5 things to know today: Thieves arrested after running into police at dinner, more


1. Thieves arrested after running into police at dinner: Thieves who thought they were going into a restaurant for lunch ran into a police sergeant instead. [Read more]

2. Clayton County woman kidnapped and killed by husband's mistress: Police said 49-year-old Sandra Barnett was abducted from her Ellenwood home Wednesday. Police started searching for the mistress' Dodge Durango, which was spotted Thursday in Carroll County, police said. [Read more]

3. Who was suspect in Marines' shooting deaths? The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on a military recruiting center and another U.S. military site was a 24-year-old, Kuwait-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until the bloodshed. [Read more]

4. Atlanta crime: Homicides, rapes, burglaries drop in June: Reporting of burglaries in Atlanta dropped nearly 11 percent from May to June, according to the city's most recently available crime data. [Read more]

5. Some employers move to nix domestic partner benefits: If you're in a domestic partnership, you might consider putting a ring on it soon or face losing benefits. [Read more]