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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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    • Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:44:37 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about taking two loans totaling $70,000 from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than calling his father on...
    • Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

      Dentist at center of hepatitis scare cedes license

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:14:57 GMT
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
    • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:40 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars,...
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    • 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.
    • Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Cat dies after sitting on chair with huge wasp nest in Winter Haven

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:18:13 GMT
      Wasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photoWasps built a massive nest on a chair outside a Winter Haven home. Tony Smarte photo
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
      A Winter Haven homeowner is working to remove a huge yellow jacket nest, before the wasps that live inside do any more harm. A cat that had jumped up onto the recliner to take a nap was attacked and killed by the yellow jackets.
    • Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Alive and well but Pasco veteran declared dead by government

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:51:54 GMT
      92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.92-year-old Frances Evans finds humor in the fact that the government considers her dead.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
      When 92-year-old Frances Evans got a letter in the mail about her death, she laughed. “What's funny is they're sending the letter to me, telling me they're sorry I'm deceased.
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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.
    • 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...
    • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

      Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:59 GMT
      An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
      An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
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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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