Stories by Jeff Martin

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Turner Field will be converted into football stadium

ATLANTA - Atlanta's mayor says the multimillion-dollar deal to redevelop Turner Field into a football stadium for Georgia State University represents "a new beginning" for several neighborhoods on ...
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Police make arrest in slaying of Roswell teens

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police arrested a 20-year-old man on murder charges Wednes­day as they investigate the slayings of two teenagers, each shot in the head, whose bodies were found behind a grocery ...
By Jeff Martin

Arrest in death of Atlanta teens

ROSWELL, Ga. — Police arrested a 20-year-old man on a murder charge Wednesday as they investigate the deaths of two teenagers, each shot in the head, whose bodies were found behind a grocery store ...
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Burglar shoots at Cobb policemen

MARIETTA, Ga. - A gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business shortly before dawn today, ...
By Jeff Martin

Friday, July 8, 2016

Roswell officer fired on from passing vehicle

ATLANTA - A man in a passing vehicle accused of opening fire on a police officer on patrol in Roswell will likely be charged with aggravated assault on the officer, authorities said Friday. The ...
By Jeff Martin

Gunman fires at Georgia cop

A gunman in a passing vehicle opened fire on an Atlanta area police officer on routine patrol, firing multiple shots before he was apprehended after a short car chase.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mystery brews, beer missing

ATLANTA --  A brewery  says nearly 3,300 cases of beer went missing when two of its refrigerated trailers were stolen, taken from the plant north of downtown in the pre-dawn ...
By Jeff Martin

Friday, June 17, 2016

Beaches reopen after large gator captured

ATLANTA - Authorities reopened beaches Friday after a large alligator spotted in the Atlantic Ocean was captured at a popular tourist spot near Savannah. The gator, estimated to be 8 to 10 feet ...
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MasterCard, Visa sued by Home Depot over security

ATLANTA - Visa and Master­Card are using security measures prone to fraud, putting retailers and customers at risk of thieves, The Home Depot says in a new federal lawsuit.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, June 10, 2016

Homeowner dies in Ga. police shooting

ATLANTA - A Georgia homeowner shot in the neck after police went to the wrong house has died, a lawyer for the family said Friday. William Powell, 63, died Thursday afternoon at Atlanta Medical ...
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Feds seek DNA samples to investigate gun thefts

ATLANTA - Federal authorities are seeking a DNA sample - along with hair samples and fingerprints - from at least one suspect as they continue investigating the theft of 130 guns from firearms ...
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fort Valley State student stabbed to death after aiding women

A state law officer says a freshman at Fort Valley State University was stabbed to death after he came to the aid of some female students who were being harassed and groped by a man outside the ...
By Jeff Martin

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Airport part of push for Uber screening

ATLANTA - A battle over background checks for Uber drivers at the world's busiest airport comes as cities including Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, consider more thorough screenings to prevent ...
By Jeff Martin

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hotel says door working in freezer death

ATLANTA - A downtown At­lan­ta hotel says it found no problems with the exit door of a walk-in freezer where a woman was found dead inside.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Atlanta police say woman found dead in walk-in freezer of downtown hotel

A kitchen worker died after she was apparently trapped inside of a walk-in freezer for about 13 hours at a downtown Atlanta hotel, police said Tuesday.
By Jeff Martin

Friday, March 18, 2016

Uber opposes driver checks to get Atlanta airport access

ATLANTA - Atlanta's airport - the world's busiest - and Los Angeles officials want to force Uber drivers to get fingerprint-based background checks to pick up passengers.
By Jeff Martin

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Canopies part of $6 billion upgrade

Two giant, translucent canopies spanning several lanes of road and sidewalks outside the domestic terminal will be among the most visible aspects of a $6 billion expansion and renovation project ...
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Businessman requires handguns for office workers

ATLANTA - The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun.
By Jeff Martin

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Man charged with murder in Georgia lawman's shooting death

ATLANTA - A suspect accused of gunning down a Georgia lawman has been charged with murder in the death of the 25-year police veteran. 
By Jeff Martin

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Phone number led to arrests in jewelry robberies, filings reveal

ATLANTA - The FBI zeroed in on a woman suspected in jewelry store robberies across the South after analyzing records from cellphone towers near the robberies, then checking social media and ...
By Jeff Martin
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Arraignment coming Tuesday in Irish Travelers case
A total of 22 people - 20 identified as Travelers and two from Augusta - face racketeering charges under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.