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Report: McKinley Talked of Suicide

ENGLEWOOD -- Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who is thought to have killed himself with a gunshot to the head, had made previous statements about committing suicide, according to a sheriff's investigative report released Tuesday.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's report quoted one investigator as saying McKinley had been depressed over a knee surgery he had a month ago.

"He had made statements while playing dominoes shortly after the surgery that he should just kill himself," the officer reported. "No one believed he was serious."

The report provided no explanation for the source of the investigator's information.

The report also said McKinley had made statements about not knowing what he would do without football. It said McKinley had flown to South Carolina 10 days earlier to see his young son and had brought him back with him to Denver on Sunday night.

Chambliss: Gay Slur Came from Office

ATLANTA -- Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss has confirmed that a threatening anti-gay slur posted on a gay and lesbian message board came from his Atlanta area office.

Investigators had yet to identify who was responsible for the making the derogatory remark. The statement said the case has been handed over to the Senate sergeant-at-arms and is still under review.

All this comes after Republicans in the Senate fought to keep "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in play.

Sen. Chambliss has drawn the ire of homosexuals throughout the country.

During a Senate hearing eight months ago, he expressed concern that repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" would cause a host of problems and "create unacceptable risk to the armed forces."

So when news spread that a threatening homophobic slur might have originated from a Cobb County office near Sen. Chambliss' headquarters, some influential bloggers went to work.

Marietta Drivers Dislike 4-Way Stop

Drivers on Blackwell Road at Autumn Ridge Parkway in Marietta say they're tired of hitting the brakes at a four way stop they claim is outdated. Can Commuter Dude sell their case to Cobb County? Click on the video and see. 

Marietta Nail Salon Owner Wins a Handy Lottery Prize

MARIETTA, GA -- A Marietta nail salon owner has clipped a Georgia Lottery prize.

Ha Ngoc Nguyen was one of two players to each win $238,579 by matching all five winning numbers in the Sept. 14 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Nguyen saw his winning numbers on the Georgia Lottery's website.

"I thought I was having a heart attack," he said, laughing.

According to Nguyen, the prize will be helpful "when things slow in the winter," as clients get fewer pedicures when they're not wearing sandals and flip-flops.

Nguyen's win came just four days before his 26th wedding anniversary. He plans to treat his wife to something special and pay credit card bills.

Winning numbers from the Sept. 14 Fantasy 5 drawing were 2, 14, 12, 16 and 22.

Nguyen purchased his Quik Pik ticket at a Circle K (4706 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068). The second top prize ticket was purchased in Snellville.

Week Five Game of the Week Nominees

HIRAM, GA -- The high school football season is wearing on and most teams are finally into region play. As far as the playoffs go, region play is all that matters, and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week nominations are all down that alley.

Kell and Hiram are both 4-0 and battling it out for a playoff spot in the competitive Region 5-4A North. And making the postseason in a sub-region with seven teams is no easy task.

Kell has handed Grayson, Etowah, Woodstock, and East Paulding, all 3-1 teams, their only losses of the season. The wins would not be described as blowouts, though. The Longhorns have won their four four games by a combined 27 points.

Hiram is in the opposite position. The Hornets have been blowing through opposing teams, but their schedule has not been that tough. Hiram's four wins have come against teams with a combined 4-11 record.

Broncos WR, Cobb Native Kenny McKinley Found Dead

ENGLEWOOD (KUSA) -- The Denver Broncos say they "are deeply saddened" after wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his apartment on Monday.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office says McKinley, 23, was found dead in the bedroom of his home on East Caley Place near South Jordan Road in Centennial around 3:25 p.m. on Monday

Sheriff Grayson Robinson says detectives are investigating the death as an apparent suicide. Investigators say the cause of death appears to be a self-inflected gunshot wound.

McKinley was a second-year pro who was on the team's injured reserve list. He played in eight games as a rookie in 2009 with seven kick returns for 158 yards.

McKinley was drafted in the fifth round, 141st overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft from the University of South Carolina. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga.

Keep Cobb Beautiful Hosts Document Shredding Day

MARIETTA, GA -- Keep Cobb Beautiful, in partnership with Keep Marietta Beautiful and Keep Smyrna Beautiful, will offer a county Document Shredding Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cobb residents can take this opportunity to securely shred household papers at no cost. Each household will be limited to 100 pounds of paper. Plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard and binders with metal clips will not be accepted.

The shredding will take place at three locations:

City of Marietta Lot
591 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060

Piedmont Church
570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, 30066

Smyrna City Hall
2000 King Street, Smyrna, 30080

For more information, visit the Keep Cobb Beautiful website.