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Mug shot of 33 year old Lawrence Taylor, Jr. who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for statutory rape and child molestation charges (Provided by the Cobb County Sheriff's Department)

Cobb Prosecutor Says Justice Was Done In Rape Case Against Lawrence Taylor, Jr.

Thirty three year old Lawrence Taylor Jr. will have to follow sex offender conditions and become a registered sex offender. On Monday, the son of NFL Hall of Fame member Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty to […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill Issues Statement In Shooting Of Real Estate Agent

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has issued a statement following a shooting Sunday night in Gwinnett County. Police say that Hill called 911 Sunday evening to report the shooting as being accidental. They say it […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

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Lawrence Taylor, Jr. Pleads Guilty To Molestation And Statutory Rape In Cobb County

The son of former NFL player Lawrence Taylor is being sent to prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and statutory rape. According to the Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds, Lawrence Taylor Jr. will […]

WAOK-AM–05/04/2015

Rodney Hamilton

Third Gwinnett Death Child This Week: Charges Filed

LAWRENCEVILLE (WAOK)- In Gwinnett County murder charges have been filed in the death of a Gwinnett County child. This marks the third time this week. Rodney Allen Hamilton was arrested late Thursday in connection with […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Attorney Gloria Allred speaks during protest against Bill Cosby Saturday at the Cobb Energy Center. The comedian performed at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta, Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernard, who claims […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

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Photo Gallery: Let Us Make Man 2015 The Gathering To Reclaim Black Manhood

Throngs of young men, women, and parents attended the 2015 Let Us Make Man conference. Each year the gathering, which holds events often in Atlanta, meets at a college campus. This year it was held […]

WAOK-AM–04/27/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Families of Michael Brown and Kendrick Johnson pray during 2014 visit to West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I Want Justice For My Son: Brown Family Filing Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Missouri

When Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. visited Atlanta in September 2014, she told me “I’m just doing what I gotta do. I’m standing up for my son like I’ve always stood up for him.” […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Derrick Boazman speaks to the audience during a recent Let Us Make Man event at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Let Us Make Man On The Road Again: We Want Them To Grow Their Genius

“We want folks to know that there’s nothing wrong with being an intellectual powerhouse”, says Derrick Boazman, adding, “that’s what we should be celebrating in our community, not the dumbing down of our community.” This […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015