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Cartersville stabbing suspect identified


CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A 23-year-old man is accused of stabbing a woman in her bed.

Joseph McGlorie will be charged with aggravated assault in the Apr. 11 attack.

The victim, 25-year-old Bernisha Beard, told Cartersville Police she was stabbed as she slept in her unit at the Etowah Village Apartments in the 300 block of Old Mill Road. According to a police report, she awoke to discover McGlorie stabbing her with a pocket knife.

A witness told police she saw the suspect covered in blood and running through the apartment complex shortly after the stabbing.

Beard was treated for her injuries at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. She told investigators she and McGlorie were romantically involved.

McGlorie has not yet been arrested.

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.

2 charged in series of Cartersville burglaries

2 charged in series of Cartersville burglaries

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Cartersville Police believe two suspects are behind a string of business burglaries.

Gregory Allen Morris, 32, and Brittany Ann Ruth, 23, were arrested Apr. 9 and charged with multiple counts each of burglary, theft by taking, and criminal property damage.

Cartersville Police Maj. Mark Camp said investigators believe Morris and Ruth burglarized several businesses, including Full Throttle Pawn, Howren Properties, Merry Maids, Raintree Properties, and the Rollins Child Development Center.

Cobb County Police and the Bartow County Sheriff's Office assisted Cartersville Police in the investigation and arrests.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Car break-ins reported at Cartersville Cracker Barrel

Car break-ins reported at Cartersville Cracker Barrel

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- The Bartow County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple reports of car break-ins and property damage at a Cracker Barrel.

About 11 incidents were reported between Jan. 5 and Apr. 4. The break-ins occurred at the restaurant in the 5600 block of Canton Highway.

In each case, a suspect broke a vehicle's side or rear window and sometimes took items inside. Bartow County Sheriff's Inv. Jonathan White said a total of about $14,860 was reported in either thefts or damages.

Surveillance cameras at the Cracker Barrel captured one of the incidents. The footage shows a black man breaking into cars parked along the restaurant building, on the side closest to Interstate 75. The suspect drove a dark-colored four-door passenger car with chrome rims.

Anyone with information in the break-ins is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050.

Man found shot to death in Bartow County


BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. – Authorities say a man was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in Bartow County on Tuesday morning.

According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap, a passing motorist called 911 after seeing a man lying in the parking lot of Woodwright Industries around 6:45 a.m.

Investigators found the man dead with several gunshot wounds. The victim was identified as Robert Ashley Carr, 35 of White, Ga.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff's Office at 770-382-5050.

Motor home hit and killed pedestrian on I-75


BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- The driver of a motor home who hit and killed a pedestrian will not be charged.

A spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol tells 11Alive News the motor home was traveling northbound on I-75 at around 3 a.m. Tuesday. The 69-year-old driver, David Slitti, was making a lane change from the center into the right lane. He did not see the pedestrian until impact and struck the pedestrian with the front of the vehicle. GSP says the pedestrian was walking along the side of I-75.

The pedestrian, 42-year-old Bobby S. Morris of Rockmart, was pronounced dead on scene.

GSP says there are no pending charges against the driver at this time.