Debbie Elliott

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States Find Other Execution Methods After Difficulties With Lethal Injection

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.


Florida Governor Pulls Murder Cases From Prosecutor Who Shuns Death Penalty

Monday, April 03, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott is reassigning 21 first-degree murder cases from State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who says seeking capital punishment is not in the best interest of justice.


Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.


Public Defenders Hard To Come By In Louisiana

Friday, March 10, 2017

A new lawsuit in Louisiana challenges the state's public defense system as unconstitutional. Indigent people there arrested for serious crimes are put on waiting lists to see a public defender.


Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a suit challenging the state flag and its Confederate emblem. An African-American resident claims the flag amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination.


Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Entrepreneur Keitra Bates is opening a shared commercial kitchen to help keep culinary traditions alive on the city's gentrifying Westside.


Louisiana Immigrant Rights Groups Organize Against Trump Policies

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Immigrant rights groups in New Orleans are organizing to resist Trump's move to deport people who are in the country illegally. But city and state leaders have conflicting positions.


Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange Chosen To Replace Jeff Sessions

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has tapped the state attorney general, Luther Strange, to replace Jeff Sessions, who is now U.S. attorney general, in the Senate. Strange had been investigating a sex scandal involving the governor.


In Atlanta, Small Businesses Have Mixed Expectations Of President Trump

Friday, February 03, 2017

Members of Atlanta's Hispanic community fear the effect of Trump's recent immigration orders on business, while other business leaders welcome the president's promise to roll back regulations.


Convicted S.C. Church Shooter Represents Himself In Penalty Phase

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Dylann Roof, 22, convicted of killing 9 church members in Charleston, spoke to the jury that's deciding whether he dies for the crimes. He said, "There's nothing wrong with me psychologically."


Penalty Phase Begins In Dylann Roof Church Shooting Trial

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The penalty phase of the Dylann Roof Charleston, S.C., church shooting trial began Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who is representing himself and killed nine worshippers, addressed the jury for the first time.


S.C. Church Shooting Trial Moves To Penalty Phase

Friday, December 16, 2016

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty after Dylann Roof, who is white, was convicted in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last year.


Dylann Roof Found Guilty Of All Counts Of Killing 9 Black Worshippers

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina has found Dylann Roof guilty of all 33 counts related to the killings of nine black worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in 2015.


Testimony Concludes After Jury Hears Survivor In Dylann Roof Trial

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial of Dylann Roof after jurors heard the testimony of Polly Sheppard, who survived the shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C.


Amid 2 Murder Trials, A South Carolina City Reflects On Racial History

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's a tense time in Charleston, S.C. The trial of accused church shooter Dylann Roof is underway, and another racially-charged trial involving a fatal police shooting recently ended in a hung jury.


Dylann Roof Jury Sees Images Of Church Mass Shooting Aftermath

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.


Trial Of Accused Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Begins

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The trial of Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine worshippers at a church in Charleston, S.C., begins Wednesday.


After One Race-Related Trial, Another One Begins In Charleston

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

After a hung jury in one prominent race-related trial, and opening arguments scheduled to start in another, we explore the racial climate in Charleston, S.C.


Alabama's Prison System Goes On Trial

Monday, December 05, 2016

A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama's prisons. Mentally ill inmates say they're denied basic care. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights probe into the prisons.


Trump's Pick For Attorney General Known For Hard-Line Immigration Stance

Friday, November 18, 2016

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer. Sessions' anti-immigrant views and past allegations of racism are sure to draw scrutiny.