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News Nearby: Eldery 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.

Brother, Residents Give Take on Austell Apartment Shooting

The brother of an Austell man who was fatally shot at an Austell apartment complex spoke out Sunday.

According to Cobb police investigators, 27-year-old Andre Oliver was shot on Tuesday evening in the Parkview Apartments parking lot by the Parkview Apartments security guard after they were involved in a physical altercation.

The security guard thought to be responsible for the shooting has not been identified and has not been charged.

"I didn't believe it at first," Raquan Oliver, Andre's 23-year-old brother, told South Cobb Patch on Sunday. "Hopefully, he'll (the security guard) get arrested. That's crazy (that) you can kill somebody and then go walk around the streets."

Read more on South Cobb 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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