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Atlanta In Focus: Dekalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander

Atlanta (WAOK) — Hired in April of 2013, Dekalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander arrived amidst scandal and ethical violation within his department. The agency has a storied history of misconduct and the hiring of […]

WAOK-AM–10/13/2013

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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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Second Autopsy Finds Organs Missing, Ignites Outcry

SAVANNAH, Ga. — (AP) The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found inside a rolled-up wrestling mat at school said Thursday that they have a new reason to suspect signs of foul play […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2013

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Report: Alabama High School Streaker Dead Of Apparent Suicide

An Alabama teen who was facing school disciplinary measures for streaking at a football game has apparently committed suicide.

10/10/2013

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George Zimmerman Questioned In Domestic Incident

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s attorney says his client never threatened his estranged wife and her father with a gun even though Shellie Zimmerman reported that in a 911 call. Mark O’Mara says that the dispute between […]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2013

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Shellie Zimmerman Files For Divorce

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s wife is filing for divorce. Attorney Kelly Sims confirmed Thursday that his client, Shellie Zimmerman, is divorcing her husband of six years. Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor for lying during a […]

WAOK-AM–09/06/2013

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Lawyer Plans To Seek Zimmerman Legal Fees From Fla

ORLANDO, FL (AP/WAOK) – George Zimmerman’s attorney has told a newspaper that he plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses. The Orlando Sentinel says Mark O’Mara […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2013

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GA High Court To Hear State’s Appeal In Hill Case

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear the state’s appeal of a lower court judge’s order that halted the execution of a death row inmate last month. The high court on […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2013

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Jury Selection Begins Monday In Brunswick Baby Killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Five months after a Georgia toddler was killed in his stroller by a gunshot to the head, a teenager charged as the gunman is scheduled to stand trial. Jury selection is scheduled to […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2013

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Clayton County Sheriff Found Not Guilty In Racketeering Trial

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A jury hearing the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has found him not guilty of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements. Hill was acquitted Thursday […]

WAOK-AM–08/15/2013