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    Update: Savannah Chatham Metro Police Look Into Multiple Midtown Shooting

    Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find... More>>

    Heat Advisories Issued for Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton Counties on Monday

    Heat Advisories Issued for Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton Counties on Monday

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    The National Weather Service (NWS)in Charleston has issued a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday for southeast South Carolina and Southeast Georgia. Lowcountry counties included in the advisory are Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton counties. The NWS expects heat index values to be around 110 degrees because of high levels of humidity. More>>

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

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    Construction on the Bluffton Parkway Flyover will shutdown some of Fording Island Road on Tuesday, July 29, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for about half and hour. The original date of closure on Monday, has been changed. The closure will be necessary in order to install a reinforcing steel cage for the drilled shaft on US 278 eastbound and Fording Island Road Extension. More>>

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

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    After a freak accident took her leg, Shanta Greene thanks the Savannah community for supporting her through medical procedures and recovery, by giving back to them in a Back to School Extravaganza. Sunday afternoon was all about returning their support by giving away back to school supplies stuffed in backpacks, and uniforms to those returning to class soon. More>>

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

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    Hamas has agreed to a 24 hour cease-fire extension with Israel, after rejecting the cease-fire earlier on Sunday, according to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. Zuhri says thishumanitarian calm, "does not include the withdrawal of the occupation soldiers from Gaza borders, and allowing citizens to return to their homes and evacuate casualties is unacceptable." More>>

    Travelers Urged to Avoid Hwy 80 Heading To and From Tybee Island

    A Traffic accident on Highway 80 has snarled travel for hundreds of motorists this weekend. Here's the text of an advisory just sent out by Savannah Chatham Metro Police: "US Highway 80 has been closed to vehicle traffic at the east end of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and at the Bull River bridge as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigate a head-on accident involving two vehicles. At least two vehicle occupants were being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at th... More>>

    Protecting Our Children in School

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    When it comes to our children, every parent wants to rest comfortably in the knowledge that they're safe at school.But recent trends of horrific school shootings and other emergencies have forced the school district and law enforcement to change their strategies.Recent studies show the faster law enforcement agencies show up to the scene of a crime, the faster it's mitigated.The Savannah-Chatham Public School District currently uses a dual e-mail and phone call system to quickly alert parents... More>>

    Water Festival Parade Takes Over Historic Downtown Beaufort

    Water Festival Parade Takes Over Historic Downtown Beaufort

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    As the final weekend of the 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival got underway on Saturday morning, a parade shutdown the streets as folded lined the sidewalks to wave the floats down Bay Street. Parade Grand Marshal Pat Conroy, Commodore Brandy Gray, and Mayor Billy Keyserling were some of the familiar faces shouting 'Happy Water Festival' for miles.  More>>

    Residents Rally For Answers to Over 30 Unsolved Homicides in Jasper County

    Residents Rally For Answers to Over 30 Unsolved Homicides in Jasper County

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    A list of more than 30 names marks the unsolved murders of Jasper County. Today, families of the victims gathered at a Stop the Violence rally in Ridgeland. Families want for people with any information in the unsolved cases to come forward. They also want the community to know that they will not stand for violence in the area."After his loss, I don't ask for much, just to make it through the day," Valaria Inabinett says. However, she is asking for her community's help. More>>

    Car Crash Kills St. Helena Island Woman

    Car Crash Kills St. Helena Island Woman

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol's MAIT team is investigating a crash that killed Ebony Jenkins, 25, of St. Helena Island, and sent Joseph Smalls, 29, to the hospital with injuries. Senior Trooper Hannah Wimberly says the single vehicle collision happened at 1:00 AM at Airport Circle on US 21. The 1994 Honda Accord was traveling south, when it ran off the road, struck a utility pole, and overturned. More>>

    SCMPD Searching for Man in Savannah

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    SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man charged in the attack, robbery and attempted murder of a Savannah man on Tuesday.Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged Edwin Fripp, 18, of the 4000 block of 3rd Street in Garden City, with aggravated assault, armed robbery and criminal attempt at murder.He has been charged with the attack on a 21-year-old Savannah man who was robbed at gunpoint in east Savannah Tuesday night. The victim was appro... More>>

    Bluffton PD Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

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    James D. Hicks and Leonard Brown were taken into custody Friday.
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    Gulf Oil Spill Indictment

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    A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. 11 conference where lawyers will discuss a trial date in the case of David Rainey.The move follows a recent appeals court decision that Rainey can be tried on the obstruction charge. Prosecutors allege that Rainey - during a May 4, 2010, congressional briefing - failed ... More>>

    Savannah Government Guides a Trip Through 225 Years

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    Savannah's city government is celebrating its 225th year by displaying a collection of historic maps that show just how much Georgia's oldest city has changed. More>>

    S.C. Congressman on Efforts to Impeach President Obama Video included

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    U.S. Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina talked to WSAV tonight about calls to impeach President Barack Obama. More>>

    Nunn Touts Record in Savannah Stop

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    Georgia’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn made a stop in Savannah Friday evening hoping to energize her base and whip up new support in what appears to be a tight race to replace retiring Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss. More>>

    S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

    S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

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    As South Carolina comes in fourth in the country in number of bikers and pedestrian fatalities this year, troopers say it is a growing problem in the Lowcountry, too. One fatal hit and run remains unsolved in Hilton Head, but a new cry for help in finding a suspect is drawing attention to the case. More>>

    Flooding in Beaufort County

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    Stormy weather packing heavy rain has led to rising water around Beaufort County tonight. Several roadways are flooding. There have also been reports of downed trees and power lines. Officials have also canceled tonight's events for the Beaufort Water Festival as well. News 3 is monitoring the weather conditions and will of course bring you the latest tonight at 10 and 11. More>>

    Close to 1,200 Immigrant Children Sent To Georgia

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    More than 57,000 children fleeing crime, violence and poverty mostly from Central America have crossed the U.S. border since October. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said close to 1,200 have been sent to the Peach State.Governor Deal sent a letter to the Obama Administration saying the federal government did not communicate with his office before the children were sent here. Deal is concerned that Georgians will have to ... More>>

    Appearances Are Everything (Online)

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    Social media has become a normal and every day part of our lives, but sometimes, even posts that seem harmless can come back to bite you. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, even Google, anything you've ever posted online is most likely there to stay and for potential future employers, internet searches have become a norm during the hiring process."We look at their background, what are their credentials, who knows them," says Tweaks by Geeks CEO Tammy Poston. "It's really key to follow up and get tha... More>>

    Complaint filed with Inspector General against Deal's Press Secretary Video included

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    Clint Murphy, a member of Common Cause Georgia, a non-profit, non-partisan citizens' lobby organization, has filed a request with the Office of Inspector General asking them to look into the activities of Sasha Dlugolenski, a press aide who works for Governor Nathan Deal’s government office.In the complaint, Murphy claims that Dlugolenski violated a state ban on political activity during work time by sending several tweets endorsing Governor Deal. Murphy has called for state investigators to... More>>

    VIDEO: 'Don't Pee in Our Yard!' Video included

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    (WJAC) Crystal King is fed up. People are pulling over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike next to her yard and using the grass as a bathroom. She says it's happening in plain view of not only her kids but everyone else. "I just want it to my kids being outside their yard and not seeing stuff like that," she says. She's caught many people in the act, even taking pictures of them to send to police, but they said there's not much they can do about it. Read more: http://bit.ly/1tJSqXN 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>>

    PHOTOS: Savannah Woman Celebrates her 105th Birthday

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    On Friday, Mrs. Isabel Hansen Coons, celebrated her 105th birthday with a big bash at Summer Breeze Senior Living on Wilmington Island.Mrs. Coons was born in 1909 and has been a resident of Savannah since 1986. Staff at Summer Breeze Senior Living say she is spirited, competitive and full off insightful advice. They add that Mrs. Coons attributes her longevity to 'moderation.'Happy Birthday Mrs. Coons! More>>

    A Look at Savannah Children's Choir Summer Camp Video included

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    On Friday, WSAV was able to attend the final rehearsal for this year's Savannah Children's Choir Camp. This year more than 120 children are participating in the camp. The children have learned the entire concert in two weeks. The official end of camp summer concert is set for tonight at the Lucas Theatre. More>>

    Savannah Mayor Set to Hold Meetings for Prime Contractors

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    The city of Savannah has announced an informational meeting for local prime contractors. The city says the meeting will allow contractors to ask questions about doing business with the city, change to the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise program, as well as expectations regarding performance. The meeting is set for Tuesday, July 29th at 6pm in the Bryan Room of the Savannah Civic Center. The city adds that the meeting with prime contractors follows two previous meetings on the sam... More>>

    Dogs Kill Man Out for an Evening Jog Video included

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    (WDIV) A 46-year-old man has died after being attacked by dogs while he was on a run Wednesday evening in Metamora, Michigan.Police said Craig Sytsma, of Livonia, was running when two 3-year-old cane corsos attacked him.Sytsma died from his injuries at a hospital.Police said the dogs, which are being held by animal control, have been involved in previous bite cases.Read more: http://bit.ly/1l16ze7 More>>

    Local Contractor Sued Over School Construction

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    Four minority subcontractors have sued Rives Worrell, a Savannah general contractor, who they say exploited their protected status to win the Hesse K-8 construction project.
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    Gas Leak Forces Road Closure and Evacuation of Some in Rincon.

    A gas leak has forced a road closure and the evacuation of some residents in one Effingham County community. Emergency Management officials sayFort Howard Road in the vicinity of Willopeg is closed due to the leak. People who live near the leak have been toldto leave their homes, News 3 has a crew at the scene and will have more on the leak on First News At5:00. More>>

    Robots Teach Girls to Close Gender Gap Video included

    For the last seven weeks, a dozen 7th and 8th grade girls have come together to learn about robotics. The Savannah chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is closing the gender gap in the field of sciences and technologies. More>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

      After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

      Monday, July 28 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:07:33 GMT
      After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
      After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up...
    • Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

      Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:45:51 GMT
      A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
      A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
    • Man dies after lightning hits California beach

      Man dies after lightning hits California beach

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:45:42 GMT
      A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
      A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
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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...
    • Update: Savannah Chatham Metro Police Look Into Multiple Midtown Shooting

      Update: Savannah Chatham Metro Police Look Into Multiple Midtown Shooting

      Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find...
      Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find...
    • Birmingham man's penis amputated during circumcision, according to Jefferson County lawsuit

      Birmingham man's penis amputated during circumcision, according to Jefferson County lawsuit

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:39:17 GMT
      The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
      The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
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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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