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News Nearby: Elderly Woman Assaulted at Home; iPhone Helps Cops Catch Robbery Suspect

Here are some of the top headlines from around the region.

Elderly Woman Assaulted in Marietta Home

Sunday morning, an unknown male forced entry into a residence on Hazel Street in Marietta and assaulted the elderly female homeowner, according to Marietta Police. 

The intruder made verbal threats to physically harm the homeowner if she did not cooperate and took an unknown amount of cash and jewelry, according to Marietta Police.

Read more on Marietta Patch. 

iPhone Tracking Device Helps Nab Armed Robbery Suspect

According to the Atlanta Police Department, a pair of men were arrested overnight after robbing several women in Midtown of purses and electronics, including an iPhone that had a tracking device that led authorities to the thieves.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday evening, APD Zone 5 units responded to a pedestrian robbery call at The Biltmore, located at 817 West Peachtree Street. According to APD Officer Kim Jones, five female victims told the officers they had been robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of The Biltmore by two male suspects

Read more on Midtown Patch.

Ball Ground Collision Injures One

58-year-old Ball Ground woman was injured early Friday after her convertible collided with a tractor trailer on East Cherokee Drive near Creekside Way, authorities said.

Mary Corridori was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after the 7 a.m. accident, said Lt. Jay Baker, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said.

Read more on Canton-Sixes Patch. 

Homeless Cobb Kids Get Helping Hand

Children living in shelters, abandoned buildings, cars in parking lots, extended-stay motels and safe houses after their mothers got out of abusive relationships—they’re the ones that drive Linda Lipp to continue on in the face of exhaustion and hardship.

“These children do not have a refrigerator to put their artwork on when they come home from school,” the West Cobb woman said. “Often, these children only have what they can fit in a suitcase or a backpack.”

Read more on Kennesaw Patch. 

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