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'Taxi Cab Bandit' bank robber gets 14 years in prison

ATLANTA - A bank robber was sentenced to 14 years in prison for robbing five metro-Atlanta banks. During the metro-Atlanta robberies, Rondell Muwwakkil would pass notes to the tellers demanding they give him small bills. "Muwwakkil never cared about the terror he caused when robbing these banks," sa

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-21 23:06:00

Schools placed on lockdown during search for suspects

Three Douglas County schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious vehicle was spotted near them, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Around 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area of Turner Middle School, Annette W

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

30 Job Openings In Marietta Right Now

MARIETTA, GA - Businesses across the region are looking for new employees and Patch and Zip Recruiter have listed tons of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent job postings in the area. Click on the job title for complete info. Irrigation Specialist [R8973] New! TruGreen Marietta,

PATCH - 2018-03-21 11:10:53

Grandfather who disappeared 7 months ago possibly found safe, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A Trinidadian man who disappeared from his family's Stone Mountain home in August is believed to be safe in an Atlanta hospital. Maurice Taitt walked away from his son's home seven months ago. Wednesday afternoon, Channel 2's Nicole Carr learned that Taitt may have been safe at

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-03-21 21:02:29

Fake Facebook page sends Georgia city into tizzy over snakes

When most of northwest Georgia was preparing for severe storms, one city had to contend with the idea that snakes are lurking in sewers - or so they thought. Calhoun mayor Jimmy Palmer said -the "City of Calhoun, Gordon County GA" Facebook page - where a post about a snakes originated - is fake. "


Florida teacher leaves 4-year-old home alone while she buys marijuana, deputies say

Marsha Dolce, 26, was arrested Saturday on charges of child neglect and marijuana possession, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office news release. Deputies responded to a Davenport apartment complex Saturday morning and found a 4-year-old child crying outside, wearing only a T-shirt and underwe

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-20 17:20:10

SALLY LITCHFIELD: Best-selling Marietta author Steve Berry coming to book festival

On March 25 at 7 p.m., New York Times best-selling author Steve Berry, who hails from Marietta, will appear at A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA event, where he will present his newest thriller, "The Bishop's Pawn." Berry will appear on "In Conversation" with Nadia Bilchik, CNN editorial pr

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 23:01:00

13-year-old arrested for 'disgusting' terroristic voicemails against Cobb NAACP

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Marietta Police Department says they believe they've identified the person responsible for leaving terroristic voice messages for the Cobb County NAACP. On Feb. 28, 2018 the Cobb County Police Department and the Marietta Police Department were contacted by the local chapter of th

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 22:38:00

Family arrested after bedridden woman found decomposing and crawling with maggots, cockroaches

SUGAR HILL, Ga. -- A woman was found alive in her bed, her legs decomposing and covered in maggots and cockroaches. Now, he caretakers are under investigation. On Thursday, March 15, Gwinnett Fire was dispatched to the 4600 block of Pine Tree Circle to an apartment complex for a woman that was uncon


Snake Freak-Out Caused By Fake City Facebook Page

A parody Facebook account, which has about five times more followers than a Georgia city's real Facebook page, went viral with a wild post. CALHOUN, GA - A satire Facebook page mimicking a northwest Georgia city is causing some real concerns for residents after a post claiming to show a gigantic sna

PATCH - 2018-03-21 14:53:58

New Cobb, Douglas Public Health Director Named

MARIETTA, GA - Cobb & Douglas Public Health is getting a new director. Dr. Janet Pak Memark, has been appointed to replace Dr. Jack Kennedy, who plans to retire in May. Memark, an associate director with WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center , will start work with the public health agency on A

PATCH - 2018-03-21 13:45:38

BREAKING: Bomb threat reported at World of Coca-Cola

Atlanta police are investigating a bomb threat at the World of Coca-Cola, a spokeswoman said. Police dogs are searching the building on Baker Street, officer Lisa Bender said. Someone on the scene told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the facility has been evacuated and they have been moved acr

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-20 17:25:43

5 Cobb spots with food and drink specials you won't want to miss

It's not hard to find great-priced food and drink specials if you know where to look, Cobb.Here's a sample of the choices you have when out and about in Cobb County. Red and Terry's Timbers 730 Concord Road SE, Smyrna 678-888-3649 Swing by what's known as "Smyrna's Oldest Tavern" for deals every day

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-20 18:39:12

Missing: Police searching for 21-year-old Marietta man

MARIETTA, Ga. - Marietta Police are searching for Angelo Messineo, 21, after he was last seen on Sunday evening. Messineo was last spotted at his residence, 1521 Evanston Court in Marietta. Police say he could become agitated and start clapping his hands loudly. Also, he may not remember numbers or


Georgia man sentenced, 2015 DUI crash killed married couple

A Georgia man charged with DUI in a crash that killed a married couple in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a DeKalb County judge sentenced Donte Alexander Grant on Monday. County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones says the Covington man

LEDGER-ENQUIRER - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

Storms, possible tornado ravage parts of metro Atlanta

Weather Wsb news on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 Wsb traffic on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 Wsb weather on-demand 00:00 | 00:00 ATLANTA - A powerful storm system swept through north Georgia overnight, sending trees into roads, damaging homes and businesses, knocking out power to thousands and leaving south Ful

NEWS/TALK 750 WSB - 2018-03-20 14:43:00

Georgia state trooper involved in shooting near Atlanta

Authorities say a Georgia State Patrol trooper has been involved in a shooting just south of Atlanta, though details were not immediately available. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter Monday morning that the trooper shot a person who has been taken to a hospital. The agency says the


'Because I'm blessed' | Fairburn resident is happy, despite storm damage to home

Fairburn resident Ashley Andrews says she had been watching the storms approach metro Atlanta on television all day long. She says she prepared for the storms. "I had been watching this storm coming all day, so I figured it was going to get really bad, so we made preparations -- I had gotten my daug

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 17:06:00

Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf


Severe weather threats force DeKalb Schools to cancel after-school activities

DeKalb County School District has canceled after-school activities for looming weather. According to Channel 2 Action News, severe storms expected through metro Atlanta Monday afternoon could spark tornadoes in the area. Extended after-school care for DeKalb Schools will continue as planned. Distri