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Alabama Bill Allows Minors To Use Handguns

A new Alabama bill in the state’s House and Senate would allow minors to use handguns with proper supervision.

04/01/2015

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Religious Liberty Bill Protesters Rally At Georgia Capitol Against Discrimination

They chanted. They carried signs that read No Discrimination In Georgia. Faith leaders, human rights activists, and civilians rallied at the Georgia Capitol today. They were protesting the state’s religious liberty bill, which remains alive […]

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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Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

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Former Atlanta Airport Baggage Handler Arraigned On Federal Firearms Trafficking Charges

Former Delta Air Lines baggage handler, Eugene Harvey, has been arraigned on federal charges of conspiring to carry dangerous weapons on an aircraft, firearms trafficking, and illegally entering an airport area to evade security and […]

WAOK-AM–02/27/2015

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Millions Of Georgians Impacted By Insurance Company Data Breach

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says that the recent data breach and cyber-attack of Anthem Inc.’s computer system has potentially impacted more than 3.7 million Georgians who may have had their personal information compromised. Anthem […]

WAOK-AM–02/27/2015

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Cannabis Oil: “It Will Help With The Pain And Make Life A Little More Bearable”

State Representative Gloria Frazier (D-Hephzibah) is being credited with pushing to get Sickle cell anemia placed back in Georgia’s medical marijuana bill. Sickle cell would be among the 9 qualifying illnesses that are included in […]

02/27/2015

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House Rejects Nathan Deal’s Insurance Benefits Cuts

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Georgia House leaders Wednesday rejected Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to 22,000 part-time school employees and their families, but local school districts would have to pick up the […]

WAOK-AM–02/26/2015

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17 Year Old Hits City Council President With Question About APS BeltLine Deal

The 14th Annual Reverend Joseph E. Lowery Lecture Series on Civic Engagement was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell delivered the keynote address […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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Grieving Mother Says “Kids Need To Stop Aspiring To Go To Prison And Aspire To Go To College”

Stephanie Stone’s 14 year old son, Paul Sampleton Jr., was murdered on December 19, 2012. “Senseless violence” is what Stone and Paul Sampleton Sr. call their son’s death on the website for the foundation established […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015