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    Internet video shows US reporter killed by Islamic State group

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    Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group. More>>

    Another American Doctor Infected With Ebola, Charity Says

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    Another American missionary doctor has tested positive for Ebola, an aid group said Tuesday. More>>

    Beaufort County Deputies searching for fraud suspects

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    Deputies in Beaufort are trying to identify two men that may have used stolen credit card information to make purchases at home supply stores in Bluffton. It happened on May 14th. Deputies say the first purchase was made at the Lowes at 35 Malphrus Road and a few minutes later the same information was used at the Home Depot at 20 Gateway Village. Anyone with information is urged to call Cpl. Parnell at 843-225-3310. More>>

    SCDPS Says 13 People Killed on SC Roads Over Labor Day Weekend

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    The South Carolina Department of Public Safety says preliminary reports show13 people were killed onSouth Carolinahighways during the Labor Day holiday period. More>>

    One person airlifted from Effingham accident

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     Officials with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office say one person had to be airlifted from an accident at Tommy Long and High Bluff Road Tuesday morning. 


     
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    PHOTOS: Dutch Artist Creates Giant White Rabbit in Taiwan

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    The Dutch artist who made famous the giant yellow ducky has created another huge animal for Taiwan's arts festival — a massive white rabbit, measuring 82-feet tall and crafted out of weatherproof paper. More>>

    Local Union in Mourning After Fatality at International Paper

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    Jimmy Ray got the phone call Sunday night. A member of I.B.E.W. Local 508 had been found dead at International Paper. But it was about losing a colleague. It was about losing a friend. "I knew Ricky for more than 30 years , he was a real family man and a great electrician," Ray told me. Sometime Sunday afternoon 58 year oldRicky Salter, a maintenance employee at the Savannah facility died what officials said was the paper roll handling area. A statement from International Paper said "the caus... More>>

    SC Highway Patrol Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says they are investigating a fatal hit and run that happened early Monday morning on Yemassee Highway in Hampton County. More>>

    VIDEO: Grandfather Under Fire After Dumping Ice Water on 10-month-old Video included

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    Some people say a grandfather must have been out of his mind when he poured freezing cold water on his 10-month-old grand-baby. More>>

    Tech Tuesday: School Scheduling Apps

    Whether it's college students... or younger ones... getting back to school means getting back on a schedule. Several new smart phone apps aim to assist with that challenge. Mark Barger gives us a look in Tech Tuesday. More>>

    Rape Cases On The Rise

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    Rape cases in Savannah are up more than 50-percent from this same time last year...and the growing numbers have the Director of Savannah's Rape Crisis Center concerned about what might be happening in the community.
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    Statesboro restaurant damaged in fire Video included

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    Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged a Statesboro restaurant and another business next door on Tuesday night. More>>

    Cold Cash Approaching $100 Million in ALS Ice Water Challenge

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    Big splash, cold cash. Since late July, the "ice bucket challenge" of donate-or-get-doused has raised about $9 million a week for those with the condition better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. As of Wednesday, the total given to the ALS Association was approaching $100 million. An association spokeswoman, Carrie Munk, says the trick now is figuring out how to spend the windfall wisely. Research, care and advocacy are the group's three main missions. "We realize there are responsibilities that... More>>

    More Teens Using Electronic Cigarettes

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    A staggering increase in electronic cigarette use among young adults is worrying health professionals. According to a CDC study, more than 250,000 teens who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013. That's up three times as much since 2011. The CDC study also shows the young adults who used electronic cigarettes first were nearly twice as likely to have intentions to smoke regular cigarettes. Dr. Gifford Lorenz at St. Joseph's/Candler says e-cigarettes might feel like a less h... More>>

    Alleged Scam Artist Wanted by Savannah Police Video included

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    Jeffrey Stuckey is a painter by trade, now police are accusing him of taking on another job, as a criminal
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    UPDATE: Metro Police Arrest Rape Suspect

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have issued arrest warrants for 50-year-old Charles Christopher Green,of Savannah for raping a woman on Aug. 21. More>>

    More Budget Woes For Beaufort County Schools

    Beaufort School District officials will have to make some tough decisions about its $114-million budget, since the tax rate county council set will likely leave them with a big deficit."We're pretty sure that's not going to generate 114.8 million dollars, we think it will probably be more like 112 point something 113 maybe on the outside, so they're still going to be short," said County Council Chairman, Paul Sommerville.Sommerville says its likely to be anywhere between two and four million ... More>>

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Donates Book Bags to Mercer Middle School

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    Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated along with Change for the Next Level teamed up to provide brand new book bags to Mercer Middle School. More>>

    Savannah Police Searching for Rape Suspect

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say they are searching for a man they say raped a woman Tuesday night.Police say the incident occurred on Lilac Avenue. More>>

    District schedules second annual ‘Sub Blitz’ to Interview Prospective Substitute Teachers

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    The Beaufort County School District says it has scheduled its second annual “Substitute Blitz” for Sept. 16, a day filled with dozens of interviews aimed at expanding the pool of available substitute teachers. More>>

    Blind Mans Runs Across the Country to Raise Awareness for CF Video included

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    A visually impaired Illinois man is running across the country to raise money for cystic fibrosis. More>>

    'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

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    The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September. More>>

    9-Year-Old Accidentally Shoots and Kills Man at Gun Range Video included

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    An Arizona man is dead following an accidental shooting at a Dolan Springs gun range. More>>

    Traffic Stopping Fashion

    Fashion is set to bring traffic to a halt on one of the busiest streets in downtown Savannah so consider it "Broughton. "News 3's Martin Staunton has a preview of one of the hottest events in the Coastal Empire. More>>

    Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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    Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours. More>>

    Only on 3: County Official Scrutinized

    As early as 2009 -- a full two years before they would ask Chatham County for a $183 million bond issue -- Memorial Health appeared to have a problem.The details come from a civil complaint joined by the federal government earlier this month: November 2009: Memorial's board calls a meeting of their personnel and compensation committee to discuss their alleged overpayment of doctors. Board member Michael Kaigler asks how "losing a million dollars a month" on physician practic... More>>

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

    The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday.  More>>

    Kids Caught On Camera Climbing On Train In Garden City

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    Some students in Chatham County were caught putting themselves in danger Monday afternoon as they walked home from school. A concerned viewer reached out to News 3 after snapping pictures of kids climbing a train that had temporarily stopped. The incident happened on the busy railroad tracks that run across Augusta Road in Garden City. The News 3 viewer said there were around ten students walking home from either Mercer Middle School or Groves High School when some students climbed on the t... More>>

    Bluffton Police Say Body Cams Boost Safety

    Bluffton Policecurrently has two of these chest cameras and have ordered 17 more so that almost every officer wear one.Lowcountryreporter, Brittany Shane rode along with officers who use them to find out how they work and why they think this makes, not only the officers-- but the community-- safer. Officer Jacob Higgins has one extra duty when he goes out on calls,he has to flip on his new chest camera as part of a new department initiative." It ensures accuracy of what we are trying to obtai... More>>

    City of Savannah Working to Stop Rising Floodwaters Video included

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    The most recent storm brought lots of rain and complaints with it, so what is city doing to stop the floods
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    SCMP Investigating Reported Rape

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say they are investigating the rape of a Savannah woman, who says she was attacked by a man who in the Cloverdale/Laurel Grove area of west Savannah on Monday. More>>

    Local Students Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Garrison School of Visual Performing Arts Dance Department accepted the ALS ice water challenge from One Spirit Dance Academy in support of ALS Awareness. More>>

    "Operation Code Blue" Puts More Police Feet On The Street

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    In yet another effort to reduce crime in the neighborhoods of Savannah - Metro is putting more officers on the streets - on their feet. It's an effort called "Operation Code Blue."
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    Rabid Raccoon Bites 88-Year-Old Woman Who Mistook It for Cat: Family

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    An 88-year-old Hamden woman who opened her sliding door to let in her cat was attacked when the animal she was petting turned out to be a raccoon– and family members say it was rabid. More>>

    Computer Glitch Causes Delays, Limited Service At DMV Offices Video included

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     A glitch in the computer system that connects the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to other states wasn't working properly Tuesday morning, something that led to limited services and longer wait times.


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    Bryan County Probation Office under investigation by GBI

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    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the Bryan County Probation Office. Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith confirms that it has to do with a former employee and some missing money. There are still trying to determine whether the probation office can continue with things like parole until the investigation concludes, according to Sheriff Smith. It's also unclear how long the investigation will take News 3 will continue to follow this story and bring you the... More>>

    4 college students killed in Ohio plane crash Video included

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    School officials say the three passengers killed in a fiery plane crashing Ohio were members of the varsity wrestling team for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. More>>

    PHOTOS: Women's Equality Day 2014

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    President Barack Obama has proclaimed today, Tuesday August 26th 2014 Women's Equality Day. More>>

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

    Tuesday, August 26th is National Dog Day. More>>

    Savannah’s Fashion Night To Transform Broughton Street

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    Broughton Street will once again be transformed into a pedestrian-only showcase of local fashion, art, music and design during the fourth annual Savannah's Fashion Night the evening of Thursday, Sept. 4. From 6:30 to 11 p.m., fashion shows and live music will take place on outdoor stages set up along Broughton, and boutiques will create their own unique events and promotions. Free parking is available at all meters and in the Civic Center Parking Lot during the event. Parking in the Bryan, W... More>>

    UPDATE: GA Power Stops Rolling Blackouts in Statesboro Following Explosion

    An explosion and fire at the Georgia Power substation on Veterans Parkway and U.S., Highway 301 South has caused power outages in parts of Bulloch County.Power from the damaged substation has been rerouted to another ssubstationin the area but there will be rolling blackouts in some areas through out the day. The blackouts will affect Bulloch County schools but officials say they are prepared to handle temporary outages.School officials say they will rely on back up generators to power emerg... More>>

    Calling Attention to Women's Equality

    It is Women's Equality Day, marking the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. The observance also calls attention to women's continuing efforts toward full equality. News 3's Martin Staunton joins us from the campus of Armstrong State University, the home to a four year program based on gender and women's studies. More>>

    Hinesville Wins National Innovation Award

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    The City of Hinesville won the Sister Cities International's 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000 during the Sister Cities International's 58th Annual Conference on Aug. 2. The 2014 Sister Cities International Innovation Award for Economic Development recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding community and individual sister city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation. The City of Hinesville... More>>

    UPDATE: Power Restored for Many Statesboro Residents

    Georgia Power says equipment failure at a Statesboro substation led to an early morningpower outage. A representative tells News 3 thatthey were able to reroute powerfor most customers. Most appeared to have service back before 7 a.m. More>>

    ONLY ON NEWS 3: Did They Know? Video included

    Chatham County Commissioners and staff were informed of the federal investigation of Memorial Hospital for Medicare fraud, and yet still passed a $183 million bond issue without any analysis of the potential civil penalties.
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    Job Fair for Home Depot in Savannah

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    The Georgia Department of Labor will help Home Depot fill 30 seasonal, part-time jobs for general warehouse associates today in Savannah. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL's Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Rd. Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to lift at least 75 pounds of merchandise. They must also have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma and be able... More>>

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    • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

      It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:32:55 GMT
      Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.
      Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.
    • US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

      US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:22:34 GMT
      The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the...
      A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them...
    • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

      Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:22:32 GMT
      A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.
      A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.
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    • Wedding canceled, but party goes on for charity

      Wedding canceled, but party goes on for charity

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:34:20 GMT
      Former groom decides to turn canceled wedding reception into fundraiser for needy children.Former groom decides to turn canceled wedding reception into fundraiser for needy children.
      A charity event in Pittsburgh raised thousands of dollars to benefit sick kids in developing countries Sunday. The background to the ball is one man's story of turning disappointment into generosity. For Phil Laboon this wasn't exactly the church entrance he planned to make on his wedding day. Phil's relationship had ended and the wedding he and his former bride planned had been canceled. But Phil decided to carry on, and host the reception in the name of a charity. Phil said, "That's like l...
      A charity event in Pittsburgh raised thousands of dollars to benefit sick kids in developing countries Sunday. The background to the ball is one man's story of turning disappointment into generosity. For Phil Laboon this wasn't exactly the church entrance he planned to make on his wedding day. Phil's relationship had ended and the wedding he and his former bride planned had been canceled. But Phil decided to carry on, and host the reception in the name of a charity. Phil said, "That's like l...
    • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:45:53 GMT
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      Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
      Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and 10 of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.
    • Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

      Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:37 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:37:33 GMT
      An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.The Transgender Legal Defense Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the...
      An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.The Transgender Legal Defense Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the...
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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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