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ATLANTA -- The 11Alive morning crew is giving you the chance to win an iPad 2 and help a deserving charity.  All you have to do is vote for your favorite morning show personality on 11Alive's Facebook page.

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Cobb Schools approve FY 2012 budget

Cobb Schools approve FY 2012 budget

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Cobb County School Board approved the Fiscal Year 2012 budget for the school system on Wednesday, saying in a release that they have worked hard to prevent teacher layoffs.

The school district, like many others across the state, has been hit with budgetary issues, which they said has been dealt with in terms of spending cuts and service reductions over the past three years.

Home burglar caught on home video

Home burglar caught on home video

MARIETTA, Ga -- Police are using a home owners surveillance video to try to identify a burglar.

The Marietta Police Department is asking for assistance to identify a man who burglarized a home on North St. Mary's Lane in Marietta. On June 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM, police were called out to the home after the home owners discovered someone broke into the back of the home. 

The video shows the suspect leaving the home with a suitcase full of valuables. Police said the suspect go into an older model sedan, possibly a Buick, when he left the home.

They are asking anyone who can identify the suspect in the photos to contact Det. Mark Erion at 770-794-5363. 

Car hit by brick thrown from I-75 overpass

Car hit by brick thrown from I-75 overpass

MARIETTA, Ga-Marietta Police are looking for the suspect who tossed a brick from an interstate overpass, shattering the windshield of a woman taking her mother to the doctor.

Audrey Quinn was traveling south on I-75 when her mother saw the brick sailing toward them as they approached the South Marietta Parkway overpass.

"Mom shouted, 'it's a brick, it's a brick,'" said Quinn. "Before I knew it, I felt the impact of an object on the windshield. I somehow managed to keep the car under control and cross four lanes of traffic to the emergency lane to safety."

Quinn and her mother, who has cancer, were covered in glass, but were uninjured.

Marietta police say the incident happened at about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Investigators say someone had to toss the brick over a fence that was erected to keep people from tossing debris onto the interstate.

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Man arrested for allegedly stealing church air conditioner

Man arrested for allegedly stealing church air conditioner

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department has charged a suspect in connection with stealing air conditioning units at a local church.

Kittrell Hawthorne, 34, of Marietta faces charges of theft and obstruction.

According to Marietta police, officers were called to Roswell Street Baptist Church around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they witnessed a man loading two air conditioning units into a blue Ford Expedition.

The stolen goods were valued at more than $10,000.

Police began to chase the Expedition. Although officers did not make any immediate arrests, they were still able to identify Hawthorne and recover the air conditioning units.

Hawthorne was later arrested and is currently being held without bond in the Cobb County Jail.

There have been numerous air conditioning unit thefts in Marietta lately.

Another Code Orange Smog Alert

Another Code Orange Smog Alert

ATLANTA -- We've been hit with yet another Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday.

Under Code Orange conditions, being outside is considered unhealthy for children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease. Those people are advised to limit or avoid outdoor exertion during the late afternoon hours when ozone concentration is at its highest.

RELATED: Hour-by-hour weather forecast

Highs are expected to remain in the mid 90s under hot, hazy skies through the remainder of the week. There's a chance of storms by Friday and through the weekend, but our heatwave is expected to continue into next week.

Police search for burglary suspect

Police search for burglary suspect

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta police need help identifying a suspect who burglarized a home on North St. Mary's Lane.

Officers were called to the scene around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Security cameras captured images of a white man breaking into the back of the house and leaving with items.

Witnesses say the suspect drove away in an older model sedan, possibly a Buick.

Anyone who can identify the man in the surveillance photos is asked to call Marietta police at 770-794-6990 or Det. Mark Erion at 770-794-5363.