Stories by Kate Brumback

Georgia faces gay marriage suit

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Suit challenging ban on gay marriage filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Authorities looking for suspects in NC kidnapping

ATLANTA - A federal prosecutor said agents were still looking for more suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father as a judge denied bond Tuesday for five people arrested ...
By Kate Brumback

Monday, April 7, 2014

Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer

ATLANTA - A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, April 4, 2014

Former Georgia ethics chief wins retaliation lawsuit

Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and a deputy was removed for ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ex-director ethics commission director testifies

ATLANTA - The former director of the Georgia state ethics commission testified Thursday that she had been maligned and unfairly targeted, though she would take her job back even "after everything."
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ex-ethics commissioners say money woes led to cuts

ATLANTA - Former members of the state ethics commission testified Wednesday that their concern about the agency's budget alone led them to slash the commission director's salary and to eliminate ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, March 28, 2014

Georgia high court tosses man's death sentence

In a unanimous decision, Georgia's highest court upheld a lower court's ruling that Artemus Rick Walker was incompetent because of mental illness. Walker was convicted in the Macon County slaying ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ga. Catholic groups win court fight

ATLANTA - A federal judge in Atlanta on Wednesday ruled that certain nonprofit organizations in Georgia affiliated with the Catholic Church are not subject to a contraception mandate included in ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, March 14, 2014

King siblings spar over lawyers in court

A lawyer for Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter on Friday argued that a lawyer for her father's estate should be disqualified from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Woman gets probation on explosives charges

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A north Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to explosives charges was sentenced Friday to serve six years on probation, but a federal judge warned her that if she appears before ...
By Kate Brumback

FBI: Men tried to buy bombs for government attack

ATLANTA - Three Georgia men tried to buy pipe bombs and other explosives and discussed attacking power grids, water treatment plants and other infrastructure in a plot to incite other militias to ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

DeKalb woman, boyfriend charged in deaths of kids

DECATUR, Ga. - A woman and her boyfriend were indicted Thursday in the deaths of two of the woman's young children.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Top court hears arguments on death penalty

Lawyers for the state and for a Georgia death row inmate sparred Mon­day over whether prisoners awaiting execution should have access to information about where the state gets its death ...
By Kate Brumback

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014

Ga. high court to hear oral arguments in Hill case

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in its review of a court's order temporarily halting an execution because of a challenge to a law prohibiting the release of ...
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Acquitted senator wants reimbursement

ATLANTA — A lawyer for a Georgia state senator acquitted of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursements is asking the stateto pay his client’s legal fees.
By Kate Brumback

MLK's children in fight over Bible

ATLANTA - Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are locked in yet another legal battle, this time over the civil rights icon's Nobel Peace Prize and his personal Bible.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Atlanta mayor plans to improve emergency readiness

ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Friday outlined steps he said he plans to take to improve the city's emergency preparedness after a winter storm brought the metro area to a halt.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Jury finds 2 guilty in ricin plot

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - A jury found two Georgia men guilty on Friday of plotting to make the poison ricin in what prosecutors described as a plan to target federal government officials.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

5 free things to do in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer.
By Kate Brumback

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E-Z-GO recalls golf, utility vehicles due to crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that Augusta-based E-Z-GO is recalling about 30,000 golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles.
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