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Smyrna officer who shot Nicholas Thomas promoted to Lieutenant

SMYRNA, GA (WXIA) – Less than a year after the officer-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas at a Vinings Goodyear Service Center, the Smyrna officer who fired the fatal shot, Sgt. Kenneth Owens, is being promoted to Lieutenant.

On March 24, 2015, Cobb County and Smyrna officers arrived at the facility on Cumberland Boulevard, where Thomas worked, to arrest him on a felony probation violation warrant.

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Second suspect charged in jewelry store robberies

ATLANTA -- Authorities say a second suspect has been charged in a series of jewelry store thefts across the southeast.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, authorities have charged 35-year-old Lewis Jones, Smyrna, Ga., in connection with multiple jewelry store robberies across five or more states.

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The Smite World Championships brings big money pro video gaming to Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Viewers this weekend are enthralled as play-by-play announcers are following the intricacies of the gameplay, while color commentators are adding details to the playoffs as the teams advance or go home in each round. 

And while the NFL Playoffs get underway this weekend, this is not the National Football League. 

This is the Smite World Championships, being played live at a sold-out Cobb Energy Centre, and yes, it is a video game tournament. The tournament is being streamed online (complete with announcers -- ala ESPN) at http://www.twitch.tv/smitegame

Arrest made in multi-state jewelry store robberies

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The FBI confirmed on Saturday an arrest in multiple jewelry store robberies across at five or more states.

Abigail Lee Kemp, 24, was arrested without incident on Friday in Smyrna by FBI agents of the Atlanta division.

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Smyrna house fire kills man, injures his wife

Cobb set to OK tax-paid buses to Braves stadium

MARIETTA, GA (WXIA) -- Cobb County commissioners are expected to vote tomorrow to buy buses that will take fans to the new Braves stadium -- SunTrust Park. But critics say it will cost taxpayers too much and the Braves too little.

One of the bus system's destinations will be the the new Braves stadium; getting people onto the site has been a thorny project for Cobb County. One solution is what county officials call a circulator bus system. Rooted in the Cumberland Mall Area Transfer Station, buses would run routes connecting Cumberland area hotspots -- and parking spots -- and the new ballpark.

Part of Moores Mill Road closed due to water main break

ATLANTA – Emergency repairs shut down traffic on a major metro Atlanta road.

Moores Mill Road between smyr and Ridgewood Road was closed Tuesday due to a water main break. The incident happened at around 1 p.m.

A car reportedly hit a fire hydrant in the 1900 block of Moores Mill Road. Despite the water main break, water service wasnot interrupted during repairs.