Victoria Knight

Graduate Assistant/Health Reporter

Victoria Knight is a graduate assistant and health reporter for WUGA. She is currently a master's student studying health and medical journalism at the University of Georgia, and has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee. Victoria helps with daily news updates, as well as co-hosts and produces the weekly segment, Georgia Health News.

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Georgia Health News is our weekly show that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. Andy Miller is editor of the online news site, Georgia Health News, and Victoria Knight is our health reporter. Today, they're both discussing a new study that shows how lead poisoning in kids can cost the economy.

University of Georgia

On Thursday, the UGA College of Education held the annual “State of Education in Georgia Conference.”

The main topic of the discussion at the education conference was the new “Every Student Succeeds Act.” This law is replacing the “No Child Left Behind” act.

Georgia Office of Attorney General

A state voter registration fraud case from 2014 is finally closing today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

On Wednesday the Georgia Attorney General’s office received 53 voter registration applications that are allegedly forged.

The applications come from a registration drive that was run by the New Georgia Project, an initiative founded by House Representative Stacey Abrams.

University of Georgia

Two University of Georgia researchers have found that new public health messaging could play a role in preventing hot car deaths.

UGA doctoral student Castle Williams and professor Andrew Grundstein surveyed both parents and experts on the topic of hot car deaths.

The study found that most parents do not believe they would accidentally forget a child in the car. Instead, parents thought that the majority of hot car deaths were intentional. Lifestyle factors like low income, were also thought by parents to make others more likely to forget a child in the car.

Online Athens

An Athens man is facing criminal charges for attempting to make a bomb in his apartment.

David Aaron Romine’s apartment at Towne View Place was inspected on Monday morning. Inside the eastside apartment, law enforcement found a metal pipe, electrical components, chemicals, wiring, an alarm clock and a pressure cooker.

The Athens-Clarke County police spokesman said he believes mental health issues may have played a role in Romine attempting to make a bomb.