CRIME & SAFETY
Woman killed in multi-vehicle Marietta crash
One woman was killed and another person was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle wreck early Saturday, Marietta Police said. Sarah Bolt, 38, of Monroe, Georgia, died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a car, according to police. The wreck occurred around 12:42 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 75 near the Delk Road exit. According to investigators, a Kia Sedona was traveling south on I-75 approaching the exit for Delk...
Woman attacked and killed by stranger after leaving music venue in Downtown Atlanta, her family says
ATLANTA — A night of house music and dancing turned into a horrific nightmare for a 25-year-old woman who found herself fighting for her life in Downtown Atlanta. On Aug. 26, Mitchel Dang's family said she told them she was meeting up with friends at Alley Cat Atlanta on Courtland Street. The venue describes itself as "Atlanta's home for house and techno music parties."
1 person shot at Cobb County apartment complex, police say
Channel 2 Action News is working to learn of any possible suspects.
Caught on camera: Man throws dogs against ceiling
A heartbreaking animal cruelty case out of Cobb County. Animal control investigators are working on a felony dog abuse warrant after a man is caught on camera throwing a helpless dog. That dog is now safe and even has a name: Smokie. Warning: Some will find the images in this story disturbing.
Atlanta’s Most Wanted names ten suspects wanted on serious charges in Georgia
Atlanta's Most Wanted features ten suspects sought on felony charges, with nine accused of murder and one charged with vehicular homicide. According to the Atlanta Police Department's website, these ten suspects committed their crimes between 2019 and this year.
Atlanta police seek public’s help identifying prowler
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Atlanta police are asking for your help identifying a prowler suspected of trying to get into a North Highland Avenue home. According to investigators, the man tried to enter a home through the back door Aug. 13. Police said the man has tried to get into the home eight times since then.
Suspect caught on doorbell camera hurling dog against ceiling at Smyrna apartment complex
SMYRNA, Ga. - Cobb County police have now secured an arrest warrant in an animal cruelty case that is hard to watch. WARNING: SOME WILL FIND THE IMAGES IN THIS STORY DISTURBING. They say 33-year-old James Moses was caught on Ring doorbell video throwing a terrier mix against a ceiling...
Marietta SWAT called out due to chaotic domestic calls on Franklin Gateway
A domestic disturbance on Franklin Gateway in Marietta yesterday began a chain of events that led to four separate incidents, the SWAT team being called in, and two arrests. [The Cobb County Courier has a policy of withholding or redacting the name of suspects unless and until the person is convicted in a court of law or enters a plea of guilty. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty, and the internet has no effective way of removing reports of arrest if the person is exonerated. We do make exceptions in high-profile cases or charges against public officials where exoneration is likely to be as widely publicized as the initial arrest]
He helped change a woman's tire, but what happened next has left him in severe pain for weeks
AUSTELL, Ga. - A Good Samaritan, who was severely injured in an Austell hit-and-run earlier this month, still has a long recovery ahead of him. Now, he’s calling for safety improvements on the road where he and a 63-year-old woman were hit. Keith Paine says he and 63-year-old Deborah...
'He was a real nice guy' | Family emotional after 20-year-old father identified as one of three killed in Atlanta's West End
ATLANTA — The community is still reeling over the loss of three people following a shooting Saturday afternoon. One of the victim's families went out to where their loved one lost his life to cry and remember the smile he left on their faces. Atlanta Police are putting together...
Father speaks before gang members sentenced in ‘most horrific death’ in recent county history
The tragic story of a family devastated by an unimaginable crime is unfolding, as a father speaks before the court preceding the sentencing phase of a significant gang murder case that has shocked the county. The victim had been working towards improving his life when his sudden death highlighted the harsh reality of gang violence. This case is gaining national attention as we struggle with the aftermath of the tragedy and the ongoing quest for justice.
Peeping Tom caught on camera in Virginia-Highland
Police say a home security camera caught a serial peeping Tom returning to the same home nearly a dozen times. Police have few answers about what that guy was doing but they’re trying to track him down.
Man fights 3 Ga. deputies, punching one in the face during traffic stop, sheriff’s office says
A man is behind bars after he allegedly fought multiple officers while being arrested.
Police investigating shooting near metro Atlanta MARTA station
It’s unclear what led to the shooting or if police have been able to identify a shooter.
3 people injured in fiery crash that shut down I-285 northbound for hours
Police said it appears that one of the cars caught fire as a result of the accident.
Downtown Atlanta school no longer on lockdown as Atlanta police clear area
A large police presence put a downtown Atlanta school on lockdown early Monday afternoon.
Person shot near West Lake MARTA station
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A person was shot near the West Lake MARTA station in Atlanta Monday afternoon, according to police. Atlanta Police say it happened near Browning Street and West Lake Avenue in southwest Atlanta. The Atlanta News First chopper saw several police near the vicinity of...
Marietta’s Darkest Mystery Solved: Who Killed Debbie Lynn Randall?
The Gist: Over five decades after 9-year-old Debbie Lynn Randall vanished just half a block from her Marietta home, new DNA evidence has identified her killer. The Details: On Jan. 13, 1972, Debbie Lynn Randall failed to return home from a local laundromat. Her mysterious disappearance prompted what would become known as “Operation Debbie,” mobilizing about 4,000 volunteers, ham radio operators, and local civil defense forces in a citywide search. Her body was eventually discovered on Jan. 29, 1972, south of Windy Hill and Powers Ferry Road, but her killer remained unidentified.