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Bounkham Phonesavanh, also known as Baby Bou Bou, was 18-months old when a flash-bang grenade landed in his crib critically injuring him. (Courtesy of the Phonesavanh family)

Deputy Sheriff Charged In Grenade Incident That Injured Baby Bou Bou

A former Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy is charged in the 2014 incident that left a toddler critically injured. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, 29 year old Nikki Autry has been indicted by […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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Congressman Hank Johnson Succeeds on Police Demilitarization Bill

Congressman Hank Johnson has been pushing his Police Demilitarization Bill for months now in efforts to prevent police departments from having military grade weapons to use on civilians. President Barack Obama did not sign the […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

(Participants at a prayer vigil for Baby Bou Bou in March 2015. Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Baby Bou Bou Supporters Ask Feds For Answers As Anniversary Nears

The federal investigation concerning young Bounkham Phonesavahn will be on the table today in Atlanta during a meeting with Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. The 19-month old boy was severely injured on May 28, 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2015

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Congressman Hank Johnson Introduces Grand Jury Reform Act

The United States Congress is currently busy at work this current legislative session, Congressman Hank Johnson aims to change the grand jury process with the new Grand Jury Reform Act, H.R. 5830. The bill would […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Supporters Of Baby Injured In SWAT Raid Meet With U.S. Attorney In Atlanta

The attorney for the family of little Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh says he remains hopeful about the possibility of charges being filed in the botched drug raid that left the toddler permanently injured. After a […]

WAOK-AM–10/14/2014

File photo of Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Rep: Amend Constitution To Allow Control Of Speech

A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.

11/30/2012

Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney Holds Rally In NYC

Cynthia McKinney Running Again For Congressional Seat

DECATUR – (WAOK/AJC)  – Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney wants her job back.  McKinney has filed papers to run for the 4th district seat,   under the Green Party ticket. McKinney  served six terms in congress […]

WAOK-AM–04/23/2012