Stories by Russ Bynum

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

Trial of dad in boy's hot car death restarts 275 miles away

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Four months after the first attempt to seat an impartial jury failed, the trial of a metro Atlanta man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back seat of a hot SUV ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Sea turtles shatter nesting records in Georgia, South Carolina

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Rare loggerhead sea turtles spent a busy summer laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and the Carolinas, where nest counts this year smashed previous state records by double-digit margins.
By Russ Bynum

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

Legal dispute leaves ship stranded off Georgia coast

For nearly four months, 15 crew members have been stuck on board a cargo vessel a few miles out to sea. U.S. marshals seized the 590-foot ship, forcing it to drop anchor off the coast and wait out ...
By Russ Bynum

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

Salmonella outbreak case tied to Georgia plant nears end

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Near­ly a decade after hundreds of Americans got sick after eating Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella, ConAgra Foods appears close to settling a federal criminal ...
By Russ Bynum

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Rural Georgia rail port gets boost from Kia

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A rail terminal in rural southwest Georgia got a big boost Wednesday from automaker Kia, which plans to move daily shipments of auto parts from the Port of Savannah through the ...
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
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