Lois Norder

Lois Norder is Investigative Editor in the newsroom at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Here is a sample of recent watchdog articles from MyAJC.com RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Atlanta company caught up in special education controversy in Texas
 A Georgia company is caught up in a controversy in Texas involving a no-bid contract it got in Texas, 
            the Austin American-Statesman reports. A federal complaint was filed over the award of the $4.4 million contract to 
            SPEDx, which is to analyze private records for children with disabilities. The contract, according...

Posted: 9 minutes ago

A Georgia company is caught up in a controversy in Texas involving a no-bid contract it got in Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reports. A federal complaint was filed over the award of the $4.4 million contract to SPEDx, which is to analyze private records for children with disabilities. The contract, according...
News you weren’t supposed to know
 Celebrities and politicians aren’t the only ones with sordid secrets in their past they want to keep concealed. Here’s the
            latest news on powerful business interests and what they didn’t want you to know: The sugar industry reportedly gave the deep six to a study decades ago that linked sugar to heart disease...

Posted: a day ago

Celebrities and politicians aren’t the only ones with sordid secrets in their past they want to keep concealed. Here’s the latest news on powerful business interests and what they didn’t want you to know: The sugar industry reportedly gave the deep six to a study decades ago that linked sugar to heart disease...
Marietta man accused of bilking elderly investors
 What happened with the widow’s money? At least 44 times after a Marietta investment adviser was asked about it in a bankruptcy
            proceeding, he invoked the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, court documents say. Now, Jay Costa Kelter — formerly known as Ignatius J. Costa III — is facing federal civil...

Posted: 9 days ago

What happened with the widow’s money? At least 44 times after a Marietta investment adviser was asked about it in a bankruptcy proceeding, he invoked the 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, court documents say. Now, Jay Costa Kelter — formerly known as Ignatius J. Costa III — is facing federal civil...
Decatur trucking firm ordered shut down as imminent hazard
 Keep On Trucking has been ordered to immediately stop all operations after a federal investigation found that the freight company was placing its drivers and the public at risk of serious injury
            or death. Among numerous violations, the Decatur-based company used unlicensed or suspended drivers and operated vehicles with defective...

Posted: 14 days ago

Keep On Trucking has been ordered to immediately stop all operations after a federal investigation found that the freight company was placing its drivers and the public at risk of serious injury or death. Among numerous violations, the Decatur-based company used unlicensed or suspended drivers and operated vehicles with defective...
These are the oldest mass shooters in modern U.S. history
 Las Vegas authorities have named 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the shooter in the deadliest rampage in U.S. history. While most mass shooters have been ages 20-50, at least three others were in their 60s. William D. Baker, 66: The former Navistar International worker armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons and...

5:14 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Las Vegas authorities have named 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the shooter in the deadliest rampage in U.S. history. While most mass shooters have been ages 20-50, at least three others were in their 60s. William D. Baker, 66: The former Navistar International worker armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons and...
These are the oldest mass shooters in U.S. history
 Las Vegas authorities have named 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the shooter in the deadliest rampage in U.S. history. While most mass shooters have been ages 20-50, at least three others were in their 60s. William D. Baker, 66. The former Navistar International worker armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons and...

1:57 PM Monday, Oct. 02, 2017

Las Vegas authorities have named 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the shooter in the deadliest rampage in U.S. history. While most mass shooters have been ages 20-50, at least three others were in their 60s. William D. Baker, 66. The former Navistar International worker armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons and...
Settlement drops claim that drug company improperly promoted risky drug for children
 A pharmaceutical company accused of downplaying the potential cancer risk of a best-selling diabetes drug will pay about $60
            million to settle lawsuits, 
            the U.S. Justice Department has announced. Novo Nordisk was supposed to make sure that physicians and patients knew that its drug Victoza had an unknown risk of a...

12:10 AM Friday, Sep. 08, 2017

A pharmaceutical company accused of downplaying the potential cancer risk of a best-selling diabetes drug will pay about $60 million to settle lawsuits, the U.S. Justice Department has announced. Novo Nordisk was supposed to make sure that physicians and patients knew that its drug Victoza had an unknown risk of a...
Georgia woman admits stealing money intended for low-income housing
 Half the population in Nicholls, Georgia, resides in the Coffee County Correctional Facility, at least according to census
            counts. The city is also known for horse shows at Wiregrass Arena. Now, one of its newest residents is a focus of federal
            attention. Lorena Loren owns a custom-built, 2,858 square foot Nicholls...

12:53 AM Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017

Half the population in Nicholls, Georgia, resides in the Coffee County Correctional Facility, at least according to census counts. The city is also known for horse shows at Wiregrass Arena. Now, one of its newest residents is a focus of federal attention. Lorena Loren owns a custom-built, 2,858 square foot Nicholls...
OSHA shrinks worker death list, cutting most Georgia fatalities
 Detailed public information about U.S. workers killed on the job was removed Friday from the homepage of the federal agency
            responsible for workplace safety, replaced with an abbreviated list elsewhere that omits many deaths and other details. That new list, for example, includes the deaths of only two Georgia workers so far this...

10:47 AM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Detailed public information about U.S. workers killed on the job was removed Friday from the homepage of the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, replaced with an abbreviated list elsewhere that omits many deaths and other details. That new list, for example, includes the deaths of only two Georgia workers so far this...
11th Circuit hears arguments today in Wells Fargo case involving overdraft fees
 By changing the order of customers’ debit transactions, Wells Fargo for years racked up extra money through overdraft charges.
            It worked like this: You have $100 in your checking account and first draw $25, then have a transaction for $75 and later
            another for $100. The bank would reorder the transactions, putting...

1:19 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

By changing the order of customers’ debit transactions, Wells Fargo for years racked up extra money through overdraft charges. It worked like this: You have $100 in your checking account and first draw $25, then have a transaction for $75 and later another for $100. The bank would reorder the transactions, putting...
VA executive who exchanged offensive messages earns $100K+

5:51 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

The VA executive who exchanged unprofessional and offensive instant messages with another VA employee earned $96,586 last year, according to the latest federal salary data available. But that was before Angel Lawrence was elevated last fall to the top job at the national Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta. ...