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Former Emory University Employee Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuition Payments

Brenda Michael’s job with the School of Nursing at Emory University, was that of administrative assistant in the Wound Ostomy Center. Part of her job was to assist Emory students with enrollment. But, beginning in […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

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Atlanta City Councilman Proposes Addition to Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Memorial has come under scrutiny recently with many calling for the memorial to be removed. However Atlanta City Councilman, Michael Julian Bond, proposed not to completely remove the memorial in its entirety, but […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening  at the stadium at Sprayberry High School. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells graduated from the Cobb County school in 2012. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Remembering Chattanooga Shooting Victim Marine Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells

Friends and family poured into the stadium at Sprayberry High School Tuesday night in Cobb County. They weren’t there for football or lacrosse, but rather to remember one of their own. Twenty one year old […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Bounkham Phonesavanh, also known as Baby Bou Bou, was 18-months old when a flash-bang grenade landed in his crib critically injuring him. (Courtesy of the Phonesavanh family)

Deputy Sheriff Charged In Grenade Incident That Injured Baby Bou Bou

A former Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy is charged in the 2014 incident that left a toddler critically injured. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, 29 year old Nikki Autry has been indicted by […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Private investigator T.J. Ward and Felicia Thomas talk to CBS Radio's Maria Boynton after today's meeting with acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Cop Killing To Be Looked At For Federal Civil Rights Violations

Federal investigators are now taking up the case of the police killing of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas. He was shot and killed in March by a Smyrna, Georgia, police officer. The Grand Jury in […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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Four Dead, Including Gunman, In Suwanee Shooting

The victims include an adult woman, and two children under the age of 10, as well as the gunman. Police are calling it a domestic-related shooting.

07/22/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says that his Administration is committed to protecting the safety and health of all Atlanta residents. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Says “Conditions At Friendship Towers Are At Crisis Level!”

Click below to hear Mayor Kasim Reed talk about why he’s gotten involved in the residents versus Friendship Towers situation.

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Friendship Towers residents and activists are shown outside the Atlanta high rise. They have complained for months that the air conditioning is not sufficient at the facility that is owned by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Rent Abated For Residents Of Friendship Towers

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter has issued another ruling in the dispute between residents of Friendship Towers and Friendship Baptist Church, the owner of the apartment building. In a hastily called hearing Monday […]

WAOK-AM–07/21/2015

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)

Too Much Truth: Friendship Towers Progress

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick Boazman went to court and battled alongside Attorney Shawn McCullers against Judge Baxter in defense of these seniors. He walked out of court fired up and angry at the […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers say  the air conditioning remains insufficient. Temperatures in the building range at more than 85 degrees. The high-rise apartment building is across the street from where construction is underway for the new Georgia Dome. The owner of the apartments, Friendship Baptist Church, received a reported $19.5 million to tear down its 105 year old sanctuary to make room for the new Dome. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

They Go To Court This Afternoon: Friendship Towers Residents Say “People Should Not Have To Live Like This!”

Residents of Friendship Towers still say the conditions there are “unbearable.” A hearing is set for this afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court. Friendship Baptist Church was ordered last month to cover all attorney’s fees […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

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Bronner Brothers Hair Show

For those who make a living in the hair industry the Bronner Brothers Hair Show offers an opportunity to get the latest information from experts in the industry. Thousands come to the show twice a […]

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Kickoff To Atlanta Jazz Festival Month

Every May Atlantans prepare to bring in the warm weather with the Atlanta Jazz Festival. For three days over Memorial Day weekend, jazz lovers take over Piedmont Park and enjoy music, food and each other. […]

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