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    Hail and Lightning Seen Across the Coastal Empire

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    Heavy rain, lightning and hail has been spotted across portions of the Coastal Empire this afternoon. More>>

    Man arrested for Bulloch County assault

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    Bulloch County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies were dispatched to East Georgia Regional Medical Center on Sunday for a Hispanic man who had been severely beaten. The 23-year-old victim suffered from a broken jaw, broken chin, and multiple contusions. He told deputies he had been beaten at a residence in the 100 block of Bird Rd by another man. Deputies responded to the Bird Rd location and found a large amount of blood inside the mobile home. They also spoke with a Hispanic female witness wh... More>>

    Family: Joan Rivers on life support

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    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office. More>>

    SCMP Investigating Shooting at 38th & MLK

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police confirm that they are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting near the corner of 38th and MLK. More>>

    Internet video shows US reporter killed by Islamic State group

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    Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. More>>

    Another American Doctor Infected With Ebola, Charity Says

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    Another American missionary doctor has tested positive for Ebola, an aid group said Tuesday. More>>

    Beaufort County Deputies searching for fraud suspects

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    Deputies in Beaufort are trying to identify two men that may have used stolen credit card information to make purchases at home supply stores in Bluffton. It happened on May 14th. Deputies say the first purchase was made at the Lowes at 35 Malphrus Road and a few minutes later the same information was used at the Home Depot at 20 Gateway Village. Anyone with information is urged to call Cpl. Parnell at 843-225-3310. More>>

    SCDPS Says 13 People Killed on SC Roads Over Labor Day Weekend

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    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports show13 people were killed onSouth Carolinahighways during the Labor Day holiday period. More>>

    One person airlifted from Effingham accident

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     Officials with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office say one person had to be airlifted from an accident at Tommy Long and High Bluff Road Tuesday morning. 


     
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    PHOTOS: Dutch Artist Creates Giant White Rabbit in Taiwan

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    The Dutch artist who made famous the giant yellow ducky has created another huge animal for Taiwan's arts festival — a massive white rabbit, measuring 82-feet tall and crafted out of weatherproof paper. More>>

    Local Union in Mourning After Fatality at International Paper

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    Jimmy Ray got the phone call Sunday night. A member of I.B.E.W. Local 508 had been found dead at International Paper. But it was about losing a colleague. It was about losing a friend. "I knew Ricky for more than 30 years , he was a real family man and a great electrician," Ray told me. Sometime Sunday afternoon 58 year oldRicky Salter, a maintenance employee at the Savannah facility died what officials said was the paper roll handling area. A statement from International Paper said "the caus... More>>

    SC Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says they are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened early Monday morning on Yemassee Highway in Hampton County. More>>

    VIDEO: Grandfather Under Fire After Dumping Ice Water on 10-month-old Video included

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    Some people say a grandfather must have been out of his mind when he poured freezing cold water on his 10-month-old grand-baby. More>>

    Tech Tuesday: School Scheduling Apps

    Whether it's college students... or younger ones... getting back to school means getting back on a schedule. Several new smart phone apps aim to assist with that challenge. Mark Barger gives us a look in Tech Tuesday. More>>

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    • PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

      PG&E fined $1.4B for deadly 2010 gas line blast

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:13:02 GMT
      California regulatory judges have issued a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight...
      California regulatory judges have issued a $1.4 billion penalty against the state's largest utility for a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that engulfed a suburban San Francisco neighborhood in fire, killing eight people...
    • Court: US can withhold Guantanamo detainee images

      Court: US can withhold Guantanamo detainee images

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:12:58 GMT
      A federal appeals court has upheld a decision allowing the U.S. government to keep secret photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo detainee.
      The government can withhold photographs and videotapes of a Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as the would-be 20th hijacker in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a federal appeals court found Tuesday.
    • School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

      School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:53:03 GMT
      Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.
      School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues...
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    • Wedding canceled, but party goes on for charity

      Wedding canceled, but party goes on for charity

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:34:20 GMT
      Former groom decides to turn canceled wedding reception into fundraiser for needy children.Former groom decides to turn canceled wedding reception into fundraiser for needy children.
      A charity event in Pittsburgh raised thousands of dollars to benefit sick kids in developing countries Sunday. The background to the ball is one man's story of turning disappointment into generosity. For Phil Laboon this wasn't exactly the church entrance he planned to make on his wedding day. Phil's relationship had ended and the wedding he and his former bride planned had been canceled. But Phil decided to carry on, and host the reception in the name of a charity. Phil said, "That's like l...
      A charity event in Pittsburgh raised thousands of dollars to benefit sick kids in developing countries Sunday. The background to the ball is one man's story of turning disappointment into generosity. For Phil Laboon this wasn't exactly the church entrance he planned to make on his wedding day. Phil's relationship had ended and the wedding he and his former bride planned had been canceled. But Phil decided to carry on, and host the reception in the name of a charity. Phil said, "That's like l...
    • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:45:53 GMT
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      Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
      Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
    • Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

      Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:37:33 GMT
      An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.The Transgender Legal Defense Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the...
      An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.The Transgender Legal Defense Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the...
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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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