Mableton, GA

Atlanta Mother of 4 Murdered, Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Gruesome Killing

A mother of four was gunned down and killed by her ex-boyfriend in an Atlanta suburb one day after the International Day of Peace, according to media reports. Tonya White, 35, was found slumped over and dead in a vehicle on September 22 with the assailant, 40-year-old Jornel Jamil Williams, who was charged with malice murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. It is unclear what led to the shooting.
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Marietta man arrested after attacking victim with hammer, police say

A Marietta man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a man with a hammer at a local storage facility. At first, police thought the attacker was the victim. Saul Higuera Jimenez, 22, is charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property after police said he attacked a man with a hammer and used the same hammer to damage a turkey fryer and a desk with a glass top alleged to be worth a combined $1,300 on the afternoon of Sept. 25. ...

Mableton man wanted on insurance fraud charges

I-285 , according to the office of Georgia Insurance Commissioner. Wright submitted a claim that he was towed by Betsy's Tire Service, according to a news release, but investigators found the company does not do tows, nor does it provide the type of receipts Wright provided. The owner later told investigators he completed repair work for Wright prior to the incident.

New changes coming to Delta loyalty program

ATLANTA — On Thursday, Delta announced that they will be making some changes to its Skymiles program. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]. One of the biggest changes is the number of Medallion qualification dollars required to earn status. For the first time in seven...

NEWS BRIEF: Children's Healthcare has advice for dealing with respiratory viruses

Hospitals for children all over Atlanta are filling up due to a rise in respiratory viruses, according to officials. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is recommending kids stay home and for parents to contact a pediatrician if a child has a low-grade fever, fatigue, congestion or sore throat. Going to an urgent care center should occur if the child has a fever with flu-like symptoms, ear pain, a mild skin rash, or persistent vomiting and diarrhea, or if a child has a fever over 100.4 degrees, has trouble breathing, has signs of dehydration or has constant chest pains. Parents should call 911 if they view the child’s condition as life-threatening. Details:

Police investigate deadly shooting in northwest Atlanta neighborhood

ATLANTA — Police officers are investigating a deadly shooting Wednesday afternoon. Authorities were called to a northwest Atlanta neighborhood along Scottridge Drive. The location is less than half a mile from Frederick Douglass High School, just off Ralph David Abernathy Freeway. Atlanta Police Department investigators said a person has...

Homeless man to receive multi-million-dollar payout after incident with police

ATLANTA - A multi-million-dollar payout for a homeless man who was injured while running away from police could take away from the city budget, according to one veteran council member. Jerry Blassingame was the senior citizen who police said was panhandling along the interstate. Upon an interaction with officers, the...

COVID in Cobb County: October 5, 2022

The Georgia Department of Public Health reports on the COVID numbers for the state weekly. These numbers are from the report issued on Wednesday October 5, 2022,. The numbers in the lists and tables below were taken from the Georgia Department of Public Health COVID Daily Status Report, from the summary posted on the CDC County View data tracker, and from the Georgia Hospital Bed and Ventilator use report.

OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend in Cobb County — October 7-9

Chalktoberfest Come out to Marietta Chalkoberfest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This festival combines a Chalk Art Festival with a Craft Beer and Wine Festival. The event features more than 80 professional chalk artists creating works of art on the streets of historic Marietta Square, as well as 40 breweries, over 120 types of craft beer and more than 20 varieties of wine. Additionally, there will be a kids craft and games area, a competition...

It’s back! Atlanta Pride returns with 3 days of revelry

After two years without in-person events and no parade due to the pandemic, the 2022 Atlanta Pride Festival will return to Piedmont Park in its full, colorful glory Oct. 8-9. Executive Director Jamie Fergerson foresees “a return to celebration, a return to gathering. I want people to feel safe and welcome.” Organizers will aim to create an […] The post It’s back! Atlanta Pride returns with 3 days of revelry appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.

Smyrna’s 150th birthday bash will bring road closings beginning Friday evening

Smyrna celebrates its 150th birthday this Saturday, October 8, 2022, and the City of Smyrna has announced its projected road closure schedule, and released the schedule of features and events. The city distributed the following news release:. Please be aware that there will be road closings in our downtown for...