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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Weird Police News: Accomplice Left Behind, Burning Gasoline, Craigslist Scammer

Also: Sore loser robs card players; 174 pounds of pot; AC units swiped from roof.
Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

Cold-Case Team Studies Murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond

“It just eats at you that somebody could do this and possibly get away with it,” says the slain couple’s son.
PATCH NATIONAL: 'Mass Shooting' At Georgia FedEx Facility

PATCH NATIONAL: 'Mass Shooting' At Georgia FedEx Facility

Injuries reported as early morning shooting puts Georgia FedEx facility on lockdown.
Teen Arrested for Allegedly Killing Two Powder Springs Men

Teen Arrested for Allegedly Killing Two Powder Springs Men

Responding officers found two men with apparent fatal gunshot wounds at Wild Horse Creek Park in Powder Springs Sunday night.
Good Samaritans, Ambulance on a Flat Tire, Save Trucker Burned in I-20 Wreck

Good Samaritans, Ambulance on a Flat Tire, Save Trucker Burned in I-20 Wreck

Truck driver was trapped in burning cab when rescuers arrived.
Marietta Man Killed in Cherokee County Accident

Marietta Man Killed in Cherokee County Accident

A vehicle traveling eastbound on Arnold Mill Road in Woodstock left the roadway, hit a utility pole and ejected the driver, who died at the scene.
Cobb Woman Sentenced in House-Stealing Case

Cobb Woman Sentenced in House-Stealing Case

Cobb Superior Court Judge A. Gregory Poole told Susan Lorraine Weidman that her actions were nothing but thievery and burglary.
Cobb Woman, Alpharetta Man Found Guilty of Racketeering

Cobb Woman, Alpharetta Man Found Guilty of Racketeering

Jury finds self-proclaimed “sovereign citizens” guilty of trying to take control of homes they did not own in Fulton, DeKalb and Forsyth counties.
Powder Springs Road Neighborhood Grocery Store Robbed

Powder Springs Road Neighborhood Grocery Store Robbed

Three males held up La Tiendita early Wednesday evening.
Georgia's Safest Cities: Where Does Powder Springs Rank?

Georgia's Safest Cities: Where Does Powder Springs Rank?

Security experts SafeWise listed Powder Springs among the 50 Safest Cities in Georgia.
Cobb Manhunt Underway for Armed Robbery Suspect

Cobb Manhunt Underway for Armed Robbery Suspect

Shot were fired and it is possible the suspect who fled the scene on Powers Ferry Road was injured.
Want to Help the Cobb Police Chaplain Program?

Want to Help the Cobb Police Chaplain Program?

The program makes available qualified individuals who are trained and experienced in the methods of response, intervention and support for employees in the law enforcement community who requ
Cobb Woman Missing Without a Trace Since September

Cobb Woman Missing Without a Trace Since September

Investigators are not ruling out foul play.
Police Seek Cobb Costco Jewelry Smash-And-Grab Bandits

Police Seek Cobb Costco Jewelry Smash-And-Grab Bandits

Investigators believe the same men may be linked to a similar crime at the Alpharetta Costco in Fulton County.
News Nearby: Infant Dies in Smyrna DUI Head-On Wreck

News Nearby: Infant Dies in Smyrna DUI Head-On Wreck

Group of five traveling in wrong direction on Windy Hill Road results in violent collision with taxi near South Cobb Drive.
Verdict Reached in Loud Music Murder Trial

Verdict Reached in Loud Music Murder Trial

Michael Dunn was facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder in shooting death of Marietta teen Jordan Davis.
Cobb Man Arrested for Violent Rape, Kidnapping

Cobb Man Arrested for Violent Rape, Kidnapping

Twenty-five-year-old charged with the rape, kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed robbery of a 19-year-old victim earlier this month.
News Nearby: Jury Deliberating in Loud Music Killing Trial

News Nearby: Jury Deliberating in Loud Music Killing Trial

Jordan Russell Davis of Marietta was shot and killed in Florida. Jurors are deliberating on whether to convict Michael Dunn of murder in the shooting; he claimed the shooting was self-defens
Power Out? Be Safe if You Use Fireplace, Kerosene, Space Heaters, Generators

Power Out? Be Safe if You Use Fireplace, Kerosene, Space Heaters, Generators

Useful tips if your power is out and you want to use alternative heating methods.
Cobb Pedestrian Struck, Killed Sunday

Cobb Pedestrian Struck, Killed Sunday

Mableton woman was reportedly walking in the northbound lanes of Mableton Parkway.