Stories by Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Judge cuts sentences for 3 in Atlanta cheating scandal

ATLANTA - A judge sharply reduced sentences for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the trial.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Problem with execution drug caused by low temperature, expert says

ATLANTA - A problem with a lethal injection drug that caused the last-minute postponement of an execution in Georgia was likely caused by shipping and storing the drug at a temperature.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

10 ex-educators sentenced in Atlanta schools cheating case

ATLANTA - All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, April 13, 2015

Plea deals possible in Atlanta educators' cheating trial

ATLANTA - An Atlanta judge urged 10 former educators Monday to accept sentencing deals with the prosecution - and he threatened prison sentences for them if they fail to reach those deals.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lawmaker pleads guilty to tax charge

ATLANTA - Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Smyrna officer involved in shooting got good reviews

ATLANTA - Supervisors for a Smyrna police officer who fatally shot a man last month outside a tire store have consistently evaluated him as a top performer who handled stressful situations well.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, March 19, 2015

County settles suit alleging court practices targeted poor

ATLANTA - DeKalb County agreed to policy changes meant to protect the rights of people who can't afford fines and fees for traffic violations and other misdemeanors as part of the settlement of a ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, March 13, 2015

Megachurch pastor seeks donations to buy jet

ATLANTA - The ministry of a prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Man shot was bipolar, girlfriend says

ATLANTA - Bridget Anderson had been planning to go to her boyfriend's place Monday evening to cook together and celebrate their three-year anniversary. Instead, she got a call that he had been ...
By Kate Brumback

Monday, March 9, 2015

Inquiry sought after execution delay

ATLANTA - On Monday lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate whose execution was postponed because of a problem with the lethal injection drug called for a transparent and meaningful investigation ...
By Kate Brumback

Parents of teen found dead in gym mat accused of libel, slander

ATLANTA - Two teen brothers and their father are accusing the parents of a Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat of libel and slander.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Documents show state concerns about execution drug

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug.
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
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