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    Robert Espinoza, Fleet Feet Founder, Passes Away

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    According to Fleet Feet's Facebook page, owner Robert Espinoza has passed away More>>

    SCMPD Investigating Shootout and Body Found

    An investigation is underway at the corner of Skidaway and La Roche.Police say a shootout took place between two parties there and then an armed man ran up and stole a white Chevy Malibu.During their investigation following the incident, SCMPD says they found an SUV at the Ponderosa Forest Apartments with bullet holes and one person dead inside - they are still unable to confirm if both scenes are related.News 3 has a crew on the way to the scene, stay with WSAV for updates. More>>

    Convicted Rapist Back on the Run, Wanted in Chatham County Video included

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    David Burns is a convicted sex offender, who's spent time in prison, now on the run again. More>>

    ObamaCare Survives with Supreme Court Ruling Video included

    It's a big win for the Obama administration. In a 6 to 3 decision theSupreme Courtruledthat the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. The ruling means that states will not have to scramble to set up their own health care exchangesin order to keep millions from losing healthcare coverage.We will have reaction to the ruling onWSAV First News atFive. More>>

    GSU student creates petition, Wants Confederate Soldier Statue removed from Bulloch County Courthouse

    Confederate Soldier Statue outside of Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Confederate Soldier Statue outside of Bulloch County Courthouse on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
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    Outside of the Bulloch County Courthouse, a Confederate Soldier statue has been sitting on their front lawn area for more than 100 years.But now a Georgia Southern University student and several hundred community members want to change that. More>>

    Correction: Obit-Dick Van Patten story

    In a story June 23 on the death of Dick Van Patten, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Daniel Bernstein was Van Patten's publicist. In fact, he was a former publicist for the actor. Van Patten's... More>>

    What Happened was a "Complete Nightmare"

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    William Hurt talks about the accident on the set of "Midnight Rider" which left a production assistant dead More>>

    Driver of I-16 Hit and Run Sought

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    The Georgia State Patrol is asking for help finding witnesses of a hit and run accident. It happened early Saturday morning on I-16. Just before 1 a.m., the driver of a red truck was traveling in the left hand lane. The truck crossed into the right hand lane-colliding with a motorcycle, causing a pile-up with four motorcycles. Four people were injured, one seriously. If you have any information call the GSP in Rincon at (912)754-1180. More>>

    GBI Investigating Long County Shooting Death

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    The Long County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death of a Long County man Wednesday afternoon.
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    Crowds view Sen. Clementa Pinckney's body in Ridgeland church

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    As Senator Clementa Pinckney's friends and family mourn his death, his body returned to Ridgeland for the public viewingon Thursday, at St. JohnAME church. Hundreds of guests stood in lines around the building to see the leader, to celebrate his life and mourn his death. "We grew up together. Wewere cousins, we played together," Jacob Patterson said. Patterson and his wife arrived with flowers and the photo from their wedding two years ago, which Pinckney officiated. "You know when it first h... More>>

    Metro Police Promised Pay Increases To Help With Recruiting And Retention

    In a bit of a departure from most meetings between Metro Police and City Council - today the focus at Council's morning workshop was on something other than crime. A couple of times a year - Metro Police Command Staff report to Council on the state of the department, community crime trends and what they're doing about it – but today though they had planned to do the same - it was recruiting and retention that took center stage. More>>

    Free Summer Lunch Program is Expanding

    Summer vacation is in full swing and there's an effort to increase free meals for children in our area.
    News 3's Martin Staunton toured one of the sites where thousands of meals are prepared.
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    Suspects in Ajibade death booked into Chatham County Jail

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    Jason Kenny, Maxine Evans, and Gregory Brown are now in the custody of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office. Both Kenny and Evans are former guards of the jail and Brown worked for the company that provided the healthcare to the jail inmates. All three are facing various charges in relation to the death of Matthew Ajibade in January who was an inmate of the jail at the time. Stay with News 3 On Your Side starting at 5pm for the very latest on this story. More>>

    Our Hometown: River Street Fourth of July Celebration

    The Savannah Waterfront Association is hosting its annual Fourth of July event Saturday, July 4th from 4 pm to 10 pm. Make sure to bring a chair and arrive early to grab your spot along the riverfront to view the dazzling fireworks show!
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    Lightning Strikes Lady's Island Home, Setting Fire

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    The Lady's Island St. Helena Fire District responded to a house fire on Wiggins Street on Lady's Island this morning at 6:15. After lightning hit the rear of the home, the owner could smell smoke and realized a light fixture in her hallway had busted. She quickly called 911 as did her neighbor, who saw flames shooting from the roof and rear section of her home. The owner, her sister and 12 year old nephew live in the house. She stated that her nephew learned to have an "evacuation plan" when... More>>

    DEPOSITION: Troubling Records Policies in Ajibade Death

    The Chatham County Sheriff's Office admitted in sworn testimony they have no e-mail retention policy and cannot recover revisions made to the Watch Commander's Log the night Matthew Ajibade died in the jail.
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    Confederate Flag Business Booming for Georgia Retailer

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    Dixie Outfitters is filling a surge in orders and fielding calls
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    UPDATE: SCMPD Searching for Dark Sedan After West Lake Shooting

    Metro police are on the scene of a shooting at the West Lake apartments.It happened just before 10:30 Wednesday night.There are reports that one woman was shot - but there is no word on the extent of her injuries.Several apartments were also damaged by gunfire.News 3 is on scene following this developing story, stay with us for updates. More>>

    Ajibade Supporters Disappointed with Grand Jury Decision Video included

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    The Chatham County District Attorney's Office is announcing indictments related to the death of Matthew Ajibade. More>>

    Paying Respects to Senator Clementa Pinckney

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    In life, Sen. Clementa Pinckney didn't try to call attention to himself. But in death, he was the focus of attention in downtown Columbia Wednesday, as a horse-drawn caisson carried his casket to the South Carolina Statehouse. People lined Main Street, some holding their hands over their hearts as the caisson went by, others with tears in their eyes.
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    An estimated 4,000 pay respects to Senator Pinckney at South Carolina's Capitol Video included

    Pinckney, who was also a pastor at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was one of nine people killed in an attack at the church a week ago. Pinckney, who was also a pastor at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was one of nine people killed in an attack at the church a week ago.
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    Officials estimate that 4,000 people visited South Carolina's Capitol to pay their respects to the pastor of a historic black church in Charleston who was fatally shot along with eight parishioners. More>>

    Reduced Rates for Pet Adoptions, Shots, & Microchips

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    Animal Control officers of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are reducing the costs of adoptions and rabies inoculations and microchipping next Wednesday to help pets and their owners endure the upcoming July 4 fireworks celebrations.
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    BOE Passes 2016 Budget

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    The Savannah-Chatham County School Board adopted a $523 million dollar budget for 2016 on Wednesday. They proposed an increase of one millage rate, but decided to decrease it to .75. The money will help re-establish 5th grade band programs, give all employees a 2 percent raise, fund an alternative program for troubled students, and more. A spokesman for the school district tells News 3 taxpayers will not notice the slight tax increase until September. More>>

    The Latest: Man arrested at Tsarnaev court was protester

    The latest on the formal sentencing of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (all times local): More>>

    Community rallies outside courthouse before indictment announcement in Matthew Ajibade case

    Community rally for justice in front of the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah on June 24, 2015. Community rally for justice in front of the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah on June 24, 2015.
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    The continued investigation of Matthew Ajibade's death incited a demonstration on Wednesday morning.
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    Three Teenagers Including 13 Year Old Arrested For Theft

    Three teenagers have been arrestedafter leading Savannah Metro police officers on a foot chase. Investigators say the teens had just broken into two vehicles in Downtown Savannah.A crime victim and a bystander also took part in the chase. Investigators say one of the teensis a 13 year old who was just released from Juvenile detention a day earlier. Officers recovered a tablet computer, cell phone and a knife that was stolen from one of the vehicles. Police Chief Jack Lumpkin says the case sho... More>>

    Jury scam still a problem in Chatham County

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    Chatham County Sheriff's Deputies are warning everyone to watch out for a phone scam. The scammer calls victims and order them to pay fines for missing a jury duty summons and contempt of court. The suspect says they're Sgt. Jackson and orders the victims pay for the fine with a Kroger gift card. The Sheriff's Office received over 20 complaints from victims in a 72 hour period. They want to remind everyone that it is possible to get calls about a jury summons but the office would never deman... More>>

    Tybee Swimming Advisory

    Chatham County's Coastal Health District has issued an advisory for Strand Beach at the pier on Tybee Island. Though the beach remains open, swimming is not recommended in the areas between 11th Street and 18th Street. The advisory warns of a possible risk of illness from contact with the water.Bacteria levels will continue to be tested, and the advisory will be lifted when levels are safe. More>>

    SCMPD: Detectives Looking For Theft Suspect

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    Islands Precinct detectives are seeking help from the public in identifying and locating a woman who is suspected of taking money from a purse at a Goodwill Store on May 29. The white female believed to be in her mid-50s to early 70s was seen on video in the store in McAlpin Square on Victory Drive picking up a purse that another woman had left on the counter. She walked to a restroom in the back of the store with it and then left. The purse, minus the cash that was in it, was found in a tra... More>>

    SCCPSS Offering Early Student Registration

    The Savannah Chatham County Public School System Office of Student Affairs will offer early student registration now through July 17, 2015 for both new and returning students who may have relocated within the district. More>>

    Georgia DFCS in Need of Adoptive Families

    Katy, Kansas and Karina are looking for an adoptive family. They are currently in DFCS care. Katy, Kansas and Karina are looking for an adoptive family. They are currently in DFCS care.

    According to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), approximately 200 children across the state are in need of permanent homes. The agency has launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. More>>

    Greater Gaines Chapel AME Holds Prayer Vigil for Charleston Victims

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    Today marks one week since nine church members were killed at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, SC. Support for the victims families stretches across the country. In remembrance, members of the community began gathering at a noon prayer vigil in Savannah at Greater Gaines Chapel AME Church on May Street. More>>

    Crime Fighters Learn Mental Health Lessons

    Metro police continue training meant for every officer on the force. The sessions are intensive and it puts officers face to face with some of the most vulnerable people they encounter on duty- those suffering from mental illness. News 3's Martin Staunton takes a closer look.
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    How to stay safe when lightning is near

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    News 3 is On Your Side when it comes to keeping you and your family safe during the lightning storms so prevalent in the summertime. More>>

    Alabama Gov. orders removal of Confederate flags

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    According to USA Today, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered the removal of four Confederate flags at the State Capitol. The decision was made amid controversy over the flag in the wake of Wednesday's deadly shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. The flags were a part of a Alabama Confederate memorial and have been hanging at the memorial since 1994. In 1993, Governor Jim Folsom Jr. ordered the removal of the battle flag that flew over the state capitol. ... More>>

    Gator in apartment complex pool in Tampa

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    Tampa Police shared images of a large alligator floating in a pool of an apartment complex in Tampa. More>>

    Why Sen. Graham Changed His Mind On The Flag

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    NBC- Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham told NBC News that it was the Sunday service at the predominantly black South Carolina church where nine people were killed that helped him conclude the Confederate flag needed to be removed from the state Capitol. "The Sunday service closed the deal for me. I don't know how I would ever go back into that church and be able to justify denying their request to remove the flag. And it makes us all better at the end of the day," G... More>>

    Our Hometown: Coastal Georgia Chemistry Class Hosts Cooking Contest to Benefit America's Second Harvest

    A College of Coastal Georgia Chemistry Class is cooking up a special service-learning project this summer. Dr. Andrea Wallace's Chemistry 1100 class will be hosting the second annual cook-off contest to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. More>>

    New Candidate for Jasper Co. Sheriff

    In Jasper County, there's a new candidate for Sheriff, someone who's been fighting against the rising violence for years. Charles Mitchell, founder of the "Concerned Citizens for Jasper County" decided to throw his hat into the ring. Mitchell says he feels he can no longer stand by and continue to watch the rising violence in his county. For the last several years, he has lead "stop the violence" community rallies, making it his mission to encourage his neighbors to have more participation... More>>

    Savannah Group Calls for Confederate Flag to Remain Video included

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    Following a lot of public pressure, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to allow debate on whether to remove the flag from the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on Tuesday.But not everyone is on board with taking down the flag, some say it's a symbol of southern heritage not hate.The Savannah Sons of Confederate Veterans are a group of local families who trace their roots back to confederate soldiers.They tell News 3 it's unfortunate that some racist, fringe groups have adopt... More>>

    SCE&G Donates Thousands to Church Fund

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    South Carolina Electric Gas is donating $100,000 to the Charleston church where nine members were shot to death last week.
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    Greater Gaines Chapel Sets Prayer Vigil for Charleston Video included

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    Prayer Vigil for healing.
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    TESTIMONY: Ajibade Tased at Least Five Times before Death

    In a sworn deposition, Chatham County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Roy Harris reveals the first details of Matthew Ajibade's treatment in the Chatham County Detention Center before his death.
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    Ludowici Interim Fire Chief Suspended as County and Fire Department at Odds over Personnel

    An interim fire chief in Ludowici is on suspension following what county leaders claim were personnel issues. He says it's a different story. Interim chief Shawn Smith claims a volunteer firefighter and county commissioner is answering calls and driving fire trucks without proper licensing.  More>>

    Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US Video included

    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the Confederate battle flag should not be displayed "anywhere," weighing in as South Carolina lawmakers seek to remove it from the grounds of their statehouse. More>>

    Numerous Sites & Stores Pull Confederate Flag

    By The Associated Press In the wake of a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and... More>>

    Skinny jeans hospitalize 'fashion victim' for days

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    An Australian spent four days in hospital after her skinny jeans cut off the blood supply to her calf muscles and caused her to collapse. More>>

    SCCPSS Proposed Property Tax Increase Would Fund Raises, Band Program Video included

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    The Savannah-Chatham School District is proposing a property tax increase that could help expose more students to music and increase teacher's pay. The school district is looking at increasing property taxes by one millage rate, which translates to about $60 more a year on a house worth $150,000. The school district would collect $10 million from the property tax increase. "It's unfortunate that we have to increase taxes in order to provide quality education but that's how the game works rig... More>>

    Rincon woman killed in Monday crash

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    The Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a deadly crash that killed a Rincon woman Monday night. Police say a white 2009 Nissan Altima was heading east on I16 during Monday night's thunderstorm when the driver lost control on the 37th Street exit and hit the guard rail. The car left the ground and crashed into the tree line and rolled down an embankment. 63-year-old Barbara Jean Blake and 38-year-old James Emanuel Stephens were taken to Memorial where Blake died. Stephens is i... More>>

    100 Black Men Revamp Med School Summer Camp

    A mentoring program in our area is putting a new spin on the effort to encourage future doctors. News 3's Martin Staunton takes a closer look.
     
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    Jasper County Weighs in on Confederate Flag Debate

    As South Carolina prepares to lay a slain leader to rest, the public viewing is re-igniting the long-standing controversy over the Confederate flag flying at the State House in Columbia.

    Now the Governor is calling on lawmakers to take action to take the flag down.

    News 3's Martin Staunton went to Jasper County for reaction to the controversy that's been re-ignited in the wake of last week's racially-motivated church shooting.
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    Obama Speaks On Race

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    (NBC DC) The confederate flag has flown at the South Carolina capitol for 54 years.But after the massacre in Charleston, and the revelation that racist Dylann Roof used the flag as his symbol - the push to remove it is urgent.Now the world's watching.South Carolina governor Nicki Haley and the state legislature could act this week.Meanwhile, President Obama's statement on race was like a grenade.Using the actual n-word in a podcast interview to say racism still plagues America."Sometimes you ... More>>

    200 Sea Turtles to Be Released into the Wild

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    (WJHG) It may be National Sea Turtle Week, but for marine biologists Ben Higgins and Andrew Krauss, it's just another day on the job working with turtles in both Panama City and Galveston, Texas."Every week is Sea Turtle Week for us in Galveston," said Higgins. "We work with sea turtles 365 days a year."For more than 20 years, Higgins and his crew have come to the Panhandle every summer to work with the protected species.They prepare them for a more comfortable lifestyle, while testing equipm... More>>

    NY Prison Escape Search Intensifies

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    (NBC News) Police are following new leads in the search for two convicted murderers who escaped from prison.Richard Matt and David Sweat have been on the run for 17 days.They pair broke out of a maximum security facility in upstate New York and have eluded capture ever since.New York state police are now searching for escaped murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat in a rural area about 20 miles west of the prison they escaped from.The search is centered on a hunting camp in Owls Head, New Yor... More>>

    Our Hometown: Healthy Savannah Accepting Applications for Mini Grant Program

    Healthy Savannah is now accepting applications for this year's Healthy Communities Mini Grant Program. This is the fourth year the non-profit organization will award these grants to deserving organizations.
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    Coastal Sunrise Birthday and Anniversary Greetings for June 23, 2015

    Here's a look at today's birthday and anniversary greetings. More>>

    Beaufort Co. Schools Drug-Test Policy Changes

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    Students in Beaufort County will face new tests this year, random drug testing. The district announced its new drug testing policy last week. Officials say during the first year only student athletes in middle and high school will face the monthly lottery. Then in2016 all students in extra-curricular's will be added, and then the third year student drivers will be added.District staff say that beginning in August, 38 students per school, per month, will be pulled for the testing that will t... More>>

    Former MLB Player Darryl Hamilton Killed

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    (KPRC) The Pearland Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide after former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton and his girlfriend were found fatally shot inside their home.Hamilton was found dead in the foyer of the house and the woman, identified as Monica Jordan, was found dead in another area of the home.Investigators said it appeared Jordan shot Hamilton, then shot herself.Hamilton, 50, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police said Jordan, 44, had a self-inflicted gunsh... More>>

    Therapy Tortoise Helps Patients

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    (WJHG) Residents of Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center sometimes have a hard time coming out of their shell.But for the last two years, an African Spur Thigh Tortoise named Shelly has helped patients cope with their injuries and disabilities.Brandy Meredith, an employee at the center and Shelly's caretaker said, "They will come and befriend Shelly and come out and greet Shelly every day and make it part of their routine."Long-term patient Winnie Ruthbrookshire planted a garden in th... More>>

    Rape Investigation In West Chatham Neighborhood Video included

    Savannah Police are searching for a rapist who attacked a woman near Pooler.It happened in the Waverly Station section of the Highlands neighborhood. Waverly Station is a gated apartment complex.The victim left her apartment to walk her dog just after midnight, leaving her door unlocked. When she returned, she was attacked by a man who had entered her apartment. The suspect is described as either a dark -skinned caucasian or hispanic man or a light-skinned african american man. Anyone with in... More>>

    Storm Thunders Through Coastal Empire

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    Power lines are down, electricity is out in several places in the city and numerous reports of fallen trees are being called into emergency crews as a thunderstorm passes over the Coastal Empire Monday evening.Check out these pictures from the storm. More>>

    Lowcountry memorial service held for Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney

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    In the Lowcountry, those who knew the late Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney gathered for his memorial service at Whale Branch Early College High School on Monday night. In a few words, Pastor James Moore remembers Pinckney as, "intelligent, highly intelligent, meek, a lover of all human beings, a lover of God, and a servant to God and all mankind."He was a man who inspired many in the short years he lived, before he was gunned-down in his church in Charleston, Emanuel AME. "It literally... More>>

    Savannah Prayer Vigil for Charleston

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    Remembering the shooting victims in Charleston.
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    Walmart Pulling Confederate Flag Merchandise off its Shelves

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    No more items in Walmart featuring the Confederate flag.
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    BREAKING NEWS: SC Governor Vows to Take Down Confederate Flag

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    In a news conference today in Columbia, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley vows to remove the Confederate from the grounds of the Statehouse.Governor Haley says, "Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds."There have been renewed calls to remove the flag since photos surfaced showing suspect Dylan Roof displaying the flag. Roof is believed to have enter the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17th and... More>>

    Summer is Here and So are Mosquitoes; Tips To Reduce the Bites

    Summer is here, the heat is on ,that means all the conditions are right for what local exterminators say will be a record year in mosquito activity. Day or night mosquitoes season is now in full swing. you may think of them as just pesky bloody suckers but they can also carry. More>>

    Golden-retriever puppies race for dinner in adorable 9-month time-lapse video

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    It's meal time, and you don't have to tell these pups twice.
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    Ex-Gulfstream exec gets 11 years for embezzling $10 million

    As an accounting executive at Gulfstream Aerospace, Marvin Jay Caukin was pulling in a quarter-million dollars a year and had a wife 30 years his junior. He was living a lavish lifestyle that included splitting time... More>>

    South University Graduates Nearly 3,000

    South University celebrated the class of 2015 during its commencement ceremony at the International Trade and Convention Center Saturday.
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    Two Men Sentenced On Federal Charges Involving Child Exploitation

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    More than twenty years in prison - that's what two Waycross men were sentenced to after being convicted on federal charges involving the sexual exploitation of children. The sentences were announced at the U.S.Attorney's office Monday.
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    RECALL: Niagara bottled water due to E. coli

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    Niagara Bottling company issued a voluntary recall of its bottled water due to a possible E. coli contamination, the company said in its official recall document. More>>

    Lightning Safety- What you need to know

    Storm Team 3's Chief Meteorologist Kris Allred speaks to a survivor of a lightning strike. Watch the video for this woman's amazing story.And remember NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!!If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter. It should be a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up.Stay in the safe shelter at least 30 minute... More>>

    Sen. Graham Says Put Confederate Flag in Museum

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    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will call today for the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN's Dana Bash.Graham, a 2016 presidential candidate, will make his announcement during a press conference with South Carolina's Republican governor, Nikki Haley, at 4 p.m. today.He will call for the flag to come down and be put in a museum.You can see that press conference streaming live on WSAV.com at 4:00. More>>

    Update: Six Kids, Adult Injured In Wreck At Hwy. 204 And I-95

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    Six people taken to the hospital following a serious crash at Highway 204 and I-95 this evening. It happened right around 8pm. Metro Police say an SUV was turning left onto the northbound ramp of I-95 when it collided with a pickup truck in the inside lane.
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    Savannah Neighborhood centers open for residents to beat the heat

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    Due to the extreme heat conditions City officials are reminding residents that the following neighborhood centers are available for use as daytime cooling stations for those in need of a respite from the heat.
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    Keeping Kids Fed During Summer Break

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    (NBC News) Vicki Vansickle has more than 100 volunteers at Columbia Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Pennsylvania, making sure every child in this town has nutritious lunches during the summer."That's risk of kids not having a meal, a meal a day," Vansickle says, "and we do see kids that we know that that's true."More than half the kids in Columbia get free or reduced lunches during the school year.That makes columbia a "Low Income Zone" where every child 18 and under is eligible for free sum... More>>

    Prince Harry Retires

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    Britain's Prince Harry is getting ready to go to Africa as a volunteer game warden after retiring from the military. More>>

    Terrifying Bridge Collapse Caught On Camera

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    (WJAC) Security cameras were rolling Thursday when a bridge collapsed in Ridgway, Pennsylvania.Several construction workers were on the bridge at the time of the collapse and suffered injuries.The bridge was badly damaged by flood waters last year and was undergoing repairs when the collapse occured.Read more: http://bit.ly/1K1QWC7 More>>

    NY Escapee Investigation Deepens

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    In Friendship, New York, what officials thought was a hot tip on the whereabouts of the two convicted killers on the run turned out to be cold. An all day search apparently turned up nothing. Meanwhile, NBC News has learned that the investigation into how they got out of that prison is expanding. Several prison guards are now under investigation. One has already been suspended and the district attorney says he may face criminal charges. More>>

    Summer Cash Concerns

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    There's another safety concern for vacation travel this summer - one that may hurt you physically, but can definitely hurt your pocketbook. More>>

    Serious Wreck Injures Man On Dean Forest Road

    A man in a car on Dean Forest Road collided with a semi about 10 o'clock Sunday evening. He was being treated on scene for what look to be very serious injuries. Stay with News 3 - we'll bring you more details as they become available. More>>

    Star Wars Actor Arrested In Colleton County

    The actor who played young Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars sequels was arrested after allegedly leading deputies on a high speed chase in Colleton county Saturday.
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    Apartment Fire at The Oaks Leaves Several Units Blackened

    Several people are without a home tonight following a fire at an apartment complex on Wilmington Island.The midday fire scorched three apartments in the 500 block of The Oaks apartments off of Penn Waller road. More>>

    St. Philip AME Church Invites the Community to Pray for City of Charleston

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    For those who couldn't travel to South Carolina and show their support for the church community of Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston (since the deadly shooting last week)-- St. Philip AME church in Savannah opened its doors for those still working to heal from the tragedy.
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    West Side Shooting Victim Dies

    Metro Police were called to West 42nd and Harden Streets around 10:30 Saturday on a report of a crashed car. Once there they found a car had crashed into the steps of a home. A victim inside the car had serious injuries from a gunshot. More>>

    Church Safety after Charleston; Local Church Leaders Weigh in

    The reaction from churches and church goers in Charleston is an image of coping with tragedies such as the Emanuel AME church shooting, responding in a peaceful, forgiving way. we asked how local churches think this shooting could change how they secure their places of worship, some say security changes should not be made if they are for the wrong reasons. More>>

    Charleston church holds service for the first time since tragic massacre

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    It's been almost four days since a gunman went on a rampage inside a Charleston church, killing nine people at their Bible study. On Sundaymorning, that same church reopened for services.There are still peoplevisiting the memorial siteto grieve the loss of those church members, but an overflowing congregation worshipped inside on Sunday, hoping to send a message of unity and resilience to those with eyes on Charleston. "Even in death, death has no victory," eva ... More>>

    Charleston Worship Service Underway

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - With song and prayer, Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal has started its first worship service since nine of its members, including its pastor, were gunned down during Bible study. The historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, is filled. Uniformed police officers are posted on both levels of the sanctuary. Churches across the city tolled their bells at 10 a.m. EDT in honor of the victims. The suspect, Dylann Roof, is being held in jail on nine counts of mu... More>>

    Beaufort community gathers for Charleston shooting victims' memorial

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    Beaufort residents held hands by the wateron Saturday night,in a vigil to remember the nine people who were killed in their Charleston church. The group who gathered hopes their community can unite, to come together for healing this way. "We should reach out to people that we don't know and become their friend, and then that way, the community starts to come together," organizer Mahoganee Amiger said. Holding the hand of a stranger, citizens met in the park to stand strong amidst the tragedy ... More>>

    Keeping Cool and Getting a Little Dirty: JCB Mud Fest in Pooler

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    Saturday was another scorching hot day! And a lot of you probably went to the pool or the beach to cool off… But others headed out to the JCB Mud Fest Pooler to beat the heat--and have some fun in it too!
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    Law Enforcement across Georgia Turn Out to Honor Montgomery County Sheriff Laid to Rest

    Law enforcement from across the state took part in honoring one of their fallen today in Montgomery county. Sheriff Ladson O'Connor died in a high speed chase earlier this week, his family laid him to rest today .Friends and colleagues say he was a man who took his job more as a calling than a career. More>>

    Website Allegedly Owned By Charleston Shooting Suspect Contains Racist Manifesto

    The mindset of accused Charleston church shooter Dylann roof is coming under closer scrutiny. CNN has now confirmed a website registered in his name... By someone using his mother's home address has been discovered. On the website... Sixty photos of Roof... And a racially charged rant.The photos show Roof holding a confederate battle flag and what appears to be a Glock 45 automatic pistol. Another shows him burning an American flag. One is outside the museum and library of Confederate History... More>>

    Man Accused of Church Killings Spoke of Attacking College

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A black drinking buddy of the white man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church says that a week before the attack, the suspect announced plans to shoot up a college campus. Christon Scriven told The Associated Press on Friday that on June 10, while they were getting drunk on vodka, Dylann Roof announced plans to carry out a mass shooting seven days later at the College of Charleston. Scriven says he thought the threat was just drunken bl... More>>

    Charleston Church Shooting Judge Once used 'N-word' from the Bench

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    The county magistrate judge oversaw a hearing for the white man accused of killing nine people at a black church was previously reprimanded for saying a racial slur from the bench.
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    Prayers for Charleston at St. Philip AME Church Savannah Video included

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    Standing with Charleston. More>>

    SCMPD Pushing Community Policing to Regain Public Trust Video included

    The relationship between many Savannah communities and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police is a strained one.But now, officers are taking a new approach to their work - hoping to regain the public's trust.The phrase "community policing" gets tossed around a lot in law enforcement, but for a department to be truly successful at integrating into the community they need to have boots on the ground in the neighborhoods... or in this case, bike tires on the ground.Each day, several officers from eve... More>>

    Charleston Murders Renew Call to Remove Confederate Flag from SC Statehouse

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    Because the suspect in the murder of nine people in a Charleston church, Dylann Roof, had a Confederate emblem on his car and reportedly said he wanted to start another civil war, there are new calls to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.
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    Beaufort mourner travels to Charleston shooting memorial

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    The scene at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was still sobering on Friday morning. Many peoplestopped and prayed at the site wherethegunman went on a rampage, killing nine people in their Bible study. Of those kneeling to pray, turning the sidewalk into an altar, there were ministers stopping by. Some traveled from parts of the Lowcountry like Beaufort. "They're our neighbors, soI really want Charleston to know that Beaufort is mourning along with th... More>>

    Mourners visit Charleston church shooting victims' memorial

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    The memorial site in Charleston at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, wherenine church members were killed, was still packed late Friday evening. Mournerskneeled to pray and remember the lives lost, some still heavy-hearted. "I just had a very hard day yesterday, so i just needed to come and see and feel it for myself. It's just the whole...everybody, peopleI just saw,I just put my hands on. And now they're gone,"church member Renee Ross said. Tears well... More>>

    Vietnam Vets Welcomed Home to Ft. Stewart

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    Hundreds came out to fort stewart today to welcome home the veterans of the Vietnam War. It isa welcome they never received 50 years ago. The veterans, many aided by canes, some in wheelchairs, took their place on Cottrell Field. Family and friends filled the stands, cheering for their heroes. A 50th anniversary commemorative flag was also dedicated during the ceremony. More>>

    Man killed by lightning in Florida

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    A man was hit and killed by a lightning strike in Largo on Friday morning.  More>>

    Tragedy in Charleston Prompts Questions for Local Church Safety

    In the aftermath of the tragedy in Savannah's sister city, how are local church leaders reacting to the massacre with safety precautions? News 3 sat down with several church leaders representing various denominations and they all agree it's a harsh reality to face, but the fact is what happened in Emanuel AME Church can happen in any other church. More>>

    Backpack Buddies Effingham Wins $25K State Farm Grant

    A local organization now has more money to help area children and families in need.
    Backpack Buddies Effingham is one of 40 charities nationwide selected to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm.
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    Chatham County Youth Commission Presents 2015 Graduates

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    Chatham County Youth Commissioners (CCYC) are among the latest graduates of 2015. More>>

    Dylann Roof Charged With Nine Counts of Murder

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    Dylann Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, Charleston police tweeted. Roof is scheduled to appear in a South Carolina court at 2 p.m. for a bond hearing tied to this week's church shooting, a Charleston County official said. More>>

    Charleston: Remembering Loved Ones Lost

    As a nation continues to mourn the loss of the nine victims of Wednesday's massacre in Charleston, those who survived the attack are left with so many unanswered questions. For survivors and their loved ones -- the memory of what they endured will be scars that never heal. News 3's Martin Staunton has details. More>>

    Searching for Savannah Kitten Painter

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    Officers responded to the area of Churchill and Mildred for a six-week old kitten that was painted orange. The kitten was in distress by the paint on its face and body. Concerned citizens stood by until Animal Control arrived and took the kitten to receive veterinary care. “Sherbet” is under veterinary care at SCMPD Animal Control and is expected to be placed for adoption after a five-day stray hold. Animal Control officers from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are asking ... More>>

    Our Hometown: Savannah Jaycees Host Annual Father Daughter Dance Fundraiser

    Here's your chance to enjoy a special date with dad while helping out a great cause. You're invited to attend the Savannah Jaycees' annual Father/Daughter Dance this Saturday, June 20, beginning at 6 o'clock at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. More>>

    Charleston Church Shooting Investigation

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    The man accused of murdering nine people in cold blood faces a judge.This is all happening as some chilling photos taken by one of the victim's are released. More>>

    College Installs "Texting Lane"

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    (KSL) A lane for texting while walking has opened on a stairway in the Student Life and Wellness Center at Utah Valley University in Orem.The stairway is divided into three lanes: running, walking and texting. It was created because students glued to their smartphones are "bound to run into someone somewhere," said Matt Bambrough, UVU's creative director who came up with the idea of dividing the stairway into lanes."This graphic is obviously more aesthetic than functional, and though we've no... More>>

    Yoga Helping Brain Injuries

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    (KARE) A lot of people use yoga to stay in shape, but there is another use for it many people may not know much about.It's helping 60-year-old Steve Stoner of Hugo, Minnesota. Two years ago, he had a bad fall down a flight of stairs at home.Steve was in the hospital for five months because of a traumatic brain injury. A yoga pose was the last thing he could do."He had to learn how to breathe on his own again, eat on his own again, walk, talk," said his wife, Yvonne Stoner.Since then, as part ... More>>

    100-Year-Old Take Flight in Air Balloon

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    (KTTC) A Rochester, Minnesota woman is getting her 100th birthday wish by going airborne. Maxine Schultz is as vivacious as they get with a verve for life that exceeds those half her age. An entire crowd gathered at Silver Lake Park Tuesday night to watch as Schultz hopped into her hot air balloon carriage, sending her right into the clouds for a journey she will never forget."I want to stand up and look out!" she exclaimed as she climbed aboard the basket, talking about what it's like to rid... More>>

    WATCH: Florist Who Identified Charleston Shooting Suspect Speaks Out Video included

    A florist in North Carolina is being called a hero tonight after following the Charleston massacre suspect for more than 30 miles and tipping off police.Debbie Dills spotted the black car being driven by alleged gunman Dylann Roof at around 10:20 a.m. and called a friend, who notified police, NBC station WCNC in Charlotte reported."I paid close attention to the pictures on TV, but I thought, 'No. It can't be him,'" Dills, of Gastonia, N.C., told the station. "I noticed the car. And I noticed ... More>>

    Friend of Suspect Says He Hid His Gun

    A friend of the suspect accused of shooting and killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston said he told him a few weeks ago he had "a plan."Joseph Meek Jr. said he was drinking vodka with 21-year-old Dylann Roof when Roof made the remark while he was railing against blacks.Roof didn't elaborate on the plan, but Meek said he was worried. He said he knew his friend had a "Glock" - a .45 caliber pistol - in the trunk of his car.Meek said Roof told him he bought the gun with money he... More>>

    Charleston community holds prayer vigil for the nine killed in church

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    One could still sense the heartbreak,an outpouring of emotionsfrom the Charleston community on Thursday, the day following the shooting inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Makeshift memorials bordered the yellow caution tape along Calhoun Street near the scene. Within the walls of 'Mother Emanuel' on Wednesday night, nine people were gunned down while in their Bible study. Among them was the Reverend and State Senator Clementa Pinckney. Finally, a sigh of relief came with the n... More>>

    Man Charged After Shooting, Police Still Searching for Info

    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a suspect in one case and they are looking for more information on two other incidents after three separate shootings Wednesday afternoon and night.At 7:30 p.m., Central Precinct Patrol officers responded to the 600 block of West 40th Street where they found Brandon Ellison, 30, of a Manchester Court address, on the floor of a house with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers immediately detained Stanley Eugene Robinson, 25. Violent Cr... More>>

    Savannah Pastor Near Scene of Tragic Shootings in Charleston, Offers Reflections on Faith at Such a Time

    Bishop Matthew Odum of the Temple of Glory Community Church in Savannah has a unique and unfortunate perspective on the nine killings at a church in Charleston. He was at a church only about five miles away in North Charleston Wednesday evening. More>>

    New $10 Bill to feature Woman

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    A woman's face will soon grace the ten dollar bill. The U.S. Treasury Department plans to make the change in 2020. They will seek public input on who it should be. Alexander Hamilton is on the current bill. The new design will reportedly feature Hamilton and the woman. A formal announcement on the change is expected some time Thursday. More>>

    Flower Girl Steals a Kiss

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    (WBIR) Wedding photos capture moments the bride and groom will remember for the rest of their lives.But some are a little more memorable than others.When Anthony Palmer and Michelle Hall of Knoxville wed last weekend, Michelle's 4-year-old daughter Anderson was the flower girl.Photographer Leah Bullard instantly took note of her bubbly personality."I was setting up the bridal party to take the bridal party photographs, like I do at every wedding, and so I took a few shots of that, and then I ... More>>

    Pope Makes Statement on Climate Change

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    In a strongly-worded statement this morning, Pope Francis says the earth is becoming "an immense pile of filth." He stated that many people are in denial and that there's "very solid evidence" that global warming is man-made.The pope says climate change is real and that companies are destroying the earth trying to chase a dollar. Meanwhile, the poor are suffering.He called for a "cultural revolution" for change. More>>

    Savannahian Named One of Fortune Magazine’s “Heroes of the 500”

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    Michael O'Neal is receiving national recognition for his work in the community as one of Fortune magazine's “Heroes of the 500.”
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    Our Hometown: Odd Lot Comedy to Raise Money for Muse Arts Warehouse During Special Performance

    You're invited to experience Odd Lot's award winning brand of comedy while giving back to a facility that's given so much to our community.

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    E. 39th Street Shooting

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating a shooting at a home on East 39th Street near Hibiscus Avenue. Department spokesman Julian Miller says the victim is a man in his 60s. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. More>>

    Big Changes Coming to Savannah Chatham Public School System Video included

    The Savannah Chatham County Public School District will look a little different in the coming years after a decision Wednesday night to implement a "Strategic Waiver School System."That means over the next year, the school district must start to create a contract to submit to the state that shows how they plan to improve over the next several years.But many of the parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents of kids in our schools are not happy with the decision."I know our board has bee... More>>

    Husband Stabbed in Liberty Co. Domestic Dispute

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    The Hinesville Police Department is investigating an apparent domestic dispute that led to a stabbing. It happpened on Pineridge Way just after 7:30 p.m. Detective Jeff Davis tells us a woman stabbed her husband in the l neck. The man was transported to Memorial Health in Savannah for treatment. There is no word on his condition at this time. More>>

    Brian Williams to Remain With NBC, Will Not Anchor Nightly News

    NBC and Williams have come to a tentative agreement that will keep Williams at the network after his six-month suspension ends in August.The decision, described by people with knowledge of the plan, ends months of speculation that Williams could leave NBC altogether.Williams will not be returning to the "NBC Nightly News" anchor chair, the people said. Instead he will have a new role; the details of it are unknown to all but a very small number of executives."No one knows anything," one ancho... More>>

    Uber to Continue in SC

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    Uber will keep operating in South Carolina. The ride-sharing app's license is set to expire at the end of this month, but today the house voted to approve a compromise plan that keeps Uber in business. Drivers will have to get safety inspections on their vehicles once a year. They will also be required to have an Uber emblem on their vehicles. More>>

    Crews Working To Clean Up Major Sewage Spill In Pooler Video included

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    Cleanup crews are working long hours in Pooler after a major sewage spill. Over 10,000 gallons of sewage escaped from an underground line in the woods behind a grocery store in Pooler on Hwy 80 and Pooler Parkway. More>>

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