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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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Woman Attacked At Phipps Plaza

Atlanta-(WAOK/Fox 5) Atlanta police are searching for two suspects they believe attacked a woman Monday night. According to police  the victim was at Twist restaurant and investigators believe she was attacked when walking to her […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2014

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Kendrick Johnson’s Parents Sue School System In His Death

Atlanta (WAOK)-The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the Lowndes County school district for the wrongful death of their son.  Kendrick Johnson was 17 years old when his body was found rolled up in a […]

WAOK-AM–07/30/2014

Doctors say the men, treated for different conditions, were shown to be clear of the AIDS virus after bone marrow treatments. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Lab CEO Accused Of Falsifying Test Results

Local allergy testing lab CEO now faces federal charges after allegedly falsifying test results sent to patients. Rashaan Jackson Garth billed almost twelve health insurance companies for testing that was not even done on patients […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2014

File photo of handcuffs.   (Photo credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Smyrna Bank Robbery

Smyrna Police have arrested two different bank robbers after they attempted rob two separate banks. Kentrell Allen 18 attempted to rob Fifth Third Bank located inside a Kroger and Terrence Robinson, 28 attempted to rob Wells […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2014

(Credit: Courtesy of Clayton County Sheriff's Department)

An Update On Clayton County Father Leaving Child In Hot Car

A Clayton County father accused of leaving his 3 month old daughter in a hot car while in court appeared before a magistrate on Tuesday. Courtney Kidd 37 was arrested on a charge of cruelty to […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2014

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