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$380 Million Powerball Lottery: “If You Don’t Play You Can’t Win”

When there was no winner of Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot, it rolled over to $360 million. It has now climbed to $380 million, the sixth largest in the history of the game, and the biggest […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Police Investigation Into Possible Suicide Attempt In Lawrenceville House Fire

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WAOK)- New information has surfaced that hours before a huge fire destroyed a Lawrenceville man’s home and sent him to the hospital, police had reportedly been called to the house in response to […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Driver Plows Through Cobb County Restaurant, Student Dies

The Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar at Barrett Creek in Kennesaw is closed today. The store’s answering machine says it’s due to “a serious motor vehicle accident.” Total disbelief is what 27-year-old Eric Reynolds […]

WAOK-AM–02/07/2015

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Atlanta Warrant Amnesty: “There Are Some Real Consequences For Missing A Court Date”

It’s a “limited time offer” according to Christopher Patterson with City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He’s talking about the court’s Warrant Amnesty Program. For the next seven weeks, those with outstanding warrants, according to Patterson, […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Atlanta Streetcar On Auburn: “Business Is Absolutely Wonderful”

Business owners, even more than Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, are hoping for flocks of customers now that the streetcar is open for business. Last night I visited Sweet Auburn Seafood. Business was quite brisk as […]

WAOK-AM–02/05/2015

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Prices At The Pump: “Expect Them To Climb Fairly Steadily”

We’ve enjoyed falling gasoline prices for months, but nothing good lasts forever right? Senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski says the national average price of gasoline has already increased by 5 cents per gallon from $2.06 […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Warning: “Consumers Scammed Out Of Thousands Of Dollars”

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning Georgians to be alert for “telephone calls from individuals claiming to have life insurance proceeds available to them for a fee.” According to Hudgens, “My office has received complaints […]

WAOK-AM–02/04/2015

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Measles: “You Can Give It To Someone 4 Days Before You Know You Have It”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles as “a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Medical Marijuana: “We Want To Make Sure Those With Sickle Cell Anemia Are Included”

Persons diagnosed with sickle cell anemia would be among those given complete immunity for possessing cannabis oil under Georgia’s medical marijuana bill HB 1. According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects 90,000 to 100,000 […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Medical Marijuana Hearings Start Today At The Georgia Capitol

Georgia State Representative (R-Macon) is the sponsor of HB 1. He says a hearing on the measure will be held at 2:00 this afternoon in room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building. The bill […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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