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Past articles by Cobb:

Marietta named 'Most Generous City in America' by GoFundMe

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Giving back is something we all try to do, and one metro Atlanta city is leading by example. According to GoFundMe, the crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for celebrations and challenging circumstances, Marietta was determined to be the most generous city in the country. The company announced, "The GoFundMe community has made more than 120 million… → Read More

Family in Vinings murder-suicide recalled as ‘embodiment of love'

ATLANTA - Hundreds of mourners filled Cascade United Methodist Church on Wednesday morning, celebrating the lives of an influential Atlanta family whose deaths have rocked a community and left many with unanswered questions. Large photos of Christopher Redding, Marsha Major and Erin Victoria Edwards lined the bottom of the pulpit. The Woodward Academy choir joined in worship, honoring their… → Read More

Police ID driver killed when pickup truck plowed off bridge onto I-75

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Investigators are working to figure out what caused a man to drive up a ramp and off an interstate bridge in Cobb County Monday. The pickup went up the HOV ramp and through the wall on the Akers Mill Road bridge Monday afternoon. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Dennis Favre, died on impact. We're working to learn what police believe led up to the crash and will bring you… → Read More

Young father trying to get back stolen items gunned down in front of g

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are searching for men who shot and killed a young father in front of his girlfriend outside their home in Cobb County. George Vela and his girlfriend had just gotten home from seeing "The Lion King" with their kids. The couple found someone had broken in and stolen shoes and clothing he sold online. Vela noticed a car parked two houses away and confronted the people to… → Read More

Gunman on the run after shooting at busy Cobb County gas station

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that one person has been shot a gas station in Cobb County and the shooter remains on the run. Police told Channel 2 that the shooting happened at a Texaco station along Windy Hill Road near Interstate 75. The situation is also impacting people leaving SunTrust Park for tonight's Atlanta Braves game. Channel 2's Justin Wilfon is at the scene… → Read More

Neighbors urged to stay alert after police search for man who shot at

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are still searching for a man who exchanged gunfire with officers in a Cobb County neighborhood Monday night. No officers were hurt. The shooting happened along Davis Drive and Janet Lane in Austell. Police told Channel 2 Action News that an officer was going to question the suspect about a previous incident when the shooting happened. “He actually recognized the… → Read More

Woman says thieves stole car while she was still pumping gas

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County woman says her car was stolen from a busy gas station along South Cobb Drive. “They took off when the gas pump was still in the car,” the woman told Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway. Police found the car near an area where personal items from other stolen cars were dumped in the street. “I feel like some of that stuff could’ve been my stuff. They found my car less… → Read More

Two accused of holding up travel agency, threatening to burn it down w

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The search is on for two men who allegedly held up a travel agency with their guns drawn. The owner of Servi Giros on Windy Hill Road in Cobb County told Channel 2’s Chris Jose that the masked suspects also poured gasoline in the lobby and threatened to burn it down. “The nerve to come in here and to pour gasoline, that’s the scariest part,” the owner told Jose. The owner did… → Read More

Cobb County elementary school on lockdown after report of man with pos

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - There is heavy police presence at a Cobb County elementary school. Channel 2's Nicole Carr was there as police were racing around Teasley Elementary in Smyrna Tuesday morning. The school is currently on lockdown. We have a reporter and photographer on the way to the scene for updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. Cobb County police confirmed a man walked toward the school… → Read More

Surveillance video captures man stealing disabled veteran's cane

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Someone stole the cane a disabled veterans uses to get around and it was all caught on camera. Surveillance shows the man entering a restaurant with the cane and moments later, another man is seen taking it. "I had to learn how to walk all over again," said the Army veteran who asked us not to use his name in this report. He doesn't even want to know the name of the person who… → Read More

Neighbors say coyotes are getting bolder in local park

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A warning to families with small children and pets in Cobb County after neighbors say a pack of brazen coyotes have been following people at a popular park. The Department of Natural Resources told Channel 2 Cobb County bureau reporter Chris Jose that the behavior is unusual. The incidents have taken place at Riverline Park, which is full of soccer fields, a playground and… → Read More

Phony hostage situation leads to discovery of mistreated animals, poli

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A man convinced a woman that a gunman was holding his wife hostage and got her to call 911. Police said when they arrived, they ended up arresting the husband and wife. A woman at a drive-thru bank ATM had no idea about the bizarre series of events about to happen Monday at around midnight. According to a 911 call obtained by Channel 2's Matt Johnson, it started with a man… → Read More

Bullets sprayed a house, leaving an innocent child in a medically indu

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A 12-year-old boy is in a medically induced coma after he was shot by a stray bullet over the weekend. Police say the bullet entered his home in Cobb County on Friday while he was playing on his computer. The victim's mother told Channel 2's Carl Willis she's in disbelief. "You just never think this could happen to you," said his mother, Shamena Wooten. Wooten was with her… → Read More

Man says someone forwarded his mail, opened credit cards in his name

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Cobb County man credits his postal carrier with alerting him to a case of identity theft. "I found out from the postman the mail had been stopped," said Steve Mathis. Mathis's letter carrier showed him paperwork ordering the postal service to forward the Mathis family's mail to an address in Washington state. Mathis was able to look through a stack of mail that was set to be… → Read More

Teen killed at party was working on GED so he could enlist in Navy

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A 19-year-old shot and killed at house party was in the process of working on his GED so he could enlist in the Navy, his friends say. Channel 2’s Chris Jose spoke to friends of Ty Koen, who said he was killed after an argument at the home in Powder Springs on Sunday. We’re hearing from friends who have a strong message for the suspect, on Channel 2 Action News at 5. TRENDING… → Read More

2 taken to hospital after chase ends on I-75 ramp

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned a chase has blocked an exit ramp on I-75 SB in Cobb County. The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Chastain Road. Police told Channel 2's Chris Jose the chase started on Wade Green Road, while the driver was going 81 in a 55. The chase lasted for about a mile and a patrol sergeant told Jose the state trooper had his emergency lights on but… → Read More

Man says iPhone sale turned violent, leaving him with broken collarbon

KENNESAW, Ga. - A man said he got into a fight with a thief who tried to steal his brand new iPhone X and the brawl spread through a local grocery store! Davis Stowers said he was trying to sell the phone, but got attacked instead. Stowers told Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez that he took every precaution to avoid becoming a victim. "It was my idea going to the Publix," Stowers said. “It was well… → Read More

Woman killed in officer-involved shooting, Cobb County police say

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned a woman has died after an officer-involved shooting in Marietta. The shooting happened at a home on Robin Hood Place, police tell Channel 2’s Chris Jose. Cobb County police told Jose that a woman was shot by officers responding to a suicide call. Authorities said the woman threatened/made threatening moves toward officers. We have a reporter… → Read More

Police say KSU student threatened to kill classmates

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A Kennesaw State University student is not allowed back on campus after police said he attacked students and threatened to kill everyone in his class. Police told Channel 2’s Matt Johnson this whole incident took place inside the science and math building on campus. According to the arrest warrant, 19-year-old Samuel Friedman, attacked one student and sexually harassed a… → Read More

Body discovered blocks away from elementary school

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are trying to find who shot and killed a man found just blocks away from a Cobb County elementary school. Cobb County police tell Channel 2 Action News someone discovered the body along Austell Road near Callaway Road in Marietta late Thursday night. TRENDING STORIES: The shooting happened a few blocks south of Milford Elementary, police said. Police believe the victim… → Read More