Carrie Teegardin

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Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Far from border, families separated in Georgia
 For more than a year, a Honduran woman has been trying to get Georgia to return her four small children. She was deported in 2017. But the children are in foster care here — and so far, the state hasn’t agreed to give them back. As the family’s separation drags on, the mother has grown desperate, the Honduran consul general...

Posted: 20 days ago

For more than a year, a Honduran woman has been trying to get Georgia to return her four small children. She was deported in 2017. But the children are in foster care here — and so far, the state hasn’t agreed to give them back. As the family’s separation drags on, the mother has grown desperate, the Honduran consul general...
Oxendine caught up in lab testing dispute
 Georgia’s former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas. But a paper trail that revealed Oxendine’s plans to work with the company is part of the ambitious civil case against Next Health...

11:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas. But a paper trail that revealed Oxendine’s plans to work with the company is part of the ambitious civil case against Next Health...
New details emerge about judge’s determination to give leniency to teen now accused of murder
 Police arrested a second suspect Thursday in a fatal shooting outside a north Atlanta country club as new details emerged about the leniency granted in an earlier case to the 17-year-old accused gunman. Jayden Myrick, who was arrested in the shooting last month, was “the big test case” for reforming juvenile offenders outside...

6:06 PM Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018

Police arrested a second suspect Thursday in a fatal shooting outside a north Atlanta country club as new details emerged about the leniency granted in an earlier case to the 17-year-old accused gunman. Jayden Myrick, who was arrested in the shooting last month, was “the big test case” for reforming juvenile offenders outside...
Program claims unblemished record, but questions abound in murder case
 The private organization that supervised a teenager now accused of murder claimed Monday it has an unblemished record of reforming young, often violent criminals. But just one day before police charged Jayden Myrick, 17, with killing a man shot during a robbery outside an Atlanta country club, a judge revoked the probation of Myrick&rsquo...

12:40 AM Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2018

The private organization that supervised a teenager now accused of murder claimed Monday it has an unblemished record of reforming young, often violent criminals. But just one day before police charged Jayden Myrick, 17, with killing a man shot during a robbery outside an Atlanta country club, a judge revoked the probation of Myrick&rsquo...
‘Visionary’ didn’t keep promises to help violent teenager
 One day last August, Gwendolyn Sands stood before a Fulton County judge and promised to rehabilitate a teenage boy already well on his way to a life of violence. She called herself a visionary. Her organization, Visions Unlimited, would pair the boy with a “life coach” for “24/7 supervision,” Sands told the judge....

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 28, 2018

One day last August, Gwendolyn Sands stood before a Fulton County judge and promised to rehabilitate a teenage boy already well on his way to a life of violence. She called herself a visionary. Her organization, Visions Unlimited, would pair the boy with a “life coach” for “24/7 supervision,” Sands told the judge....
A youth’s second chance, another family’s tragedy
 Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs decided last year to give Jayden Myrick — the teen accused of shooting a man this month as he left a wedding reception — a chance to turn his life around. Myrick had been arrested at the age of 14 for his role in an armed robbery and agreed to a negotiated plea of 15 years, to serve...

10:26 PM Sunday, Jul. 22, 2018

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs decided last year to give Jayden Myrick — the teen accused of shooting a man this month as he left a wedding reception — a chance to turn his life around. Myrick had been arrested at the age of 14 for his role in an armed robbery and agreed to a negotiated plea of 15 years, to serve...
Opioid prescriptions now require database check
 Missy Owen lost a son to an overdose, so she doesn’t take it lightly when doctors push her other children to take opioid pain pills. It happened when Owen’s daughter, in her 20s, and a teen son had their wisdom teeth removed. The kids were just as adamant as their mother about pain pills. They wanted no opioids after seeing what...

10:00 AM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

Missy Owen lost a son to an overdose, so she doesn’t take it lightly when doctors push her other children to take opioid pain pills. It happened when Owen’s daughter, in her 20s, and a teen son had their wisdom teeth removed. The kids were just as adamant as their mother about pain pills. They wanted no opioids after seeing what...
‘Dancing doctor’ objects to emergency license suspension
 Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining...

4:27 PM Friday, Jun. 15, 2018

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining...
It’s consumer beware for cosmetic surgery in Georgia
 » Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 here) The goals were beauty and confidence, but the results were disfigurement, disability or death. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds, who was trained as an ER doctor, performed liposuction and fat injections on a 37-year-old, April Jenkins, who screamed during the surgery, “It’s tearing. It&rsquo...

9:45 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

» Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 here) The goals were beauty and confidence, but the results were disfigurement, disability or death. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds, who was trained as an ER doctor, performed liposuction and fat injections on a 37-year-old, April Jenkins, who screamed during the surgery, “It’s tearing. It&rsquo...
Patients at risk in Georgia cosmetic surgeries
 Cosmetic surgeries may be particularly risky in Georgia where doctors can perform in-office surgeries with little oversight and few safety requirements, according to a joint investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds performed liposuction and fat injections on 37-year-old April Jenkins...

9:45 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Cosmetic surgeries may be particularly risky in Georgia where doctors can perform in-office surgeries with little oversight and few safety requirements, according to a joint investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds performed liposuction and fat injections on 37-year-old April Jenkins...
Do your homework before cosmetic surgery
 » Read series: Parts 1 and 2 here It’s consumers beware when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Georgia. The state has virtually no limits on which doctors can do cosmetic surgery, where they can do it, and what they say in their advertising, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found...

7:30 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

» Read series: Parts 1 and 2 here It’s consumers beware when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Georgia. The state has virtually no limits on which doctors can do cosmetic surgery, where they can do it, and what they say in their advertising, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found...