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MARTA to hold police officer job fair


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- MARTA is looking for 20 new police officers to guard the transit system in Atlanta.

The Georgia Department of Labor will hold a hiring fair for MARTA police officers on Thursday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Cobb-Cherokee Career Center.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old and able to pass a series of tests, including a physical examination and drug screening. Those who have completed an honorable tour of military service or at least two years of college are especially encouraged to apply.

Salaries for MARTA police officers begin at more than $35,000 and range up to $54,000 for senior officers.

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Fire damages Cobb County Mexican restaurant


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cobb County Mexican restaurant was heavily damaged by fire Tuesday morning.

A blaze broke out at around 4 a.m. at Frontera Mex-Mex Grill in the 1800 block of Powers Ferry Road.

Cobb County Fire spokesman Dan Dupree said responding crews found flames burning through the building's roof. It took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.

No one was inside the restaurant when the fire began. Dupree said one firefighter suffered an ankle injury and was transported to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Woman shares special Memorial Day moment


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Susan Stimson-Hamer started her own tradition years ago at Marietta National Cemetery years ago.

Each Memorial Day, she brings fresh flowers and coffee to the cemetery. Usually, she spends the morning alone.

But not this year. Her two older sisters showed up to surprise her on this very special day.

Their father, Captain James Lyle Stimpson, served as a Navy fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War. He passed away in 1976. His wife, Jesse Clair Stimpson, passed away in 2006.

Together, the Stimpson sisters recalled fond memories of their parents – and started what may be a new Memorial Day tradition. Click the video to watch much more!

2 arrested in Marietta motel shooting


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Two people have been arrested and charged in a possibly gang-related shooting at a Marietta motel.

It happened May 9 at around 1 a.m. at the Hospitality Inn in the 2300 block of Delk Road. Investigators determined 23-year-old Erik Gonzales was shot on the left side of his chest after being involved in an argument that quickly turned physical.

Marietta Police detectives interviewed Gonzales at Northside Hospital and, with his help, identified the two suspects. Erik Hernandez, 19, was arrested shortly after the shooting. A warrant for 21-year-old Cristian Romero was issued May 14; Romero was arrested about two hours later.

Both suspects were charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

The investigation continues. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS.

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Witnesses: Naked man shot after attacking police in Cobb


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A call to investigate a suspicious - apparently naked - person in Marietta quickly escalated Sunday morning and now a suspect has been shot and the officer injured.

Cobb County police were called to the Masters Inn in Marietta around 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

When they arrived a man was on the scene, described as "unruly" by officials.

More noticeable to witnesses was the fact that he was also apparently almost naked, with at least one witness saying he was only wearing underwear.

Neighbors said he appeared to be under the influence of some type of substance.

When police attempted to get a handle on the situation, it quickly erupted into a serious altercation that forced an officer to tase the suspect.

When that, too, was unsuccessful, an officer shot the man in the stomach.

Man sentenced to 20 years in shooting of Cobb officer


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta man was sentenced to 20 years in the shooting of a police officer.

Shymel Young pleaded guilty to shooting Cobb County Police Officer Danny Rogers in July 2013. He must serve 12 years of his sentence in prison.

Authorities said Rogers was patrolling the Concord Chase apartment complex off of Hurt Road in Smyrna when he was shot by Young.

Young fled police for nearly six months before he was caught in Jan. 2014.

Rogers spent time recovering at home and has since left the force.


Gun-wielding man shot by Cobb County police officers


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County police officers dispatched to a noise complaint Monday morning ended up exchanging gunfire with a suspect.

It began at around 1:30 a.m. at the Hillcrest Mobile Home Park in the 1100 block of Atlanta Road, just west of Dobbins Air Reserve Base. A resident of the mobile home park was playing very loud music, according to police.

The officers asked the 37-year-old man, identified as Brian Thomas Olhmann, to turn down his music. He refused, then pulled out a gun and began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire, striking the man at least once, according to investigators.

Olhmann was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and was listed in critical condition.

The officers involved in the shooting were placed on routine administrative leave.