WABE's Week In Review: Trump, others plead not guilty and Fulton County Jail faces more criticism after another death
Donald Trump has entered a NOT GUILTY plea in Fulton County Superior Court and waived formal arraignment.— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) August 31, 2023
meaning… Trump will not be in an Atlanta courtroom next Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/evwv8tO2HE
The Georgia election interference case may be entering its most frenzied period yet, as the conflicting legal strategies of 19 co-defendants and the crowded calendar for the former president’s other court cases complicate the path to trial. #gapolhttps://t.co/IGivBfUbEi— WABE News (@wabenews) September 1, 2023
"As long as I'm Governor, we're gonna follow the law and the Constitution, regardless of who it helps or harms politically."— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) August 31, 2023
Governor Brian Kemp will not call a special session to go after Fulton County @FaniforDA after the indictments of former President Trump & others. #gapol pic.twitter.com/0tsdg9CY3C
More scrutiny for Fulton Jail …
One person died and at least two others were injured when they were stabbed Thursday at the violent and problem-plagued Fulton County Jail that is already under federal investigation.https://t.co/x9Ikr5kaug— WABE News (@wabenews) September 1, 2023
Legal woes continue for Giuliani…
BREAKING: A federal judge entered a default judgment Wednesday against Rudy Giuliani in a defamation lawsuit brought by two Georgia election workers who say they were falsely accused of participating in fraud during the 2020 presidential election. #gapolhttps://t.co/ro8tLhTbIY— WABE News (@wabenews) August 30, 2023
Power bills still spiking…
As Georgia Power bills climb and summer heatwaves worsen, Georgians can find some relief by improving the energy efficiency of their homes – meaning they waste less electricity. But a new report finds that Georgia Power is falling short on such programs. https://t.co/CMLcuyyfJF— WABE News (@wabenews) August 28, 2023
House in the house…
Some refer to Atlanta as the Trap Music capital of the world… but every Labor Day weekend people travel to the city to celebrate House Music. No better example of can be found than House in the Park, an annual event celebrating its 19th year.https://t.co/Mw28a3RnVO— WABE News (@wabenews) September 1, 2023
Also in this episode…
–Christopher Alston reports on Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr warning residents about possible price gouging and storm-related scams after hurricane Idalia.
–Lily Oppenheimer tells us about Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources putting more game wardens at posts across Lake Lanier over this Labor Day holiday weekend as drowning deaths on the notorious lake are up this year.
–Molly Samuel reports on a new program that pays farmers not to water their crops in times of drought.