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    Clean up After Big Spring Storms

    Clean up and restoring power has been an all day affair in parts of Chatham and surrounding counties following what Georgia Power officials say is the worst spring storm this area has seen in over five years.The storm lasted for less than two hours but the effects are still lingering.Thousands of homes stretching across the county were still out of power this afternoon. More>>

    Kites for a Cause on Tybee Island Beach

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    The sun came back out to play just in time for the fourth annual Kite Festival on Tybee Island on Sunday--where money and awareness were raised for movement disorders.
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    UPDATE: Clean-Up Begins In Chatham Co. After Severe Weather

    Severe storms moved through the Coastal Empire Saturday night bringing heavy rains, hail and strong winds. Power lines and trees were reported down throughout the area. At one point there were more than 20-thousand people in the Savannah area without power. More>>

    UPDATE: Brunson teen, track athlete victim in Saturday morning crash

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that killed one driver in Jasper County. Lance Corporal Judd Jones says the single car crash happened at 8:06 a.m. on Saturday on Highway 321, five miles north of Hardeeville.Jones says the 2007 Honda Civic was traveling south on Highway 321. It ran off the road to the right, swerved back onto the road and off the left, and struck a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls says the... More>>

    UPDATE: Death Toll Rises, Big Aftershock In Nepal

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    Heavy damage and dozens of injuries are already being reported after a strong, shallow magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley.
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    Yemassee police investigate shooting

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    The Yemassee Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man injured on Saturday night. Police responded to the scene at Wright Street around 8 p.m., where a man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg.Police Chief Jack Hagy says two men had entered a residence on Wright Street, where a third man was waiting for them. An altercation broke out, and the third man fired the shot that injured one.The victim was transported to Colleton County for treatment of the wound. The victi... More>>

    Friday Night Shooting Victim Dies

    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting Friday night that left a victim in hospitalized and the crash of a minivan nearby.Derek Johnson, 19, was transported to a hospital after the 8:27 p.m. shooting on the 2100 block of Glynwood Drive. He had been in a parked car with other individuals when a minivan drove by and someone in it began firing at the car. More>>

    Bluffton volunteers clean May River, despite rain

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    Volunteers braved the rain in Bluffton on Saturday morning, to take part in the 15th annual May River Clean-Up. Tons of debris is removed from Old Town Bluffton, and the waters of the May each year during the event. Although the rain came down as soon as the event began at 9 a.m., that did not stop people from gathering, bag-in-hand, to clean their community. There were even kayakers who did their part, cleaning trash out of the river.Aluminum cans, glass bottles, plastics, and even some old ... More>>

    Conference Hosts Ex Convicts Giving Them Tools for Reentering Society

    Spending time behind bars leaves thousands of people with a mark on their record, and in most cases a feeling of exhile from society.In and around Savannah there are several groups who work to put ex cons back to work and a conference today worked to do just that.The Savannah impact programs hosted a several dozen at Armstrong State University for the "When is the Debt Paid?" conference. More>>

    St. Helena Island stabbing leaves man injured

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that injured a man. It happened around 8 a.m., on Saxonville Road in St. Helena Island. Deputies responded to the man with a stab wound to his chest.Captain Bob Bromage says the victim told investigators that two men attacked him as he was walking down the road Saxonville Road. Investigators searched the area, but were unable to locate suspects. If you have any information, you can contact Investigator Disbrow, or call Crimestop... More>>

    BCSO asks for help in 2011 Raymundo Lopez 'cold case'

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help turning new leads in the 2011 Raymundo Lopez case. Lopez was found dead in his Seaside Road home in St. Helena Island on April 25, 2011, by his girlfriend. He was then 28 years old.His girlfriend said she had spoken with him before she found him, less than an hour earlier, as she was picking up food for him. Investigators discovered unknown suspects had entered his residence, shot Lopez multiple times, and took some items. B... More>>

    Sidewalk Arts Festival Canceled Due to Stormy Weather

     The sidewalks of Forsyth Park will see only wet downpours Saturday April the 25th as the 2015 Sidewalk Arts Festival was canceled due to rainy weather.SCAD director of Communications Ally Hughes confirmed with News Three the well known festival will be postponed but no date is certain at this time. More>>

    Beaufort Man Connected To Vandalism At Burton Wells Football Field

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    William Youmans of Beaufort is behind bars connected to vandalism. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office arrested him on Thursday and charged him with Malicious Injury to Property. Officers say he was involved indamagingthe football field at the Burton Wells Recreation Center. Sheriff's Office investigators say Youmans drove his vehicle onto the football field late in the evening of April 1st and dida series of "donuts" and "figure 8's".The damage was discovered and reported onApril 2nd and w... More>>

    Vidalia Farmers Confident About 2015 Crop Video included

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    Georgia may be known as "The Peach State," but in Vidalia, it's the state vegetable that gets the most attention.The area's onions are famous for their sweet taste and Chairman of the Vidalia Onion Committee, Jason Herndon, tells News 3 they can't be duplicated anywhere else because of a unique soil make up found only in the Vidalia region.Herndon explains that an extended period of cold this winter and some recent rain events delayed the start of this year's harvest; but he says that doesn't... More>>

    BREAKING: SCMPD Investigating Shooting; Crash

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    SCMPD is trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding another shooting in Savannah. It happened around 8:30 on Glynwood Drive which is between Skidaway and LaRoche. One person was transported by private vehicle to the hospital with what police say may be serious injuries. More>>

    Jurors Reach Guilty Verdicts in Fatal FAMU Hazing Trial

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    A verdict for the last three defendants of man and hazing in the death of a Flordia AM drum major. More>>

    MORE INFORMATION: Reverend, Former Teacher Arrested For Downloading Child Porn Video included

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    Investigators say both men had hundreds of images of children 9-14 on their computer
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    CNT & SWAT Team Arrest Drug Suspect

    News 3 cameras were the only ones on the scene as CNT and a SWAT Team surrounded a home on 36th Street this afternoon.Investigators were able to take Derrick McCray, a wanted drug suspect, into custody. They tell us this is part of a larger operation to down a drug ring that operated in the 39th St. area. By the end of the day, CNT tells us they will have five of the members into custody, along with two other people not directly connected to the drug ring. More>>

    Witness describes terrible scene of Accident that Killed GSU Nursing Students

    Army Specialist William Robenolt worked to rescue two women at the scene of the accident that claimed the lives of five young women
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    Cyclist Injured in Hit & Run

    Savannah Chatham Metro Police are investigating a hit and run accident which sent a man to the hospital. It happened on 37th Street at Harden Street just after 3 today. A man on his bicycle was hit by an SUV. The drive then fled the scene. The man was taken to the hospital. No word on his condition. More>>

    FUGITIVE FILES: Wanted Fugitive On the Run in Chatham County Video included

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    Richard Francis is 33 years old is probation for a variety of charges
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    County Manager Says Deal on the Way for Metro Merger Agreement

    A month ago, it looked like the eleventh hour of talks was taking place between the city and county over maintaining a merged Metro Police Department.Today, County manager Lee Smith reported to the Chatham County Commission, that a deal has been made.Commissioners say they haven't heard any real details yet of the agreement. More>>

    Watch the GSU vigil from Thursday night

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    Georgia Southern students, teachers, and staff gathered Thursday night to honor the memory of five nursing students who lost their lives in an accident on Interstate 16 Wednesday. More>>

    Statue of Liberty Evacuated

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a thorough sweep at the Statue of Liberty after a bomb threat has turned up no explosives. The landmark was evacuated Friday as a precaution after a 911 caller made the threat and a canine unit sniffed out a potential problem. But authorities say a more thorough sweep came up empty. The Park Service said in a statement that the threat was from a person who said "they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty." Hundreds of visitors were evacuated by boat. No o... More>>

    Fire on Wilmington Island Road contained

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    There are reports of a massive house fire on Wilmington Island Road. A plume of smoke can be seen from the Thunderbolt Bridge. News 3 has a crew on the way and will have more as soon as possible. More>>

    Savannah Man Charged with Murder

    A Savannah man is behind bars, charged with murder in the shooting death of a man in a nightclub in 2013.Michael Elize Rivers, 38, is charged with shooting 47-year-old Darin Leonard Manigo. Manigo was killed outside of Sharon's Lounge on Montgomery Street. Rivers, who has been convicted of three felonies in the past, was arrested Thursday night. More>>

    GSU Friends, Educators Remember Crash Victims Video included

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    Family, students and educators are mourning the loss of five students in deadly Wednesday crash
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    Jasper County crash kills two, leaves three in critical condition

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    The Ridgeland Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that happened on I-95 at mile marker 22 south bound on Thursday afternoon. There were four vehicles that collided, causing two deaths. Four others were injured, and three are in critical condition. Two people are dead and 3 are in critical condition at Savannah Memorial Medical Center as a result of a 4 vehicle collision on I-95 at the 22 mile marker south bound. The collision occurred around 4:30 on Thursday afternoon.Alma Jo Co... More>>

    A strange twist to a traffic tie up on I-95 this morning.

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    A good Samaritan made what he believed to be a life-saving leap from the Savannah River bridge on I-95 Friday morning. Shawn Workman of Kentucky says another car forced his car into the barrier on the I-95 bridge over the Savannah River. A passerby stopped to help -- but when an oncoming car did not slow down and the good Samaratan had to jump off the bridge to avoid being hit. He was treated by rescue crews on the riverbank--- after the nearly sixty feet leap. Workman says his wife and t... More>>

    Georgia University Cancels Classes In Flap Over Flag Protest

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    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.Valdosta State University posted a message on its website saying Friday classes were canceled "in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff." A large rally in support of the American flag is planned outside the campus Friday afternoon.WALB-TV reports th... More>>

    Services Scheduled For Young Crash Victims

    A memorial service scheduled for Georgia Southern University student killed in I-16 crash Wednesday.Visitation will be held for twenty-one year Abbie Deloach of Savannah at the Savannah Christian Church on Al Henderson Boulevard Saturday morning at 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow. The family will then hold a private interment.Deloach is among the five GSU students who died in the crash. The others are Emily Clark of Powder Springs, Morgan Bass of Leesburg, Catherine McKay Pittman of Alp... More>>

    SCMPD: Arrests Made in Car Break-ins

    In less than 24 hours, Southside Precinct patrols officers of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department arrested five suspects for breaking into cars in two separate incidents on Sunday. The first happened at 3:53 a.m. at an apartment complex on the 12000 block of Largo Drive. Southside Precinct officers responded to reports of two suspects breaking into two cars. Officers were given descriptions of the suspects, who had left the scene to attend a party in the apartment complex. The sus... More>>

    BREAKING: SCMPD merger deal announced

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    The County Manager announced in the commission meeting that an agreement has been reached in the SCMPD police merger. The manager said the details of the deal will be released next Thursday. Stay with News 3, we'll have much more on this developing story. More>>

    Man Forced To Jump From Bridge into Savannah River Off I-95

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    TRAFFIC: Traffic down to one lane on both NB and SB lanes of I-95 on the GA/SC state line. Some non life-threatening injuries sustained. No fatalities. A man and his family from Pikeville, Kentucky were driving in passing lane when another car pushed them into the guard-rail and cleared the bridge. A Good Samaritan driving from Pennsylvania pulled over to help and direct traffic. One car wouldn't slow down and the Good Samaritan jumped off the bridge to avoid being hit. His injuries are unk... More>>

    Lynch Confirmed As Attorney General

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    (NBC News) Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement post.The vote came after an unusually long confirmation delay that was fraught with partisan bickering.Lynch was nominated by President Obama back in November to succeed Eric Holder and testified before her confirmation hearing in January.The final vote was 56-43.The 55-year-old Lynch faced strong Republican objections to her sup... More>>

    Taxes Could Rise for Beaufort County

    It looks like taxes in beaufort county could be going up. Beaufort County Council Chairman, PaulSommerville tellsNEWS 3a combination of things could cause your taxes to go up.First, the county has to pay an additional$2.5 million for employee health insurance, and then they are also giving county employees cost of living increases. Something they haven't done in about fiveyears. All of that equates to about a5% increase in property taxes. That means if you own a house valued at $220,000 yo... More>>

    U.S. Drone Strike Accidentally Kills American Hostage

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    (NBC News) An American aid worker being held in Afghanistan has been killed during a U.S. drone strike targeting his al Qaeda captors.The White House announced Thursday that Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker, was accidentally killed, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto."As a husband and as a father, I cannot begin to imagine the anguish the Weinstein and Lo Porto families are enduring today," President Obama said. "I know there is nothing I could ever say to ease their hea... More>>

    PHOTOS: Thousands Mourn Loss of GSU Nursing Students at Vigil

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    Thousands mourn the loss of GSU nursing students at vigil on campus. More>>

    Thousands Mourn the Loss of GSU Students at Vigil Video included

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    A university and community are mourning the loss of five nursing students attending Georgia Southern.On Thursday evening, the school held a vigil in their memory and thousands of people packed into the Sweetheart Circle.Friends and loved ones of each of the young women who passed away spoke on their behalf - and there was hardly a dry eye in the audience."Sweet students, good students, they're a loss to all of us so our hearts go out to the families," said Linda Thompson, one of their former ... More>>

    “The Blunt Truth” Conference Aims to Counter Marijuana Momentum

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    A three-day conference in Columbia called “The Blunt Truth SC” aims to educate South Carolinians about marijuana, as more states are legalizing it. It's looking at medical marijuana, recreational use, decriminalization, impact on youth, businesses, and law enforcement. Ben Cort, a recovering marijuana addict who now works at the University of Colorado Hospital, told participants Thursday what Colorado is like now that marijuana has been legalized. "One of the great misconceptions is that this... More>>

    Hilton Head congregation celebrates 67 years of Israeli independence

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    A Hilton Head Island and Bluffton congregation gathered on Thursday night for the 67th anniversary of Israeli independence. The crowd honored and remembered those who lost their lives, some 23,000, in the Israeli Defensive Forces and as victims of terrorism, then celebrated the independent state at Congregation Beth Yam in songs and poems in Hebrew and English. “It's for the next generation, that they understand that it was a very difficult, hard fought battle,” said Judith Shatz.“The foundin... More>>

    Truck Company Involved in GSU Crash Cited Numerous Times

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    There has been more learned about the Mississippi trucking company involved in the crash. According to the Federal Department of Transportation that company, Total Transportation, has been involved in 85 crashes in two years. Roughly 25 percent of its inspections found some kind of violation. More>>

    More information of nursing students who lost their lives in I16 accident

    Information and tributes to GSU accident victims

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    News 3 is learning more about the victims of the Georgia Southern nursing students who lost their lives in a multi-vehicle accident Thursday. 21-year-old Abbie Deloach was from Savannah and a graduate of Savannah Christian. She was a junior at GSU in the nursing program along with the rest of the students in the accident. 20-year-old Morgan Bass was from Leesburg, Georgia and a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. 21-year-old Caitlyn Baggett of Millen Georgia was a Honor Graduate of Eman... More>>

    NEWS 3 Investigates: Hilton Head homicide followed string of domestic violence

    Nick Evangelista is booked in the Beaufort County Detention Center. Nick Evangelista is booked in the Beaufort County Detention Center.
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    NEWS 3 is learning more about the events leading up to a Lowcountry woman's death in September. Hilton Head Island neighbors were in shock at the Palmetto Dunes scene, when 55-year-old Rebecca Melton was found dead in her Queen's Folly Road condo. That same day, her live-in boyfriend went missing. Not long after, deputies in Florida arrested boyfriend Nick Evangelista, when they found him driving Melton's jeep. They say Evangelista confessed to killing her. As NEWS 3 investigates, Beaufort Co... More>>

    Crash could take months to investigate

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    Georgia authorities say it could take months before they decide whether to file criminal charges in an interstate crash that killed five nursing students. The chain-reaction collision on Interstate 16 early Wednesday involved six different vehicles. The Georgia State Patrol says it began with a tractor-trailer that failed to slow down and crashed into stop-and-go traffic that had backed up because of an earlier, unrelated wreck. Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease, commander of the State Patrol Post... More>>

    Gov. Deal signs order to fly flags at half staff for crash victims

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    Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is ordering flags at all Government buildings be flown at half staff in honor of the victims of the accident on I16 Wednesday. Many flags in Statesboro and the surrounding areas were flying at half staff on Thursday. Deal's order reads, "The people of Georgia share the grief of the families and friends of those who were injured or killed, and we pray for their comfort and healing in the days to come." Read the order here. More>>

    Chickenpox On SCAD Campus

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    SSU K-9 Officer Awarded Protective Vest

    A K-9 Officer has been awarded a bullet and stab proofvest thanks to a donation from a non profit organization. Officer Baston, a male German shepherd. More>>

    Our Hometown: Savannah Walk Set to Bring Awareness to Lupus

    At least five million people worldwide, have been diagnosed with a form of Lupus.

    Tonya Crawford was diagnosed 2 years ago.

    She's asking you to join her in her effort to take Lupus from a whisper to a shout by participating in what she's calling the Savannah Walk it out Party for Lupus.
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    Rental Scam Investigation in Savannah

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    The rental industry is big business in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. Where there is a sea of money, prospective renters should beware of the scammers trolling those waters. In a personal search for a rental home, News 3's Martin Staunton came across an alleged Craigslist scam. That started a weeks-long investigation, speaking directly with the targeted victim and the man accused of running the scam. The home in question is a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Daffin Heights in Savannah. R... More>>

    Voting for Loretta Lynch as Next Attorney General to Move Forward

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    (NBC News) Loretta Lynch has been waiting 56 days - longer than the last seven nominees combined. Today, it looks like the woman President Obama has chosen for Attorney General, may finally get a vote. Abortion funding that was buried in a bill on human trafficking, set off a huge fight between Democrats and Republicans that has finally been resolved.The vote approving a human sex trafficking bill clears the way for Loretta Lynch's confirmation.For More: http://nbcnews.to/1OJZ2hP More>>

    Vietnam Veteran Searching for Giver of Anonymous Thank You Note

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    (WPTV) A Vietnam veteran is looking to thank the person who anonymously made his day. Richard Smith says a note of gratitude from a complete stranger is the greatest thanks he has ever been given.With a Vietnam veteran license plate and bumper sticker, the back of Smith's car prompts some attention."People have noticed it and they say thank you," he said, "But never has anybody ever taken the time to write like this."The note was left in his driver's door handle Sunday when he briefly parked ... More>>

    Feds to Investigate Baltimore Police in Freddie Gray's Death

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    (NBC News) The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will conduct its own investigation into how Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in Baltimore police custody.On Monday police released a timeline of the arrest.Gray was taken into custody around 8:40 a.m., seen in cell phone video provided by his family's attorney.Sometime between the arrest and an hour later when paramedics were called, Gray's spine was nearly severed. The 25-year-old succumbed to those injuries on Sund... More>>

    8 Warships in Region of Yemen Civil War Unfolding

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    This morning we're watching a developing situation in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen.Iranian cargo ships are getting closer to Yemen where there's a war going on between rebels and the government. Now, U.S. warships have moved into the area.The U.S. has eight warships in the region. The Obama Administration says they're not there to stop the Iranians. For now, they're watching. A U.S. aircraft carrier is hovering in the waters off Yemen this morning - not far from as seven Iranian car... More>>

    9 Arrests Made in Kentucky Bourbon Heist

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    (WAVE) Kentucky authorities have made nine arrests in a highly-publicized bourbon heist that resulted in the loss of 65 cases of coveted "Pappy Van Winkle".Eight men and a woman are accused of theft in an indictment that alleges they were engaged in organized crime, a conspiracy to steal and sell bourbon and to sell steroids, dating to 2008."This all came together through softball," Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said. "Why would that not shock you, right?Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger, 45, a ... More>>

    Sarah Jones Internship Founded

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    Warner Brothers Television will give aspiring filmmakers an internship to honor the memory of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed by a train last year during the filming of "Midnight Rider."The Sarah Jones opportunity will award Georgia-based filmmakers with a paid internship and camera training in Atlanta.Her death in February 2014 while the "Midnight Rider" crew was shooting on a train trestle, has sparked an industry-wide call for on set safety.The application process for the Sarah Jo... More>>

    Georgia Southern University mourns loss of 5 students in tragic accident

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     Georgia Southern University came together to mourn the loss of 5 nursing students on Wednesday. They were killed in an car accident on I-16 in Bryan County.

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    Lake George Fire Captain Suffers Heart Attack, Dies in Crash

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    A captain with the Lake George Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department died in an accident Wednesday afternoon.According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper More>>

    Governor Deal Sets Date to Sign Ava’s Law

    Autism bill brings hope to thousands of Georgia kids.
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    Upstate Transgender Teen Settles Lawsuit Against DMV Video included

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    A transgender group settled its federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a transgender teen to retake her driver's license photo. More>>

    Child Abuse Advocates Take to Church Steps to Send a Message Video included

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    SNAP advocates calling for Bishop Hartmayer to open up the church records to help police and potential victims
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    Major CNT Bust Targets Meth Selling Gang Operating Across The State

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    A major gang selling Meth throughout the state of Georgia – largely organized from prison. It's an organization the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team has been working to take down for more than a year and a half.
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    Effingham Co. Commissioners say "No" to Pipeline Survey Video included

    Effingham County Commissioners vote not to let a Houston company survey county property for a proposed pipeline, at least for now.
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    Hazlehurst's Deanna Johnson Heads Home Tonight Video included

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    Hazlehurst's Deanna Johnson is scheduled to fly home Wednesday evening roughly 24 hours after being voted off NBC's The Voice.
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    “Keep Savannah Clean” campaign

    City of Savannah has joined with Parker's and other local sponsors to launch the first comprehensive citywide public-private collaboration to fight litter in the community. The campaign's goal is to curb littering in Savannah by 50 percent over the next year through a strategic education and social media outreach initiative. “Did you know that last year, U.S. taxpayers spent nearly $11 billion cleaning up litter across the country?” said Greg Parker, CEO and President of The Parker's Compa... More>>

    Naval Hospital Beaufort Hosts Therapy Dog Program

    As recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (MCRD PI) anxiously sit waiting for the next round of medical in-processing procedures, they are greeted by a team of four-legged fuzzy friends longing for a soft pet on the head. The initial meeting is met with slight hesitation from recruits but soon they begin gathering around, smiling and sharing stories of their pets back home. The therapy dogs are affiliated with the Red Cross volunteers at Naval Hospital Beaufort (NHB). Along wit... More>>

    CCSO: K-9 Criminal Interdiction Unit Destroys 200 Lbs of Drugs

    Over the past year the Chatham County Sheriff's Office K-9 Criminal Interdiction Unit has intercepted more than 200 pounds of marijuana from the streets in Chatham County. The Sheriff's Office tells News 3 that's a street value of more than a million dollars. The unit is comprised of five deputies and their K-9s. All of the drugs seized over the past year will be destroyed today. In addition, deputies have also seized currency in association with these investigations, which are currently pend... More>>

    Bluffton Firefighters Conduct Real-life Training

    It may look like an emergency but its just real-life training conducted by the Bluffton Township Fire Department. Thanks to a donated house, they get towork ona type of training they rarely get to do. "Anytime we go to training, whether we go to Hilton Head, or the Marine Corps Aor Station, or Parris Island, its a training facility, the guys start to learn the layout. There's only so many places we can hide rescue mannequins, There's only so many places we can do fire. So when they come to a ... More>>

    Frugal Ways to Support Earth Day

    Tomorrow marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  It's the perfect day to look at ways you can help improve our planet, and it doesn't have to cost you a lot of money. More>>

    Our Hometown: CJA & ASU Hosts FREE Jazz Concert Featuring Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits

    The Coastal Jazz Association (CJA) and Armstrong State University (ASU) are teaming up to offer a free jazz concert, featuring internationally renowned soloist and saxophonist Ralph M. Jones.
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    Study Finds No Autism Link to Vaccines

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    (NBC News) In the late 1990s a British researcher published a paper linking autism to the measles, mumps and rubella or "MMR" vaccine.That paper was later found to be fraudulent; the researcher was discredited and stripped of his medical license.Still, the frightening idea stuck in parents' heads and many still worry, despite more than a dozen other studies debunking any link between autism and vaccines.Now another major study has found the vaccine doesn't trigger autism."There is no increase... More>>

    Baby Great Horned Owl Rescued

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    (KTTC) The Luhmann family of Oronoco, Minnestoa just got a bit bigger. It's not another dog. Instead Abe Luhmann is the proud co-parent of a baby great horned owl that fell out of a tree in his backyard."I'm kind of geeked out right now. I talked to the raptor center at the U of M. They gave me some pointers on what to look for, and said it would be a good idea to build a nest, so you go to Google, you find an owl nest, and you get an owl nest," said Luhmann.Abe isn't the only one hovering ov... More>>

    U.S. Warships Join International Blockade Off the Coast of Yemen

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    (NBC News) With Yemen descending into civil war between rebels and the government, President Obama ordered the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and guided missile destroyer Normandy to join an international blockade.The American warships are steaming toward the coast of Yemen in an effort to keep shipping lanes open and support U.S. allies amidst a developing civil war in Yemen.The goal is preventing Iranian arms shipments, but the White House, still trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with... More>>

    Protestors Dominate DOT Meeting About Palmetto Pipeline Video included

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    More than 500 people came to have their say about the billion dollar project which affects 12 Georgia counties
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    Ava’s Law Impact: Victory for Children with Autism Video included

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    Georgia will soon become the 41st state to mandate insurance for children with Autism. More>>

    "Wheel Watcher" Wins $10,000 for Memorial Children's Hospital

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    An anonymous “Wheel Watcher” helped make a difference for the young patients at Memorial Children's hospital by winning $10,000 for the hospital. It was part of the popular game show's “Secret Santa Sweepstakes” that took gave home viewers a chance to win the same prizes as the show's in-studio contestants. More>>

    SC House, Senate Panels Pass Body Camera Bills

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    Efforts to put body cameras on all police officers in South Carolina moved forward Tuesday as a House subcommittee passed one bill and a full Senate committee passed its own version. The bills would require all state and local law enforcement officers to wear cameras that record their interactions with the public. The bills have picked up momentum after the shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, an unarmed black man who was shot in the back as he ran from a white officer. That of... More>>

    Background on Palmetto Pipeline: Groups Say Questions Need Answering

    Houston-based oil company Kinder Morgan has held several informational meetings prior to the Georgia DOT's public hearing on Tuesday evening.Over that time, however, environmental groups, landowners and even local oil companies have come out against the pipeline. More>>

    Metro Police Show The Power Of Military Style Weapons Sold On Savannah's Streets

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    Powerful weapons - only intended for the military - sold on the streets of Savannah. It was discovered during a police investigation that has led to one arrest, and could soon lead to more. Fifty-four rifles - including fully automatic weapons- were found in a storage unit used by a surplus store near Hunter called “Warriors Gear” - but even more alarming are the nine grenade-style rounds found - ammunition never meant to be in the hands of the public. More>>

    Military grade weapons sold to Savannah felons

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    Savannah Chatham Metro Police's new drug unit, while investigating a Savannah businessman, found military grade weapons and ammunition being sold to felons. While working with the ATF agents, investigators say they recovered 45 rifles, including belt-fed automatic weapons and parts, 11 pistols, various military scopes, and amounts of ammunition. They also say they recovered 158 bullet proof inserts and 19 military vests to carry them. The inserts, called Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPIs) ... More>>

    Search for Bike Thief and Teen Accomplice

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    Downtown Precinct investigators of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department need your help to identify a larceny suspect and teenage accomplice responsible for a bicycle theft. Last month, the bicycle was secured by its owner, outside of Hayman Hall on East Charlton Street. Surveillance footage recorded on the afternoon of April 4, showed a male suspect removing the bike's handle bars to release it from the security chain. During the theft, a teenage look-out stood watch, alerting the ... More>>

    Hey Guys, It's Time to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes"

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    Men and boys are being asked to slip on some high heels and show support for the struggles victims face. The Rape Crisis Center is hosting the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event April 30th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Forsyth Park. More>>

    Man fed up with computer shoots it eight times

    Police said a man fed up with his computer took it into a back alley and fired eight shots into it with a handgun Monday. / Colorado Springs Police Department Police said a man fed up with his computer took it into a back alley and fired eight shots into it with a handgun Monday. / Colorado Springs Police Department
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    KXRM - Police said a man fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months took it into a back alley and fired eight shots into it with a handgun Monday. More>>

    Savannah Woman Sentenced to 1 Year on 5th DUI Arrest

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    Fifteen years after she was arrested for killing two people while driving under the influence, a local woman is behind bars again, arrested for DUI this Christmas Eve. In 2000, Sheila Faye Conley was pulled over by and then fled from a Chatham County Police Officer.As she sped away, she rear ended Daniel and Paulette Strickland's car, pushing it into oncoming traffic, and killing both of them.Just days ago, Conley was stopped for DUI again and the Strickland's daughter spoke exclusively with ... More>>

    Savannah Chatham Stars Competition

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    Local stars shined bright last night in Savannah as the District held it's 4th annual vocal competition. Fifteen contestants- all employees of Savannah Chatham County Public Schools- took the stage at the Historic Savannah Theater vying for a chance to claim the number one position in the spotlight and a $500 cash prize. When the music stopped, it was Deborah Bulloch of West Chatham Middle School, who walked away as this year's champ. Coastal Sunrise Anchor Kim Gusby and E93 Radio Personality... More>>

    Our Hometown: Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Relay for Life

    Here's your chance to put your bean bag skills to the test and it's for a great cause! The Health Services Administration Graduate students of Armstrong State University are putting on a Cornhole tournament to benefit Savannah's Relay for Life. More>>

    Officer: 'I wanted to be absolutely sure before I used deadly force'

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    (WLWT) Officer Jesse Kidder has only been on the New Richmond, Ohio police force for a year, but he did two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine and he's a Purple Heart recipient.Still, he said he's never been confronted the way he was on Thursday."Law enforcement officers all across the nation have to deal with split-second decisions that mean life or death. I wanted to be absolutely sure before I used deadly force," said Kidder.Footage from Kidder's body camera shows when the homicide suspect ... More>>

    Ohio State Player Put Bunny Ears Behind Obama's Head

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    The Ohio State Buckeyes, college football national champions, visited the White House on Monday.During the traditional group photo, Buckeye defensive tackle Michael Bennett put bunny ears behind President Obama's head.The President didn't have a clue what was going on, but it showed real guts by Bennett to hold a straight face while showing off his sense of humor...and to some, humor that was a tad disrespectful.After the shoot, Bennett reportedly tweeted, "Did the bunny ears show up on tv or... More>>

    Caged Puppies Strapped to Roof of Van on Highway

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    (WKYC) Police in Akron, Ohio pulled over a van Friday on Interstate 76 after getting multiple calls of caged puppies strapped to the roof.Police rescued the four puppies halfway through a Mennonite family's 300-mile trip from Ashland County to Pennsylvania."They've been traveling a long way already and had a long way to go and they had no idea what they were doing was wrong," said Sergeant Kris Beitzel. "I did ask him why the dogs were not in the car and he said he had far more important thin... More>>

    Boston Bomber Sentencing Phase Begins

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    Today the second and more difficult phase of the Boston Marathon bombing trial begins.The Justice Department is going for the death penalty against 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but not all the families involved want to see him die.The defense argues Tsarnaev's brother was the mastermind and that he was just following orders. However, prosecutors say he was an equal partner and deserves ultimate punishment.The jury that found Tsarnaev guilty must now decide whether he lives or dies.The paren... More>>

    Bill Could Mean Major Cuts for Beaufort

    The city of Beaufort could lose more than $3 million in revenue if a new bill goes through the state legislature. House bill H3490 which would limit the amount of money that cities and towns can collect on business license fees to just $100. Officials say this would devastate their budget. "For our town it could impact us up to $3 million, and that would mean cuts across the board," says City Manager, Bill Prokop. And we aren't just talking small cuts either, Prokop says everything is on the... More>>

    Migos Arrests

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    Two of three members of the Atlanta rap group "Migos" have been granted bond following their arrests in Bulloch County Saturday Night.The group and their entourage showed up at Georgia Southern for the "Spring Bling" concert, but were arrested after authorities say guns and drugs were found in their vans.Only 24-year-old Quavious Marshall and 20-year-old Kirschnick Ball were granted bond.The third member, 23-year-old Kiari Cephus is still behind bars.In all, 15 people were arrested. More>>

    Chatham County Same Sex Partner Benefits Postponed

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    Chatham county employees hoping to include their partners on health benefit plans will have to wait.In February, the commission passed the personnel change by a four to three vote.County attorney John Hart says they needed a five vote majority to make the change official.Now they've decided to postpone passing the ordinance awaiting the Supreme Coutry to rule on same sex marriage. The decision isn't sitting well with some gay rights groups. More>>

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified in Mitchell Street Shooting

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    Police responded to a report of a shooting Wednesday afternoon on Mitchell Street. News 3 has a crew on the way and they've spotted a helicopter in the air near by. We're working to gather more details and will bring you the latest on First News at 5pm and here on wsav.com. More>>

    Bill Would Ban Sale of Unsafe Used Tires in SC

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    South Carolina would ban the sale of unsafe used tires under a bill scheduled to come up for a vote in a House committee Tuesday. The bill defines “unsafe” and imposes a fine of up to $500 for every violation. Sponsor Rep. Gary Simrill, R-Rock Hill, says he knows a lot of people can't afford new tires and thinks used ones are a viable option, but he's disturbed that there are no regulations in place to try to ensure that the used tires you may buy are safe. And it's something that may affect ... More>>

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Recalled

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    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement Monday night that the company "can't say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to the manufacturing line.The company last month issued its first recall after ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was linked to three deaths at a Kansas hospital. Five oth... More>>

    Visit Savannah Trying to Stay Ahead of the Competition Video included

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    Tourism in Savannah is vital to our economic success -- but are we doing enough to stay competitive?Unfortunately, the answer isn't a cut and dry yes or no.A new survey called a "Tourism Features Study" is showing how we measure up to places like Charleston and Saint Augustine. While for the most part, Savannah is doing well, there are definitely some big areas tourism authorities say need to be improve upon - like the use of technology."Savannah's very walkable which is one of the things tha... More>>

    UPDATE: Jasper schools investigated on complaints of disciplining special needs students

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    After allegations of mistreating special needs students in Jasper County schools, an investigation orders the school district change its discipline procedures.It all started when a parent told News Three her son was wrongly expelled, and received no out of school service required. The district's Special Services director says there were three individual complaints filed, and a class action lawsuit saying the students were treated wrongly. Director Meredith Cooler says there were areas found d... More>>

    Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show

    Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show. More>>

    GSU responds to 2015 Spring Bling and arrest of Migos

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    Georgia Southern Officials responded to the arrest of rap group Migos during their 2015 Spring Bling celebration. "Georgia Southern University hosted the group, Migos this past Saturday evening as part of Spring Bling 2015. These concerts, funded through student fees, have been a tradition for several years.The entertainment for the Spring concert is chosen by the student body. The University Programming Board, a student-led organization presents several options and students are asked to vote... More>>

    Tybee Officials hope to end Orange Crush

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    Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman as well as members of the City Council released the following statement last week:"'The City of Tybee Island would like to thank the officers from our own Police Department and from all of our law enforcement partner agencies for their dedication to protecting our community during this past weekend. The willingness to risk their personal safety for the sake of others is worthy of our sincerest appreciation. We also would like to commend our volunteer fire f... More>>

    County Puts Approval of Benefits for Partners of Employees on Hold

    What seemed like a done deal giving health benefits to the life partners of county workers now is in limbo. Chatham County leaders say they won't rule on the subject until the Supreme Court makes a decision on a national issue according to commission information officer Pete Nichols. More>>

    Bobbi Kristina's Condition In Question

    Conflicting reports about the condition of Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Christina.Her father, Bobby Brown, told concert-goers in Dallas Saturday that his daughter is "awake" and "watching" him.But a source close to the family tells CNN that Bobbi Kristina has yet to wake up. The 22-year-old was discovered face down in a bathtub in her Atlanta home in January. She was put in a medically-induced coma and placed in a long-term care facility. More>>

    Local Ice Cream Shop Announces Creative Writing Winners

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     Leopold's Ice Cream and the Live Oak Public Libraries recently asked Savannah Chatham County students to submit poems celebrating the rivers of Savannah and the results were amazing. One hundred ninety poems, 12 winners and a lot of Savannah Pride! More>>

    Groundbreaking for new Savannah Veterans Clinic, Improved Service Promised

    Groundbreaking for new Savannah Veterans Clinic, Improved Service Promised

    City and state leaders broke ground this morning on a new outpatient clinic for the Veterans Affairs Administration. More>>

    Teens Arrested After Drive By Shooting In Beaufort

    Two Beaufort teenagers are behind bars charged with attempted murder after a drive by shooting.It happened on April 16th at a home on the 1600 block of Washington Street in Beaufort.People were in the home at the time but no one was injured.Investigators say shots were fired from a car occupied by 16 year old Neils Christensen, 17 year oldPayton Stuberg and 20 year old Louis Streater. Stuberg and Christensen were arrested, Beaufort police are still looking for Streater. Anyone with informatio... More>>

    Maryland Woman Spreading Awareness of Pet Therapy

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    (WBAL) When Jenny Pfieffer shows up anywhere with her therapy pets, it's a real head turner. She has a miniature horse, a yearling named Gypsy, and her dog, Summit, which is bigger than the horse."It's like a mentor-mentee relationship, so they go everywhere together," Pfieffer said.Summit is an 8-year-old Great Dane and at Citizens Care Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland he's teaching Gypsy the ropes. Gypsy is a therapy horse in training. Pfieffer and her animals visit with residents at the ... More>>

    Lynch as Attorney General Getting Closer

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    (NBC) The nation could be closer to getting a new Attorney General this week. The Loretta Lynch nomination has been held up for months. Some Democrats insist this is about race. Lynch is black. Others say it's just politics. "This has gone too far. Enough....enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote," said President Barack Obama.Five Republicans support her - enough to make it happen, but nearly two months after the judiciary committee approved her, there's been no vote. Republicans want Democrat... More>>

    Members Of Migos Rap Group Arrested At Georgia Southern

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    A concert at Hanner Field House on campus at Georgia Southern was stopped Saturday night and the performers arrested.
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    Cliff Rescue Good Samaritan Shares Story

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    KHQ) The Good Samaritan who pulled a driver from an SUV dangling off a Lewiston, Idaho cliff has been identified.Images of Jason Warnock risking his life to save the driver went viral almost immediately, but he left the scene before anyone could identify him.Police later tracked him down.Warnock says he's "just a regular dude" who knew he had to help when he saw debris on the side of the road, and followed the trail to the SUV dangling from the cliff, held in place by a chain link fence.Read ... More>>

    Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary Rescues Hundreds of Chicks from Mail Shipment

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    (WXIA) It's Noah's Ark to the rescue, again.This time, the animals that Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, Georgia rescued were hundreds of chicks, each less than a week old.Allison Hedgecoth of Noah's Ark said the chicks had been mailed, but never reached the intended recipients. Hundreds of other chicks in the shipment died, apparently in transit."A life is a life, no matter how small it is," Hedgecoth said.Hedgecoth said about 300 chicks, and some ducklings, arrived at Noah's Ark... More>>

    Gas Prices on the Rise

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    The most expensive oil of the year has triggered price increases at the gas pump, and AAA predicts prices could continue to climb this week.The average price of gas in Georgia right now is $2.33It's a lot less then a year ago when the price was coming in at $3.65, but it is more than a week ago - an average of $2.24.The primary factor driving the jump in price are tensions in the Middle East. More>>

    RBC Heritage Ends

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    Jim Furyk birdied the second playoff hole to win the RBC Heritage tournament this weekend. Furyk's win ended his 5-year victory drought on the PGA Tour.He finished tied with Kevin Kisner at 18 under par after firing an 8 under 63. Kisner posted at 64.The 47th annual week-long event brought crowds of spectators to the island, along with a few changes for the guests. Spectator parking was moved to the opposite end of Hilton Head Island, on the north end with parking lots at Honey Horn and a shu... More>>

    UPDATE: Video Alleged To Show Moment Gunfire Disrupted Orange Crush Party

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    A party on Tybee Beach known as Orange Crush took a violent turn Saturday. Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman confirms several shots were fired. One person was hit in the arm and transported to the hospital for treatment.  More>>

    Two Bodies Found In Home Near Armstrong

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    Two bodies have been found in a home on Sunnybrook Road near Armstrong State University. At this time, no information has been released on the identities of the deceased, the possible cause of death or how long the bodies may have been there. Metro Police are investigating. News 3 has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest as the story develops. More>>

    Local Woman Who Served in the Tuskegee Airman Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

    Tt took more than seventy years for the Tuskeegee airmen to be recognized for their service during World War II. Today family, military, and one Senator took time to honor a local woman who broke barriers joining the all African American air corps back in 1943 More>>

    Metro Police Need Help Finding Man Suspected in March Attack

    Detectives are seeking help from the public in locating a Savannah man charged with the attack of a woman at her apartment on March 21.Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have taken warrants charging John Clearance Hill IV, 29, with aggravated assault and false imprisonment. More>>

    After long shuttle waits, parking 'tweaking' set for next year's RBC Heritage

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    The final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island wrapped-up Sunday afternoon, as Jim Furyk was named champion. The 47th annual week-long event brought crowds of spectators to the island, and also a few changes for those guests.This year, spectator parking moved to the opposite end of the island, to the north end, with parking lots at Honey Horn and a shuttle service. Some guests hope for another change next year, after being held-up with over an hour-long wait to be s... More>>

    Tybee Beaches Relatively Clean Post-Orange Crush

    In the past, locals have bemoaned the weekend of Orange Crush due to the heavy litter and trash left behind by beach partiers. This is year, however, News 3's Courtney Cole arrived to what was a pretty debris-free beach Sunday morning. More>>

    Veteran Disrupts Protest Using American Flag At Valdosta State

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    Controversy involving the flag at Valdosta State University. The Valdosta Daily Times is reporting a military veteran was detained but not charged by Valdosta State University police after she approached a group of protesters on campus and took a flag that they were walking on.
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    Pipeline Push Back Group Holds Rally During Earth Day Festival

    Using the backdrop of the Savannah Earth Day festival protesters rallied against the controversial palmetto pipeline today.This large protest comes just before an official DOT public meeting on the project. More>>

    BCSO asks for help identifying car break-in suspect

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    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify an unknown suspect who they says broke into a parked, locked vehicle atGochnauer Mechanical located at 256 Hunter Road.The suspect broke out a window, unlocked doors, and stole tool bags valued at $500.The break-in happened on April 4, 2015, just after 8 p.m. You are asked to contact L/Cpl Doyle at (843)255-3310 and reference case #15S59344 if you have any information. More>>

    #PlaidNation Day embraces fans, social media at RBC Heritage tournament

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    Golf fans welcomed players to a different kind of tournament atmosphere at Harbour Town for the RBC Heritage Tournament."We say that it is the biggest party on the PGA Tour," Social Media Director Jon Alhart said.The Heritage is known for fun, an element unique to some golf tournaments. Fans can even bring their cell phones for their social media fix, or just for a charge, at the Plaid Nation station. Saturday was Plaid Nation Day."Plaid Nation is a place where people want to have a good time... More>>

    Thousands Participate in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Run

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    Saturday morning thousands of feet hit York Street in Savannah for the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure.”
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    Tybee Mayor Releases Statement Regarding Orange Crush

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    Orange Crush has brought crowds to Tybee Island for the weekend. Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman put out a statement Saturday morning on activity overnight. The mayor said Tybee Police and partner law enforcement agencies are ramping up their efforts and will maintain a very heavy presence on and around Tybee throughout the day and into the evening.Friday night, there were 17 arrests made on various gun and drug-related charges. Friday afternoon, an incident occurred involving gun shots between ... More>>

    Students Opting Out Of Common Core Testing

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    ATLANTA (AP) - Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This opt-out movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. Some superintendents in New York are reporting that 60 percent or even 70 percent of their students are refusing to sit for the exams. Some lawmakers, sensing a tipping point, are backing the parents and teachers who com... More>>

    Governor Expected to Sign Ava's Law in Coming Weeks

    Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill before month's end making Georgia the 41st state to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism. More>>

    Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient

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    A bill aimed at helping South Carolinians who have disabilities be more self-sufficient is now moving through the South Carolina House. The ABLE Act, which stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience, would allow people with disabilities to set up tax-deferred savings accounts to use for housing, transportation, job training, and other needs. Right now, if they have more than $2,000 in assets they lose their government benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. Roy Williams' 1... More>>

    Tybee Vacation Rentals Looking to Hire Dozens

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    The Georgia Department of Labor will help Tybee Vacation Rentals recruit about 70 new workers.The recruitment fair is Wednesday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road. The company is hiring for a number of positions. Jobs are available for a guest services manager with at least two years experience. The salary range is $34,000-$37,000 annually. Also jobs are available for a reservation sales supervisor and reservation sales agents with college b... More>>

    Wind Energy Worries on Skidaway Island Video included

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    Using and creating clean energy is a hot topic in the US today, with many of us trying to find the most effective option.Solar is one choice in our area, but now, Georgia Power is testing another. They're trying to see if wind turbines are a viable option here in the Coastal Empire, so this summer they're doing a test run on Skidaway Island.Some people worry they'll cause a disturbance though; not only to people around them, but also to the animals living in that environment."We are generally... More>>

    Orange Crush Comes to Tybee Island Beach

    This weekend Tybee beach will be packed with Orange Crush festival-goers.The annual event brings hundreds of college students to the island.In past years the gathering has been surrounded by controversy because of accusation of littering and rowdy behavior. But the last two years, the festival has been problem free. More>>

    Council passes resolution against controversial Lobeco gun range

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    A Lowcountry gun range is shot down by the Beaufort County Council. The County purchased the land in the Lobeco area under its Rural Critical Lands Preservation program, and considered putting a gun range there. However, after some neighbors protested the range, a resolution is passed against the idea. While some neighbors call the resolution a victory, one councilman calls the resolution a bad precedent. Neighbors like Sam Tims hope to keep the vacant land near his backyard undisturbed. "A s... More>>

    WSAV Crime Tracker: 2015 Shootings On The Rise

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    The number of shootings in Savannah has taken a big jump over last year - leading Metro Police and city leaders to make repeated pleas to the public to help them stop the violence.
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    Teen mom pleads guilty in baby's death

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    19-year-old Summer Shelley of Bloomingdale was sentenced to 15 years in prison with 10 to serve in the death of her 5-month-old baby. Investigators found that Shelley was high on drugs when she fell asleep with the baby for an extended period of time and then failed to call for help when the baby stopped breathing. She was arrested back in June. Shelley pleaded guilty under first offender to several charges including cruelty to children in the first degree and making false statements. More>>

    Scary moments when gorilla gets upset with onlookers

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    OMAHA (KHOA) - A family learned the scary way that it's not a good idea to taunt animals at the zoo, even if they are behind a thick plate of glass.The Daily Mail reports the family was visiting Omaha's Henry Doorley Zoo when a gorilla charged at them, cracking the glass and sending the surprised family running.Just seconds before the gorilla acted out, a young girl could be seen beating her chest in an attempt to get the gorilla's attention. More>>

    Statesboro High School student arrested for sexually exploiting a minor

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    Statesboro Police arrested a high school student for using Facebook to sexually exploit a minor. Investigators say Jeremiah Campbell made a fake Facebook account and used it to pose as a female. Police say Campbell was trying to solicit inappropriate photos from a 16-year-old male. The victim contacted law enforcement and the case has been under investigation since last December. Campbell is charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children, one count of Electronically Furnishing Obs... More>>

    Woman discovers her co-worker is her birth mother

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    Last month, the Ohio Department of Health released birth records for those born between Jan. 1, 1964 and Sept. 18, 1996.  More>>

    Bull Shark Spotted Swimming Close to Florida Condos

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    (WBBH) Residents of a Bonita Beach, Florida condominium unit are on edge after sharks were spotted swimming within feet of their property.An 8-to-9 foot bull shark has been swimming very close to the condos that line Hickory Boulevard. Residents say it's not the first time.Neighbors say people are chumming, throwing bait into the water, which is causing the sharks to return. They are asking the city to get involved and prohibit fishing as well as designate the area as a swimming-only area. Re... More>>

    Ben & Jerry's teams up for ice cream-flavored beer

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    Colorado's New Belgium Brewery and the folks at Ben Jerry's are teaming up on a beer inspired by ice cream -- salted caramel brownie ice cream. More>>

    Effingham County Landowner: No Palmetto Pipeline

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    A local landowner is "fighting back" against a proposal to build a petroleum and natural gas pipeline that would cut through part of his property. Kinder Morgan of Houston wants to build a 360-mile pipeline stretching from South Carolina to Florida.210 miles would run through 12 counties in Georgia.The biggest chunk of that - 39 miles - would run through Effingham county.If approved, Morgan could take land for the right of way, which deosn't sit well with one Effingham county landowner. More>>

    Savannah Kiss-A-Pig Fundraising Events

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    The fight to pucker-up to a pig is heating up as the American Diabetes Association reaches the half-way point in one of it's biggest fundraising drives of the year. The 23rd annual Kiss A Pig competition features community leaders from across southeast Georgia competing to raise money and awareness about diabetes. The pig is honored in this event because it's the original source of insulin. Our Martin Staunton is teaming up with Eat It and Like It Host and WSAV Weekend Sports Anchor, Jesse ... More>>

    Heritage Tournament-A Boom For Business

    "It means its the start of the season," said Chris Spargur, of the Skull Creek Boathouse. Over at the Boathouse, staff is seeing the first-hand benefits of the RBC Heritage Tournament. It's helping boost business 25% from last year."This is kind of the official holiday that gets the island going, really stimulates all of the local businesses, and the local economy, so we're really excited. I cant believe its here already," Spargur says. An economic juggernaut, the tournament pumps roughly $90... More>>

    Our Hometown: School District Employees Shine During Singing Competition

    It's time to face the music as 15 local school district faculty and staff members take center stage to show off their skills in a red carpet vocal competition, Monday, April 20 beginning at 7 pm at the Historic Savannah Theater on Bull Street. More>>

    Coastal Sunrise Perfect Pet Picks for April 17, 2015

    There are many furry friends looking for a good home. Today could be the day you find your Perfect Pet.

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    Medical Marijuana Legalized in Georgia

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    Medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia.Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation yesterday allowing patients to use medical marijuana to treat eight medical conditions. As many as 500,000 people could be eligible.It's expected to take up to 60 days for the state to get ready for the new law. More>>

    National Parks Fundraising Idea

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    This weekend kicks off National Parks week.Entrance fees for all 59 national parks are being waved.However, money is a big problem for the Park Service.The Park Service estimates it'll need $11.5 billion to fix maintenance projects that have been neglected for years, but Congress may not foot the entire bill.Most national parks and monuments are free.Congress is looking at a new idea - the "Centennial Challenge" - where the government would match donations from individuals, businesses, and fo... More>>

    City Terminates Giusti Contract

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    People were outraged when they first found out about a former Savannah assistant city attorney making more than $240,000 a year for part-time work.Savannah's city council voted to terminate their contract with Peter Giusti - a contract that sparked heated debate.It originally connects to the building of the Ellis Square parking garage.Even though Giusti had left the city attorney's office, he was still helping with a lawsuit that started back in the early 2000s.In 2013, a memo shows that Gius... More>>

    Beaufort-Jasper Academy School Cuts

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    Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence is facing a lack of funding.As a result, the school will have to cut back on core classes. Math, science, language arts and social studies will no longer be taught at the academy.Parents now worry that the school is not the best for their children's education. More>>

    Journey Drummer Helps Rebuild School Devastated by Fire

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    (KGW) The drummer from the iconic rock band Journey visited Oregon's South Albany High School for an assembly Wednesday and presented the school with a $10,000 check to help rebuild after a fire.Deen Castronovo has voiced his support for South Albany High School ever since a devastating fire on April 1 destroyed the cafeteria, central kitchen, band and choir room, along with instruments and uniforms.Castronovo attended South Salem High School, not far from South Albany High School. When he he... More>>

    Has Pro Baseball Struck Out in Savannah?

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    The Savannah Sand Gnats took the field at Historic Grayson for the first time this season beating the Charleston Riverdogs 8-3. While fans are cheering the start of a new season, the future of professional minor league baseball in Savannah remains uncertain. More>>

    Hikers, Others Might Have to Wear Orange in Deer Season in SC

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    Hikers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, and anyone else who's in a state Wildlife Management Area would have to wear safety orange during deer hunting season, under a bill the South Carolina House has passed. The idea behind the bill is that deer hunters have to wear orange for their protection so anyone else in that area should too. Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, an avid hunter himself, is the sponsor of the bill. "It's something I personally would never do, is be on WMA hunting property duri... More>>

    Holocaust Remembered in Savannah Video included

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