Ken Foskett

‎Senior Editor/Investigations

Ken Foskett has been an AJC reporter and editor since 1989 and is the Senior Editor/Investigations. Contact him at kfoskett@ajc.com.

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Home DIY Project: Build your own untraceable AR-15
 Materials: AR-15 rifle kit; AR-15 magazine and bullets (sold separately) Tools: Machine drill; drill bits; compact router; AR-15 easy jig (sold separately) Time to build: several hours to several days, depending on skill level Background check: none Registration: none Serial number: none Questions asked: none Laws broken: none The AR-15 kit...

Posted: 19 days ago

Materials: AR-15 rifle kit; AR-15 magazine and bullets (sold separately) Tools: Machine drill; drill bits; compact router; AR-15 easy jig (sold separately) Time to build: several hours to several days, depending on skill level Background check: none Registration: none Serial number: none Questions asked: none Laws broken: none The AR-15 kit...
Clerk shoots, wounds armed robbery suspect in Douglasville
 A gas station clerk shot and wounded a man attempting an armed robbery, Douglasville Police said. The incident occurred at the Chevron station at 6590 Bankhead Hwy. in Douglasville Wednesday night just before 9:30 p.m. A man armed with a gun attempted to hold up the station but the clerk pulled his own weapon and shot the suspect once, police...

4:38 PM Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

A gas station clerk shot and wounded a man attempting an armed robbery, Douglasville Police said. The incident occurred at the Chevron station at 6590 Bankhead Hwy. in Douglasville Wednesday night just before 9:30 p.m. A man armed with a gun attempted to hold up the station but the clerk pulled his own weapon and shot the suspect once, police...
Thanksgiving Day shooting in DeKalb County; 1 man dead
 Thanksgiving in Atlanta began with a fatal shooting at a DeKalb County Chevron station. DeKalb County Police said a 32-year-old man was shot and killed inside the gas station at 2691 Bouldercrest Rd. at about 1 a.m. Thursday after an argument with his assailant that began outside. Family members identified the victim as Andricus Harris. Harris...

3:47 PM Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017

Thanksgiving in Atlanta began with a fatal shooting at a DeKalb County Chevron station. DeKalb County Police said a 32-year-old man was shot and killed inside the gas station at 2691 Bouldercrest Rd. at about 1 a.m. Thursday after an argument with his assailant that began outside. Family members identified the victim as Andricus Harris. Harris...
VA's $500 million technology project faced 'catastrophic failure'
 A costly VA program to track medical equipment and prevent patient infections has been delayed a year because of troubled implementation, the Austin American-Statesman reveals in a new investigation. The Statesman reported that the $543 million project to digitally track medical equipment faced "catastrophic failure" for a host...

11:15 AM Friday, Jun. 30, 2017

A costly VA program to track medical equipment and prevent patient infections has been delayed a year because of troubled implementation, the Austin American-Statesman reveals in a new investigation. The Statesman reported that the $543 million project to digitally track medical equipment faced "catastrophic failure" for a host...
AJC reporter wins regional television award
 Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative reporter Brad Schrade won a regional Emmy award Saturday. The award for “outstanding investigative report,” given by the Southeast chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was based on reporting Schrade and former Channel 2 Action News reporter Jodie Fleischer did...

12:57 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative reporter Brad Schrade won a regional Emmy award Saturday. The award for “outstanding investigative report,” given by the Southeast chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was based on reporting Schrade and former Channel 2 Action News reporter Jodie Fleischer did...
VA leaders botched plan to fix backlog for health benefits
Matt Eitutis, the Acting Director for Member Services with the Veterans Health Administration, says VA has adequately addressed the application backlog, but in internal emails he apologized to senior VA leaders for failures.

7:41 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Matt Eitutis, the Acting Director for Member Services with the Veterans Health Administration, says VA has adequately addressed the application backlog, but in internal emails he apologized to senior VA leaders for failures.
Latest Atlanta bribery news tough to interpret, former prosecutor says
 The FBI's seizure of a computer from the office of Atlanta's chief procurement officer, shortly after the officer was fired on Tuesday, doesn't necessarily mean that Adam Smith is implicated in the government's bribery investigation, says a former prosecutor. “At this point you don’t know that he’s a target,&rdquo...

12:28 AM Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

The FBI's seizure of a computer from the office of Atlanta's chief procurement officer, shortly after the officer was fired on Tuesday, doesn't necessarily mean that Adam Smith is implicated in the government's bribery investigation, says a former prosecutor. “At this point you don’t know that he’s a target,&rdquo...
Second contractor pleads guilty in Atlanta City Hall bribery case
 Federal prosecutors snared a second conviction Thursday in their investigation into the Atlanta City Hall bribery conspiracy. Lithonia construction contractor Charles P. Richards Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and admitted to paying at least $185,000 in exchange for city contracts from 2010-15. Those contracts included...

8:25 PM Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Federal prosecutors snared a second conviction Thursday in their investigation into the Atlanta City Hall bribery conspiracy. Lithonia construction contractor Charles P. Richards Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and admitted to paying at least $185,000 in exchange for city contracts from 2010-15. Those contracts included...