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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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Labor Day Weekend Hit List

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Whether you are from Atlanta or you are visiting this weekend the following information will be essential to you. Labor Day Weekend is one of the biggest tourist weekends in the Atlanta area with […]

WAOK-AM–08/29/2013

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[VIDEO] V-103 and WAOK Remember The March On Washington

A half century ago today – Wednesday August 28, 1963 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of 250,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington. Dr. […]

WAOK-AM–08/28/2013

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Mayor Responds To Morris Brown Supporters Protest Over Possible Location of Friendship Baptist Church

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed responded angrily Friday to recent protests by supporters of Morris Brown College over the possible location of Friendship Baptist Church. On Thursday, Morris Brown supporters lead by State Senator […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2013

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Falcons Look To Build New Stadium At North Site

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Atlanta Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay says one of two proposed sites for a new $1 billion stadium is unsuitable for development. In a letter to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Tuesday, […]

WAOK-AM–07/31/2013

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