Cobb County Stories

A list of the most recent stories about Cobb County.

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Crews battle fire in Cobb County apartment complex

Crews are battling a massive fire in Cobb County. The fire is at Crestmont Apartments in the 500 block of Williams Street in Marietta.  The call came in at 10:15a.m. when a large explosion blew out the back side of a building, authorities told Channel 2's Ross Cavitt.  One person ...

Police: Man tried to abduct girl walking home from bus stop

Parents are on alert in Marietta after a report of a possible attempted abduction of a 10-year-old at the bus stop.   According to police, a girl was dropped off at her bus stop, and while walking home, she was approached by a male driver in a vehicle, according to ...

Police investigate reports of flasher near Target store

Cobb County police are searching for a flasher who they say exposed himself in a crowded Target parking lot. One shopper told police she was in her car in the parking lot on her phone and saw a man drop his shorts to expose himself.  The woman took pictures of ...

Recall forces dozens of patrol cars off the street

Dozens of Clayton County police officers are in tempoary vehicles after Channel 2 Action News alerted the chief to the number of his department's cars with recalled airbags. "Anytime there's a safety issue, we've got to address it," Chief Mike Register told consumer investigator Jim Strickland, who discovered dozens more ...

Game of the Week voting

Here's the breakdown of voting for the Sports Zone Game of the Week for Aug. 28   North Gwinnett vs. North Cobb  247,541 votes 250 Twitter retweets (worth 10 votes each) 79 Facebook likes (worth 10 votes each) 25 Facebook shares (worth 10 votes each) Total-251,081   East Paulding vs. ...

Marietta youth soccer coach arrested in child porn sweep

A longtime soccer coach who often supervises young girls is behind bars after he was swept up in a child pornography sweep. Acworth police say information from an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led their detectives to a Cobb County apartment complex, where they seized computers belonging to Mike ...

LaFayette caregiver wins 2015 Kia

A LaFayette woman has cemented winning an exceptional prize from the Georgia Lottery. Tiffany Hall, 35, was selected as a winner of the Jackpot Series Second Chance Promotion, winning a 2015 Kia Optima EX. “It doesn’t seem real,” said Hall, who is a caregiver for the elderly. “I’ve never had ...

Cobb police release sketch after man reportedly tried to abduct girl

Police hope a composite sketch will lead them to a man who allegedly tried to lure a girl into his truck. Smyrna police say a man told an 11-year-old girl walking home from Campbell Middle School there was an emergency with her mom and for her to get in his ...

Marietta man to embark with 2015 Kia

A Marietta man is revved up with excitement over winning a brand new vehicle courtesy of the Georgia Lottery. Roberto Santiago Sr. was selected as a winner from the Jackpot Series Second Chance Promotion, winning a 2015 Kia Optima EX. “I’m still shocked,” said Santiago, 53. “This is a big ...

Animal control officer facing charges for dog’s death

An animal control officer quit his job after learning he would face criminal charges for allegedly letting a dog die in his truck. He's also accused of trying to cover it up. A Cobb County woman says her family couldn’t believe Brad Pitt, their young bassett hound-bulldog mix, could simply ...

Police arrest man after he took pictures of a woman using tanning bed

A man has been charged with felony eavesdropping after he took pictures of a woman using a tanning bed, police said. Giovanni Anibel Calleja, 25, of Woodstock, was taking pictures or video of a woman Aug. 21 as she used the tanning bed at Anytime Fitness at 3753 Marietta Highway, ...

Marietta couple warns public about Apple Care pop-up scam

Computer pop-up messages can look serious.   The fact is most are only designed to make you believe your security is compromised, when they are actually scam artists trying to steal your private information.   Channel 2 consumer adviser Clark Howard warns once these crooks get control of your computer ...

Young boy helps police patrol neighborhood

Police officers in Powder Springs just got a little more help patrolling the neighborhood. Officers Justin Arndt and Brett Gloyd were on a call in the Evergreen Park neighborhood when they saw a young boy riding in what looked like a mini Dodge Charger. Arndt realized immediately that 3-year-old Emile ...

Hazmat situation sends 13 people to hospital

Firefighters are trying to figure out what sickened 13 workers at a Cobb County recycling center called Rock 10. Officials told Channel 2's Ross Cavitt a truck driver who dropped off a load of materials complained he had trouble breathing. As the materials he delivered spread throughout the facility, more ...

Parents on edge after 2 incidents near Cobb schools

Police and parents are concerned after two scary incidents near Cobb County schools Thursday morning. Police say first, a parent told police a driver in a dark sedan had approached a Lindley Middle School student offering a ride. Not long after, dispatchers received a 911 call about a teenage girl ...

Atlanta Ballet, Healthy Living Day Sept. 13

Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education invites you to the 4th Annual Healthy Living Day on Sunday September 13th, 2015! The all-day healthy living celebration will take place at the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre in West Midtown Atlanta. Kids and adults can participate in a variety of free activities, ...

Traffic deaths increase by 12% in Georgia

For the first time in nine years the state of Georgia has seen an increase in the number of people killed in car crashes, and officials believe distracted driving is to blame. Each year for nearly the past decade, Georgia has seen a decline in traffic fatalities. But this year ...

Father accused of leaving child in car to eat dinner with girlfriend

A Smyrna father and his girlfriend are facing charges after police say they intentionally left his 6-year-old son alone in a car for nearly 40 minutes. Surveillance video Channel 2 obtained shows a woman walking a little boy out of an Alpharetta restaurant a few weeks ago. Police say Jacqueline ...

Clark Howard says there are alternatives to college

Channel 2 Consumer Adviser Clark Howard says traditional college is not the only path to a successful career.   All across the country there are state supported technical schools that offer 18-month and two-year programs.   These programs can connect you with jobs that are in demand, as well as ...

2 men arrested for Powder Springs homicide

Powder Springs police say they have made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a man and woman found in a car in a ditch.   Anthony and Catherine Costner were shot in their car Aug. 6 near 3790 Parks Drive. Their young daughter was found unharmed in the back seat ...

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