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Is the presence of SunTrust Park helping steer criminals away from the area?

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Law enforcement leaders in Cobb County said they've seen a noticeable drop in car break-ins in the Cumberland Mall area since the opening of Suntrust Park.

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Man arrested, charged with 26 counts of animal cruelty

David Edwards (Source: Cobb County) David Edwards (Source: Cobb County)
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A man was arrested in Cobb County early Thursday and charged with 23 counts of animal cruelty.

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Marietta man wanted for rape, kidnapping in police custody

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A Marietta man wanted for a brutal attack, rape and kidnapping of a woman is jailed after he was arrested by the Cobb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit on Wednesday. 

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Photo released of suspect accused in shooting death at Smyrna gas station

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Smyrna Police are searching for the gunman responsible for shooting and killing a man at a Cobb County gas station. 

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Thieves targeting pickup trucks near Cumberland Mall

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The Cobb County District Attorney's office says thieves are targeting pickup trucks during car break-ins near the Cumberland Mall. 

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Kay Kirkpatrick captures state Senate seat, wins District 32 race

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Kay Kirkpatrick has captured a state Senate seat after winning the election in Georgia's 32nd District.

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County crews, volunteers struggle to keep roads litter-free in Cobb Video included

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Cobb County DOT officials say their struggle to keep roads and medians clear of trash has reached epic proportions, with cleanup crews picking up more than 5,000 pounds of garbage over Mother's Day weekend.

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Police expecting to press charges in fatal Marietta-area crash

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Police said they are expecting to press charges after a driver slammed their vehicle into a disabled car that two men were trying to push out of the northbound lanes of Johnson Ferry Rd. near Hampton Farms Drive.

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Serial burglar sentenced to 30 years in prison

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Barry Lynn Gibson, 55, was convicted by a jury for burglarizing two homes in Cobb County in 2014. 

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House Speaker Paul Ryan joins 6th District candidate Karen Handel for rally Video included

Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
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Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan will be in metro Atlanta on Monday to join 6th District congressional candidate Karen Handel for a campaign rally.

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Kennesaw State congratulates first NFL draftee

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Former Kennesaw State University defensive back has made history and officially become the first player in school history to sign a contract with the National Football League.

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Everything you need to know about upcoming elections in Georgia Video included

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Secretary of State Brian Kemp has encouraged all Georgians to participate in their local electoral races to ensure that everyone's voices are heard when making state policy decisions. Although the congressional election in District 6 has received nationwide coverage, other elections and key dates have gone under the radar. Here is a link to the Secretary of State's website for an exhaustive list of elections and key upcoming dates. Click here to learn how to register to vote. ...

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Moms celebrate Mother's Day at Marietta restaurant

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While plenty of moms felt the love on Mother's Day, a lot of metro Atlanta restaurants heard cash registers ringing.

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Ossoff backers draw strength from health care, Comey actions

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Backers of the Democratic candidate in a closely watched Georgia congressional race say they are motivated by House Republicans' vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and President Donald Trump's decision to fire the FBI director.

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Spring weather brings massive grass cutting task for Cobb road crews

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With wet weather having given way to warm weather in recent days, the growth along roads throughout Cobb County is requiring every effort by crews simply to keep up.

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2 arrested after deadly shooting outside Cobb County restaurant Video included

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Two arrests have been made after a deadly shooting outside a restaurant in Cobb County.

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Police: No charges after road rage incident in Cobb County

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Police say no charges will be filed after a road rage incident involving a gun in Cobb County.

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Cobb County teen overcomes shyness, wins national poetry title

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Samara Huggins, an 18-year-old senior at Whitefield Academy in Mableton, didn’t always have much self-confidence. 

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In spite of rain, drought lingers across metro Atlanta

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Following a fall and winter of near-record dry conditions, water experts across Georgia are concerned the summer months will lead to harsh water restrictions for people and businesses.

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Parents fight to keep charter school open in Smyrna

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Hundreds of parents at the International Academy of Smyrna have signed a petition, appealing to the State Department of Education to step in and renew their charter.

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Cameras catch thousands drive past stopped school buses

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Some drivers are not getting the message and putting children in danger as they head home from school. Cameras are catching more people driving past stopped school buses in metro Atlanta.

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DUI charges filed in fatal crash that claimed life of Marietta firefighter

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man responsible for a crash that killed a Marietta firefighter in California.

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Students protest potential removal of African American studies program from Georgia college

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Dozens of Kennesaw State University students are upset, demanding that school administration officials keep its African American studies program.

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Police: Man charged after leaving scene of fatal accident in Marietta

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Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly tried to leave the scene of a fatal crash in Marietta.

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Two men sentenced for sexual assault of child

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Two men will spend years behind bars for the sexual assault of a child beginning when she was just four years old.

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Kennesaw man's body found at bottom of S. Carolina waterfall

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Authorities say the body of a Georgia man has been found at the bottom of a waterfall in South Carolina. 

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Student diagnosed with brain tumor gets surprise visit from Marvel Comics superstar

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Chadwick Boseman, star of the upcoming movie, "The Black Panther" visited third grader Ian Hopgood at school. 

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2 arrested, 1 sought in $300,000 racketeering ring in Marietta

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Two men have been arrested and another is being sought following an investigation into a racketeering ring with a value of over $300,000. 

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Massive Cobb County road project now complete

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A Cobb County road project nearly two decades in the making is now complete. 

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Kennesaw Owls extend partnership with Peachtree TV

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Kennesaw State announced it has extended an agreement to air live football games in 2017 on Peachtree TV (WPCH).

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