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Shoppers already camping out for Black Friday deals

KENNESAW, Ga -- Shoppers have already begun lining up at some stores in Metro Atlanta for savings that start on Thanksgiving Day.

Tents were lined up on the sidewalk outside the entrance to the Best Buy in Kennesaw Wednesday. About 20 people said they were waiting for the doors to open at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Man shot to death at Kennesaw apartment complex

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police say a man was shot to death at an apartment complex in Kennesaw early Saturday.

According to Cobb County Police, officers found a man with a gunshot would at the Shiloh Valley Overlook apartments around 12:30 a.m.


The man, identified as 29-year-old Stephen Kent Lindamood, was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, but later died from his injuries.

One suspect was taken to Cobb County Police headquarters for questioning, but was released.

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

Kennesaw State police investigation two sex assaults, school starts awareness program

KENNESAW, Ga -- Kennesaw State University (KSU) police are investigating two sexual assaults on women on campus that happened the first week of school.

The sexual assaults both occurred on campus within days of the Monday, Aug. 17 start of school at Kennesaw State.

Kennesaw McDonald's SWAT standoff ends peacefully

KENNESAW, Ga. -- No one was hurt when a gunman demanded money from customers at a Cobb County McDonald's overnight.

Police said the suspect entered the McDonald's on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw at around 1 a.m. Wednesday. About five or six employees and two or three customers were inside the restaurant at the time.

Cobb County Police said the gunmen demanded money from the register, then lined up the victims and told them to give up their money and personal belongings, including cell phones. A few victims managed to escape the building. A SWAT team arrived to try to bring the situation under control.

When responding officers made their way inside the restaurant, they learned the suspect had escaped. He has not yet been caught or identified; witnesses described him as a young black man.

Cobb increases enforcement after student hit by car

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A 12-year-old boy is recovering with a broken arm after being hit by a car on his way to school.

Police say the seventh grader attends Palmer Middle School and had decided to walk that day.

The boy ran across Shiloh Road, believing all the traffic had stopped, but a woman -- trying to skip the long line of traffic -- cut into the center lane and hit him.

Visitation services held for Marine Lance Cpl. Skip Wells

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Friends and family are continuing the painful process of saying goodbye to a Cobb County Marine who lost his life in a deadly Chattanooga shooting.

Marine Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells died after a gunman opened fire at two military recruiting centers last week. Four other service members were also killed.

Hundreds lined the streets to honor Wells as his body was transported from the airport to Cobb County on Thursday.

Kennesaw pastor sent to prison for child molestation

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A pastor was sentenced to prison Thursday when a jury determined he molested at least two young girls and took "no responsibility whatsoever" for his actions.

Jurors deliberated half an hour before convicting 78-year-old John Aubrey Pinkston of two counts of child molestation. Pinkston is the founder and former leader of Congregation of God Seventh Day in Kennesaw.

"Mr. Pinkston, you've been convicted of the unforgivable sin of molesting the most vulnerable members of your flock. You've taken no responsibility whatsoever," Cobb County Superior Court Judge Robert D. Leonard II said before sentencing Pinkston to 20 years with 10 to serve in prison.