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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Family files suit over son’s beating at Stonecrest

The family of the 15-year-old Atlanta youth who was beaten by security guards last year at the Mall at Stonecrest has filed suit against the mall, the two guards who were caught on video pummelling the teen, and their employers – Securitas Security Services USA Inc.

Green defends hiring officials he worked with in Kansas

DeKalb Schools Superintendent Stephen Green is taking heat from critics for spending at least $94,000 on a national search for six new senior administrators but ending up keeping three former colleagues from Kansas City Public Schools, his old district.

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Greenhaven backers not giving up on cityhood

Organizers of the proposed city of Greenhaven that covers a wide swath of south DeKalb County are not giving up even though a two-year effort to get approval from the state Legislature died with the end of the 2016 session on March 24.

Substance sent to Rep. Johnson’s office identified as tea

Substance sent to Rep. Johnson’s office identified as tea A DeKalb hazardous materials team removed the red powdery substance and Homeland Security agents sent it to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime lab in Decatur for analysis.

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GPTC launches electric charging stations

Georgia Piedmont Technical College students, staff and faculty can now charge their electric vehicles on the college's DeKalb Campus in Clarkston.

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Kohl’s leaving Stonecrest, Northlake malls

Kohl’s department stores are leaving the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia and Northlake Mall in Tucker.

Former officer seeking release during appeal process

Former DeKalb Police Sgt. Anthony Robinson is seeking to get out of prison while he appeals his 10-year sentence.

Nine-month wait for Super District 7 special election

The special election to fill the newly vacant Super District 7 seat on the DeKalb Board of Commissioners will not take place until Nov. 8.

Stonecrest bill progressing; Greenhaven stalls

The bill to create a City of Stonecrest could get a final vote before the 2016 legislative session ends on March 24, while the city of Greenhaven bill has stalled in committee.

Eyes on District 7 special election

The DeKalb Board of Elections is meeting March 21 to pick the date for a special election to fill the Super District 7 seat vacated March 11 by Commissioner Stan Watson.

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