Stories by Russ Bynum

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Authorities investigate whether driver fell asleep at wheel

A couple traveling to celebrate back-to-back birthdays and a woman and her teenage cousin on their way to visit the girl's hospitalized father were among five people killed in a fiery crash on a ...
By Russ Bynum

ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

SAVANNAH, Ga. — ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle criminal charge for shipping salmonella-tainted peanut butter.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, May 18, 2015

Busy spring puts state ports on track for record fiscal year

Georgia ports on track for record fiscal year after busy spring, boost from snarled West Coast.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, May 8, 2015

9 deputies fired over death

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A coastal Georgia sheriff fired nine of his deputies Friday in connection with the death of a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints after he was booked into the ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother of crash victim sues trucking company

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The mother of one of five nursing students killed in a highway crash last week has sued the trucking company that employed the driver suspected of causing the collision.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Decision on charges in 5 Ga. crash deaths could take months

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A decision on whether to bring criminal charges in a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students could take months as investigators work to piece together ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5 nursing students die in crash

Five nursing students died early Wednesday in a chain reaction in southeast Georgia that authorities said began when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic.
By Russ Bynum

Friday, April 10, 2015

Shooting victim remembered by family

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Less than two months before he was killed, Walter Lamer Scott turned 50 and wanted everyone around him to join in the celebration.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, March 9, 2015

Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

JESUP, Ga. - A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Allman filmmakers to stand trial

A jury in rural Wayne County will have to decide if the train collision that killed a camera assistant on the set the Gregg Allman biographical movie "Midnight Rider" was an accident or the result ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, March 5, 2015

No felony charge sought for police chief who shot wife

ATLANTA — A prosecutor said Thursday that he plans to seek a misdemeanor charge – but no felony – against a suburban Atlanta police chief who told investigators he accidentally shot his wife.
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Officer who shot handcuffed man cleared

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednes­­day that the man was armed with a handgun that police ...
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Ex-police chief will get pension in prison

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Convicted of extortion, Savannah's former police chief will continue to collect a pension worth nearly $130,000 a year for a 7½ year jail sentence.
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Mystery photo could show Civil War gunship

A faded photograph last seen three decades ago at a yard sale in south Georgia could be a historic treasure - the only known image of the armored Confederate warship CSS Georgia.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 ...
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Bodies identified as missing couple

McRAE, Ga. - The Telfair County sheriff says the bodies found Monday are a missing Georgia couple and the suspect has been charged with murder and robbery.
By Russ Bynum

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Study finds room for new Savannah River port

The Savannah River has enough room for cargo ships to accommodate Georgia and South Carolina adding a new port terminal downstream from the Port of Savannah.
By Russ Bynum

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Movie, TV locations are a tourist draw for Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions to get a look at the places they've seen on the screen.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

First bobcat confirmed on Jekyll Island

Cameras set up to count deer on the island inadvertently captured sight of at least one bobcat, which had thought to have been killed off by hunting.
By Russ Bynum

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Troops return from deployment in time for holidays

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Chief Warrant Officer 4 Duane Sandbothe returned from a deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday with plans to keep his holiday homecoming a secret from his 8-year-old son for a full ...
By Russ Bynum
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