Morning News Briefs for 1-28-16

| January 28, 2016


Morning News with Lee Henderson

Another officer of the law has been shot in the performance of their duty; this time in Cobb County. A traffic stop on Interstate 75 turned into a high speed chase and ended in gunfire. Georgia State Trooper Jacob Fields was wounded but is expected to fully recover. The suspect-26 year old Israel Rodriguez was also shot during the confrontation and later died after surgery.
The parent company of the Peach State health Plan has lost what is called sensitive and personal information on 950 thousand of its clients. The Centene Corporation provides health care services to low income Georgians who are enrolled in the medicare and PeachCare programs.
Thomasville resident Sidney Jerome McKinney has been found guilty of the 2014 murder of Debra Thigpen. McKinney and the victim had been involved in a relationship and there had been prior reports of violence.
If you plan to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary you have a deadline to meet. The last day to register to vote is Monday February 1st. Super Tuesday is March 1st.
AP…A Georgia Senate committee has approved a constitutional amendment and a bill allowing gambling on horse racing over objections from Democrats, who want some of the expected revenue used for need-based college aid. Members of the Senate Regulated Industries panel backed the proposals after asking for several changes, including dedicated funding for gambling addiction programs. Supporters estimate the facilities could produce $15 million for the state.
AP…Former Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks has been told to report to federal prison next month. Court records show the U.S. Marshals Service last week sent a notice to Tyrone Brooks ordering him to report to the federal penitentiary in Atlanta at noon on Feb. 16. He entered a guilty plea last April to one count of filing a false tax document and no contest to five counts of mail and wire fraud. He was sentenced to serve a year and a day in prison followed by two years of supervised release plus community service. Prosecutors accused Brooks of deliberately defrauding charitable donors out of more than $1 million. A restitution hearing is set for Feb. 4.
Wreck stalls traffic on I-75
VPD investigating St. Augustine Road traffic fatality
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