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    Congressman Wilson Files Bill to Keep Education Local Video included

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    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC 2nd District, announced Monday he's filing a bill in Congress to make sure control of local schools stays local. His bill would prohibit the federal government from requiring states to adopt a specific curriculum or set of standards like Common Core. State lawmakers passed a law last year to review those standards earlier than planned and rewrite them. "Sadly, the federal government has, as we have seen, a proclivity to try to reach out and control. But this simply ... More>>

    Community Input Needed On Wells Park Improvements

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    An area of Savannah known to attract trouble is getting help cleaning up its act. The city plans on fixing up Wells Park and the surrounding properties. The park sits between 38th and 39th Streets and Montgomery and MLK Boulevard. Neighbors said the area feels rundown and is attracting those who are up to no good. They'd like the park to turn family friendly. "Where the old people can come and sit down and exchange conversations and a few old people that play checkers can enjoy themselves... More>>

    Man Drives To Convenience Store In Savannah After Being Shot

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police were called out to an Enmark Convenience Store on Skidaway Road shortly before 10 p.m. Spokesman Julian Miller said a man in his 30's drove to the store and said he had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. More>>

    Georgia Senate Insurance Committee Supports Ava’s Law

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    A victory for Georgia's children two days before Autism day at the state capitol. More>>

    Nonprofit Eyes Beaufort to Expand Tutoring Underprivileged Kids

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    When underprivileged students fall behind in the classroom, a Lowcountry nonprofit group works to help bridge the learning gap. The Neighborhood Outreach Connection (NOC) has a plan to get students back on track in Beaufort, by putting classrooms in impoverished neighborhoods where teachers can tutor kids after school.Standardized tests show the program is helping in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Now, the NOC wants to target Parkview Apartments and Marsh Point Apartments in Beaufort."These... More>>

    SCCPSS: Transparency Challenges?

    When WSAV News 3 investigated minority hiring on school construction projects we were aided by documents like detailed accounting of who contractors had hired on each project, and how much they were paid.It's one of several documents prepared for the school board's Capital Improvement Committee, which keeps tabs on the $350 million dollar ESPLOST II school construction program.But the appearance of our camera at a CIC meeting in September prompted a phone call from a district spokesman, inqui... More>>

    Execution Set for Warren Lee Hill

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    A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week .Warren Lee Hill, 54, who was sentenced to death in August 1991, was first scheduled to die two and a half years ago. More>>

    WSAV Crime Tracker: Violent Start To 2015

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    Violent crime continues to be a problem this year. And reducing those numbers is a top priority for Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin. More>>

    High winds blow container onto truck, driver walks out

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    Officials with the Georgia Ports Authority says high winds blew containers off a stack. One of them landed on the cab of a tractor trailer truck. The driver of the truck was pinned inside and emergency crews were called in to assist. Officials say once the container was lifted, the driver was able to walk out of the wreckage. The driver was transported to the hospital but no word on injuries. More>>

    SCMPD Asks For Info On Vandalism

    Savannah Chatham Metro Police are seeking information about the vandalism of several businesses over the weekend. Five business on Habersham Street were damaged by a BB or pellet gun between 10 o'clock .Friday night and 8:15 Saturday morning. More>>

    Consumer Federation of America : Low and Moderate Drivers Pay Way too Much for Car Insurance

    Consumer Federation of America : Low and Moderate Drivers Pay Way too Much for Car Insurance

    Low and moderate income drivers, especially those that have to finance their cars, are being priced out of the auto insurance market, according to Consumer Federation of America
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    Sheriff believes bodies of missing Georgia couple found

    Bud and June Runion (Source: Facebook) Bud and June Runion (Source: Facebook)
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    McRae, GA (WALB) - Investigators say they have found the bodies of who they believe are an elderly couple who went missing after driving across the state to check out a Craigslist advertisement.Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said they found the bodies of the couple near the vehicle they were traveling in. They said the vehicle was submerged in a body of water.The bodies were not in the water, according to investigators. The Sheriff said he has been in contact with the family.One man, ... More>>

    51st St. Shooting Victim Identified

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    Deadly gunfire claimed the life a man on Savannah's east side on Monday night. Officers responded to a call in the 1900 block of 51st Street where they found the victim was found, according to Metro Police. The victim's name has not been released, but Metro Police tells News 3 that the man is in his mid 30s. Detectives are urging any potential witnesses or anyone with information to contact them. Anonymous tips can be called in to CRIMESTOPPERS at 912-234-2020. More>>

    Harbor expansion project to begin Thursday

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    The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers Savannah District will mark the beginning of Savannah harbor expansion project with the recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad from the floor of the Savannah River. The ship was scuttled near Old Fort Jackson in 1864. Archaeologist divers will be on hand to conduct the recovery as well as other representatives from the Georgia Ports Authority. Officials with the Corps. say the project will deepen the Savannah harbor and the associated shipping channel from an a... More>>

    Four Suspects Arrested, Two Sought in St. Helena Island Burglary

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    Three men and a 15-year-old juvenile have been arrested and two more suspects have been identified and are wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred Friday morning on St. Helena.Deputies responded to 27 Club Bridge Rd just after 8:30 am last Friday after a neighbor reported seeing several black males carrying items out of the home, to include firearms. Upon arrival, it was confirmed that multiple weapons and electronics had been taken from the home.A manhunt ensued with members of th... More>>

    Tampa's "3-breasted woman" arrested for DUI

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    (WFLA) Tampa, FL - A woman who gained notoriety for posting pictures of herself online with a third breast, was arrested for DUI in Tampa early Monday morning.Alisha Jasmine Hessler, 21, was arrested by Tampa Police at Adamo Drive and 21st Street at about 4 a.m. She is in jail right now on $500 bond.Last year Hessler claimed she had a plastic surgery to install a third breast. She posed in a tiny bikinitop to show it off.Although it did look like a real implant, we found proof that Hessler lo... More>>

    UPDATE: Man wanted in connection with missing Georgia couple surrenders

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    Police in south Georgia are searching for a Mariette couple who went missing after going to purchase a car from a seller they contacted online. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said the Georgia State Patrol's aviation unit has joined local officials searching Telfair and Wheeler counties for Bud and June Runion. More>>

    Nor'easter Threatens Northeast with up to Two Feet of Snow

    The Monday morning commute is normal for much of the Northeast, where residents are preparing for a major storm that could dump up to 2 feet of snow on some areas.But officials throughout the region are warning that getting home may be a different story.Officials in Pennsylvania say a section of Interstate 81 was closed Monday morning near Harrisburg after a tractor-trailer jack knifed and a truck hauling beer crashed into the median.Some schools are planning to close early or not open at all... More>>

    Eat Up and Help the Hungry

    It's a week some foodies relish- Restaurant Week in Savannah. More than two dozen of the finest restaurants in are teaming up to offer a taste of fine dining at a fraction of the cost...and fighting hunger at the same time.Martin Staunton takes a closer look. More>>

    Our Hometown: SBHF Tickets to Cleo Parker Robinson Performance Released Today

    The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) ensemble of Denver, Colo., returns to Savannah and will be featured during the annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival (SBHF). Tickets will be released to the public today.
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    UPDATE: Beaufort Police Close Sexual Assault Case at Waterfront Park

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    Beaufort Police say they have closed the case of an alleged sexual assault in Waterfront Park. More>>

    Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Removes Suspicious Package

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious package found this morning in the parking lot of of a shopping complex in Bluffton.According to BCSO, just before 8 am, a complainant reported a large, black duffle bag lying in the parking lot of the Shoppes at Myrtle Park (50 Burnt Church Rd).A perimeter was immediately established surrounding the area and all traffic on Bluffton Parkway from Burnt Church to the entrances of the shopping center has been shut down. No access ... More>>

    Metro Police Chief Addresses Public Safety at NAACP Meeting

    Safety and reducing crime in Savannah is a community effort--that's the message Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin made at the NAACP meeting tonight. This gathering, is just one of many the chief and NAACP members will hold to get more people involved in crime prevention More>>

    UPDATE: Augusta Ave Shooting Injures Two Men

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    One man is in the hospital following this mornings shooting along Augusta Avenue and Tulip Street. Police arrived on scene to the male sitting in his car with gun shot wounds according to Julian Miller,SCMPD. More>>

    Jellyfish Company Files Suit Against Beaufort County

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    When jelly-fishers wanted to do business in Beaufort County, not all neighbors were supportive. Groups against the jelly-fishing are still speaking-out against an operation nearly a year later. The groups want to stop a company from unloading and rinsing cannonball jellyfish waste water into Jenkins Creek. However, that company is now suing Beaufort County over an ordinance that makes doing business harder. The company began unloading and rinsing jellyfish and dumping the waste water into Jen... More>>

    After Losing Student to Shooting, Students Rally for Peace

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    Teens, parents, and teachers are still grieving the loss of 18-year-old William Kareem Major. The Whale Branch Early College High School student was killed in a recent shooting on Kinloch Road in Dale. Now, friends and family have a message for young people in their neighborhood.Chants of ‘We want peace” echoed at the Whale Branch school early on Saturday. Crowds want to reach youths with this message after the loss of Major, especially since the suspect charged in the shooting is another stu... More>>

    No Bombs Found On Planes In Atlanta After Threat

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    ATLANTA - Police who searched two airplanes in Atlanta found no bombs following online threats made against the aircraft. FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said law enforcement officials finished their search Saturday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived from Milwaukee, and Delta Air Lines Flight 1156, which arrived from Portland, Oregon. Both flights arrived safely. NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter said... More>>

    American Legion Post Making Improvements in its Restoration Video included

    More than six months of work has gone into restoring American Legion post 135. And now the post is getting a little closer to completion for its mid-February debut. More>>

    Gators Bonnie and Clyde Now Home in Hunting Island Exhibit

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    Hunting Island State Park has two new residents, baby American Alligators. Named Bonnie and Clyde, the alligators are now at home in an exhibit in the Nature Center there. The exhibit was donated by the Friends of Hunting Island. The new tank was unveiled on Saturday afternoon. "I call it Hunting Island in a box, because it's an American Alligator habitat that you'd find on Hunting Island. So, we really wanted to bring the outside in and make this exhibit when you walk in you know you're lik... More>>

    ECSO Catch Suspected Arsonist

    The individual responsible for an apartment bedroom fire was identified as 25 year old David Michael Jackson of Springfield, GA. Effingham deputies conducted an investigation and placed Jackson into custody on arson related charges. 

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    ECSO Looking for Accused Meth Trafficker

    The Effingham County sheriff's office needs help finding a man wanted for trafficking and manufacturing meth.Officers are looking for 26-year-old Lee Allen Goldwire of Guyton. More>>

    UPDATE: Missing Wayne Co. Man Found Dead

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    The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing Alzheimer's patient. More>>

    GA GOP Pressing for state bills limiting Gay Rights before ruling

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    Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation restricting gay rights even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether same-sex couples can marry More>>

    Georgia Religious Freedom Bill Stirring up Controversy Across the State Video included

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    A new bill being introduced to Georgia lawmakers hasn't even been submitted yet, but it's already causing quite a stir.It's called the Religious Freedom Bill and this is the second time it will be brought before the Georgia legislature."My greatest hope is that the laws incline us toward our better natures, and that our better natures incline us toward a better society," said Reverend David Messner, Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah.Messner is one of many clergy member... More>>

    Gov. Haley Explains her Tax Swap Proposal

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    Gov. Nikki Haley sat down with us to explain the tax-swap proposal she announced in her State of the State address Wednesday night. Her three-part plan would raise the gas tax by 10 cents a gallon over three years, cut the state's top income tax rate from 7 percent to 5 percent over 10 years, and restructure the state Department of Transportation.Some of you contacted us saying you felt lied to because she said last y... More>>

    Groups Plan to Use New Ordinance to Promote Healthy Activity

    The latest construction of President Street will fall under the city of Savannah's newest ordinance requiring the construction to follow "Complete Street" standards. Complete streets are pathways that permit foot, cycle, and vehicle traffic. More>>

    S.C. Lawmaker: Bill Could Strengthen Domestic Violence Laws

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    Domestic Violence is costing lives in South Carolina. Lawmakers are working for a fix. One state representative from Beaufort hopes her bill will keep domestic violence from ruining families, and ranking the state second in the nation for women killed by men. “One in three women will experience abuse by a partner in her lifetime,” says Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse's (CODA) Director Kristin Dubrowski. “That means all of us know somebody who's been in an abusive relationship.” CODA faces... More>>

    Demolition Approved For Site Of New Central Precinct

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    The final nail in the coffin of some historic homes in Savannah, as work is set to begin on the site of the new Metro Central police precinct building.
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    Student Arrested After Shot Fired on Hardeeville School Soccer Field

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    The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is investigating what happened when shots were fired at a Hardeeville school's soccer field. Deputies were called to 1398 Church Road, Royal Live Oaks Academy, around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. There, a male juvenile allegedly fired a gun into the air, as he ran into a wooded area by the school's the soccer field. Investigators learned the juvenile was accompanied by two adult males, who also had handguns.Authorities searched the area, and found all three subjec... More>>

    Bluffton Students Charged After Discussing Attack

    Three students at Bluffton High School face charges after allegedly discussing how to attack the school, though no attack was planned.Bluffton Police received a tip that a rumor was circulating about a plan to bringa weapon to school on Friday. As a precaution, police surrounded the school during arrival Friday morning. Through interviewing students, investigators were able to identify the source of the rumors. Police say, the three admitted to talking about an attack, but had no actual plans... More>>

    Whale Branch School to Host "Peace Rally"

    "One is too many"---that's the motto for a "Stop the Violence" rally at Whale Branch Early College High School this weekend in Beaufort. Students and administrators are hosting the community rally to bring peace after one of their own, 18-yr.-old, William Kareem Major was shot and killed by another teen earlier this month. They tell me they want to spread the message of peace and let everyone know that violence is not the answer. "The impact on students here was actually pretty tragic," said ... More>>

    FUGITIVE FILES: Shoplifting Suspect Accused of Using Facebook to Sell Stolen Goods Video included

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    Elauna Burroughs is accused of taking orders from customers for what they wanted her to steal
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    NFL Releases Statement on Football Investigation

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    The NFL released an official statement on Friday. More>>

    SCMP Charge Convicted Felon in Downtown Robbery

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say they have charged a convicted felon with the armed robbery of a Savannah man in the downtown area Tuesday night.  More>>

    Judges: 70-year-old NC man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago Video included

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    A three-judge panel in North Carolina has ruled that a 70-year-old man was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago. More>>

    Bluffton Police Searching for Man, Approached Women on Bike Path

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    The Bluffton Police Department says they are investigating two separate incidents where women were jogging on the bike path of Buckwalter Parkway and Bluffton Parkway, when they were followed by a man on a bicycle. More>>

    Las Vegas Driver Instructor Accused in Fatal Hit and Run Video included

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    The woman arrested for hitting and killing a Las Vegas father this week is a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles employee. More>>

    UPDATE: SCMP Investigating Shooting Near W.W. Law Center Video included

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    Violent Crimes investigators of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in the shooting of a Savannah man in the Waters Avenue Corridor on Thursday.  More>>

    Red Cross Assists Fire Victims in Long County

    Three Long County residents have been displaced following an early Friday morning fire. According to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief, Richard Truman the was reported shortly after 7 a.m. Truman said when units from Hinesville, Walthourville and Long State Prison arrived the mobile home located at 10765 Tibet Highway, Country Manor mobile home park was fully engulfed in flames. According to Truman two men were in the residence at the time asleep and smelt smoke. ... More>>

    Beaufort County Sheriff''s Office Searching for Burglary Suspect

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    The perimeter surrounding the area of a home burglarized on Club Bridge Rd earlier this morning has been lifted. More>>

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