Midway police are investigating a stabbing at a home on Shadows Drive. Officials say a woman has been arrested and charged Sunday night with aggravated assault after stabbing her boyfriend multiple times. The boyfriend was taken to Memorial Hospital in Savannah. More>>
Hundreds of people came out Sunday evening to take part in the 12th annual Mayor's service of songs, prayer and Thanksgiving. The service was held at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel. Those who attended were treated to gospel songs, dance numbers, and fellowship. Remarks were made by local political leaders and pastors like Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and County Commissioner Connie Thrift. The offering collected at the service was given to the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and Manna House... More>>
Former Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett sat stoically as six guilty verdicts were read against him, he's now facing up to 60 years in prison.But he isn't getting much sympathy from the people he used to serve."Corruption and crime is on the incline as opposed to decline," said Savannah resident Linda Barnes. "It's unfortunate that this matter has even happened."Debra DiNicola agrees. "He was a representative of our city that a lot of people look up to him to make sure the other officers and d... More>>
After a string of deadly shootings, gang violence, and drug activity in Jasper County, children are coming together in groups to make a difference in their community. It all starts with helping their neighbors.What began as a way to give Jasper County kids a weekend activity, is taking on a whole new meaning under Clifton Smith's guidance. His business Beyond All Limits, sponsored the Saturday community service project in Ridgeland. "[We're] taking a whole day just to hang out and do somethin... More>>
The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Violent Crimes detectives are sorting out details and are seeking information on the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy Saturday night. Keith Passmore of the 5600 block of Lafitte Drive died at Memorial University Medical Center after being shot in the 2200 block of Vicksburg Drive about 10:15 p.m. Investigators believe this shooting happened at a party where approximately 30 people were in attendance. Investigators are asking that anyone... More>>
A Georgia lawmaker is proposing that all schools switch to digital materials from paper textbooks by 2020.State Sen. John Albers is a Republican from Roswell. He says students need to develop technology skills in school to prepare themselves for higher education and careers. Details still are in the works.Educators across the country are using more technology in the classroom, and the Obama administration this week committed more funding to expand high-speed internet access and pledged to con... More>>
Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east.Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, says the attack happened during an inter-district tournament attended by a large crowed in the Yahyakhail district late Sunday afternoon.The suicide bomber was on foot in the crowd, he says. More>>
President Barack Obama is dismissing criticism that he overstepped his authority by acting unilaterally to shield millions of immigrants from the threat of deportation.Obama says in an interview broadcast nationally Sunday that presidents use "prosecutorial discretion" all the time.He says it was important to prioritize the deportation of criminals and recent arrivals while sparing people who have lived here illegally for at least five years and may have children who are American citizens. He... More>>
State officials have unveiled a list of 30 projects that will receive $22.4 million in federal housing tax credits to build or rehab affordable housing properties across the state.Gretchen Corbin, who heads the Department of Community Affairs, said this week the funds will increase the number of affordable housing units available to the state's neediest citizens.Officials say the housing tax credit is the state's main tool to create and preserve affordable housing and virtually all affordable... More>>
Feed the Hungry is making the holidays brighter for low-income families in Savannah and surrounding cities. You can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the following locations. If you have any questions call: (912)349 0774 November 23rd: Hinesville, Georgia: YMCA 2:30 p.m. November 25th: Pooler, Georgia: Ramada Hotel 3 p.m. November 26th: Sylvania, Georgia: Cail Community Center 1 p.m.Savannah, Georgia: John S. Delaware Center 4 p.m. More>>
Two-year-old Kiaja Smalls has become the poster child for showing just how much damage the recent trend of gun violence is causing in Savannah.She toddler was killed by bullets that tore into her family members home as she slept peacefully on the couch."This is very serious now that we're losing children," said Tomorrow Baker. "Now this has gone too far!"Baker was one of more than a hundred people who gathered at Bartow park on Saturday to show unity in the effort to end the streak of violenc... More>>
Two men are behind bars in Hampton County, charged with attempted murder and arson in the second degree. Chris Williams and Dominique Thompson were the volunteer firefighters in Yemassee accused of setting fire to the station on Tuesday night. Yemassee Fire Department Chief Paul Holmes says the flames broke out around 11:30 p.m., when another firefighter and a town employee were inside the building. Holmes says surveillance video caught Williams and Thompson in the garage, pouring gasoline at... More>>
Metro Police are investigating the cause of a fatal, single-car rollover accident that closed portions of the Truman Parkway Saturday morning.The southbound lanes of the parkway between Montgomery Cross Road and Whitefield Ave were closed while crews worked to clear the scene.The road re-opened around 11:30.Stay with WSAV for updates on this incident. More>>
A Missouri grand jury did not reach a decision Friday on whether or not to indict white Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, federal and local law enforcement officials told CNN. It was unclear when the grand jury would reconvene. More>>
Racially charged tension continues to grow as a Missouri grand jury prepares to announce whether a Ferguson Police officer will face murder charges for shooting unarmed, Michael Brown over the summer. There are indications that the decision could come this weekend. As of Friday, Saint Louis officials were preparing an area for a new conference. Area schools also announced that students would start their Thanksgiving break on Monday instead of next Wednesday, according to NBC. In the case, O... More>>
An airlines spokeswoman says a bus hit a plane at Atlanta's airport but that there are no reports of injuries.American Airlines Liz Landau tells WSB-TV that American Flight 232 from Dallas-Fort Worth was hit as it arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just before 9 p.m. Friday.She says she didn't know what kind of bus or if there were passengers on the bus. There were passengers on the plane.Landau says the passengers got off the plane and the outbound flight to Dallas was cance... More>>
Authorities are investigating the shooting of two people at a Long County night spot early Saturday morning.Sheriff's deputies say the shooting occurred outside the Corner store on Godfrey Street shortly before 1 a.m.Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said in a phone interview Saturday morning there was a group of between 20 to 25 people at the bar when two men got into a confrontation.One man who was shot was involved in the altercation, the other man was believed to have been a bystander. Nob... More>>
A Hinesville man escaped serious injury Friday when his motorcycle and a car collided on Fort Argyle Road.
As the investigation continues, Tallahassee police have released their full report on the tragedy at FSU including the three victims' names and conditions. More>>
A string of shootings in just his first couple of weeks on the job has new Metro Police Chief Jack Lumpkin looking for answers...and calling in reinforcements.
On Friday a jury found former SCMP Chief Willie Lovett guilty on 6 counts, including 1 count aiding and abetting, 1 count of conspiracy, 2 counts of extortion, 2 counts of making false statements to the FBI.
This video was shown at the United Way's rally on Friday where it was announced that the organization exceeded it's campaign goal by raising more than $8.9 million. More>>
After nearly a decade of business deals gone bad, the South Carolina Ports Authority approves the latest attempt to sell the old port in Port Royal to a developer. The community hopes a company can spark economic growth for downtown Port Royal, but they're not celebrating just yet."[It's] what I know to be a beautiful piece of property, but it's all blocked off by a gate," neighbor and local shop owner Nancy Vista says of the port property.Vista feels the area can be used for development. How... More>>
Children of Historic Christ Church on Johnson Square and employees of the Georgia Department of Transportation have donated more than 100 new stuffed animals to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department to use in incidents involving children.
Congratulations to WSAV's 10 pm producer, Ansley Christain and WSAV's Network Administrator Wesley Christain on the birth of your son, Nolan! More>>
Former Police Chief Willie Lovett has been found guilty on 6 counts. More>>
"Its phenomenal, its phenomenal for so many people! Five-million people."For more than a decade, Eric Esquivel has waited for immigration reform, and last night he says he got just that."People who are already here working, and are in every sense of the word 'americans,' who are buying goods, paying taxes, i hear that all the time, people who are undocumented dont pay taxes, all of these people now are going to be able to process in, with a social security card and a drivers license."Esquivel... More>>
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public's help in locating a woman wanted for questioning in a weekend homicide.
Volunteers from the Chatham County Disaster Action Team responded to an apartment fire in Yamacraw Village on Friday.
A truck driver is recovering from a crash that sent his load of beer into a ditch alongside Interstate 185 in Columbus Friday. More>>
Throughout the year the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs offers over 50 classes and workshops in ceramics, metalsmithing, fused and stained glass, painting and mixed media for youth and adults. The 2nd Annual Student, Instructor Staff Exhibition Art Sale will be exhibiting the from December 5 - 31 at the Cultural Affairs Gallery located at 9 West Henry Street. The exhibit will feature over 100 works created by over two dozen students and instructors. The exhibition and sal... More>>
District 5 Alderman Dr. Estella Shabazz will host a district meeting focused on public safety and other issues on Tuesday, November 25. The District 5 event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty City Neighborhood Center located at 1401 Mills B. Lane Blvd. For more information contact District 5 Alderman Dr. Estella Shabazz at (912) 213-6444. More>>
Bluffton Police officers are sponsoring a toy drive for local, at-risk elementary students so they can give gifts to children who are a part of the Department's mentoring program this holiday season. Officer Lauren Brown, who created the mentoring program last year, said through the relationships with the children in the mentoring program and school representatives, they know which children will receive little to no gifts this Christmas due to their families' economic situations. Officer Br... More>>
TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound Fort Argyle Road near I-95 in Savannah is currently closed to traffic due to an accident.Drivers urged to avoid that area. More>>
BREAKING NEWS: A fire in the Yamacraw Village neighborhood has closed a stretch of West Bay Street to all traffic.Emergency crews are on the scene and have blocked off Bay between Fahm Street and MLK Boulevard.Drivers are urged to avoid the area.We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. More>>
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Washington (CNN) -- House Republicans have filed a lawsuit regarding President Barack Obama's "unilateral actions" on healthcare, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Friday."Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That's not the way our system of government was designed to work. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as we... More>>
One of the greatest gifts this holiday season is in lights at St. Joseph/Candler's Telfair Pavilion. More>>
Hispanic community leaders in the Coastal Empire estimate more than 20,000 Hispanic immigrants live in Chatham County, and most of them are undocumented. More>>
Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation. The administration is also setting new enforcement priorities that c More>>
PawParazzi Pet Boutique and Grooming Spa in Richmond Hill is holding a fundraising event on Saturday, December 6th in an effort to raise money for Bryan County Animal Control.
On Thursday the 3rd Infantry Division held their deployment ceremony at Cottrell Field.
Same-sex marriage ceremonies took place Thursday morning at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant the state a stay to block them.
A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school. More>>
Three deadly shootings in Jasper County last week remain unsolved. On Thursday, Sheriff Gregory Jenkins sent one plea to the community: help the sheriff's office find those responsible.Jenkins says investigators are working tirelessly to find whoever killed three men last week. His plan of action to prevent more violence is to increase patrols and visibility in certain areas. However, he says the one thing missing is the community's cooperation. Jasper County pastors are standing together wit... More>>
Losing a beloved pet leaves a space that is hard to fill. More>>
Beaufort County investigators have one more tool to help them save lives. The sheriff's office debuted its new Bell Helicopter, model 206A (civilian) OH-58 Kiowa (Army Designation) on Thursday. The helicopter is a 1971 model that was used in the Army for rescue missions.Now, the aircraft will be used in Beaufort County to search for missing and endangered persons, suspects in manhunts with violent offenders, missing boaters and swimmers, missing children and vulnerable adults, and for locatin... More>>
A 14-year-old is in custody after a stolen item was found posted on a website that led police to him. Southside Savannah Detectives contacted the teen to purchase the item taken in a burglary on Sunday on North Berwick Drive.after someone saw it posted to Craigslist. The teen is charged the youth with burglary, theft by deception and two counts of theft by receiving and is currently in the Regional Youth Detention Center. The investigation into the burglary is still ongoing. More>>
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police confirm that a 6-year-old girl suffered a non-life threatening gun shot wound on Thursday morning after a domestic dispute at her home. More>>
Today, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency and Firehouse Subs joined together to celebrate the donation of equipment that could help save lives. CEMA has acquired a BullEx Fire Suppression Unit for the purpose of training community volunteers on the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers through hands-on instruction and demonstrations. Before the grant, CEMA had to rely on donated fire extinguishers and supplies. The system is worth more than $10,000. More>>
The Chatham County Health Department says a racoon that attacked a family dog in the Quarterman Drive area of Wilmington Island has tested positive for rabies.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have arrested 26-year-old Rodney Hubert Glover and 19-year-old Malik Salim Watkins after they say the two robbed a 19-year-old pizza delivery driver on Wednesday night. More>>
Michael Raye and Alayna Reynolds arrived at the Beaufort County Courthouse bright and early Thursday morning, ready to finally get their marriage license."We're excited! Yes we're excited! SorryI was trying not to cuss," said the couple.Emotions ran high as the two faced what would be a historical moment in not only their lives, but also in the county. And they say it was important to be out here as soon as they could."So that the people in charge can know that there are LGBTQ people in this ... More>>
South Carolina's public benefits agency is extending health coverage to the spouses of gay employees.
Florida State senior Jason Derfuss was leaving the Strozier Library after checking out books just after midnight Thursday, when he heard the first shots. More>>
There is a phone scam in South Carolina targeting utility customers. More>>
The American Red Cross says they are assisting 48 people who were among those affected from 13 home fires on Wednesday in South Carolina.
Graco issued a voluntary recall for some baby strollers that have a hinge that can pinch a child's finger. The company lists six reports of finger amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip laceration and one finger laceration from some LiteRider models before an updated hinge was available. More>>
The sentencing hearing for former Metro Police Officer Trina Mayes is underway in a Chatham County Courtroom this morning. More>>
Police say the suspected gunman in a shooting Florida State University was shot and killed by officers on campus.Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway says three others were wounded in the early Thursday shooting.The shooting prompted a campus alert that urged people to take shelter and stay away from doors and windows.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More>>
Savannah's Senior Citizens, Inc. hopes to make the lives of some of our area's more seasoned neighbors a little sweeter.
The deadline is approaching to place your order for the agency's "Pie in the SCI" Thanksgiving fundraiser. Senior Citizens, Inc. provides essential services and resources to our community's older neighbors. More>>
Sankofa Center for the Arts and Sound Mind School of the Arts are getting you ready for the holiday season with a unique production.
The organizations are coming together to present "A Chicken & Waffle Christmas"- a dinner musical that tells the story of a mother's desire for her children to know the true meaning of Christmas. More>>
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A fifth person has been charged in the death of a Chester County councilman. More>>
Congressman Jack Kingston is packing up his office in Washington D.C. this week—his home away from home for the past 22 years. WSAV talked to Kingston as he prepares to leave congress. More>>
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin issued a statement on Wednesday regarding the recent gun violence in Savannah, as well as the fatal shooting of a two-year-old girl on Tuesday night.