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Recent articles by Russ:

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

The judge and attorneys trying to seat a jury in the trial over Ahmaud Arbery's killing aren't finding many jury pool members who are blank slates in the case → Read More

No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing. Identified in court only by numbers, both people were summoned to jury duty in the trial over Arbery's slaying. → Read More

How jury selection works in Arbery slaying trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Teachers, auto mechanics and retirees summoned to jury duty in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery are being questioned about their thoughts on racism, their social media habits and whether they own guns, while hundreds more await their turn. Finding an impartial jury won't be quick or easy in this coastal community of 85,000 people. The 25-year-old Black man was chased by three… → Read More

Jury selection moving slow in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys planned to resume questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery following a slow start and some admonishment from the judge to speed things along. The fatal shooting of Arbery on a residential street outside the port city of Brunswick on Feb. 23, 2020, sparked a national outcry after a cellphone… → Read More

Jury selection resumes slowly in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial

Attorneys resumed questioning potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery, with several jury pool... → Read More

Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. The slaying of the 25-year-old Black man sparked a national […] → Read More

Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. The slaying of the 25-year-old Black man sparked a national outcry fueled by graphic video of the shooting. → Read More

Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery's death

Hundreds of people have been ordered to report for jury duty in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery → Read More

Jury selection to start in trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Hundreds of people were ordered to report for jury duty Monday in Georgia for what could be a long, laborious effort to find jurors to hear the trial of three white men charged with fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as he was running in their neighborhood. → Read More

Judge: Arbery's mental health records can't be used at trial

A Georgia judge has ruled that Ahmaud Arbery's mental health records can't be used as trial evidence by the men who chased and killed him → Read More

Georgia couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in train derailment

Coastal Georgia couple Don and Margie Varnadoe were among three people who died in an Amtrak derailment in Montana. → Read More

Amtrak derailment victims identified as Georgia couple, Illinois man

The three people who died when a train derailed in rural Montana over the weekend included a Georgia couple who were on a cross-country trip to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and 29-year-old Illinois man who was traveling to Oregon with his wife. → Read More

Georgia couple celebrating 50th anniversary dies in train derailment

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Don Varnadoe spent months watching videos about train trips on his office computer in preparation for a special cross-country vacation to celebrate his and Margie Varnadoe’s 50th wedding anniversary. He phoned his co-workers in coastal Georgia, where he sold real estate for decades, from the first leg of their trip Friday […] → Read More

Report: Officer's error likely caused shipwreck off Georgia

The NTSB says top officer's miscalculation likely responsible for South Korean freighter Golden Ray capsizing. → Read More

Former prosecutor charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked into jail, released

A grand jury indicted Jackie Johnson, 49, last week on a felony charge of violating her oath of office and a misdemeanor count of obstructing police. → Read More

Ex-prosecutor charged in Ahmaud Arbery case booked at jail

The former prosecutor charged with misconduct for her handling of the Ahmaud Arbery case has been booked and released from a Georgia jail → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery's family: Indicting ex-prosecutor a `huge win'

Ahmaud Arbery's parents are praising the indictment of a former Georgia prosecutor → Read More

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on misconduct charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery → Read More

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings. A grand jury in coastal Glynn County indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on charges of violating her oath of office… → Read More

Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

A former Georgia prosecutor has been indicted on misconduct charges related to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery → Read More