Misdemeanors filed in case of severely intoxicated teenApril 17, 2023 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in coastal Georgia filed misdemeanor charges Monday against two adults and two juveniles in the case of a teenager who ended up hospitalized after blacking out from severe intoxication.
Georgia plant fire extinguished, shelter-in-place liftedApril 16, 2023 GMT
Emergency crews extinguished a fire at a Georgia chemical plant shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, allowing officials to lift a shelter-in-place order issued in the afternoon when the fire broke out for the second time in the day.
Man gets life sentence for killing of Georgia whistleblowerApril 10, 2023 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Mexican citizen was sentenced Monday to life in a U.S. prison for killing a man who reported him and his brother to authorities for cheating migrant workers out of millions of dollars.
Georgia, US agency sign expansion plan for Brunswick harborFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority and a federal agency have signed off on a big expansion of the state-operated seaport in Brunswick.
The port authority’s chief executive, Griff Lynch, signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday to widen and deepen portions of the shipping channel to make room for larger cargo ships to reach the Port of Brunswick.
Hearing delayed for ex-DA charged in wake of Arbery killingDecember 27, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge has postponed a court hearing this week for a former Georgia prosecutor charged with meddling in the police investigation of the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
Savannah port terminal to get $410M upgrade amid big growthDecember 5, 2022 GMT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Port of Savannah plans a $410 million overhaul of one of its sprawling terminals to make room for loading and unloading larger ships while focusing its business almost exclusively on cargo shipped in containers.
Judge to arraign ex-DA charged in Arbery killing’s aftermathNovember 29, 2022 GMT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia prosecutor charged more than a year ago with hindering the police investigation into the 2020 killing of Ahmaud Arbery has been ordered to appear before a judge next month for her first court appearance.
Georgia agency to investigate jailers who punched detaineeNovember 15, 2022 GMT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — State criminal investigators in Georgia agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into a September confrontation at a county jail in which security cameras recorded guards repeatedly punching a detainee in the head and neck after rushing into his cell.
Prominent attorney Page Pate drowns off Georgia coastSeptember 13, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A prominent Georgia defense attorney who often provided expert legal analysis for news organizations covering high-profile cases drowned over the weekend while swimming in waters near his coastal home, a coroner said Tuesday.
Shrimpers, tour guides sue over freighter capsize, pollutionSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Fishermen, shrimpers and business owners dependent on coastal tourism have filed lawsuits over pollution caused when a cargo ship capsized off the Georgia coast in 2019.
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Georgia woman charged after using pepper spray on school busAugust 16, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is jailed after police said she pepper-sprayed a school bus driver and bus monitor who were trying to remove her from a bus.
Town honors Ahmaud Arbery day after end of hate crimes caseAugust 9, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A crowd of dozens chanted on a sweltering street corner Tuesday as Ahmaud Arbery's hometown unveiled new street signs honoring the young Black man who was fatally shot after being chased by three white men in a nearby neighborhood — a crime local officials vowed to never forget.
Father, son get life for hate crime in Ahmaud Arbery’s deathAugust 8, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The white father and son who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery in a Georgia neighborhood each received a second life prison sentence Monday — for committing federal hate crimes, months after getting their first for murder — at a hearing that brought a close to more than two years of criminal proceedings.
Levesque hopes to bring redevelopment magic to LimestoneJune 26, 2022 GMT
LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — The man who led the redevelopment of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station hopes to work some magic in northern Maine.
Steve Levesque retired from his post in as executive director of Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority late last year.
Shellfish attitude in lobster land: Maine oysters boomJune 20, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine is producing more oysters than ever due to a growing number of shellfish farms that have launched off its coast in recent years.
The state's 2021 oyster harvest was the largest and most valuable in its history, according to recent data from the Department of Marine Resources in Maine.
Georgia county drops 264 speeding tickets over testing lapseJune 19, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia county is tossing out 264 speeding tickets after police disclosed that they were behind in testing required to ensure their speed detectors were accurate.
Maine panel to craft plan for paid family, medical leaveJune 9, 2022 GMT
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A commission in Maine will develop a plan to implement a paid family and medical leave benefits program for the state.
Democratic Sen. Mattie Daughtry, of Brunswick, has been appointed to chair the commission, state officials said Thursday.
Cycling group members to participate in Georgia rideJune 4, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — They describe themselves as a group of friends riding bikes together. Or “the 70s Club.” Or “a bunch of retired old men chasing each other around Jekyll Island.”
Even without an official name, the cycling group puts in thousands of miles a year on their bikes through weekly rides and cycling adventures like the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, coming up June 4-11.
Canadian and English men indicted in US Navy overdosesJune 3, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A man from Canada and a man from the United Kingdom have been indicted in Georgia on charges that they sent fentanyl to two U.S. Navy petty officers who died from overdoses in October 2017.
Founder of longstanding Maine record store chain steps downMay 30, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — The founder of a Maine music chain has stepped down, bringing new leadership to a fixture on the New England record store circuit.
Brett Wickard founded Bull Moose in 1989 when he was a student at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
Sonic workers flee from large snake found behind fryerMay 29, 2022 GMT
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Workers cooking burgers and tater tots in a Sonic fast-food kitchen fled after discovering an intruder hiding behind the deep fryer.
Brunswick police Lt. Matthew Wilson found employees of the Sonic drive-in huddled in the parking lot when he arrived to investigate last Saturday.
Maine plans to open new shelter for displaced asylum seekersMay 26, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine plans to fund a temporary emergency shelter and renovated housing units in Portland, South Portland and Brunswick for asylum seekers, an adviser to the governor said.
Sea turtles busy nesting on beaches in Georgia, S. CarolinaMay 15, 2022 GMT
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.
Alabama-based Pop’s Que and Stew recalls frozen stew productMay 7, 2022 GMT
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.
After Arbery killing, 16 calls between DA, shooter’s dadMay 5, 2022 GMT
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.
Maine surfer found unconscious off Cape Cod beach diesApril 22, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery killers’ sentencing for hate crimes moved to AugustApril 20, 2022 GMT
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.
Governor signs bill to boost Maine’s aerospace industryApril 19, 2022 GMT
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.
Bowdoin College president to step down next yearApril 19, 2022 GMT
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.”
Coastal Georgia city prepares to welcome 1,200 bike ridersApril 10, 2022 GMT
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.
Boaters on coast urged to watch for sea turtles, manateesApril 2, 2022 GMT
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.
Truck kills pedestrian on I-95 in coastal GeorgiaMarch 16, 2022 GMT
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.
Maine senator joins push to stop Russia from selling goldMarch 9, 2022 GMT
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.
Maine senator introduces bill to cap cost of insulinMarch 5, 2022 GMT
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.
Maine aerospace company passes rocket engine testMarch 3, 2022 GMT
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.
Man convicted, sentenced in 2019 slaying of federal traineeFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
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.
Ahmaud Arbery’s hometown hopes for change after convictionsFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
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.
Man accidentally sets self on fire aboard bus in NebraskaFebruary 23, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his deathFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
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.
Jury adjourns for day without verdict in Ahmaud Arbery caseFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
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.
Testimony wraps up in hate crimes trial over Arbery killingFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery not seen stealing, cop told hate crime defendantsFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
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.
FBI: Defendants in Arbery killing used repeated racial slursFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
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.
`I felt guilty’: Neighbors recall Arbery’s killing in courtFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
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.
Prosecutor: Arbery’s killers known to use racist slursFebruary 14, 2022 GMT
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.
In Arbery death case, possible jurors question hate crimesFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
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.
Fast start to jury selection in Arbery death federal trialFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery killers’ failed pleas may complicate hate crime trialFebruary 5, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery’s shooter withdraws guilty plea on hate crime chargeFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Judge rejects plea deal for man who killed Ahmaud ArberyJanuary 31, 2022 GMT
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.
Judge in Arbery death hate crimes case hears racial evidenceJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
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.
Security for Arbery death trial cost taxpayers $1.08 millionJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
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.
Hate crimes trial in Arbery killing will put racism up frontJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
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.
Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, sonJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
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.
Court sides with Maine over replacement of aging bridgeJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
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.
Maine-based music retailer Bull Moose sold to employeesJanuary 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Georgia shrimp season ending after robust haulDecember 28, 2021 GMT
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.
83-year-old man dies when pickup struck by Downeaster trainDecember 28, 2021 GMT
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.