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Health officials traces a Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 500 people to peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of American in Blakely, Ga. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Georgia Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial

Parnell brothers convicted on charges related to falsified lab results, an employee was convicted of obstruction of justice.

09/19/2014

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Update: Judge Sides With Fulton County On Property Tax Hike

The Fulton County State House Republican Caucus is suing the Fulton County Commission over its decision to raise the millage rate. Supporters of the increase say additional revenue is needed to avoid massive cuts in […]

WAOK-AM–09/19/2014

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Atlanta Religious Leaders Tell Elected Officials That Voting Is Sacred

African-American and white clergy in Atlanta held a prayer vigil and news conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. They called on Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Secretary […]

WAOK-AM–09/18/2014

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NAACP To Host “How To Stay Alive When Stopped By A Cop” Forum

In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Atlanta NAACP will begin hosting forums on Monday, Sept. 15. The first of several forums is […]

09/15/2014

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Smyrna Bank Robbery

Smyrna Police have arrested two different bank robbers after they attempted rob two separate banks. Kentrell Allen 18 attempted to rob Fifth Third Bank located inside a Kroger and Terrence Robinson, 28 attempted to rob Wells […]

WAOK-AM–07/18/2014

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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

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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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