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Ga. NAACP declares 'state of opposition' against Cobb Co.


MARIETTA, Ga. – The Cobb County NAACP has announced “a state of opposition” against Cobb County after a commission meeting took a dramatic turn Thursday night.

In addition, the Georgia NAACP released a statement late Friday afternoon saying it may ask the U.S. Justice Department to intervene.

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Body found behind Cobb County Walmart


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A body was found behind a Walmart in Marietta on Friday, police said. 

The discovery was made around 3:40 p.m. at the store located at 1785 Cobb Parkway, according to Marietta Police.

Police said there were no signs of foul play.

 

 

 


Marietta ammonia leak prompts HAZMAT response


MARIETTA, Ga. -- An ammonia leak has Marietta fire and hazardous materials out in force, Friday afternoon.

The leak has been contained but cleanup will likely take about three hours.

It happened in the 1000 block of King Industrial Drive. At this point there are no evacuations or road closures in progress.

 

Cobb Co. commissioner storms out, collapses after angry exchange about racial profiling


 

MARIETTA, Ga.  (WXIA)  A Cobb County commissioner who collapsed after storming out of a meeting Thursday night is doing OK.

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Teen driver spots erratic driver, saves woman's life


 

 

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Sixteen-year-old Walton High School Junior Sam Orjoux got his driver’s license in August.  But last Thursday the new driver did some quick thinking and kept his cool when he noticed a potentially dangerous situation in East Cobb County.

Man pleads guilty in gang-related shooting


COBB COUNTY, Ga. --  The last of five defendants has pleaded guilty in a gang-motivated shooting in Kennesaw.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said Brian McCary, 21, pleaded guilty to eight counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Prosecutors say gunshots were fired at a Kennesaw home on two separate occasions in 2013 and again in early 2014.

Authorities say it was in retaliation for the victim attempting to leave the PIRU gang --  an offshoot of the Bloods gang.

“This case demonstrates not only my office’s resolve when it comes to gang cases, but how powerful Georgia’s anti-gang laws are when properly used,” District Attorney Reynolds said in a statement. “During this case, we learned that the PIRU gang activities in Kennesaw were orchestrated by gang leadership in California.”

Hundreds gather for Wreaths Across America in Marietta


MARIETTA, Ga. - Hundreds participated in the nationwide tradition, Wreaths Across America, Saturday at the Marietta National Cemetery.

"What else can you give, when you're protecting your country and protecting your freedom that's the maximum of course," said World War II Veteran Marion Nesmith.