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    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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    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>>

    Savannah Officials Investigate Eastside House Fire

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    Savannah Fire and Emergency Services officials are looking into an early morning house fire on Helen Street. According to Mark Keller, Public Information Officer with Savannah Fire and Emergency Services, firefighters arrived to the single story house just before 1:45 this morning. Firefighters put out the fire in 10 minutes but the house has extensive fire, smoke and water damage. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigators continue to look into what may have caused the fire. More>>

    Bulloch Co. Man Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

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    The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office has arrested 21-year-old Joshua Alexander Fordham on child molestation charges. The sheriff's office says Fordham was involved in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old female. Fordham has been charged with 7 counts of Statutory Rape, 1 count of Child Molestation. 1 count on Enticing a Chil for Indecent Purposes and 1 count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The sheriff's office says the female has been charged with Unruly and Fornication.Ford... More>>

    MMA fighter stops robbery at Houston gas station

    (KPRC ) HOUSTON TX, A group of robbers got a surprise that may make them think twice next time. Little did they know, working behind the counter of the store the robbery was taking place, was a former mixed martial arts champion.Mayura Dissanyake is a clerk at the store in Houston but is also a semi-pro fighter. He spotted the robbery going down and went out to help the man being charged by two robbers.atch the video to find out what happened and read more from our affiliate KPRC here. More>>

    Top 3 on 3 for Tuesday, July 29

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    These are the top three stories you need to know before heading out this morning.1. Savannah-Chatham Metro police are on the lookout for a man who ran from police last night straight into a homewith a baby inside. 2. Beaufort County school officials say only half of the district's incoming 7th graders have received the state's new mandatory t-dap vaccinations. If students don't recieve the shot, they will *not* be allowed back in school on August 18th.3. The campaign for Senate Candidate Mich... More>>

    Fort Stewart Military Community Remembers Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry Video included

    Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry
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    A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed and his daughter critically injured after they were involved in a place crash on Venice, Florida on Sunday. The Fort Stewart Public Affairs office says 36-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, died while walking on the beach with his nine-year-old daughter when a plane struck them Sunday afternoon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. 1st Class Irizarry not only leaves behind a wife, another daughter and a son b... More>>

    UPDATE: Suspect Not Found In 35th St. Home In Savannah

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    Metro Police are on the scene of a possible hostage situation. More>>

    Hotel Robbed in Metter, Police Look for Suspect

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    Metter Police are investigating the armed robbery of a hotel. More>>

    Store Owners Hope to Put Cork in Proposed Hilton Head Liquor Ordinance

    Store Owners Hope to Put Cork in Proposed Hilton Head Liquor Ordinance

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    Hilton Head Island liquor stores hope to put a cork in a proposed town ordinance they call bad for business. The ordinance would lift the rule that liquor stores cannot be located within 500 feet of each other. Shop owners say not only could their business take a hit, their hometown’s character could, too. Philip Johnson is afraid of changing flavor among Hilton Head liquor stores, especially in his own store.  More>>

    Extended Flight Hours at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

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    Some training at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort could keep you up at night. According to officials, training operation flight hours have been extended through the end of July. Officials say they appreciate the community's patience during training. Monday, July 28 7 a.m. – midnight Tuesday, July 29 7 a.m. – midnight Wednesday, July 30 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. Thursday, July 31 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. More>>

    BCSO Looking For Fraud Suspects

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are looking for several people who they say used a stolen American Express credit card at several Lowcountry businesses. The sheriff's department says the card was used on July 22nd at the Walmart and Walgreens on Hilton Head Island as well as the Dollar General in Bluffton, after it was stolen during a burglary on HHI.The pictured individuals are possible suspects in the burglary and could be driving the older model red pick-up truck, also pictu... More>>

    Gun Violence Continues To Plague Savannah Video included

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    Thirteen shootings and 17 victims…all in less than 3 weeks in Savannah. The crime scenes found on both the East and West sides of the city - a few isolated...but most in clusters within a few blocks of each other.
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    Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire

    Pooler Company Faces Fines from OSHA after Warehouse Fire

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is citing a Pooler company for safety violations after a warehouse fire in May. And it's fining the company nearly $17,000. More>>

    Healthy Savannah Opens New Office on Lincoln St.

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    Healthy Savannah Inc. has announced that they have relocated to a renovated office space at on Lincoln Street, in the historic downtown district of Savanna. Healthy Savannah says the new space will allow the organization to base their community initiatives out of a centralized location in Savannah. Healthy Savannah adds that they will use this office to organize and create a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources, collect and disseminate information to promote healthy prac... More>>

    Bluffton Police Investigate Armed Robbery

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    The Bluffton Police Department are investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General Store yesterday on May River Road. Investigators say two suspects, one armed with a handgun, forced their way into the store at closing time. The suspects then took all the money from the cash register and safe before leaving the store.Both suspects are described as black males standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The first suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with black pants, blue... More>>

    The Martin de Porres Society of Savannah Kicks Off 14th annual Camp Lighthouse

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    On Monday, The Martin de Porres Society kicked off its 14th annual Camp Lighthouse, a four-day multicultural summer program for children in first through eighth grade. Camp Lighthouse is a unique summer camp for economically disadvantaged children.
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    Heat Advisory in Effect Today from 11am to 7pm

    A heat advisory is in effect today. Avoid overexposure to the heat and limit your time out of doors. A heat advisory is in effect today. Avoid overexposure to the heat and limit your time out of doors.

    A Heat Advisory Remains In Effect From 11 Am This Morning To 7 Pm Today... look for heat indices to reach as high as 108 to 112. More>>

    SCMPD Investigating Triple Shooting in Edgemere Neighborhood

    Officers with the SCMPD were gathered on Sunday evening outside a residence on 55th street. That home was near the intersection of 55th street and Hickory. They weren’t releasing details of the crime investigated, but there were a number of clues as to just what it might be, including the the fact that officers were gathered in large numbers there and had already stretched crime scene tape around the area. News 3 is still investigating this scene. When more information becomes available, find... More>>

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

    Fording Island Road Extension Work to Cause Road Closures

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    Construction on the Bluffton Parkway Flyover will shutdown some of Fording Island Road on Tuesday, July 29, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for about half and hour. The original date of closure on Monday, has been changed. The closure will be necessary in order to install a reinforcing steel cage for the drilled shaft on US 278 eastbound and Fording Island Road Extension. More>>

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

    Shanta Greene Holds Back to School Extravaganza

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    After a freak accident took her leg, Shanta Greene thanks the Savannah community for supporting her through medical procedures and recovery, by giving back to them in a Back to School Extravaganza. Sunday afternoon was all about returning their support by giving away back to school supplies stuffed in backpacks, and uniforms to those returning to class soon. More>>

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

    Hamas Agrees to a 24 Hour Cease-Fire

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    Hamas has agreed to a 24 hour cease-fire extension with Israel, after rejecting the cease-fire earlier on Sunday, according to Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri. Zuhri says thishumanitarian calm, "does not include the withdrawal of the occupation soldiers from Gaza borders, and allowing citizens to return to their homes and evacuate casualties is unacceptable." More>>

    Travelers Urged to Avoid Hwy 80 Heading To and From Tybee Island

    A Traffic accident on Highway 80 has snarled travel for hundreds of motorists this weekend. Here's the text of an advisory just sent out by Savannah Chatham Metro Police: "US Highway 80 has been closed to vehicle traffic at the east end of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and at the Bull River bridge as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigate a head-on accident involving two vehicles. At least two vehicle occupants were being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at th... More>>

    Protecting Our Children in School

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    When it comes to our children, every parent wants to rest comfortably in the knowledge that they're safe at school.But recent trends of horrific school shootings and other emergencies have forced the school district and law enforcement to change their strategies.Recent studies show the faster law enforcement agencies show up to the scene of a crime, the faster it's mitigated.The Savannah-Chatham Public School District currently uses a dual e-mail and phone call system to quickly alert parents... More>>

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    • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

      Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:58:18 GMT
      Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
      Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
    • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:03 GMT
      A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.
      The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing...
    • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

      Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:45 GMT
      Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
      Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half...
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    • 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.
    • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
      Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
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    • 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
    • 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
      SunCruz Facebook pageSunCruz Facebook page
      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.
    • 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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