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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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Former DeKalb zoning official pleads guilty to bribery charge

Jeremy Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to a federal charge of accepting a $3,500 bribe in exchange for his zoning vote in favor of letting a nightclub operate later hours.

Jordan gets 25 years in prison for shooting Atlanta Police officer

Jermarcus Jordan is going to jail for 25 years for shooting an Atlanta Police officer in 2013.

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Fairington Elementary gets gifts from DOE employees

Students and faculty members at fire-damaged Fairington Elementary received donations of school supplies from state School Superintendent Richard Woods and Department of Education workers on Feb. 20.

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Former DeKalb zoning board member pleads guilty to federal bribery charge

Jeremy Clark, a former member of the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to a federal charge of accepting a $3,500 bribe in exchange for his zoning vote in favor of letting a nightclub operate later hours.

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Smaller city of Stonecrest gets nod from Vinson Institute

A smaller proposed City of Stonecrest is feasible, a study by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government finds. The study released last week said the proposed 29-square-mile city of 50,000 people would have enough revenue to support itself.

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2014 SWD grad dies unexpectedly at University of Oregon

Lauren Jones, who graduated from Southwest DeKalb in 2014 and was a freshman at the University of Oregon, has died.

Merritt indicted in bus stop killing caught on video

Christopher Merritt, who police say was caught on video robbing and shooting 19-year-old Marcaysia Dawkins to death at a Lithonia MARTA bus stop, has been indicted on murder charges.

Sentencing for Boyer in March

Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer will be sentenced on March 20 for swindling DeKalb taxpayers out of more than $90,000.

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Alexander to police grads: protect the public, protect yourself

Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander had some blunt advice for 23 newly minted police officers at their graduation on Jan. 16 at the Porter Sanford Center for the performing Arts in Decatur.

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South DeKalb’s City of Greenhaven is feasible

The crowd at the 10th Annual CrossRoadsNews Health and Wellness Expo on Jan. 31 rose to their feet to take the Pledge for Healthy Relationships with DeKalb-Solicitor-General Sherry Boston who prosecutes misdemeanor cases in DeKalb State Court.

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