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    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

    Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the Medal of Honor Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts receives the 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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    • Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

      Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-07-24 08:13:54 GMT
      A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
      A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.
    • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

      Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:41:42 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.
      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.
    • Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

      Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

      Thursday, July 24 2014 3:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 07:32:56 GMT
      For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
      For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.
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    • Search Underway After Police Chase, Crash

      Search Underway After Police Chase, Crash

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:23:06 GMT
      Liberty County authorities are searching for two people who fled on foot after a police chase ended in a crash.
      Liberty County authorities are searching for two people who fled on foot after a police chase ended in a crash.
    • 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.
    • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
      The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
      A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
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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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