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Longtime State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Says 2015 Session Will Be His Last

“I am moving to Monroe” – that’s why Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks says the 2015 legislative session will likely be his last. Brooks, who has represented Atlanta at the Georgia Capitol for 35 years, […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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Five Dead In Douglas County, Including The Gunman

She brought a red teddy bear and a rose for the growing memorial outside the home on Willow Creek Circle. While she prefers not to give her name, she does share how she learned about […]

WAOK-AM–02/08/2015

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Driver Plows Through Cobb County Restaurant, Student Dies

The Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar at Barrett Creek in Kennesaw is closed today. The store’s answering machine says it’s due to “a serious motor vehicle accident.” Total disbelief is what 27-year-old Eric Reynolds […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Atlanta Warrant Amnesty: “There Are Some Real Consequences For Missing A Court Date”

It’s a “limited time offer” according to Christopher Patterson with City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He’s talking about the court’s Warrant Amnesty Program. For the next seven weeks, those with outstanding warrants, according to Patterson, […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Freedom Riders: “Heroes Who Risked Their Lives To Make America Better”

Hank Thomas lives in Stone Mountain, an area of metro Atlanta that is represented by Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04). Thomas is one of three surviving original Freedom Riders. “They were heroes who rode buses and […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Sketch Released Of Gwinnett County Robbery Suspect

DULUTH, GA. (WAOK)-Police have released a sketch of the suspect in a January robbery that left a Duluth man shot. According to Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera, the victim was walking near an […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Warning: “Consumers Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars”

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians to be alert for “telephone calls from individuals claiming to have life insurance proceeds available to them for a fee.” According to Hudgens, “My office has received complaints […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Man Accused Of Killing 5 Returned To Georgia

Thomas J. Lee was arrested in Mississippi after five people were found dead in his LaGrange home.

02/03/2015

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Georgia Man Faces Charges In Deaths Of Wife And 4 Others

Thomas J. Lee, 26, is facing five counts of murder after bodies were found in their LaGrange home.

02/02/2015

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Murdered Cobb Couple To Be Buried Today

Elrey “Bud” Runion was a veteran. The 69 year old man and his 66 year old wife June, are to be laid to rest today at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Services were held […]

WAOK-AM–02/02/2015

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