Platinum R&B Singer Sentenced In Cobb Court

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A platinum-selling R&B star who sings about making good choices admitted in a Cobb County courtroom that he made a mistake. Singer Lyfe Jennings was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison on Wednesday. A judge sentenced him for his role in a 2008 fight with the mother of his two children. […]

Bishop Eddie Long | Church leader’s attorney makes radio rounds

By Shelia M. Poole The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 9:50 a.m. Thursday, September 23, 2010 Craig Gillen, the Atlanta lawyer representing Bishop Eddie Long, took to the air Thursday morning to defend his client against charges he used his pastoral influence to coerce three men into having sexual relations. Gillen was interviewed by Roland Martin for the […]

B.J. Bernstein a media-savvy courtroom competitor

By Jeremy Redmon The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12:43 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Editor’s note: The two men who are suing Bishop Eddie Long, claiming that he had sexual relationships with them, are represented by Atlanta attorney B.J. Bernstein. Bernstein is perhaps best-known for her successful representation of Genarlow Wilson, a Douglas County teenager who was […]

Bishop Eddie Long | Sexual allegations are talk of Atlanta, elsewhere

By Larry Hartstein and Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11:56 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Reaction to the lawsuits alleging sexual coercion against Bishop Eddie Long reverberated both locally and nationally Wednesday morning. CNN and Good Morning America both ran pieces on the lawsuits, as did the local TV news shows. It was a major […]

Babysitter to be charged in child’s death

By Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution An 11-year-old babysitter will be charged in the death of a 2-year-old Fulton County girl, Sandy Springs police said Tuesday. The girl died over the weekend as the result of a head injury and blunt force trauma, the medical examiner’s officer told the AJC. The case is being investigated […]

Plane that landed on I-85 housed in Lawrenceville

A small plane registered to a Lawrenceville-based business and co-owned by a Flowery Branch man made an emergency landing on Interstate 85 in northeast Atlanta around 5 p.m. Monday. There were no injuries reported after the six-passenger 1996 Piper Saratoga landed on the highway near Exit 93, the Shallowford Road exit, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman […]

Court weighs Bluffton crash liability

The Ohio Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether Bluffton University’s insurers are liable for a 2007 crash in Atlanta that killed seven people, including five college baseball players. A chartered bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team plunged from the Northside Drive overpass and landed on I-75 before sunrise on March 2, 2007. […]

Driver, 17, charged with hitting teen in road rage incident

By Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10:35 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2010A 17-year-old driver surrendered to Atlanta police early Wednesday to face charges that she chased a group of children who had yelled at her to slow down, then later returned to the scene and ran over a 15-year-old boy during an apparent fit of […]

Atlanta Texaco shooting may be result of ongoing dispute, police say

Atlanta police detectives think Monday’s shootout at a Texaco station that left one man dead is the result of an ongoing dispute between the victim and the triggerman, Maj. Keith Meadows told the AJC. “That’s what we’re following right now,” Meadows said Tuesday afternoon. Ladeddric Love, 19, died from his gunshot wounds after being shot […]

Fort Benning private court-martialed for paying soldier to shoot him

A Fort Benning private accused of paying a fellow solider to shoot him in the leg so he could get out of the Army has been court-martialed. Pvt. Jonne T. Wegley was sentenced to four months’ confinement and given a dishonorable discharge after being found guilty Monday of solicitation to commit aggravated assault, maiming, intentionally […]