Russ Bynum, The Associated Press

Russ Bynum

The Associated Press

Savannah, GA, United States

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  • ABC 33/40 News
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  • NBC KSNV News 3
  • FOX 5 Atlanta
  • Cashay
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • FOX Carolina News
  • FOX 8 New Orleans
  • WSFA 12 News
  • WAFB
  • KCRG
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Recent articles by Russ:

University says roadside drug search in Georgia intimidated Black lacrosse athletes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP/WTVC) — The president of a historically Black college accused sheriff's deputies in Georgia of intimidating and humiliating the school women's lacrosse team when deputies pulled over the athletes' bus and searched it for drugs. Body cam footage from officers that conducted the drug stop (Credit: Liberty County Sheriff's Office) → Read More

After Arbery killing, 16 calls between DA, shooter's dad

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. → Read More

Revolutionary find: 19 cannons in river likely sunk in 1779

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A warehouse along the Savannah River is holding historical treasures that evidence suggests remained lost for more than 240 years — a cache of 19 cannons that researchers suspect came from British ships scuttled to the river bottom during the American Revolution. The mud- and rust-encrusted guns were discovered by accident. → Read More

Arbery's killers scheduled for August hate crimes sentencing

Sentencing is set for Aug. 1 for three white men convicted of federal hate crimes for chasing and killing Black man Ahmaud Arbery → Read More

2 killed in Georgia, Texas as damaging storms strike South

Violent storms killed at least two people, one in Georgia and another in Texas, on Tuesday as hail, strong winds and tornadoes tore across the South, where authorities warned a second day of dangerous weather of violent weather could follow. → Read More

Americans ease up on masks, virus safeguards: AP-NORC poll

Many Americans are significantly relaxing how often they wear masks and take other once-routine precautions against the coronavirus → Read More

Americans ease up on masks, virus safeguards: AP-NORC poll

Many Americans have taken significant steps back from once-routine coronavirus precautions, with less than half now saying they regularly wear face masks, avoid crowds and skip nonessential travel. → Read More

Poll: Americans ease up on masks, virus safeguards

Here are the percentages of Americans currently masking up in public and steering clear of large groups in a new AP-NORC poll. → Read More

Poll: Americans ease up on masks, virus safeguards

Many Americans have taken significant steps back from once-routine coronavirus precautions, with less than half now saying they regularly wear face masks, avoid crowds and skip nonessential travel. Americans are letting down their guard even as experts warn a new wave of COVID-19 cases is coming. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows fewer people… → Read More

St. Patrick's Day in Savannah welcomes back big crowds: `We needed this’

Thousands in green T-shirts, bowler hats, feather boas, with nary a mask in sight, crowded shoulder-to-shoulder along sidewalks and inside bustling bars Thursday as the South’s largest St. Patrick's Day parade returned in Savannah following a two-year coronavirus hiatus. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery's hometown hopes for change after convictions

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. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery's hometown hopes for change after convictions

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... → Read More

All 3 defendants convicted of hate crimes in Arbery killing

The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes and other lesser charges Tuesday for violating Arbery’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black. → Read More

Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his death

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three white men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes Tuesday for violating Arbery’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black. → Read More

Hate crimes case in Ahmaud Arbery killing now in hands of jury

Whether the three white men previously found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also convicted of federal hate crimes is now in the hands of a different jury. → Read More

Hate crimes case in Ahmaud Arbery killing now in hands of jury

Whether the three white men previously found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also convicted of federal hate crimes is now in the hands of a different jury. → Read More

Hate crimes case in Ahmaud Arbery killing now in hands of jury

Whether the three white men previously found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also convicted of federal hate crimes is now in the hands of a different jury. → Read More

Hate crimes case in Ahmaud Arbery killing now in hands of jury

Whether the three white men previously found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also convicted of federal hate crimes is now in the hands of a different jury. → Read More

Hate crimes case in Ahmaud Arbery killing now in hands of jury

Whether the three white men previously found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery are also convicted of federal hate crimes is now in the hands of a different jury. → Read More

Verdict reached in hate crimes trial over Ahmaud Arbery killing

Jurors indicated they had a decision Tuesday on whether father and son Greg and Travis McMichael and neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan violated Arbery’s civil rights and targeted him because he was Black. → Read More