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The CEO of Friendship Towers testified Friday that they knew there were problems with the cooling system back in February (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Owner Of Friendship Towers High-Rise To Provide More Air Conditioning

Dozens of residents of the Friendship Towers were still seeking relief when they entered the Fulton County courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan. The high-rise, located on Northside Drive in southwest Atlanta, has been […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

A lawsuit was filed on May 18 concerning the living conditions at the high rise  Friendship Towers on Northside Drive in Atlanta. (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

HUD Conducts Inspections At Friendship Towers Following Resident Complaints And Lawsuit

Residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta will have visitors, other than family and friends, today and tomorrow. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is dispatching a team to follow-up on issues reported by […]

WAOK-AM–05/27/2015

Bernard Moore's family (l-r) son-in-law Nathaniel Spencer holding son Noah; Moore's daughter Keshanna Spencer, grandson  Detravious Hicks and son Bernardo Hicks. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Family Of Man Struck And Killed By Atlanta Police Officer Sues The City

The family of Bernard Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and seeks $5,000,000.00, according to their attorney Robert Bozeman. The amount being sought are for “wrongful death”, “pain and […]

WAOK-AM–05/26/2015

Maria Boynton talks with Atlanta businessman Willie A. Watkins about the bridge being named for him and about his annual community appreciation festival (Credit: Darren Sturgess/CBS Local)

Willie A. Watkins Talks About Bridge Renaming And Annual Memorial Day Festival

“I give God all the glory”, says Willie Watkins. The longtime businessman, known best for the string of funeral homes bearing his name across Atlanta, is being recognized by the Georgia Legislature. The bridge on […]

WAOK-AM–05/22/2015

Baton Bob dances on a sidewalk in Midtown (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

City Is Set To Offer Baton Bob $20,000 To Settle Federal Lawsuit

When 62-year-old Bob Jamerson was arrested outside Colony Square in Midtown on June 26, 2013, it began a saga that would see a federal lawsuit brought and a police officer quit the force. The long, […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

APD Officer Christopher Blaise was driving the police car that struck Bernard Moore on March 6, 2015 (Photo provided by APD)

Fulton County District Attorney Says Death Case Involving APD Officer Is Open And Active

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says the case of an APD officer being accused of hitting and killing a man with his police car remains “open and active.” It was on the night of […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015

Bernard Moore died after being struck by an APD cruiser in March (Courtesy of Davis-Bozeman Law)

Two Months Too Long: Community To Rally For Justice In Death Of Man Struck By APD Cruiser

Attorney Mawuli Davis says it took two weeks for charges to be brought in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, but it’s been two months since the death of 62 year old Bernard Moore […]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2015

File photo of a high school graduation. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Paying for a college education just got easier for 17 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS). They are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). According to an APS press release, the seniors will receive the Gates […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena with Maria Boynton (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

We Want To Be Accessible To Everyone: Atlanta Hawks Chief Diversity And Inclusion Officer Nzinga Shaw

It was a very public situation, the firestorm, in September 2014, that surrounded the Atlanta Hawks organization after racially-charged comments were attributed to owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry. Three months later, Nzinga […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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