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Gang member faces up to 300 years in prison for firing at motorists


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta man could face three centuries worth of jail time for 'gang loyalty' activities that included shooting at innocent motorists.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced, Thursday, that a Cobb jury has convicted Johannes Alexander Lopez, 27, on 26 indicted counts, including 16 counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, four counts of aggravated assault, five counts of firearms possession and one count of criminal damage to property in the first degree.

The evidence showed that in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2013, Lopez - a member of the criminal street gang SUR 13 - was involved in two separate shootings of innocent residents who were fired upon merely because their cars were the color of one of SUR 13’s rival gangs. 

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DNA leads to arrest in 1986 Marietta double rape, murder


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Authorities in Cobb County say a man has been arrested in the 1986 double rape and murder of a Marietta woman and her 13-year-old daughter.

Sharon Brady and her daughter, Sharon, were found dead in their Marietta apartment on Sept. 12, 1986. Brady's 3-year-old daughter was also in the apartment but unharmed. 

Motorcyclist killed in accident with bus in Marietta


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Teen arrested for making false report of shooting at Sprayberry HS


MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – Cobb County Police detectives arrested and charged a 17-year-old girl with making a false report of a shooting at Sprayberry High School in Marietta Monday afternoon.

The county’s 911 center received texts about a shooting that was allegedly taking place at Sprayberry. Once officers from the Cobb County PD, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cobb County School Police arrived, they found that no shooting had taken place there.

Within an hour of receiving the false reports, they were able to determine that the teenager had made the hoax report. She was arrested and charged with false report of a crime, disruption of a public school and unlawful conduct during a 911 call.


Cobb Co. attorney accused of stalking Ga. Attorney General, two others


MARIETTA, Ga. (WXIA) (Oct. 22, 2015) -- A Cobb County woman who has been an outspoken critic of the Cobb County Braves Stadium deal has been arrested.

Below, see a link to her Facebook comments about her arrest.

She was arrested Tuesday, accused of stalking none other than Georgia's Attorney General, and harassing two others.

Her arrest is just the latest twist in a year-long controversy that began with her opposition to the stadium deal.

It all started in September, a year ago.

Cobb County Attorney Susan McCoy woke up to find part of her front yard was burned.

Cobb County fire and police investigators later ruled it was a case of arson.

Suspect in custody after GSP trooper injured making traffic stop


MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Georgia State Patrol Trooper was taken to the hospital in serious condition after being injured while making a traffic stop.

The vehicle left the scene, and was later found abandoned. The suspect was later apprehended after a brief manhunt. He was identified as 36-year-old Alvaro Jimenez-Santana, of Conyers, according to Chapeau.

Chapeau said that a half-kilo of heroin was found along the suspect's escape path. 

The trooper was taken to a local hospital in serious condition with a head injury, Chapeau said. The injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The exit ramp from I-75 to Delk Road is closed as authorities investigate. Check 11Alive.com/Traffic for more.