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    June 2, 2014 photo Mufid Elfgeeh, of Rochester, N.Y. Elfgeeh, who was accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others. He now faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP) June 2, 2014 photo Mufid Elfgeeh, of Rochester, N.Y. Elfgeeh, who was accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others. He now faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP)

    Man Accused of Trying to Aid Islamic State Group

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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group that has been designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. According to court documents, Elfgeeh... More>>

    S.C. Senators Order DSS to Improve Faster

    Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday. Acting DSS director Amber Gillum, left, and deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter, talk to senators Tuesday.
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    After hearing about the South Carolina Department of Social Services' plan to lower caseloads by hiring more workers next year, a special state Senate subcommittee investigating the agency ordered it Tuesday to make changes faster. "I would suggest at this point that you go back and you come back with a plan to put boots on the ground ASAP, not next year, because what we're looking at right now it's going to be two years for these folks to get on the ground," Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, tol... More>>

    Police Change Direction of UVA Student Search After Tips Pour In Video included

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    8News Reporter Parker Slaybaugh confirms that the Federal Bureau of Investigations is now involved in finding missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. More>>

    Oklahoma Fugitive Arrested in Effingham County

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    Strother Jackson. Jackson, is wanted in Lawton, Oklahoma in connection with an armed robbery More>>

    GA Milestones Test Will Not Count Towards Student Promotion or Final Grades This Year

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    Georgia public school students will have to wait longer than normal for their results on a new assessment test they'll take this year. Scores aren't expected to come out until the fall for the Georgia Milestones Assessment System or GMAS. GMAS replaced the End of Course Tests and the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this year. GMAS scores are supposed to determine if students will advance to the next grade level depending on reading scores in grades 3, 5, and 8 as well as math scores in... More>>

    Trial Continues for Soldier Charged with Killing Daughter

    Torres Boles seen on day two of his trial Torres Boles seen on day two of his trial
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    Testimony resumed Tuesday in the trial of a Fort Stewart soldier accused of killing his young daughter.Torres Boles is charged with murder in the February 2013 death of three year old Andraia.Today, Liberty County jurors heard a nearly three-hour long audiotape of Boles being questioned by Hinesville Police Detective James Snider.Jurors also saw autopsy photos that showed severe swelling and bruising to the girl's head.Andraia's death is alleged to have occurred while Boles was disciplining h... More>>

    911 Recordings Rock Day 2 of Robinson Trial

    Adrug deal gone terribly wrong, ending in 8-year-oldKhalil Singleton'sdeath. It was two years ago now, the Hilton Head Island boy was simply playing outside with friends when a shoot-out started nearby. Now three men are accused in his death and the trial of one of them, Tyrone Robinson, began today. Emotions were running high today in court as jurors and the Singleton family relived what happened on the day Khalil Singleton was killed. Graphic 9-11 calls, testimony and evidence from Septemb... More>>

    Islands House Possibly Struck By Lightning

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    Southside Firemen on scene tell News 3 they are investigating if a house on Druid Road was struck by lightning. No injuries were reported. Stay with News 3 and WSAV.com for the latest on damage from this afternoon's storms. More>>

    #AJSOARS - Son of Former Georgia Southern Star Battles Cancer Video included

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    AJ, Adrian Peterson's 6 year old son, battling a brain tumor
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    Thousands of Power Outages Reported in Savannah

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    The Georgia Power Outage Map shows thousands of power outages across Savannah. More>>

    Stormy Weather Brings Down Several Trees Video included

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    Stormy weather has brought down several trees across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. More>>

    Police Say Scams Increased Over The Summer Video included

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    It's a crime that's spiked over the summer -- and News 3 has been following them all. From telephone scams to email scams and even scams targeting seniors -- the schemes designed to take your money are changing all the time. Metro detectives say they get a lot of calls from people reporting that someone has tried to scam them - but that luckily most aren't falling for it. Just the same they want to warn people the scammers are out there and they're trying to take your money. More>>

    PHOTOS & VIDEO: Heavy Rain Across Coastal Empire and Lowcountry Video included

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    Heavy rain has begun to fall across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. More>>

    Savannah Cancer Action Network's Push for Funding

    600 is a force on Capitol Hill this week. More>>

    Florida Missing Child Alert: 15-year-old girl

    Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right). Lindsey Turner (left) could be with Hailey Vallier (right).
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    A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Lindsey Turner, a white female, 15 years old, 5 feet 02 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, a smiley face scar on inner right wrist, last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah. More>>

    VIDEO: Timelapse Captured Outside WSAV Studios Video included

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    This is timelapse video captured outside the WSAV studios on Victory Drive. More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Jesup Police Issue Warrant for Heritage Bank Robbery Video included

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    The Jesup Police Department says they are investigating a robbery that happened at the Heritage Bank on Friday morning. More>>

    Kingston Urges Vote on Military Action Against ISIS

    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)
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    Georgia Republican U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston continues to urge a vote in congress for authorization on military action against ISIS. Kingston says that the Constitution provides that only congress has the power “to declare war” and wants a stand-alone vote on the matter. More>>

    Transgender Teen 'Jane Doe' Escapes From Custody On First Day of Therapy Program

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    Local police and Department of Children and Families staff are looking for a transgender girl, known as Jane Doe, who escaped from custody during her first day of a therapeutic program in Connecticut. More>>

    CAT Increases Fare For Airport Shuttle

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    The service has been up and running for close to a year, but Chatham Area Transit is already doubling it's price to take you to the airport. More>>

    Six people homeless after Quacco Road fire

    Emergency crews responding to a fire off of Quacco Road Emergency crews responding to a fire off of Quacco Road
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    Southside Fire officials tell News 3 six people are without a home after a trailer fire off of Quacco Road Tuesday afternoon.
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    VIDEO: Man Runs From Cops Wearing Red Underwear Video included

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    A man on the run after a car accident in Florida might have gotten away, except for one big "butt". His own. More>>

    Bear takes dip in back yard pool

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    It's no secret that alligators sometimes make their way into pools here in Florida. But, in sunny California, bears have been known to venture into back yards to take a dip.
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    The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

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    Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states. More>>

    SCAM ALERT: Scammers Posing as SCDCA

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    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, or SCDCA, says they have received reports of scammers 'spoofing,' their telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate. More>>

    VIDEO: Vigil Held for 5 SC Children Video included

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    A vigil was held Monday night in South Carolina for the five children allegedly killed at the hands of their father. More>>

    Event to Serve Homeless Veterans Underway in Savannah

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    Area agencies along with the Veterans Administration are coming together today to serve the area's homeless with a special emphasis on homeless vets. More>>

    Lawsuit Filed By Current SCMPD Officer Dismissed

    Dean Fagerstrom Dean Fagerstrom
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    .A lawsuit levied by one of their own police Majors has been thrown out of court. More>>

    BCSO Looking to Identify Shoplifting Suspect

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are looking to identify the person who stole a pair of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut on Fording Island Road in Bluffton. More>>

    VIDEO: Shark Attacks Close California Beaches Video included

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    Surfers and swimmers are being told to stay out of the water along a section of the California coast after two shark sightings over the weekend. More>>

    Our Hometown: Manners Matter: New School of Etiquette to Launch in Savannah

    Savannah native Tatia Adams Fox, Founder and President of the New School of Etiquette and Marc Dunston, better known as Magic Marc the magician, have partnered to offer a fun, interactive and unique learning experience for kids in our community. More>>

    Bride Mourns Deceased Fiance With Touching Wedding Pics

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    Janine suffered a devastating loss when her fiance passed away two months before her wedding day. To deal with her grief, Janine decided to do a memorial photo shoot with her in her wedding gown. More>>

    Registration Open for 2014 Tybee I.C.E Run

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    This year's event is set for Saturday October 4th on the beach side of the Ocean Reef hotel on Tybee Island. More>>

    Activists alter CoverGirl model to protest NFL

    CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy. CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
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    CoverGirl responded Monday to images circulated on social media over the weekend of a model sporting NFL-inspired makeup and a black eye — a charged reference to the Ray Rice domestic violence controversy.
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    Seat checks happening across state for National Child Passenger Safety Week

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    This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week.A new study suggests some parents bend the seatbelt rules for their kids. Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of four and ten. Onein four parents say they donot make their children buckle up.More than 60% say they'd seen other parents bending the rules; either not making their kids use a seat belt or letting them sit in the front.Kids need to be in car seats or booster seats until they can fit well in a se... More>>

    S.C. House Creates New Committee to Improve Roads Video included

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    The South Carolina House has created a special new committee to study the condition of the state's roads and bridges and come up with a plan to improve them, including how to pay for it. The committee's first meeting will be Tuesday at the Statehouse. Committee chairman Rep. Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, says the committee will first look at the state Department of Transportation. The committee will study how much money it gets now, where it goes, and how the DOT makes its decisions about which ... More>>

    Developer Seeks $6.5 Million For Broughton Streetscape Improvements

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    The developer behind a big facelift on Broughton Street is concentrating on making the area more inviting. Ben Carter wants the city and other property owners to buy-in to improving the streetscape. The improvements would cover sidewalks, lighting, greenery and more but it comes with a $6.5 million price tag. Carter said the investment will pay off by attracting more shoppers, but not everyone is sold on the idea. "My hope is we in the community and the city can come together to make this ... More>>

    Rays, Reds Win SABL Baseball Titles

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    The Savannah Adult Baseball League wrapped up another successful season of hardball with the Rays and the Reds emerging as champions for their respective age divisions. More>>

    Dying mother wishes to take 4-year-old daughter to Disney World Video included

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    Savannah Cashman Morgan has Stage IV ovarian cancer and has been given just weeks to live. She's looking to raise money to take her daughter to Disney World in her final days. More>>

    NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

    The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT) The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)
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    The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
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    Savannah NAACP Launches Voter Registration Sunday

    In an effort to boost voter registration, the Savannah Chapter of the NAACP is launching a drive working with local churches. Sunday, September 21 will be "Voter Registration Sunday". More>>

    Two Robbery Suspects Indicted in Effingham County

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    An Effingham County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against two armed robbery suspects.Casey Shearhouse, 20, and Aaron Kirby, 20, are charged in connection with two commercial armed robberies.Both were arrested last month following an extensive, 10 month long investigation, Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.Casey Shearouse was indicted today on armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment, ... More>>

    Complaints No Local Candidates Finalists For Police Chief Job

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    It was almost a year ago former Chief Willie Lovett retired after a trail of controversy -- including two racial discrimination lawsuits and a sexual harassment claim. Now after a national search and 114 applications -- some are saying they're not so pleased with the three finalists chosen. The main complaint -- they're outsiders. More>>

    PHOTOS: Heavy Rain Sweeps Across Coastal Empire and Lowcountry Video included

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    A flash flood watch is in effect for most of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry through this evening. More>>

    UPDATE: Suspicious package forces brief closure at Atlanta Airport

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    The Atlanta Fire Department said Monday afternoon that a suspicious package was being investigated in the international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. More>>

    Viewer's Tip Leads to Arrest of 99th Fugitive Files Suspect

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    A tip from an alert viewer led to the arrest of Wanted Sex offender Benjamin Kinlaw
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    NEW INFORMATION: 'All Clear,' Given to Employees at Fuji Oil Company Video included

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    Fire officials from Garden City and Savannah are on scene at Fuji Oil Company on Brampton Road in Savannah. More>>

    VIDEO: Woman Finds Python on Her Front Porch Video included

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    A Little Rock, Arkansas family had an unwanted visitor on its front porch and it wasn't a solicitor. More>>

    UPDATE: Police Locate Missing Statesboro Woman

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    Statesboro Police say they are searching for 23-year-old Keisha Wells. More>>

    Trial Set to Begin for Man Accused of Killing 8-year-old

    UPDATE: Jury Selection Begins for Trial of Man Accused of 8-year-old's Death

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    It's been more than two years since 8-year-old. Khalil Singleton was shot and killed on Hilton Head Island. One of the men accused of fatally shooting Singleton will finally stand before a judge on Monday. Singleton was playing outside of his grandmother's Hilton Head Island home on Allen Road on September 1, 2012, when he was shot. More>>

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