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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Slice 8/20/13: Andrea Sneiderman found guilty of multiple perjury charges in husband's murder

Jurors found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of 9 out of 13 counts for lying under oath and obstructing an investigation into her husband's murder in 2010. She's expected to be sentenced this morning after previously turning down a plea deal.

Politifact says that Mayor Kasim Reed allegedly made a false statement about a Georgia law that only allows state officials to pay a certain amount above the appraisal of a piece of land. In this case, he was referring to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority's negotiations with Mount Vernon Baptist Church.

Some Georgia prisoners are being allowed to use tablets to help them transition back into society and stay in touch with friends and family.

State Rep. Mike Dudgeon, R-Johns Creek, has built a new website to help streamline the legislative process. And, yes, it may also improve transparency. "It does help us be better stewards of our voting cards by making sure we are voting for things we believe in," he told the Associated Press

WSB-TV found out during a recent open records request that Atlanta Public Schools bus drivers are running red lights again. "How irresponsible! How dangerous," Fay Johnson told the station. "My first thought as always is the safety of the children."

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