Stories by Kate Brumback

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Lawsuit targets rule that bars some from top Georgia schools

ATLANTA - Three immigrant students are challenging a policy that bars them from attending Georgia's five most competitive state colleges and universities because of their immigration status.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

Fired officer indicted in unarmed man's death

ATLANTA - A grand jury on Wednesday charged a white former Atlanta police officer with felony murder and other crimes in the death of an unarmed black man who was driving a car.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Sheriff pleads no contest in shooting he called an accident

ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and injured a woman while they were practicing police tactics inside an empty model home pleaded no contest to a reckless-conduct ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Ga. man who threw boiled water on gay men gets 40 years

ATLANTA - A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Judge will let jurors see SUV where toddler died

MARIETTA, Ga. - Jurors in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be allowed to see the Hyundai Tucson during the trial, a judge ruled ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Suit says Atlanta officers violated protester's rights

ATLANTA - A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says Atlanta police officers violated the rights of a man who was grabbed and thrown to the ground when he was arrested during a protest two years ago.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, July 11, 2016

Judge says MLK Bible belongs to civil rights icon's estate

ATLANTA - The judge in a dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible has ruled the Bible belongs to the civil rights icon's estate, which is controlled by ...
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Georgia set to execute 6th inmate this year

ATLANTA - An execution scheduled for Thursday would be the sixth in Georgia this year - the most executions carried out by the state in a calendar year since the death penalty was reinstated four ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Transgender man appeals rejection of legal name change

ATLANTA - A transgender man in Georgia is appealing a judge's refusal to grant his legal name change.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, May 20, 2016

Videos show deputies' struggle with handcuffed man before his death

Two deputies yell "Stop fighting!" and "He's got my Taser!" as they repeatedly stun a handcuffed man in the back of a vehicle, commanding him to relax even as he insists "I'm dead," shortly before ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Feds indict officer, alleged members of Gangster Disciples

ATLANTA - Among the four dozen alleged Gangster Disciples members charged in indictments unsealed Wednesday, one sticks out: An Atlanta-area police officer.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, May 2, 2016

Trial of man charged in son's hot SUV death will be moved

MARIETTA, Ga. - The trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be moved, the judge said Monday, granting a defense request to hold it ...
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Georgia to carry out its 5th execution of the year this week

Georgia plans to carry out its fifth execution of the year on Wednesday when a man convicted in the 1998 killings of a trucking company owner and his two children is set to die.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Teen treated unfairly after nude images shared, lawyers say

Lawyers for a Georgia teen say she was treated unfairly by her school and police when she retaliated against an ex-boyfriend who she says shared nude images of her.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Georgia executes man in 1996 slaying

JACKSON, Ga. - A man convicted of the 1996 killing of a woman during a weeklong crime spree on Tuesday became the fourth person put to death in Georgia this year.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, April 11, 2016

Jury selection in kid-in-hot-car death

ATLANTA - Prosecutors and defense attorneys were set to begin their search today for the jurors who will consider whether a Georgia man intentionally left his son in a hot SUV to die.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Man's execution date set for April 27

Authorities say an April 27 execution date has been scheduled for a man convicted in the 1998 triple murders of a trucking company owner and his 2 children in Georgia
By Kate Brumback

Satisfy love for Eric Carle at art exhibit in Atlanta

Atlanta's High Museum of Art is inviting visitors into a colorful world populated by playful animals and imaginative children. "I See a Story: The Art of Eric Carle" opened April 2.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Man executed for fatal 1994 beating

JACKSON, Ga. - An inmate convicted of fatally beating a man to death after a night of drinking and drug use in 1994 was put to death late Thursday in Georgia.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, March 18, 2016

Judge calls Georgia's ballot access law unconstitutional

ATLANTA - Georgia's requirement that political organizations seeking to put a presidential candidate's name on a statewide ballot have to get signatures from 1 percent of registered voters is ...
By Kate Brumback
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