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    GA Governor Staff Raises Exceed Those For Teachers, Others

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    (AP) - Many of Gov. Nathan Deal's top aides and senior executive branch officials got raises in 2015, according to a new analysis from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The governor himself continues to draw a $139,339 salary. But the newspaper found that (http://bit.ly/1aCZ8Lw ) several top aides in his office saw their pay rise by about 10 percent, nearly pulling even with their boss. Chief of Staff Chris Riley now receives $138,500. Six other top lieutenants are paid $137,500. Several C... More>>

    UPDATE: Victim Identified In Statesboro Fatal Shooting

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    A fatal shooting occurred early this morning at Campus Crossing apartments in Statesboro near Paulson Stadium.One non-student dead and one student injured in the incident. The injured student was treated and released from the hospital.Statesboro Police issued an alert for a suspect the department says may have been involved in an incident that occurred on Lanier Drive early Friday morning. Police believe this was an isolated incident.According to Statesboro Police, the suspect they are search... More>>

    SCMPD Investigating Possible Suspicious Man On Whitemarsh Island Trail

    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Islands Precinct detectives are investigating reports from a teen-aged girl that a male grabbed her arm while she was jogging on a wood-covered walking trail on Whitemarsh Island, Thursday. More>>

    Bands, Brews, and BBQ Returns to Port Royal

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    The Bands, Brews, and BBQ festival and competition returned to The Shed in Port Royal on Parris Avenue for the sixth time. On Friday and Saturday, a wing judging and BBQ judging brought out locals who put their taste to the test.There were 26 groups in the running for best barbecue on Saturday. Crowds gathered on the street to try some of each from noon to 4 p.m. The event's admission cost and other fees went toward Friends of Carolina Hospice of Beaufort. More>>

    Bill Would Give S.C. Hunters Buck Limit

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    Hunting regulations could change statewide, if a bill passes. Senate bill 454 sets up a limit on the number of bucks South Carolina hunters can kill. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says it could help keep population controlled. Some hunters say the population should be preserved the way the bill prescribes, while others say it's not enough.South Carolina deer hunters describe their sport as a way of life, a culture."Deer hunting in South Carolina is huge," David Paul Murray says.Ho... More>>

    Bill In The Works To Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales During St. Patrick’s Day Festival

    We're about two weeks away until Savannah goes green for St. Patrick's Day festivities. The full celebration and parade takes place on Tuesday, March 17th but the four day festival will fall on a Sunday creating problems for local bars to be open and sell alcohol. Right now bars are only allowed to sell on sundays for this kind of festival if the Sunday falls between March 16th-18th. More>>

    UPDATE: Coroner Releases Identity of Beaufort County Crash Victim

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed one driver in Beaufort County on Friday night. Lance Corporal Hannah Wimberly says two vehicles collided at 6:43 p.m. at Hwy 21, Trask Pkwy., and Detour Road. A Crown Victoria, driven by Desmon Simmons, was turning left onto Detour Road, and struck the Honda SUV traveling on Trask Pkwy. The SUV overturned several times, and the driver was killed. One passenger, Margaret Scanlon of Alexandria, VA, was taken to Beaufort Memo... More>>

    BSS Powder Puff Game In Savannah

    Girls from Blessed Sacrament School hit the grid-iron for a good cause Friday.
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    Ridgeland Man Arrested on Drug, Firearms Charges

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office arrested 31-year-old Hakeem Mitchell of Ridgeland for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun. Sheriff's deputies were patrolling the Main Street area in Hilton Head, after investigating an armed robbery earlier that day, when they encountered Mitchell in the Ramada Inn parking lot. Considered a suspicious person, a vehicle search yielded drugs and a handgun stolen in Georgia. More>>

    Costs to Plant Vogtle Going Up

    Georgia Power officials say the cost of expanding a nuclear plant near Augusta has reached roughly $7.5 billion. More>>

    Hilton Head Water Temporary Water Outage Set for Monday

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    TheHilton Head Public Service District (PSD) says there will be a temporary water outage on Monday, March 2. This is set from 9 a.m. to noon, for customers on Spanish Wells Road between Bryant Road and Nazarene Road.Sassafras Lane, Trinh Palace Way, and the Timbercrest Subdivision willexperience the outage.According to the PSD, this is necessary to allow them to complete a water supply main project in the area. More>>

    MCAS Beaufort Warns of Increased Jet Noise

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    The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Beaufort is warning the surrounding area of some increased jet noisebeginning Monday, March 2, and lasting through Friday, March 6. In a news release, the Air Station says pilots will be training during this time, to maintain operational and combat readiness, and conduct carrier landing practice inpreparation for deployment. The following times are a list of peak training times: Monday, March 2, through Thursday, March 5, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Frid... More>>

    Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence Director Placed on Leave

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    The Board of Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) has voted to place the school's director, Dandi Daniels, on administrative leave with pay. In a news release, the Board says this decision was effective immediately, beginning with their February 25 meeting. The Board says this is to allow them time to review the relationship with Daniels as Director. She will be paid salary and all benefits during the leave. The Board meets next on March 4, at 5:15 p.m. to review the decision f... More>>

    Missing Colombian Man Found Dead in Savannah Hotel Room

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating the death of a Colombian man whose disappearance has been the subject of national news in Colombia.Andres Felipe Blackburn Cardona, 43, was found dead by cleaning staff in a Broughton Street hotel just before 2 p.m. Thursday.Foul play is not suspect police said.Cardona is a member of a political family in Colombia.An autopsy is being performed to determine a cause of death. More>>

    FedEx Truck Overturns on I-16

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    The driver of a semi escaped injury Friday night when a mechanical problem caused the truck to overturn. More>>

    PolyCase Ammo: Manufacturing "Green" Bullets in Savannah Video included

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    A Savannah-based company is changing the way the world looks at bullets and ammunition."These are bullets that we've not only invented from a design perspective but also from a manufacturing perspective," said PolyCase founder and CEO, Paul Lemke.PolyCase boasts something no one else in their industry can, they've created an eco-friendly bullet."Because we're using a copper-polymer matrix, no lead," said Lemke. "We have a green bullet by definition."Several states, like California, have regul... More>>

    CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENTS: "I Believe It Was Murder" Video included

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    County Commissioner Yusuf Shabazz speaks out about the Charles Smith shooting and Grand Jury decision   
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    Commissioners Vote to Search for New Police Chief

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    We're now one step closer to a new Chatham County Police Department
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    BCSO Searches for Missing and Endangered Woman

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman they say is missing and endangered. Margaret McCleskey was last seen on Thursday, February 26, at her home. She was wearing gray pants, gray slip on shoes, and a dark blue wool jacket with dark blue anchor buttons. McCleskey is known to always wear a silver ring with sapphires. Recently, she has been driving to parking lots in the area in the 2011 Honda Accord pictured. The vehicle tag is SC BZV 839. If you have any information reg... More>>

    Honor Flight Savannah Seeks WWII Veterans

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    The Honor Flight Savannah began as a trip to honor those called "The Greatest Generation" of veterans who served in WWII. Each May and September, Honor Flight Savannah takes veterans to see the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. They are currently taking applications for their May 1 trip, and they ask more urgently that veterans apply."They are getting harder to find," Ed Wexler says of WWII veterans.Wexler is organizing his seventh trip helping with the Honor Flight. He says, unfortunately, t... More>>

    Tybee Island Moves Ahead To Create Smoking Ban

    The beaches at Tybee Island could soon be smoke free. As the city council moves forward with a proposal to ban smoking. Following last nights meeting and approval, city leaders are working on drafting an ordinance. More>>

    Soldier cites "Training" Helped Him Rescue Teen Hit by Car Video included

    A morning walk to the bus stop ended with a trip to the hospital for a Savannah teenager. Soldier comes to the teens rescue and speaks out about the accident. More>>

    Safety Tips from Burton Firefighters amid Rash of Fires

    Burton firefighters say that smoke detectors have saved two families this week and say they can help you too."We'll come out do a home inspection, throw up some smoke detectors if needed, and even test them for them," said Alex Murray. That service is free of charge, but there are also some important things you can do on your own to keep you family safe. "A big thing we need to look at this time of year, are space heaters, if it heats we need to keep it at least three feet away from anythin... More>>

    Plan To Save Home On Site Of New Central Precinct Building

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    There is now a plan to save an historic home at the site of Metro's new central precinct building. More>>

    "The Department Was Being Neutral, Didn't Want to Take His Side" Video included

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    Officer David Jannot's lawyer says the SCMPD never contacted his client during entire shooting investigation
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    GREAT VIDEO: Port Wentworth Police Stop Burglar in the Act Video included

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    Body cameras catch all the action as the Port Wentworth Police Department interrupt a burglary in progress More>>

    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Finishing Schools

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment.
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    UPDATE: Teen Hurt in Wreck

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    The wreck occurred on Montgomery Street between DeRenne Avenue and Hunter Army Airfield, closing south bound lanes of Montgomery Street near the accident scene. Road closures are expected until at least 10 a.m. MAIT continues to investigate. More>>

    Leonard Nimoy, known for iconic character Spock, dies at 83

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. Although Nimoy followed his 1966-69 "Star Trek" run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in the public's mind he would always be Spock. His half-human, h... More>>

    UPDATE: HHI HS Lockdown Lifted, Suspect Search Continues

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    Officials with the Beaufort County School District say Hilton Head High School was placed on modified lock down due to an investigation into an armed robbery. The Sheriff's Office is investigating and armed robbery incident occurring at the Stock Exchange shortly after 10:00 am Friday morning. Officials say everyone should expect heavy law enforcement activity in the Main Street and US 278 area for a few hours. The suspect is described as an African American male, 5'03", 150 lbs, gold teeth... More>>

    County Commission Approves Search Firm for New Police Chief

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    County commission approves to interview and retain a search firm to recruit new county police chief. Vote passes 7 -1 with Yusef habazz with the only dissenting vote.Chariman Al Scott says negotiations have continued and making progress, but they feel it is important to start the search process. There is roughly 1 year and 20 days left in the original 18-month deadline for a merger agreement and splitting departments. More>>

    Mass Murder in Southern Missouri

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    TYRONE, Mo. (MEDIA GENERAL) – Nine people are dead and authorities in Missouri are investigating six separate scenes. The alleged shooter has been found dead in a car from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. During a Friday morning news conference, Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Kinder said police would not be releasing the names of the dead until they could be sure next of kin had been notified. In all, seven people were found shot to death, an elderly woman appears to have died from na... More>>

    Charles Smith Family to File $3M Lawsuit

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    The family of Charles Smith has served notice that they will file a $3 million wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Savannah, Chatham County and the Metro Police Department. A spokesperson for the city says he is aware of the filing bas has not yet conferred with the city attorney. Smith was shot and killed by a SCMPD police officer last September. More>>

    Actor Will Patton Arrested for DUI

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    Police in South Carolina charged actor Will Patton, best known for his rolls in "Armageddon" and "Remember the Titans," with a DUI.Officers pulled him over Tuesday night in Isle of Palms after they say he crossed over a traffic median. Police say Patton's eyes were bloodshot and he admitted to drinking before getting behind the wheel.Patton has posted bond and will have to appear in court on March 25th. More>>

    SC Prison Disturbance

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    Seven officers and two inmates were treated following a "disturbance" at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. More>>

    City considering changes to alcohol ordinance

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    For more than a year, the City has been working to draft comprehensive revisions to Savannah's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance. The City has spent several months meetings with residents, students, business owners, and other groups that have an interest in alcohol regulation within the city. The feedback has been invaluable in helping to shape the proposed ordinance. Based on that feedback, City Manager Stephanie Cutter announces today that she will recommend to Council the addition of a new pe... More>>

    Llama Chase through Sun City, Arizona

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    (KPNX) Two llamas running through Sun City, Arizona drew a crowd of curious onlookers and several area residents who were trying to herd the animals Thursday afternoon.The pair, one black and one white, dodged cars as they moved from a field into a neighborhood.Two of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office members tried to corral the llamas with their SUVs. Though they attempted to capture the twosome multiple times, the llamas bolted deeper into a neighborhood.Eventually, the white llama was lasso... More>>

    Rally & March Held Following Charles Smith Grand Jury Decision

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    Some community leaders held what they called a peaceful public gathering Thursday night in the wake of the grand jury decision in the Charles Smith police shooting case. 

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    UPDATE: Bomb threats made in Glynn and Long Counties

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    Bomb threats were called in to three buildings in Glynn County around 2:30pm Thursday. The Harold Pate Building, which holds local government offices, the Glynn County Courthouse, and South Georgia Health Systems. All courthouses in the county and the Pate building have been evacuated and Camden County and Coast Guard Bomb Units were called in to assist. The Glynn County Sheriff's Office asks everyone in the area to stay clear of these areas if possible and are posting updates. This is on to... More>>

    Cell Phone Slow Down: Hampering 911 Response Video included

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    In an emergency, every second counts, so a fast response from emergency crews is always important.But could your cell phone be slowing down the time it takes for those responders to find you?Metro PD Lieutenant Jeff Olson says while they are convenient, cell phones make it hard to pinpoint where you are calling from if you don't know an exact address."The signal actually is associated with cell towers and a lot of times we'll actually get the location of the tower."When cell phones first gain... More>>

    Tybee Council Seeking Alternatives to Plastic Bag Ban Video included

    A proposal to ban plastic bags on Tybee Island may get trashed.Not only is the state legislature taking an stance on the debate but so is a Tybee council member. More>>

    Powder Puff Game to Support Savannah Man with Proteus Syndrome

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    Blessed Sacrament students are anxious for tomorrow's Powder Puff football game. More>>

    South Effingham Middle Comes out to Kick Cancer for Ethan Ferguson Video included

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    Finding out your child has cancer is devastating enough for a parent, but learning a tumor you thought was gone for good has come back is a nightmare.And for the family of Ethan Ferguson, that nightmare is a very unfortunate reality.Ethan is a soccer player at South Effingham Middle School who was recently diagnosed, for the second time, with a brain tumor.So for their first game of the season Thursday night, both the girls and boys soccer teams along with hundreds of fans packed the stadium ... More>>

    Naval Hospital Beaufort Opens Dermatology Clinic in VA

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    A new dermatology clinic is another way for the VA at the Naval Hospital in Beaufort to serve those who served their country. Hospital staff cut the ribbon to the clinic today. They say a growing veteran and active duty military population in the Lowcountry calls for more specialty clinics, particularly when it brings convenience to patients."Right now, if a veteran needs dermatology services, they typically would have to go all the way to Charleston for that...we certainly don't want them ha... More>>

    ARREST MADE: Beaufort Police Arrest Suspected Hair Extension Thief

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    The Beaufort Police Department is looking for a man whose picture was caught on a shop's surveillance camera, stealing hair extensions. Investigators say he shoved the hair extensions into his pants and walked out of the store without paying. The man was wearing a shirt with the saying, "REAL realize everyone ain't loyal."The picture has also been posted to the department's Facebook page, in hopes that someone can identify the man. If you have information, you are asked to contact Investigato... More>>

    Wayne County Students Enjoy Concert By The Band Perry

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    Wayne County High School's gym was turned into a concert venue today - as the students were rewarded for winning a national contest with a private performance by the Band Perry.
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    Drug Problems Decline at Hilton Head HS

    "I think that the issues have died down a lot especially since this fall," said Ella Patrick. Students at Hilton Head High School say the Xanax problem the school had before the holidays has almost disappeared."Kids have learned about the consequences, and with all those videos we've been seeing ont he morning news, I think its really been helping," said Ella Bracket. Late last year several students were caught with Xananx on campus, and one even was taken to the hospital. Principal Amanda ... More>>

    Chilling Phone Calls from Inmate Predicting Death in Custody

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    News 3 has obtained jailhouse recordings of an inmate pleading for medical care before dying in custody.
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    Long County High School evacuated for bomb threat

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    Long County High School has been evacuated after someone called and said there was a bomb in the building. According to Long County Assistant Fire Chief, Shawn Smith, the school was evacuated shortly after the call was received around 2:30 pm Thursday. According to Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles the children are currently being held at Smiley Elementary School not far from the High School. Nobles said they are waiting for a bomb unit to arrive to do a sweep of the area. More>>

    UPDATE: Fiance Charged With Murder

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     Woman found dead inside her Apache ave apartment this afternoon

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    Special treat for Wayne County High students

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    Wayne County High School students are got a special treat Thursday, a private performance from the country music act The Band Perry. The school won the concert in a nationwide contest put on by State Farm Insurance. Find out more about what they did and see a little of the show they got to enjoy, starting at 5pm on WSAV News 3. More>>

    Wayne County Prepares for Midnight Rider Trial

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    Four people associated with the production of the now defunct film Midnight Rider will be going to trial soon, three of them on March 9th. Randall Miller, director of the film, Jody Savin, the producer, and Jay Sedrish, the executive producer, all face charges of criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter. The fourth defendant, Hillary Schwartz, the assistant director was arrested and charged about two months after her three co-defendants. Schwartz and her lawyer claim that she was prom... More>>

    Greenbriar Children's Center Award

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    Yesterday, Greenbriar Children's Center held its annual awards luncheon. The agency recognized and congratulated 2014 volunteers for their commitment to making a difference. Greenbriar awarded its 2014 Volunteers (corporate and Individual) of the Year, 2014 Media and Community Partners, and recognized 2014 Gift wRAP OFF contestants. 2014 Volunteers of the Year: The Westin, Savannah Harbor- Corporate Kim Gusby, WSAV- Individual 2014 Community Partner of the Year: Savannah Metropolitan Ro... More>>

    Our Hometown: Painting Fundraiser to Benefit Blessings in a Book Bag

    Want to explore your artistic side while helping out a great cause? Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the next "From the heART BASH" at The Art Bash Studio Friday, February 27, at 6:30 with local radio personality Lady Mahogany. 100% of the proceeds benefit Blessings in a Book Bag, Inc.
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    Child with Incurable Disease Becomes K9 Cop for a Day

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    (WBBH) Florida's Cape Coral Police Department has sworn in its youngest canine officer: 8-year-old Zachary Boucher who has snagged his dream job.Boucher wanted to be a police officer since he was old enough to talk. He battles a disease with no cure and the Cape Coral Police Department decided to make Tuesday a day he'll probably never forget."I feel cool," said Boucher.The child suffers from an autoimmune disorder with no cure - Hypogammaglobulinemia. He has had several surgeries and goes in... More>>

    Madonna Takes Nasty Fall During Brit Awards

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    Dressed like a matador, Madonna took the stage at the Brit Awards, only to take a nasty tumble following a wardrobe malfunction in London's O2 Arena.After the fall, Madonna continued on with the show and reassured her millions of followers that her cape was simply tied too tight. More>>

    Arrested Terrorists Have Savannah Ties

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    Three New York men are currently in FBI custody for planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS. They mayhave a connection to Savannah, Ga.One of the men was detained as he tried to board a New York flight to Turkey. They were originally pinpointed after they had posted a few sentences on an Uzbeki website causing a federal probe in August:"Is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here? What I'm saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do?"The FB... More>>

    Washington D.C. Legalizes Marijuana

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    Marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C. as of midnight, February 26, 2015.The change has led to a battle with Congress.D.C. residents, 21-years-old and over, can legally possess up to two ounces of pot for personal use and grow as many as six plants at home. The main restrictions, however, is that you can't sell it, grow it outdoors, or smoke it inside your home.Because the District of Columbia is the capital and not a state like Alaska, Colorado and Washington, it answers to Congress. Des... More>>

    Two Pounds Of Marijuana Taken Off Savannah Streets

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    One person is in custody following an investigation conducted by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT). CNT agents, while working in an undercover capacity, were able to develop information that 63-year-old Mark Burroughs of Hardeeville, South Carolina was involved in illegal drug activity. Agents say the investigation revealed that Burroughs was conducting his illegal drug activities while working in his capacity as a district manager over several Circle K stores in Chatham C... More>>

    Information Sessions Scheduled for Proposed LCP Cleanup Plan

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    Two informational sessions will be held Thursday in Brunswick concerning the EPA's proposed plan to clean up the rest of the LCP Superfund site, once one of the worst examples of industrial pollution in the nation. The plan, alternative six, has been proposed as the preferred clean up for the remaining problems at and near the site, which was put on the EPA's Superfund National Priorities list back in 1995. More>>

    The "New" Back River Bridge, when will it be ready for Cars?

    An update on just when the replacement structure for the Back River Bridge will be complete and ready for traffic
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    Mayor Jackson and Chief Lumpkin issue statements on Smith ruling

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    Mayor Edna Jackson and SCMPD Chief Jack Lumpkin released statements to News 3 concerning the ruling by a Savannah Grand Jury to not pursue charges against David Jannot, the officer who shot and killed Charles Smith in September:Mayor Jackson's statement: "The Grand Jury today issued a recommendation to the District Attorney in the case of one of our Police Officers and his involvement in the death of one of our citizens. I am not here to comment whether that was the right decision or the w... More>>

    Teammates Support Ethan Ferguson Video included

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    Teammates and the community coming to support Ethan's last soccer game before brain surgery
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    UPDATE: Execution Date Set for Sole Georgia Female Death Row Inmate

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    (AP) An execution date has been set for Georgia's only female death row inmate.  More>>

    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Greg Grant

    Here's today's Celebrating Black History Moment with Dr. Jamal Toure'.
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    Our Hometown: Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club Oyster Roast

    Grab your oyster shuckers and get in on a great cause to help kids in our community. The Frank Callen Boys and Girls Clubs of Savannah is hosting its first-annual Oyster Roast this Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.
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    Up to 18 Million Non-Anthem Customers at Risk

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    Between 8.8 to 18 million non-Anthem customers may be at risk from the recent insurance data breach, according to a statement from Anthem. Anthem is part of a national network of independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, the second-largest U.S. health insurer. Those Blue Cross Blue Shield customers are potentially affected because their records may be included in the anthem database that was hacked.The stolen information includes names, birthdays, medical insurance ID's, social securi... More>>

    Southwest Airlines Grounds 128 Jets

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    Southwest Airlines grounded 128 jets for safety inspections.The airline said it discovered an overdue required maintenance check for the standby hydraulic system. The carrier had identified 182 aircraft that had overflown the check.Southwest voluntarily removed the jets from service and began the maintenance checks and disclosed the matter to the FAA. The grounding resulted in roughly 80 flight cancellations on Tuesday, but managers anticipate minimal impact on operations today. More>>

    EPA Cleanup Plan for Brunswick Site Questioned Video included

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    It has been called one of the nation's most dangerous examples of industrial pollution. The LCP site in Brunswick is one of four EPA Superfund sites in Glynn County—places that hazardous waste has made inhabitable and require long term cleanup. It's one of four EPA Superfund sites in Glynn County. The LCP Site looks much like the rest of the land you see along the Georgia coast. Surrounded by marsh and waterways, the ... More>>

    Man Convicted in Deaths of 'American Sniper' Author, Friend

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    A former Marine has been convicted in the deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend at a shooting range.Jurors returned the verdict Tuesday against Eddie Ray Routh, whose attorneys had mounted an insanity defense and said he suffered from psychosis. Since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case, the 27-year-old receives an automatic life sentence without parole in the deaths of the famed Navy SEAL and Chad Littlefield.The men had taken Routh ... More>>

    E-Cigarette Business In Pooler Wants To Amend Smoking Ban

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    A smoking ban in Pooler is getting some blow back. A local business that sells e-cigarettes is challenging the rule. It became illegal this year to light up in any public indoor areas in the city. The Smoke Free Air Ordinance not only bans cigarette smoke but also electronic cigarettes in public places. You also have to stand at least 10 feet away from a building. Back in November, more than 80 percent of voters approved the ban In the past, customers of Vapor Trails could try the E-Cigare... More>>

    Former Chief Lovett Attempts to Delay Time Behind Bars

    Attorneys for former Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department Chief Willie Lovettfiled a motion Tuesday in federal court today to keep him out of prison until his appeal is heard.Lovett was convicted on November 21st on charges including extortion and conspiracy. He was sentenced to 90 months behind bars.Lovett's attorneys have filed an appeal in case, claiming discriminatory practices during jury selection. More>>

    General McIntosh to Close Monday

    Due to inclement weather, General McIntosh is now scheduled to be closed to traffic beginning Monday, March 2 and continuing for most of the remainder of the President Street project. Cold weather and rain prohibits the paving of East Broad, which must be completed for the project to move on to General McIntosh. During this closure, traffic will continue on President Street to East Broad Street. Four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction) on President Street will remain open at all ti... More>>

    FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Remembering Pastor Greg Tyson Video included

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    First Jerusalem Baptist Church Pastor passed away this weekend
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    No Federal charges in Trayvon Martin death

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says George Zimmerman will not face federal civil rights charges in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The department announced its decision Tuesday, saying that there was not enough evidence to bring federal civil rights charges, which would have required proof that the killing was motivated by racial animosity. Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder in July 2013. He has said he shot Martin in s... More>>

    Manatees Clog Storm Drain

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    (WESH) A total of 19 manatees were rescued from a Florida storm drain early Tuesday morning.After a nearby resident heard their cries, the rescue of manatees began in Satellite Beach on Monday night.Fire crews, SeaWorld and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials worked together to rescue the manatees., which they say were searching for fresh water when they became stuck.Read more: http://bit.ly/1FontOh More>>

    Allegiant Airlines Returns To Savannah-Hilton Head International

    Allegiant Airlines, the low-cost carrier that offered flights from Savannah-Hilton Head to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for about a year in 2010-2011, is returning to the market offering inexpensive flights to three cities in Ohio. Airport officials say they hope locals will take advantage of the low-cost fares - but that the amount of tourism traffic the area gets from the state of Ohio was the main deciding factor for Allegiant to make a return. More>>

    Donors Needed to Boost Blood Supply

    The Lowcountry is in desperate need of blood donors. The Blood Alliance, which supplies all the blood toBeaufort and Jasper County hospitals, has a dwindling supply. Representatives say all types are needed urgently.The Blood Alliance has issued these guidelines: +To give blood, you need to be at least 17 years of age and in generally good health. Be sure to have a good meal and to hydrate before coming in to donate. More>>

    CCYC on Tour

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    The Chatham County Youth Commission began the 2nd day of theirAnnual Legislative Tour arriving in Washington, DC with cold temperatures before they went to theWhite House, where they metwith members of PresidentObama's Administration aboutyouth initiatives and their concerns in Savannah/Chatham County.They visited theUS Capitol and went to a lecture atthe US Supreme Court before traveling north to Philadelphia, PA for the night. On Tuesday, the Youth Commission will travel to New York to sp... More>>

    Our Hometown: Registration Open for 2015 HSF Race for Preservation

    Get ready to lace up your running shoes! Registration is now open for the 2015 Historic Savannah Foundation's Ninth Annual Race for Preservation. More>>

    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Joseph Conyers

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment.
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    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Dr. Zachary Cooper

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment.
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    Suspect in Holly Bobo Case Dead in Apparent Suicide

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    Suspect and key witness in the Holly Bobo case is dead in an apparent suicide. The suspect, Shayne Austin, was allegedly tied to the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo. He was never indicted and was originally offered immunity for his testimony in the case.Holly Bobo disappeared in April 2011 from her family home in Tennessee. More>>

    Jet from MCAS Beaufort Crashes in Georgia

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    Officials with Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort have identified the pilots crew onboard a 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F/A-18 Hornet that crashed Sunday near Statenville, Ga. More>>

    Tanger Outlets Savannah Looking To Hire 900 Employees

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    We're less than two months away from the grand opening of the Tanger Outlets in Pooler. Before those doors can open, the company is looking to hire 900 employees. There's a job fair Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center on Fahm Street in Savannah. Retailers like Nike, Coach, and Old Navy will be there. Hourly and salaried positions are available. Applicants should bring multiple copies of their resume. "Love a bargain, love a brand new outlet mall, love the stores,”... More>>

    Beaufort Mayor: Cutbacks Could Come to Public Safety if Bill Passes

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    Some Beaufort City personnel could be in the line of fire, if a bill is passed that would take millions out of the City's budget. Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling says the pending legislation would mean police and fire departments would have to be scaled back. However, Keyserling hopes citizens will stand together against the bill that would put a cap on business license fees. These are the fees businesses must pay to operate within city limits. Keyserling says the revenue makes up a big chunk... More>>

    Chatham County Sheriff's Deputy Fired for Sexual Assault

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    According to Chatham County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, Gena Bilbo, in early February the Chatham County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a former inmate claiming a deputy had improper contact with her during her incarceration.Internal Affairs launched an investigation into the matter.The internal investigation uncovered more victims and enough evidence to launch a separate criminal investigation by the Criminal Investigative Division.The Deputy, Deon Gibson, was placed on adminis... More>>

    Paving Roads In Bulloch County

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    A growing area of Bulloch county will soon have one less dirt road...making life a little easier for those who live there.
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    City offering early sales on St. Pats parking

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    The City of Savannah's Mobility and Parking Services Department is offering a pre-sale on parking spaces for the largest celebration of the year. For Saturday, March 14th, Sunday March 15th and Tuesday, March 17th revelers can get one of 351 parking spaces in two downtown parking lots for $20 a day. More>>

    Concealed Weapons Permits Climbing in SC

    People in the Palmetto State are packing.....almost 260,000. In just four years, the number of concealed weapons permits issued has nearly doubled. There are nearly 8,000 concealed weapons permits in just Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties, one of those holding is Andy Nimmer. "You know people getting shot, people getting robbed, places getting broken into, I just wanted to basically be able to protect myself and my family," Nimmer said. Nimmer certainly isn't alone, over at the Palmetto ... More>>

    Police Search for Car Break-in Suspect

    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Islands Precinct investigators are trying to find the suspect who attempted to use a credit card stolen from a vehicle parked at a church daycare. Police say the someone broke into the car on Jan. 15, at about 9:15 a.m., at Isle of Hope Methodist Church, near Central Avenue and Parkersburg Road. Investigators believe the suspect broke the parked mini van's windows after noticing an unattended wallet left inside. Credit cards contained in the ... More>>

    Pole Position Shuts Its Doors in Savannah Mall

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    The Pole Position Raceway has closed its doors in the Savannah Mall.According to a sign on the front doors, they decided to close the location due to pending litigation.However, the sign also says they are looking for an alternative spot to bring the business and provide their "authentic, exhilarating and safe racing experience to racers in Savannah in the future."If you have any questions regarding the closure, you can e-mail them at: infoSAV@polepositionracewayny.com. More>>

    Effingham Deputies arrest man for child pornography

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    Officials with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office say they arrested a man for Sexual Exploitation of Children Monday morning. 39-year-old Eddie Castro was arrested at his Port Wentworth home after investigators removed a computer, several cell phones, and other digital media devices after discovered several suspected images of child pornography. Officials say Deputies started looking into Castro weeks ago. Castro was transported to the Effingham County Jail after he was arrested. The Effin... More>>

    SC Police Dept. arrest Disney Ice Queen Elsa for cold weather

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    HANAHAN, SC (WCBD) - As another blast of cold weather moves into South Carolina police in Hanahan think they might have found the culprit, Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen.Monday police in Hanahan spotted the snow queen freezing a fountain and took her into custody. Elsa was later released after the ice melted.Glass Slipper Productions set up the event, they're a local company that provides princess themed parties in the Lowcountry.The actress playing Elsa is Courtney Fazley, of West Ashley,... More>>

    Red Cross Volunteers and Bluffton Firefighters Team Up for Fire Safety

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    On the heels of the American Red Cross assisting four families after home fires in the Beaufort area in less than 24 hours over the weekend, the Red Cross and the Bluffton Fire Department will be conducting a Fire Safety Smoke Alarm Blitz in the Goethe Road neighborhood, Wednesday, February 25. 

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    Celebrating Black History: Selma to Savannah

    Next month we'll mark the 50th anniversary of a moment that would define the civil rights movement of the south and change the course of history.
    The march on Selma, Alabama and the moments leading up to that fateful day are now chronicled on the big screen in an Oscar nominated film.
    But did you know that there are a few local  connections?
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    Georgia Arson Dog Passes Away

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    After a brief illness, Georgia's sixth and longest-serving arson dog has passed away. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says Cotton, 15, died February 19th. The arson detection labrador retriever came to Georgia in 2003 after training at the Maine State Police Training Center. He and his handler, Investigator Bruce Gourley investigated more than 3,000 fires and helped in the convictions of 250 arson suspects, including six arrests for murders involving arson. Cotton worked ... More>>

    Battle Over Funding Homeland Security

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    A weekend threat against one of the nation's largest malls is highlighting the need for Homeland Security, but funding for the agency may run out this week if Congress doesn't act. Homeland security money has been held up in a fight over immigration, but now a federal court's decision, and a new threat against shopping centers, may change that. Part of Homeland Security's $40 billion budget helps protect public places like the Mall Of America -- Mentioned by name in the latest al-Shabbab vide... More>>

    Pastor Gregory A. Tyson Passes Away

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    Some sad news to share with you this morning as the community mourns the loss of a leader. Pastor Gregory A. Tyson, Sr. of First Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church passed away Sunday morning. Tyson had lead the church for the past 12 years. He was also a prominent business owner. We've spoken with Pastor Tyson several times through the years. He also has also provided a number of vignettes for us during the annual MLK celebration. He is survived by his wife, Melanie, and children Jada and Gr... More>>

    Marine Air Craft Crashes Near Statenville, Ga.

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    A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing F/A-18D Hornet based out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, crashed near Statenville, Ga., on Sunday. According to a news release, the two members of the air crew were able to safely eject, and were treated for minor injuries at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga.There are no reports of injuries to anyone on the ground.Personnel from Moody Air Force Base's 23d Wing responded to the scene, and assisted the Georgia Forestry Commission and Echols County Fi... More>>

    Beaufort Tow Truck Drivers: Slow Down, Move Over!

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    Some Lowcountry tow truck drivers say they fear for their lives more than ever lately, while on the job. They say death comes within inches of them out on the interstate, when drivers speed past them without paying attention. In a demonstration on Sunday, they reminded drivers it is a state law to move over or slow down when they are on the shoulder as part of an emergency crew. Facing the traffic on Highway 170 with their plea, tow truck drivers held signs ‘Slow down. Move over.' “It's jus... More>>

    UPDATE: Missing 73-Year-Old Savannah Woman Found Safe

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a 73-year-old dementia and multiple sclerosis patient who walked away from her home Saturday night. Carol Gardner is a white female, about 5-foot-5, 109 pounds with blue eyes and black hair with slight graying near her ears. More>>

    GA Dept. Of Labor Hosting Job Fairs In Savannah This Week

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    The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host a job fair in Savannah to help two companies hire about 120 workers. Both recruitments will be held at the GDOL's Savannah Career Center, 5520 White Bluff Road. On Monday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., GDOL will help Dollar General recruit about 40 workers for three stores in the area. The company is recruiting store managers, store-manager trainees, assistant managers, sales associates, stock clerks, and some temporary workers. Applicants... More>>

    Coleman Tapped as Grand Marshal for 2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade Video included

    Members of the St. Patrick's Day parade committee unanimously elected Hugh E. Coleman to be the active Grand Marshal for this years parade.The duties of the Grand Marshal will be to oversee all float entries, personnel and events in relation to the parade on March 17th. Coleman has served on the committee since he was 21 years old. More>>

    Second Weekend Fire Destroys Burton Home

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    The Burton Fire District calls the latest fire a narrow escape for residents who had no smoke detectors. Burton firefighters battled a second house fire in less than 24 hours on Stuart Point Road on Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. Neighbors called 911 reporting half the house ablaze. A father escaped the home with his children. A father awoke to what he described as a wall of flames and was able to grab his three children, one just a small infant, and narrowly escape the before their exit wa... More>>

    BCSO Looks for Leads in Two Unsolved Bluffton Murders

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is looking for new leads in two murder cases which remain unsolved.On February 22, 1986, 88-year-old Sarah Grace Glisson was found murdered in her Bluffton residence nearby Rose Hill Plantation. Glisson was legally blind and lived alone. However, she was routinely checked on by friends. When no none had heard from Glisson, the sheriff's office were dispatched, and found her residence is disarray, Glisson tied up and deceased. Investigators say she died fro... More>>

    Hinesvile Woman Nearly Hit by Bullet While in Bed

    A shot fired during a domestic dispute early Sunday morning in Hinesville narrowly missed an elderly woman sleeping in bed.According to Hinesville Police Department Detective, Jeff Lui, a domestic dispute between a man and woman allegedly led to a shot fired in the Arlington Subdivision off of EG Miles Parkway. More>>

    UPDATE: Woman Identified In I-95 Accident In Liberty County

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    A woman was killed this afternoon in a vehicle accident on Interstate 95. According to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, the woman was traveling Southbound on the interstate. More>>

    Wildlife Groups Shows Concerns For Riverwalk Expansion

    A proposed expansion of the Savannah Riverwalk is raising environmental concerns. Officials at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are concerned the 1,100-foot extension of the walking path along the Savannah River could create shade that degrades fish habitat. More>>

    Beach High Hosts First ROTC Meet Since Rebuild Video included

    More than two hundred students took to the field at beach high school for a junior ROTC drill meet. More>>

    Sheldon Man Loses Home to Fire

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    The American Red Cross is helping a Sheldon man find temporary shelter, after losing his home to fire on Saturday morning. The Sheldon Township Fire Department responded to the fire on Jenkins Road. The home was destroyed. The American Red Cross offered food and temporary lodging for the man. More>>

    Fundraiser In Savannah To Help Cure Childhood Cancer

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    Children dealing with cancer or lost to cancer were honored tonight in Savannah. Sisters on a Journey hosted the Cure Childhood Cancer fundraiser. More than 400 people attended. Each table was decorated for a child. News 3's Andrew Davis emceed the event. More>>

    Equipment Failure Causing Rincon Power Outage

    Georgia Power confirms with News 3 that around 3700 residents in Rincon are without power due to an equipment failure at a nearby Georgia Power substation.Outages are being seen from Ft. Howard Road to McCall Road in Rincon. More>>

    Hilton Head Family Fined for Child Riding Bike on Sidewalk

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    In the place called ‘bike friendly,' one family says Hilton Head Island may not be living up to the name. This comes after a parent living in Summerfield Villas is slapped with a $75 fine, for a child bike riding on the sidewalk. Amee Patrick adopted two of her four children from Russia, hoping to bring them to Hilton Head Island, and the great outdoors. However, that's not all she found at Summerfield Villas. "These boys had never seen the outside the first three years of their life," Patr... More>>

    Locals Discuss Turning Effingham Swamp into a Park Video included

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    A proposed plan could change the landscape of about fourteen hundred acres of swamp and forest in south Effingham. A group wants to turn the space into a public preserve and park. It would be located in the 800 block of Godley road near Stagecoach road. For more than a year now the land has sat conserved. More>>

    UPDATE: Two Hurt in Scooter Crash on Ogeechee Rd.

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    Metro Traffic officers are investigating the collision of a minivan and a motor scooter that seriously injured two women Friday night.

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    Burton Home Damaged In Overnight Fire

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    The Burton Fire District says fire damaged a house just before 1 a.m. on Saturday. Crews rushed to the scene at the 300 block of Pine Grove Road in Burton, and found the family safely outside of their burning home.A smoke detector woke the sleeping family, as smoke filled their home and a fire spread through a room. Fortunately, the family escaped and called 911. Firefighters say there was an explosion from the flames, through a window, as they arrived on scene.They were able to confine the f... More>>

    Three Facing Meth Charges in Bulloch County

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    Three people, including one wanted in Arkansas, have been arrested on methamphetamine charges in Bulloch County. More>>

    Burton Man Arrested on Domestic Violence and Kidnapping Charges

    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Burton man, 39-year-old Floyd Allen Barnett, for multiple offenses stemming from adomestic incident that happened late Thursday night and Friday morning.According to a sheriff's office release, Barnett is charged with Criminal Domestic Violence 3rd Offense, and Kidnapping. He is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center. More>>

    Garden City Cops Head Back to College Video included

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    Police officers train hard to stay on top of their game physically and mentally.At the Garden City Police Department, when they're not hitting the gym, they're hitting the books.About a quarter of their officers are both full-time police officers and full-time students and Chief David Lyons said he tries hard to help them succeed."I did that or I wouldn't be here so I feel obligated to offer the same thing to my officers," said Lyons. "If you're willing to go to the program then I'm willing t... More>>

    Beaufort County Deputies Search for Missing Man

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who was last seen leaving for a VA appointment. More>>

    Glynn County Armed Robbery Arrests

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    Two arrests have been made in three recent armed robberies of Glynn County businesses. On January 18th at 9:58 p.m. an armed robbery was reported at Winn Dixie located at 5711 Altama Avenue in Brunswick. Two armed masked men robbed two store employees. On February 13th at 11:38 p.m. an armed robbery was reported at Sonic located at 4727 Altama Avenue. Two masked men, one armed, demanded money fromtwo restaurant employees. On February 19th at 7:39 a.m. an armed robbery was reported at Winn Dix... More>>

    Marines Clean Up Hunting Island

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    Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are helping with the beautification of Hunting Island State Park.They are using heavy equipment and military vehicles to move uprooted trees and debris from Hunting Island State Park beach to help clean up the Lowcountry. The marines with MCAS Beaufort have been assisting with land beautification, erosion control and environmental restoration for nearly two decades.For questions, contact the MCAS Beaufort Public Affairs Office at 843-228-7225. More>>

    Savannah Police, Community Activists Make A "Call For Peace" Video included

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    Police and Community leaders community harmony before Grand Jury comes back with Charles Smith shooting decision
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    Community Questions In Smith Arrest

    There were six questions raised by the Reverend Leonard Small and others. Some we heard in the community in the time following the shooting.
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    Burton Church Vandalized By Bullets

    Iris Gonzalez and her husband, pastor Edwin, came to the Pavilion of Liberty Ministry, Monday to find their church severely damaged by bullets and a break-in.'We have no idea what happened, who did it. We've been here eight years and nothing like this has happened before," Gonzalez says. The two front doors, a front window and a back door all had glass shattered by several bullets, blinds in the front window broken. "There was a bullet stuck in the pulpit, there were bullets everywhere on the... More>>

    Man wanted for making meth in Effingham arrested in Savannah

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    A man wanted for making meth in Effingham was caught in Savannah early Friday. Lee Allen Goldwire was found in a mobile home in Sea Breeze Trailer Park on Quacco Road. Deputies say surveillance teams were called out to the trailer park and Goldwire was arrested without incident and transported back to Effingham County Jail. Goldwire was wanted for trafficking, manufacturing, and possessing Methamphetamine. He was also wanted for possession of a gun by a felon and possession of tools for commi... More>>

    Three Teens Charged in 17-year-old's Brutal Attack

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    SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (WESH) —Three teens have been charged with attempted murder in a brutal attack on another teen in Satellite Beach on Thursday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they arrested Jessie Umberger, Rebecca Gotay, both 18 years old, and Dylan Thomas, 17, Friday morning. They were each charged with attempted first-degree premeditated murder and are being held on no bond.According to investigators, Umberger, Gotay and Thomas planned to attack the vic... More>>

    Collection Event for Household Hazardous Materials and Medicine

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    The Beaufort County Public Works Department, Solid Waste and Recycling Section, is offering a free household hazardous materials and medicine collection event for County residents. The one-day collection event, intended to prevent improper disposal of these items, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at both Beaufort County Public Works locations:· Beaufort County Public Works, 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton· Beaufort County Public Works, 140 Shanklin Road, BeaufortResi... More>>

    Gas Leak Closes One Lane of Green Island Road

    Emergency crews are on the scene of gas leak on the south side of Savannah. In order to repair the leak, they have had to close one lane of Green Island Road. The west boundlane is being diverted. More>>

    Dog, House, and Car Shot on Lemon Lane

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    BCSO is investigating a report of a dog, house and car being shot on Lemon Lane sometime in the early morning hours of February 19th. Victims reported suspects had fired multiple times with an unknown firearm striking their residence, vehicle and pit bull terrier. More>>

    General McIntosh Boulevard Scheduled to Close Next Week

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    With road work on East Broad Street set to wrap up next Tuesday, the project's focus will shift to President Street and General McIntosh Boulevard. General McIntosh is tentatively scheduled to be closed to traffic beginning Wednesday, and continuing for most of the remainder of the project. More>>

    Investigators are Asking For Help in Two Hit and Run Cases

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    MAIT investigators continue to investigate two fatal hit and run case. More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Truck In Fatal Hit & Run Was Red

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    Major Accident Investigation Team officers have narrowed their search for a truck involved in a fatal hit and run on Abercorn Street in early January. Police say the they are now looking for a red, 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to its right front end. Peter Meyers, 72, was walking across Abercorn on January 4th when police say he was struck and thrown into some shrubbery. The incident could have happened before, during or after a heavy rain storm that day. Me... More>>

    Accident sparked fire on Ogeechee Road

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    A two vehicle accident sparked a fire in one car that burned the back of another. It happened around 8:30am at the intersection of Ogeechee and Little Neck Roads. Traffic was still backed up when our news crew arrived and said the cleanup would last until around 10am. Use caution in the area. More>>

    Coastal Sunrise Perfect Pet Picks of the Week for February 20, 2015

    There are many furry friends looking for a good home. Today could be the day you find your Perfect Pet. Thriller, Bourbon, and Co-Jack are this week's picks. More>>

    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Spiritual Singers Society of Coastal Georgia

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment. More>>

    Our Hometown: Savannah Youth City Hosts 2nd Annual Black Tie Gala

    This weekend, Savannah Youth City, Incorporated invites you to celebrate leaders and dedicated individuals in our city as it hosts the 2nd Annual Black Tie Gala. More>>

    Schools Delayed Due to Weather

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    With temperatures expected to be in the teens Friday morning, the Savannah Chatham County Public School System has decided to delay the opening of schools for one hour.However, parents may drop-off their students at the regular time if necessary.Dismissal times and after-school activities remain unchanged. More>>

    Bringing Savannah's Homeless in from the Cold Video included

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    As temperatures outside continue to drop, most of us will crank up the heat to keep our homes warm.But thousands of people in Savannah don't have that luxury, and the freezing weather can be extremely dangerous for our homeless population.So emergency shelters scattered across Chatham County will open their doors to anyone needing a place to sleep and more importantly, a place to stay warm."Every mat that we have will be taken out so it can be utilized to let people in out of the weather," sa... More>>

    Five Officers Receive Valor Award for Courage, Bravery Video included

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    Some of the Coastal Empire's first responders were honored Thursday night for showing great courage in the face of danger. More>>

    Police: Bus Attendant Caught on Tape Abusing Special Needs Student Video included

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    A school bus attendant in Beaufort County is accused of physically abusing a three year old special needs student. More>>

    Hilton Head Family Seeks Bone Marrow Donors for 9-year-old Son

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    A Hilton Head Island family is asking for help saving their 9-year-old son's life. Alex Arrieta has Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), which is a blood cancer that destroys blood cells quickly. Although Arrieta is currently on chemotherapy, his family is looking for bone marrow donors in case he must have a transplant.Arrieta's Aunt Andrea Hayes was still shaving-down the buzz cuts on Thursday afternoon; Alex's grandfather, father, brothers, and a cousin have all shaved their hair with Alex, to sh... More>>

    Absconded Sex Offender Wanted by Chatham County Sheriff's Video included

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    Andtron Gilliard could be in Downtown Savannah or anywhere in the City
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    NEW INFO: City Council Asks for Attorney General Ruling on Lovett Pension Video included

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    Some City Aldermen want Willie Lovett's $10,700 a month pension cut down, or cut off
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    Grand Jury Proceedings Unusual In Smith Case

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    A Chatham county Grand Jury convened today to begin hearing evidence in the Charles Smith shooting case. Metro Police Officer David Jannot shot and killed Smith while trying to arrest him last fall. Unlike most Grand Jury proceedings -- the goal isn't to return an indictment.
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    Free, Confidential HIV/AIDS Testing Offered

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    The Chatham CARE Center will offer free confidential HIV testing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 27, at the Chatham County Health Department on Eisenhower Drive in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. More>>

    UPDATE: Missing Garden City Teen Found Safe

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    Fourteen-year-old female, Wendy Hernandez, from Garden City has gone missing.She was last seen at 10 p.m. last night and was discovered missing at 6:30 a.m. this morning.The 5-foot-2-inch, 110-pound Hernandez attends West Chatham Middle School. She has no history of problems or running away. If you have any information, please contact Garden City Police: (620) 276-1300 More>>

    19-Year-Old Falls through Roof and Dies

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    Nineteen-year-old Joseph Martin, a roofing company employee, fell through a skylight of a warehouse on Wednesday afternoon.The Richmond Hill resident died after being transported from National Gypsum Co. on Brampton Road to a hospital.Martin and a co-worker were on the roof when he stepped on a thin fiberglass covering and fell through it. He was attempting to secure himself to a safety line at the time of the incident. West Chatham Precinct Patrol officers responded to the business at 2 p.m.... More>>

    Scams on the Rise: What You Need to Know

    Are we living in a "Scam" World?  Maybe.  Con Artists are upping their game and the number of scams continues to increase.
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    Warming Stations Opening Because of Cold Weather

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    Warming stations opening ahead of cold arctic blast.

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    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': SONATA

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment.
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    Our Hometown: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter Celebrates Founders’ Day

    Gamma Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will celebrate its 107th Founders' Day Sunday, February 22 at 3 pm at First Mount Bethel Baptist Church. More>>

    Tybee Plastic Ban Proposal Still Not In The Bag

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    The proposal to ban plastic bags on Tybee Island continues to be a dividing issue between some business owners and neighbors. The ban would stop businesses on the island from giving out plastic bags to their customers, but it wouldn't stop people from bringing them on the island. Tybee Island resident Ashley Workman is leading the charge for a plastic bag ban. "The wind picks them up, they get carried very easily and they won't stop until they land in the water or get caught in trees,” said ... More>>

    Bluffton Officer Injured in Struggle with Suspect

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    A Bluffton man is under arrest for allegedly driving his Moped while under the influence and fighting with officers, among other charges. More>>

    Pembroke Shooting Suspect Arrested

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    Herbert Lewis who was wanted in connection with a shooting on Guyton Lane in Walthourville last year was arrested without incident in Pembroke around 3 pm Wednesday afternoon according to Liberty County Sheriffs Office Detective, Julie Buttress. The arrest came as a result of a traffic stop, Liberty County Deputies and U S Marshals were on hand for the arrest. The 26 year old was the subject of a manhunt which involved several law enforcement agencies from various counties. Lewis is accuse... More>>

    UPDATE: Garden City Police Theft Suspect Arrested

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    Garden City Police are looking for a woman who may have stolen a wallet right from inside their own Department
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    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Threatens Chilly Savannah Video included

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    When temperatures drop below freezing, it's time to break out the space heaters and light up the fireplaces.It's also when Savannah Fire spokesman Mark Keller tells News 3 they see a spike in emergency calls, especially for carbon monoxide."If you have electric heat and stuff like that, you don't have to worry about it," said Keller. "If you're using a wood stove or you're using a fireplace, whether it's a gas fireplace or a normal wood fireplace, that's when you can worry about it."Carbon mo... More>>

    South Carolina College Apologizes for Pill Bottles Filled with Candy Given to Kids

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    A college in Myrtle Beach has apologized after a faculty member distributed pill bottles filled with candy to kids at an event last weekend.According to officials from Horry Georgetown Technical College, a faculty member promoted her medical technology program by distributing pharmaceutical bottles filled with MM's at a family event over the weekend. The bottles' prescription labels were made out to “A Great Kid,” and described the candy as “Happy Pills.” The directions on the bottles were: “... More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Services Set to Say Goodbye to AJ Peterson Video included

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    #ajsoars , son of former GSU star, succumbed to Cancer Monday
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    Bridge Construction Delays on Grange Road

    If you drive Grange Road in your daily commute, you may want to leave a little extra time on Thursday and Friday.The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing work on the Jimmy Deloach Parkway connector above Grange Road. The work is expected to take place, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Flag persons will be on site. Drivers are asked to slow down when approaching and driving through the work zone. More>>

    POLL: Does Brian Williams deserve a second chance?

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    2015 Georgia Day Parade Gallery

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    Enjoy photos from the Georgia Day Parade in downtown Savannah, Ga. More>>

    Teen Arrested in Beaufort Parking Lot Murder

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    Beaufort Police are investigating a murder in a parking lot at 1700 Greene Street last night. Police say Detuan Jenkins, 19, died at the hospital after being shot by a suspect around 8:30 p.m. Witnesses say the suspect and victim were talking before the gunshot when the suspect ran off. Police say they are looking for a man in his late teens to early 20's who was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt at the time. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Raley at (843) 322-7914. More>>

    Celebrating Black History with Dr. Jamal Toure': Ruth Hartley Mosley

    Dr. Jamal Toure' shares today's Celebrating Black History Moment.
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    Our Hometown: Abeni Cultural Arts Presents Visions

    For the eighth year, Abeni Cultural Arts Dance Studio of the Performing Arts Collective of Savannah presents, "Visions: An Odyssey in Black Dance." The show takes an eclectic look at dance through the ages and includes a cast of area dancers, singers, and poets. More>>

    Judge Issues Partial Gag Order In Smith Case

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    We're not expected to learn whether a gag order will be issued in the Charles Smith case before next week - but a nearly three hour hearing on Tuesday detailed the reasons behind the request. More>>

    One Injured in Early Morning Shooting

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    Savannah Metro Police are investigating an early morning shooting on East Henry Street near theTruman Parkway. Officers were dispatched to 1602 Henry St. just after 4a.m. Wednesday morning. Police on the scene say one person was transported to the hospital. There is no word at this hour on the extent of the injuries. WSAV will post updates as they become available. More>>

    Verdict Reached in Aaron Young Jr. Murder Trial

    It is a crime that rocked Hilton Head Island. An eight year old boy killed by a stray bullet during a gun fight between three men. One of those men, Tyrone Robinson was convicted of murdering Khalil Singleton last yeartoday, the second of those men, Aaron Young jr. went on trial. Day one of the trial began with explosive 911 calls, this after judge Thomas Cooper denied the defense's motion to dismiss the murder charge--the defense said it wasn't Young's bullet that ultimately killed Singleton... More>>

    Brunswick Superfund Cleanup

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    The EPA has proposed a plan to complete the cleanup of the LPC superfund site in Brunswick, but they are still concerned it is still not enough to keep people safe. More>>

    • CHARLES SMITH DECISION: No Indictment

      CHARLES SMITH DECISION: No Indictment

      Wednesday, February 25 2015 2:10 PM EST2015-02-25 19:10:28 GMT
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      The official decision by the Grand Jury in the Charles Smith case was that there will be NO indictment against the officer who shot Charles Smith, calling the action "justifiable."Grand jury noted that a drug screen revealed Smith had ingested bath salts, cocaine and marijuana. They wrote that they were appalled that the police on the scene did not find a gun on Smith immediately despite checking him for weapons. The jury found that the witnesses provided by Charles Smith's family's attorney ...
    • School Closures for Tuesday

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      The Bridges Preparatory School as well as schools in the Beaufort County School District will be closed on Tuesday due to the threat of freezing rain.District spokesman Jim Foster said "normal operating hours are anticipated on Wednesday. Plans to make up Tuesday's missed day of classes will be communicated to parents and school staff at a later date.""Current forecasts indicate that the most severe conditions are likely to occur between 8-10 a.m. Tuesday," said Foster in a press released. "S...
      The Bridges Preparatory School as well as schools in the Beaufort County School District will be closed on Tuesday due to the threat of freezing rain.District spokesman Jim Foster said "normal operating hours are anticipated on Wednesday. Plans to make up Tuesday's missed day of classes will be communicated to parents and school staff at a later date.""Current forecasts indicate that the most severe conditions are likely to occur between 8-10 a.m. Tuesday," said Foster in a press released. "S...
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      Send us your winter weather photos by emailing them to share@wspa.com, posting them to our Facebook pageor using the hashtag #WSPA7 or #247weather on Twitter and Instagram.
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