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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Service improvements, no tax increase in May's proposed 2015 budget

DeKalb interim CEO Lee May has proposed a 2015 budget that will resurface county roads and increase customer service for the Water Billing Department while maintaining last year’s staff pay increases – all without an increase in property taxes.

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Mother charged with murder in fire that killed 3 children

Rockell Coleman, a 28-year-old mother, faces charges of murder and child cruelty in the deaths of three of her five children in a Dec. 12 fire that destroyed their Decatur home.

Robbery suspects arrested in shooting of DeKalb Police officers

Ex-convicts Eddie Ball and Ivy Shumake are facing charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a shootout with DeKalb Police Officers Tony Luong and Devon Perry on Dec. 12 at the Colony Ridge Apartments in Decatur.

17 months later, District 5 still waiting for representation

Seventeen months after DeKalb District 5 Commissioner Lee May was tapped by Gov. Nathan Deal to be interim CEO, the 140,000 residents of his district are still without representation on the Board of Commissioners.

Two DeKalb officers wounded answering home invasion call

Two DeKalb police officers are recovering from gunshot wounds after an early morning shootout on Dec. 12 with two home invasion suspects in Decatur.

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DeKalb police more visible for the holidays

Residents have been noticing the increased presence of DeKalb Police on streets and interstates as the holiday season shifts into high gear.

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Candler Road Friday traffic backed up after signal mishap

Friday evening rush hour commuters who use Candler Road may want to take alternate routes after a construction accident at Candler and Kelly Lake road.

Nancy Jester wins DeKalb District 1 seat

Dunwoody Republican Nancy Jester is DeKalb’s new District 1 commissioner.

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Pope, Reid released from prison in DeKalb Schools corruption case

Patricia Reid and her ex-husband, architect Tony Pope left prison Dec. 3 to await retrial in the DeKalb Schools corruption case that has captured the attention of the county for more than four years.

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Black Friday shoppers chase bargains but spending down from last year

Metro Atlanta stores that were packed with early bird holiday shoppers on Thanksgiving night were mostly quiet on Black Friday morning, but the smaller crowds lured bargain hunter Eddie Veal to the Walmart Supercenter on Gresham Road.

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