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Georgia Woman’s Home Burns Down While Out Celebrating 73rd Birthday With Family

A Georgia woman got a heartbreaking surprise for her 73rd birthday — her home burned while she was away celebrating with family.

09/30/2012

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Police Searching For Man That Robbed Store In Clown Mask

Atlanta police are hunting for an armed robber who holds up convenience stores while hiding his face behind a clown mask.

09/18/2012

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Another Fire At Tyler Perry Studios

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC) Atlanta firefighters extinguished a fire on the roof of one of the buildings at Tyler Perry studios this afternoon. This is the second fire at the facility this year.  In May a 4 […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2012

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Spectacular Fire In Midtown

ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) – Atlanta firefighters spent hours trying to maintain a warehouse fire in Midtown on Monday.  The fire reported late in the afternoon,   sent thick black smoke into the air,  that appeared to be coming […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2012

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No Injuries In Megabus Fire

PARKERTOWN MILL, Ga. (AP) — A double-decker bus caught fire along Interstate 85 in northeast Georgia, forcing passengers to scramble off and closing the northbound lanes of the busy highway for hours. The bus was […]

WAOK-AM–08/08/2012

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Police: Friends Light Man’s Head On Fire At Bar Over Bet

Georgia authorities say a man bet his friends to light his head on fire at a bar.

07/24/2012

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Deadly Cherokee County House Fire A Mystery

CHEROKEE COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  –  The Cherokee county medical examiner is still trying to identify the remains of the three bodies found in a burned out home early Wednesday,  while investigators work to find out if the […]

WAOK-AM–07/19/2012

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Lightning Hits Emergency Tower In Rockdale County

ROCKDALE COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC)  Storms late Tuesday,  produced dangerous lightning that may have sparked a house fire,   and hit a cell tower in Rockdale County.     Fire investigators who fought a fire in a one story ranch,  that […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2012

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17-Year-Old Accused Of Fatally Shooting Her Sister

Houston County authorities say a 17-year-old girl fatally shot her 12-year-old sister before setting fire to the family home.

07/06/2012

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Close Call For Rihanna

LONDON (AP)— London Fire Brigade says Rihanna was among 300 people evacuated from a hotel after an early-morning fire in an elevator shaft. The 24-year-old Barbadian singer tweeted news of the fire early Wednesday to […]

WAOK-AM–06/27/2012

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