Crime

Attempted robbers Roy Lee Hawk, 27, and Martize Douglas, 23 (Photo: Fayetteville Police Department)

Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Two Suspected Burglars Breaking Into His Home

A Fayetteville homeowner shot two would-be robbers after they forced their way inside his home — but the homeowner was arrested alongside the attempted burglars for owning a firearm as a convicted felon.

03/17/2015

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Trial To Begin For North Carolina Man Accused Of Cuffing Child To Porch

The trial for a North Carolina man accused of chaining an 11-year-old boy on a porch with a dead chicken around his neck is expected to start this week.

03/16/2015

pastor charged domestic abuse

Snake-Handling Pastor Charged With Assault

Andrew Hamblin, pastor of the Tabernacle Church of God in Tennessee, is facing charges related to a domestic dispute.

03/16/2015

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Mississippi Man Shoots Family of 5, Killing 2

A man shot the owners of a house where he was living and their children, killing the homeowner and his 9-year-old daughter and leaving the wife and two other children in critical condition, police said.

03/13/2015

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North Carolina Man Found Not Guilty For Strangling 4-Year-Old Son After Using ‘Violent Sleepwalking’ Defense

The “violent sleepwalking” defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children.

03/12/2015

File photo of two-week-old puppies. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Alabama Teens Arrested After Beheading Puppies, Posting Video On Snapchat

An Alabama prosecutor says two teens face cruelty charges after they were accused of beheading three puppies with a machete and posting video on social media.

03/10/2015

police chief shoots wife

Prosecutor To Seek Charge Against Police Chief Who Shot Wife

Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom will face a single misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct for shooting his wife while she slept on New Year’s Day.

03/05/2015

armored car heist

Sheriff: Gold Heist May Have Been Inside Job

3 armed men stole nearly $5 million in gold bars from the vehicle while it was pulled off the highway in North Carolina.

03/04/2015

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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Former Atlanta School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall Dies

Dr. Beverly Hall former Superintendent of the Atlanta Public Schools has died from breast cancer. Dr. Hall had been suffering from stage four breast cancer since 2011. According to court documents in the Atlanta Public […]

WAOK-AM–03/02/2015