says Cobb County Schools ignored his right to self defense

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Questions are being raised in Cobb County after a bullied teen fights back against his attackers, and is then criminally charged. And more so, the teen's family says his legal right to defend himself was ignored by Cobb County Schools. 

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Cobb superintendent visits classes on the first day of school

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Cobb County Superintendent Chris Ragsdale found excited students at elementary school Wednesday morning during surprise visits. 

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Where is Fire Station 29

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Fire Station 29 has been a concept since 2004 but 14 years later, it still hasn't been built. 

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1 dead, 5 others injured in Cobb County

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A car accident near Collins Boulevard and Veterans Memorial Highway left one person dead and five others injured.

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Family hires attorney after Marietta High ordered to forfeit football and track wins

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The Cobb County school district won’t comment on the appeal but families tell CBS46 that they want the appeal to focus on getting their sons back on the field.

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Second suspect arrested in connection to Motel 8 robbery

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A second suspect connected to a July 16 robbery of a pizza delivery guy at Super 8 Motel has been captured by police.

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Cobb County Police officer injured attempting to chase motorcycle thieves

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A Cobb County Police officer was hospitalized with serious injuries to his leg after he tried to chase down suspects stealing a motorcycle from a motel. 

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Cobb County's youngest students practice riding the bus

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Kindergartner Jason Yerger has been waiting for this moment for weeks.

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Suspect leads police on chase after accusations of kidnapping, rape

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A 27-year-old man was finally caught by police Sunday after leading authorities on a chase in Marietta following accusations of kidnapping and rape. 

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Two injured in vehicle collision on South Cobb Drive, motorist to avoid area

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Marietta Police closed the roadway between Atlanta Road and Fairground Street while Cobb PD STEP investigates the accident.

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Teen seriously injured after falling out of vehicle passes away at hospital

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A Marietta teen badly injured after she fell out of a moving vehicle and struck the pavement earlier this month has passed away. 

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Cobb County leaders vote to increase millage rate Video included

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After a lengthy public hearing, Cobb County commissioners voted Wednesday night to increase the county’s millage rate for the first time in years.

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Deal: thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas Business Unit to create hundreds of jobs in Cobb County

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More than 650 jobs and an investment of more than $200 million are expected to come to Cobb County thanks to thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas Business Unit. 

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3 teachers chosen for 'Teacher of the Year' in Cobb County

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Three teachers from Cobb County Schools were recognized as Teacher of the Year on Wednesday. 

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Final chance for Cobb residents to sound off on budget

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Cobb County residents will have one last chance to speak their minds as county commissioners decide whether to raise property taxes to fill a huge gap in this year's budget. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Another Broken Egg - 67U; Marietta Fish Market wins Golden Spatula Award

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What if you found out your favorite restaurant re-used food which had been served to other customers? Health inspectors said it happened at a popular breakfast spot in Atlanta.

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Acworth man gets prison for offering cash to kill ex-wife

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An Acworth man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for offering cash and basketball tickets in an attempt to hire someone to kill his ex-wife.

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GDOT continues to investigate I-75 retaining wall collapse Video included

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We are within two months of the major road project opening that's expected to help ease traffic in the north metro area.

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Inmate captured after walking away from work detail

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A Cobb County inmate is back in custody after he walked away from a work detail Thursday. 

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Gang activity in Georgia getting worse, according to officials Video included

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The FBI says criminal street gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crimes in a majority of jurisdictions and up to 90 percent in others.

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Alleged church vandal arrested

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Police say Clint Vance of vandalized Noonday Baptist Church on Canton Road in Marietta and The Church of Christ at North Cobb in Kennesaw, as well as a private residence between April 29 and May 8.

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Restaurant Report Card: Royal China - 23U; Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs wins Golden Spatula Award

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A metro Atlanta restaurant is in some hot water after failing a health inspection with a score in the 20’s. It’s one of the lowest scores ever on our Restaurant Report Card.

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