Crime

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FBI Continues To Investigate Moore’s Ford Lynchings

Saturday, April 4 is the 47th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King, Junior’s assassination in Memphis TN. While wreath laying activities will be taking place in Atlanta at the King crypt and at Ebenezer Baptist Church, […]

WAOK-AM–04/03/2015

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Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

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Clash Over Fast-Food Biscuits May Have Led to Clemson Student’s Death

A confrontation over his failure to buy fast-food biscuits may have led to the death of a 19-year-old Clemson University fraternity pledge, who plunged to his death from a bridge into rocky, shallow water, his parents say in two civil lawsuits filed Monday that seek at least $50 million in damages.

04/01/2015

Noose

Noose Found Hanging From Tree On Duke University’s Campus

A noose was found hanging from a tree on the campus of Duke University early Wednesday morning.

04/01/2015

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2 Boys Accused Of Burning Playground Down

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (CBS Atlanta) — Two elementary school boys are being charged after allegedly starting a fire that burned down a playground in South Carolina. Goose Creek police charged an unidentified 10-year-old and 11-year-old […]

03/31/2015

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Thomas Family: I Want The Name Of The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed My Son

UPDATE: The Smyrna police officer who pulled the trigger that claimed the life of Nicholas Thomas is identified as Sgt. Kenneth Owens. The Thomas family has been told that the GBI will not be called […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Family Of Man Killed By Smyrna Police Demand Investigation

23-year-old Nicholas Taft was shot by police Tuesday at a Goodyear store where he worked after allegedly driving a Maserati at officers.

03/26/2015

Prison Cells

Georgia Man Gets 17 Years For Extorting Girls For Sexual Photos

A 23-year-old Georgia man has been sentenced to serve more than 17 years in federal prison for using extortion to get teenage girls to send him pornographic images.

03/25/2015

handcuffs

State Department Agents Arrest Businessman Who Faked Death

A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to dodge debts while reaping millions in life insurance benefits is sitting in a North Carolina jail after applying for a passport under another man’s name.

03/23/2015

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North Carolina Community Shocked After Refugee Accused Of Killing 3 Boys With Machete

Police in the quiet coastal town of New Bern, North Carolina have a grisly multiple slaying to investigate, allegedly committed by a neighbor who “speaks very little English, if any,” and doesn’t share the language of his victims, even though they’re all refugees from Myanmar.

03/19/2015