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Georgia company fined $1.3 million for unfair business practices

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Georgia Attorney General's office has fined a Marietta heating and air repair company $1.3 million for violating fair business practices laws. 

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Cobb County officials: Alcohol may have contributed to fatal wreck

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department is investigating after a crash that left one man dead.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Ernest Barrett Parkway just south of Macland Road.

Police said the driver identified as Deontay T. Webb, 25, of Powder Springs was apparently negotiating a curve when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle then began to spin and crossed over a raised median into the southbound lanes before overturning.

The vehicle continued sliding off the western edge of the roadway and landed on its roof.

Webb was sent to Wellstar Cobb Hospital where he was pronounced dead and a passenger, Ryan L. Daniels, 22, of Powder Springs was sent to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Baby retrieved from home during Cobb SWAT situation

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Six children were safely removed from a home during a SWAT situation Tuesday evening.

According to Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department, officers were called to the house on Cumberland Creek Parkway on a domestic call. Several  people were reportedly at the house. A woman and several children left the house, while a man and a baby remained inside.

After the SWAT team was called, officers were able to retrieve the baby.

Authorities entered the home and did not find the suspect.

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Fugitive on Cobb County's Most Wanted List captured

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) -- Authorities arrested a 36-year-old fugitive Thursday afternoon in Marietta, who was wanted on seven counts of armed robbery.

Investigators from the Cobb County Sheriff's Office received a tip several days ago that Jamar Scott may be in the area, and began a surveillance operation, which led to his capture Thursday afternoon at about 4 pm in the 2800 block of Cedarbrook Drive in Marietta. Scott had been on the Sheriff's Office's Most Wanted list since 2009. 


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VIDEO: Marietta NICU nurse surprised by former patients

MARIETTA, Ga. – A local neonatal nurse was surprised by former patients at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

For the past 33 years, Atlanta resident Renee Hendrix says she’s been going to work as an NICU nurse.

"The NICU is an intensive care, which means that our babies are very critical, and we don't know if they're going to make it through a shift," Hendrix. "These parents -- they don't get to take their babies home.  . [So] I feel like, if I treat the babies like I would want somebody to treat my baby when I’m not there, that’s the most important thing.”

Hendrix says she is “hoping to make a difference in someone’s life.” Evidently she has.

As part of Neonatal Nurses Day, Kleenex helped bring Renee’s former patients back to say thank you.

Cobb County reflects and raises money for 9/11 victims

MARIETTA, Ga. -- September 11th is a somber anniversary for everyone, but especially for first responders.

Friday, veterans, law enforcement and civilians joined together in downtown Marietta to reflect on the tragedies of 14 years ago.

"3,000 fine people were brutally murdered that day," said John Lenoir, whose son Rob was killed in the attacks.

Cobb Co. firefighter shows off cooking skills on 'Food Fighters'


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Cobb County firefighter recently had the chance to show off his cooking skills on national TV.

Ryan McKay, a firefighter from Station 19 on Powers Ferry Road, competed on NBC's "Food Fighters." Professional chefs compete against amateur cooks for the chance of winning $100,000.

"It's more or less get in the kitchen and learn how to cook," said McKay, who has been a Cobb County fire fighter for nine years. "That's how we learn in the fire service, fast and furious. It carries over in the kitchen."

McKay made it all the way to the end on a show that featured numerous celebrity chefs. He won four out of the five rounds. McKay competed against Lorena Garcia in the final round on the show which aired July 30.