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Samurai Swords Found Where Elderly Couple Was Stabbed To Death

Police say they found samurai swords in a search of the home where a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were stabbed to death.

05/02/2014

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Judge Denies New Trial In Shooting Outside School

A judge has denied a request for a new trial from a man found guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.

03/19/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Gets 30 Years In Shooting Of Atlanta Officer

A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of an Atlanta police officer nearly two years ago.

02/19/2014

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Decatur May Replace Parking Meters

Atlanta (WAOK / AJC) – The city of Decatur may replace all of its downtown parking meters by next March pending a vote by city commission. This vote could come as early as next Monday. […]

WAOK-AM–12/11/2013

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Ga. Immigrant Students Seeking In-State Tuition

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A hearing is set for a lawsuit filed by a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and want the Georgia university system to grant them […]

12/05/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Georgia Teacher Gets Life Sentences

A former DeKalb County teacher has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms plus 10 years for molesting teen boys.

10/19/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Who Encouraged Daughter To Fight In Video Posted To YouTube Sentenced

A man who was recorded encouraging his 12-year-old daughter to fight a 14-year-old girl in a video that was uploaded to YouTube has been sentenced to 24 months in jail.

10/15/2013

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Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Was Cited In Georgia

Court records show that a former Navy reservist who police say gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard was thrown out of a metro Atlanta nightclub five years ago and cited for disorderly conduct.

09/17/2013

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Brother: Ga. School Shooter Changed As A Teen

The 20-year-old man who police say went to an Atlanta-area school heavily armed and exchanged gunfire with officers before surrendering was a normal kid growing up, but began to change as a teenager and engage in behavior that was threatening to others, his brother said.

08/23/2013

photo by Jean Ross WAOK-AM

School Employee Helped Avert Tragedy In Standoff

The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee’s calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries.

08/22/2013

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