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DUI arrest made in death of popular Cobb County author


MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) -- After nearly two months, there's been an arrest in the crash that killed the best-selling author of "The Millionaire Next Door" series of books, Thomas J. Stanley of Marietta.

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Police say Stanley was hit by a drunk driver.

Since the February 28 collision, Cobb County Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have put together a case against the driver they say crashed into Stanley's car.

The suspect, Jeffrey Robert Fettig, 45, of Maretta, has been booked into the Cobb County Jail.

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Police use humor to get drivers' attention


MARIETTA, Ga -- If good old fashioned police enforcement does not work, why not try humor? That is the logic behind what Marietta police are doing in one neighborhood to slow down speeders and stop sign runners.

Police placed an electronic sign at the intersection that reads: " Seriously, you gotta stop." And it seems to be working.

Neighbors along Kirkpatrick Drive in Marietta have complained off and on for years about the traffic on their street, especially at the stop sign at Hillendale Circle.

Police said they put officers at the intersection to write citations d it stops the law breakers for a short time. "We go out there and we curb it for a little while," Officer Nick Serkedakis said. "We'll do some enforcements, write some citations, but as soon as you stop enforcement the problem will slowly come back."

Arrested carjacker suspected in Metro Atlanta crime spree


MARIETTA, Ga. --- Marietta Police believe a man they now have in custody could be responsible for multiple crimes stretching across Metro Atlanta.

Quantavius Favors ended up in handcuffs after he was connected to a April 8th carjacking. At 2:15 that morning, a woman was walking to her car when several suspects (including Favors) approached her. Police say Favors produced a handgun and demanded her purse and keys. She complied and was unhurt.

Marietta Police tracked down her stolen car and the car the suspects were seen driving. According to Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn. "The evidence that was recovered and the ensuing investigation was able to positively identify Favors as one of the suspects involved."

Man sentenced for threatening to kill apartment complex employees

Man sentenced for threatening to kill apartment complex employees

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Marietta man will spend time in prison after threatening to kill three employees of a Cobb County apartment complex.

A Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced 20-year-old Kahlem Kenord Looney to five years, with two to serve in prison.

Looney was convicted last month of making terroristic threats to employees of the Stratford Ridge Apartments on Collingwood Drive, just off Delk Road.

It happened Sept. 17, 2014, after complex managers evicted the tenants of an apartment where Looney was staying. Prosecutors said Looney was not on the lease.

Two eyewitnesses and the three victims told police Looney yelled at the employees, saying he knew the hours they worked and would come back to kill them.

In court, Looney denied making the threat.

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1 shot in Macland Road incident

1 shot in Macland Road incident

COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Police were investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon off of Macland Road.

Police said the person was shot in the arm off of Macland Road in a car that may be related to a second vehicle. They said they have not located the second vehicle.

They said the injured person was taken to Wellstar South Cobb Hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening condition.

No other injuries were reported.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Race this weekend: Jog for Jule

Race this weekend: Jog for Jule

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy at Walton High School will hold a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

Jog for Jule was organized in honor of Julie Furr, a breast cancer survivor and the mother of a Walton student. Money raised by the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Alliance in Furr's name.

The race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. It will begin on Walton High's baseball field, loop through some nearby neighborhoods, and end at the Walton track.

Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt, but runners must sign up no later than Tuesday, Apr. 14 at 4 p.m. to be guaranteed a shirt.

Visit jogforjule5k.com for more information and to sign up.

Walton High is located at 1590 Bill Murdock Road in East Cobb.