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Motorcyclist killed in Cobb County crash


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Charges are expected to be filed in a fatal Cobb County crash between a motorcycle and a passenger car.

The accident happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Windy Hill and Favor roads.

A preliminary investigation revealed the car tried to turn left from Windy Hill Road onto Favor Road when the motorcycle slammed into its passenger side door.

The motorcycle driver, 29-year-old Darnell Griffin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The car's driver, 50-year-old Maria Howard, was in the vehicle with her 15-year-old daughter. Both women were taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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Cobb County DA speaks out about heart attack


COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Cobb County's district attorney is speaking out after suffering a heart attack last week.

Vic Reynolds, 58, said a lot of people were surprised to hear he'd suffered the health scare because he keeps himself in shape. He works out virtually every day, and doesn't drink or smoke.

Reynolds said when woke up not feeling right last Thursday, he didn't think much of it at first.

Child struck by truck in Marietta


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A child was transported to the hospital after being struck by a pickup truck in Marietta on Thursday.

Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin said the incident happened on Franklin Road at Delk Road.

Katasha Stienstra and her three children, ages 2, 7 and 8, were walking outside of the crosswalk when the 7-year-old boy was struck by a Ford F-150, police said. The child was taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in critical condition. His condition was upgraded to stable late Thursday.

The F-150 driver remained at the scene, police said.

Denetra Kendrick watched the accident happen.

"The lady who was driving the truck, she didn't see the child," Kendrick said.

The incident is under investigation.

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.