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Splost On Ballot In Cobb & Gwinnett

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Municipal elections will be held today in almost all municipalities in Georgia. In Cobb and Gwinnett Counties, residents will be voting on SPLOST. SPLOST, short for Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax, is a tax […]


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Police Say Report Of Man With A Knife At Cobb County School Was Hoax

MABLETON, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — A middle school was placed on lockdown northwest of Atlanta Friday morning as officers searched for a person they feared was armed with a knife. Cobb County police spokesman Michael Bowman […]


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Police Seek Ex-Husband In Marietta Woman’s Death

An arrest warrant has been issued for the ex-husband in the death of a Marietta woman.


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Runoff Election Day

ATLANTA (WAOK) – Primary elections are over but some candidates are working to get voters back to the polls for the runoff elections on Tuesday, August 21st. Here are the candidates for Cobb, Clayton, Dekalb, […]


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Metro Atlanta County Sees Spike In Gun Permits

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP/WAOK) – Formal charges against James Eagan Holmes, accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at an Aurora movie theater were filed by Colorado prosecutors on Monday. Holmes faces 24 counts […]


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Woman Kills Alleged Abductor

CLAYTON COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC) -  Police in Clayton county are investigating the shooting death of a man who allegedly abducted the suspect and assaulted her,  before she killed him.  It happened at a home in the […]



Cobb County Police Looking For Liquor Store Burglars

COBB COUNTY, GA (CBS ATL/WAOK) – Cobb County police are looking for some burglars who were caught on camera and didn’t realize it. The burglar broke into Top Shelf Liquors and Star East restaurant on […]


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Two Men In Custody For Art Student’s Death

Atlanta (WAOK)- Cobb County Police arrested two people in connection with a murder that took place Friday night. Joseph Owens, 20-year-old Art Institute of Atlanta student, collapsed after being shot to death outside of West […]


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Cobb County Executive Arrested At Airport

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the president of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce has been arrested after he carried a firearm into an unauthorized area of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( ) reports […]


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Police Officer Injured After Chase And Home Invasion

COBB COUNTY -  (WAOK/AJC)   -  A Cobb county police officer suffered a broken leg after chasing three home invasion suspects early Wednesday.    It started just before noon,   when police say the suspects broke into a home on  Lamplighter […]