Crime

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Report: Domestic Terror Attacks Every 34 Days

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (CBS ATLANTA) –  A new report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows startling statistics regarding domestic terror attacks and radical violence. Not only are more attacks emanating from within the U.S., the number of […]

02/13/2015

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Facebook Post Leads Cops To Assault Suspect

Police caught up to a Pennsylvania man trying to flee assault charges because he posted a selfie on Facebook while sitting on a Greyhound bus out of town.

02/11/2015

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Clark Atlanta University Student Killed Through Craigslist Ad

MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS ATLANTA/AP) — Clark Atlanta University says the killing of a junior chemistry major is a “devastating” loss for the school. Police in suburban Atlanta say three people have been arrested in the […]

02/11/2015

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Family Denies Media Reports That Bobbi Kristina Will Be Taken Off Life Support Wednesday

As fans and supporters of Bobbi Kristina Brown continue to pray for her recovery, the attorney for the 21-year-old’s father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, is threatening to take action against media outlets who the family says […]

02/10/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

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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