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Attorneys Leighton Moore (left) and Mawuli Davis (right) are representing Brandon Bradley (center). Bradley is the younger brother of Troy Robinson who died after being tasered by a DeKalb County police officer on August 6, 2015. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Taser Death By Cop: “Running From Police Should Not Be A Death Sentence”

Attorney Leighton Moore says the DeKalb County police officer who tased Troy Robinson on August 6, 2015, violated Taser policy. According to Moore, “The Taser policy actually says it will cause most everyone to fall. […]

WAOK-AM–08/17/2015

Photo provided by Burke Brennan Dekalb County CEO Office

Lee May Sets the Record Straight

Interim Dekalb County CEO Lee May stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey amid the allegations that Dekalb County is “rotten to the core.” The statement was made by former Republican Georgia Attorney […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2015

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Police: Man Dies After Being Shot By Taser

DeKalb County police say a fleeing man who was climbing an 8-foot wall fell to his death after an officer shot him with a Taser.

08/07/2015

Dekalb County residents had been advised to boil drinking water. The concern was about the potential health hazard that can occur when water pressure drops. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Declares That The Water Is Safe To Drink

DeKalb County’s more than 700-thousand residents are being told that the boil water advisory is over and the water is safe to drink. The advisory had been in effect since last Thursday when a mower […]

WAOK-AM–07/28/2015

On Tuesday, voters elected Mereda Johnson as the newest commissioner in Dekalb County. She claims the post formerly held by interim CEO Lee May. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

Mereda Johnson To Voters “Thanks For Your Confidence In Me”

When I spoke to Mereda Davis Johnson over the weekend, she was pretty confident that she would be the next county commissioner in Dekalb. She told me, “We have to have someone on the commission […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2015

Candidates for the Dekalb County Commission, George Turner tells Mereda Johnson that he wishes her good luck in the race. He also tells her that he hopes that she comes in second place. The two came together for a cookout put on by  Dekalb State Representative Ernest "Coach" Williams. (Courtesy of Tamara Nelson)

It’s Election Day: “I Wish You Good Luck And I Hope You Come In Second Place”

It was the final weekend before Election Day. Mereda Davis Johnson and George Turner are vying for the 5th District seat on the DeKalb County Commission. They are the last two candidates in the race, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2015

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Dekalb DA Robert James Talks with Richey about Former CEO Burrell Ellis

Suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was sentenced serve 18 months in prison after being convicted of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. Ellis was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

Photo by Jean Ross CBS Radio

Ellis To Be Sentenced on July 8th

Sentencing for suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis is set for Wednesday, July 8. A jury of 6 men and 6 women found Ellis guilty of 4 of the 9 counts against him. He was […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

DeKalb County School District Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green said that he consulted with colleagues to see what they were doing, in revising the testing calendar. Dr. Green says that he also did some research on the history in looking at the DeKalb dates. (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dr. Stephen Green Sworn In As New DeKalb County School Superintendent

DeKalb County has a new school superintendent. Dr. R. Stephen Green was sworn in Wednesday. Green was appointed to the position in June after the DeKalb Board of Education conducted a nationwide search and named […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

Former Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion in his corruption re-trial. (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis Found Guilty

A jury of six men and six women have found suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis guilty of four of the nine counts against him. He was accused of forcing county vendors into contributing to […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2015

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