Crime

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2nd Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing Teen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin for the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store. […]

WAOK-AM–09/22/2014

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Father Accused Of Forcing Teen Son To Drink Alcohol Until He Passed Out To Teach Him A Lesson

A father is accused of forcing his teenage son to drink alcohol until he passed out.

09/17/2014

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NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forums on Monday, Sept. 15. The first of several forums is […]

09/15/2014

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Video Captures Teens Assaulting Man, Carrying Baseball Bats At Juvenile Center Where More Than 30 Escaped This Week

A violent disturbance broke out involving more than 20 teens at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 escaped earlier this week.

09/04/2014

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More Than 30 Teens Escape From Youth Detention Center

More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.

09/02/2014

Melvin Vernell III, an Atlanta rapper who called himself Lil Phat, was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Murder Of Atlanta Rapper

Melvin Vernell III, an Atlanta rapper who called himself Lil Phat, was shot and killed in June 2012 outside a hospital where he was awaiting the birth of his child.

08/29/2014

The police chief of West Point, in northern Mississippi, said one man was arrested Monday and more arrests are expected in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old former Marine.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Miss. Police: Beating Of Marine ‘Does Not Appear To Be A Hate Crime’

West Point, Miss. (AP/CBS Atlanta) – The police chief of West Point, in northern Mississippi, said one man was arrested Monday and more arrests are expected in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old former […]

08/26/2014

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High School Band Director Accused Of Having Sex With Students

Jeffrey Lance Gainous faces charges in Alabama; had just started working as the band director at a Georgia high school.

08/22/2014

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Georgia And Local NAACP Call For Training Of Police And African American Males

Atlanta (WAOK)-The NAACP in Georgia is calling for racial and cultural sensitivity training for police officers in the state. The announcement comes in the midst of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the deadly shooting […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2014

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Hundreds Attend Peaceful Protest in Atlanta Following Police Shooting in Missouri

Atlanta (WAOK)-Atlanta was one of many cities across the United States that held peaceful protests on Thursday night. They were sparked by the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a surburb of […]

WAOK-AM–08/15/2014

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