A nurse practices administering a vaccine during a training session for health care workers held by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

CDC Official: ‘I Am Losing Sleep’ Over Effects Of Government Shutdown

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will suffer from a “significantly reduced capacity to respond to outbreak investigations, processing of laboratory samples, and maintaining the agency’s 24/7 emergency operations center” due to the government shutdown.


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State: Georgia Students Make Gains On CRCT Tests

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State education officials say students in Georgia’s elementary and middle schools improved on most of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests — or CRCTs — taken this year. The state Department of Education released […]


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Atlanta Council Approves Stadium Financing Plan

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council has voted to approve a financing plan to build a new stadium in downtown Atlanta. City Council Monday voted 11-4 to approve using city hotel-motel tax revenue to […]


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Historic Atlanta Churches In Path Of New NFL Field

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Members of two historic Atlanta churches in the path of a proposed new NFL stadium are considering their options. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church is in the middle of the favored site for […]


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Falcons CEO: Team Could Build New Home In Suburbs

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – An Atlanta Falcons executive says the team will consider moving to a suburban location if it does not strike a deal to build a new downtown stadium. Falcons President and CEO Rich […]


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Ga. Lotto Adds $16.9 Million To Education Programs

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia Lottery officials say 35 players won prizes of $10,000 or more in the Powerball drawing. Officials say David Jackson bought a ticket at the Georgia Food Mart in Riverdale and won […]


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Powerball Up To $212 Million

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)- Didn’t get your Powerball ticket on Saturday? Don’t worry. You have another chance to hit the jackpot on Wednesday. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $212 million after no one matched all six […]



Georgia Online Lottery Approved

ATLANTA (AJC/ WAOK) – State lottery officials approved an online ticketing system Thursday, with sales to the public expected to begin as soon as November. The lottery expansion is projected to increase the Georgia Lottery’s […]


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Police: 12 Dead In Colorado Theater Shooting

AURORA, CO (AP/WAOK) – A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver at a midnight opening of the Batman movie “The Dark […]


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Cooling Drive For The Elderly

ATLANTA (WAOK) – Greater Works Assembly is hosting a ‘Cooling Drive” to help seniors  beat the heat this weekend. Atlanta area Pastor Darryl Winston and his congregation are collecting and distributing nearly 500 fans to […]