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    Jack Kingston Greets Voters in Atlanta

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    U.S. Rep Jack Kingston is in Atlanta today, greeting voters as they head to the polls. The Republican is running for the U.S Senate nominee after a bruising nine-week runoff.Voters are deciding between Kingston and businessman David Perdue. The winner will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat Republicans can ill afford to lose as they look to take control of the Senate.The closely watched campaign has been shaped largely by each candidate's personal history rather than the issues... More>>

    Dr. Bob Johnson Greets Potential Voters On Election Day

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    Dr. Bob Johnson is spending a busy day campaigning as voters head to the polls. Meet and greets at nearly a dozen stops around Savannah include diners, door to door visits and gun shops. Dr. Johnson says he's very confident as the hours wind down to polls closing. One voter he spoke with at The Exchange Club on Waters Avenue was impressed by the one-on-one contact. He says he hadn't made a final decision on who to vote for when he heads to the polls later today - but the personal greeting fro... More>>

    Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow To Health Law

    It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplace - or exchange- that serves 36 states. It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplace - or exchange- that serves 36 states.
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    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law. More>>

    Buddy Carter Hopeful as Countdown Approaches Video included

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    State Senator Buddy Carter is still shaking hands at this hour as he works to get out the vote. Carter is running for the republican nomination for 1st district congressman. It's the seat being vacated by Jack Kingston. Carter is hopeful he will come out on top saying he is the true conservative in this race. His primary opponent Dr. Bob Johnson says Carter is just a career politician. Carter says he is hopeful that he will be campaigning again tomorrow as the nominee and formulating his ... More>>

    Senior Citizen Inc. Hosts Annual Summer Angels Service Program

    : Summer Angel Alex V. plays cards with a senior at the Thunderbolt Neighborhood Center. : Summer Angel Alex V. plays cards with a senior at the Thunderbolt Neighborhood Center.
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    The Summer Angels program matches middle-grade students from Savannah with activities that help local seniors in a variety of living situations. Senior Citizens Inc. says participating students will engage in more than 1,000 hours of programming with more than 100 seniors. The camps itinerary includes, yard work, home delivery of meals, craft projects and sing-along sessions.The sessions run through Thursday, July 31st. They are held Tuesday through Thursday from 9am-2pm. More>>

    Police Capture 2 Fugitive Files Suspects

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    Two more Fugitive Files suspects are off the streets. Tyrone Savage was arrested in Raleigh, NC on several warrants. He was also wanted on various charges in Georgia. Authorities say Travis Nease called the sheriff's department and turned himself in after he said he saw himself profiled on Fugitive Files on charges of failure to appear. Both men were profiled during our Fugitive Files Roundup last week. They are the 88th and 89th suspects caught after being profiled on Fugitive Files. More>>

    SCMPD's Mounted Patrol Celebrates 25 Years Video included

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    On Tuesday the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department's Mounted Patrol celebrated 25 years of service.The unit was formed by retired Savannah Police Chief David Gellatly in 1988. The unit began with four horses and four riders and has now expanded to six teams.The department says the unit is a great crime prevention asset for the SCMPD. They says they are able to patrol areas that officers in cars are not able to access, see over fences, clear out large crowds of people, and better engage m... More>>

    Candid Candidates: Byrne & Ellis Share Human Side

    WSAV’S Martin Staunton posed four questions to both candidates vying for the presidency of the Chatham County Board of Education. It’s a series of questions not based on policy or political view alone. We posed identical questions to Jolene Byrne and Chester Ellis.
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    Top 3 on 3 Stories for Tuesday, July 22

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    These are the top three stories you need to know to start your day.1. Decision 2014 continues today as voters here in the Peach State return to the polls for the Georgia Primary runoff.2. Savannah-Chatham students will be evaluated in a new way. The Common Core Curriculum will be the basis of a new end-of-year state test.3. The Mounted Patrol Unit is celebrating 25 years of service. City and county leaders will gather for an anniversary celebration in Forsyth Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. More>>

    Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C. Video included

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    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec... More>>

    Lightning Sparks Small House Fire

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    Heavy rains and flooding weren't the only problems emergency crews had to deal with around Savannah. More>>

    SCCPSS Gets Ready For New Benchmark Test Aligned With Common Core

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    School is right around the corner for Savannah-Chatham students. This year, students will be evaluated in a new way. The Common Core curriculum, which has been hotly debated over the last few years, will be the basis of a new end of year state test. The CRCT and the EOCT are out and the Georgia Milestone Assessment System or GMAS is here. This test will require more critical thinking skills and writing. "It will require perhaps more skill for students in terms of writing extended response... More>>

    Health Officials: Keep Fighting to Control Mosquitoes

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    The Coastal Health District is urging Savannah residents to continue taking precautions to reduce the mosquito population. More>>

    First S.C. Bridge Built Using New Money Source Opens Video included

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    The first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg. It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money was then used t... More>>

    More Chikungunya Cases Confirmed In SC Video included

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    Three cases of the chikungunya virus have now been reported in South Carolina. And all the rain we're seeing in the Upstate means we'll soon be seeing more mosquitoes.

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    • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:20:30 GMT
      The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
      The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.
    • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

      Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:41 GMT
      Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
      A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control.
    • Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

      Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:14:36 GMT
      A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
      A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
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    • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
      Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    • Employees allege Hyman's kept tips

      Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

      Popular downtown seafood restaurant faces class action lawsuit

      Monday, July 21 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:39:30 GMT
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
      A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa...
    • Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

      Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

      Monday, July 21 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:05:37 GMT
      Photo from Conway, NH policePhoto from Conway, NH police
      A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
      A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
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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...
    • 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.
    • Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

      Snakes Of SC, NC And GA

      Thursday, July 10 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:35:00 GMT
      All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
      All photos by J.D. Willson unless otherwise noted. Details from the University of Georgia.
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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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