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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

Immigrants can't sue regents over tuition, Georgia justices rule

ATLANTA - Georgia's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and wanted access to in-state tuition at the state's colleges ...
By Kate Brumback

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

85-year-old discusses method in life as jewelry thief

ATLANTA - Doris Payne exudes a seemingly effortless elegance, her white hair neatly smoothed back and gold hoops dangling from her ears.
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Death-row inmate's case targets state's secrecy law

ATLANTA - Lawyers for an inmate set to die in days are asking a conflicted federal appeals court to weaken Georgia's law that keeps secret the source of the state's lethal injection drug.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Grand jury indicts police officer who fatally shot unarmed man

An Atlanta area grand jury on Thursday indicted a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed naked man on charges including felony murder, aggravated assault and violating oath of office.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

King Center to celebrate 30th anniversary of MLK holiday

ATLANTA — The King Center in Atlanta is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Martin LutherKing Jr. federal holiday today at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Woman accused in jewelry store robberies denied bond

Bond was denied Thursday for a 24-year-old woman accused in a string of jewelry store robberies across the South, and a federal judge said she'd be a flight risk if released.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

3 Georgia inmates accused of running a drug trafficking ring from prison

For the third time in four months, federal prosecutors have accused Georgia inmates of using contraband cellphones to run criminal operations from their prison cells.
By Kate Brumback

Inmates linked to drug ring

ATLANTA - For the third time in four months, federal prosecutors have accused Georgia inmates of using contraband cellphones to run criminal operations from their prison cells.
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Georgia AG: State can't stop resettlement of Syrian refugees

Georgia cannot exclude Syrian refugees from resettlement in the state or deny them federally funded benefits, the state attorney general wrote in an official opinion Wednesday.
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Parents of teen who hanged himself while in custody file suit

ATLANTA - A teenager was mistreated and kept in deplorable conditions at a juvenile detention center in Atlanta, which ultimately led him to hang himself in his cell, his parents said in a federal ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Georgia executes man for 1992 killing

JACKSON, Ga. -- A Georgia man convicted of forging checks belonging to his mother's friend and killing the man after he demanded money back was executed Tuesday evening, correction officials said.
By Kate Brumback

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Georgia man set to die for killing of mother's friend

A Georgia death row inmate is set to be executed in the killing of a close friend of his mother, but his lawyers say he's innocent and that prosecutors used false and misleading testimony to ...
By Kate Brumback

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Man executed in 1994 slaying

ATLANTA — A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was executed Thursday after losing a last-minute round of appeals.
By Kate Brumback

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Uncertainty remains about guilt of death row inmate, lawyers say

A Georgia death row inmate shouldn't be executed this week because doubts remain about his guilt, his lawyers argue.
By Kate Brumback

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Ex-lawmaker gets year in prison for fraud

ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a former Georgia state representative and civil rights activist to a year and a day in prison for fraud. U.S. District Judge Amy To­ten­­berg also ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Former Georgia lawmaker admits responsibility in fraud

A former Georgia state lawmaker and civil rights activist told a judge Friday he regrets making the mistakes that landed him in federal court on fraud charges and said he takes full responsibility ...
By Kate Brumback

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Prosecutors seek 2 years in prison for ex-Georgia lawmaker

Prosecutors say former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks used his sterling reputation to steal donations meant for poor people. Brooks' defense team says he was just a lousy bookkeeper who focused more on ...
By Kate Brumback
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Arraignment coming Tuesday in Irish Travelers case
A total of 22 people - 20 identified as Travelers and two from Augusta - face racketeering charges under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.