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Marietta police looking for SUV in cop car hit & run

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Marietta Police Department needs help finding a vehicle that collided with a Marietta police car early Friday morning.

Officer Michael Gardner said the crash happened around 4:00a.m., when a Marietta Police Officer was on routine patrol on North Marietta Parkway at Church Street.

A vehicle ran a red light, and was hit by the officer's patrol car. The collision caused extensive damage to the patrol car, but the officer was not hurt.

Police believe the suspect's vehicle is a silver Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee with tinted windows. The SUV was last seen travelling northbound on Kennesaw Avenue. It has damage to the right rear area.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at (770) 499-3987. 

Cobb residents vote to extend education SPLOST

Cobb residents vote to extend education SPLOST

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Voters in Cobb County have voted to extend the county's Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for education.

57 percent of Cobb County voters voted YES while 43 percent of voters voted NO. The one percent sales tax will be used to fund earmarked capital improvements at county schools over the next five years.

Opponents to the tax contested that taxpayers had paid enough, and that school system expenditures should come from existing property tax revenues.  

The school system points out that the tax differs from a bond issue in that there is no interest to be paid back on SPLOST funds, since they are generated by taxes. Prior versions of the SPLOST have been used to pay off the school system's overall debt.

Random Act leads to prom to remember

Random Act leads to prom to remember

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It all started when Donnie Gooding asked Jessica Wilson to be his Valentine.

The Lassiter High School students were looking forward to their prom, but without a wheelchair van for two, they had a problem.

Jessica's aunt asked for a Random Act of Kindness, and the 11Alive Help Desk turned to AMS Vans.

VIDEO | Random Act: A wheelchair van for prom

The high school sweethearts were thrilled this past week, when the big day arrived.

After Jessica and Donnie's story first aired, others in the community reached out to make their prom an affair to remember. A salon did Jessica's hair and makeup, a boutique gave her jewelry, and a florist designed their corsage and boutonniere.

Historic chapel saved, moves along Dobbins runway

MARIETTA, Ga. -- After years of fundraising to no avail, and demolition looming just a few months ago, it was more than just an incredible sight to see a massive church moved across the runways at Dobbins Air Reserve Base -- it was emotional.

"I couldn't keep from shedding a tear," said Ann Powers. "It was so sentimental and so beautiful."

The historic Dobbins Chapel was built in the early 1940s, one of hundreds of like it that were shipped to Europe for troops to worship inside during World War II. It returned stateside to hold six decades of weddings, funerals and other services. It came to then-active Dobbins Air Force Base in 1950.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA-- Game On! The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll is here. A state champion from 2012 is leading the way.

Milton is on top of this week's list with Lassiter, Walton, Roswell, and Centennial rounding out the top five.

Westminster, Chattahoochee, Alpharetta, Mill Creek and Kell complete this week's top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Polls are computer generated and produced by USA Today High School Sports exclusively for 11Alive and 11Alive.com.

At least one injured in serious Marietta vehicle accident

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County police are on the scene of a traffic accident at Johnson's Ferry and Woodlawn Drive in Marietta.

A Cobb County Public Information Officer said one person involved had to be cut out of a vehicle, and was flown to a nearby hospital.

There is no further information at this time. A medical helicopter is on standby.

Go A Different Route: Volunteers Needed for AJC Peachtree Road Race

     You can take part in this year's AJC Peachtree Road Race without all of the running. Just become a volunteer!

   It takes more than 3,000 volunters to make the annual 10K a success. So, the Atlanta Track Club needs you.

SIGN UP: become an AJC Peachtree Road Race volunteer!

   Volunteer registration for the 44th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race is officially open. Click here to become part of one of Atlanta's greatest Fourth of July traditions.

   If you have any questions, email volunteers@atlantatrackclub.org.