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Friendship Tower, Inc, says that as of Friday, July 24, 2015, "all air systems inside of Friendship Towers are working exactly as designed." (Courtesy of Friendship Towers, Inc.)

Friendship Towers: Owner Says All New Cooling Systems Working

The African American and mostly elderly residents of Friendship Towers have been quite vocal for several months about the air not working inside their homes. They even took the matter to court. Well now, according […]

WAOK-AM–07/26/2015

Her family says that 29 year old Madia Gibson was last seen on Sunday, July 19, 2015,  at the Salvation Army on Meropolitan Avenue in Atlanta. They say that she had just attended church. Photo is a flyer handout.

Family Says They Haven’t Seen Madia Gibson Since She Left Church

Anthony Gibson says that his sister Madia had started talking to herself a few days before he last saw her. That was on Sunday, July 19. He says that she had just left the Salvation […]

WAOK-AM–07/24/2015

According to estimates, about a million African American woman in Metro Atlanta have uterine fibroids and about four hundred thousand Caucasion women have fibroids. July is Fibroid Awareness Month in Georgia. Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local

Fibroids: Millions Of Women Suffer In Silence

July is Fibroid Awareness Month in Georgia. According to the National Institutes of Health, Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age. The Atlanta Interventional Institute is hosting a free […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Emory University Employee Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Tuition Payments

Brenda Michael’s job with the School of Nursing at Emory University, was that of administrative assistant in the Wound Ostomy Center. Part of her job was to assist Emory students with enrollment. But, beginning in […]

WAOK-AM–07/23/2015

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening  at the stadium at Sprayberry High School. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells graduated from the Cobb County school in 2012. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Remembering Chattanooga Shooting Victim Marine Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells

Friends and family poured into the stadium at Sprayberry High School Tuesday night in Cobb County. They weren’t there for football or lacrosse, but rather to remember one of their own. Twenty one year old […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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

Private investigator T.J. Ward and Felicia Thomas talk to CBS Radio's Maria Boynton after today's meeting with acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Cop Killing To Be Looked At For Federal Civil Rights Violations

Federal investigators are now taking up the case of the police killing of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas. He was shot and killed in March by a Smyrna, Georgia, police officer. The Grand Jury in […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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

After 5 hours of deliberations, a Henry County jury found Andrew Fordham guilty of 1 count of aggravated assault and 2 counts aggravated battery. He faces 20 years in prison for each count. (Credit: Getty Images)

Guilty Verdicts In Acid Attack Trial: Victim Tells Women “Know The Warning Signs”

After 5 hours of deliberations, a jury in Henry County has found Andrew Fordham guilty of aggravated battery and aggravated assault in the acid attack on Christy Sims. She was permanently scarred when industrial-strength drain […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2015

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