atlanta ga

(Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Jam Packed Weekend Ahead: APD Says To Use MARTA Or Face Delays

There will be a number of events in Atlanta this weekend. The Atlanta Police Department is providing tips that are aimed to help navigate the crowds. Residents are being told to plan ahead for road […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

(Photo courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

State Representative Allen Peake tells Maria Boynton that getting a medical marijuana law in Georgia has been "an emotional and difficult journey" (Photo courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

An Emotional And Difficult Journey: Georgia Governor To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

A stroke of the pen will be the final step as Georgia is about to get a medical marijuana law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It allows patients […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

We Have To Mobilize Now To Bring An End To Police Brutality: Minister Louis Farrakhan In Atlanta

“If you’re black, they’ll shoot you down like a dog!” Nation of Islam Founder Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke today at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Following an hour-long speech to a packed audience, there […]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2015

(Credit:  Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Former State Representative Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Tax And Fraud Charges

Thursday morning, longtime Atlanta State Representative Tyrone Brooks submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Nathan Deal. A few hours later Brooks was in federal court where he pleaded guilty to fraud and tax charges. […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

(Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA)

Anthony Anderson To Headline UNCF An Evening Of Stars In Atlanta

When the United Negro College Fund’s An Evening of Stars is taped at the Atlanta Civic Center this weekend, it will feature plenty of celebrities. UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax says Tony Braxton, […]

WAOK-AM–04/09/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rapper T.I. On Interacting With Police: Always Do Your Best To Comply

“Know your legal rights, just in case you are stopped by the police”. That was the topic of Monday night’s Let Us Make Man seminar held at Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Atlanta. It was […]

WAOK-AM–04/08/2015

(Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

Dessa Curb Not Guilty In APS Cheating Trial: It’s Like People Didn’t Appreciate Teachers At All

Dessa Curb says she couldn’t shout out her joy about being found ‘not guilty‘ because her fellow defendants had all been found ‘guilty‘. The verdicts were announced last week in Fulton County Superior Court. Ten […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed: Thank You All For Your Leadership And Your Sacrifice

Civil Rights leaders, and the families of leaders who have passed on, applauded, nodded, and prayed. They attended the City of Atlanta’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-Montgomery March. Monday’s event, in the […]

WAOK-AM–03/03/2015

more