Judicial watchdog bill clears hurdle

6:17 pm Mar. 20, 2017

It took three votes, but the Senate Judiciary Committee has finally approved legislation to reconstitute the state’s judicial watchdog agency and correct unintended problems lawmakers caused a year ago.

Last week, during a lengthy hearing on

DeKalb police shooting case to go to trial

11:30 am Aug. 31, 2016

A jury must decide whether DeKalb County police were justified when they shot and killed Dirk Smith in his Lithonia home five years ago, the federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled.

Smith was killed after