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    Ga. Man killed and daughter critically injured by plane at Fl. beach

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    A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach.The Piper Cherokee crash-landed Sunday afternoon, losing a wheel and smashing a propeller.The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office identifies the victims as 36-year-old Ommy Irizarry and his daughter Oceana.Officials tell the Sarasota Herald-Tribune the victims were either hit by the plane or its debris.Stay t... More>>

    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>>

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    • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

      Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

      Monday, July 28 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:25:32 GMT
      Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.
      Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.
    • It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

      It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:06:34 GMT
      Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
      Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    • Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

      Aid Group: 2 Americans have Ebola in Liberia

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:54:54 GMT
      Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
      Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official 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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