Stories 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

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Suit alleges sexual assault by prison officer

ATLANTA - Three former Georgia prison inmates say state corrections officials didn't adequately protect them against sexual assault by a former high-ranking correctional officer and didn't ...
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Former inmate settles transgender suit with state officials

ATLANTA - Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn't ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Sting arrests dozens of prison guards

A total of 46 current and former correctional officers, along with two civilians and one inmate, were arrested Thursday in the latest phase of an undercover federal investigation targeting ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Georgia is already preparing for the next lethal injection

JACKSON, Ga. - After carrying out the execution of its oldest death row inmate this week, Georgia is already preparing for the next lethal injection.
By Kate Brumback

Oldest death row inmate in Georgia, age 72, is executed

JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Death row inmate's lawyers say penalty excessive

ATLANTA - Lawyers for a 72-year-old Georgia inmate set to die Tuesday for a 1979 killing urged the state's highest court Monday to throw out his death sentence, calling it disproportionate to his ...
By Kate Brumback
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Clinton promises steady leadership
PHILADELPHIA - Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively ...