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    Southeast Not Immune to Lyme Disease

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    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and while it might not seem like something you need to worry about in our neck of the woods, it has shown up in both Georgia and South Carolina. “It is called the great imitator because it imitates so many other diseases like Alzheimer's and ALS,” says Sary Stroll, one of three women in Effingham County who I talked to have battled Lyme and the mysterious maladies that come with it. More>>

    UPDATE: Big Changes Coming for Savannah Apartment Complex Video included

    A Savannah family was forced out of their home Monday as it flooded with water for six hours.Tiarra Williams called WSAV after trying, unsuccessfully, to get help."I've been telling them that my toilet was running for about two months, they still haven't come and done anything about it," said Williams. "Then this morning it started leaking real bad, real bad."Before contacting News 3, Williams and her neighbors called anyone they could think of; they tried the apartment complex's management c... More>>

    Surprise Guilty Plea Entered in SC Murder Case

    According to the Office of the Solicitor of the NinthJudicial Circuit,Jquan Scottunexpectedly entered a guilty pleaWednesday to murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during a violent crime after a routine pre-trial conference. \Scott had been scheduled for a jury trial to begin on Monday, June 1 in the case that involving victim Alex Apps. Scott faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years to life in prison for the murder, a mandatory minimum of 10 years to 30 years for armed... More>>

    SCMPD: Shotspotter Technology Making a Difference Video included

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    The City of Savannah paid $135,000 for the gunfire recognition program in 2014
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    Evidence of Revisions to Ajibade Death Log

    The Chatham County Sheriff's Office also had no standard operating procedure for maintaining jail logs at the time of his death.
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    Arrest Made in 13 Year Old Murder Case

    Emanuel County Sheriff's Office investigators have made an arrest in a murder that happened more than a decade ago.Phillip Scott Kirby, Sr. has been charged with murdering Emily Pestana-Mason in May of 2002.Dr. Pestana-Mason was an associate professor at East Georgia College, in Swainsboro, Georgia. She was stabbed in the neck while her two daughters were in the home. Originally, investigators had charged the victim's husband for the crime. Later DNA evidence linked Kirby to the crime.Investi... More>>

    New Evaluation System For Future GA Teachers Video included

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    Georgia's future teachers will have to jump through more hoops before stepping into a classroom. The goal is to create more qualified educators with fewer turnovers. Candidates will continue to show they've mastered the content by taking a certain number of courses and tests, but a new feature will evaluate if they can actually teach what they know to school kids. Hubert Middle School teacher Shirmira Hill has a lot to celebrate. Not only is school out but she has her first year under her... More>>

    WTF?! 1700 new terms added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

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    Merriam-Webster has given the final seal of approval to over 1,700 words most of us have been using for years by adding them to the official unabridged American dictionary. More>>

    SCMPD and Garden City PD investigating 2 attempted bank robberies

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    The Savannah Chatham Metro and Garden City Police are investigating two attempted bank robberies that happened on Wednesday afternoon.
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    Vote For Study Will Move Arena Plan Forward

    The long discussed new arena for the city of Savannah may be one step closer to reality. On Thursday City Council will decide whether or not to approve money for a detailed study into the type of facility the city needs. More>>

    Clinton Campaign Stop in SC

    (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is focusing on women's issues in her first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina since losing to Barack Obama in the state in 2008. She had lunch today with minority female business owners in Columbia before an afternoon speech to South Carolina Democratic women. Republican hopeful Carly Fiorina is also in Columbia, drawing attention to her campaign as the only woman among the GOP's major candidates. More>>

    6th Grader Hand Delivers Apology Letter To 911 Operators After Prank Call

     Operators at the Savannah Chatham County 911 Center were suprised and pleased by a visit from a 6th grader on Friday.The youngster was there to deliver a hand written note apologizing for making a prank call. In the note, the student said he made the call after a dare from friends, His parents found out and ordered him to write the apology then drove him to the 911 Center to read it aloud to the on duty workers. The 911 staff was impressed with the way the parents handled the incident, ... More>>

    One lane of I-26 re-opens west of Columbia after tanker truck catches fire

    Tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel that overturned and caught fire. Tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel that overturned and caught fire.
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    One lane of Interstate 26 just west of Columbia has reopened after a series of wrecks. South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said eight cars and two commercial vehicles were involved in the wreck early Wednesday.  More>>

    Police Seek Suspect In Yemassee Home Invasion

    Police in Colleton County are looking for a Hilton Head Island man on a number of charges stemming from a home invasion in Yemassee on Tuesday.Nathaniel Ibe Robinson, Jr. is wanted on charges of burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime.If you see Robinson, please call the Colleton County Sheriff's Office on 843-849-2211 or call CRIMESTOPPERS on 1-888-CRIME-SC. More>>

    Teacher promises students he'll shake off final exam if Taylor Swift calls

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    Students at one Billings, Montana school are hoping a teacher's promise to them isn't something Taylor Swift will just shake off.
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    Our Hometown: M.A.R.T.H.A. Presents Pink Ice Recognition & Scholarship Ball

    Moving All Races to Higher Achievement (M.A.R.T.H.A.), Inc. will recognize Blessings in a Bookbag, Carver State Bank, Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA), Greenbriar Children's Center, and the West Broad Street YMCA at its first Pink Ice Recognition and Scholarship Ball.

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    Man Steals Van from Grandmother with Kids Still Inside

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    (WFLA) Susan Davidson watched in horror Sunday night as a masked man sped away from a Plant City, Florida gas station in her minivan. Her two grandchildren were strapped in their car seats inside."It was terrible," Davidson said. "You have all of these thoughts that go through your head."Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are still searching for the man. The minivan, however, was recovered a half mile away. The children, a 2-year-old boy, and 4-year-old girl, were safe inside.Read ... More>>

    80-Year-Old Begins Trip Down the Mississippi

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    (KVLY) Many people are satisfied to sit back, relax and reflect on their lives at the age of 80. Not Dale Sanders.This week he started on his adventure to paddle the entire 2,300 mile length of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico.Sanders is paddling with a purpose."My grandniece has juvenile diabetes and I wanted to do something for that field, trying to raise some money, raise awareness for juvenile diabetes and of course I wanted to set some... More>>

    S.C. Budget Options

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    South Carolina should find out later this week how much extra money it has coming.It could mean a tax cut for you or more money to fix roads. More>>

    FIFA Officials Arrested

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    Swiss authorities say six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland.The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement that American authorities suspect the officials of having received of paid bribes totaling millions of dollars between the early 1990's and now for soccer tournaments in the U.S. and Latin America.The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presi... More>>

    IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000 taxpayers

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    Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.
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    Immigration Plan Blocked

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    Another federal court blocks President Obama's immigration plan that would delay deporting up to 5-million undocumented immigrants. More>>

    S.C. Bridge Back Open

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    One of the busiest bridges in South Carolina is back open this morning after an unusual accident.The Arthur Ravenel Bridge that crosses the Cooper River, connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant, was closed for about eight hours.A sedan was wedged underneath a fuel tanker truck.The driver of the sedan had minor injuries, but the primary concern was the leaking diesel fuel.Haz-mat crews were able to close off the drainage system, and then there was no need for a water cleanup in the river below. More>>

    IRS Hacking

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    According to the IRS, more than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an agency website.Officials said the breach was part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.The information was stolen from an online system called "Get Transcript." The system allows taxpayers to get tax returns and other filings from previous years.The IRS said it is notifying taxpayers whose information was accessed and has launched a criminal investigation. More>>

    FIFA soccer officials arrested in $100 million corruption probe Video included

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    Six high-ranking international soccer officials were arrested early Wednesday as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption at the sport's governing body, Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said.
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    Savannah Church Holds Final Test Census Blitz Video included

    Time for an all-out Test Census Blitz.
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    Motorcyclist Identified in Fatal Crash

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    Both Northbound and Southbound lanes of Dean Forest Road at Southbridge Boulevard due to an accident involving a motorcycle.Investigators on the scene would only say it involved a motorcycle and a passenger car.Theintersection will remain closed until the investigation concludes. Avoid the area if possible. More>>

    South Carolina Budget Surplus

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    South Carolina is expected to have an extra $400 million to play with in the state budget and Gov. Nikki Haley and some Republicans in the House and Senate said Tuesday it should either go back to taxpayers, used to pay down state debt, or go to roads. "What we don't want is to have another free-for-all, and all we've heard all weekend long is all the lobbyists lining up saying, 'I want this, this, and this,'" Gov. Haley told reporters outside the Statehouse Tuesday morning. The state Board o... More>>

    Local Clergy Accused of Possessing Child Porn Posts Bond

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    Reverend Bruce Fehr was released on $16,000 bond More>>

    Dozens Now Listed Missing In TX Floods

    (AP) - Hays County authorities in Texas say they're trying to locate more than 40 people after a weekend of torrential rains and flooding. Hays County Commissioner Will Conley says the count includes a dozen people who witnesses say they saw in the flood waters. Conley says the rest may be people who are staying elsewhere or aren't at home. Hays County emergency management coordinator Kharley Smith says two people died: one in San Marcos and another in nearby Caldwell County. Conley says the ... More>>

    Savannah Man Wanted in Arizona Arrested After Chase

    A Savannah man, wanted in Arizona is charged with drug possession and running from Metro police. Investigators say Willie Arthur Moore was taken into custody around 6pm Friday after trying to run from police.Moore is charged with cocaine possession, investigators say he is also wanted on a parole violation in Maricopa County, Arizona. More>>

    Wanted Garden City Fugitive Files Suspect Arrested in South Carolina

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    Kevin Chaplin was wanted for breaking in to a Garden City home with the owner inside More>>

    Cash for Red Light Runners Video included

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    Howard Spiva is offering to pay money for video catching drivers who run red lights
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    911 Call from Jail Adds to Incomplete Timeline in Ajibade Death

    A 911 call from the Chatham County Jail the night Matthew Ajibade died in custody adds to the incomplete timeline in his still-unexplained death. More>>

    Illinois couple who welcomed 100th grandchild: 'We just love them all'

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    Baby Jaxton Leo Zanger recently became the 100th grandchild for one Illinois couple.
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    Homeless Authority's New Plan to Battle Homelessness; Tiny Houses

    Nearly 4,000 people in Chatham county are homeless.That number has stayed consistent for the past decade, now the Chatham Savannah Homeless Authority has a new plan to fight it. One major new approach to combating homelessness in the is using a housing first policy. Basically providing shelter first then focusing on services. More>>

    Chatham Co. Sheriff Addresses Issues

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    Chatham County Sheriff, Al St. Lawrence released a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the recent activity at the detention center. He says in part: "I have seen Chatham County Detention Center grow from a small, local lock up facility to one of the largest detention centers in the State. The detention center has the capacity to hold 2360 inmates with accompanying medical wing and other necessary departments to carry out the legally required functions of the Sheriff.Chief Lawrence goes... More>>

    An International Organization pays tribute to Families of Suicide Victims

    An International Organization pays tribute to Families of Suicide Victims

    An international organization dedicated to the support of families of Firefighters and EMS personnel who have taken their own lives honored the deceased first responders and their families Friday Night at the Savannah Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.The Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, an Arizona-based non-profit organization, which was founded in 2011, hosted its first weekend retreat in Savannah. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, F.B.H.A. ... More>>

    12 Missing as TX Vacation Home Floats Away in Flood Waters

    Severe flooding leads to a heartbreaking story out of Texas, where 12 people are missing, including two families with children. The house on the Blanco River where the families were staying reportedly broke about in flood waters. More>>

    Out with the Old: Groundbreaking for new $10 Million Visitor Center

    State lawmakers, members of the Georgia DOT Commission and local tourism leaders are gathered on Interstate 95 to mark the beginning of a new era in tourism. A brand new welcome center at I-95 Southbound is getting underway. Area DOT Commissioner Ann Purcell says it's a great day, that planning the project has been a 15 year process. She says it's a much needed upgrade to help greet the area's 2.2 million annual visitors For some there is nostalgia however as the project can only be accom... More>>

    Emotional photo of Marine praying with soon-to-be bride goes viral

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    A photographer captured a special moment between a Marine and his bride at their wedding.
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    Commuting Warnings as Summer Vacation Begins

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    School is out for the summer and the man with oversight of the Traffic Enforcement Division of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department says it should help commute times. Lieutenant Gregory Mitchell says the absence of students has a positive effect on traffic flow for commuters who travel through or even near a school zone. "You're not having the school buses, running the routes. You don't have parents that drive their children to school on those routes, so there is a some relief... More>>

    Our Hometown: Vietnam Veterans Recognition

    As we remember soldiers lost on the battlefields -- Fort Stewart and the Vietnam Veterans of America Savannah Chapter are giving Vietnam Veterans who came back, the homecoming they never got. More>>

    Outside Consultant Overhauling Chatham County Jail

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    News 3 has confirmed that Sheriff Al Saint Lawrence will name an outside consultant to overhaul the Chatham County Detention Center. More>>

    Heavy Flooding Hits Austin, TX

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    Overflowing creeks and over four inches of rain have stranded people in the city of Austin, Texas.In some parts of the city, cars have been swept away and at least 21 calls have been made for water rescues.Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared 37 counties as disaster areas. More>>

    America's Got Talent Returns

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    (NBC) "America's Got Talent" begins its tenth anniversary season tonight.Judge Heidi Klum believes the first round of auditions are among the most exciting."I love that surprise, when you sit there and you never know who comes on to the stage next. It's so much fun," Klum says.It's also even more intense, as the acts ramp up the danger to impress the judges."People are pushing out the boundaries and we like it when they do that," says judge Mel B."America's Got Talent" starts tonight at 8pm E... More>>

    Hot Weather Pet Care

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    (NBC News) The recent case of Iraq war veteran Michael Hammons, who smashed a window to free a dog from a hot car, serves as a reminder about protecting pets from the upcoming dog days of summer.Even after a few minutes the inside of a car can become dangerously hot, especially for our furry friends."Put yourself in a hot car with the windows up with a fur coat on and you might have a better idea of what these animals are going through," says veterinarian Dr. Judi Vogt.Some pet owners are act... More>>

    Historic Flooding Strands Houston, TX

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    A low moving system has dropped historic rains on Houston.Powerful storms swamped many streets and left drivers stranded, while others tried to venture through the rising water. Four inches of rain have fallen in Houston, and up to eight in the surrounding areas. This lead to flash flooding and a level one state of emergency for the first time since Hurricane Ike in 2008.More than 70,000 people were left without power Monday night.Seven people have been declared dead and 12 people are missing... More>>

    Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia

    The CDC and the New Jersey Department of Health have confirmed a death from Lassa fever which was diagnosed earlier today in a person returning to the United States from Liberia. The patient traveled from Liberia to Morocco to JFK International Airport on May 17th. The patient did not have a fever on departure from Liberia, did not report symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, or bleeding during the flight, and his temperature was taken on arrival in the U.S. and he did not have a fever at that... More>>

    UPDATE: Body of missing boater found near Daufuskie Island

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and Dive Team and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources are searching for a boater off of Daufuskie Island.According to a BeaufortCounty Sheriff's Office news release, a male boater who jumped into the water in the area of Daufuskie Island did not resurface. Stay with WSAV as more details become available. More>>

    PacSun faces angry backlash for selling upside-down flag T-shirt Video included

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    Angry customers are commenting on PacSun's Facebook page over a T-shirt for sale at their stores that features an upside-down American flag. More>>

    Consultant Hired for Chatham Jail Overhaul

    Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence will re-hire an outside jail consultant for an overhaul of the Chatham County Detention Center Administration, WSAV News 3 learned Monday.The announcement from the sheriff will come Tuesday in the form of a recorded statement; the sheriff has not taken reporters' questions on inmate deaths since at least Jan. 1.Kenneth A. Ray, a Kentucky-based consultant trumpets expertise in criminal justice, organizations and mental health in his online profile for RJS... More>>

    Police Car Computer Safety

    A metro police officer was injured this weekend when investigators say a drunk driver hit his car. One of the officer's injuries was caused by the computer that came loose from the car, hitting him in the head.The accident Saturday night and the injury suffered by an officer has led to the department checking the mounts in all their patrol cars. More>>

    VIDEO: Bounce House Sent Flying by Water Spout

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    Authorities say three children have been injured after a waterspout made landfall on a Fort Lauderdale beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air. More>>

    Legion Post 135 Fully Operating One Year Later Following Fire

    This Memorial Day holds special meaning for the American legion post 135 on Bull street. Post leaders say it's a miracle they are able to observe the holiday at the post because a year ago the building was badly damaged in a fire. More>>

    Crowd Turns out at Bonaventure to Honor Veterans

    Dozens turned out at Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery Memorial Day morning to honor veterans who died in past wars and to remind Americans that some are still fighting in distant lands. More>>

    Old Savannah City Mission Helping Veterans

    It's a weekend of honoring and celebrating those who fought for our freedoms. Many people are doing just that by having celebrations at their homes. For some veterans they face Memorial Day without a home to call their own. More>>

    3 dead after record storms in Texas, Oklahoma; 12 missing in one county

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    Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction in the area Monday, as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.  More>>

    Person Shot In Head In Car on I-26

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     Campobello Police are investigating a shooting on Sunday night on Interstate 26 near mile marker 5. 
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    Georgia post to give Vietnam vets homecoming they never had

    A Georgia Army post is planning to give Vietnam veterans a homecoming celebration like they never saw during the war decades ago. More>>

    Roadside Memorials Removed in Georgia

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    The Memorial Day holiday originated with remembering fallen soldiers, but it's also become a time when people decorate the graves of any loved one lost. Sites that are just as solemn as a cemetery to some, are dismantled on a regular basis by workers for the state of Georgia. Road crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation are charged with keeping roadside right-of-ways clear and that includes the memorials set up to honor victims of traffic accidents. A DOT spokeswoman says safety ... More>>

    Memorial Day Weekend Events

    Friday, May 22 Spring into ArtArtist Reception 6 – 9 p.m.Tybee Arts Building, 7 Cedarwood Ave. on Tybee IslandThe Tybee Arts Association' show and sale presents local art of all kinds, including paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, jewelry, photography, art quilts, prints, glass art, pottery, handcrafted furniture and much more. There will be a gift basket raffle to benefit Tybee Island Rising Tyde Food Bank and tickets will cost $1. More>>

    Officer Injured, Two Arrested Following Crash

    A Metro Police officer was transported for treatment and two people arrested and charged after a collision on Savannah's south side Saturday night.
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    Legislators Allegedly Meet With Lobbyists In Closed Door Savannah Gathering

    Georgia legislators and lobbyists recently gathered here in Savannah for a closed door meeting. But what was it really about and who paid for it all? That's something WXIA Atlanta Reporter Brendan Keefe set out to find out. More>>

    Beaufort nonprofit helps Gullah families faced with losing homes

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    The 29th annual Original Gullah Festival took to Beaufort's Waterfront Park Memorial Day weekend, celebrating a culture brought to America by some of the first African slaves. There were art and food vendors, performances, and a nonprofit group raising money to help Gullah descendantsfacing hardships. Many Gullah families live on inherited land that was passed down to them since the 1860's. The Pan-African Family Em... More>>

    Church Officials Taking Measures to Prevent Illegal parking in Downtown Square after City Bus Gets Trapped

    Visitors, residents, congregations and parishioners need a place to park on Sundays. Many churches have an agreement with the city to park in yellow spaces like this one, but last Sunday there was possibly something loss in translation when parked cars trapped a CAT bus in the square. More>>

    Friends and Family of Evergreen Cemetery Cleanup Space Before Memorial Day

    Volunteer crews are hard at work sprucing up a local private cemetery where dozens of Savannah veterans lay at rest.Friends of Evergreen cemetery on Savannah's westside say maintaining the space is a weekly effort, but with the amount of veterans laid to rest there, they're working extra hard to get it clean this Memorial Day More>>

    Surf Lagoon Water Park Opens For Business!

    Surf Lagoon Water Park in Pooler on Saturday, May 24, 2015. Surf Lagoon Water Park in Pooler on Saturday, May 24, 2015.
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    Many people are heading out to Pooler this weekend to cool off from the Georgia Heat. Why?—For the grand opening of Surf Lagoon Water Park of course! More>>

    Flooding Causes Evacuations In Texas

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    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) - Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding. Hays County sheriff's Lt. Jeri Skrocki said late Saturday that numerous water rescues are underway in Wimberley, about 40 miles southwest of Austin. She says the specific number of rescues or how many people are affected isn't clear. She says no serious injuries have been reported and that emergency shelters have b... More>>

    Savannah Mile raises funds for 200 Club, families of the fallen

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    In the spirit of Memorial Day, families and local heroes gathered for a walk down Drayton Street on Saturday morning. It was the10th annual Savannah Mile, whichraises money for the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire.This is thecharity that gives to families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Police, fire, and military men and women ran in full gear. Families were honored at the chance of walking tohonor their fallen. Those in uniform led the walk to remember the lives lost in the line ... More>>

    Savannah Bike Campaign Hosts First Bike Sale

    The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is selling fast and selling them all at their first ever bike sale from 10 AM until 4 PM Saturday May 23rd.This marks the first sale the non-profit has ever hosted since moving into a new space along Lincoln Street in Savannah.The cycles sold today range from road, race and cruiser makes that were not fit for the nonprofit's New Standard Cycle Program.If you are interested in donating to the campaign you can find more information by following this link to their w... More>>

    Street Closures for The Savannah Mile

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    Traffic in Downtown Savannah will be affected for several hours as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police close streets on Saturday morning for the Saturday's Savannah Mile Run.
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    Savannah Law School Graduates First Class Ever Video included

    The decision to go to law school can be daunting for anyone, but for the 26 people who graduated in the Savannah Law School class of 2015, the decision was even scarier - they were the first ever class at the brand new school.The students called themselves "the guinea pig class," seeing the good, the bad and the ugly of starting a law school and many say they're happy they took the leap of faith."We took a risk," said class of 2015 graduate, Mary Hashemi. "We saw something that we could help ... More>>

    2014 Shooting Suspect Surrenders

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    A suspect in the September 24, 2014 shooting of a man in Savannah's Cuyler-Brownsville area has turned himself in to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police. Michael Eugene McIver, 24, surrendered without incident after making contact with members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. He has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of LaJordan Christopher Johnson in the 700 block of West 42nd Street.Johnson was found in a house where he occasionally lives with non-life thre... More>>

    Hilton Head community debates hosting 70.3 mile triathlon

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    The Hilton Head Island community is debating hosting a new sporting event,a 70.3 mile half Ironman triathlon, to include swimming, running, and biking up two busy highways.The Beaufort County Sheriff's office is warning event planners of potential dangers and problems.Swimmers would begin the race bygoing into the water in waves at Palmetto Dunes.Then,the competitors wouldtravel west on Highway 278 along the proposed route. They veer onto Highway 170 next, ending ... More>>

    Families of Fallen Officers, Firefighters Get Money, Love From 200 Club, Savannah Mile Video included

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    The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire has handed out $1.2 million to families of fallen officers, deputies and firefighters More>>

    Zip Code Change Good News for Pooler, Now Savannah Residents Video included

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    Folks who were served by Savannah police, fire will no longer have Pooler addresses
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    WSAV Crime Tracker: Residential Burglaries Continue Decline

    Residential burglaries are not as frequent in Savannah as they once were. The downward trend started about five years ago - but has picked up speed in the last couple.
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    County Leaders Approve SCMPD Framework Agreement

    It took more than an hour and a half, more than five commissioners commenting, and one pie chart Commissioner Kicklighter drew on the back of the agenda before Chatham County leaders voted in favor of the Metro Police contract agreement. The agreement was published last week following months of negotiations between county and city managers. More>>

    Chatham County Jail administrator retiring

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    The Administrator for the Chatham County Detention Center is retiring at the end of the month. Col. Thomas Gilberg will step down on May 31st. Sheriff Al St. Lawrence will make a statement on Tuesday. More>>

    DA To Seek Indictment In Ajibade Death

    (AP) – The top prosecutor in Savannah says she plans to seek an indictment in the death of a 22-year-old college student at the Chatham County jail. Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap says in late June her office plans to present a criminal indictment to a grand jury in the death of Matthew Ajibade. The Savannah College of Art and Design student was found dead in a restraining chair at the jail on New Year's Day. Last week, Sheriff Al St. Lawrence fired nine deputies in connection with... More>>

    S.C. National Guard Remembers Fallen over Memorial Day

    The South Carolina National Guard will be supporting communities throughout the state to honor the fallen over Memorial Day weekend. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the S.C. National Guard has deployed more than 18,000 Soldiers and Airmen overseas. Sixteen Soldiers from the S.C. Army National Guard have paid the ultimate price supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.They are:Operation Iraqi Freedom PVT Algernon Adams- 36, of Aiken, S.C.; assigned to... More>>

    Naked Florida man rescued after getting stuck on drawbridge

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    A naked man who had been swimming in a South Florida river was rescued after he got stranded atop a raised drawbridge.  More>>

    Teens Charged For Handgun At Lowcountry School

    Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office tell News 3, two 16-year-old Whale Branch Early College High School students face charges in connection with a handgun on a school bus on Wednesday. An anonymous report was sent to school officials saying one student handed the gun to the other, who then pointed it at a third student on the bus. The Sheriff's Office was alerted. The gun was found to be loaded and the safety was off.The two teens face multiple charges. Due to their ages, their... More>>

    Child ejected in Thursday crash

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    SCMPD traffic investigators say a 7-year-old is in serious condition after he was ejected in a two vehicle crash Thursday afternoon. It happened around 5:30pm at Columbus Drive and Habersham Street. The 7-year-old Jamaar Bostick II and 10-year-old Euquail Bowles were transported to Memorial after the Chevy Suburban they were in collided with a white Camry. Two others were transported with less serious injuries. Police say the Camry was traveling westbound on Columbus and attempted to turn lef... More>>

    Postal Service Agrees To Pooler Zip Code Change

    Afterthree years of lobbying by the city of Savannah, the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to change the zip codeofresidents living in and aroundThe Highlands community off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway. Beginning July 1stthe new zip code is will now be 31407 instead of 31322.Residents in the Highland community live in Savannahbut the Postal Serviceidentified their address as being in Pooler. People who live in the Highlands community had complained for years thattheir mail indicated they lived in Pool... More>>

    Our Hometown: Registration Open for 2015 Summer Medical Camp

    The 100 Black Men of Savannah in conjunction with St. Joseph's/Candler Health System is sponsoring their 2015 Medical Camp.

    The camp is designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in careers as physicians.
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    Georgia man with gun turns tables on carjacking suspect

    Atlanta police say a would-be carjacker ended up getting held at gunpoint by his intended victim. More>>

    Stroke Survivor Still Graduates On Time

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    It is the season of high school commencements and Savannah area senior who has overcome tremendous odds to get to graduation wIth the class of 2015. 18-year-old Jamarie Aikens has a lot to smile about as he readies himself for graduation. There was a time when he didn't think he would make It out of high school on time with his classmates. Aikens was a freshman at Calvary Day School in January 2012 when he suffered a massive stroke. He was just 14. Jamarie's mother, Pam Heath, says the stro... More>>

    Teen Arrested in Liberty County for School Bus Shooting

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    A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty for an alleged school bus shooting in which 2 teens were injured. According to Liberty County Sheriffs Office PIO, Sgt. Christina Tuten the arrest which occurred around 9 pm in Walthourville went without incident. Tuten said the teen identified as Edgar Robles was staying at a home on Talmadge Road which was placed under surveillance based on information he was staying there. At one point Robles was seen entering a vehicle which was allo... More>>

    California State of Emergency after Oil Spill

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    (NBC News) California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency along one of the country's most scenic coastline's after 105,000 gallons of oil leaked from a ruptured pipeline. The oil slick stretches nine miles along the coast near Santa Barbara.Investigators are now looking into the possibility of criminal charges.Federal records show Plains All-American Pipeline, the Texas company responsible for the spill, has had 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, more than t... More>>

    Bear in Hinesville

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    Hinesville Police Officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. According to Hinesville Police Corporal Jerry Britting, who initially spotted the bear on Canal Street, estimated the animal to weigh around 350 pounds. Britting, who is the department's canine officer, said he spotted the bear waking at the intersection of Deen and Canal streets. He cautiously followed the animal onto Canal street as it made its way towards a residence, stopped and turned around an... More>>

    Will Baseball be Back in Savannah? City Responds to Gnats Move

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    Pro baseball has struck out in Savannah—at least for the time being. Thursday, the Savannah Sand Gnats, a class A affiliate for the New York Mets, made it official that they will be moving to a new home in Columbia, South Carolina next baseball season. More>>

    "100 Deadliest Days" Starts This Weekend

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    Almost half a million drivers are expected to take to the streets this weekend, and with that, police are stepping-up patrols and asking motorists to take a little more time to drive safely and have a little more patience when heading out. South Carolina roadways are about to see its deadliest part of the year as drivers hit the pavement this holiday weekend."People on vacation, out of school, traveling through the state of South Carolina, so it just tends to be, unfortunately be a spike in o... More>>

    D.C. Mansion Murderer Caught

    The man wanted for killing a family and their housekeeper in a Washington D.C. mansion has been captured.Thirty-four-year-old Daron Dylon Wint was caught late last night.Police say Wint killed Savvas Savopolous, his wife, their 10-year-old and the housekeeper, then set the family's home on fire.The break in the case came after police found Wint's DNA on the crust of a Dominos pizza that had been delivered to the house as the victims were held captive.Wint used to work at American Iron Works, ... More>>

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    BREAKING NEWS: Sand Gnats Moving To SC

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    It's official, the Sand Gnats are leaving Savannah.The announcement came today at the future site of Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina, the Gnats new home. CLICK ON THE VIDEO LINK TO SEE THE FULL REPORT FROM COLUMBIA.  The team will finish the 2015 season in Savannah. The Sand Gnats will remain a New York Meets Single-A affiliate. More>>

    Pooler Traffic Problems Persist, Don't Worsen Video included

    Traffic was the topic on everyone's mind in the days leading up to the grand opening of the Tanger Outlets in Pooler.But now, more than a month later, city leaders believe everyone's worst fears may have been misguided.According to Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb, the traffic isn't much worse than it was before.He admits there are still some glaring issues on their roadways that existed well before tanger moved in, but he says that could all be changing soon."It's going to help with the traffic, we're... More>>

    Liberty County Escapee Captured

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    A man who walked away from a Liberty County prison detail on Monday is back behind bars. Chaney Hankins was captured after a short car chase in Plainsville, Georgia this afternoon. Hankins was serving time at the Effingham County Prison on an aggravated assault charge when he escaped. More>>

    Accident Shuts Down Traffic at Columbus and Habersham

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    An accident at Columbus Drive and Habersham Street is expected to shut down traffic for several hours.It happened just after six o'clock this evening. Two vehicles were involved. One of them struck a utility pole, causing the traffic light to fall into the intersection. Crews are working to get the lights back up. Traffic is backed up to 58th street. motorists are urged to find an alternate route. There are no reports of serious injuries. More>>

    FUGITIVE FILES: Pair of Wanted Suspects on the Loose Video included

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    Joel Maddox and Jonathan Lee Turner, AKA "Big Boy" are wanted and on the run
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    Mayor Jackson issues statement on departure of the Sand Gnats

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    Mayor Edna Jackson released a statement after Sand Gnats owners announce they're leaving Savannah."Savannah has a long history with professional baseball, and we are confident our City's future will also include plenty of baseball. We would like to thank the Savannah Sand Gnats and its current owner, Hardball Capital, for partnering with the City at historic Grayson Stadium, one of the oldest professional ballparks in the nation. It's been a good relationship. At Hardball's request, we have i... More>>

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