Legal

Former Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion in his corruption re-trial. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis Found Guilty

A jury of six men and six women have found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of four of the nine counts against him. He was accused of forcing county vendors into contributing to […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2015

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Too Much Truth: Friendship Towers Still Without Air

On Too Much Truth, we discussed the seniors living in Friendship Towers are still without air. It has been a month since Derrick got involved with this matter and nothing has been resolved as of […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

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Murder Charges Dropped Against Woman Who Induced Her Own Abortion

Kenlissia Jones, 23, took pills she ordered online to induce an early labor that resulted in the death of her fetus.

06/10/2015

While reports indicate that Smyrna Police Officer Kenneth Owens is back on duty in an administrative role, Tristan "TJ" Thomas (far right)  calls it "an excuse". Protests are planned Saturday outside CNN and next week in Cobb County.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

“A Spit In The Face”: Family Of Nicholas Thomas Reacts As Smyrna Police Officer Returns To Duty

“District Attorney Vic Reynolds said that the officer would not be back at work until the investigation is over”, says Tristan “TJ” Thomas, the brother of Nicholas Thomas. He calls the return to duty of […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

Amanda Davis is returning to Atlanta television on June 15 (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

A Great Awakening: Amanda Davis Talks About That Night And Her Return To TV

Longtime Atlanta media personality Amanda Davis returns to local television next week. She, and 9 other former news broadcasters, will offer commentary for Atlanta TV station CBS46. Station General Manager Mark Pimentel is quoted as […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

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Too Much Truth: Solving Cold Cases

On Too Much Truth, we were joined by  Larrissa Moore, Alphonse Williams and Brent Lightfoot who are law students working with the Cold Case Justice Initiative. Their mission is to reopen and hopefully solve racially […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015

Participants during the House of Hope Anti-Violence Rally held in February. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Racism Or Ignorance: House Of Hope Atlanta On The Black And White Of The Legal System

This Saturday, the Social Justice Ministry of the House Of Hope Atlanta will have experts available to answer questions about the legal system. The 2nd Annual Legal Symposium “Real Talk: The Black And White of […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015

The CEO of Friendship Towers testified Friday that they knew there were problems with the cooling system back in February (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Owner Of Friendship Towers High-Rise To Provide More Air Conditioning

Dozens of residents of the Friendship Towers were still seeking relief when they entered the Fulton County courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan. The high-rise, located on Northside Drive in southwest Atlanta, has been […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Fulton County District Paul Howard (r) speaks with community activist Joe Beasley following a meeting with Freda Waiters on Wednesday. Waiters' son Ariston was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in December 2011.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

[VIDEO] Second Grand Jury To Hear Case Of Young Man Shot In Back By Union City Police Officer

Above is the video of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and community leaders following his meeting with Freda Waiters, family attorney Mawuli Davis and State Senator Vincent Fort. Howard told community leaders that the […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Bozeman/CBS Local)

HUD Conducts Inspections At Friendship Towers Following Resident Complaints And Lawsuit

Residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta will have visitors, other than family and friends, today and tomorrow. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is dispatching a team to follow-up on issues reported by […]

WAOK-AM–05/27/2015