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    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>>

    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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    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>>

    Statesboro restaurant damaged in fire Video included

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    The South and Vine Restaurant in Statesboro was damaged by fire late Tuesday night. Officials with the Statesboro Fire Department say they responded to the restaurant at 19 South Main Street around 11:25pm to find heavy smoke. Firefighters from Bulloch County and Metter fire departments were called to assist with the blaze that took four hours to put out. Officials say the DeJaVu consignment shop next door was also damaged. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. 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>>

    UPDATE: Bank Robbery Suspects Located and Arrested

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    The Bluffton Police Department is investigating a Friday morning bank robbery at the Sun Trust Bank on Westbury Way. 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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    • Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

      Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:30 GMT
      An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and...
      An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement...
    • Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

      Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:38:52 GMT
      A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect could soon have its first commercial winery, a new venture and yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from...
      A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the...
    • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

      Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:12 GMT
      The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.
      Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot...
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    • Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

      Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:05:37 GMT
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      A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
      A jury on Wednesday acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.
    • Fayetteville man charged with cutting off roommate's ear with butcher knife

      Fayetteville man charged with cutting off roommate's ear with butcher knife

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:36:37 GMT
      Deputies say a Fayetteville man has been charged with maiming after he cut off part of his roommate's ear Tuesday night.
      Deputies say a Fayetteville man has been charged with maiming after he cut off part of his roommate's ear Tuesday night.
    • Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

      Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:14 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:14:11 GMT
      A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.
      A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows.
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    • 'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

      'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:15 GMT
      The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
      The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
    • Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

      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. 
      The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday. 
    • UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

      UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

      Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:29:02 GMT
      Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
      Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
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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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