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File photo of the flag of the Islamic State (IS) group. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

South Carolina Teen Sent To Prison After Plotting To Kill U.S. Troops, Join ISIS

YORK, South Carolina (AP) — A South Carolina teenager who authorities say was attracted to the Islamic State group and who was plotting to kill U.S. troops in North Carolina has been sentenced to five […]

04/21/2015

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Sources Say APS Judge To Modify Sentences: You Have To Follow The Will Of The People

April 30th is when reports indicate that Fulton County Judge Jerry Baxter will re-sentence some of the Atlanta Public School cheating trial defendants. Expectations are that the harshest sentences will be modified. The three former […]

WAOK-AM–04/21/2015

Thomas family follows casket of Nicholas Thomas (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Buried What’s Next: Today We Mourn Tomorrow We Fight

“Today, I don’t come as an attorney, I don’t come as an activist, I don’t come as a revolutionary, I come as a believer in God”. Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, addressed mourners during Saturday’s funeral […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Congress Hank Johnson stands to the right of Nicholas Thomas' casket (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Spring To Action For Positive Change: Congressman Hank Johnson Speaks At Funeral For Nicholas Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was among the speakers at the funeral for Nicholas Thomas. The 23 year old was shot and killed by a Smyrna (GA) police officer on March 24, 2015. Thomas’ funeral was […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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Members Of Hip-Hop Group Migos Arrested After Georgia Show

All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University.

04/20/2015

Steel blue casket of Nicholas Thomas is pushed out of Ebenezer Baptist Church (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Young Black Men Being Shot Has Got To Stop: Funeral Held For Nicholas Thomas

Albert Johnson held tightly to the sign that bore the name of his nephew Nicholas Thomas. A praise team performed during the Saturday funeral service for Thomas. The sign, among several used during the performance, […]

WAOK-AM–04/18/2015

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Nashville Teen Accused Of Threatening To Massacre Teachers And Students

A Nashville teen has been arrested after allegedly sending emails filled with graphic threats to blow up schools and massacre teachers and students, authorities said.

04/17/2015

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Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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Mom Pleads Guilty To Poisoning 9-Year-Old Daughter

A woman has pleaded guilty in a New Hanover County court to poisoning her 9-year-old daughter and pet cat.

04/16/2015

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Former Peachtree Police Chief Indicted In Shooting Of Ex-Wife

A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept has been indicted on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge.

04/15/2015