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Usher Stepson Critical After Jet Ski Accident

ATLANTA (WAOK)-Friends and family members of R&B singer Usher spent the weekend at a local hospital after the Grammy winner’s 11-year-old stepson was critically injured in a jet ski accident on Lake Lanier Friday. The condition […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2012

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Helmets Help Lower Motorcycle Deaths

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government study shows far fewer motorcyclists die in states that require helmets. On average, about five times as many bikers without helmets die in states with less restrictive laws. The […]

WAOK-AM–06/14/2012

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Sheriff: Ga. Girl Shot As Brother Played With Gun

A Georgia sheriff says an 11-year-old girl was fatally shot by her brother as he was playing with a loaded handgun.

06/02/2012

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Pedestrian Killed On Interstate 285

Police were investigating the death of a pedestrian on a busy metro Atlanta thoroughfare that tied up morning rush-hour traffic.

04/16/2012

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother Says The Shooting “Was An Accident”

Today during an interview on NBC’s TODAY show, Trayvon Martin’s mother was asked what would she say if she was face to face with her son’s killer, George Zimmerman. When answering the question she said, “I believe […]

WAOK-AM–04/12/2012

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Georgia Air Force Officer Killed In Africa

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — The Defense Department says an Air Force officer from Georgia is among four people killed in the crash of military plane in Djibouti (jih-BOO’-tee), Africa. The military said Monday that 29-year-old Capt. Nicholas […]

WAOK-AM–02/21/2012

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Bus Crash Injures 19

ATLANTA (AP) – A spokeswoman for Atlanta’s MARTA bus system says 19 people including the driver were taken to the  hospital after a bus crashed on the city’s southwest side.     Atlanta Fire Capt. Jolyon (JOE-lee-on) Bundrige says […]

WAOK-AM–01/23/2012

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Man in Wheelchair Falls into Lake

ATLANTA (WAOK)- A tragic accident happened during a weekend family reunion celebration on Lake Allatoona. A 68 year old wheelchair-bound man fell into the lake while getting off a large boat on Saturday and presumably […]

WAOK-AM–10/17/2011

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Georgia Cop and His K-9 Partner Reunite After On-Duty Accident

ATHENS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A Georgia police officer and his K-9 partner reunite after being involved in a scary car accident earlier this month. Clayton County Police Officer Travis Fox took the trip to […]

10/12/2011

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MARTA Driver Fired After Dragging Woman

ATLANTA (WAOK)-MARTA has fired the driver who dragged a woman with her bus last week. During the investigation into the dragging incident, it was discovered that Belinda McMillian had a personnel file filled with reports about […]

05/15/2011

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