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Second suspect arrested in murder of cab driver's son


MARIETTA, Ga. -- The second person of interest in the robbery and murder of a cab driver's son has been taken into custody in Buffalo, N.Y.

James Black, 19, who has the words "New" and "York" tattooed on his hands, was wanted for questioning in the death of Tomas Arriola Jr. He was arrested Saturday and is awaiting extradition to Marietta.

Black was charged with homicide, armed robbery and firearm possession.

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Crews battle fire at Marietta apartment complex


MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) – A plumber may have caused a huge fire at a Marietta condominium complex Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out shortly before 3 pm at the Parkaire Crossing Condominiums near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Lower Roswell roads.

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Firefighters said they expected to be at the scene of the fire well into the evening hours, putting out hot spots from the blaze.

One building – with eight units in it -- was completely destroyed. There was no immediate word on how many people were left homeless as a result of the fire.

Man fatally shot during taxi robbery in Marietta


MARIETTA, Ga. – A man was fatally shot during a taxi cab robbery in Marietta on Wednesday, according to police.

Officer David Baldwin of the Marietta Police Department said that two suspects got into the back of a taxi at the St. Augustine Place Condominums. They posed as customers, then robbed the taxi driver and shot the driver's son, 22-year-old Tomas Arriola Jr., who was in the passenger seat. The suspects then left the cab on foot with the victims' money.

Arriola was later pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

The taxi driver, Tomas Arriola Sr., drove the car to a gas station at the 600 block of Franklin Road and called police.

The investigation continues. Baldwin said the Marietta Police Department has designated specialized patrols for the Franklin Road corridor, where the crime occurred.

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

71 Ga. UPS drivers added to Circle of Honor

(WXIA) -- More than 1,400 UPS drivers worldwide were recently inducted into the Circle of Honor, an organization for employees who have achieved at least 25 years of accident-free driving.

Seventy-one of the inductees live in Georgia.

"My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus, and for the countless lives they've saved," Dwayne Meeks, president of UPS South Atlantic District, said in a statement.

Georgia's senior safe driver is Guy Haynes of Tifton, who can boast 43 accident-free years. The most seasoned Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., who has been driving for UPS for 52 years without an accident.

The latest Circle of Honor members from Georgia, by UPS work location, include:

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Robert Crumbley, Marietta

Albany (Center)
Tyrone Campbell, Albany
Robert Hammond Jr., Leesburg

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Man trapped in sand mixture container in Marietta dies

Man trapped in sand mixture container in Marietta dies

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A construction worker died on Monday after being trapped in a sand-gravel mixture container, officials said.

Two subcontractors from Texas were cleaning the inside of a silo on Canton Road. As 49-year-old Norberto Galicia Romero attempted attempted to unclog a "hopper" in the silo, he fell into and there was a collapse. The second worker tried to help him and there was another collapse, burying Romero.

Romero was pronounced dead after he was pulled out of the silo. Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services officials worked throughout the evening to free his body.

Georgia man recovering after being gored by bull in Spain

Georgia man recovering after being gored by bull in Spain

MADRID, Spain — A 20-year-old Georgia man who was badly gored during a bull-running festival is out of intensive care and improving, Spanish hospital officials said Monday.

Benjamin Miller was caught by a fighting bull during the festival in Ciudad Rodrigo on Saturday. He suffered several wounds, including a 16-inch goring in the thigh, a spokesman from the Clinic Hospital in western Salamanca said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in keeping with hospital rules, said Miller was out of danger and not likely to have to undergo any further operations.

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

Chipotle to hold statewide hiring event

ATLANTA -- Chipotle Mexican Grill is looking for new team members to work at all of its Georgia locations.

Tuesday, Feb. 17 is Open Interview Day at Chipotle, where every restaurant will interview candidates for full- and part-time positions. Those who are interested are asked to fill out applications at jobs.chipotle.com, then visit their local stores for in-person sessions with a manager.

Interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Amanda Klein, Chipotle's lead recruiting strategist for the Southeast, said the fast-casual chain offers competitive pay and benefits, free meals and uniforms, paid breaks and plenty of advancement opportunities for its employees.