Ken Watts

Ken Watts is a staff writer with CrossRoadsNews covering a wide range of stories.
Before joining CRN, Ken was a veteran of 40 years in broadcast journalism including nearly 25 on the air in Atlanta as reporter and news anchor at Fox 5 and 11Alive-TV. Ken also served as a reporter-anchor at several other stations across the country and as a television and radio correspondent at ABC News.
Ken has received many awards including several Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award and honors from the Associated Press, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), United Press International, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Society of Professional Journalists.

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District Attorney objects to Bowers’ corruption probe

DeKalb District Attorney Robert James wants interim CEO Lee May to halt Mike Bowers’ law firm’s wide-ranging investigation of corruption in county departments.DeKalb District Attorney Robert James wants interim CEO Lee May to halt Mike Bowers’ law firm’s wide-ranging investigation of corruption in county departments.

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Orson facing questions about annexation emails

DeKalb School Board District 2 member Marshall Orson is facing reprimands or public censure from fellow board members for possible violation of board policy after allegedly encouraging the annexation of the Druid Hills neighborhood into the city of Atlanta, which would hurt the School District.

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Retired judge faces six ethics counts in DeKalb Schools case

Former DeKalb Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker is being brought up on six ethics charges before the Georgia Supreme Court for her handling of the 2013 DeKalb Schools corruption case.

Stonecrest city passes Senate, heads to House

The proposed city of Stonecrest passed the Georgia Senate on March 24 and is now headed to the House.

GBI investigating police shooting of naked unarmed man

The GBI is investigating the death of Anthony Hill, a naked unarmed man who was killed by a white DeKalb County Police Officer on March 9.

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Blackman, Lundsten resign after ethics board confrontation

DeKalb Ethics Board member Robert Blackman has resigned in the wake of telling a county employee to “come outside” to settle their differences.

Decatur man gets two life sentences for shooting pregnant girlfriend

Carlo Simpson of Decatur is serving two consecutive life sentences plus an additional five years for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Shikhira Dunson.

"Student Aid Bill of Rights" to make it easier to pay for college

College students now have a “Student Aid Bill of Rights” to help them deal with the growing burden of college loans.

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Former deputy celebrates a decade as a survivor

Former Fulton Sheriff’s Deputy Cynthia Hall, who was injured in the 2005 rampage in the Fulton County Courthouse, was serenaded by more than 500 basketball fans who packed Decatur High School’s auditorium on March 7.

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Flat Shoals Park ramps up service for kids

Community activists installed and dedicated a new book box and community bulletin board at Flat Shoals Park on March 7 that they say will help children develop good reading habits and keep residents informed about neighborhood events.

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