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Court Bars Mandatory Life Without Parole For Kids

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out mandatory life in prison without parole for juveniles. The ruling continued its trend of holding that children cannot be automatically punished the same way as criminal adults without considering their age and other factors.

06/26/2012

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Georgia Man Held On Bond After Shooting Dog In The Face

Police say a Georgia man is being held without bond after officers found a pit bulldog with a gunshot wound to the face in Columbus.

06/19/2012

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Suspect In Douglasville Beating To Appear In Court

DOUGLASVILLE,GA(CBS ATL/WAOK) One of the four teens charged in the beating death of a Douglas County teenager will be in court this week. Tracen Franklin one of the four men charged in the fatal beating […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2012

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Jamal Lewis Scheduled For Bankruptcy Court

ATLANTA (AP) — A bankruptcy court hearing in Atlanta for former Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis has been delayed. Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2012

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Zimmerman Using Thousands Of Donated Defense Funds For Living Expenses

ORLANDO, Florida (AP/WAOK) — On the same day that George Zimmerman’s attorney entered a not guilty plea to second degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin, Attorney Mark O’Mara also provided more details about […]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2012

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Group Of Sovereign Citizens in Custody

Dekalb County has brought charges against a group of Sovereign Citizens. Sovereign Citizens are known for moving into abandoned properties. Once moved in they create false deeds, to make it seem as if they are the […]

WAOK-AM–03/16/2011

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Redding Found Guilty Of Murder

Jonathan Redding was sentenced to life in prison plus 70 years. Redding was convicted of murdering bar tender John Henderson during a robbery at the Standard Bar in Grant Park two years ago. Prosecutors charged […]

WAOK-AM–03/15/2011

Bickering Board Putting Students Futures At Risk

  50,000 students are at risk if Atlanta Public Schools loses its accreditation…….

10/29/2010

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