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11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, August 8

(WXIA) -- Each day, 11Alive News gives you a list of the top stories making local and national headlines. Use these links to be in the know for Thursday, August 8. 

1. Victor Hill opening statements

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Thursday in the corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. The prosecution and defense decided upon the trial's 12 jurors and two alternates Wednesday.

2. Deadly shooting at local Zaxby's

One person died Wednesday night after a shooting at a Zaxby's restaurant.

Fire takes out Cobb County home

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Fire crews are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Cobb County Thursday morning. 

The home, located in the 1799 block of East Lake Drive in Marietta, was totally destroyed shortly before 5 a.m.

No injuries were reported, and nobody was home when the flames broke out. City of Marietta fire officials were unsure if the home was vacant or if people who lived there were away.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

Man arrested for threatening to bomb Cobb courthouse

MARIETTA, Ga. -- An Acworth man has been arrested for calling in a fake bomb threat to the Cobb County courthouse.

Tommie Milan Boleman Jr., 45, was taken into custody Tuesday evening, nearly 12 hours after investigators say he made the false threat at the Cobb County Judicial Complex.

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Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said Boleman was arrested at a house on Fairwood Pointe in Acworth. The house is under foreclosure and scheduled to be sold on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning.

Boleman is not the owner of the home, Warren said. Investigators are working to determine his relationship to the owner.

After the threat was made, a bomb squad swept the judicial center, but found nothing explosive.

11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 7

(WXIA) -- As your week continues, use our list of top local and national headlines to be in the know on news. These are the top stories being talked about today! 

1. Back-to-School!

It's day one for school in Atlanta. There are some changes the new academic year brings. 

2. Train hits tractor trailer in Coweta County

A tractor trailer was hit by a CSX train in northern Coweta County Wednesday morning.

3. Usher's son hurt in pool accident

11 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, August 8

(WXIA) -- To help start your Tuesday morning, use this list to help you be in the know. Here are the top local and national news stories you need to know for Tuesday, August 8.

1. 3 shot dead in Pa. 

A shooting during a meeting at a northeastern Pennsylvania municipal building has left three people dead.

2. Motorcyclist shot on I-20

A motorcyclist was reportedly shot in the shoulder while riding down Interstate 20 Tuesday morning.

3. Sneiderman shows emotion

Expect delays on the roads this weekend

ATLANTA -- Drivers headed toward I-85 near GA-400 or across the top end of I-285 should plan ahead and seek alternate routes, as contractors will close up to three lanes on the busy interstates this weekend, weather permitting.

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"We are expecting there to be a big delay through both locations," said GDOT Metro District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle. "When three lanes are closed on a major interstate near a big city there is just no way to keep it (the interstate) delay free."

On I-285, up to three right eastbound lanes will be closed all weekend for bridge work from Riverside Drive to Roswell Road.

On I-85, up to three lanes will be closed in both directions between Cheshire Bridge Road and Georgia 400 as contractors continue work on the big interchange project.

Train mangles car near Marietta Square

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating a train accident that happened in downtown Marietta on Friday evening. 

According to David Baldwin of Marietta PD, a woman parked her car too close to the train tracks and came back to find her car missing it's entire front bumper. 

The accident happened near the Marietta Square. 

Officials say the train was a CSX train and charges against the car's owner are pending. No injuries have been reported, at this time. 

No further information was immediately available.