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Cobb DUI driver arrested for killing pedestrian


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A 31-year-old man was arrested after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Cobb County Thursday night.

Joshua Lee Shank is being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on a DUI charge.

The accident happened shortly before midnight on Powder Springs Road near Pine Grove Road. Cobb County Police said the victim was walking in the right southbound lane when she was hit from behind by Shank's Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released, pending notification of her next of kin.

The accident is under investigation.

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Arrests made in deaths of young couple in Powder Springs


POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (WXIA) -- Police have made a second arrest in the deaths of a Lithia Springs couple shot to death in front of their three year old daughter. 

Police arrested Demarco Thomas, 22, on multiple charges including violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and concealing the death of another after the shooting deaths of Anthony Joseph Costner, 24, and Catherine Amanda Costner, 22.

The two were found shot in a Pontiac Grand Am on Aug. 6 in the area of Parks and Sharon drives in Powder Springs, about six miles from their home in Lithia Springs. Anthony Costner was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene and Catherine was shot at least once and transported to a hospital where she died.

Suspect arrested in Powder Springs double murder


POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Powder Springs Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a young couple.

The suspect's name has not been released, as police are concerned it may interfere with the investigation. But officials believe the murders were not random.

Sailor from Cobb County gunned down in Virginia


POWDER SPRINGS, GA (WXIA) – The sister of a sailor found shot to death over the weekend says she has lost her best friend.

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Navy quartermaster Brandon Haith was killed in Virginia, where he was stationed.

Those who knew Haith – he was a student at McEachern High School, Class of 2012 – say in their shock and grief that everyone who met him loved him immediately.

They want answers and an arrest.

Why would someone shoot this 21 year-old sailor in the head and leave him to die on the street in Virginia Beach just after midnight Saturday morning?

"Brandon was my best friend, he was my brother," said his sister, Brianna Haith.

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Sailor from Cobb County killed in Va. shooting


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A 21-year-old sailor from Powder Springs, Ga. was shot and killed Saturday in Virginia Beach over the weekend.

Police said got the call about the shooting around 1 a.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound in the street. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have identified him as Brandon Marcellus Haith, of Powder Springs.

Friends held a vigil in honor of Haith on Sunday at the spot where he was found.

Steven Joyce served with Haith aboard USS Elrod.

Fellow sailors started sending their condolences to Joyce. He, in turn, wrote them on hats that are part of a tribute to his shipmate. Joyce also carved a cross in a tree as a way to remember Haith.

"We hung out a lot, he's not really the partyer type, he's just like a silent kid, hard-worker," said Joyce.

Six Flags hiring hundreds for Fright Fest


AUSTELL, Ga. -- The scariest job fair of the year will be held this weekend, as Six Flags Over Georgia searches for new employees to work during Fright Fest.

The park needs singers, dancers, scare actors, specialty actors and makeup artists. It will host a job fair Saturday, July 25 at the Cobb Civic Center in Marietta. Registration for singers and dancers begins at 10 a.m., while actors and makeup artists can sign up at 3 p.m.

Altogether, Six Flags hopes to hire about 400 people for Fright Fest. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and are asked to apply online at sixflagsjobs.com ahead of Saturday's event.

Family: Man pulled gun on them over Confederate flag


AUSTELL, Ga. -– An Austell family says a stranger pulled out a gun on them over a Confederate flag in their yard.

Last week, 11Alive reported that the Ray family's flag was once again flying high after being vandalized. Now, the family says that police told them taking down the flag may be a good idea until all the controversy calms down.

"I love my flags but it's not worth my grandson getting killed," Margaret Ray said.

The family said a man drove by twice pointing a gun at one of the grandsons.

"What went through my mind was I know what guns do," the grandson said. "I couldn't breathe until I got in the house."

Ray said the incident frightened her grandson.