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Amanda Davis was set to return to local TV, but was charged with driving drunk just hours before the debut. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Radio)

Amanda Davis Says “Don’t Count Me Out”

Amanda Davis, the longtime Atlanta television journalist who was recently hit with another DUI charge, has a message, “don’t count me out.” Davis was at Ebenezer Baptist Church Friday attending a memorial service. She looked […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

Carlos Santos and David Hernandez-Santos were beaming as they emerged from the Fulton County courthouse with their marriage certificate. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Same-Sex Couples Get Married In Atlanta: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban

Same-sex couples lined up at the Fulton County courthouse Friday to get licenses permitting them to be married. They cheered the ruling earlier in the day by the U.S. Supreme Court that expands same-sex marriage […]

WAOK-AM–06/26/2015

Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett says whoever distributed the fliers, used the tragic shooting in Charleston, S.C. for their gain.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Maria Boynton Reports: Rockdale Sheriff Eric Levett Calls KKK Fliers Left In Yards And On Cars “Malicious And Tragic”

Rockdale County resident Jonathan Espinoza calls it “very upsetting”, KKK fliers being left in yards and on cars in the area. “We live in a country where we’re supposed to be diverse, and this type […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

Visitors to the Center for Civil and Human Rights experience the Gallery Lunch Counter Simulator. (Courtesy of Studio Fitz)

Maria Boynton Reports: Center For Civil And Human Rights Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. Click below to hear Center for Civil and Human Rights interim CEO and President Deborah Richardson talk about […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

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Roddy White Pro Football Camp AT Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH,GA (WAOK)-Kids grades 1 thru 8 got a chance to learn the basics from Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White at his pro camp at Flowery Branch. Some lessons learned included instruction and highlights […]

WAOK-AM–06/22/2015

(Listen below) Outside GBI headquarters in Decatur, Felicia Thomas, mother of the slain Nicholas Thomas, points to a witness photograph in which Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens is seen standing behind a pickup truck prior to opening fire on Thomas. She says that's an indication that Owens was not in fear for his life as he claimed. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Smyrna Cop Shot Nicholas Thomas In The Back: Family Accuses Police Of A Cover Up

On this Father’s Day, Huey Thomas is without one of his sons. On March 24, 2015, 23 year old Nicholas Thomas was shot and killed by Smyrna police officer Kenneth Owens. The officer claimed that […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says a man who recently entered Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport carrying a rifle was "exercising his white privilege." . (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Pastor Raphael Warnock Says Georgia Is Ground Zero For Gun Violence As Emanuel A.M.E Shooting Victims Are Mourned

Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock says “Georgia is ground zero for this problem.” Dr. Warnock was talking about gun violence during Thursday night’s Interfaith Service for the victims of the church shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/21/2015

Coalition groups vowed Friday in Atlanta to rise together and stand against the hatred that lead to the deadly mass shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (l-r) Hank Stewart, Rainbow Push Coalition; Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network Youth Movement; Robert Patillo; Rob Woods, Georgia Equality; Amanda Hill-Attkinsson, Deputy Director of Georgia Equality; Chountelle Bullock, Rainbow Push; Janis Mathis, Rainbow Push Coalition; Markel Hutchins, MovementForward; Herman Andrews, Executive Committee Officer, National Council of Urban League Guilds; Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League Guild of Greater Atlanta; and Joe Beasley with Rainbow Push Coalition. (Credit: maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Charleston Gunman “Acted Out Of Evil”: Coalition Groups Vow To Rise Together And Stand Against Hate

Members of various Civil and Human Rights groups gathered in Atlanta Friday in a show of solidarity against violence and hatred. They vowed to fight the “hatred shown in the mass shooting” at a historically […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

Father Victor Galier (l), of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in the West End said that he attended the service "to pray for ourselves, for the victims of the tragedy and the future." He said that "it can't end with the Amens. We have to change the world." Reverend Jeffery Ott (r), of Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church said "it's time for us to be people of unity and of hope. We needed to be here tonight to reaffirm that, so we could get our marching orders, so that we could go from this place and do what we were called to do."

White Mourner: ‘Until White People Take Responsibility For What’s Happening, We’re Probably Not Going To See The End Of It’

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) — Taylor Ramsey, like many other Atlantans, attended last night’s Interfaith Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. It was held in order that the community might come together to pray for the victims […]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2015

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Atlanta Interfaith Service Tonight For Church Massacre Victims: Shooting Suspect Caught

An Interfaith service will be held tonight at Ebenezer Baptist Church to pray for and remember the victims of the church violence in Charleston, South Carolina. According to Ebenezer Pastor Dr. Raphael Warnock, “Our hearts […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2015

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