Stories by Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

One of the last original Tuskegee Airmen flight instructors dies

ATLANTA — Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen - the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II - has died in Georgia. He was 96.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Company smuggled police badges, feds say

ATLANTA - A German company that smuggled realistic-looking police badges into the U.S. in an online sales operation is now facing criminal charges after an undercover FBI investigation, federal ...
By Jeff Martin

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

10 shot outside Georgia bar

Ten people were struck by gunshots when a gambling dispute boiled over into a barrage of gunfire inside a crowded barroom, but all of the victims are expected to survive, authorities in a small ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Band releases album of songs inspired by American Civil War

Granville Automatic, a band with roots in Atlanta, is releasing its collection of songs inspired by Civil War battles, part of a related project to film videos of the songs on battlefields across ...
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pilot reported problems before fatal Atlanta crash

ATLANTA - Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane radioed air traffic controllers, saying he was struggling to gain altitude seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Family of man killed by Georgia police wants investigation

The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident.
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

Snow, sleet, ice could make travel treacherous

ATLANTA - A State of Emergency has been issued for both Georgia and Mississippi ahead of a wintry mix that has the potential to coat areas of both states with several inches of ice.
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Severe storms blamed for 2 deaths

ATLANTA - A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Update: Ga. Ebola patients released

ATLANTA — An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Attack on trail raises safety concerns

ATLANTA - A vicious attack on a female jogger is fueling discussion of safety on the nation's longest paved trail, which stretches more than 90 miles.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, July 11, 2014

Wife in hot car death case gets attorney

ATLANTA - The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.
By Jeff Martin

PayPal to refund donors in hot car case

ATLANTA - The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Atlanta case: Police now wonder if child abused

ATLANTA - Court records released Monday show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Witnesses saw plane climb, then roll before crash

ATLANTA - Witnesses told federal investigators they heard a small airplane's engines accelerate rapidly just before its nose slammed into the ground during an aborted landing at a west Georgia ...
By Jeff Martin

Wire walker eyes 2015 date to cross Georgia gorge

ATLANTA - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.
By Jeff Martin

Wallenda to cross Ga. gorge in 2015

ATLANTA - High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot-deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great-grandfather accomplished the feat.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

Ga. gorge on tight roper's mind

ATLANTA - Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda is setting his sights on a new goal: the nearly 1,000-foot deep Tallulah Gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Incorrect signs warn Atlanta drivers of new storm watch

ATLANTA - A little more than a week after snow trapped commuters in cars and children on school buses in metro Atlanta, state officials say they overreacted to information from federal forecasters ...
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Atlanta mayor defends using emergency lanes in jam

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor is defending his use of emergency lanes at the height of Tuesday's icy traffic jam so he could do an interview at The Weather Channel's studios.
By Jeff Martin
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