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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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Funeral Held For Cobb County Couple Found Slain In South Georgia

The two black hearses were positioned just outside the entrance doors into Mount Paran North Church of God. Many came to the Marietta church on Saturday, January 31, 2015, to say a final goodbye to […]

WAOK-AM–01/31/2015

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Atlanta Talk Show Host Takes Political Strategy To Ferguson

It’s called Ferguson Politics 101 and WAOK talk show host Rashad Richey is taking it to Ferguson, Missouri. Richey, who hosts Real Talk With Rashad Richey, is a former political director and lead strategist for […]

WAOK-AM–01/30/2015

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Civil Rights Convictions Erased “If It’s Necessary, If It’s Detrimental, Go For It”

Nine civil rights protestors, the Friendship 9, were convicted in 1961 of breach of peace and trespassing. They were protesting at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina. They were Thomas Gaither, Clarence […]

WAOK-AM–01/29/2015