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    Shooting on Savannah Southside Sends a man to the Hospital

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of a shooting on Hampstead Avenue. More>>

    Reporting Arsons in Georgia

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    Georgia officials say arson is to blame for nearly $2 million in property damage in 2013, and they’re hoping that this year that will not be the case."In many cases, investigators rely on evidence provided by witnesses to convict an arsonist,” said State Insurance and Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. That is why officials want to make sure everyone is aware of the toll-free Georgia Arson Hotline. The number is 1-800-282-5804. Tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of up to $10,000 if they pr... More>>

    Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend Video included

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    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. More>>

    Warehouse Fire Under Control In Bluffton

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    The Bluffton Fire Department says a fire at a warehouse on Anolyn Court is under control. The building reportedly houses a couple businesses including Clover Glass of Bluffton. More>>

    Alligator in Neighborhood Pond Eludes Hinesville Police

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    Hinesville Police were hunting down a different kind of fugitive Wednesday evening. More>>

    Georgia Legislators Have Mixed Reaction Over Obama Lawsuit

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    The U.S. House authorized a lawsuit against President Obama Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Savannah-Chatham Teachers Spend Hundreds Out-Of-Pocket For Supplies

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    The first day of school is nearly a week away for Savannah-Chatham County students. As kids enjoy the last days of freedom, teachers are getting their classrooms ready but that comes at a cost.News 3 spoke to some teachers who said they can easily spend a thousand dollars over the course of the year. Studies show the average spent by teachers in 2013 was about $500. That money goes towards classroom and student supplies to instructional materials. 6th grade Hesse Teacher Sara Jane Doubleday... More>>

    Effingham Sheriff's Asking for Citizens to help Pay for K9 Officers Video included

    Duke is only K9 on Effingham County Sheriff's force Duke is only K9 on Effingham County Sheriff's force
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    Sheriff's need help footing the $35,000 bill for two new K9 officers, training and equipment
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    Kingston Votes No on VA Overhaul

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    The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $16 billion bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. More>>

    Stats Not Telling All About Foreclosures In Beaufort County

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    Beaufort county is seeing a drastic decline in the number of foreclosed homes being sold, down nearly 20% from 2010 but realtors like Maria Skrip says things are beginning to stabilize"If you look at how many foreclosures we sold last year versus this year, we actually would be flat. last year we came in at around 12% of the properties that we sold in Bluffton and Hilton Head, in homes and villas were foreclosure properties, this year we're at about 11. So there's some stability there."But ot... More>>

    Organ Donation an Important Option for Families Video included

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    Vince Green has been connected to organ donation through two family members already in his life
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    TRAFFIC: Cement Truck Turned Back Over, Traffic Still Backed Up Video included

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    Traffic is backed up on I-16 eastbound near Dean Forest Road due to an overturned cement truck. WSAV has a crew on the scene and will bring you more details as they become available. Click here to see our LIVE traffic maps. More>>

    Summer Unemployment Numbers Take a Small, Temporary Jump

    Late this month ( July ) the Georgia Department of Labor announced new unemployment figures. A first glance might seem disheartening; the report says that the unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two tenths of a percent from 7.2 percent in May. The rate for June of Last year was 8.4 percent. Two pieces of good news here: first, the unemployment rate for this June is nearly a point lower than it was last June. Also, the rate is seasonally adjusted. In other words, the unemployment is... More>>

    UPDATE: Swimming Advisory Lifted For Strand Beach, Put in Place for Polk

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    The Chatham County Health Department says an advisory has been issued for Strand Beach at the Pier on Tybee Island. More>>

    SCMPD Recruits to Honor Fallen Deputy at Run to Remember

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    July 31st, members of the SCMPD Patrol School Class 274 and Class 275 will honor a fallen Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputy during a “Run to Remember” in downtown Savannah. On May 19, 2001 Sgt. Wilbur Lewis Berry was shot and killed while he and two deputies were struggling with a burglary suspect. Berry served on the department 20 years. Runners will gather at 9:00 a.m. at the south end of Forsyth Park at Bull St. and Park Avenue. The run will begin at 10:00 a.m. and proceed north on Drayto... More>>

    Beaufort Drive-in Theatre Named Among Best in U.S.

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    TripAdvisor has named the nation's top drive-in movie theaters according to its Popularity Index. Highway 21 Drive-In Theatre in Beaufort was named among the top 10 in the country. Number 1 was Skyway Drive-In Theatre in Fish Creek, WI. More>>

    Tybee Island Police Receives Safety Grant

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    The Tybee Island Police Department received an $8,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety designated to help us obtain an Intoxilyzer 9000, an instrument utilized in DUI arrests. The department says the device will help reduce the number of incidents associated with DUI crashes, injuries and fatalities. It credits Sergeant Charlie Powers' hard work to receiving this grant. More>>

    California Restaurant Stirs Controversy After Sign Bans Kids Video included

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    (KSBW) One of the busiest restaurants on Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California has offended some parents when it posted a sign prohibiting strollers, high chairs, booster seats, loud kids, and crying babies. The signs at Old Fisherman's Grotto also say that if children or babies make loud noises, they will be asked to leave.By banning strollers, high chairs, and booster seats, babies would have a very tough time at Old Fisherman's Grotto.The restaurant's owner, Chris Shake, said if cu... More>>

    Chatham County School Buses To Make Practice Run

    In preparation for the new Chatham County school year, First Student Bus Companywill do a practice run on Monday, August 4th. Thetrial runallows First Student to test schedules and make sure drivers are familiar with each route. It's also a chance for studentsto become familiarto the bus route for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. Students and parents areencouraged to ride the buson practice run day. To get the bus schedule just click this link. school district’s website. More>>

    Thirsty Thief in Bluffton: Man Creates Hole for 12-pack

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    A man in Bluffton was apparently thirsty. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a suspect cut a large hole in the brick wall of the Enmark store on Commerce Place West all for a single 12-pack of beer. He then crawled out the hole. No arrest has been made.If you have any information on the crime, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (264-6372). More>>

    Aging Pooch Paints for Pet Food Pantry

    Painting has gone to the dogs as one pup in Savannah is set for his second art show.
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    City Of Savannah Buckles Down On MWBE Policy For Construction Contracts

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    The City of Savannah wants to make sure minority and women owned businesses are getting a fair shot to work on construction projects. News 3 told you last week about a group of minority contractors who filed suit against a construction company claiming the builder used their minority status to get a lucrative job building a Savannah school and then never hired them. On Tuesday, the city hosted a meeting to discuss how it has revamped its policy to help make sure a contract is followed throu... More>>

    ECSO Seeking Public Donations for K-9 Unit

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    Effingham County’s Sheriff is asking the public for help supporting the county’s K-9 unit program. Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie sent out a letter asking citizens and businesses to come together with donations to keep the program going. More>>

    Bluffton PD Doubles Citations and Warnings along 278

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    Traffic citations in Bluffton have soared this month, thanks to increased enforcement by the Bluffton Police Department. Officers tell WSAVthey've written more than double the amount of citations and warnings as they had in July of last year, thanks to the increased patrols.The increase follows a series of dangerous accidents along Highway 278 from Buckwalter to Simmonsville road over the past couple of months.Police tell NEWS 3, one of the biggest problems on this stretch of road is people t... More>>

    Caught On Camera: Terrifying Train Escape Video included

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    (WTHR) An engineer thought he killed two people who dropped down on the railroad tracks right in front of his train, but in what some are calling a miracle, they survived. The close call was caught on video.From the train's security camera, it looked like their final moments."Now you see the two subjects here. They're frankly running for their lives at this point in time," said Eric Powell with Indiana Railroad.Powell says the incident happened earlier this month on the 80-foot high Indiana R... More>>

    Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash Video included

    A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens. A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
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    The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church. More>>

    MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death Video included

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    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
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    Chatham Co. Chairman Presents Draft of Proposed Police Merger Agreement

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    On Tuesday, County Chairman Al Scott presented the City with a proposed draft of a new merger agreement during the Police Policy Committee Meeting. The city and the county say they disagree about how much input the county has in choosing the new police chief and police policy. They also disagree about they way costs should be allocated.During the meeting there was also contentious discussion over whether a new agreement should be in place before new chief is hired. Chairman Scott says he want... More>>

    SCMPD Launches Operation Trust and Information

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say Islands Precinct officers have initiated "Operation Trust and Information," in an effort to promote positive and productive communication between officers and citizens.SCMP says as part of Operation Trust and Information officers are visiting citizens at randomly selected houses and businesses within their beat, providing them with crime prevention and reporting tips, as well as information about police services and upcoming events. The department says the op... More>>

    VIDEO: New Mexico Teen's Invention Aims to Stop Hot-Car Deaths Video included

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    An Albuquerque teenager is doing her part to put an end to the spate of children being left in sweltering hot cars. Alissa Chavez, a high school senior, has a patent for a device she calls "The Hot Seat," a pad that is placed inside a car seat or booster seat that works with a driver's keychain or car alarm and an app on their phone. If a child is left inside the car and the temperature rises, alarms activate. "It's loud enough to grab people's attention around the vehicle, as well as remind ... More>>

    Boy's body found in wheel well of U.S. Air Force plane

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    A boy was found dead in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force plane that landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, a senior defense official told NBC News.
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    Savannah Man Wanted for Questioning About Recent Homicide

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say they are looking to question 24-year-old Geovanni Fredrico Williams about a recent shooting in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood.Police say Williams eluded them Monday night when they attempted to question him about the July 18th shooting of a woman. Police say they noticed him near the 800 block of West 35th St. at about 10pm Monday, but he and another man ran into a house, where a 10-month-old girl was sleeping. Police say when questioned, the other man s... More>>

    PHOTOS: Dog Uses Tail to Create Art

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    Cornbread is a 15-year-old Corgie mix who has recently started dabbling in art. His work was recently featured in an art show in Savannah, where his talent was recognized by some, who voted with their wallets about the worthiness of his skill.We'll hear much more on Cornbread's method and actually see how this ' paw-casso' pulls off art, Wednesday on Coastal Sunrise. More>>

    Savannah tap water wins statewide taste test

    Employees from the City of Savannah I & D Plant pose with the “Best of the Best Taste” award, recognizing Savannah’s drinking water as the best-tasting in Georgia. Employees from the City of Savannah I & D Plant pose with the “Best of the Best Taste” award, recognizing Savannah’s drinking water as the best-tasting in Georgia.
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    City of Savannah tap water came out on top of a recent statewide taste test. A panel of water utility professionals conducted a blind taste test with samples submitted by municipal water utilities across the state during last week's Georgia Association of Water Professionals Annual Conference. Savannah's sample came from its ID plant which treats surface water in order to supply nearly 30 million gallons of drinking water on a daily basis.“The key to our success is really the pride our employ... More>>

    • S.C. Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

      S.C. Same-Sex Couples Denied Marriage Licenses; Petition Drive Begins

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:54:54 GMT
      Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages.Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages.
      Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied. "Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her partner Brianna ...
      Several same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied. "Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her partner Brianna ...
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    • Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

      Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:36 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:36:29 GMT
      A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.
      A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.
    • Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on

      Homeowner who triumphed over Trump is moving on

      Thursday, July 31 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:29:35 GMT
      By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
      By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."
    • Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

      Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

      Thursday, July 31 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:57:04 GMT
      Northern Colorado got the brunt of heavy rains that flooded streets and stranded drivers up and down the Front Range.
      Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.
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    • Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Dramatic doggie makeovers put new face to pet adoption

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:14:31 GMT
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
      What a difference a bath can make! Millions of shelter dogs across the United States just need a little bit of grooming and TLC in order to shine, as evidenced by these photos.
    • Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

      Venice pilot issues apology, explanation on deadly beach crash

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:24:51 GMT
      A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.A statement from Karl Kokomoor is read by the pastor as his wife (far left) listens.
      The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
      The pilot of the plane that crashed on Caspersen beach on July 27th killing a father and his 9 yr old daughter released a statement through the pastor of his church late Tuesday. As the pastor read the statementfrom Karl Kokomoor, the pilot's wife listened as details of what happened during thedeadly plane crash were revealed in a press conference at the church.
    • Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Lawsuit: Failed Circumcision Never Happened

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:33:55 GMT
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
      Doctors accused of amputating a man’s penis during a circumcision asking for dismissal
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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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