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Jean Ross

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Donations Are Needed To Bury 12 Year Old Boy Beaten To Death

Atlanta (WAOK) — The family of a 12 year old boy who was allegedly beaten to death by his father now needs help to bury the child. A fundraiser was held last night to raise [...]

WAOK-AM–10/18/2013

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Early Voting Is Underway

Atlanta (WAOK)- Election Day will be here in just a few weeks.  For residents of Fulton County, Atlanta, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties this election will see several opportunities to change your representation. You will [...]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2013

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Ron Sailor Memorial Service

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Today a man I had come to know as a friend and colleague was laid to rest. Bishop W. Ron Sailor, Sr.,  a broadcast trailblazer, father, church leader and businessman, died Sunday October 6, [...]

WAOK-AM–10/12/2013

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Evelyn Lowery Dies

Atlanta (WAOK)- The family of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery has confirmed that she passed away today after suffering a massive stroke over a week ago. “My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life was committed [...]

WAOK-AM–09/26/2013

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Cobb County Father Prepares To Bury His Children Poisoned By Their Mother

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Mark Edge was planning to raise his two children, 13 yr old Jaelen and 10 yr old Faith, once he had custody from his estranged wife Marilyn.  The couple was divorced in 2007. Sunday, [...]

WAOK-AM–09/25/2013

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MARTA Plans Emergency Training

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta public transit officials say they’re planning to hold emergency training exercises at a local subway station. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority officials say the agency will hold its annual emergency training [...]

WAOK-AM–09/24/2013

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NAACP Head Benjamin Jealous To Step Down At End Of Year

Baltimore (Metro Network) The head of the NAACP is stepping down at the end of the year.  The civil rights group says Benjamin Jealous is leaving the president’s post on December 31st. Jealous, who was just [...]

WAOK-AM–09/09/2013

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Not Guilty Verdict For Former Atlanta Educator

ATLANTA (WAOK) — The first trial related to the Atlanta Public School system CRCT cheating case ended with a verdict of not guilty on Friday. The verdict cleared former administrator Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing.  Cotman [...]

WAOK-AM–09/06/2013

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Hartsfield Jackson Airport Welcomes A380 Airbus

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — The world’s largest passenger jet has made its first stop at the world’s busiest airport — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Airport officials celebrated the arrival of Korean Air’s Airbus A380 on Friday [...]

WAOK-AM–09/06/2013

11 Shot, One Killed In Shooting By NYC's Empire State Building

Second Autopsy Reveals Blow To Neck As Cause Of Death Of South Ga Teen

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead in his school gymnasium are asking federal authorities to investigate after a new autopsy concluded the boy died from a blow to the neck. [...]

WAOK-AM–09/04/2013

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