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Man sentenced for threatening to kill apartment complex employees

Man sentenced for threatening to kill apartment complex employees

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A Marietta man will spend time in prison after threatening to kill three employees of a Cobb County apartment complex.

A Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced 20-year-old Kahlem Kenord Looney to five years, with two to serve in prison.

Looney was convicted last month of making terroristic threats to employees of the Stratford Ridge Apartments on Collingwood Drive, just off Delk Road.

It happened Sept. 17, 2014, after complex managers evicted the tenants of an apartment where Looney was staying. Prosecutors said Looney was not on the lease.

Two eyewitnesses and the three victims told police Looney yelled at the employees, saying he knew the hours they worked and would come back to kill them.

In court, Looney denied making the threat.

1 shot in Macland Road incident

1 shot in Macland Road incident

COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Police were investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon off of Macland Road.

Police said the person was shot in the arm off of Macland Road in a car that may be related to a second vehicle. They said they have not located the second vehicle.

They said the injured person was taken to Wellstar South Cobb Hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Diamond necklace stolen from cancer charity

Diamond necklace stolen from cancer charity

MARIETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- On Monday morning, when a Marietta cancer charity opened its doors after a weekend fundraiser, the staff discovered the diamond necklace used to raise money had been stolen.

Stealing from Loving Arms Cancer Outreach doesn't only shortchange the staff here. It takes from those fighting for survival.

"We raise money to help the cancer patients," said director Shay Trayler.

Trayler was checking in on things between fundraisers at the office when she noticed something strange.

"When I came in on Saturday, this door was closed and locked," she said.

Once she looked inside, Trayler saw their safe had been cracked open and its contents taken.

"We opened the door and oh my God, stuff was everywhere," she said.

Financial records were missing.

Driver charged after killing pedestrian in Marietta

Driver charged after killing pedestrian in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ga. – An 18-year-old driver faces several charges after striking and killing a 78-year-old man as he walked on the sidewalk in Marietta on Sunday.

Ashli Mitchell has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, driving too fast for conditions, driving without a license, and required tire tread depth. She also faces a child restraint violation.

According to Marietta Police Officer David Baldwin, a minivan was traveling northbound on Franklin Road when the driver lost control and left the road, striking a man walking on the sidewalk. The van continued through a fence and down an embankment, Baldwin said.

The pedestrian, identified as Joe Lewis Burns, was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Baldwin said.

Marietta man charged with placing pipe bomb in park

Marietta man charged with placing pipe bomb in park

ROSWELL, Ga. (WXIA) – Michael Sibley made a first court appearance on Monday in connection with federal charges for leaving a pipe bomb in Vickery Creek National Park in Roswell last November.

Sibley, 67 of Marietta, was arrested by the FBI on Mar. 21.

"The defendant allegedly placed a bag containing what appeared to be pipe bombs in Vickery Creek Park," said acting U.S. Attorney John Horn in a statement Monday afternoon. "This arrest should reassure the community that serious crimes like this will be investigated thoroughly and all leads followed to identify the perpetrator."

Mom who killed man with minivan questioned by police

Mom who killed man with minivan questioned by police

MARIETTA, Ga.-- Marietta Police are still working to determine what happened in the moments before an 18-year-old driver jumped the curb and crashed into an elderly man out for a walk.

Marietta Police say they're still trying to determine who was at fault. They've been interviewing witnesses, including the children who were inside the minivan at the time of the crash.

"There's a lot of possibilities. The roads were wet. It was raining at the time. We don't know if it was a distracted driver. If there was a malfunction with the vehicle. If the driver just lost control or was distracted by a child. We just don't know yet," Marietta Police spokesman David Baldwin told 11Alive's Donna Lowry.

Sketch released of Cobb sexual assault suspect

Sketch released of Cobb sexual assault suspect

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have released a composite sketch of the man accused of fondling and striking a young woman earlier this year.

The assault happened Jan. 24 in the laundry room at the Belle Chase Apartments in the 1500 block of Bellemeade Drive.

The victim told investigators she was doing laundry when she was approached by the suspect. The man, who may have been smoking marijuana, tried to talk to her. When she ignored him, he fondled her.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the suspect attempted to take off the victim's clothes. The victim managed to get away, but not before the suspect struck her in the face several times.

The victim told police she saw the suspect run away toward the nearby Walmart. She was later taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries.