Stories by Ray Henry

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Power companies are testing drones

Power companies across the United States are testing whether small drones can spot trouble on transmission lines or inspect equipment deep inside hard-to-reach power plant boilers.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Georgia Power to explain Plant Vogtle costs, delays

ATLANTA - Georgia Power executives will face questions this week about the delays and expense of building a new nuclear plant.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Vogtle delays possible

ATLANTA - Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners, according to ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Police chief who shot ex-wife indicted on misdemeanor

ATLANTA - A Georgia police chief who said he accidentally shot his ex-wife while they slept was indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor reckless-conduct charge, a prosecutor said.
By Ray Henry

Friday, April 3, 2015

Senate rushes to award tax break for Mercedes

In their haste to award Mercedes-Benz a $1.3 million tax break Thursday, lawmakers in Georgia thwarted any serious debate on the money, broke their own transparency rules and pushed past a ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Attorney: Georgia officer had time to use nonlethal force

ATLANTA — Witness statements suggest that a metro Atlanta police officer was initially 180 feet away from a naked, mentally ill man and could have retreated or used nonlethal force rather than ...
By Ray Henry

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Execution secrecy law challenged in Georgia

ATLANTA - Prison officials in Georgia made a last-minute decision to delay the execution of inmate Kelly Gissendaner because the lethal drug appeared cloudy, raising questions about whether it ...
By Ray Henry

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Police chief who shot ex-wife resigns

ATLANTA - A police chief in suburban Atlanta resigned Wednesday before a grand jury decides whether to charge him with a misdemeanor crime for accidentally shooting his sleeping wife.
By Ray Henry

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

US firms watch delays in China's nuclear projects

U.S. power companies struggling with the escalating costs of building nuclear plants are closely watching similar efforts in China, where officials are expecting delays.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Southern Co.'s Vogtle costs could top $8 billion, analysis says

ATLANTA - Southern Co. might spend more than $8 billion to finish adding two new reactors at Plant Vogtle, or roughly 30 percent more than it originally budgeted, according to a recent analysis ...
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

No violent past for Ga. police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA - The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.
By Ray Henry

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

More being limited in job choice by non-compete agreements

ATLANTA - Fast food worker Caitlin Turowski had this much in common with high-paid CEOs: When she quit her job, she couldn't work for a competitor.
By Ray Henry

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Police chief said he shot wife while moving gun in bed

ATLANTA - Peachtree City's police chief told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot his sleeping wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according to a recording released Friday.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Police chief says he accidentally shot wife

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - A police chief told a 911 operator that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day inside their suburban home southwest of Atlanta, investigators said Thursday.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

No struggling Georgia hospitals create stand-alone ERs

ATLANTA - Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on.
By Ray Henry

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

1-year delay possible at Plant Vogtle, watchdog says

Finishing two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle might take a year longer than expected, a government monitor said in testimony, possibly costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
By Ray Henry

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Men open fire on officers answering call; four hurt

DECATUR, Ga. - Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

ATLANTA - Leaders in the Atlanta area were preparing Thursday for protests and possible unrest as a grand jury in Missouri weighs whether to criminally charge a white officer who fatally shot an ...
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Developer tries building coal-fired power plant

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
By Ray Henry

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Majority of Georgia voters back raising minimum wage

ATLANTA - Georgia Republicans are hostile to raising the minimum wage, but a majority of voters favor increasing it.
By Ray Henry
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