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Paulding police investigating murder-suicide

Paulding police investigating murder-suicide

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- The Paulding Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible murder-suicide.

According to Cpl. Ashley Henson, three people -- a husband, mother and toddler -- were all found dead.

Police believe the husband, Brian Miller, 41, shot his wife, Kara Miller, 29, and child, Paxton Miller, 21 months, before shooting himself.

An autopsy will be conducted Monday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

Hiram carjacking suspect arrested in Atlanta

Hiram carjacking suspect arrested in Atlanta

HIRAM, Ga. – A man accused of stealing a woman's car at a gas station in Hiram was arrested in northwest Atlanta after committing a similar crime.

Zachary Shipp, 24, was taken into custody at around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. He was arrested after stealing a Porsche Cayenne from a Chevron station in the 2600 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway.

According to a police report, an officer spotted Shipp driving the stolen car and tried to pull him over. In his attempt to escape, Shipp drove the Porsche off the road and hit a utility pole. While arresting Shipp, officers found two small bags of marijuana hidden under his scrotum.

He was charged with auto theft, obstruction, marijuana possession, firearm possession, reckless conduct and leaving the roadway.

Jogger attacked on Silver Comet Trail in Paulding County

Jogger attacked on Silver Comet Trail in Paulding County

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- A Dallas woman was attacked while jogging on the Silver Comet Trail in Paulding County Tuesday evening.

Paulding County Sheriff's spokesperson Ashley Henson said the attack happened on the bridge over Academy Drive/Vernoy Aiken Road at around 6:45 p.m. The victim, 42-year-old Tina Waddell, told police she was heading east, toward Hiram, when a white man with dark hair grabbed her.

Waddell's injuries were severe enough to require her to be taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital by Life Flight. Henson said she was beaten about the head and face, and drifted in and out of consciousness during the attack. Waddell showed no outward signs of sexual assault, but Henson described her as "almost unrecognizable" due to the extent of her injuries.

17 drug ring members indicted

17 drug ring members indicted

(WXIA) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 17 members of a massive Mexican drug ring.

The defendants are accused of smuggling cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine to Georgia. Prosecutors said they also conspired to deliver a significant amount of drug money to Mexico.

According to information presented in federal court, Atenogenes Alvarado-Delgado runs the trafficking organization. His ring -- which includes his brother, Jose Alvarado-Delgado, and two associates -- used passenger buses to transport drugs from Mexico to the Atlanta area. Others would then unload the drugs and sell them in Georgia and Florida.

Since last October, law enforcement has seized much of the ring's wares in several busts, including:

* Oct. 8, 2013: 39 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Doraville

* Oct. 11, 2013: 165 pounds of methamphetamine during a search of an apartment on Cleburne Parkway in Hiram

Teen girls run away from hospital, 1 found in Fla.

Teen girls run away from hospital, 1 found in Fla.

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- One of three teen girls who ran away from a behavioral sciences center in west Georgia has been found in Florida.

The girls disappeared from Willowbrooke at Tanner in Villa Rica on May 12. Villa Rica Police Capt. Keith Shaddix said the teens stole a pickup truck and drove it to Panama City.

On Saturday, 17-year-old Samantha Abbott of Dallas turned up at a Florida hospital. Shaddix said she was hurt, but her injuries were not serious. She has since been returned home.

The other two girls -- Audrey Aldridge of Hiram and Madeline Terry of Franklin -- are still missing. They were last seen in Panama City.

Aldridge is 16 years old, white and has red hair. Terry is 15 years old, white, 5 feet 2 inches tall and 115 pounds, with brown hair.

The girls were last known to be driving the stolen truck, a silver 2004 Ford Ranger SuperCab with Georgia tag PAS6040. Shaddix said they may have switched the vehicle's license plate.

1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

1 killed in wreck on C.H. James Parkway

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- One person was killed in a fiery four-vehicle wreck in Powder Springs Monday afternoon.

The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on C.H. James Parkway between Lewis and Garrett roads.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said the incident began when a Mazda tried to pass a Toyota pickup truck.

Danielle Garcia, 26, of Douglasville was driving her Mazda B4000 south on C.H. James Parkway when she tried to pass a Toyota Tundra driven by 61-year-old Bobby Banks of Powder Springs.

Pierce said the front of Garcia's truck clipped the back of Banks's, causing him to lose control and swerve into the northbound lanes. The Tundra collided head-on with an Infiniti G35.

The Infiniti then swerved in front of a Freightliner tractor trailer driven by 28-year-old Alhassane Dansoko of Decatur. The two vehicles collided, and the Infiniti burst into flames.

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

6 Walmart employees charged with theft

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Six employees at an Acworth Walmart were arrested for allowing more than $6,000 worth of merchandise to be stolen from the store.

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Walmart loss prevention officers called the Acworth Police Department on Dec. 23 to report the thefts at the store in the 3100 block of Cobb Parkway.

Investigators soon determined the six suspects rang up each others' purchases and then voided the transactions, allowing Walmart employees to take items from the store without paying for them.