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Cobb County · Cobb County

Man dead after standoff with Cobb County police, chief says

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Cobb County police responded to a residence in the 4400 block of Hicks Road in Mableton, just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The 911 system alerted police that a male was threatening suicide at the location. When police arrived on scene, they learned the male was shooting his weapon inside of the home.See the Story
Cobb County · Cobb County

Cobb County man sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison for raping 6-year-old child

Jamal Adams, 27, was found guilty on all counts, including rape, incest and two counts of aggravated child molestation. The district attorney's office said that reports of sexual abuse were made by a six-year-old child on June 3, 2020. The child was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital where injuries were identified in the child's sexual assault exam.See the Story
Cobb County · Cobb County

Delay in trial of disbarred Cobb County attorney accused of killing mother - FOX 5 Atlanta • ChronLAW.com

Richard Merritt was charged of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony. The judge overseeing his trial has ordered the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to do more testing on hair samples found at the scene. The 48-year-old's trial was already delayed once due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is serving 15 years for violating his probation on top of his 15-year sentence for theft and exploiting the elderly.See the Story
Marietta, Georgia · Marietta

'Save the Video Store' Immersive 90s Experience in Marietta through June 12

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Save the Video Store is an immersive experience, where you can play a role in your favorite 90s movie. You'll interact with some famous 90s film characters, like the Men in Black. The 75-minute experience is in Marietta until June 12 at The Avenue West Cobb.See the Story
Cobb County · Cobb County

Strike up “Pomp and Circumstance”: a list of Cobb County commencement times

High school seniors across Cobb County are turning tassels and leaving the nest, with graduations for the Cobb County and Marietta City school systems scheduled for next week.See the Story
Smyrna, Georgia · Smyrna

Trial of Richard Merritt, fugitive lawyer accused of murdering mother, postponed

Richard Merritt, the Smyrna lawyer who spent eight months on the run after allegedly beating and stabbing his mother to death, was set to be tried on murder charges next week.See the Story
Marietta, Georgia · Marietta

Feds get conviction of northwest Georgia gang leader connected to 2017 shooting

Maurice Antonio Kent has been convicted on multiple counts, including RICO charges, for his role as a gang leader of a northwest Georgia affiliate of the 135 Pirus gang, the Department of Justice announced Friday.See the Story
PETA · Marietta

PETA ‘horrified’ by Yaarab Shriners’ circus

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told the MDJ Friday the group is “horrified” by the upcoming 80th annual Yaarab Shriners’ Circus and Fair.See the Story
Mableton · Mableton

UPDATE: GBI IDs man shot, killed by police in Mableton shootout

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified a man who was shot and killed by police Thursday night in Mableton.See the Story

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