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Jeff Martin

The Associated Press

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Students make video to prove their high school needs repairs

The short documentary video opens with a high school student explaining how human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where he and his friends eat lunch. → Read More

Students make video to show their high school needs repairs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — The short documentary video opens with a high school student explaining how human waste flows up from the ground and floods an area where he and his friends eat lunch. In the eight-minute video with background music and captions of key quotes, students at Druid Hills High School use iPhones to document the classrooms, hallways and bathrooms that are crumbling around them. → Read More

Georgia bald eagles stricken by bird flu as it spreads in United States

A flu infecting birds nationwide is being blamed for the deaths of three bald eagles in Georgia. Researchers at the University of Georgia say they confirmed the avian flu in the eagles Thursday. Officials say it marks the first time the virus has been confirmed in the species in Georgia. Nationwide, federal officials have confirmed more than 660 cases of the avian flu in wild birds this year,… → Read More

Rattlesnake roundups take 2 paths, drawing praise and scorn

An annual rattlesnake roundup in south Georgia recently changed the format of this month’s event to celebrate living snakes without skinning and butchering them, earning plaudits from animal rights activists. → Read More

Police: Ex-'American Idol' star took marijuana before fatal crash

Marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former “American Idol” contestant has been charged with driving under the influence, according to an arrest warrant. → Read More

Police: Marijuana involved in deadly crash with 'American Idol' star

Marijuana was involved in a deadly South Carolina crash in which a former “American Idol” contestant has been charged with driving under the influence, according to an arrest warrant. Caleb Kennedy, 17, ran over a man with his pickup truck Tuesday after driving up a residential driveway, authorities said. Kennedy told deputies after the crash that he had taken a “deep draw” from a vaping device… → Read More

Black colleges alarmed by bomb threats, but undeterred

From her office in Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb in 1963 killed four young Black girls. → Read More

Black colleges alarmed by bomb threats, but undeterred

From her office in Birmingham, Alabama, DeJuana Thompson looks across the street and sees a daily reminder of terror. Her window overlooks the 16th Street Baptist Church, where a bomb in 1963 killed four young Black girls. "Living in the era of bomb threats is not new to people of color," said Thompson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. → Read More

Leaders at Black colleges alert, undeterred by bomb threats

University and community leaders say it is not surprising to see threats aimed at spaces where Black people frequent, but they insisted they won't be intimidated. → Read More

HBCU bomb threat caller described elaborate plot: police

A caller who threatened to blow up a historically Black university in Florida — one of numerous threats made against schools across the nation — described an elaborate plot involving seven bombs hidden in duffel bags and backpacks around the school's perimeter, a Florida police chief said. → Read More

FBI Investigates Bomb Threats at Black Colleges as Potential Hate Crimes

Investigators have identified at least five “persons of interest,” law enforcement officials have confirmed → Read More

Historically Black Universities Lock Down Over Series of Bomb Threats

At least a half-dozen historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats Monday, with many of them locking down their campuses. → Read More

Bomb threats made to historically Black schools across US

Many of the half-dozen schools locked down their campuses. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating. → Read More

Bomb threats made to historically Black schools across US

At least a half-dozen historically Black universities in five states and the District of Columbia were responding to bomb threats Monday, with many of them... → Read More

Family members of 6 victims killed in fiery crash on I-85 file lawsuits

Family members of women in a sober living group home who were killed and injured in a fiery van crash last year are suing a car company and the group home. → Read More

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son has condemned the inaction of federal lawmakers on voting rights → Read More

On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King’s work

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., delivering jobs and justice and protecting “the sacred right to vote, a right from which all other rights flow,” President Joe Biden said Monday. Martin Luther King Day is a moment when a mirror is held up to America, the […] → Read More

On MLK Day, King implores Senate to act on voting rights

Speaking in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Martin Luther King III said though he was marking the federal holiday named for his father, he wasn't there to celebrate. → Read More

GOP revels in Atlanta World Series after All-Star Game move

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta was stripped of baseball’s All-Star Game over the summer, but it has the World Series now. And Republicans are gloating. The moment the Braves clinched the National League pennant Saturday, Republicans began dunking on Major League Baseball and Democrats over July’s All-Star Game being yanked from Truist Park in protest over Georgia’s restrictive voting law. → Read More

Ida curfew lifted in New Orleans as 250K students still unable to return to school

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans lifted a nightly curfew Wednesday as the city moved closer to regaining full power 10 days after Hurricane Ida, but hundreds of thousands of people outside the city were still without lights and water and more than a quarter of a million children were unable to return to schools. The city was left completely in the dark when Hurricane Ida slammed into the… → Read More