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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>>

    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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    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>>

    • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in S.C. Gets Approval

      New Standard for Teaching Evolution in S.C. Gets Approval

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:14:17 GMT
      South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th. The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, want...
      South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th. The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, want...
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    • US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

      US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:36 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:36:48 GMT
      Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
      Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
    • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

      Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:53 GMT
      The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that...
      The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have...
    • Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

      Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:21:23 GMT
      Testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. says a processing issue has caused a delay for some bar exam takers in multiple states in submitting their answers.
      Florida-based testing software provider ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. said a processing issue has caused delays for bar exam takers in multiple states who were submitting their answers.
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    • Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

      Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:32 GMT
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      According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
      According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
    • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:42 GMT
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      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
    • Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water

      Samaritans Come to Rescue of Toddler in the Water

      Monday, July 28 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:47:08 GMT
      A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle.
      A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after a near drowning in Citronelle.
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    • 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.
    • MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

      MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:17 GMT
      911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
      911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    • 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...
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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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