5 things to know tonight: Georgia State Patrol trooper, suspect shot in I-75 chase

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5 things to know tonight: Georgia State Patrol trooper, suspect shot in I-75 chase

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A Georgia State Patrol trooper and a suspect were shot Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, prompting authorities to shut down all lanes of I-75 southbound near Delk Road at one point. JOHNNY EDWARDS / JEDWARDS@AJC.COM

1. Georgia State Patrol trooper shot; traffic snarled on I-75 SB in Cobb. Following a chase on I-75 in Marietta, authorities confirmed that a Georgia State Trooper and a suspect were shot. A Cobb police spokesman said the entire southbound side of I-75 was a crime scene. [Read more]

2. Atlanta woman killed in Grenada was raped, police say. Jessica Lewis Colker, 39, was killed while vacationing in Grenada and according to police, she was raped by her alleged assailant. [Read more]

3. Peachtree City man charged with shooting 4 dogs he 'couldn't care for.' A Peachtree City man was arrested Jan. 21 after a resident sent police a tip that a resident of the Brandon Pass residence had canine bodies in trash bags on the property. [Read more]

4. Cobb considers new rule to punish students for poor parent engagement. As part of a controversial proposal being considered by school leaders, students at a Cobb County high school would not be allowed to participate in some extracurricular activities, including sports, if their parents don't attend teacher meetings or act more "engaged" in their children's academic work. [Read more]

5. Few showers later tonight. It'll be in the mid to low forties. [Get your 5-day forecast]

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