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Frederick J. Barow; Jesse Jackson By: Angel Valentin / Getty Images News

Rev. Jackson Defends ‘Apartheid’ Comments About Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Despite calls to apologize by Florida’s governor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is standing by his comments that the state’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case can be compared to the civil […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

Patricia Palm; O.J. Simpson By: Ethan Miller / Getty Images News

Simpson: Grateful For Parole Board Decision

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A lawyer for O.J. Simpson says the former NFL star is “very happy and grateful” to hear that he’s been granted parole on some of his convictions for kidnapping and […]

WAOK-AM–08/01/2013

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Atlanta Council Rejects Strip Club Banishment

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s city council has rejected legislation that would have forced adult entertainment clubs and shops along Cheshire Bridge Road to move within five years. Councilman Alex Wan’s legislation failed by a 9 […]

06/04/2013

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Atlanta Schools Subpoenaed In Cheating Case

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Public Schools is notifying parents that it will have to turn over students’ education information in response to a subpoena. Reports indicate the subpoena is related to the criminal case against […]

05/16/2013

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Residents Of Ga. Town Planning ‘Citizen Patrol’

AVONDALE ESTATES, Ga. (AP) — Residents of an Atlanta suburb are planning to fight crime by patrolling the streets using an old police cruiser. CBS Atlanta reports that Citizens on Patrol would be made up […]

05/16/2013

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Tax Commissioner’s SUV Costs Taxpayers $39,000

ATLANTA (AP) — Records show that a Georgia tax commissioner used public funds to buy a full-sized SUV for his own use. Reports say the 2013 Ford Explorer Limited used by Fulton County Tax Commissioner […]

05/14/2013

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Rapper Gucci Mane Pleads Not Guilty Of Assault

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia rapper Gucci Mane has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an altercation with a fan at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, […]

05/14/2013

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17-Time Ga. Felon Sentenced On Ammunition Charge

ATLANTA (AP) — A 17-time felon has been sentenced to 16 years and three months in prison after he was found guilty of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. U.S Attorney Sally Quillian Yates […]

04/23/2013

DeKalb Schools / Rob Calloway (CBS Radio Atlanta)

Attorney Files Brief In DeKalb School Board Case

ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney representing an ousted DeKalb County school board member says lawmakers in 2010 exceeded their authority when they gave the governor the ability to remove locally-elected school board members. Thomas Cox, […]

04/23/2013

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Mass. To Observe Moment Of Silence Today

BOSTON (AP) — This afternoon marks one week since two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 180. There’ll be a moment of silence today at 2:50 p.m., […]

04/22/2013

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