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Officer involved in crash in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A police officer was involved in a crash on Atlanta Road at South Marietta Parkway Wednesday afternoon.

The Marietta Police Department says a S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) officer was involved in the crash.

According to a release from the department, the Marietta Officer was responding emergency (lights and siren) to a fight in progress call near the same location as the crash. 

The Officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

There were three other vehicles in the crash but, no other injuries. 

The roadway was closed for about two hours while the crash was being investigated. 

Woman running unlicensed care facility bonds out of jail

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A woman accused of operating an unlicensed care facility out of a Marietta home bonded out of jail Wednesday morning.

Marietta Police say Raequel Penny turned herself in around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say one family has already been reunited with their loved one, who was in Penny's care. Investigators are working to reunite the rest of the seniors under her care.

Police say Penny operated a care home in the 900 block of Laurel Springs Lane in Marietta. Police received a tip from the Georgia Healthcare Facility Regulation (HFR) Division about the unlicensed home on August 21. 

Detectives with the Marietta Police Department found the facility to be "in poor condition" when they searched the facility with Adult Protective Services and the Cobb County Police Department. Penny had already closed the care home.

Diversity Job Fair comes to Cobb County Tuesday

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- If you're looking for a new job, you might want to head to the Cobb Galleria Center Tuesday morning. 

The 62nd annual Atlanta Diversity, Veteran and Professional Career Fair will take place there from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Professionals, veterans, college graduates and students are all invited to participate. 

Many employers will be represented, including Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. 


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84 year old sees dream come true with Harley ride

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Joan Blacher, 84, was able to fulfill a lifelong dream by riding on the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Saturday.

An Atlanta-based nonprofit, Second Wind Dreams, made the ride possible with help from Killer Creek Harley in Roswell.

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The Killer Creek Chapter Harley Owners Group #0476 outfitted Blacher in Harley-Davidson regalia, including a biker headband, clothing and temporary tattoos.

The group gave her a lengthy tour of Roswell accompanied by 15 other motorcycles driven by chapter members.

Shoplifting, armed robbery suspect arrested outside Kennesaw mall

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A man wanted in Cobb County for two shoplifting and armed robbery cases was arrested Friday evening in Kennesaw. 

Officers of the Cobb County Police Department were alerted of a theft around 5:30 p.m., at Town Center Mall. When they arrived to the parking lot outside of Macy's, they found a vehicle that had been reported stolen. 

Police were looking out for the light blue 1994 Ford Crown Victoria in connection with two armed robbery cases that happened earlier that week. 

On Wednesday, August 28, investigators said a man went into the Walmart on Chastain Meadows Parkway. He took merchandise from the store, bypassed the clerk and pulled a knife outside where loss prevention staff approached him. 

The man drove away in a Ford sedan. 

Vote for the HS Football Game of the Week for Sept. 13

ATLANTA --  Which high school football game should the Friday Night Alive team feature as the Game of the Week for September 13, 2013.

Vote for the 9-13-13 Game of the Week here.

Ramp from GA 5 to I-75 in Marietta reopened after closure

MARIETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- The ramp from southbound Canton Road (Georgia Highway 5) to Interstate 75 southbound in Marietta has been reopened.

The ramp had been closed by police due to a suspicious package in the area.

Traffic remains extremely heavy on Canton Road approaching the Interstate. Drivers should avoid the the area if possible.

For full traffic maps and info, visit 11Alive.com/traffic.