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Hepatitis A outbreak grows in Georgia

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Health is urging the public to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A as the infection continues to spread in the state. The state agency reports that it has identified hundreds - as many as 250 - of cases involving the highly-contagious liver infection since June 201


Taste of Marietta brings your favorite treats to the Square

The annual event giving you the opportunity to indulge in your culinary favorites or sample something new is right around the corner in Cobb County. The 2019 Taste of Marietta will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28 on Marietta Square. — Admission to the festival is free, but you will have t


Cartersville Man Chokes out Woman in Bed

A woman went to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office on April 16th and stated she was assaulted in her home on Stiles Court in Cartersville early that morning. She said her husband, 43-year-old Shedrick Antonio Bowens, told her to go to the bedroom so they could talk. When she refused, she said he beg


Why did it take a year to charge parents with baby’s murder?

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies in Paulding County recently charged a couple with the murder of a 3-moth-old girl who died in 2018. When deputies first arrived for a call on Bensinger Court in Hiram on May 18, 2018, they found an unconscious baby. The girl was taken to the hospital where she later d


Apartment complex residents says rats are "terrorizing" families

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS46) Some residents of a Cobb County apartment complex say rats are running rampant and management isn't doing enough to fix the problem. CBS46 talked with residents of the Caswyck Trail Apartment Homes in Marietta, off Favor Road near Windy Hill, who say rats are terrorizing famili

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SafeSitter Babysitting Classes To Be Offered In Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Do you know a girl or boy in grades 6-8, ages 11-14, who would like to become certified in babysitting? Registration is underway for the April SafeSitter class.


Police: Gunman arrested in shooting, robbery of UGA student

ATHENS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police have arrested the gunman suspected of shooting and robbing a University of Georgia lacrosse player and robbing another UGA student. The Athens-Clarke County police said a tip led officers to a Gwinnett County address at 1:40 Tuesday morning. At the location they


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Couple charged with murdering infant nearly one year after her death

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies in Paulding County have charged a Hiram couple for the murder of a 3-month-old girl who died nearly a year ago, after autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicated the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.


What's Happening With Gas Prices in Acworth?

The prices you pay at the gas pump in Acworth have been unchanged over the last week. As of Monday, the average price for a gallon of regular statewide was $2.60, according to auto club AAA. That's unchanged from a week earlier.


NEW DETAILS: Pregnant woman killed in Cobb crash was once homeless, lost mother

Friends and family are grieving the loss of a wife and mother who died late last week from injuries she received in a car crash in Cobb County. Jessica Senior, who was also pregnant with her fourth child, was fatally injured in an April 9 collision on Austell Road at Kurt Drive in Marietta. Her unbo


Mother fed up with flooding that she says causes hazard for young son

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - A Bartow County mother says every time it rains, her yard floods so bad that her son can’t even walk home from the bus stop. Ashley Griffith gave cellphone video to Channel 2’s Alyssa Hyman showing the massive amount of water that ends up in her yard on Womack Drive.


Woman woken up by construction noise near the Battery at 4 a.m.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — 11Alive is getting answers after a Cobb County viewer said she was woken up before the sun was even up by construction by her home near the Battery. She recorded the ruckus right outside her window at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.


Emergency responders warn families' lives could be at risk if county doesn't up pay

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Overworked, underpaid and severely understaffed departments -- those are some of the reasons why police officers say a public safety crisis is unfolding in Cobb County.


Woodstock Man Arrested For Street Gang Activity, Opening Fire

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — A 24-year-old man was charged with the Street Gang Terrorism Act after he was arrested for opening fire at a gas station. Hayden Conley Shaw, 24, of Woodstock, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and obstruction of an officer. Investigators also determined that S


Cherokee District Attorney Appointed To State Attorney Council

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) has appointed Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace to serve as the newest member of the Council. Wallace was selected to fill the position previously held by former Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds, who


JUST IN: 2 killed in crash that shut down I-285 for hours

Two people died in an overnight wreck after a motorcycle crashed into a tractor-trailer on I-285 in Sandy Springs, police said. Marvin Roberson, 33, of Roswell, and Natalie Strauss, 26, of Sandy Springs, were both killed in the wreck, which happened on the outer loop of I-285 about 10 p.m. Monday, a


Boy Scout Sex Abuse: Here's How Many Accused In Cartersville

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- More than 100 former Boy Scout leaders who appeared in the so-called "Perversion Files" were being singled out Tuesday. The law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates named leaders in New York and New Jersey at a livestreamed press conference where sex abuse sur


Man, woman dead after fatal motorcycle crash

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — A man and a woman have died overnight in a tragic motorcycle crash, Sandy Springs Police said. It happened on 285 westbound at Ashford Dunwoody. Police said the man driving the motorcycle crashed into the 18-wheeler. The driver of the tractor trailer stayed on the scene. Accordi


Sternum Rub Needed To Wake Up McDonalds Drunk: Cartersville Crime

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- The Cartersville Police Department provided the following information about recent incidents in the city. Arrests do not equal convictions. A 28-year-old man was arrested on charges of marijuana-possession, less than 1 oz and public drunk, April 15, at the McDonald's located at 2