Brunswick

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The last 35 seconds of Ahmaud Arbery’s life have been viewed, studied, dissected and discussed all over the world. That’s because of a video that went viral, showing his final moments before he was shot on a shady street in Satilla Shores, Georgia on February 23.

And while his death has made international headlines, the people of his community remember Arbery for how he lived.

 


Glynn County Sheriff's Office

Investigations into the death of Ahmaud Arbery and the handling of that case could be complete soon, Georgia Bureau of Investigation director Vic Reynolds said Friday morning.

Reynolds spoke following the arrest of a third man in the shooting, William "Roddie" Bryan Jr.

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The man who filmed video of the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February has been arrested, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.

 

He is charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

GLYNN COUNTY JAIL

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the home of Gregory and Travis McMichael Tuesday evening, the agency confirmed.

A statement Wednesday did not provide further details, saying only that the search was part of the Ahmaud Arbery murder investigation and that the case is active and ongoing.

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Glynn County police confronted Ahmaud Arbery, searched and tried to stun him in 2017, according to a police report and police body camera video obtained by The Guardian.

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Protesters rallied in Brunswick, Georgia, again Saturday to call for justice in the killing of a black jogger, allegedly by two white men. Groups traveled from Atlanta, North Carolina and elsewhere to join the rally.

 

A father and son were arrested May 7 for the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. But it took more than two months for that to happen. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has asked both the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice to look into the handling of the case.

 

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Defense attorneys for the father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery said in a press conference Friday that there is more video of the shooting, though they did not elaborate.


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Days before Ahmaud Arbery was pursued by two white men and fatally shot after being spotted inside a home under construction, neighbors — including one of the suspects — reported an earlier encounter with a person wandering through the open-framed structure.

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The people who call Brunswick, Georgia, home say it’s not the monstrous place it might appear to be in the wake of the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery after a pursuit by two armed white men.

Yes, it is one of Georgia’s poorest cities where much of the black working population has struggled to find opportunities for advancement and where one black resident says he walks on tip toes to avoid racist insults.

An autopsy report released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed Ahmaud Arbery died from two gunshot wounds and suffered from a third.

The Glynn County coroner’s office conducted the autopsy on Feb. 24, the day after Arbery’s death near Brunswick.

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The man who recorded video of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery said in recent television interviews he was not involved in the incident despite having been named by Gregory McMichael in the police report. Many in the local community have called for the arrest of William "Roddy" Bryan.

Glynn County

Brunswick Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson said Monday that she did not tell police not to make arrests in the death of Ahmaud Arbery in February. She did acknowledge calling in neighboring DA George Barnhill of the Waycross Judicial Circuit.

 

Johnson spoke Monday morning on a local radio morning show, the Butch and Bob Show on WIFO out of Jesup.

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A huge crowd rallied in Brunswick Friday to celebrate the arrests made in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, and to call for further action. 


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The family of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed near Brunswick in February is calling for the resignation of the local district attorney. A rally is planned for Friday morning.


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An attorney based in Coastal Georgia says he leaked the violent video of two men shooting and killing an unarmed black man who was jogging through the Brunswick neighborhood of Satilla Shores.

Attorney Alan David Tucker told GPB News in an email that he didn't release the Feb. 23 cellphone video to exonerate Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael. Tucker did not say how he obtained the video.

Shyann Swanson

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday evening that District Attorney Tom Durden has formally requested that the agency investigate the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. Two men shot and killed Arbery while he was jogging through a mostly-white Brunswick neighborhood Feb. 23.

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A Coastal Georgia District Attorney said Tuesday that he will take the February killing of an unarmed black man before a grand jury. The man’s family and many in the community have been demanding action.


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A cargo ship that capsized off the Georgia coast could remain in the sea for the next year.

That’s the long-range outlook of Coast Guard Cmdr. Matt Baer, a member of the Unified Command tasked with removing the ship that capsized in September.

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The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are still searching for the remaining four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned near St. Simons Island Sunday.

Twenty people have already been rescued.

Glynn County commissioner and insurance agent Bob Coleman.
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A county commissioner in coastal Georgia says he’s innocent after a grand jury indicted him on charges that he took money from clients of his insurance business.

Coastal Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources is helping anglers — people who fish with a specific method using a rod and a line — safely return fish to Georgia’s waters.


Cindy Hill

Sea turtle nesting season is officially over. Scientists and volunteers counted 1,742 nests this year. That’s nearly half as many reported in 2016.


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The U.S. Coast Guard is hosting a public hearing Thursday about a proposed rocket launching facility on Georgia's Coast.
 

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The Georgia Department of Public Health says flu is still widespread across Georgia. Their latest report shows 671 people have been hospitalized and 25 people have died from influenza, and the number of people being treated for the flu at home is six times above average.

Coastal District public health director, Dr. Lawton Davis says that’s why they’re offering free flu shots next Friday.

MAP International

Hurricane Harvey displaced tens of thousands of people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes across the Southeast. Even though the storm has passed, there’s a long road to recovery. Georgia-based MAP International is one of the relief organizations helping the storm’s victims. We checked in with the group’s CEO, Steve Stirling.

 

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All this month, we visit historic theaters in our state, to mark National Historic Preservation Month. Our series finale is a visit to Brunswick’s Ritz Theatre. The theater opened in 1899 as a grand opera house and began showing movies in the 1920s. It has been a part of life for many in coastal Georgia — like Gwen Mayberry and her grandson, Daniel.