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Dr. Larry Robinson: Atlanta Is An Important City For FAMU Recruitment

FAMU hosted the President’s Tour last Friday in Atlanta where interim president Dr. Larry Robinson gave out scholarships on the spot to deserving graduating seniors. Atlanta is considered an important city for the University’s recruitment […]

WAOK-AM–10/01/2013

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Guidelines Issued On CO Detectors In Ga. Schools

ATLANTA (AP) — State officials have stopped short of recommending that all Georgia schools be required to install carbon monoxide detectors, opting instead to release guidelines urging schools to review facilities and mitigate risks. A […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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Exam Ordered For Man Accused In GA Police Shooting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer to undergo another psychological exam to determine whether he’s fit to stand trial. Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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Price Of HOT Lanes On I-85 Reaches New High

The cost to use the I-85 express lanes reached a new high on Tuesday. The peak rush hour price for the full HOT lane trip from I-85 from Gwinnett to DeKalb County climbed to $8. […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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FAMU Enrollment Decreases

(Tallahassee, FL) — Nearly two years after the hazing death of a Florida A&M band member, enrollment numbers at the university are seeing a steep decline. It has decreased by more than 12-hundred in just […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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Several Ga. Events Planned On Sept. 11th Anniversary

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia town plans to dedicate a piece of a steel beam from one of the World Trade Center towers as a Sept. 11 memorial. The 1,600-pound piece was given to the […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2013

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Man Identified After Fall From Turner Field Upper Deck-UPDATE

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) — Police say a man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game has been identified as Ronald Homer, […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2013

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Check Your Bag If You’re Headed To The Falcons’ Game

If you are attending the Falcons first pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals, you might want to check your bag. The Atlanta Falcons will implement the NFL’s new bag policy Thursday in effort to provide […]

WAOK-AM–08/08/2013

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Congress Commemorates 1963 March On Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats are meeting in the grand Statuary Hall of the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Wednesday’s ceremony was being […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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[VIDEO] George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In Texas

FORNEY, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding. Forney police say Zimmerman was stopped Sunday while driving west on U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas. […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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