Learn before you burn: What to know about Atlanta’s new marijuana law
Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to pass legislation that will decrease penalties for less than an ounce of marijuana possession. But misinformation about the law started spreading as soon as the vote was passed. Here's every question you have about the new ordinance, answered.
Why did Georgia execute more prisoners in 2016 than any other state?
Last year, at a time when the use of death penalty had dropped to historic lows nationwide, Georgia executed nine people convicted of murder, more than any other state. Don’t expect that pace to continue.
Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE
The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.
The Fall Line: Two podcasting sleuths revisit the cases of abducted Grady newborns
The Fall Line is investigating the cases of seven Grady newborns who went missing decades ago—two of whom were never found. Inspired other true-crime dramas like Serial, Laurah Norton, a writer and Georgia State University senior lecturer, and Brooke Gently-Hargrove, a grief counselor, launched the true-crime serial podcast last year, which has since racked up 2.3 million listens.
Fighting to kneel: A Kennesaw State University cheerleader sues for the right to protest on the playing field
Similar to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, five cheerleaders for Kennesaw State University decided to kneel during the national anthem at a football game to protest unjustified killings by police officers. When the school decided to move them off the field if they were going to kneel, Tommia Dean, one of the cheerleaders, filed a lawsuit against the school's higher ups for restricting her freedom of speech.
In nearly every way, the Tex McIver verdict is confounding
Acquitting Tex McIver of malice murder meant the state had not proven that he had planned to kill his wife Diane. But convicting him of aggravated assault meant he had intended to shoot her.
A question of justice: When should a district attorney heed the wishes of crime victims?
When Phillip Sailors shot and killed a young man who mistakenly pulled into Sailors’s driveway in Lilburn two years ago, the story made headlines from ABC News to the Huffington Post. The case was in the news again last November, when Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter announced he would not pursue murder—or even felony manslaughter—charges against Sailors, allowing the 71-year-old retired Bell South employee to walk free with a year of probation and a $500 fine.
A suspected robber shot a man outside JCT Kitchen—Updated
One man is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after he was shot outside JCT Kitchen, Ford Fry's popular restaurant and bar in the Westside Provisions District just before 9 p.m. last night.
Cormier twin pleads in murder case
After being inseparable for their entire lives, including being jailed together for the past fourteen months in Escambia County, Florida, the Cormier twins are now taking divergent paths.
Did Leo Frank kill Mary Phagan? 106 years later, we might finally find out for sure.
In early may, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that he will reopen one of the most notorious criminal proceedings in American history: the trial of National Pencil Company superintendent Leo M. Frank for the murder of child laborer Mary Phagan.