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Jean Ross

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Reward Offered To Find Kidnapper Of Young Boy

A local community activist group is offering ten thousand dollars to find, arrest and prosecute the man responsible for kidnapping a nine year old boy from Fairburn, Georgia two weeks ago. Young Willie Myrick went [...]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2014

Atlanta Public School Headquarters photo taken by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Attorneys For Former APS Superintendent Seek Trial Postponement

Atlanta (WAOK)-Attorneys representing former Atlanta Public School Superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall have asked Judge Jerry Baxter to postpone the beginning of her trial on cheating and racketeering charges while she receives treatment for cancer. Dr. [...]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2014

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

More Jobs Are Coming To Atlanta Area

Atlanta (WAOK)- Looking for work? Now is the time. Several companies are gearing up for job fairs which will bring more than a thousand jobs into the Atlanta metro area. One company NCR, the technology company [...]

WAOK-AM–03/27/2014

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Traffic Picks Up On Georgia 400 After End Of Tolls

ATLANTA (AP) — Traffic congestion on Georgia 400 has gotten worse since the end of tolls on the highway, but some drivers say the increase hasn’t been enough for them to notice. Georgia Department of Transportation numbers shows [...]

WAOK-AM–03/18/2014

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Attend The Youth Peace Party

Middle and High School Students are invited to attend a peace party sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Children & Youth, Music Education Group, the King Center and numerous community partners.  “PEACE PARTY ATL” [...]

WAOK-AM–02/20/2014

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Mistrial On Murder Charge, Dunn Guilty Of Lesser Charges

A jury in Jacksonville Florida could not agree on a guilty charge for software developer Michael Dunn in the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis of Marietta. Dunn faced five charges after shooting at a group [...]

WAOK-AM–02/15/2014

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Snowy Weather Causes Early Dismissals And Traffic Chaos

Students in the Atlanta metro area received a gift courtesy of Mother Nature today when schools decided to close early as a rare snow storm blew in. But the same snow was a curse to [...]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2014

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King Week Activities

ATLANTA (WAOK) This is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in Atlanta. Its a week when thousands of people from around the country and sometimes even from around the world come to [...]

WAOK-AM–01/17/2014

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Atlanta NAACP Holds Gun Buy Back Day

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta NAACP President Rev. R.L. White said he had a meeting with one of the members of his church not too long ago that caused him to put together an event that will hopefully [...]

WAOK-AM–01/15/2014

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Top 10 Local News Stories Of 2013

Surprise deaths, suspicious deaths and deaths that at least seemed like they could have been avoided dominated the Atlanta news scene this past year – and that doesn’t even include the pall that was cast [...]

WAOK-AM–12/30/2013

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