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Georgia highway reopens a month after military plane crash

Jun. 8, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia highway has reopened to traffic more than a month after a military cargo plane crashed nose-first into the roadway, killing nine National Guard airmen. The Georgia Department of Transportation said in a news release that State Route 21 near Savannah had been repaired...

Ben Affleck's mansion on Georgia coast for sale for $8.9M

Jun. 7, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Actor Ben Affleck is offering his island mansion and surrounding property on the Georgia coast for sale at an asking price of $8.9 million. Real estate company Engel and Volkers is handling the listing. Its website describes the house on Hampton Island as "a remarkable recreation of a...

House backs $3 billion bill to boost ports, dams, harbors

Jun. 6, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide, including...

Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured

May. 25, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Students at a coastal Georgia high school are being asked to hand back in their yearbooks after a racial slur made for some bad memories. The Savannah-Chatham County school district tells news outlets that the publisher has recalled the Windsor Forest High School yearbook because one...

Chief defends officers cleared by grand jury in shooting

May. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said Thursday that officers acted professionally and appropriately when they fatally shot a 20-year-old man in January, and he urged the public to review all the evidence and witness statements in the case. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew's comments came a day...

The Latest: Lawyer slams handling of Georgia police shooting

May. 24, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the January fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by police in Savannah, Georgia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The lawyer for the family of a 20-year-old man shot to death by police in Savannah, Georgia, in January is criticizing authorities' handling of information in the...

Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified

May. 23, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police were justified in fatally shooting a 20-year-old man, a grand jury said Wednesday after concluding that he pointed a BB pistol at officers who had come to arrest him. Savannah police had a warrant to arrest Ricky Boyd on a felony murder charge when they shot him outside his...

Military plane wreckage removed 2 weeks after Georgia crash

May. 16, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — Wreckage from a military plane has been removed from a Georgia highway and taken to a new site two weeks after a deadly crash that killed nine National Guard airmen. The military said in a news release Wednesday that remains of the crashed C-130 Hercules cargo plane have been...

Correction: Plutonium Pits-SRS story

May. 15, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In a story May 12 about the proposed production of pits at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that pits were planned to store plutonium that would have gone into the production of commercial nuclear fuel at a now-cancelled facility known...

Mom of Georgia man shot by police doesn't trust prosecutor

May. 9, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a Georgia man who was fatally shot by police said Wednesday that she doesn't trust the local prosecutor to present the case to a grand jury. Savannah police shot 20-year-old Ricky Boyd outside his home Jan. 23 while trying to arrest him on a murder warrant. The Georgia...