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Arrest made in 2013 Powder Springs murder

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Police say an arrest has been made in a 2013 murder in Powder Springs.

According to Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds, police arrested 27-year-old Joshua Maurice Gibson in the murder of 23-year-old Danielle Marshall.

Marshall was found dead in her home on Palmonino Drive on Jan. 14, 2013. Her daughter, who was also in the house, was not hurt.

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Six Flags to debut 2 new kids' areas in 2016

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Two new kids' areas featuring 12 rides will open to Six Flags Over Georgia guests next season.

The world's first DC Super Friends attraction will be built on the site of the defunct Dolphin Show.

Visitors can conquer one of the world's greatest supervillains on the Joker Funhouse Coaster, learn to control their own invisible jets at Wonder Woman Flight School, dodge devious stares in the Harley Quinn Mirror Maze and save Gotham City by flying high in the Batcopters. The bravest souls of all will be invited to tackle the Superman Tower of Power, a 65-foot bouncing thrill ride.

Six Flags Over Georgia's current children's area will be remodeled into Bugs Bunny Boomtown, which will feature seven new attractions:

* Acme Trucking Company, where visitors drive monster trucks to help Wile E. Coyote catch the Road Runner

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.

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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.


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.

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.