BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles are busy digging nests and laying eggs on beaches in Georgia and South Carolina.
Wildlife officials in both states have reported finding dozens of nests since May 1, considered the unofficial start of the sea turtle nesting season.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama-based business is recalling more than 12,000 pounds of its frozen stew products that were made without a federal inspection, federal agriculture officials said.
Pop’s Que and Stew, of Opelika, Alabama, is recalling about 12,472 pounds of the Brunswick stew products made on various dates from May 2020 to May 2022.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — One of the men convicted of murder in the street chase and fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery spoke with his former boss, the local district attorney, several times by phone in the days and weeks following the 2020 killing, according to a court document filed Thursday.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A Maine surfer pulled out of the waters off Cape Cod has been pronounced dead, the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office said Thursday.
Martin Mackey, 48, of Brunswick, was found unconscious off LeCount Hollow Beach in Wellfleet on Wednesday morning after several people called 911 to report a surfer attached to a board face down in the water.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday postponed sentencing for the white men convicted of hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery until Aug.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday signed into law a bill to create a public-private partnership to help grow the state’s aerospace industry.
Supporters envision the corporation as a central hub for innovation and economic development in the state’s air and space industry.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Clayton S. Rose, president of Bowdoin College, is stepping down next year after completing the academic calendar, he announced Tuesday.
Rose, who has led the liberal arts college since 2015, told the Bowdoin community that “serving the college is the privilege of my professional life and being a part of the Bowdoin community is a joy.”
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal community is gearing up to welcome about 1,200 cyclists this summer as the final stop on the 43rd Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.
The riders are scheduled arrive in the port city of Brunswick on June 11 after spending a week pedaling roughly 55 miles (88 kilometers) a day.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials say sea turtle and manatee sightings are on the rise along the state's coast and urge boaters to watch out to avoid hitting them.
Boat strikes are a leading cause of sea turtle strandings and manatee injuries and deaths, according to a news release from the state Department of Natural Resources.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A tractor-trailer struck and killed a pedestrian early Wednesday on Interstate 95 in coastal Georgia, shutting down southbound lanes of the busy highway for several hours.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is joining a push to clamp down on Russia's ability to sell gold reserves.
Sen. Angus King is working with Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, and Democratic Sen.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator is introducing a proposal to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs.
Sen. Angus King said the bill would build on a Maine law that caps the costs for people with state-regulated commercial insurance.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine aerospace company has conducted a successful rocket engine test and can move forward on its plan to launch rockets.
The company, bluShift Aerospace, conducted the test in front of hundreds of people via a YouTube livestream on Tuesday in Brunswick.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2019 killing of a federal law enforcement trainee in coastal Georgia.
A jury in Glynn County Superior Court convicted Calvin Robert Jenkins of murder in the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Wolf Valmond.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery as he ran on a residential street remained free for more than two months, with police and prosecutors appearing to accept their story that the young Black man was a fleeing criminal who turned and attacked before being fatally shot.
YORK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Nebraska say a man trying to smoke drugs in a bus bathroom accidentally set himself and the bus on fire.
The incident happened around 4 a.m. Saturday aboard a Burlington Trailways bus on Interstate 80 in York County, the York News-Times reported.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three white men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes Tuesday in a verdict that affirmed what family members and civil rights activists said all along: that he was chased down and killed because he was Black.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery on a residential street acted out of “pent-up racial anger” and should be convicted of hate crimes, a federal prosecutor told a jury Monday.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Witness testimony concluded Friday in the hate crimes trial of three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery with final prosecution witnesses saying they heard two of the defendants make racist statements, including crude sexual remarks directed at a woman who had dated a Black man.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A police officer testified Thursday that he told a white father and son on trial for hate crimes in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery there was no evidence the 25-year-old Black man had stolen anything after security cameras recorded him wandering inside a home under construction several times.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Two of the three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery repeatedly used racial slurs in text messages and social media posts, including some violent comments by Arbery's shooter about Black people, an FBI witness testified Wednesday in their federal hate crimes trial.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Neighbors of the three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery testified at their hate crimes trial Tuesday that they were shocked to hear shotgun blasts ring out in their neighborhood and to see a young man’s body sprawled in the street.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three white men convicted of killing Ahmaud Arbery had histories of making racist comments or using slurs in text messages that stunned their friends and colleagues, a federal prosecutor told jurors Monday as the trio stood trial on hate crime charges in the 25-year-old Black man's death.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Several potential jurors in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery said in court Tuesday that they believe problems with racism in America are exaggerated and questioned whether there should be special charges or punishments for crimes motivated by race.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection got off to a fast start Monday in the federal hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, with the judge conducting much of the questioning to determine whether potential jurors had unshakable opinions about the highly publicized case behind closed doors.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison, the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery already faced steep obstacles to finding unbiased jurors for their upcoming trial on federal hate crime charges.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The man convicted of murder for shooting Ahmaud Arbery withdrew his guilty plea on a federal hate crime charge Friday, electing to stand trial for a second time in the 2020 killing of a Black man that became part of a larger national reckoning over racial injustice.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a plea agreement Monday that would have averted a hate crimes trial for the white man convicted of murder for fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery, whose parents angrily objected to the deal as unfair and unjust.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge closed his courtroom to the public Friday to hear attorneys debate whether “racially insensitive” text messages should be allowed as evidence in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery cost local taxpayers $1.08 million for security and other expenses related to the high-profile case, which sometimes drew large crowds to the courthouse but resulted in no violence.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Sentenced to life in prison for murder, the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery will soon stand trial on federal hate crimes charges in which jurors will have to decide whether the slaying of the running Black man was motivated by racism.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A federal court has sided with the state of Maine in a court case about whether to replace an aging bridge over the Androscoggin River between Brunswick and Topsham.
Some preservationists in Maine, calling themselves The Friends of Frank J.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The longtime Maine-based music retailer Bull Moose is being sold to its 140 employees.
The store said in a news release Tuesday that its founder, Brett Wickard, will stay on as interim CEO and chair of the board during the transition, the Portland Press Herald reported.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials are shutting down shrimp season after a strong year.
Between January and November, 228 licensed shrimpers caught 2.3 million pounds of shrimp worth $11.9 million, The Brunswick News reported.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — An 83-year-old man died when his pickup truck was struck by a Boston-to-Maine Amtrak train, authorities said.
The pickup “went through the gate” and ended up on the tracks in Haverhill, Massachusetts at about 12:45 p.m.
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — An Amtrak train with about 80 passengers on board struck a vehicle that was on the tracks in Haverhill, Massachusetts on Monday afternoon, officials said.
The Downeaster train was headed to Brunswick, Maine when it crashed into a vehicle “obstructing the tracks" at about 12:45 p.m., Amtrak said in a statement.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the upcoming hate crimes trial of three white men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery said Monday she plans to summon a jury pool of roughly 1,000 people scattered across an expansive area that covers 43 Georgia counties.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge in coastal Georgia has set a sentencing date early next year for the three men convicted of murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The new Navy combat ship the USS Savannah will be commissioned in early 2022, but the ceremony won’t take place in its namesake city.
The Feb. 5 ceremony placing the vessel into active duty will instead take place in coastal Brunswick, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) south of Savannah, said Mike Broadway of the U.S.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys in the upcoming federal hate crimes trial of the three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery want the jury pool to come from an expansive area of Georgia that covers 43 counties, including some that are a four-hour drive from the courthouse where the trial will be held.
HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Maine conservation program is awarding more than $5 million to two dozen projects in the state in the largest single-year funding effort in its history.
The Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program has awarded $5.7 million to the projects, which are designed to enhance, restore and protect wetlands and other sensitive habitats.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — He was at a crossroads, his life stretching out before him, his troubles largely behind him. He had enrolled at South Georgia Technical College, preparing to become an electrician, just like his uncles.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white strangers chased him, trapped him on a quiet street and blasted him with a shotgun.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer for the father of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man fatally shot after he was pursued by three white men in Georgia, slammed comments made during closing arguments by a defense attorney who spoke of the dead man's “dirty toenails."
ATLANTA (AP) — State environmental regulators are proposing a $3 million fine for the Hyundai Glovis Co. logistics and shipping firm after a cargo ship carrying vehicles capsized and polluted ocean waters off the Georgia coast.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors in the case of three white men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery deliberated for about six hours Tuesday without reaching a verdict as they weighed prosecution arguments that the defendants provoked the fatal confrontation against defense attorneys' insistence that their clients acted in self-defense.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys made a final push Monday to persuade the jury in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, with the prosecution saying that three white men chased him solely “because he was a Black man running down the street” and defense attorneys repeatedly blaming Arbery for his own death.