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Deals of the Day: Free Arby's fries & 70% off ice cream

ATLANTA -- Arby's is offering free curly fries on Friday, April 15 to customers who print the coupon off their Facebook page.

The deals of the day also include 70 percent off at Jake's ICe Cream, discounts on the Kindle and NOOK e-readers, plus a Mother's Day sterling silver pendant for half off.

Get more details in the Bargains & Deals section of Atlanta.MomsLikeMe.com.

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Buy a reusable tote to help troops

Buy a reusable tote to help troops

BREMEN, Ga. -- In support of U.S. military families, Stage Stores Inc. is now selling a patriotic reusable shopping tote.

All proceeds from sales of the bag will benefit Operation Homefront (1220 Old Canton Road, Marietta, 30062), which provides emergency financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded heroes.

The tote bags are $5 each.

Stage is also giving $5 Bounce Back Rewards to any customers who purchase the bag. The reward is good on any $25 purchase.

Active, inactive and retired military members with valid military IDs can take advantage of Stage's military discount program and earn a 15 percent discount at the company's stores every day.

Stage Stores Inc. operates its stores under the names Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage.

Police search for missing Dallas man

Police search for missing Dallas man

Update: Michael Sistilli's body was discovered at Three Way Campers around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 13.

Investigators are treating his death as a suicide.

The Marietta Police Department would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search for Sistilli.

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department is searching for a missing Dallas man.

Michael Sistilli, 43, was last seen at Three Way Campers (1400 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta, 30062), where he works, around 3 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 11. Employees watched him leave the area without his car.

Sistilli was reported missing by his family at 8 p.m. on Monday.

He was last seen wearing a white Three Way Campers employee shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Marietta officers and K-9 units from the Cobb County Sheriff's Office have searched the area with no sign of Sistilli.

Cobb County furloughs police, firefighters

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Commissioners spared the county's libraries from closing but instead made deep cuts to every department including police, fire and the 911 call center.

"This is the worst situation the budget I've seen," said Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee. "Certainly, in my lifetime."

Cobb County was facing a 31-million budget shortfall for the remainder of their fiscal year which ends September 30.

The commissioners voted to slash 10 percent from every department in the county.

Additionally, every county employee will have to take a minimum of five unpaid furlough days.

The President of the Cobb County Chapter of the Faternal Order of the Police expressed concern over the potential impact to public safety.

"Nothing good is going to come from having less police officers on the road," said Jorge Mestre.

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Another round of outages, cleanup after storms

Another round of outages, cleanup after storms

ATLANTA -- Monday night's fast-moving storms weren't nearly as bad as what we saw a week ago, but people in parts of North Georgia are again cleaning up damage. 

MARIETTA: Cobb saves libraries but makes deep cuts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County Commissioners approved a budget Tuesday morning that will keep the libraries open but require all county employees to take five furlough days.

The mid-year budget runs through September 30 and does not include a tax increase. It will require tough choices to make up for a $27 million shortfall.

Under the budget, every county department will have to cut operating expenses by 10 percent, including police and fire services. Those cuts could include more furlough days or the elimination of some positions.

"It's going to be hard," said County Commission Chairman Tim Lee. "But we will not compromise public safety."

Lee said he plans to hold weekly meetings to check on the impact of furloughs and cutbacks on police and fire services.

Tip from news watcher leads to fraud arrest

Tip from news watcher leads to fraud arrest

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- With a little help from the news media and its viewers, Woodstock police investigators were able to identify two suspects in a recent case of vehicle theft and credit card fraud.

A tip from Crime Stoppers Atlanta led police to name Maureen Helen Tucker, 46, and Brian David Baker, 48, both of Marietta, as suspects in a Thursday, Mar. 31 theft case at the LA Fitness on Eagle Drive in Woodstock.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Mar. 31, police say that Tucker and Baker stole a gym bag from an unsecured locker in the LA Fitness locker room.