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Iowa Amber Alert search ends in Georgia

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- An Amber Alert in Iowa was cancelled Saturday night, after the suspect and a teen were found in Georgia.

News partner, The Des Moines Register, reported Saturday that Kevin Ariel Toala Ramirez, 19, left Iowa along with a teen girl. An alert was issued around 3:30 p.m.

The two were later found on Highway 92 in Acworth, Ga. when police stopped their vehicle.

NBC affiliate WHO-TV reports that Ramirez is being charged with child stealing, a Class C felony, and enticing a minor, a Class D felony.

Man shot, killed after argument at Acworth business

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Authorities say one man was killed and another taken into custody after an argument at an Acworth business on Wednesday.

Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies were called to a building located at 5733 Bells Ferry Road and found a 43-year-old man lying in the parking lot with two gunshot wounds.

Bald eagle rescued, released at Lake Allatoona

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The state of Georgia has more bald eagles now than it has in decades.

This past month, when one eagle suffered a devastating injury, a group of Georgians came to its rescue.

"To give this eagle a second chance," said photographer Dieter Finke, "I'm so excited to get to see the eagle fly away today."

Dieter Finke was taking photos last month with his friend Vic on Lake Allatoona, when both heard a large branch snapping.

"Here comes this eagle, soaring out," recalled Finke. "After observing the bird, we realized he probably wasn't in good shape."


Missing 12-year-old girl found safe, suspect arrested

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A missing 12-year-old Cherokee County girl has been found safe in neighboring Cobb County.

Aryana "Anna" Warren disappeared Sunday at around 8:30 p.m. at Regency Court.

Authorities believe Warren was abducted by Quanisha Bell. The two were headed toward a nearby store on Bells Ferry.

Police said Warren was found at around 6 a.m. Monday near Town Center at Cobb. They do not immediately know how she got there.

Cobb County jail inmate dies in custody

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- An inmate at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center was found dead in his cell early Friday, according to sheriff's officials.

George Gengarelly, 63, was found unresponsive at around 4 a.m. Jail officials did not immediately say how Gengarelly died, but sheriff's officials said it was "an apparent suicide."

He was arrested earlier this year in Florida and charged in the rape and murder of Yvonne Weems. The 37-year-old victim was found shot to death in a recreational area off Lake Acworth Drive on Jan. 12, 1991. Cobb County Police used DNA evidence to link Gengarelly to the crime.

Gengarelly faced charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, rape, aggravated sodomy and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

Car collides with bear in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- A black bear was killed after being hit by a car in Cherokee County Wednesday night.

It happened on Highway 92 near Settlement Road in Acworth.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the driver who hit the bear was not hurt.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources was notified of the bear's death.

Reward offered for information about stolen guns

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the thieves who stole firearms from an Acworth gun store.

The burglary occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 3. A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said someone broke into Liberty Guns in the 2400 block of Cedarcrest Road and took dozens of firearms.

The ATF is offering $2,500 for information. That amount will be matched by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, for a total reward of up to $5,000.

"ATF takes this crime very seriously," ATF Special Agent in Charge Carl Walker said in a release. "There are 36 firearms on the street, with the strong potential of being sold to or used by other criminals to commit violent crimes."