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Person of interest sought in murder of cab driver's son


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta Police are looking for a second person of interest in the robbery and murder of a cab driver's son.

James Black, 19, is wanted for questioning in the death of Tomas Arriola Jr. Police said Black has two distinct tattoos -- the word "New" on the back of his right hand, and the word "York" on the back of his left hand.

A suspect, Abdul Griffin, was arrested Mar. 2 in Powder Springs by the Cobb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Police: No arrests made in Marietta home invasion sexual assault

Police: No arrests made in Marietta home invasion sexual assault

MARIETTA, Ga. – Authorities are still searching for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted at a Marietta apartment during a home invasion Tuesday.

According to Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin, the incident happened around 7:30 a.m.

A man dressed in a hoodie and wearing a mask entered an apartment through an unlocked door at 1250 West apartments in Marietta. The man "secured" four young children in a back bedroom and then sexually assaulted their mother, Baldwin said.

Police located a man who matched the description of the suspect, but he was questioned and released, Baldwin said.

None of the children were injured. The mother was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The management team at 1250 West issued a statement saying:

Cobb crash kills author of 'Millionaire Next Door'

Cobb crash kills author of 'Millionaire Next Door'

MARIETTA, Ga. – Well-known author Thomas J. Stanley, author of The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind was killed in a crash in east Cobb County Saturday afternoon.

The wreck took place on Paper Mill Road at the intersection of Atlanta Country Club Drive just after 3 p.m.

Police say the driver of an Acura crashed into a Chevrolet Corvette. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the Corvette slowed down to make a turn; the Acura came up from behind, cut to the left, crossed the double-yellow lines and collided with the left side of the Corvette.

The driver of the Corvette, 71-year-old Stanley, was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Police say they are planning to file charges against the driver of the Acura, 45-year-old Jeffrey Fettig. He was treated for minor injuries at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting undergoes another surgery

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting undergoes another surgery

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The FedEx facility guard injured in a shooting last April underwent another surgery on Friday.

Christopher Sparkman was placed in a medically-induced coma last week after an emergency surgery.

In April 2014, Sparkman was one of six people injured after a 19-year-old man opened fire at the Kennesaw FedEX facility. Sparkman was shot at point-blank range in the abdomen. The gunman went on to kill himself.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Marietta

Pedestrian struck, killed in Marietta

MARIETTA – A pedestrian was struck and killed in Marietta early Sunday.

The crash happened just after midnight on Windy Hill Road. Police say the man, who has not been identified, tried to cross the road when he was hit. He died at the hospital.

The driver of the car is not expected to be charged in the crash.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting in medically-induced coma

Guard injured in FedEx facility shooting in medically-induced coma

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The security guard injured in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility last April is in a medically-induced coma after emergency surgery, according to an online post from his wife.

On April 29, 2014, Christopher Sparkman was shot at point-blank range in the abdomen by a man identified by police as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer. Kramer went on to the shoot five other people before turning the gun on himself.

Sparkman was released from the hospital last August, but has continued to undergo medical procedures.