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Funeral services held for fallen Army lieutenant colonel

CANTON, Ga. -- Friends and family said goodbye Monday to a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who passed away while stationed in Seoul, South Korea. Lt. Col.

Richard "Billy" Maltbie, of Stockbridge, Ga., died after suffering a massive heart attack on Oct. 7, according to his family. It's believed to have been triggered by injuries he received from multiple road side bomb attacks while stationed in Iraq He was 39. 

Maltbie was a graduate of the University of North Georgia, the Naval Postgraduate School and Webster University. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, helping to secure northwestern Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. 

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Cherokee County SO: Missing man Henry Jackson Gilman found safe

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said that a missing man was found safe, Friday night.

The department originally asked for the pubic's help finding 85-year-old Henry Jackson Gilman.

Gilman went missing from a Walmart between Acworth and Woodstock.

Ga. survivor of air crash on Tom Cruise movie transferred to US

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The sole survivor of a plane crash in Colombia that killed two people during work on an upcoming Tom Cruise movie has been transferred to the U.S.

Jimmy Lee Garland, a pilot from near Atlanta, had been treated in Medellin for life-threatening injuries after being pulled from the wreckage of a twin-engine plane that crashed into the Andes nine days ago.

The Georgia pilot had been working on the movie "Mena," which stars Cruise as real-life American pilot Barry Seal, who helped the CIA try to capture the late drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Georgia pilot lone survivor of Tom Cruise movie plane crash

BOGOTA, Colombia -- A Georgia pilot is the lone survivor after a plane crash that occurred on Saturday in Colombia and killed two.

NBC News reports that the aircraft was assigned to the crew of a movie starring Tom Cruise currently named "Mena".

Tom Cruise was not on the aircraft according to an official with the aviation agency who spoke on conditions of anonymity to NBC News.

Garland was the only one to survive the crash but was rushed to a nearby hospital and was said to be in intensive care.

Garland's son, Evan, told NBC that his father is in critical condition. He plans to travel to Colombia with his mother to visit him.

NBC reports that Garland is a flight instructor and manager of a regional airport in Cherokee County.

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Atty. for couple accused of locking child in closet: This is a misunderstanding

CANTON, Ga. -- A Cherokee County couple charged with locking a 9-year-old girl in a closet insists it was all a misunderstanding.

Sheriff's office says man accidentally shot self during police chase

CANTON, Ga. -- The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said a man appears to have accidentally shot himself while being pit maneuvered during a police chase, Friday.

The incident happened on Interstate 575 around 8 p.m. when police saw a man matching the description of a carjacking suspect on Dr. John T. Pettit Street - in a second carjacked vehicle.

The man, later identified as Justin B. Goodwin, 36, of Jacksonville, Fla. was believed to be involved in the theft of a Dodge Ram pickup truck earlier in the day in Ball Ground, Ga. and was chased down the same interstate before pursuing officers lost sight of him headed toward exit 19 in Canton, Ga.

Couple arrested after child found locked in closet

CANTON, Ga. -- Police arrested the mother of a 9-year-old girl and the mother's boyfriend after authorities said the child was found locked in a closet.

According to Canton Police, a Division of Family and Children Services worker notified officers that the child had been left alone while her parents were in a court proceeding.