Stories by Kate Brumback

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Coke bottle's 100-year history featured at High Museum

ATLANTA - The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if ...
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Daughter pushes for mother's clemency

The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of death for plotting to have her father killed.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Ex-Delta employee indicted in gun-smuggling case

ATLANTA - A federal grand jury this week indicted a former Atlanta airport baggage handler on charges of helping smuggle guns onto passenger jets bound for New York City.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Man who shot ex-wife, kids had fought over custody

Court records show Pra­ther and Andrews divorced in 2006, and Sawyer said the two had gone back and forth over their children since then.
By Kate Brumback

Man who killed 5 had argued over taxes

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - A man had been arguing with his ex-wife over taxes and child support before he killed her and three other people before fatally shooting himself.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Suit says DeKalb court practices unjustly target the poor

ATLANTA - A metro Atlanta county unfairly targets the poor by throwing them in jail for failure to pay court fines without considering ability to pay or alternatives to incarceration, according to ...
By Kate Brumback

MLK children work to settle dispute over Bible, Nobel prize

ATLANTA - The children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are trying to settle a lawsuit over their father's traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize without going to trial, according to a ...
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Georgia man who claimed disability executed

ATLANTA - Georgia executed a man who killed a fellow inmate despite arguments that his execution was prohibited because he was intellectually disabled.
By Kate Brumback

Georgia execution set tonight

A Georgia man whose lawyers say he is intellectually disabled and who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die tonight unless the U.S. Supreme Court ...
By Kate Brumback

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Georgia inmate to be executed this week

ATLANTA — A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

MLK estate drops suit against King Center over licensing

ATLANTA - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues ...
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

State executes man convicted of killing of sheriff's deputy

JACKSON, Ga. - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death for the 1998 killing.
By Kate Brumback

Dexter King: MLK Bible, Nobel should be transferred to estate

ATLANTA - One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s sons declined to say whether his father's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible would be sold.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Clemency petition calls death-row inmate mentally ill

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate suffers from mental illness that can be traced directly to his military service in Vietnam and should be spared execution, his lawyers argued in a clemency ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Execution scheduled for man convicted of killing deputy

A Georgia man convicted of killing a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop in 1998 is set to be executed later this month, state corrections officials said Friday.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Man executed for killing deputy after robbery

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Men convicted in ricin plot to serve prison time

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A judge on Friday said the fact that two north Georgia men likely could never have carried out a plot to target the federal government does not make their words and actions any ...
By Kate Brumback

2 arrested in starvation of infant

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. - A man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested after the man's infant daughter starved to death and three other children and a disabled adult were found to be ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Georgia sues Corps over water supply requests

ATLANTA - The state of Georgia on Friday in a lawsuit asked a federal judge to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the state's requests for additional water supply storage at Lake ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Georgia city settles over death after stun gun use

ATLANTA - An Atlanta-area city has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man who died after police officers used stun guns on him, attorneys said Thursday.
By Kate Brumback
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State legislators won't push bill for mayor

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won’t happen this year, with less than a month remaining in the legislative ...
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