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    Police Say Young Driver Crashed Car

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    A vehicle accident sends two to the hospital after a 13 year old driver allegedly slams into a tree in Hinesville.
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    Savannah Man Discovers Ties to WWII Sailor Lost at Sea

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    Ever since News Three's story of a World War II sailor lost at sea, but finally memorialized at Beaufort National Cemetery, a Savannah man has been digging into his own family history, discovering he lives in a truly small world.Steward's Mate First Class Henry Cochran was the sailor from Beaufort County who was killed when the U.S.S. Mount Hood exploded in the Philippines in 1944. He was memorialized in a ceremony held by the Naval Hospital and his descendants earlier in March. Since then, S... More>>

    Savannah's First Public Skatepark Still in Need of Sponsoring

    It's the latest attraction coming to Savannah's Lake Mayer Park and the group behind it wants to hear from the public. The Savannah skatepark broke ground Thursday. The process of installing Savannah's first public skatepark in a long time is still not over yet. More>>

    Forensic Evidence Names Grays Hill Burglary Suspects

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has named suspects in Grays Hill area burglaries in 2012, through forensic evidence. Ephraim Moultrie, 30, was extradited from New York on arrest warrants stemming from the April 2012 burglary in Grays Hill Acres. A female suspect, 27-year- old Alicia Lott, turned herself in to Sheriff's Office investigators on March 16 on arrest warrants in connection with the same burglary. Both had been identified through DNA analysis performed at the Beaufort County Sh... More>>

    Smoke Detector Saves Lives in Burton

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    A mother awoke to the sounds of a smoke detector and safely got her young children out of the home and alerted the fire department in time to save the residence. The call for a house fire was received by the Burton Fire District just after 3:30am this morning for a home in the Eagle Ridge mobile home park. Burton fire crews arrived on scene a reported a smoke coming from the home. Firefighters entered the home and found a small fire in the motor of the home's HVAC unit. Firefighters... More>>

    Safety Fixes Coming to Deadly Portions of I-95

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    A part of the interstate that runs from Maine to Miami and right through the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire, is in for safety fixes. I-95 in Hardeeville has become known for its deadly crashes. Emergency officials say there have been 16 fatal crashes in Jasper County, six of those in Hardeeville involving drivers hitting trees on the sides of the road. Now, emergency officials say the Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking to improve the area."People are dying, and that's what needs to ... More>>

    Commuters in Glynn County Look Out for Lane Closures on I-95

    Contractors for Georgia DOT have scheduled single lane closures northbound on Monday then southbound on Tuesday on I-95 near Exit 42 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Glynn County. More>>

    Georgia, Alabama Leaders Meet Discussing Water Dispute

    The governors of Georgia and Alabama quietly met this month to discuss a long-running water dispute. More>>

    Metro Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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    Traffic investigators from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating an accident that fatally injured an Atlanta woman Friday night. More>>

    Coffee Bluff Holds Soft Reopening

    Free use of the boat lift starts this weekend at the Coffee Bluff Marina. Locals can use the service all next week. It's an attempt by the city to make sure the public does not forget about one of Savannah's newest marinas. More>>

    Big Brother Casting Call Sees Large Reception

    People were lined up outside the Wild Wing CafeSaturday afternoon, but not for any wing specials. It was for the chance to be apart of one of CBS's famed reality TV shows, "Big Brother". More>>

    UPDATE: Roads Closed until 11:30 Saturday for Half Marathon

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    On Saturday, traffic in Savannah's Historic District will be impacted for several hours as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police close streets during the Publix Savannah Women's Half Marathon and 5K. Drayton Street between Park Avenue and Gaston Street will close at 4 a.m. All other road closures are expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. Half marathon and 5K routes will begin at Forsyth Park, heading northbound on Drayton Street, west on Bryan Street, then south Jefferson Street to east Congress Stre... More>>

    Bill Allowing Governor Take Over of Failing Schools Heads to His Desk

    The Georgia Senate has sent the final piece of Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" to his desk.A constitutional amendment that will be submitted to Georgia voters in 2016 narrowly passed both the House and Senate. More>>

    UPDATE: HHI Man Found Safe

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    Beaufort County authorities are searching for a missing man.Richard Peters, 85, was last seen leaving his Hilton Head Plantation home around 11:30 Friday morning. More>>

    Five Years Later: Beach High School's Turnaround Video included

    It was a complete overhaul of one of the oldest public schools in Savannah.Five years ago this week, Beach High saw sweeping changes aimed at putting the school back on track.School Superintendent Thomas Lockamy announced the school would be going through a "turnaround" and called it "an opportunity to really start fresh and give the school a new beginning."Less than 50% of the staff was allowed to be rehired and they had to replace the principal as well.They chose Derrick Muhammad to take th... More>>

    2 charged with killing deer that mingled with farmer's cows

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    WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) Authorities in northeast Georgia have charged two young men with killing a deer in a pasture where it was known to mingle with a farmer's cows. . More>>

    UPDATE: Feds Raid Long County Christian School

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    Federal authorities raided a Christian school in Long County Wednesday evening. More>>

    South Carolina Debates Domestic Violence: Should Abusers Have Gun Rights?

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    South Carolina lawmakers are set to debate whether domestic violence abusers should have the right to own guns. It's been a discussion in the making ever since South Carolina was ranked second in the nation for number of women killed by men. Now, some lawmakers are working to lessen that statistic. House bill 3433 is written by Representative Shannon Erickson, a Republican Representative from Beaufort. It would create harsher the penalties for domestic violence abusers. The bill advanced in ... More>>

    AP: Italy's Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Murder Conviction

    The Associated Press is reporting Italy's highest court overturned the murder conviction of Amanda Knox, closing the legal saga. More>>

    Chatham Commissioners Approve Funding for Police Chief Search While Continuing Talks with City Over Merger Video included

    We are one step closer to thousands of dollars in taxpayer money going toward the search for a new county police chief. The Chatham County Commission vote Friday to move forward was unanimous. More>>

    Statesboro Man Charged in Numerous Car Burglaries

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    Two people are under arrest following an investigation into numerous car break-ins in Statesboro.Statesboro Police say there have been 16 car burglaries since February 16 with 14 happening in the Garden District Apartment complex. More>>

    Georgia Baseball Player Dies After Being Hit in Dugout

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    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Valdosta High School officials say a freshman athlete is dead after a baseball struck him in the head during a game. The Valdosta Daily Times reports 14-year old Colton Shaw died Thursday after his family had him taken off life support. More>>

    Super-gator caught on camera dining at Englewood golf course

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    The huge alligator that lives at Myakka Pines Golf Club is in the headlines again - this time it was caught on camera eating a turtle. More>>

    Free Use of Boat Hoist During Marina Re-opening

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    Usage of the brand new boat hoist will be free of charge from Saturday, March 28, through Friday, April 3, as part of this weekend's re-opening of the Coffee Bluff Marina. More>>

    Patient Hoisted From Container Vessel

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    A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medically evacuated a mariner Friday morning 12 miles east of Savannah.Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the request by the vessel's master at 3:38 a.m. More>>

    Downton Abbey Announces End of Show

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    The executive producer Gareth Neame of the popular British period drama, "Downton Abbey" announced that the show will end after its 6th season.The period production set in early 20th-century Britain highlights the class divisions of the time and the impact of social change and world events in plots filled with juicy drama.It became one of the biggest international hits ever for British television.Its popularity spans everywhere from China and Sweden to Russia and South Korea with viewership i... More>>

    Brunswick Police Investigating Fatal Collision

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    Brunswick Police are investigating a fatal collision between a car and a pedestrian early Monday morning. It happened on Altama Avenue between R and Q Streets when police say a car struck Dejon Dawson, 20. The Brunswick man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. This is an active investigation and police ask if you have any information regarding the accident, call Brunswick Police Traffic Supervisor Sgt. Richard Meeks at (912) 280-6974 or the Silent Witness Hotline at (912) 2... More>>

    2 Missing, 19 Injured in NYC Building Collapse

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    (NBC News) At 19 people are injured, four of them criticall, after an explosion and building collapse rocked New York's East Village Thursday afternoon.Fire quickly engulfed two buildings, then a third and a fourth. Three of the buildings collapsed.Fire shot 50 feet above the five-story tenements. Thick smoke engulfed the area and could be smelled 50 blocks away.City officials say construction workers were installing a new gas meter in a restaurant moments before the explosion happened.Gas co... More>>

    Bear Falls from Tree but Caught in Tarp

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    (KCRA) A bear stuck in a Tracy, California neighborhood tree for nearly two hours was caught Wednesday afternoon by Fish and Wildlife officers.Tracy firefighters assisted the officers with tranquilizing the female bear and catching her fall with a large tarp."Our primary mission was to come out and see if we can brace this fall," said Andy Kellogg, division chief of the Tracy Fire Department. "This was my first bear rescue in 30 years." "I was kind of excited. I wasn't really afraid that the ... More>>

    Coastal Sunrise Perfect Pet Picks for March 27, 2015

    There are many furry friends looking for a good home. Today could be the day you find your Perfect Pet.For adoption information, contact the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at: humanesocietysav.org. More>>

    Oklahoma Tornado Aftermath

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    (NBC News) Families across Arkansas and Oklahoma are cleaning up following the first major strike of the tornado season.Violent storms ripped across the area late Wednesday.The damage is severe and widespread.At least one of the twisters followed an all too familiar path through the city of Moore."This is basically deja vu all over again," said Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis. "Fortunately for us this was not a major occurrence like the last one."The last one was a massive F-5 tornado that killed 24,... More>>

    Our Hometown: Hardeeville Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    The City of Hardeeville Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28,  at 10:00 am behind City Hall at the football fields. More>>

    Vidalia Onions Shipping Pushed Back

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    Vidalia onions will begin shipping on April 27th.This year's shipping date is later than those of years past. The ship date was pushed back to allow more time for inspections that assured quality and maturity.Just before shipping begins, the 38th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival will take place April 23-26. More>>

    Train Derailment at the Georgia Ports Authority

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    A train derailed at the Georgia Ports Authority, and cranes worked Thursday afternoon to right the containers.The train derailed while pulling containers into the Norfolk Southern Rail Yard and appears to have derailed in three places. So far, there is no word on the cause. More>>

    Woman goes to 'Beautiful Lengths' to help others

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    One of our very own Coastal Sunrise Producers went to 'Beautiful Lengths' to help others. Enocha Edenfield made the big chop--donating several inches of hair to the Beautiful Lengths program to help women battling cancer. 

     

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    Skate Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

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    Local Lawmakers and the non-profit group Chatham Skate Park Supporters give local residents of  Savannah a first look at a skate park that will be built at Lake Mayer Community Park. More>>

    Cruise for a Cause, Support the American Diabetes Association

    The ladies of Phi Pigma Kappa are hosting a casino cruise Friday, March 27 to raise money for the American Diabetes Association.A donation of $40 pays for your parking, entry, buffet dinner, two drink vouchers, $5 match play on the tables or $10 on the slot machines and all proceeds go to helping fund research for medicine and advances on a disease that affects a large percentage of America.There will be 50/50 cash prize raffle and you can win a vacation, plus many other silent auction items ... More>>

    Public Amusement Proposal Denied for Tybee North Beach Video included

    A proposal that would make an already difficult parking situation on Tybee Island even worse was denied by a unanimous vote Thursday night.The proposal, to take 17 spaces of the North Beach parking lot and lease them out for 'public amusement' was met with a lot of resistance from people living in the area and Mayor Jason Buelterman said ultimately, that's what led to their decision."The problem is it's around a lot of residences," said Buelterman. "The people in that neighborhood don't want ... More>>

    SC Lawmakers: Haley’s “Shower” Comment Could Hurt Agenda

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    South Carolina lawmakers say a comment Gov. Nikki Haley made about them could hurt her chances of getting her agenda passed at the Statehouse. Gov. Haley told a realtors group Tuesday, "Because I know many of you are going to the Statehouse, which I love, just make sure you take a good shower when you leave.” The crowd laughed, but House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville, says, "I believe the governor meant it in jest, but there's a time and place for everything and those kind of... More>>

    New Life for Georgia’s Autism Bill Video included

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    Georgia Lawmakers step up to support Autism Insurance.
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    CNT: Chatham County Heroin Dealer Arrested

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    A man police say is a local heroin dealer is behind bars.Thomas "White Boy" Holland was arrested Wednesday evening at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Skidaway Road More>>

    FUGITIVE FILES: Alleged Car Thief At it Again Video included

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    Kendrick Deal took advantage of the salesperson at a local car lot by allegedly stealing on their cars
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    NYC Building Collapse

    NEW YORK (AP) - Firefighters say a building on fire in New York City has collapsed and at least one person has been critically injured. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near New York University and the Washington Square Park area. There are some reports of an explosion before the fire. The area is being evacuated. The Fire Department of New York says other people are being evaluated at the scene. Further details aren... More>>

    Safety experts: Air crash in Alps raises need for 3rd pilot Video included

    French prosecutors' assertion that this week's air crash of a German airliner into a rugged mountainside was a deliberate act of the co-pilot points to the possible need for a third pilot in airline cockpits,... More>>

    Donations Still Needed for Benefit for SEMS Student Battling Second Brain Tumor

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    A yard and bake sale is planned for later this month for an Effingham County boy battling his second brain tumor. More>>

    Shooting Club to Hold Benefit for Effingham Deputy

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    A local shooting club is hoping that people will come and give it their best shot to help an Effingham County deputy who has been diagnosed with Renal Disease and is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. More>>

    BREAKING NEWS: Swain Found Guilty in Murder of Soldier

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    John Joseph "Beans" Eubank's wife and brother in law allegedly killed him for insurance money
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    UPDATE: Statesboro Police Searching for Missing Woman

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    Statesboro Police are searching for a woman who vanished Tuesday morning. Nicole Inouye was last seen at 11 a.m. in the area of Jones Miller Road, police said.Inouye is a hispanic female, 5'2", 125 pounds.She has black hair and brown eyes and tattoos on her chest and wrists.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Statesboro Police at (912) 764-9911. More>>

    PHOTO GALLERY: Historic ships in Downtown Savannah

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    See some of the sites you can find on River Street downtown. Click here for more information. More>>

    Three Savannah Schools on Lockdown Due to Police Activity

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    Officials with the Chatham County School Board confirm Beach High School, Derenne Middle, and Hodge Elementary are on precautionary lockdown due to police activity.Savannah Police say there is a call of shots fired at 42st and Stevens Street that prompted the lockdown.News 3 has a crew on the way and will have more as soon as information is available. More>>

    SSU to Host Inaugural Women's Conference

    Savannah State University is doing something on campus that hasn't been done in 125 years. SSU is set to host it's inaugural Women's Leadership Conference tomorrow. WSAV News 3's Martin Staunton has an inside look at the upcoming event. More>>

    Prosecutors Continue Making Case Against Suspect in Teenager's Murder

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    Adrienne Marie Jackson's is charged with killing 17-year old Evan Colquitt More>>

    Savannah Named Among the Nation's Best Travel Destinations

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    Savannah has been named among the nation's best travel destinations for 2015 by TripAdvisor. Travelers have ranked Savannah 17th due to its rich history, culture and beauty and the endless sights to explore. New York City, Chicago and Charleston received the top travelers' choice awards. More>>

    Our Hometown: Kingdom Life Hosts A Day of Hope

    Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship invites you to celebrate with them during their 2015 Resurrection Weekend Experience they're calling it A Day of Hope. More>>

    BREAKING: Deliberate Attempt to Destroy Germanwings Aircraft

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    PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council, said search-and-rescue teams were headed to the crash site at Meolans-Revels. The French newspaper La Provence, citing aviation officials, said the Airbus plane carried at least ... More>>

    Owl Video Sparks Outrage

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    (WPTV) A Facebook video that shows what appears to be a West Palm Beach man with a federally-protected owl in his car is going viral and getting the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.In the video, you see a man with a Great Horned Owl driving with it in his lap.The video caption says: "3am in the morning we are drunk and we are high. We bout to take this thing home and eat it up just found it on the road.""Having an owl like this in your possession is a felony...to me the ... More>>

    Nearly 600 Beaufort Co. Employees To Lose Benefits

    Nearly 600 current and former Beaufort County employees will lose certain retirement benefit ts next year under a new effort to cut county costs, many of which are Bluffton firefighters. The current benefit allows employees who retire after more than 15 years of service with the county, or 25 years with the Bluffton Fire District, to continue health coverage for themselves and any dependents claimed prior to their retirement. About 90 retirees are currently drawing benefits, costing the coun... More>>

    Easter Egg Hunts

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    Hinesville at Bryant Commons, 438 Oglethorpe Hwy.Easter Egg Roll Unity Fest10am-3pm, Saturday, March 28The event will feature live musical performances by Gospel and praise groups, old-fashioned Easter egg-roll races, photos and visits with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, arts and crafts, and food. Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, SavannahEaster Eggstravaganza10am-1pm, Saturday, March 28$10 per personCity of Richmond Hill, J.F. Gregory Park, 521 Cedar StreetEaster Extravaga... More>>

    Sergeant Bergdahl Accused of Two Charges

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    Charges are pending against Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl.Bergdahl is the soldier from Afghanistan who was released in a controversial prisoner swap and is now being accused of deserting his post.In a statement through his attorney, Bergdahl says he tried to escape the Taliban a dozen times, but each time he was caught and beaten. He detailed brutal treatment for over five years, including little food and regular beatings.However, before his capture he was accused of walking off post, end... More>>

    Oklahoma Tornado Fatality

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    A massive tornado left one dead and several injured in the southern plains of Oklahoma.The death was reported in Sand Springs, a suburb outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, after the storm system tore through a mobile home park.Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents are without power this morning as officials assess the damage. More>>

    Bill Would Revoke SC Nurses’ Licenses for Fatal Medication Mistakes

    7-year-old Samuel Cutliff died after a nurse gave him too much medication. 7-year-old Samuel Cutliff died after a nurse gave him too much medication.
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    A bill that would revoke the licenses of nurses in South Carolina who make grossly negligent medication mistakes that lead to death was approved by a state Senate subcommittee Wednesday. The subcommittee amended the bill to narrow its scope. The original bill would have revoked the license of any nurse who overmedicated or undermedicated a patient based on gross negligence and the error did or could have resulted in death. Sen. Kevin Bryant, R-Anderson, is sponsoring the bill after being cont... More>>

    Possible CAT Expansion Frustrates Pooler Residents Video included

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    A proposal to expand Chatham Area Public Transit to the western part of the county is causing a lot of controversy.Representatives from CAT were in Pooler to make their case for the expansion Wednesday night, but the discussion began in January when several local government leaders said they would not support the expansion without a public vote.And while there was no vote yet, it's pretty obvious how the people of Pooler feel about the proposal."One day we may need to run something up and dow... More>>

    Soldiers Honored for Saving Teenager's Life Video included

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    2 Hunter Army Airfield soldiers saw a car run over the 14-year-old, and helped lift it off him More>>

    New Study Says Teen Drivers are More Distracted than we think

    Teen drivers that become distracted have more accidents than previously realized, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
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    Authorities Seek Serial Bank Robber

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    Considered armed and dangerous -- authorities say he's robbed multiple banks in our community in less than six months. The FBI, Metro and Richmond Hill police are asking for your help catching him.
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    Analyzing Teacher/Student Sexual Abuse Video included

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    Experts say there is no ONE reason some teachers prey on students, but a variety of issues
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    A Major Win for Pregnant Workers

    The Supreme Court says a former UPS driver deserves another chance to prove her discrimination claim. More>>

    Effingham manufacturer GTC is Hiring in Rincon

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    Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC) will be hiring about 30 workers at its manufacturing plant in Rincon Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
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    UPDATE: Effingham County Teacher Arrested for Child Molestation

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    22 year old Kayla Zittrouer is accused of having sexual contact with a student

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    Bergdahl To Face Desertion Charges

    BREAKING NEWS: Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion for abandoning his post in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for five years before being rescued in a prisoner exchange. More>>

    Medicinal marijuana bill headed to Ga. governor's desk

    A bill allowing a form of medical marijuana is headed to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after a two-year legislative battle. More>>

    Win the Chance to See Savannah's Boys of Summer

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    Opening Day is just 22 days away and the Savannah Sand Gnats have your tickets to a 2015 game. All you have to do is guess how many baseballs are in this Sand Gnats Nike duffle bag. Contest closes March 26th at 5 p.m. The closest guess will win!Post yours here! More>>

    Beaufort Names Finalists for City Manager Position

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    The competition for the next City Manager of Beaufort has gotten tighter. City Council narrowed the list to three finalists who will go through another round of interviews followed by a "meet and greet" with the public on March 31. David McCuen, city manager of Abbeville, SC; Bill Prokop, interim city manager of Beaufort; and Dianna Turner, administrator in Travelers Rest, SC are the finalists. The public reception to meet the candidates will be held Tuesday, March 31st starting at 5 p.m. at... More>>

    HHI High School Student to be Honored at Carnegie Hall

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    Hilton Head Island High School photographer Mariah Anderson, already recognized for her work in state and regional competitions, has now won national honors. Anderson earned a national silver medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for her photo entitled “Little Black Tutu.” She will receive her award in ceremonies at New York City's Carnegie Hall on June 11. More than 300,000 entries were submitted to the 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition, and less than 1 ... More>>

    Soldiers To Receive Citizens Award For Rescuing Injured Teen

    Two Hunter Army Airfield soldiers will receive an award of commendation by the Savannah Metro Police Department. The Soldiers are being recognized for coming to the rescue of a teenager who was run over by a car on February 27th. The young man was pinned under the vehicle and the soldiers helped to free him.The awards ceremony takes place today at Metro police headquarters at 2:00pm. More>>

    Lake Mayer to Become Skaters' Oasis

    The Savannah Skate Park will officially break ground Thursday, March 26.


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    Fifth Bank Robbery

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    A fifth bank robbery took place in Richmond Hill and is being investigated in conjunction with four others that could have been committed by the same gunman.The most recent robbery involved the Wells Fargo Bank branch on the 6900 block of Abercorn Street last Thursday. Investigators are considering the possibility that the same suspect was responsible for each of the robberies.In each robbery case, the suspect displayed a gun and demanded money before leaving on foot.The suspect is described ... More>>

    Skytypers Will Take Flight at Air Show

    We are still a couple of weeks away from the Beaufort Air Show, butNEWS 3got a special sneak peek at one of the acts that will be performing. Its literally a thrill a minute, riding along with the Geico Skytypers."We are the only team in the country that flies 6 World War two airplanes in a formation air show," said team captain and pilot, Larry Arken.They use 1940's style dog fighting techniques and sky-writing to entertain crowds around the country. "We write in the sky with puffs of smoke,... More>>

    Phones, other distractions a big problem for teen drivers

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    Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers. More>>

    Cat Leashed to Car Causes Confusion

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    (WKYC) Police in New Philadelphia, Ohio are on the lookout for a driver spotted with a cat strapped to the hood of her SUV.Polly Vandall spotted the cat leashed to the car while out driving Sunday and managed to snap a picture."It was walking around and it was not happy to be on the hood. People around the car were staring at the cat -- quite distracted," she said.That distraction is of concern to Police Chief Michael Goodwin."I wish someone got a picture of the license plate. We could follow... More>>

    Our Hometown: Savannah Arts Academy Presents Four Canvases

    The Savannah Arts Academy Dance Department presents its spring concert, "Four Canvases: An Arts Immersion." More>>

    Little girl fights back bully: 'I came here to learn, not look pretty' Video included

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    One brave little girl knew how to fight back when she came face-to-face with a bully.
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    Car with Driver Floats Down River

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    (WEYI) A car floating down the Flint River wasn't what Oscar Elizando and his son were expecting to reel in Sunday afternoon.A Jeep Cherokee was floating down the Flint River."I grabbed my phone and started videoing it as it was coming down the river going by," says Elizando.The driver was still inside."The lady in there she wasn't scared, just nonchalant looking around," says Elizando. "That's the craziest thing I've seen." Even crazier, it happened last week. Police say that driver was drun... More>>

    Chase and Crash Caught on Camera

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    (WESH) Police were in pursuit of an SUV connected to an out-of-state homicide on Interstate 95 early Tuesday morning when the suspects' vehicle crashed, according to Florida Highway Patrol.A Daytona Beach police patrol officer found a vehicle with two people asleep inside.The officer ran the vehicle tag and found it was stolen, and the vehicle's owner was the victim of a homicide in West Columbia, S.C., according to police.The driver took off on I-95 northbound, reaching speeds of 100 mph bef... More>>

    Potential Autoworkers Raise

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    U.S. autoworkers are poised to get their first wage hike in 10 years.Four-year contracts between the United Autoworkers Union and General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler automobiles expire this September as all 3 automakers post strong sales and profits.Union leaders hope to win a raise in base pay for about 100,000 veteran workers.Currently, there is a 2-tier wage system that pays new hires $19.28 an hour for doing the exact same jobs as veteran workers earning $28 an hour. More>>

    Yemassee Votes to Weaken Mayor's Power

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    Voters in Yemassee have voted to weaken the power of Mayor Jerry Cook. More>>

    Angelina Jolie Makes Courageous Decision to Avoid Ovarian Cancer

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    Two years after Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy she's made another life changing decision. More>>

    Drilling Possibly Coming Off GA, SC Shores Video included

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    Offshore drilling could be coming to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia in the very near future.Tuesday, representatives from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management were in Savannah to get feedback on the potential environmental effects of the current plan."We're doing a programmatic environmental impact statement to look at the environmental effects," said BOEM Chief Environmental Officer, Dr. William Y. Brown. "The purpose is to see if there are other things that should be ... More>>

    "Most Interesting Man in the World" Can't Get Man out of Traffic Ticket

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    A motorcycle trooper parked along Interstate 5 near Tacoma on Monday afternoon spotted a driver and a rather unusual "passenger" pass by him in the carpool lane. When the trooper stopped the car, he discovered the "passenger" was a cardboard cutout of "the most interesting man in the world" More>>

    Bill Would Require All SC Students to Take US Citizenship Test

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    A bill passed unanimously by a House K-12 education subcommittee Tuesday would require all South Carolina students to take the U.S. citizenship test. They would not be required to pass it or get a certain score, though. The House subcommittee amended the bill to make it the same as a Senate version that's now on the full Senate floor. Rep. James Smith, D-Columbia, is the main sponsor of the House bill. "I think each and every citizen of our country, if they're immigrants they're taking the te... More>>

    Chatham County Teacher Arrested for Sexting Student

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    Alan Toney was arrested Monday after a parent said he was sending sexual text messages to her daughter More>>

    State House Committee Stalls Efforts to Pass Autism Coverage Bill

    Ava's Law would provide insurance coverage to treating autistic children in Georgia under the age of 6. State House Insurance Committee Chair Richard Smith refused Monday to vote on the bill and has said he will not bring it up because it would create a new insurance mandate.

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    Child abuse detectives investigating Tampa parents after disturbing Facebook video

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    - Relatives and family friends say Darci Ives met Louis Yager on Facebook just a month or two ago and moved from her home in New York to start life with a blended family of three preschool children in Tampa.Now, the couple is under investigation because of Facebook.A compilation of video clips recorded by Ives' sister shows the couple repeatedly berating and slapping their kids. "You ****ing retard," Yager yells at one of the children."Here, have something to cry about," Ives yells as she sla... More>>

    Man killed in Tattnall County crash

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    Georgia State Patrol investigators say a man is dead after a two car accident on Harmony Church Road on Sunday. Troopers say a truck, driven by 31-year-old Fredi Osorio, drifted into the opposite land and collided head on with car carrying 5 people including a 5-year-old and a 19-month-old. One of the adult passengers, 28-year-old Barry Ray of Glennville, died at the scene. All of the injured were taken to Memorial. A family member of the children said they are in ICU under observation. Inve... More>>

    Georgia Officer Rescues Child from Burning Building

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    Incredible footage from a body cam of a Georgia police officer rescuing a child from a burning building. More>>

    Our Hometown: Armstrong Hosts Outdoor Arts Festival

    Saturday, March 28th, the Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre will hold its annual Outdoor Arts Festival (OAF) in conjunction with the Savannah Asian Cultural Festival. More>>

    Replicas of Columbus' Ships Return to Savannah

    The 'Pinta' and the 'Nina,' replicas of Columbus' ships, are making their way back to Savannah for a second visit along River Street. The 'sailing museum' is expected to dock at Rousakis Plaza Tuesday, March 24th. The public is invited to tour the ships daily while in port from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students age 5 through 16. Children age 4 and under are free. More>>

    Port Royal Shooting Investigation

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    Port Royal police continue to investigate Friday's triple shooting in Port Royal.Investigators say Antonio Brewer was leaving the Port Royal Apartments with his girlfriend and their 2-year-old when shots were fired into their car. Brewer died at the scene and his girlfriend and child were injured. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC More>>

    Savannah Tourism Lawsuit

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    Savannah tour guides are not happy with city hall after it created an ordinance that says guides have to pass a written test and get a license. Some are pursuing a lawsuit against this ordinance. More>>

    Free Tax Assistance Helps Neighbors in Lowcountry

    We are less than a month away from the federal tax deadline, and in the lowcountry many are taking advantage of a county-offered prep service. For the past eight years, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance orVITA had been offering folks help with reporting their finances. But that's not the best part, they can get help from certified experts for free, and for some that price is right. "I'm out here to get my taxes done for free, because I am in food and bev, and this is a convenient area for... More>>

    5 Shot Near Austin Peay Campus

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    Five people were shot near the Austin Peay campus in Clarksville, Tenn.Police said 4 of the victims were taken to area hospitals. The condition of the 5th victim is unknown.Autin Peay sent out an alert to students because the shooting was near campus and EMS was using sports fields on campus as a landing area for the helicopters. More>>

    UPDATE: Metro Police Find Missing Student

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    Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are looking for a student who ran away from school.Lonshone Jones, 17, broke away from a teacher who was escorting him Monday afternoon.Jones is a student at Windsor Forest High School.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911. More>>

    St. Helena Woman Charged in February Accident that Killed Man

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    A St. Helena woman has been charged in connection with the death of a man who she allegedly allowed to ride on top of her car.The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says Tiera, Seabrook, 22, allowed the victim to ride on the trunk of her Chevrolet Monte Carlo after leaving a nightclub on February 14.Investigators determined that Seabrook was driving at a high rate of speed and under the influence of alcohol on Club Road when Steve Middleton fell off of the trunk and into the roadway, BCSO said ... More>>

    Final Hearing on Atlantic Oil Drilling Set for Tuesday

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    People will have a chance to sound off about the prospect of drilling for oil off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina Tuesday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is hosting the meeting from 3 until 7pm at the Hyatt Regency on West Bay Street to get public input about a controversial proposal by the Obama Administration to allow drilling in the Atlantic. More>>

    Task Force Trains to Clear SC Interstates Faster After Wrecks

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    South Carolina is looking for ways to clear accidents off of Interstate highways faster to cut down on the traffic jams you get stuck in. A state task force on Traffic Incident Management met Monday in Columbia to work on it. "One of the things of this initiative, of this state Traffic Incident Management Task Force, is bringing first responders together and training them in, like, a choreographed fashion of how to clear a roadway up,” says Mike Bowman, SCDOT Incident Response Management Coor... More>>

    Parent Speaks out Over St. Vincent's Prom Controversy

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    A Facebook firestorm this weekend after students from St. Vincent's Academy were turned away at the door of their senior prom. Parents say the "lock in" rule, meant to keep their daughters safe and assure they make it to the dance, went too far this time More>>

    Savannah Councilman Questions Large Payment to Former Asst. City Attorney Video included

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    Peter Giusti has been paid $244,000 in the last two years for 80 hours a month legal work
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    UPDATE: Yemassee Business Owner Demands Refund on 'Illegal' Tax

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    In a News Three follow-up, some Yemassee business owners say the Town still owes them money, hundreds and thousands of dollars for more than a year's worth of hospitality tax. Business owners say they were charging customers the two percent on their bills, until they realized the Town's ordinance no longer exists. Businesses charge their customers the tax, and pay the Town quarterly, but several have stopped. The state's Municipal Association says they are in the right, but will they see a r... More>>

    2nd Suspect Arrested In November Homicide

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    A second suspect has been arrested in the Nov. 15, 2014, shooting death of a Savannah Man in the Hudson Hill area of west Savannah and a third is still being sought. William Darnell Davis, 21, was arrested by Peach County authorities over the weekend on a warrant taken by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department violent crimes detectives. He is being interviewed by Metro detectives today and the process to return him to Savannah has begun. One woman, Taylor Lavon LaCount, 21, was arr... More>>

    UPDATE: Fatal Shooting Investigation Continues in Port Royal

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    A man has been shot to death and two other people injured at Port RoyalApartments. Investigators say the victims were in a car at the time.The manwas driving and a woman and child were inside the vehicle. Someone shot the man causing him to crash into a fence, that's when the woman and child was injured. Port Royal Police and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department are investigating the case. We will have more on this story on First News At Five. More>>

    Pentagon Issues Warning after ISIS Posts Personal Information of US Soldiers Online

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    Service members are being advised to exercise caution and stay off social media or limit their activity
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    St. Vincent Prom Controversy

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    A group of girls from St. Vincents and their dates were all dressed up and ready to go to their Senior Prom Saturday night. They went to dinner at Garibaldi's before – BUT - the restaurant was taking a long time, and St. Vincents has some strict rules about arriving on time for prom. The group apparently texted the principal to apprise them of the situation. She allegedly texted them back to go to McDonalds. They arrived to prom 20 minutes late and were not allowed in. They called their paren... More>>

    Under Secretary Of Commerce To Visit Food Bank

    Dr. Mark E. Doms the Under Secretary of Commercewill tour Savannah's Second Harvest Food Bank and Grace's Kitchen. Doms will also help pack emergency food boxes for area senior citizens. Doms is also in Savannah to encourage residents to participate in the 2015 Census Test. Doms serves as attop economic advisor to the United States Department of Commerce and the Obama Administration. More>>

    Spring Tourism is in the Air

    This is the first full week of spring, but it doesn't mean quite what it used to in terms of the start of the tourist season in the Hostess City. More>>

    Our Hometown: Local Church Helps Young Ladies Prepare for Prom

    New Covenant Church of Savannah is helping high school girls prepare for prom by giving them everything they need- through a program called Lydia's Closet. More>>

    Northern Lights Sightings

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    (NECN) Sightings of the Northern Lights excited nature photographers and sparked a flurry of posts to social media Tuesday night and very early Wednesday morning. According to the Vermont-based website Northern Lights Now, a particularly active geomagnetic storm made for impressive sightings from Europe to Ohio."It's still awesome, every time you see it," said Dan Russell of Colchester, Vermont, an experienced aurora borealis chaser.Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Russell took time-lapse video that ... More>>

    Yemassee Town Elections

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    Voters in the town of Yemassee hit the polls tomorrow in a special election. A "Yes" vote in the special election would weaken Mayor Jerry Cook's powers and make the town council members stronger with the power to act on all decisions.A campaign letter was posted to the town's website by a city employee citing the Mayor's ethics investigations, town financial struggles and personnel struggles.The letter has since been removed from the site.The mayor says the accusations are unfounded and the ... More>>

    Lowcountry Real Estate Market Booming

    Homes are selling, and selling fast in the lowcountry. Realtor Jim Paris says he's already surpassed his numbers from last year, this is good news for him, and for you."Its pretty much a good time to buy and to sell. I mean a lot of people have been trapped here because they haven't been able to sell their houses here and there's something else they want to do.And on the other hand its a great time to buy because we're running out of inventory.The conversation is moving much more from how mu... More>>

    Dachshunds Race for Nationals

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    Dachshund owners in California and their dogs raced for a chance to compete in the Wiener Dog Racing Nationals. Some owners have prepared their dogs for the event by promising them lunch meat treats and making mock race tracks in their own backyards.The National competition will take place in San Diego. More>>

    Bubble Soccer League Takes to Forsyth Park

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    Bubble soccer, it may be less about soccer and more about running around in bubble suits.But does it really matter when you can run full speed at someone in a bubble suit. More>>

    Rare Wave Clouds Surprise Many Sunday

    Most reports of the unusual and unique clouds came from Pooler, but were also visible in Pembroke, Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Rincon. More>>

    Yemassee Voters Post Controversial Campaign Letter on Town Site

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    Voters in the Town of Yemassee are ready to rush to the polls come Tuesday, for a special election. It could change the way their town is run, weakening Mayor Jerry Cook's powers. News Three's Lowcountry Reporter Ashleigh Holland spoke with voters and Mayor, after a controversial campaign letter surfaced on the Town's website. Viewers sent in the letter that caught eyes on the website Saturday night. It was written by those who want the government to change to a strong council-weak mayor form... More>>

    Casting Call For Latest Film Shows Movie Boom in Coastal Empire

    Open casting call for new film to be shot on Tybee starring Robert Deniro and Zach Efron points out film industry growth in Savannah area.

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    CASTING CALL: Deniro/Efron Flick Seeking Extras

    Rose Locke Casting will hold an extras open call for the upcoming UNTITLED DENIRO/ EFRON PROJECT today at The Savannah Civic Center from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. More>>

    Officer in SC Cleared in More than 200 Shooting

    Police in South Carolina have fired their weapons at 209 suspects in the past five years and not a single officer has been convicted of wrongdoing More>>

    Investigators Believe Hot Plate Left On For Sabbath Started Fire That Killed Children

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    New York's mayor says a house fire that killed seven children this morning in Brooklyn is an "unbelievable tragedy." The fire commissioner says a malfunctioning hot plate may have caused the fire. More>>

    "Midnight Rider" Director Issues Statement Taking Blame

    "Midnight Rider" Director Randall Miller is facing manslaughter charges "Midnight Rider" Director Randall Miller is facing manslaughter charges
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    The director of the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" has released a statement saying that it is "ultimately" his responsibility" his crew ended up on a railroad trestle outside Jesup. Camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed and several other crew members injured after trying to escape an oncoming train. More>>

    Beaufort Businesses See Impact of Free Parking

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    After petitioning for free parking downtown, business owners like Mary Thibault say their shops have been impacted. Thibault says her business has grown since the City of Beaufort approved the first two hours of parking at meter spots free for all. “It's nice to be able to just come in, park your car, get out and go where you want to shop," Thibault says. "We actually have grown 20% more in our sales for this year compared to last year,” she says. “We are a brand new business. We started a ... More>>

    Coordinator Of Symposium to Promote Substance Abuse Awareness Shares Her Story

    People who spent years recovering from drug and alcohol addictions are leading efforts to spread awareness. Saturday, groups from around the state and coastal empire gathered on the Savannah State campus to promote mental health and substance abuse recovery. More>>

    "Midnight Rider" Director Says Train Crash 'My Responsibility'

    The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman says a train collision that killed one of his crew members on a Georgia railroad bridge "was ultimately my responsibility.""Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller issued a written statement to The Associated Press on Friday.... More>>

    US Sen. Lindsey Graham talking defense in Charleston

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is in Charleston talking about national defense. The South Carolina Republican is exploring a run for president and on Saturday speaks to the convention of the South Carolina National Guard. More>>

    Lawsuit Against former Savannah Priest Claims Church Leaders Knew of Abuse Allegations

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    A new lawsuit claims the Catholic Diocese of Savannah knew about allegations of abuse in 1987 when it assigned a priest to a local school
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    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Robbers Steal Thousands from Sandfly Store Video included

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    This is believed to be the 2nd time the criminals stole from a store in the Norwood Market Shopping Center
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    2015 U.S. Tornado Count 75% Below Normal (So Far)

    The lack of severe weather so far in 2015 has pushed into "uncharted territory" in March, according to a government severe weather expert.
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    City Changes to Taxi Ordinance Will Lead to Cab Fare Hikes Video included

    Locals and visitors alike will see raised cab fares in Savannah. But it's also proposed rate hikes on cab companies that has put the two at odds.

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    Family Hopes For Answers In Unsolved Murder Of Young Mother

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    It's an unsolved case nearly thirteen years old...police and family are still seeking clues in the death of a young mother at her home near Hunter Army Airfield. Multiple stab wounds - that's how 26 year old Natasha Jones died. But who did it and why - that's a mystery that's gone unanswered for more than a decade.
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    WSAV INVESTIGATION: Savannah's Network of Politics

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    A News 3 Investigation eight months in the making--- Savannah's network of politics: the connection between your elected leaders -- businesses looking to win millions of your tax dollars in contracts -- and one person connecting them in a way one good government expert says, she's never seen. News 3's Dave Kartunen dug through thousands of documents and e-mails, conducted dozens of interviews and breaks this News 3 investigation. More>>

    Ring of light: Total solar eclipse seen from parts of Europe

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    Some sky-gazers got a spectacular show while others weren't so lucky today as the moon completely blocked out the sun in a total eclipse only visible from land in two remote places. More>>

    BCSO: Man Shot on Morgan Rd. in Lobeco

    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office tells News 3 a 35-year-old man was shot at 11 am. It happened on Morgan Road near the intersection of Keans Neck Rd. in Lobeco. The victim told deputies the suspect was driving a black 4-door sedan. After being shot, he says he ran through the woods to a family member's home and called 9-1-1. He was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. More>>

    Women On 20s By 2020

    Have you heard of the push to put a woman on the $20 bill by the year 2020? Why 2020? That's the 100th anniversary of the amendment that gave women the right to vote.Organizers of the campaign have developed a list of 16 candidates. Among them, Clara Barton, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony.The public is asked to vote. Just click on the link below to choose your top 3 candidates. http://www.womenon20s.org/Voting closes in April. More>>

    Search Is Underway For Shooting Suspect

    Savannah Metro Police are looking forthe person who shot someone at a location near DeRenne Avenue and Harry Truman Parkway this morning,Investigators say the shooter left the scene in a dark coloredChevrolet Impala.The victim was taken to Candler Hospital with non life threatening injuries, but police say he left without being treated. Anyone with informationcan call a confidential tip line is asked to call (912) 525-3124 More>>

    Toddler saved thanks to 101 minute CPR

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    A Pennsylvania toddler survived a near-drowning after receiving an hour and 41 minutes of CPR, NBC Philadelphia reports. More>>

    Watch the 2015 Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Watch the 2015 Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade hosted by Kim Gusby, Dave Kartunen Natalie Hendrix More>>

    Coastal State Prison Job Fair

    There's a job fair taking place at Coastal State Prison for correctional officers. It takes place at 200 Gulfstream Road from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Friday, March 20. Interviews will take place on the spot, and those interested shouldbe prepared for a physical fitness test.For more information, call 912-965-6378. More>>

    An Increase to Overseas Contingency Operations Proposed by Sen. Graham Passes

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    An amendment to increase defense spending passes the senate budget committee. U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire introduced the amendment. It increases spending in the Overseas Contingency Operations account by $38 billion.A news release from Senator Graham explains that inaddition to financing American military operations in places like Afghanistan and against ISIS, the funding will be used to update certain programs.Arizona Senator John McCain s... More>>

    University of Georgia police say a student has been found dead in her dorm room.

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    University of Georgia police say a student has been found dead in her dorm room.Police said in a statement Thursday that 21-year-old Mikal Ghirmazghi was found unresponsive in Russell Hall. Authorities say the woman's cause of death is unclear and there were no obvious signs of foul play.University of Georgia police and the Athens-Clarke County coroner are investigating thestudent's death.(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,... More>>

    Perfect Pet Picks for March 20, 2015

    There are many furry friends looking for a good home. Today could be the day you find your Perfect Pet.For adoption information, contact the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at: humanesocietysav.org. More>>

    Our Hometown: Savannah Graduates Offers Free FAFSA Help

    Savannah Graduates, a new community-wide initiative focused on creating a more educated workforce in Chatham County, is offering free workshops to help you complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid OR FAFSA form. More>>

    Wells Fargo Robbed, Police Try to Identify Suspect

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    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Abercorn Street at Stephenson Avenue Thursday afternoon.
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    FBI Brings Active Shooter Training to Armstrong State University Video included

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    In an active shooter situation, every second counts and everyone involved must know exactly what they need to do.So when the FBI hosted a training session at Armstrong State University Thursday, school police departments, and local law enforcement came out to learn from the best."They've been going through a lot of scenarios dealing with different kinds of situations, different kinds of adversaries," said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, Gene Kowel.Over the years, many tactics have chan... More>>

    Police Try to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

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    Hinesville Police are hoping you can identify a man wanted for robbing a bank.Authorities released a picture of the suspect, whose name is unknown, Thursday evening. More>>

    FUGITIVE FILES: Pair of Murder Suspects Wanted By SCMPD Video included

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    William Darnell Davis and Trinika Beamon were indicted for the murder of T'Arsha Williams
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    BCSD Budget Shortfall Looms in Early Planning Stages

    While its still extremely early in the budget planning process, district officials a shortfall could be at least $3 million dollars but that number could rise as high as$6 million, depending on certain factors. "Every year we have the same problems, we have mandated increases from the state and those include mandated step increases which for us is about a $1.4 million," said Phyllis White, Chief Operational Officer.That's right off the top of the $196-million budget for next year. And mandato... More>>

    USC Student Found Dead, Frat Suspended


    USC Fraternity Suspended, Student Found Dead
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    Easter Bunny at Oglethorpe Mall

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    The Easter Bunny is set to hop into Oglethorpe Mall Friday, March 20 at 11 a.m. He will be in the Macy's Court every day through Saturday, April 4. More>>

    AP EXPLAINS: March Madness, when America goes basketball mad

    By The Associated Press Thursday is something of a national holiday for American sports fans, when office productivity plummets. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, also known as March... More>>

    Easter Egg Hunt Planned for Richmond Hill

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    The City of Richmond Hill, New Beginnings Community Church and other local businesses are hosting the 8th Annual Easter Extravaganza and Egg Hunt. More>>

    OC Welch NOT Running For Mayor

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    After months of speculation, OC Welch says he has no plans to run for Mayor of Savannah.
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    Sun Country Airlines Adding Service to Savannah/Hilton Head International

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    Starting August 27th this year, Sun Country Airlines will begin seasonal service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The flights will leave Minneapolis/St. Paul on Thursdays to arrive at Savannah/Hilton Head International at 7:45 p.m. Flights will leave Savannah/Hilton Head International on Sundays at 12 noon to arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul at 1:52 p.m. The seasonal flights will continue through December 13th. “This new seasonal service will provide the ... More>>

    Man Sentenced to 20 Years In Shovel Beating

    News 3 has learned Indiana native Charles Shepard has been sentenced to 20 years for attacking a homeless man with a shovel. According to the Chatham County District Attorney's offices, Shepard, who represented himself, will serve 5 years behind bars with the rest of the sentence suspended.Shepard was convicted of aggravated battery for breaking the hand of a homeless man during a fight over a cell phone. More>>

    Chatham County Commissioner Faces Questions about Troubled Police Merger

    Chatham County Commissioner Tony Center tells members of Tourism Leadership Council that crime numbers will not be affected if the Savannah Chatham County Metro Police department is dissolved back into separate county and city entities
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    UPDATE: Driver in Port Accident Appears in Court

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    The man accused of seriously injuring a Port Authority Police Officer while driving drunk appeared in court today. Robert Lee Turner was arrested in Liberty County on a probation violation following the incident at the Port on March 2nd. A judge continued his appearance to May 5th because the test results on his blood-alcohol level are not available. Turner is serving a total of two years probation on previous traffic violations and DUI charges. Meanwhile, the wife of William Solomon, the pol... More>>

    Riceboro Woman Under Arrest Following Road Rage Incident

    A Riceboro woman is under arrest after deputies say she pointed a gun at another driver following a road rage incident. The other driver was an off-duty police officer. Michelle Denise Smith, 43 was arrested by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. According to the incident report, Smith and off duty Hinesville Patrol Officer Angela Reynolds were traveling westbound on West Oglethorpe Highway in Walthourville. At one point Smith began to enter Reynolds Lane, forcing her to veer into the turn... More>>

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