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Nicholas Thomas narrowly missed hitting an officer in 2013

Nicholas Thomas narrowly missed hitting an officer in 2013

KENNESAW, GA (WXIA) -- Community activists and the family of Nicholas Thomas continued their call Wednesday for the GBI to investigate his death at the hands of a police officer.

They gathered at the scene where it all played out a week ago at the Goodyear Service Center on Cumberland Boulevard at Paces Ferry Road in Vinings, where Thomas worked.

Smyrna Police were serving a warrant on Thomas for a probation violation. Thomas was driving a customer's Maserati around the back of the facility when officers told him to get out of the car. He didn't do so.

Police said he then tried to back up over a uniformed officer, and that's when Smyrna Police Sergeant Kenneth Owens shot into the car, killing Thomas.

Bank robbbed in Kennesaw

Bank robbbed in Kennesaw

KENNESAW, Ga. – Police are investigating the robbery of a bank inside of a Kroger in Kennesaw Monday.

According to Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce, a man entered the Fifth Third Bank, which is located inside of a Kroger on Cherokee Street, around 1 p.m. and gave a note to a teller demanding money.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled towards the rear of the property.

The suspect is described as being between 40 and 50 years old. He was wearing glasses, a dark colored ball cap and a blue stripe shirt. He acted as if he had a gun.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call police at 770-499-3945.

Hit and run driver gets 30 years in fatal Kennesaw crash

Hit and run driver gets 30 years in fatal Kennesaw crash

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- An Atlanta man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to causing a traffic accident that killed two teenage girls.

A Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Tansu Kanlica to 30 years, with 20 to serve in prison. He was convicted Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, and hit and run.

The accident happened May 25, 2014, when Kanlica, a locksmith, was called to a Kennesaw Walmart to help a customer. The customer, Garrett Kyle Anderson, drove away without paying; Kanlica followed him, beginning a chase.

Prosecutors said Kanlica quickly lost control of his car and plowed into three girls who were walking down the sidewalk beside Barrett Lakes Boulevard on their way to see a movie.

Teen gang member sentenced in shooting

Teen gang member sentenced in shooting

KENNESAW, Ga. -- An Acworth man pleaded guilty Monday to his part in a gang-related shooting.

Alexander Market, 19, was convicted of three counts of violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Prosecutors said Market and four codefendants shot at a house in Kennesaw's Legacy Park subdivision on Jan. 12, 2014. Several people were inside the house, but no one was hurt.

The shooting was in retaliation to a young man's decision to leave the Piru Bloods gang, according to prosecutors.

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A Cobb County Superior Court judge sentenced Market to 20 years -- 15 in prison and the rest on probation.

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

Woman pleads guilty in fatal road rage shooting

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting and killing a Kennesaw State University student during a road rage incident.

In October 2013, Sparkles Lindsey followed Kimberly Kilgore after a confrontation near the gate of the Shiloh Green Apartments and opened fire.

Investigators say the two women did not know each other.

A judge sentenced Lindsey to life in prison.

Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

Man indicted in Cobb County diamond heist

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Florida man has been charged with racketeering in a million-dollar diamond heist in Cobb County.

Osniel Labrada-Guillen was indicted Thursday by a Cobb County Grand Jury. He faces two counts of violating the Georgia RICO Act.

The burglary happened between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, 2010, at Diamonds R Forever on Wade Green Road in Kennesaw. According to the investigation, someone cut holes in the store's roof, disabled the phone and alarm systems, broke into a safe and stole more than $1 million worth of jewelry.

Police later found a plastic bin filled with items taken in the burglary. DNA was recovered from a plastic spoon found inside the bin, but did not immediately help police identify a suspect.

Kennesaw city councilman indicted on child sex charges

Kennesaw city councilman indicted on child sex charges

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County prosecutors say a Kennesaw city councilman accused of child molestation and exploitation has been indicted by a grand jury.

An indictment filed Thursday in Cobb County Superior Court charges Leonard Church with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and four counts of sexual exploitation of children.

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The indictment accuses Church of molesting a boy under age 16 on May 9, 2014 and accuses him of possessing child pornography in 2006 and 2014. The indictment said the state recommended that he be held without bond.