Fulton County

A young protester attends a solidarity rally in Decatur, Ga, in August 2015 following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Second Grand Jury Clears Cop In Ariston Waiters’ Death: “We Must Continue To Fight”

A second Grand Jury has cleared Luther Lewis in the 2011 shooting death of Ariston Waiters. Lewis was a police officer in Union City, Georgia, back then. Waiters, who was 18 years old, ran away […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says that his Administration is committed to protecting the safety and health of all Atlanta residents. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Says “Conditions At Friendship Towers Are At Crisis Level!”

Click below to hear Mayor Kasim Reed talk about why he’s gotten involved in the residents versus Friendship Towers situation.

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers say  the air conditioning remains insufficient. Temperatures in the building range at more than 85 degrees. The high-rise apartment building is across the street from where construction is underway for the new Georgia Dome. The owner of the apartments, Friendship Baptist Church, received a reported $19.5 million to tear down its 105 year old sanctuary to make room for the new Dome. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

They Go To Court This Afternoon: Friendship Towers Residents Say “People Should Not Have To Live Like This!”

Residents of Friendship Towers still say the conditions there are “unbearable.” A hearing is set for this afternoon in Fulton County Superior Court. Friendship Baptist Church was ordered last month to cover all attorney’s fees […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

Residents of Friendship Towers have expressed concern about the living conditions at the facility which houses mostly low-income elderly (Credit: Derrick Bozeman/CBS Local)

Friendship Towers Tries To Evict Tenants: “God’s People Should Not Be Harassed In This Way”

Fulton County Magistrate Court tosses out an effort by Friendship Towers to evict a tenant, with activists saying they will “continue to fight” a second eviction. State Senator Vincent Fort calls it “just reprehensible that […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

Sentenced to 5 years in jail, 1 to serve, Angela Williamson is joined by her attorney Gerald Griggs (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

I’m Not Ready To Go To Jail: APS Cheating Defendant Angela Williamson

“I love them.” That’s what former Atlanta Public Schools educator Angela Williamson says about the students she taught at Dobbs Elementary School. She is one of the eleven defendants found guilty in the APS cheating […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

13,000 Participate In One Week Of Early Voting In Fulton County

In just five hours of voting on Sunday, October 19, Fulton County Director of Registrations and Elections Richard Barron says there were 1,507 voters at the seven locations that were open. According to Barron, “We […]

WAOK-AM–10/20/2014

Runoff Election

Early Voting Begins Monday October 13th

“If you don’t vote, you get what you get”, says DeKalb County interim CEO Lee May. Early voting begins on Monday, October 13, 2014, in Georgia for the November election. According to DeKalb County Director […]

WAOK-AM–10/10/2014

Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, at the BET Hip Hop Awards at the Atlantic Civic Center on October 2, 2010. (File photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Gucci Mane Sentenced In Assault

The Atlanta rapper pleaded guilty to hitting a man in the head with a vodka bottle at a nightclub.

09/15/2014

The 3-year-old was going down a slide at a day care center when a piece of twine wrapped around his neck. (File photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Alpharetta Boy Dies On Playground

Police say the boy’s death is being investigated as a tragic accident.

07/11/2014

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