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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
The Long County Sheriffs Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking into the death of a Long County man Wednesday afternoon.
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. More>>
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>>
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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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>>
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.
Dixie Outfitters is filling a surge in orders and fielding calls
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>>
The Chatham County District Attorney's Office is announcing indictments related to the death of Matthew Ajibade. More>>
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.
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.
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 continued investigation of Matthew Ajibade's death incited a demonstration on Wednesday morning.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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>>
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>>
Tampa Police shared images of a large alligator floating in a pool of an apartment complex in Tampa. More>>
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>>
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>>
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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>>
South Carolina Electric Gas is donating $100,000 to the Charleston church where nine members were shot to death last week.
Prayer Vigil for healing.
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.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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.
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. More>>
(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>>
(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>>
(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>>
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.
Here's a look at today's birthday and anniversary greetings. More>>
(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>>
(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>>
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>>
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>>
Remembering the shooting victims in Charleston.
No more items in Walmart featuring the Confederate flag.
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, 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>>
South University celebrated the class of 2015 during its commencement ceremony at the International Trade and Convention Center Saturday.
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>>
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>>
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>>
(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>>
Britain's Prince Harry is getting ready to go to Africa as a volunteer game warden after retiring from the military. More>>
(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>>
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>>
There's another safety concern for vacation travel this summer - one that may hurt you physically, but can definitely hurt your pocketbook. More>>
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>>
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.
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, 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>>
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!
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>>
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>>
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.