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APS bus drivers will conduct a practice run on all bus routes Wednesday, July 29 from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It's in preparation for the first day of school- Wednesday, August 5. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Driver Alert: APS School Buses To Conduct Practice Runs Wednesday

Students across the area will be returning to school over the next few weeks. In preparation, bus drivers with Atlanta Public Schools will conduct a practice run tomorrow. The practice, on all bus routes, will […]

07/28/2015

A Grand Jury meets Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to determine if the officers involved in the arrest and beating of Mr. Dhoruba Bin-Wahad should be punished. (Courtesy of the Davis-Bozeman Law Firm)

Black Man Beaten By Clayton County Police: Community To Gather Tonight Before Grand Jury Convenes

It was on May 2, 2014, that Dhoruba Bin-Wahad was roughed up by Clayton County Police. The 69 year old man was moving into the home he’d just rented near Jonesboro when it happened. Police […]

WAOK-AM–07/28/2015

Students from across he country participate in Camp N.O.W. each year. (Courtesy of the King Center)

King Center Camp N.O.W. Participant: “Nonviolence Principles Should Be Taught In Everyday Life”

When they’re asked what they did this summer,students from the King Center‘s Camp N.O.W. will have plenty to tell. N.O.W., or Nonviolence Opportunity Watch, is also referred to as “No Other Way”. Click below to […]

WAOK-AM–07/27/2015

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

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