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Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning said there is no one to prosecute in the case of a Polk County teen who livestreamed video of her own suicide in late December 2016, based on information he received from police investigators late last week.

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The head of Marietta-based religious charity Feed My Lambs is behind bars on charges he stole more than $870,000 from the nonprofit organization over five and a half years, according to a warrant taken out by the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

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MARIETTA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, plan on putting up a billboard near the Wade Green exit on Interstate 75 in honor of ten cows killed in a wreck there, according to a news release.

Around 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, park personnel were notified of a victim that had gone into the river and was not seen coming out. This incident was down river from the Little Falls area at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Multiple agencies from both DeKalb and Cherokee counties were dispatched.

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MARIETTA — A former nurse serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting and videotaping sedated patients is back in custody after he was mistakenly released from his medium security prison last week, Cobb deputies say.

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Production crews took over the council meeting and Aragon Municipal courtroom last week in a quick use of the Brenda Gazaway Municipal Complex to shoot scenes for a rap music video last week.

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In a special called meeting of the Calhoun City Council on Monday, April 2, Captain Tony Pyle was named the new Chief of Police for the Calhoun Police Department, taking over the spot that will be vacated this summer by current Police Chief Garry Moss upon Moss’ retirement.

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A jury convicted Chattanooga's James Leon Works Jr. of multiple sex and assault crimes this week in Catoosa County Superior Court after deciding he held a woman in a Fort Oglethorpe house and raped her repeatedly in 2015.

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