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    New Candler Co. School Includes A Healthcare Clinic

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    Some students in Candler County will ring in the school year with a brand new $32 million school. The new PreK-8 Education Complex in Metter comes equipped with state of the art technology which will also be used in the school clinic. As students checked out their new digs Thursday, some parents gravitated towards the clinic. School Nurse Melissa Crooms showed off Telehealth technology a healthcare feature parents can sign their students up for if they get sick at school. Once Crooms snaps a ... More>>

    Beaufort Remembers 'Forrest Gump' Filming Locally

    Beaufort Remembers 'Forrest Gump' Filming Locally

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    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film. She is reminded of the four months crews spent in her neighborhood each time she watches the movie. Lawson saw the making of the blockbuster as one more reason for pride in her hometown of Beaufort. More>>

    Water Festival Commodore Role is 'Bittersweet' for Gray

    Water Festival Commodore Role is 'Bittersweet' for Gray

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    Signs by land and water mark one of the longest running Lowcountry tradition's return to Beaufort this week, the "longest standingfestival and certainly, historically, definitely the grass roots foundation of our city and our community," as Commodore Brandy Gray calls it.It's the 59th year of celebrating the element waterside at the Beaufort River.  More>>

    Metro Police Investigate Cuyler-Brownsville Shooting; 12th Since July 17th

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Savannah's Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood. More>>

    UPDATE: Teen Charged in Shooting of Another Teen

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say Ronde Robert White, 17, has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Dion Folston, Jr. More>>

    South Carolina Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

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    Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers. "When officers detect or find those drivers that aren't in compliance with city codes, they would be charged with whatever violations the officer finds, mainly the vehicle not being inspected and also the chauffeur's permit, not having a chauffeur's permit issued by the police department," says Sgt. Derek Miller with the Columbia Police Dep... More>>

    Savannah Police Looking For Shooting Suspect

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have released sketch of a suspect wanted for a shooting on Whitaker Street last week. The suspect is a black male with a dark complexion and short twisties in his hair. The victim was on Whitaker at Hall Street when the suspect tried to rob him. He received a non-life threatening gunshot wound when he resisted. Robbery detectives ask anyone with information on the case, the identity or location of the suspect i to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or ... More>>

    VIDEO: HAAF Soldier On to Next Round of 'America's Got Talent' Video included

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    Private First Class Paul Ieti wowed the judges Wednesday night on the NBC show, 'America's Got Talent.'The judges were so impressed by his cover of "Bless the Broken Road," the Hunter Army Airfield soldier will now appear in the live rounds of the show at Radio City Music Hall.You can watch his journey here on WSAV; the reality competition airs Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9. More>>

    Local Contractor Sued Over School Construction

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    When members of the Savannah-Chatham County School Board broke ground on a new Hesse K-8 school in May, the project was already clouded by controversy. Now it's the subject of a lawsuit.Four local contractors say contractor Rives-Worrell would have never been awarded the contract to build the new Hesse K-8 school if the contractor hadn't exploited their Minority-Women Business Enterprise, or MWBE status. In a suit filed in Superior Court Thursday, the four accuse Rives-Worrell of misappropria... More>>

    NEW VIDEO: Home Found for Savannah Doggy Duo Video included

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    Savannah Animal Control says they are looking for homes, hopefully one, for two special dogs. More>>

    Former Effingham County Jail Officer Arrested

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    Sexual assault against a person in custody. That's what a former Effingham County Jail Officer is charged with following a six month investigation. Officials say David Williford, 50, resigned in February during an investigation into reports of misconduct in the Effingham County Jail. Williford turned himself into authorities earlier this week. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division concluded Williford had inappropriate contact with a female inmate at the jail. ... More>>

    New Medient Studios CEO Embraces Practical Approach to Making Multiple Movies

    From the outside, it’s hard for anyone interested to get a real handle on just what’s going on with Medient Studios. The studio drew lots of public interest last year when they announced that they would build a revolutionary new studio and theme park complex in Effingham county. The company not only promised to mass produce films for the international market at a rapid rate, but also to do the same for video games and music, all while creating a venue for family entertainment that would draw ... More>>

    Only Woman on Top 10 Most Wanted Found to be Living in Savannah

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    The only woman on the Top 10 Most Wanted list is now in custody. After more than two years on the run, the Atlanta Police Department's fugitive squad and the FBI have arrested Kimberly Laverne Ward.Ward was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attempted murder of her ex-boyfriend in March of 2012.Atlanta Police say Ward was located in Claxton working at a poultry plant and told police she was living in Savannah. Ward has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidna... More>>

    Hinesville Firefighters Injured in Morning Explosion

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    Two Hinesville fire fighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning. According to Cpt. Kris Johanson, the PIO for the Hinesville Fire Department, 2 fire fighters were injured when they entered a storage shed in the on Mahoney Road that contained gun powder used in civil war reenactments. Johanson said the fire fighters were unaware the explosive was being stored in the shed when they entered the structure to put out a fire that had started in a corner of the building. There were sev... More>>

    Water Festival: History, Sights, and Sounds by Kazoo

    Beaufort's Water Festival is the backdrop for our Hometown Live coverage this evening.

    Martin Staunton has a preview and tells us about a small instrument that's bringing big business to Beaufort.
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    Midway Police Catch Suspects Minutes After Robbery

    Midway Police Officer Russell Knox credits good police work and some luck with the capture of 3 armed robbery suspects early Wednesday morning The suspects are identified as Christian Manuel,, Shemar Ramos,and Reginald Brown.They are accused of robbing the El Cheapo service station in the 200 block of South Coastal Highway shortly before 4 a.m. A Midway Police Officer on the way to the scene spotted the suspects leaving the area in a Hyundai Sonata. Officersmade a traffic stop, then arrested ... More>>

    Money On Savannah City Council's Agenda

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    City Council is receiving a presentation on the Savannah's latest audit this morning. Results show a four million dollar variance in expected general sales tax revenue, but property taxes came in more than three million over expected revenue. Today's council workshop follows a public hearing on the city's property tax millage rate. That meeting was sparsely attended, though there is another scheduled for 6pm this evening. The City is planning to keep the millage rate the same as it was last y... More>>

    Gator Escapes From Michigan Zoo Video included

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    (WPBN) Michigan State Police are helping search for an alligator that escaped from a zoo in west Mackinac County.When Garlyn Zoo Owner Gary Moore found out one of his alligators escaped his zoo, he feared the worst."My first thought was it was a large gator that got out," said Moore. "I was really relieved to find out it was just a little guy that got out."A pedestrian spotted the 12-inch alligator, named "Carlos," near the exit of the zoo Sunday night around 8:30 p.m. and called law enforcem... More>>

    France: Air Algerie flight vanishes over N Mali

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    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported.  More>>

    Family Asked to Leave Plane Over Tweet Video included

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    (KARE) A Minnesota man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer status, but a gate agent didn't allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, to board with him Sunday on a flight to Minneapolis.He says the agent "rudely and dismissively" told him he couldn't do that because it was against policy and they would all have to wait."I said, 'is thi... More>>

    Society of Women Engineers Inspires Girls Through Dancing Robots

    Want to know what happens when you combine technology and arts? The local Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites you to find out during its Synchronized Dance Robot Recital. More>>

    Top 3 on 3 Stories for Thursday, July 24

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    These are the top three stories you need to know to start your day.1. Two suspects are bring sought in Walthourville after a police chase.2. Savannah residents are invited totwo public hearings involving a proposal to raise the millage rate. Those hearings will at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today at city hall.3. And Savannah-Chatham Police are looking for a shootingsuspect they consider armed and dangerous. More>>

    Search Underway After Police Chase, Crash

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    Liberty County authorities are searching for two people who fled on foot after a police chase ended in a crash. More>>

    Phone Scammers Zero in on Coastal Empire and Low Country Video included

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    A warning to local families, scammers are targeting people across the Coastal Empire and Low Country by phone. More>>

    Healthier Snacks Headed To Vending Machines And Fundraisers In Savannah-Chatham Schools

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    Starting this fall, Savannah-Chatham public school students will find it even harder to get junk food at school. As part of the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010 vending machines and in class food fundraisers have more restrictions. Gone are the days of buying candy bars and soda from classmates to help raise money for a club or sport program. Now you'll trade your money for so called Smart Snacks. “School nutrition spends a lot of time trying to get kids to eat healthy foods and ... More>>

    S.C. DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload Video included

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    The South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now. The rest would be supervisors. Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. "We would need the 202 new staff in order to meet that ideal caseload methodology. Th... More>>

    South Georgia Insurance Agents Wanted for Fraud

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    Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two South Georgia insurance agents wanted for insurance fraud. Linda Louise Smith, 60, the owner of LLS Insurance Agency in Lyons and her agent, Pamela Marie Blount, 40, are facing 56 counts each for felony insurance fraud. “This office will not tolerate any insurance agent stealing from his or her customer, neither will this office tolerate an agent misleading a customer,” Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said. “Such actions constitute a violat... More>>

    Two Rulings on Federal Subsidies Call Healthcare Law into Question Again

    Two Rulings on Federal Subsidies Call Healthcare Law into Question Again

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    Jack Kingston Concedes Election, Looks To Future Video included

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    For the first time in 30 years, Jack Kingston will not hold political office
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    Savannah Metro Police Investigate Tuesday Shootings

    Detectives with the Savannah Metro Police Department are looking into two shootings that happened on Tuesday. In one a man was seriously injured the other injury is less serious. Onevictims, 19 year Troy Kirkland who was transported to Memorial University Medical Center. Investigators say he was shot around 6:45 p.m. in the 2800 block of Capital Street. The other victim is 26 year oldTerry Brown, police say he was shot near a location on East 55th street just before midnight. Brown was take... More>>

    Internet Issues Trouble Southside Businesses

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    You may not think about all the things you depend on the internet for until you can't access it. That's what happened to some businesses on Savannah's Southside and they contacted News 3 looking for answers.
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    News 3 Investigation: The Offshore Tax Game Video included

    Georgia's Fortune 500 companies have stashed tens of billions of dollars overseas -- out of the reach of the American tax man.
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    NEW INFORMATION: Company Issues Second Statement Regarding Grounded Boat Video included

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    The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a local casino boat is stuck on a sandbar in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina with 124 people on board. More>>

    Savannah Man Charged with Wife's Murder

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives say they are seeking the public’s help in locating a man they would like to interview as part of a death investigation.
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    Two men arrested, deputies looking for 3rd in assault investigation

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's office says two men have been arrested and a third man is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma. 22-year-old Christopher Mincey was arrested Wednesday morning along with his brother, 20-year-old Bryce Mincey, who was arrested Tuesday. Both are facing one count of Assault and Battery by Mob 2nd degree. Deputies say a third suspect, 17-year-old Anthony Grant remains at large and is wanted for the sa... More>>

    Pedestrian Hit By Car on Waters Ave.

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    Savannah Chatham Metro Police say a pedestrian has been hit by a car on Waters Ave near the intersection of 70th and 71st Streets.An adult female has been transported to the hospital with injuries.SCMPD's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigation the incident. More>>

    SCAM ALERT: ECSO Warns of DEA Scam

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    The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of another scam where the con artist is portraying themselves as a law enforcement officer. ECSO received a report yesterday from a citizen who said they received a call from someone claiming he was a DEA Agent. The con artist advised the victim the DEA had been monitoring her phone calls, text messages, and e mails. He further advised she needed to write an apology letter about being involved in prescription medications. He told her... More>>

    CONSUMER ALERT: Several Retailers Recalling Fruit

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    If you have recently purchased fruit from Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger or Walmart , this may affect you. A packing company is recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed between June 1 and July 12. This company based in Cutler, California believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. "We are aware of no illnesses related to the consumption of these products," said Wawona President Brent Smittcamp. "By taking the precautionary step of recalling pr... More>>

    CrimeStoppers Offering Cash Reward for Info. on 2013 Homicide

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    CrimeStoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information regarding the May 2013 shooting death of Darin Manigo. 47-year-old Manigo was shot and killed just before 2:30am on May 5th. Police say Manigo stood in front of Sharon's Lounge on Montgomery Street, when a man approached and shot him. The shooter fled from the scene before police arrived. All information provided to CrimeStoppers is anonymous and can be reported 24/7. Tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020, send ... More>>

    Tax Free Weekend Approaching For GA & SC

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    State sales tax holidays in both Georgia and South Carolina have been set. In Georgia shoppers can enjoy no sales tax on certain items on August 1st and 2nd. In South Carolina the tax free holiday is scheduled for August 1st through 3rd. In Georgia, shoppers can enjoy no sales tax on clothing and footwear with a sales price of $100.00 or less per item, computers, computer components, and prewritten computer software purchased for noncommercial home or personal use with a sales price of $1,000... More>>

    Tybee Island Hotel Listed in National Register of Historic Places

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    The Bordley Cottage-Beach View Hotel on Tybee Island has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places as an, "excelled example of an early Tybee cottage that was later converted to a four-season hotel."The hotel is on Butler Avenue and was built in 1915. It was converted into a hotel in 1945 by William D. Garvin, the owner of Polar Bear Ice and Coal Company in Savannah.The National Register of Historic Places is our country's official list of historic buildings, structures, sites, ... More>>

    UPDATE: 3rd ID Soldier Assists In Hinesville Kroger Crash Video included

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    A man is under arrest after crashing his car into the Kroger on 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville Wednesday evening. More>>

    New Mexico Dog Survives Acid Attack Video included

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    (KOB) A dog is recovering after being stolen from its New Mexico home and tortured with acid.Pat Huntley says the dog stumbled onto someone's front yard. That homeowner called Huntley for help, and what she saw was shocking."I had no idea what I was looking at, I didn't know if I was looking at a car accident, if she had been in a fight," said Huntley.She rushed the pit bull to Dr. Keith Cloward in Hobbs who performed emergency surgery. The pit bull is expected to recover and survive, but the... More>>

    South Carolina adds Republic of Korea to Driver's License Agreement

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    South Carolina drivers can now exchange their state licenses with those issued in the Republic of Korea under a new agreement. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced the driver's license reciprocity agreement this week. It allows residents with a Republic of Korea driver's license to receive a South Carolina one without taking the written and driving tests.“The Republic of Korea approached us less than a year ago about a reciprocity agreement and we spent six months compari... More>>

    Kingston Concedes, First Loss in More than Two Decades Video included

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    David Perdue's victory over Savannah Rep. Jack Kingston spells an end to one of the most prolific political careers the Coastal Empire has ever seen.
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    Former CEO David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston to win Georgia's Republican US Senate nomination

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    ATLANTA (AP) - Former CEO David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston to win Georgia's Republican US Senate nomination. More>>

    Former Ft. Benning soldier receives Medal of Honor

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    A former Ft. Benning soldier received the Metal of Honor Monday during a ceremony at the White House. More>>

    Carter wins GOP runoff for Kingston's House seat Video included

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    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Buddy Carter has won the Republican nomination to replace GOP Rep. Jack Kingston in the U.S. House. Carter, a state senator from Pooler, defeated Savannah surgeon Bob Johnson in a Tuesday runoff in the 1st Congressional District, which covers southeast Georgia from the coast to the Florida line. Carter counted on his political experience and connections, while Johnson courted tea party voters. Kingston stepped aside after 22 years as the district's congressman to run for ... More>>

    Jolene Byrne Elected as Savannah-Chatham School Board President Video included

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    Jolene Byrne has won the election for the President of the Savannah-Chatham School Board.Byrne beat Chester Ellis with 73% of the vote. During her results party Byrne thanked the crowd for their support. More>>

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    • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

      Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:42:41 GMT
      Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
      A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
    • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

      As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
      A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
      The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
    • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

      NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

      Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
      A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
      Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
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    • Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

      Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Tennessee

      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.
    • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

      Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
      Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
      Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
      Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
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    • Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Local Flooding and Weather Damage

      Friday, July 11 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:44:14 GMT
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
    • Missing and Found Pets

      Missing and Found Pets

      Friday, July 11 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:49:53 GMT
      This is a gallery of missing and found pets in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. To add a pet to the list please email pics@wsav.com, tweet us @WSAV or send us a Facebook message!
      This is a gallery of missing and found pets in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. To add a pet to the list please email pics@wsav.com, tweet us @WSAV or send us a Facebook message!
    • Beached Whale On Hilton Head Island

      Beached Whale On Hilton Head Island

      Thursday, July 10 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:26:33 GMT
      WSAV has confirmed that a beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.
      WSAV has confirmed that a beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.
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