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    Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C. Video included

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    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec... More>>

    Lightning Sparks Small House Fire

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    Heavy rains and flooding weren't the only problems emergency crews had to deal with around Savannah. More>>

    SCCPSS Gets Ready For New Benchmark Test Aligned With Common Core

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    School is right around the corner for Savannah-Chatham students. This year, students will be evaluated in a new way. The Common Core curriculum, which has been hotly debated over the last few years, will be the basis of a new end of year state test. The CRCT and the EOCT are out and the Georgia Milestone Assessment System or GMAS is here. This test will require more critical thinking skills and writing. "It will require perhaps more skill for students in terms of writing extended response... More>>

    Health Officials: Keep Fighting to Control Mosquitoes

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    The Coastal Health District is urging Savannah residents to continue taking precautions to reduce the mosquito population. More>>

    Researchers spent 26 Hours Studying Local Saltwater Marshes

    Researchers spent 26 Hours Studying Local Saltwater Marshes

    Georgia has about 100 miles of coastline with up to 500,000 acres of marshes. The State has the second largest amount of salt marshes left in the U.S. That's why a recent experiment may reinforce the importance the marsh plays in the environment.
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    WEATHER: Heavy Rain Causing Flooding in Coastal Empire Video included

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    Heavy rain has caused some flooding the Savannah area.Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say the heavy rain caused cars to become trapped at the intersection of E. Lathrop and Louisville Road. The motorists have since been rescued by police.Click here to see a photo gallery and more video of local flooding. More>>

    Glynn County Bank Robber Sought

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    A search is on for a man caught on surveillance tape robbing a bank Monday morning in Glynn County. It happened around 11:30 a.m. at Ameris Bank located at 5340 New Jesup Highway, according to Glynn County Detectives.A teller told police that the man walked up to the counter, said he had a gun, demanded money, and quickly ran out of the building with an undisclosed amount of money. Based on surveillance footage, the robber had a goatee and was wearing dark clothing, a baseball cap, sunglasses... More>>

    Churches Urged to Prepare for Disaster

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    A new effort by Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) is turning to churches and places of worship in to make sure that people are better prepared in case of a disaster such as hurricane. “Praise and Preparedness” provides congregations with the resources needed to prepare before disaster strikes .Representatives from each church or synagogue are invited to attend tomorrow Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30pm in the Ball Room of the Savannah Civic Center (third floor). More>>

    VIDEO: Virginia Man Says The Movies Gave Him Bedbugs Video included

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    A Virginia man says he got more than he paid for when he went to the movies with his daughters, claiming there were bedbugs in the movie theater. Now he says he's not happy because he says the theater has done nothing to get rid of the pests.Lamonte White told reporters that movie theater managers paid for he and his girls to go to Walmart in a cab, buy new clothes and then the cab took them home. The man says he still has copies of the receipts he gave to the movie theater. "They actually pa... More>>

    Savannah City Leaders Address Recent Gun Violence

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    On Monday, Savannah City Leaders came together to address the recent gun violence. According to police reports there have been 11 shootings in the last 11 days, one of them fatal. During a morning news conference Mayor Edna Jackson told reporters that the citizens of Savannah do not deserve to live in fear of a, "handful of kids too dumb to sort out their problems without a gun." Mayor Jackson also said that Savannah is on the edge of greatness, but is shooting themselves in the foot with gun... More>>

    ECSO Investigating Suspicious Structure Fire Video included

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    The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a suspicious structure fire on Courthouse Road. The ECSO says 6 people have been displaced.The Effingham Co. Fire Department, Springfield Fire and the ECSO Criminal Investigative Division are also assisting in the investigation. More>>

    Colleton Co.. Accident Kills 1 Person And Injures 5 Others

    A fatal crash in South Carolina has killed one person and sent three others to the hospital.It happened In Colleton County on Interstate 95 at mile marker 61. Lance Cpl. Judd Jonestells News 3 says the driver lost control of thevehicle and hit several trees. One passenger was killed and five others were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries More>>

    SCMPD Looking To Question Woman About Recent Shooting

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    The Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department says they are looking to question 46-year-old Sheron Denise Robinson in connection to a recent fatal shooting.Police say 31-year-old Travis Rose was shot and killed on June 14th in the parking lot of the Madison Apartments. SCMP say Robinson may have recently relocated to the North Charleston area. She is described as a black female, about 5'5" tall, approximately 200 pounds, with possible twisties in her hair. Anyone with information on the case o... More>>

    Local Flooding and Weather Damage

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    These are pictures and videos of local flooding and weather damage from around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. More>>

    Top 3 on 3 Stories for Monday, July 21

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    These are the top three stories you need to know to start your day.1. Brunswick's Chief of Police, Tobe Green,is off the job amid an investigation into a widespread online training glitch.2. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are still looking for answers after a man was shot to death on East Seiler Avenue. 3.The city of Richmond Hill will conduct smoke tests today through Friday. The tests will identify potential leaks in the sewer system.It will happen on Highway 144 West and side streets betwee... More>>

    Brunswick Police Chief Suspended in Probe of Online Training

    The chief of police of Brunswick Georgia has been suspended during an investigation of an online training program for officers. According to the Brunswick News, two members of the force, Chief Tobe Green and Capt. Mike Melton have been placed on administrative leave. City Manager Billy Weeks said Friday the two men will remain on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation. That investigation began when the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council asked agencies across the... More>>

    Community Film Festival Exposes Youngsters to Arts Competition

    There was quite a crowd on hand for the celebration of the arts this weekend known as the My Block Film Festival. The showing of the films took place this evening at 7pm at the Sentient Bean downtown on East Park Avenue. The event featured an open mic session. The festival itself is the last event for AWOL Inc.’s My Block Film and Photography Program. For the last 18 weeks students worked hard to complete their issue oriented projects. Among them were a gun violence PSA, a healthcare PSA and ... More>>

    Kids Hit the Lanes for Free This Summer in Pooler Video included

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    Summertime means freedom from classes and homework for most of our kids, but what they choose to do with their free time can mean the difference between a fun few months of vacation, or the opportunity to cause trouble.At Frames n' Games in Pooler this summer, the choice is made simple, and free!Through their partnership with the Kids Bowl Free program, 5,500 local kids have signed up to bowl for free.To qualify, you must be 15-years-old or younger and you must sign up online. The program wil... More>>

    Florida Judge Rules Tobacco Co. Owes $23.6 billion

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    The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker vows to fight a Florida jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer.R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn says the damages awarded Friday evening to widow Cynthia Robinson by a Pensacola jury are "grossly excessive" and Reynolds will appeal.Robinson attorney Christopher Chestnut says the award sends a powerful message to tobacco companies that they "cannot continue to l... More>>

    Captain of Escapade Suspended with Pay

    Updated: Jul 20, 2014 09:40 AM

    According to the Tradewinds Casino Cruise Facebook page, the captain of the casino ship that was beached on a sandbar has been suspended with pay until an internal investigation is completed. In a statement, they say the move is a company policy, but they stick by their captain and say they 'believe he performed professionally and kept safety as his main concern.'We have posted the rest of their statement below.---------------------------------------------------Escapade Unintentional Groundin... More>>

    Florida City Speaks From Experience with F-35 Noise, Offers Beaufort Advice

    Florida City Speaks From Experience with F-35 Noise, Offers Beaufort Advice

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    The first of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter planes arrived at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort this week. The jet fighter is known for its STOVL, or short take-off and vertical landing capability. However, the plane is also known for its loud noise, too. The City of Valparaiso, Florida, has some experience with the sound from the Air Force's F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base.  More>>

    • First S.C. Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

      First S.C. Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens

      Monday, July 21 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:39:58 GMT
      The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg. It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money was then used t...
      The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg. It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money was then used t...
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    • American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:13:34 GMT
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
      By JULIE WATSON Associated Press The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
    • GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

      GOP voters in Ga. to decide Senate nominee

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 09:04:39 GMT
      After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...
      After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to take...
    • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

      Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 08:41:47 GMT
      For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
      For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
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    • Sheriff: Man molested women at Disney wave pool

      Sheriff: Man molested women at Disney wave pool

      Monday, July 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:19:16 GMT
      The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple women at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.
      The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple women at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon.
    • Officials: Man loses fingertips on Disney ride

      Officials: Man loses fingertips on Disney ride

      Monday, July 21 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:02:35 GMT
      Wikimedia Commons photo by Elizabeth (table4five)Wikimedia Commons photo by Elizabeth (table4five)
      Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.
      Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.
    • Guilty Dog Steals Baby's Toy, Makes Up For It

      Guilty Dog Steals Baby's Toy, Makes Up For It

      Monday, July 21 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:19:21 GMT
      Charlie apologizes in the cutest way possible.
      Charlie apologizes in the cutest way possible.
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    • 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...
    • Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

      Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

      Thursday, July 10 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:35:00 GMT
      All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
      All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
    • 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.
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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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