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    Emanuel County Home Destroyed by Fire

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    The American Red Cross is assisting an Emanuel County resident whose home was destroyed by fire. More>>

    Some Chatham Families Unhappy About First Phase To Fix School Overcrowding

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    A little more than 38,000 students are attending the Savannah-Chatham school district this year. The enrollment has increased by more than 500 students from last year. To help alleviate overcrowding in west Chatham County schools, the district created a new attendance zone for Port Wentworth students and started shifting them this year. The first phase has left some students in the same family going to two different schools. Clarence Griffin and his two girls live in the Newport subdivisi... More>>

    SCMPD: Seeking Southside Auto Break in Thief Sought Video included

    Surveillance video showing the thief leaving Walmart on Montgomery Cross Road with a TV purchased with a stolen credit card. Surveillance video showing the thief leaving Walmart on Montgomery Cross Road with a TV purchased with a stolen credit card.
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    Detectives are searching for a man who they say is behind at least two recent thefts on Savannah's southside. Officers responded to the report of an auto break-in at a Reynolds Street residence on the morning of Wednesday, August 13. A purse was containing several cards was stolen, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police. One of the stolen credit cards was later connected to multiple fraudulent purchases at a BP Gas Station at the intersection of Waters and DeRenne Avenues. The suspec... More>>

    Teen Charged in Businessman's Shooting

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    A teenager has been arrested in connection with a shooting and robbery earlier this month along Waters Avenue. More>>

    Houlihan Bridge on Hgwy 25 CLOSED for Emergency Repairs

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    The Port Wentworth Police Department says the Houlihan Bridge on GA HWY 25 in Port Wentworth is closed for emergency repairs.  More>>

    Savannah Man Wanted in Connection to Teen's Murder

    18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins 18-year-old Jo'Andre Robbins
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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a Savannah man charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old teen in the Carver Village last area Saturday night.
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    SCMP Asking for Help Identifying Keys

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    Detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department say they are seeking help from the public in identifying keys obtained during arrests this week.
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    VIDEO: Four Kentucky Firefighters Injured During Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Four Kentucky firefighters were shocked Thursday, one of them critically, while helping the Campbellsville University marching band with an ALS ice bucket challenge. More>>

    Gov. Deal Visits Gulfstream, Gives Kudos to Economic Engine Video included

    Governor Nathan Deal visited Savannah and Gulfstream Aerospace on his swing through Georgia this afternoon. He recited a few facts most are familiar with, but are happy to hear nonetheless. The Governor took the occasion to remind his listeners that Gulfstream was a leader in the aviation industry. The company's luxury jets are among the most sought-after across the world, for those who can afford them. In rising to such heights the company has also managed to become a key player in the econo... More>>

    Hampton County Negotiates 'Project Sunshine' Deal

    Hampton County Negotiates 'Project Sunshine' Deal

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    Hundreds of Hampton County workers expect to lose their jobs in the next few months, when the Nevamar plant closes. Now, the county is negotiating a business deal with the project code-named ‘Project Sunshine,' to replace some of the jobs lost. More>>

    Heat Magnified in Locked Cars

    Emergency officials are warning this heat can be deadly -- especially if locked inside a hot car. Minutes is all it takes to turn a car into a dangerous scenario for your child or pet. "We have to be really careful not to leave our children in a car unattended for any length of time in this weather. The inside of a car can get to 140-150 degrees in no time," said pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane.The high temperaturescan lead to things such as heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. "They can become d... More>>

    SCMP: Crime Initiative Helps Cut Criminal Activity

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    The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department says an initiative to address a summer increase in shootings and other violent crimes has led to more than 30 arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs.
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    Two Charged in Rincon Marijuana Operation

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    A Rincon woman is under arrest and police are seeking her husband after officers discovered what is described as a sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation. More>>

    Bluffton Police Department Investigating Sun Trust Bank Robbery

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    The Bluffton Police Department is investigating a Friday morning bank robbery at the Sun Trust Bank on Westbury Way.
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    BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Lawsuit Dismissed

    The lawsuit filed by fifty Savannah Fire Captains against the City Manager has been dismissed by Superior Court Judge James Bass, preventing any appeal by the group. The suit, claiming unfair compensation following promotions,was filed in Marchof this year.In a memo to the mayor and alderman, Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter says the city remains "committed to fair and equitable pay for all our employees." She also states, the city isconducting a pay and compensation study to determine ... More>>

    Perfect Pet Picks of the Week for August 22, 2014

    There are many furry friends looking for a good home. Today could be the day you find your Perfect Pet.Tina Turner, Max A. Saurus, and Zoie are this week's picks. For adoption information, contact the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at: humanesocietysav.org. More>>

    District 3 Residents Invited to "Ask an Alderman"

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    If you have something you'd like to tell or ask an alderman, now's your chance if you live in District 3. Alderman John Hall and Alderman At Large Carolyn Bell will be taking questions this Monday, August 25 at Bible Baptist Church at 4700 Skidaway Road. The event starts at 6 p.m. For more information, contact District 3 Alderman John Hall at (912) 596-1807 or Alderman At Large Carolyn Bell at (912) 663-7907.The City of Savannah holds these meet-and-greets in each of the City's six aldermani... More>>

    Update: Pooler Arsonist Still Sought

    We have a follow up on a recent arson case in Pooler.Four fires were set in a hotel over a twenty-four hour period in the final days of 2013.News 3's Martin Staunton has the latest. More>>

    Brunswick Police Offer Reward In Armed Robbery

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    The Brunswick Police Department is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in an armed robbery that happened on July 26th. Thomas Helmerson was robbed and shot at his business, Toms Tire located at 1501 First Street. Helmerson in still recovering at Savannah Memorial Hospital is in stable condition. Detectives are looking for any information on the two suspects. You can contact Detective Carla Futch at 912-267-5559, call the silent witness ho... More>>

    Georgia Law Enforcement Officers Gear Up For DUI Dragnet

    The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is getting readyfor it;s 23 annual Hands Across The Boarder campagine.It's where Georgia lawenforcet officers will meet with their counterparts near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines. For six days leading up to Labor Day weekend, police sheriff's deputies and state troopers willbe at checkpoints looking for impaired drivers entering or leaving Georgia Law enforcementofficerss will also be on thelook out for f... More>>

    VIDEO: Vaden Automotive Group President & Owner Takes ALS Ice Water Challenge Video included

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    The popular ice bucket challenge is making waves across social media. It is giving people in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry and others around the nation a chance to have a little fun all in the name of charity. More>>

    Growing Concern Over Honey Bee Shortage Video included

    Commercial Beekeepers have seen huge losses in their hives in the U.S. Commercial Beekeepers have seen huge losses in their hives in the U.S.
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    The busy bee adds more than 15 billion dollars in increased crop value and is directly or indirectly responsible for much of the food that we eat, but the population of these powerful pollinators continues to suffer in the United States. More>>

    Local Community Joins Together to Fight Crime Video included

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    A local community came together Thursday evening in the name of fighting crime and violence in their Savannah neighborhood. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home for Savannah Family Video included

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    We've all seen Ice Bucket Challenge videos taking over social media.It's one of the first times ALS has received this much publicity and those dealing with it every day say it's a relief to see people learning about the disease.But they say many of those people still don't understand the severity of it, and how it also affects the family and friends of patients struggling with it."Having to cope with the loss while coping with the severity of the disease and all that it entails," says Blake H... More>>

    Nunn and Perdue Clash over Gridlock and Calls for Change Video included

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    The first debate between U.S. Senate hopefuls Michelle Nunn and David Perdue is taking place today in Macon.
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    First Responder, Visitors Warn Harbor Island Swimmers: Stay Away From Dangerous Sandbar

    First Responder, Visitors Warn Harbor Island Swimmers: Stay Away From Dangerous Sandbar

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    After a man drowned in Johnson Creek, between Harbor Island and Hunting Island, first responders are sending a message to swimmers and beachgoers. A family of four from Swannanoa, N.C., ventured out to the sandbar in Johnson Creek on Tuesday. Strong currents took Matthew Auten, 50, downstream near the bridge where he drowned. Now, the firefighter who discovered Auten’s body is warning swimmers against going to the sandbar.  More>>

    "There Had to be Justice. Justice Was Served" Video included

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    Brandon Mackey pleads guilty to various charges, including the Murder of Wesley Franklin
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    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO:Convicted Felon Wanted for Shooting at Girlfriend Video included

    Marcus Allen is a wanted convicted felon Marcus Allen is a wanted convicted felon
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    Marcus Allen a convicted felon now wanted again by police. More>>

    Burton Fire Department Responds to Vehicle and Shed Fire

    Fire fighters in Burton are on the scene of avehicle fire that spread to an out building.It happened ata home on Toro Lane. People who live at the home say they heard a sound like an explosion and that when their car and shed became engulfed in flames.Several engine companies responded to the scenes. No one was injured. More>>

    BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100... More>>

    A Merged Police Department is Good. Could it be Better?

    That's the big question that's on the table at Savannah City Hall and at Chatham County Commission as well. Both municipal governments decided that each would benefit if their police departments were merged. They solidified the concepts back in 2004. By 2005 that concept was made a reality. Again, it might be a good idea that could be better. It is working by the way; crime in the area is down by 22 percent, and officers are able to get to crime scenes faster because there are simply more of ... More>>

    VIDEO: Ebola Patient Released from Emory University Hospital Video included

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    Nearly three weeks after surprising many by walking into Emory University Hospital sick with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly is walking out. More>>

    UPDATE: Brandon Mackey Pleads Guilty to Murder of Volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter Video included

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    Justice could finally be near for the family of a volunteer Isle of Hope Firefighter who police say was shot and killed during a robbery attempt outside a bar in Sandfly back in 2012. 
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    Beaufort Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set for Thursday Afternoon

    Beaufort Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set for Thursday Afternoon

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    A community-wide 'ice bucket challenge' is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. Event planning got underway when a Port Royal restaurant, Fat Patties challenged several other local businesses to dump buckets of ice water on themselves, donating money to ALS. Main Street Beaufort then organized the event, inviting any business or individual who would like to take the challenge, to come out.  More>>

    UPDATE: 'All Clear,' Given at Beach High School

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    The SCCPSS says Savannah Fire is on the campus of Beach High School after a smell of burning rubber was reported in the area.
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    Couple Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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    Two women were injured Monday night in Hinesville when a vehicle pulled in front of their motorcycle. More>>

    U.S. Ebola Patient Discharged from Emory University Hospital

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    "Today is a miraculous day," Brantly said at a news conference in Atlanta with staff of Emory University Hospital.
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    Five Indicted On Gang Activity Charges Appear in Court

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    Five defendants who were part of a large indictment last September, charging them with Participation In Criminal Gang Activity are in court on Thursday, for a Motions Hearing.
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    2014-2015 Savannah Youth Council Sworn In

    It's official. Thirty-five area eighth-graders are the newest inductees into the Savannah Youth Council (SYC). Students took the oath of office and were sworn in by Mayor Edna Jackson and Alderman Van Johnson during a ceremony held in Council Chambers at City Hall. More>>

    VIDEO: Mayor Edna Jackson Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    On Thursday morning, Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More>>

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    • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

      Saturday, August 23 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:34:59 GMT
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...
      Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black...
    • Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

      Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

      Saturday, August 23 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:04:54 GMT
      Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
      Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.
    • Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

      Police officer accused of sex assaults on patrol

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:45:09 GMT
      An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic...
      An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol - picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and...
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    • CONSUMER ALERT: Millions of Bean Bags Recalled After Deaths

      CONSUMER ALERT: Millions of Bean Bags Recalled After Deaths

      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children, ages 3 and 13, opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. 
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children, ages 3 and 13, opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. 
    • Video of deadly Columbus gas station shootout

      Video of deadly Columbus gas station shootout

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:14:23 GMT
      News 3 has obtained surveillance video showing the deadly shootout at a south Columbus gas station a few weeks ago.Police say on July 31st, Chandler Saxton, 35, fired several shots at John Jones, 31, at the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista Road. The video captures the entire incident, from the initial shooting - to the victim returning fire.In court testimony, police say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Authoritie...
      News 3 has obtained surveillance video showing the deadly shootout at a south Columbus gas station a few weeks ago.Police say on July 31st, Chandler Saxton, 35, fired several shots at John Jones, 31, at the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista Road. The video captures the entire incident, from the initial shooting - to the victim returning fire.In court testimony, police say the shooting stemmed from an argument over a woman. Authoritie...
    • Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Rappin' Xmas Jammies' family back with new video 'Baby Got Class'

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:56:41 GMT
      Image courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamilyImage courtesy: www.youtube.com/TheHoldernessFamily
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
      A jammin' North Carolina family who made a Christmas video that went viral last year is at it again. The Holderness family's clever XMAS JAMMIES song featured the pajama-clad family rapping a video version of a yearly Christmas letter.
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    • 59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

      59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:30:28 GMT
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
    • Two Charged in Rincon Marijuana Operation

      Two Charged in Rincon Marijuana Operation

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:38:46 GMT
      A Rincon woman is under arrest and police are seeking her husband after officers discovered what is described as a sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation.
      A Rincon woman is under arrest and police are seeking her husband after officers discovered what is described as a sophisticated marijuana manufacturing operation.
    • Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home for Savannah Family

      Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home for Savannah Family

      Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:54:48 GMT
      We've all seen Ice Bucket Challenge videos taking over social media.It's one of the first times ALS has received this much publicity and those dealing with it every day say it's a relief to see people learning about the disease.But they say many of those people still don't understand the severity of it, and how it also affects the family and friends of patients struggling with it."Having to cope with the loss while coping with the severity of the disease and all that it entails," says Blake H...
      We've all seen Ice Bucket Challenge videos taking over social media.It's one of the first times ALS has received this much publicity and those dealing with it every day say it's a relief to see people learning about the disease.But they say many of those people still don't understand the severity of it, and how it also affects the family and friends of patients struggling with it."Having to cope with the loss while coping with the severity of the disease and all that it entails," says Blake H...
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    • WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      Friday, August 1 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:51:17 GMT
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
      The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. The Chatham Count Emergency Management agency says the island did activate its outdoor warning system and cleared the beach.At this time, weather reports do not indicated the waterspout will make landfall, but it is recommended to avoid the beach until the storm has passed.
    • PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      PHOTOS: First Day of School 2014

      Friday, August 1 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:21:27 GMT
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
      This is a look at your First Day of School pictures from across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
    • 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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