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Suwanee Police Search For Three Suspects In Game Stop Robbery

SUWANEE, GA (WAOK)- Suwanee police are on the look out for three men who they say forced their two game Stop employees on the floor and tied them up. Cops say the robbers then threatened […]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2015

Mug shot of 33 year old Lawrence Taylor, Jr. who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for statutory rape and child molestation charges (Provided by the Cobb County Sheriff's Department)

Cobb Prosecutor Says Justice Was Done In Rape Case Against Lawrence Taylor, Jr.

Thirty three year old Lawrence Taylor Jr. will have to follow sex offender conditions and become a registered sex offender. On Monday, the son of NFL Hall of Fame member Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty to […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill Issues Statement In Shooting Of Real Estate Agent

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has issued a statement following a shooting Sunday night in Gwinnett County. Police say that Hill called 911 Sunday evening to report the shooting as being accidental. They say it […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

(l-r) Bishop Quincy Carswell, John Evans, Cornelius Stafford, and Rev. Timothy McDonald  prepare to address the Dekalb County School Board (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

DeKalb Cancels Contract Of School Superintendent Search Firm With Thurmond Preferred

The DeKalb County Board of Education, by a unanimous vote, has terminated its contract with PROACT. The company had been hired to oversee the search for the next DeKalb County School Superintendent. The contract of […]

WAOK-AM–05/05/2015

Gov Nathan Deal and State Representative Calvin Smyre following the signing of Georgia's new transportation bill (Courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Transportation Law To Fix Roads And Bridges Comes With Price Hike On Gasoline And Hotels

Governor Nathan Deal (R) has signed Georgia’s new transportation law. The measure was passed in the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. It is designed to improve bridges and roads across the state. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/04/2015

Current Dekalb Superintendent Michael Thurmond's contract ends in June (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

Head Of DeKalb Superintendent Search Forced Out Of Previous Job After Allegedly Making Inflammatory Statements

In a surprising development, published reports indicate that there are questions swirling concerning the past of the man in charge of finding DeKalb County’s next Superintendent of Schools. A Chicago Sun Times story dated April […]

WAOK-AM–05/03/2015

Attorney Gloria Allred speaks during protest against Bill Cosby Saturday at the Cobb Energy Center. The comedian performed at the facility. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Protest Against Bill Cosby In Atlanta, Led By Attorney Gloria Allred

The thousands of Bill Cosby fans that are pouring into the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center tonight are being met by protesters, led by attorney Gloria Allred. Also among the protesters, Lili Bernard, who claims […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

File photo of a high school graduation. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

APS: 17 Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Paying for a college education just got easier for 17 seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS). They are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). According to an APS press release, the seniors will receive the Gates […]

WAOK-AM–04/30/2015

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Mayor Kasim Reed Talks: Summer Jobs For Youths

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Statistics show that here in Atlanta as well as other major cities, the crime rate rises during the summer months. Some of the increase is due in large measure to teens and […]

WAOK-AM–04/29/2015

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