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Cobb Police Investigate Fatality Crash

AUSTELL, GA -- The Cobb County Police Department's Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) Unit, in conjunction with the Austell Police Department, continue to investigate a fatality crash that occurred on C.H. James Parkway near Garrett Road in Austell.

According to investigators, on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 13, the driver of a blue 1987 Honda motorcycle was traveling in the eastbound lanes of C.H. James Parkway approaching Garrett Road. Preliminary information from the crash site indicates that the driver of the motorcycle was likely to have been traveling below the posted speed limit without his lights on.

At some point, the driver of a gold 2005 Chevrolet Impala struck the rear of the motorcycle, ejecting its driver. After the impact, both the car and the motorcycle came to a stop on the eastbound side of C.H. James Parkway.

The driver of the Honda motorcycle has been identified as 50-year-old Robert Luther Pearson of Douglasville.

Georgians Challenge Federal Immigration Law

ATLANTA -- A potential class-action lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Atlanta over a government program that allows local authorities to enforce federal immigration law.

Marietta lawyer Erik Meder with Ave Maria Legal Services filed the lawsuit last Friday on behalf of three immigrants in Georgia.

Experts say it could be the first lawsuit to directly challenge the legitimacy of the program known as 287(g), which was designed to catch dangerous criminals.

The lawsuit claims that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has improperly delegated its power to local authorities and names various county, state and federal officials.

"287(g) essentially abdicates that discretionary authority to state actors," claimed attorney Meder. "Congress entrusted the Constitution, entrusts it only to the federal government."

The lawsuit alleges that ICE has failed to train, supervise and otherwise oversee sheriff's deputies in Cobb County.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week Candidates: Week 8

ROSWELL, GA -- A running back, wide receiver, and quarterback are nominated for the Under Armour Athlete of the Week. Which player deserves to win the award? You decide.

Carlson Carty is this week's first nominee. Going into last Friday's game, the senior running back had never beaten Roswell. Twenty-six carries, 120 yards, and two touchdowns later, Carty and his Centennial teammates had a 17-14 win over the rival Hornets.

Thanks to Carty's impressive performance, the Knights are now second in Region 6-5A.

Villa Rica Man Arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

VILLA RICA, GA -- Detectives from the Cobb County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit have investigated and arrested an individual for sexual exploitation of a child.

According to investigators, they arrested the 20-year-old man in west Cobb County when he thought that he was meeting a 14-year-old female, with whom he'd been communicating on the Internet, for the purpose of having sexual intercourse with her.

Detectives have charged Matthew Day Cauthen of Villa Rica with sexual exploitation of a child. He has been processed through the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on $35,000 bond.

Investigators are interested in talking with anyone who has corresponded in the past with an individual with the screen name MDcauthen911. Mr.

Cobb County's Mules Moving to Canada

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Jack and Jill ran up a bill for the taxpayers of Cobb County.

After more than a year, they and their gear have amounted to quite a bounty.

A $78,000 bill to be exact.

That's what Cobb County taxpayers have spent thus far to buy, house and feed this rustic pair of mules since August of 2009.

The mules were supposed to become the centerpieces of a living history experience for school children on the old Hyde Farm property. The county also bought off Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb County; but 14 months later, the joint deal between Cobb County and the National Park Service has yet to become a reality and could be at least another year away.

Cobb County will keep the farm property, which is being used by scouting and other groups, but Jack and Jill were being stabled clear across the county on some land near Powder Springs at a cost of about $1,200 a month.

A Look Back At Week 7's HS Football Predictions

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA -- Collins Hill took down Peachtree Ridge, Centennial got the best of Roswell, and Carrollton handed LaGrange its worst loss since 1983. Did Massey Matchups see any of that coming? We take a look back at the computer's Week Seven Predictions.

In 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week, Lithia Springs played Douglas County.

Lithia Springs was 4-1 heading into the game, but Massey Matchups predicted a 21-11 Douglas County win. The Tigers ended up beating Lithia Springs 17-6, moving to 4-3 on the season. The win marks the first time this season Douglas County has won back to back games.

Kaiser Permanente Kicks Off Fall Influenza Campaign

Atlanta, GA (Kaiser Permanente of Georgia) -- On October 9th, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will kick off its fall influenza campaign by offering flu shots at no charge to its members in metro Atlanta on Flu Shot Saturday.

The flu shots will be given on a first come, first served basis at select Kaiser Permanente locations from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Non-members who are caregivers to Kaiser Permanente members can also receive a flu shot for $25. However, the member must be present at the time the non-member requests the vaccine.