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Guard injured in FedEx shooting continues recovery

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) – The security guard injured in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility is celebrating a breath of fresh air.

Christopher Sparkman was shot at point-blank in the abdomen when 19-year-old FedEx employee Geddy Kramer opened fire at the facility on April 29, 2014. Kramer shot five other people before killing himself.

Since the shooting, Sparkman has undergone more than four dozen surgeries. On Oct. 26, his wife, Jamie Lynn Sparkman, wrote that the 49th surgery would hopefully be his last. 

Marietta singer fights for top 10 spot on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES -- Marietta's Zach Seabaugh is the final metro Atlanta singer on The Voice.


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. 

Marietta City Council OKs deal to bring Atlanta United facility to Franklin Road

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

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.