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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Community delivers aid to fire damaged Fairginton Elementary

Donors arrived with boxes of of crayons, pencils, loose leaf paper, binders and more at Fairington Elementary School in Lithonia on Jan. 30.

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Operation Safe DeKalb nets 198 suspects in 10 days

Law officers from 20 DeKalb police departments have arrested 198 of DeKalb’s most dangerous offenders, including six murder suspects, in a sweep called Operation Safe DeKalb 2015.

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Dunwoody, Gainesville educators offer aid to Fairington Elementary

Educators and parents in North DeKalb are offering to collect school supplies to replace those lost in the Jan. 17 arson fire at Fairington Elementary School In Lithonia.

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$10,000 reward offered as Fairington students return after arson fire

Fairington Elementary students, teachers and staff returned to their fire-damaged school building in Lithonia on Jan. 26. As the students settled into familiar surroundings, DeKalb School District offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the suspected arson fire that broke out at the building on Jan. 17.

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Fairington students to return Jan. 26 after arson fire

The students and faculty of Fairington Elementary school will return to their building Monday morning Jan. 26 after being displaced for four days by a suspected arson fire that destroyed a kindergarten classroom and spread smoke and soot throughout the school.

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Police issue photo of suspect in Fairington arson fire

Investigators have issued a photo of a suspect in the Jan. 17 arson fire at Fairington Elementary School and are asking the public’s help in finding him.

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Job fair at Community Achievement Center lures 150 applicants

Nearly 150 job hunters showed up for interviews with recruiters at a three-hour job fair hosted by members of Admiration Lodge No. 25 on Jan. 21.

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Volunteers celebrate King with Day of Service across DeKalb

Volunteers spread out across DeKalb County on Jan. 19 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday that celebrates the late civil rights icon’s birthday.

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DeKalb volunteers answer M.L.K.’s call to service

The spirit of goodwill inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spread through Metro Atlanta on Jan. 19 as volunteers fanned out to perform community service in the civil rights icon’s honor on the King National Holiday.

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Arson suspected in Fairington Elementary School fire

DeKalb firefighters say a fire that severely damaged a classroom at Fairington Elementary in Lithonia Saturday afternoon is a possible case of arson.

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