Police & Fire
The latest on local crime and public safety.
Plus: Deputy coroner impersonated police officer; Burglars posed as first-time home buyers.
Angela Thicklin allegedly got Georgia Department of Defense contracts from a friend who worked in the department in exchange for kickbacks.
The manner of death for Sheila Ann Carlotta, 33 of Marietta was also classified as "accidental."
Students at Georgia Tech and Morehouse have been robbed in the past week, police say. Two of the robberies were allegedly at gunpoint.
Also: Grandfather shoots at carjackers; Opium sent through the U.S. Mail; Mistaken $100 was actually $1.
One victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment for injuries sustained in the incident.
Friday night through midnight on Labor Day, state troopers and law enforcement officers from across Georgia to target impaired drivers.
The elderly couple had planed to drive from Rome to Blue Ridge but ended up in Marietta instead.
The victim was an aspiring deaf rapper.
A father and daughter are lucky to be alive after they were grazed by an oncoming train they did not see coming.
Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
The man will serve an additional 20 years on probation.
The Dallas woman allegedly stole over $600,000 from her employer over a seven-year period.
She was walking on the trail Tuesday evening.
Prosecutors allege the defendant wanted to save money on allergen reagents by simply not testing blood samples and making up test results.
Workers at the recycling center were able to put out the blaze themselves.
Fire officials say lightning strikes were not recorded in the area until about 8 a.m. July 21, well after the fire started. The fire destroyed 2 mobile homes owned by First Baptist Church of
The two structures, located on property owned by First Baptist Church of Marietta, were destroyed in an early Monday morning blaze possibly caused by lightning strikes.
Arrests range from traffic and drug offenses to wanted persons located.