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New Policy Set For Airline Travelers Caught With Guns

Atlanta (WAOK/WSBTV) — Chief Magistrate Court Judge Wanda Dallas has changed the policy for people caught with handguns that are traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It is a change for the airport that led the […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Congressman Sanford Bishop Treated For Cancer

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC) — United States Representative Sanford Bishop announced on Friday that has stated that he has been undergoing treatment for a throat tumor since last month. After noticing a small lump in his neck […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2013

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Early Voting Is Underway

Atlanta (WAOK)- Election Day will be here in just a few weeks.  For residents of Fulton County, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties this election will see several opportunities to change your representation. You will […]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2013

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Angela Tuck: He Lied, Cheated And Helped Bankrupt A Great City

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick — the self-proclaimed “hip-hop mayor” and the son of a former Congresswoman – was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison Thursday for running a criminal enterprise that cost taxpayers […]

WAOK-AM–10/11/2013

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Mayor Kasim Reed Atlanta’s Top Fundraiser

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC)– With money being a major indication into who will be elected as Mayor of Atlanta, current Mayor Kasim Reed seems primed for re-election. Municipal elections are less than a month away, and Reed […]

WAOK-AM–10/09/2013

Members of Rainbow Push Coalition, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson (R) speak at a rally.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

2 Dozen Protest Federal Shutdown Outside CDC

About two dozen people protested outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday afternoon, trying to cast a harsh spotlight on the temporary federal shutdown.

10/08/2013

Government Shutdown

Problems Loom for Meal Programs Amidst Government Shutdown

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC) — After losing upwards of 15% of their funding due to across-the-board federal spending cuts that occurred earlier this year, the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, which provides daily lunches to Meals on Wheels […]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2013

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Government Shutdown: What Is Open And Closed In Georgia?

ATLANTA (WAOK/FOX 5) — With the government shutdown underway, many American citizens and workers are already feeling the effects of it. Here is a look at what is open and closed during the shutdown. AIR […]

WAOK-AM–10/02/2013

A nurse practices administering a vaccine during a training session for health care workers held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

CDC Official: ‘I Am Losing Sleep’ Over Effects Of Government Shutdown

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will suffer from a “significantly reduced capacity to respond to outbreak investigations, processing of laboratory samples, and maintaining the agency’s 24/7 emergency operations center” due to the government shutdown.

WAOK-AM–10/02/2013

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What The Federal Government Shutdown Means For Georgia

Atlanta (WAOK/AJC)– More than 77,000 executive branch civilian workers in Georgia are now furloughed now that the federal government partially shut down at midnight on Tuesday. Although the government will not halt altogether, this shutdown […]

WAOK-AM–09/30/2013