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Cosby's Cobb performance met with protesters, supporters

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Supporters and protesters were at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as comedian Bill Cosby took the stage on Saturday.

Cosby was performing the final show of his "far from finished" tour.


Dozens of women have come forward to accuse the comedian of drugging and sexually attacking them.

No charges have been brought against Cosby, and he denies all wrong doing.

One of his accusers, Lili Bernard, fought back tears as she protested

After the show, Cosby released a statement saying:

Alleged Cosby victim is in town to protest performance

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Bill Cosby's performance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will be under heavy protest Saturday night. Since sexual assault allegations surfaced last fall, Cosby has canceled and postponed shows, but this one will go on.


At least one alleged victim of Cosby's is in town hoping to make a difference.

Kaya Thompson, once known to family and friends as Jena, said she can't even look at him.

"When his image is even on the internet, I avert my eyes," she said.

She calls herself a survivor – a new name, a specific title.

Group demands justice after fatal police-involved shooting

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A group calling themselves the "Nicholas Thomas Justice Coalition" is calling for more measures in the investigation of a fatal police-involved shooting.

The group met with the media Wednesday morning before going on to deliver a letter of "demands" to Smyrna and Cobb County officials.

Nicholas Thomas was killed by Sgt. Kenneth Owens of the Smyrna Police Department on March 24.

The shooting happened as officers attempted to serve Thomas with a warrant for a probation violation.

Bill Cosby issues statement about Cobb show

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Bill Cosby has issued a statement about his upcoming show in metro Atlanta.

Cosby is set to perform May 2 at the Cobb County Performing Arts Centre. A petition urging Outback Concerts, the promoter renting the venue, to postpone the show has garnered more than 9,500 signatures.

Nearly 40 women have come forward in recent months claiming the comedian sexually assaulted them.

Drowned swimmer pulled from Chattahoochee

COBB COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – Rescuers pulled the body of a missing swimmer from the Chattahoochee River Wednesday afternoon.

A desperate call for help came when a Tuesday afternoon of fun on the Chattahoochee River took a terrible turn.

The call came in just after 4 pm – 911 was alerted to people in the river that needed help and could not get out on their own. They were apparently trying to swim to a spot called Diving Rock, and got stuck.

Crews arrived from Cobb Police, Cobb Fire, the state Department of Natural Resources and from the Chattahoochee National Park. They got everyone out of the river, except for a lone male swimmer who had lost contact with his friend.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall