Stories 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

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Neighborhood sealed off as police respond to man barricaded in home with 2-year-old boy inside

ATLANTA - A man with a gun held a 2-year-old boy hostage Wednesday in a standoff that's lasted more than 13 hours, and a SWAT team sealed off the neighborhood to deal with what police call a ...
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Carter, Richt top Georgia stories

ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter's battle with cancer, which put a spotlight on his faith and led to an outpouring of support, is among the state's top stories of 2015.
By Jeff Martin

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Winter heat wave to bring threat of tornadoes to South

ATLANTA - A heat wave that could deliver the warmest Christmas ever recorded to cities across the South may also fuel tornadoes and storms featuring golf ball-sized hail and damaging winds of up ...
By Jeff Martin

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Afghans missing from Ga. base

ATLANTA - Two Afghan men who were training with the U.S. military are missing from a base in south Georgia, but officials say that they were screened before entering the country and that there's ...
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
 
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