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    SCDNR Offering Labor Day Boat Safety Inspections

    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings in nearly one dozen counties, including Beaufort. More>>

    Experimental Ebola Drug Heals all Monkeys in Study

    Tobacco plants are being grown in a BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky so that they can be used to help manufacture, ZMAPP, an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola. Tobacco plants are being grown in a BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky so that they can be used to help manufacture, ZMAPP, an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola.

    (AP) - An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made. The monkeys were given the drug, ZMapp, three to five days after they were infected with the virus and when most were showing symptoms. That is several days later than any other experimental Ebola treatment tested so far. The drug also completely protected six other monkeys g... More>>

    Jury Finds Woman Guilty in Fatal Silicone-Injection Case

    Tracey Lynn Garner, charged in the case of a Georgia woman who died in 2012 after an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi. Garner, was initially identified as a man but is now listed in jail records as woman (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Tracey Lynn Garner, charged in the case of a Georgia woman who died in 2012 after an illegal buttocks implant in Mississippi. Garner, was initially identified as a man but is now listed in jail records as woman (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to the 2012 death of a Georgia woman.
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    Shooting on Skidaway Road, Victim Hospitalized

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    A man is in the hospital after a shooting Friday night on Savannah's eastside.
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    GA and SC Law Enforcement Work Together To Catch Impaired Drivers

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    Drivers headed down Highway 17 between Georgia and South Carolina are running into a big checkpoint tonight. Law enforcement agencies are working together to catch drunk drivers and other law-breakers. The operation is called Hands Across the Border. Georgia State Patrol Captain Billy Hitchens said this show of force makes a difference. "We try to have a higher presence on the roadways so hopefully they'll see us, they'll think about their driving habits, and get to their place safely,” s... More>>

    Local Fraternity Donates Backpacks to Georgetown Elementary Video included

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    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has teamed up with "Change for the Next Level," for a local backpack giveaway. More>>

    UPDATE:Parents and Students Who Knew GSU Student Killed in Bar Speak Out Video included

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    A 20 year old is in custody, accused of beating 18 Year old GSU freshman Michael Gatto to death inside a club
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    Mural at Oglethorpe Mall Honors Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Video included

    Local artists creating mural in honor of childhood cancer awareness month
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    Investigators Revisit Cold Cases, Giving Hilton Head Family Hope

    Investigators Revisit Cold Cases, Giving Hilton Head Family Hope

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    Shawn Jones is still listed as ‘missing and endangered,' but it's a case run cold in Beaufort County. It's also just one of the cold cases the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is revisiting in their new cold case media initiative. Shawn Jones's family has a renewed hope that some information will turn up.  More>>

    Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office Looking to Identify Burglary Suspect

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are looking to identify the man they say committed a burglary on Thursday at L2 Technologies on Sea Island Parkway in Lady's Island. More>>

    Savannah Woman Gives a Warning about the IRS Scam

    Savannah Woman Gives a Warning about the IRS Scam Video included

    A Savannah woman gives a warning to others about the IRS Scam.
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    Escapade Casino Ship Forced to Cancel Friday Voyages

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    Viewers tell WSAV that there was police activity Friday afternoon in the area where the Escapade Casino ship is docked. More>>

    Local Doctor's Office Warning Patients of Possible Security Breach

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    Bulloch Pediatrics is warning patients that some of their personal information may have been compromised. More>>

    Bluffton Police Searching For Larceny Suspect

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    The Bluffton Police department is asking for help locating Wilson Alexander Reyes-Nunez who has an outstanding warrant for Petit Larceny and 2 counts of Larceny. More>>

    Proposed Alcohol Ordinance Changes to be Presented at Public Meetings

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    The City of Savannah says they will hold two public presentations next week to present proposed changes to the City's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance. More>>

    17 Year Old Charged In Shooting

    A 17 yearman is in police custody charged in connection with a shooting that happenedin Carver Village area Wednesday night. Josh K. Jones of the 900 block of Carver Street was arrested Thursday night when Violent Crimes detectives and West Chatham Patrol officers served a search warrant athis home.He has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Robert Whitfield Police say Whitfield was shot in the arm, the injury is not life threatening. More>>

    UPDATE: Wanted Child Molester Captured

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    Aundra Maxwell has spent extensive time in the Chatham County Jail on a series of dangerous charges More>>

    Georgia Department of Education Offers Access to Free Digital Textbooks

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    The Georgia Department of Education is reminding teachers, parents and students that they can access free digital textbooks online. The middle and high school course textbooks cover several content areas including Language Arts, Math, Science and several World Languages. They also include supplemental content including study guides, games and quizzes. All textbooks are aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.“As we implement the new standards, we know teachers and parents nee... More>>

    WSAV's Martin Staunton Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Labor Day weekend is when a lot of people come together to say so-long to summer with a bang... but this summer there's been a lot of splash... on the rocks! It's time for News 3's Martin Staunton to put up or shut up. Watch what happens when he accepts the challenge and issues one of his own. More>>

    Argument Over $20 Debt Ends in Murder and Life Prison Sentence

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    A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday following the shooting death of another man over a $20 debt. More>>

    Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work Video included

    Sen. Vincent Sheheen talks to reporters Thursday about Gov. Nikki Haley and DSS. Sen. Vincent Sheheen talks to reporters Thursday about Gov. Nikki Haley and DSS.
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    Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks Thursday at Gov. Nikki Haley over problems at the state Department of Social Services and her claims about the number of DSS clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. More>>

    Bluffton Robbery Suspect Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

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    A Ridgeland man will spend the next 15 years in prison for the violent robbery of a Bluffton convenience store. More>>

    Tybee Island Looking To Increase Water Supply With Well

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    Tybee Island may be surrounded by water, but it's the fresh water that's in demand. The city is looking at building a well on the island to increase the water supply. Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman said the state restricts the amount of water the city can use from the Floridan aquifer and the limited supply could get worse if nothing is done. "There is so much use of that aquifer by industry and new development that there is salt water that is slowly moving in that aquifer,” said Mayor ... More>>

    FEMA: Study Shows Need for More Disaster Planning

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    Half of Americans have not discussed or developed an emergency plan for family members in the event of a local disaster—something FEMA officials say is critical. More>>

    Hunting Island Could Get Fewer Lifeguards Next Season

    Hunting Island Could Get Fewer Lifeguards Next Season

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    A group of local beachgoers has been pushing to get lifeguards on Hunting Island beaches, ever since three people drowned there last summer. Now, the group is concerned that Hunting Island could see even fewer lifeguards than could be installed this season, come summer 2015. The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) installed five lifeguards in June, splitting the $46,000 cost with Beaufort County. However, some feel five lifeguards are not enough protection.  More>>

    Alleged Scam Artist Profiled on Fugitive Files Turns Himself In Video included

    Jeffrey Stuckey turned himself in to police Thursday Jeffrey Stuckey turned himself in to police Thursday
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    Jeffrey Stuckey turned himself into Savannah-Chatham Metro Police A day after being profiled on News 3
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    Tax Notices Go Out to More Than 1900 Delinquent Beaufort Co. Property Owners

    Tax Notices Go Out to More Than 1900 Delinquent Beaufort Co. Property Owners

    If you owe back taxes on your property in Beaufort County, be prepared for an addition to your yard. The county treasurer's office began putting up delinquent tax notices this week. More than 1900 properties will be seeing the orange notices, and if you get one, listen up, you have only til Sunday to pay what you owe before facing even more penalties. "We send out multiple notices, then we send the certified mailing, and that's the only recourse we have left by statute is to physically put ... More>>

    Wanted Sex Offender on the Run in Savannah

    Lorenzo Eady is wanted and on the loose in Savannah Lorenzo Eady is wanted and on the loose in Savannah
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    Lorenzo Eady is wanted for probation violation connected to previous conviction for rape, child molestation and incest
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    UPDATE: Pooler Police Looking for Hit and Run Suspect Video included

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    WSAV has confirmed that a pedestrian has been hit by a car in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge on Highway 80 in Pooler. More>>

    Railroad Signal Components Out On SR 307 at SR 21 in Chatham Co.

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    Georgia DOT says all railroad signal components are non-functional at the intersection of SR 307/Bourne Avenue and SR 21/Augusta Road. More>>

    Heroin Use On The Rise In Georgia

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    Heroin use in Georgia is growing fast. Statistics released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation show an increase of more than 300-percent in submissions to their lab since 2011. More>>

    Fatal Wreck Claims Life of 48-year-old Savannah Man

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    The Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is investigating a wreck that claimed the life of a Savannah man Wednesday night. More>>

    Police Arrest Suspected Battlefield Park Vandal

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    Savannah Police say they have arrested the suspect responsible for vandalizing Battlefield Park during the early morning hours of March 2. More>>

    South Carolina Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery

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    A 28-year-old Ridgeland man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in connection to the robbery of a Bluffton convenience store. More>>

    Former Hilton Head Island High School Substitute Teacher Pleads Guilty

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    News 3 has confirmed a 23-year-old Hilton Head Island High School substitute teacher has been arrested.  Margaret Lamantia is charged with distribution to a minor as well as contributing to the delinquency More>>

    ECSO Warns Public of Deceptive Business Practices

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    The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says they have received several reports from citizens who say individuals have been soliciting area residents, offering to pave their driveway. More>>

    MORE CHARGES: Bank Robbery Suspects Charged in 3rd Robbery

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    The Bluffton Police Department is investigating a Friday morning bank robbery at the Sun Trust Bank on Westbury Way. More>>

    VIDEO: Dino Tracks Discovered in Texas Video included

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    An amazing discovery was recently made in San Antonio, Texas. More>>

    Joan Rivers Stops Breathing During Throat Procedure, Taken to NYC Hospital: Sources

    Source: Getty Images Source: Getty Images

    Comedian Joan Rivers was taken to a Manhattan hospital after she stopped breathing while having throat surgery at a clinic in the city Thursday morning, multiple sources familiar with the situation say. More>>

    Nominations Being Accepted for Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. To nominate a business or individual click here. Awards include Entrepreneur of the Year, Environmental Excellence Award, Small Business of the Year and Safety Awards. Each year the Chamber honors businesses and individuals from all areas of Savannah's economy including small business and tourism. The Awards Luncheon takes place October 9th at the Savannah Civic Center. Contact Small Business E... More>>

    Beaufort Police Search for Sexual Assault Suspect

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    Beaufort Police are on the lookout for a suspect they say sexually assaulted a women in her home Wednesday morning. Police say officers were called to the home on Pigeon Point Road where a female victim said a male with a dark complexion and short braids got into her bed. The suspect then pulled her underwear down, tied her to her bedpost, touched her in a sexual manner and left. The victim also told police she thought the suspect was intoxicated at the time and didn't tie her up until he rea... More>>

    Georgia DOT Suspends Lane Closures for Labor Day Travel

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    The Georgia Department of Transportation is scaling back lane closures due to construction projects across Southeast Georgia this weekend. Between noon on Friday, August 29 and 5 in the morning on Tuesday, September 2, construction lane closures on interstates and major federal or state highways are restricted.Georgia DOT says motorists should still use caution in construction zones as some crews may still be working and heavy equipment will remain close to highways. In addition, an emergency... More>>

    UPDATE: Soldier Scam Artist Found in California

    Brett Mymo is wanted in several counties for scamming folks out of cash Brett Mymo is wanted in several counties for scamming folks out of cash
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    One family wants your help finding the man that scammed them in this Fugitive Files extra.
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    UPDATE: GA Hgwy 307 now OPEN Following Morning Crash Video included

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have halted traffic on Georgia Highway 307 at the railroad tracks just East of Georgia Highway 21 after a tractor-trailer vs train collision. More>>

    Child found abandoned behind College Park dumpster

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     A small child was found abandoned behind a dumpster in College Park Thursday morning. More>>

    Alleged Female Gang Members Pled Guilty To Lying To FBI

    United States Attorney Bill Nettles says a gang member has pled guilty to making false statementstoFederal Bureau of Investigation agents. Investigators say Chason Renee Chasealso known as Lady Jamaica, pled guilty in federal court today. Chase allegedly made the statements during a kidnapping investigation. Investigators say she is an admitted gang member. More>>

    SCAD buying Meddin Studios

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    Savannah College of Art and Design officials tell News 3 they've purchased Meddin Studios off of Louisville Road. The small production studio and rental house has seen a string of financial difficulties along with being named in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Sarah Jones. Jones was killed in a train accident while working on the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" back in February. Nick Gant, the former creative director and co-owner of Meddin, was listed as an executive producer of the... More>>

    Elderly Florida Man Left in Hot Sun for Hours Video included

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    A 90-year-old Florida man is in critical condition after deputies say his nurses at Aristocrat Nursing in Naples left him outside in his wheelchair in the heat for nearly three hours. More>>

    Macy’s Awards $3,000 Grant to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

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    Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has been awarded $3,000 in grant funding from Macy's to be utilized for its emergency youth shelter program. More>>

    Helmet Decal to Honor GA Bulldog Legend

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    A special decal will be worn on the Georgiafootballhelmets on Saturday, honoring Bulldog legend Dan Magill who died last Saturday at the age of 93. More>>

    National Park Service Selects Mitchelville for Conference Site

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    The National Park Service says they are planning to hold a workshop on Hilton Head Island for members of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. More>>

    Thursday Night Blitz Preview: Johnson and Toombs Prep for Big Game

    The WSAV Thursday Night Blitz game of the week features a first this evening.

    The Toombs County Bulldogs are hosting the Johnson Atom Smashers in a first-ever meeting between the schools on the football field.
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    Our Hometown: PAC Kids Open Auditions for Fall Production

    Aspiring thespians, listen up! The Performing Arts Collective of Savannah's kids group PAC Kids is holding open auditions for their fall production- 12 Angry Pigs. More>>

    Kids and Guns: How young is too young? Video included

    A tragic accident in Arizona, as a 9-year-old girl accidentally shoots and kills her instructor at a gun range while using a fully automatic weapon.In the video you can see the girl's instructor allow her to fire the weapon on semi-automatic once.But then he switches the 8 pound Uzi from semi-automatic to full auto."For a child of that size, it is difficult to handle until you have had the opportunity to shoot the gun semi-auto and maybe semi-auto a few times as fast as you can pull the trigg... 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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    • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      Saturday, August 30 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 06:30:45 GMT
      California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.
      Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or...
    • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Saturday, August 30 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:12:50 GMT
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...
    • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Friday, August 29 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:49:49 GMT
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.
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    • Thief steals lawn equipment from struggling Spring Hill family

      Thief steals lawn equipment from struggling Spring Hill family

      Friday, August 29 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:44:24 GMT
      Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.
      A thief stole a trailer full of lawn equipment from a home in Spring Hill overnight on Wednesday.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.“I wanted to die. I really did,” he said.He used the lawn equipment to cut grass for free for people suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions.
      A thief stole a trailer full of lawn equipment from a home in Spring Hill overnight on Wednesday.Michael Depace says he was asleep when more than $3,500 worth of lawn equipment was stolen.“I wanted to die. I really did,” he said.He used the lawn equipment to cut grass for free for people suffering from cancer and other serious health conditions.
    • College of Charleston student creates city guide app

      College of Charleston student creates city guide app

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:46:24 GMT
      As you are making plans for what to do this Labor Day weekend, there's an app for that. An app called ionCharleston was developed right here in the Low Country, by a business student at the College of Charleston. 22-year old Kenny Ridgell is the President of the company… and then there's school. “I'm a full time student… I'm taking around 13 hours, and thinking about picking up a computer science class to get some coding, pretty busy… working around 40 hours a week and going to school.” ...
      As you are making plans for what to do this Labor Day weekend, there's an app for that. An app called ionCharleston was developed right here in the Low Country, by a business student at the College of Charleston. 22-year old Kenny Ridgell is the President of the company… and then there's school. “I'm a full time student… I'm taking around 13 hours, and thinking about picking up a computer science class to get some coding, pretty busy… working around 40 hours a week and going to school.” ...
    • Slain gun instructor's kids: We want to comfort the girl who accidentally killed our dad

      Slain gun instructor's kids: We want to comfort the girl who accidentally killed our dad

      Friday, August 29 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:05:03 GMT
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      The grieving children of Charles Vacca, the Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed while teaching a 9-year-old student how to shoot an Uzi, say they plan on reaching out to the girl's family with a message of comfort.
      The grieving children of Charles Vacca, the Arizona gun instructor accidentally killed while teaching a 9-year-old student how to shoot an Uzi, say they plan on reaching out to the girl's family with a message of comfort.
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    • WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

      WEATHER: Waterspout Spotted Off the Coast of Tybee Island

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      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.
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      Local Flooding and Weather Damage

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      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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