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Bernard Moore's family (l-r) son-in-law Nathaniel Spencer holding son Noah; Moore's daughter Keshanna Spencer, grandson  Detravious Hicks and son Bernardo Hicks. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Family Of Man Struck And Killed By Atlanta Police Officer Sues The City

The family of Bernard Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and seeks $5,000,000.00, according to their attorney Robert Bozeman. The amount being sought are for “wrongful death”, “pain and […]

WAOK-AM–17 hours ago

Photo: Courtesy Mike Moore

GBI Reopens Teen Death Case: Victim’s Mother Speaks

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (WAOK)-The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reopened the case of a 2011 police shooting that killed 19-year-old Ariston Waiters. Waiters was shot after a struggle with a Union City police officer. Officer Luther […]

WAOK-AM–17 hours ago

Maria Boynton talks with Atlanta businessman Willie A. Watkins about the bridge being named for him and about his annual community appreciation festival (Credit: Darren Sturgess/CBS Local)

Willie A. Watkins Talks About Bridge Renaming And Annual Memorial Day Festival

“I give God all the glory”, says Willie Watkins. The longtime businessman, known best for the string of funeral homes bearing his name across Atlanta, is being recognized by the Georgia Legislature. The bridge on […]

WAOK-AM–05/22/2015

Shawnston Beaudoin has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography (Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department)

Cobb County Man Sentenced To 22 Years For Producing Child Pornography

Shawnston Beudoin of Kennesaw has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. “Beaudoin preyed on the vulnerable and innocent of our society for his own personal pleasure. This office’s Project […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

Rep. Johnson applauds President Obama’s move to de-militarize police but says he'll continue to fight until de-militarization is made permanent (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

Attorney Mawuli Davis and Freda Waiters talk to Maria Boynton about the case of her son's death being reopened by the GBI (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Says Police Chief Needs To Be Fired As Case Is Reopened Into The Death of Ariston Waiters

It’s been almost three and a half years since Freda Waiters lost her only son. 19 year old Ariston Waiters was shot and killed by a Union City police officer on December 14, 2011. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Credit Union Of Georgia Executive Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud

A former executive with the Credit Union of Georgia faces a July 30th sentencing after being convicted of mail fraud in Atlanta federal court. Donna Perkins, a former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management with […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2015

(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

Kansas City Schools Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green is the only finalist named to replace outgoing DeKalb County Superintendent Michael Thurmond (Courtesy of the Dekalb County School District)

Dekalb County Selects New School Superintendent

Dekalb County, Georgia’s third-largest school district, has chosen a new superintendent. He is 61 year old Dr. Stephen Green, who currently leads the Kansas City School District. A Dekalb County news release indicates that Green […]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2015

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[VIDEO] TNT Academy Principal Fired: NAACP Applauds Immediate Action By School Board

Nancy Gordeuk claimed that ‘the devil made her do it.’ But her apology for what some deemed a racial slur during a graduation ceremony that has captured the country’s attention apparently was not enough for […]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2015

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