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Jean Ross

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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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Former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones Talks To CEO Burrell Ellis 1-On-1

ATLANTA (WAOK)-This morning with guest host Vernon Jones, WAOK broke historic ground with the first interview between former DeKalb CEO Jones and embattled suspended DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. Ellis was indicted by a DeKalb grand jury [...]

WAOK-AM–12/20/2013

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Crowds But No Violence At Black Friday Locations in Atlanta Area

ATLANTA (WAOK) — Crowds taking advantage of Black Friday deals around Atlanta were heavy but orderly overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Area malls reported crowds beginning at 8 pm Thursday night when many malls opened. [...]

WAOK-AM–11/29/2013

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Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian Set To Receive Presidential Medal

Atlanta (WAOK)- The Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, a distinguished minister, author and civil rights organizer, will be presented with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom award by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. today. Dr. Vivian told CBS [...]

WAOK-AM–11/20/2013

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Mayor Kasim Reed Tours Panama Canal

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson will join Vice President Joe Biden in a tour of the Panama Canal over the next two days.  The waterway is being expanded to accommodate  [...]

92-9 The Game Live Video–11/18/2013

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Attorneys In Kendrick Johnson Case Say Video Is Doctored

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — The attorneys representing the parents of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat are crying foul after officials released hours of surveillance camera footage in the case. The [...]

WAOK-AM–11/07/2013

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Two Atlanta City Council Incumbents Lose

ATLANTA (WAOK)-The makeup of the Atlanta City Council will remain virtually unchanged over the next four years. All incumbent councilmembers won reelection except two. Councilman Aaron Watson was defeated by former city council member Mary Norwood [...]

WAOK-AM–11/06/2013

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