Stories by Russ Bynum

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Runoffs are held across Georgia

A former mayor in west Georgia won the Republican nomination to replace a retiring GOP congressman as runoff elections were held across the state Tuesday.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Georgia record for loggerhead sea turtle nests has been shattered

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rare loggerhead sea turtles reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia in the midst of a strong nesting season on southern Atlantic beaches.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Truck driver charged in deadly Georgia crash pleads guilty

PEMBROKE, Ga. - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students in southeast Geor­gia was sentenced to prison Thursday - one year for each life ...
By Russ Bynum

Truck driver pleads guilty in accident that killed 5 coeds

PEMBROKE, Ga. - A Louisiana truck driver charged in a fiery interstate crash in Georgia that killed five nursing students last year pleaded guilty Thursday to nine counts, including five counts of ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Zika mosquitoes all over Georgia; control agencies aren't

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in all corners of Georgia - from coastal marshes to northern mountains, in rural farm communities and crowded suburbs. Yet many ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Five dead in interstate crash near Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Five people died early Wednesday in a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'Vague' findings in gym mat death frustrate parents

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The parents of a Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat are "in a state of bewilderment" after the Justice Department decided to close a long investigation into the ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, May 23, 2016

Georgia approves $7.5 million for joint seaport

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah River, to be operated jointly with South ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ex-Savannah pastor charged with stealing $250,000 from his church

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The former pastor of a historic Savannah church stole more than $250,000 in tithes and offerings from church members over the course of a decade.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, April 25, 2016

Deputy charged in pepper-spraying of restrained inmate

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Chat­ham County sheriff's deputy was fired Monday and charged with a felony after an investigation found she used pepper spray to punish a jail inmate who spit in her face ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Trucking firm settles in crash that killed nursing students

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students last year is settling wrongful death suits with the victims' families.
By Russ Bynum

Georgia man fakes disappearance to escape child porn charges, police say

Authorities say a kayaker reported missing off Georgia's coast is believed to have faked his disappearance to escape a court appearance on child-porn charges.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Imprisoned peanut exec won't have to pay salmonella victims

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A former peanut company executive serving a 28-year prison sentence won't have to pay money to victims of a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to his Georgia plant, a federal judge ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Georgia sheriff sued by family of man who died in jail cell

A Georgia sheriff is being sued in federal court by the family of a 21-year-old Savannah man who died in a cell after he was shocked by a Taser while strapped to a restraint chair.
By Russ Bynum

Deal did 'right thing,' Isakson says

SAVANNAH, Ga. - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Wednesday that Georgia's governor "did the right thing" by vetoing a proposed religious-exemptions law opposed by major corporations, though he said ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Ga. conference studies Zika mosquitoes

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old tires in the Florida Panhandle, lining up laboratories to test the insects for the Zika virus in New ...
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Growth slows at seaports after record-setting 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Georgia's busy seaports are beginning to see business slow down after a record-smashing 2015 in which shipments of containerized cargo through Savannah jumped a whopping 11.7 percent.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Jekyll Island to study deer threat

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Jekyll Island's governing board voted Tuesday to spend four years and $150,000 to study whether the state park's maritime forests are threatened by too many hungry deer.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Confederate artifacts returned to Savannah River

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Leather boots, the hilts of swords - even a stray earring - were among the nearly 30,000 artifacts recovered this fall from the wreckage of the sunken ironclad Confederate gunship ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Director jailed inon-set death asks for early release

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A movie director sentenced to jail for the on-set death of a camera assistant asked a Georgia judge to set him free less than a year after he began serving time for the fatal train ...
By Russ Bynum
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Spurrier returns to Florida post
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Steve Spurrier already has a statue outside of the football stadium and the field named after him. Next he'll serve as ambassador and consultant for the school's entire ...