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Man Drowns At Lake Lanier

FORSYTH COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  –  Forsyth County authorities say rescue teams pulled a 44- year old man from Lake Lanier Thursday afternoon,   who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.   Emergency crews responded to a […]


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Body Of Teen Found In Lake Lanier

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since the boating accident that killed his 9-year-old brother nine days ago on Lake Lanier. Hall County Sheriff’s […]


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Autopsy Results Expected In Rodney King Death

 Rialto, Ca (MetroNet/WAOK)- There is word that Rodney King may have been drinking and smoking marijuana in the hours before his death Sunday morning.  According to celebrity website TMZ.com, King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, gave that information to the […]


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Rodney King Dead

Los Angeles (CBS/WAOK) Rodney King, whose beating by police officers in 1991 was captured on videotape, exacerbating racial tensions in Los Angeles, has been found dead. Capt. Randy De Anda confirmed King’s death with Los […]


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Nanny Arrested In Deaths Of Five Year Old Girls

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a nanny who Dallas police suspect was on a phone call while two 5-year-old girls drowned in a backyard pool. Police tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/OLmDSi ) that […]


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Paulding County Drowning Claims Two 5 Year Olds

DALLAS – (WAOK/AJC) – Investigators say a live-in housekeeper will be charged with reckless conduct,   after two girls drowned in a backyard pool on Sunday.    Dallas police say the woman got distracted by […]


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Man’s Body Recovered From Lake Allatoona

BARTOW COUNTY –  (WAOK/AJC)  Search crews recovered the body Monday,  of a Cedartown man,   who went under while tubing on Lake Allatoona this weekend.    The body of 28-year-old James Marquez Prater was pulled […]


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Medical Examiner Releases Cause of Death for Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say the release of Whitney Houston’s full autopsy report may offer more clues about whether the singer suffered a heart attack before her drowning death. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says details […]


Whitney Houston's Body Arrives In New Jersey Ahead Of Her Funeral

Whitney Houston’s Body Heads Home

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-The body of singer and actress Whitney Houston arrived back in New Jersey for burial today. According to various media reports including TMZ, actor, producer and philanthropist Tyler Perry flew Whitney’s body back east […]