Black Bear Spotted In Marietta Neighborhood

MARIETTA, Ga. — Residents of a Cobb County neighborhood are worried after a bear was spotted in the area.Several people in the Embry Lane area of Marietta have seen a black bear rummaging through garbage cans, tipping over bird baths and even enjoying…

9 Shots Fired At Home With 9 Kids

ATLANTA — A southeast Atlanta family faced a close call with gunfire Monday night.Shots were fired at a home on Bill Lucas Drive with a woman and nine children inside, police said.Nine shots were fired from a handgun and a shotgun, Atlanta police Capt…

Man To Be Executed Using New 3-Drug Cocktail

ATLANTA — A judge has set the date for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate who was convicted of the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.The judge ruled that convicted killer Roy Willard Blankenship will be executed on June 23.If the e…

Gwinnett Schools Under Fire For Blocking LGBT Websites

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The Gwinnett County School district is under fire for blocking access to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) related websites.The ACLU is now demanding that the district lift the filters, or they could face a lawsuit.T…

Man Slapped With $52K Fine Over Missing Trees

ATLANTA — The city of Atlanta has fined Buckhead homeowner Evan Hardin $52,700 for removing dozens of trees from his property.But Hardin, who agrees that some trees appear to have been removed, says he didn’t know anything about it.Hardin showed Chan…

Hackers Report Breach Of Atlanta-Based FBI Affiliate

LONDON — Nearly 180 passwords belonging to members of a Georgia-based FBI affiliate have been stolen and leaked to the Internet, hacking group Lulz Security claims, capping a busy week for the previously obscure group.Lulz Security said the passwords …

Texas School Leader Named Head Of Cobb County

MARIETTA, Ga. — The head of the Dallas, Texas, schools was named superintendent of Georgia’s second largest school district on Sunday.The Cobb County school board approved a contract for Michael Hinojosa, who will start July 1 at the 100,000-student d…

Police Find Human Remains In Car Trunk

JONESBORO, Ga. — Clayton County police say they have discovered remains in the trunk of and abandoned car.The car was found near an apartment complex off Mount Zion Road in Jonesboro Saturday afternoon.Police said there was a report of a foul smell c…

911 Caller Says Dispatcher Sent Crews To Wrong Address

ATLANTA — A man who called 911 to try and save a woman’s life says dispatchers sent rescuers to the wrong address.The woman was trapped in a house that was being demolished. She died at the scene before crews could arrive to help her, neighbors said….

Shooter Ambushes House Trailer; Man Shot 5 Times

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — The search is on for the person who police said ambushed a man asleep in his own bed, by firing nearly a dozen shots into his trailer.Hospital officials said Ivan Valadez, 22, was in stable condition after he was shot five times when …