Stories by Kate Brumback

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Judge tosses inmate's suit filed after issue with execution drug

ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by lawyers for Kelly Gissendaner, a Georgia death row inmate, that claimed the state violated their client's constitutional rights by ...
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Georgia Aquarium locked in legal battle over beluga whales

The Georgia Aquarium is locked in a legal battle with a federal agency over the denial of its request to bring 18 beluga whales from Russia for display in United States aquariums.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Confederate flags placed near MLK church

ATLANTA - Confederate battle flags were stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church, and authorities said Thursday they were looking for two white males who were ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, July 10, 2015

Family questions way Ga. prosecutor handled shooting, lawyer says

DECATUR, Ga. - The family of a man fatally shot by a police officer outside the metro Atlanta tire store where he worked is questioning the way a prosecutor handled the case, an attorney said Friday.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Grand jury: Georgia officer justified in shooting man in Maserati

ATLANTA - A grand jury found that a police officer was justified in shooting a man outside a metro Atlanta tire store where he worked, recommending no further action in the case, a prosecutor said ...
By Kate Brumback

Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? State of Georgia says no

ATLANTA - A Georgia court heard arguments Thursday about whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing its application to a highway cleanup program.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, July 6, 2015

Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, June 19, 2015

Man killed by police was shot in back, autopsy finds

ATLANTA - A man who was killed by a police officer's bullet was shot in the back, adding a new twist to a case in which police say the man was driving a car toward officers when the incident happened.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Atlanta officer accused of letting murder suspect escape

ATLANTA — Atlanta police have arrested one of their own, saying he intentionally allowed a murder suspect to escape.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, May 29, 2015

Father: Woman shot by Ga. sheriff told police it was an accident

ATLANTA - The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Guns, training gun found where police say sheriff shot woman

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - In­vesti­­gators recovered guns along with a fake training gun from the empty model home where police say Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill shot and critically ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

King heirs to enter mediation over bible, peace prize

ATLANTA - A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation, and lawyers for both sides said Wednesday they ...
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
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Mayor's office helped arrange Kinder Morgan gift

When Augusta Commission members reported being blindsided and subsequently rejected a $25,000 donation from Kinder Morgan, the mayor's office and other city officials had been working to arrange ...
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