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10 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

ATLANTA -- What does a burglar think when they look at your flower beds?

Could information you post on your Facebook page be of interest to a burglar?

Read this list of Ten Things a Burglar Won't Tell You.

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste, and taste mean there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming systems they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up in the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer on your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

Water Main Break Closes Part of Town Center Parking Lot

KENNESAW, GA -- A portion of the parking lot at Town Center Mall in Kennesaw was closed Thursday afternoon, after a water main break spewed water over a large area.

The break itself was on Ring Road near Macy's. Cobb County Water crews were on site to repair the break. Cobb Police was directing traffic in the area.

According to Mall spokesperson Jennifer Walker, no construction crews were working on the property at the time of the break. She said they do not know what caused the water main break.

Professor Allegedly Strips, Exposes Himself in Class

KENNESAW, GA -- A Kennesaw State University professor was arrested after students say he off his clothes and exposed himself in the middle of class. 

"The whole thing seems very strange," said KSU student John Ware.

Strange was the only word that John Ware could think of when he heard of what happened in during an accounting class at KSU last week.

Part-time professor Raymond Devaughn Taylor was arrested on Monday for nude public indecency.  He is accused of taking off his clothes and exposing his genitals in a classroom full of students.

"That makes it seem like he had some weird relationship with his class, or there might have been something more going on than an accounting class," Ware added.

Taylor was released from Cobb County Adult Detention Center on Tuesday after he posted a $5,000 bond. He is expected to be in court in February. Kennesaw State University has already taken action.

3 Hurt in School Bus-Car Accident Monday Afternoon

KENNESAW, GA -- Three people were hurt, one seriously, when a car and school bus collided in Kennesaw Monday afternoon, according to police.

The school bus was taking students from Palmer Middle School home after school when the accident happened near the intersection of Wooten Lake Road and Joshua Way.

The driver of the car was seriously hurt in the accident and taken to a local hospital, while a student on the bus and the bus driver had minor injuries and were checked out at the scene.

Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau Names CEO

Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau Names CEO

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The Cobb Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Holly Bass has been the CEO for the organization.

Bass, who was named as the top candidate several weeks ago, was officially approved on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The Cobb CVB is responsible for promoting and generating tourism, convention, trade show and sports development activity throughout Cobb. Tourism is the county's second leading industry, bringing more than $1.25 billion in economic impact to Cobb each year.

"We are excited to have Holly as a member of the CVB team. Her strong leadership, consensus building and strategic planning, combined with her community knowledge, will position the CVB for success," said Don Geiger, chairman of the Cobb CVB.

Black Friday Crowds Clamor for Deals

ATLANTA -- Shoppers in Georgia showed post-Thanksgiving enthusiasm and rushed out for the traditional start of the gift-buying season.

Nationwide, early signs pointed to bigger crowds at many stores including Best Buy, Sears, and Toys R Us on Black Friday.

In Columbus, GA shoppers were allowed into an Old Navy store a few minutes before Black Friday arrived at midnight. One shopper, 19-year-old Melissa Miller, described the scene as calm but busier than she's ever seen it.

At a Best Buy in Kennesaw the line stretched a half-mile before doors opened at 5 a.m. The first person in line, Erick Gavilanes, said he'd been waiting since 5 p.m. Wednesday.

By 6:30 a.m., the store's general manager said more than 2,000 customers had come through the doors.

At a Target store in Savannah, Phillip Belt says he waited about 10 hours to get a bargain on a 40-inch TV.

Lighthouse Retreats Aid Cancer Families

Atlanta- - It is a remarkable idea that helped more than 700 families families deal with childhood cancer.

The Lighthouse Family Retreat founded in 1999 serves children with cancer and their families at Seaside and other beaches along 30-A.

Lighthouse has a simple directive helping kids and their parents to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in spirituality.

The 2010 Patron's of Hope Dinner was held inside the Doubletree Buckhead-Atlanta Hotel.

Entertainer Jeff Foxworthy was among those in attendance.

The event also recognized the efforts of Atlanta businessman Charles Renfroe who has been a driving force behind the organization.

Each retreat is comprised of approximately 12 retreat families and 30 volunteers who serve the families by cooking, cleaning and taking care of daily responsibilities so that the retreat families can focus on having fun together.