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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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Suspects Use Fake ID’s To Steal Cars

Gwinnett County police are searching for two individuals who allegedly used stolen identities to purchase luxury cars. Police report a surveillance photo being taken at the United BMW dealership in Duluth showing a customer standing […]

WAOK-AM–07/11/2014

Voters wait in line for early voting in Ohio (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Early Voting Tally passes 50,000 For Runoff

According to numbers gathered by the Secretary of State this past Wednesday, over 51,000 people have already voted before the July 22 Georgia runoff election. This tally is slightly behind the usual voting pace of […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2014

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New Georgia Laws In Effect

There will be multiple new Georgia laws going into effect today. July 1 has traditionally served as a big day for major legislation because it is connected to the start of the new fiscal year. […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

DFCS Faces Lawsuit After Teen Starves To Death

DFCS faces a $1 million lawsuit after a Georgia teen died from starvation. Ebony Berry is still behind bars after being charged with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter, Markea, in 2012. Berry was arrested […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2014

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Food Stamp Law Violates Federal Rules

The U. S. Department of Agriculture tells the state of Georgia on Tuesday that no law can be passed requiring a drug test from certain food stamp recipients. According to Robin Bailey, USDA Regional Administrator, […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2014

File photo of a police officer's belt. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Toddler Critically Injured During Police Raid

(WAOK) Atlanta – A 19-month-old toddler was critically injured after a police flash bang was tossed into his bed during a police raid at a Habersham County home on Wednesday. “It’s my baby. He’s my […]

05/30/2014

Parents claim a defect in their daughter's 2003 Saturn Ion caused a crash which caused a severe brain injury. (Getty Images)

Parents Say GM Knew Of Defect In Daughter’s Car

Lawsuit says 17-year-old Haley Van Pelt of Evans crashed into a tree because of a defective system in her 2003 Saturn Ion.

04/12/2014

Atlanta Public School Headquarters photo taken by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Attorneys For Former APS Superintendent Seek Trial Postponement

Atlanta (WAOK)-Attorneys representing former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall have asked Judge Jerry Baxter to postpone the beginning of her trial on cheating and racketeering charges while she receives treatment for cancer. Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2014

File photo of a jury box. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Denies New Trial In Shooting Outside School

A judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man found guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.

03/19/2014

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