Cobb County Stories

A list of the most recent stories about Cobb County.

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Traveler learns data plan lesson after $4,400 bill

When planning a trip abroad your flight, hotel, and car rental reservations usually top the list of things to look into, but there is one more important detail that travelers need to consider – your data plan. “Make sure you have a data plan involved before you go on that ...

Traveler learns data plan lesson after $4,400 bill

When planning a trip abroad your flight, hotel, and car rental reservations usually top the list of things to look into, but there is one more important detail that travelers need to consider – your data plan. “Make sure you have a data plan involved before you go on that ...

Thomas J. Stanley, the author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. FAMILY PHOTO

'Millionaire Next Door' author dies in crash

The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking ...

FedEx shooting victim recovering after latest surgery

Family members of a security guard who survived a shooting rampage at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw last year have provided some hopeful news about his condition.   Last week, Christopher Sparkman was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering complications from his 26th surgery since the shooting.   ...

Pedestrian killed crossing Windy Hill Road

An unidentified man was struck by a car and killed when he walked into the fast lane of eastbound Windy Hill Road in Marietta on Sunday just after midnight, according to Cobb County police. The incident, just east of Cobb Parkway, apparently occurred in an area where there are no ...

Winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth $258K sold in Austell

A gas station in Austell has sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth over a quarter of a million dollars. Shell Food Mart, located at 1355 Blair Bridge Road, is one of three locations in Georgia to sell a winning Quik Pik ticket worth $258,900 from the Feb. 17 Fantasy ...

Winning Fantasy 5 ticket worth $258K sold in Cochran

A gas station in Cochran has sold a winning Georgia Lottery ticket worth over a quarter of a million dollars. S & P Quick Stop, located at 386 Highway 26 E., is one of three locations in Georgia to sell a winning Quik Pik ticket worth $258,900 from the Feb. ...

Class action lawsuit filed against Purina over alleged deaths due to Beneful

A popular dog food made in metro Atlanta has been named in a class action lawsuit, accused of killing thousands of pets.   Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland first exposed the complaints two years ago.   The food is a kibble called Beneful, made at the Purina plant in ...

Woman robbed while filling up at gas station

A woman says a thief tried to steal her purse at a local gas station and then ran over her. Channel 2’s Craig Lucie met the victim Thursday afternoon, and she walked him through how the assault happened and shared a warning for others filling up at the pump. Jane ...

Snow, ice remain across Georgia

The winter storm has moved out of Georgia but inches of snow and ice remain in parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia.   Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists have been tracking the latest weather conditions overnight. All advisories have expired for north Georgia and metro Atlanta. Download the free ...

Riders battle for position during the Monster Energy Supercross 450 Class main event at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The world's fastest dirt bike racers are in Atlanta for rounds 8 and 9 of the of the Monster Energy Supercross series. Due to the popularity of the Atlanta event, a second weekend of racing was added this year for the first time ever. Round 9 will take place next Saturday after workers reconfigure the track.

Top 10 things to do this weekend

Friday Uncorked Atlanta The 2nd Annual Uncorked Atlanta at the Westside Cultural Arts Center kicks off with a variety of wine, local craft beer, and premium spirits for a tasting in the art gallery.  There will also be live acoustic music, gallery installations, and light food.  A DJ takes over the ...

Chinese circus performer missing in Atlanta

The Atlanta Police Department is asking for help finding a circus performer last seen in Atlanta.   Wei Cao is a performer for the Ringling Bros. Circus. She has not been seen since 9 a.m. Feb. 23. She was scheduled to perform that day but did show up.   The ...

Winter storm moves out; snow, ice remain across Georgia

The winter storm has moved out of Georgia but inches of snow and ice remain in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Many schools have already announced closures for Thursday. [Follow minute-by-minute coverage here] There are reports icy roads in parts of metro Atlanta. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn ...

Gov. Deal issues a State of Emergency ahead of winter weather

Several schools district announced they will be closed Wednesday due to winter weather. A winter storm warning has been issued for much of the metro Atlanta area from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday. The second round of winter weather is expected to bring up to several inches of ...

Cobb, Fulton Co. parents weigh in on school closings decision

Many metro area drivers started Tuesday with a rough ride on local interstates. A second round of winter weather began, with sleet and snow starting early Tuesday morning, Meteorologist Brian Monahan said.  DOWNLOAD: Free Severe Weather Team 2 App The sleet was a major factor in schools closing early Tuesday ...

Georgia Senate passes hot car bill

The Georgia Senate passed a bill Tuesday that ensures people will not get sued if they break into a hot car to save a child or an elderly person. Senate Bill 34 passed with 50 yays and two nays. The bill protects good Samaritans if they break into a car ...

Winter storm warning issued for much of metro Atlanta

A winter storm warning has been issued for much of the metro Atlanta area from 10 a.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls says 2 to 4 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains are possible. [LATEST story and closings information here] Lower amounts ...

Crews working to repair tilted billboard in Cobb County

Repair crews are working as quickly as they can to fix a five-story billboard leaning over a busy Cobb County road.   Crews said recent gusty winds likely popped a weld on the billboard near I-75 and Kennesaw State University.   Police closed busy George Busbee Parkway near the college ...

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Cobb County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Cobb County. Officials say the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshal’s South Eastern Regional Fugitive Task Force were serving a warrant at a Powder Springs home when the shooting happened ...

Police: Tarantulas stolen from Cobb County home

An Austell man said he is happy to get back his five tarantulas after they were stolen from his house. This is Cobb County’s first case involving stolen spiders. Dwayne Melton told Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt someone had stolen five of his 18 pet tarantulas from the crawl space under ...

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