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Savannah Police seek public’s help identifying theft suspect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft that occurred on Feb. 14. Police say around 11:40 p.m., the unidentified suspect entered the Fashion Tree on the 1600 block of East Victory Drive and stole various items. The suspect is descr


Pooler Council approves Chamber of Commerce agreement, charity event

March 2 will be denoted A Walk to Remember Day in Pooler, after a proclamation from Mayor Mike Lamb before Monday’s city council meeting. A Walk to Remember Savannah raises funds to offer scholarships to students who have experienced the loss of a parent or guardian.


Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia. News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in


Realty group has big plans for vacant building in Starland District

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -A vacant building in the Starland District will soon have a makeover. A few other businesses have occupied the space since then but a developer is now trying to use the building for multiple businesses.


Savannah Morning News building evacuated due to HVAC issue

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Morning News on Chatham Parkway was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after occupants complained of smoke streaming from vents in the lobby. Savannah Fire Rescue responded to the building within four minutes of the call, at 3:23 p.m. Crews checked the interior of the buildin


When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.


JCB hosts apprenticeship recruitment fair

JCB North America recently hosted a Manufacturing Skills Apprenticeship recruitment fair in Pooler, which included an information session, STEM activities and one on one question and answer sessions for nearly 130 high school seniors.


Georgia Gov. Kemp's new school bus safety law now in effect

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed his first bill into law. Senate Bill 25 went into effect Monday, February 18th and is geared towards keeping Georgia students safe.


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


New police unit for domestic violence in Savannah.

(SAVANNAH) - The Savannah Police Department is applying a new tactic to stem the rising tide of domestic violence cases, unveiling a new unit dedicated to the problem. Chief Roy Minter announced the Family Violence Unit's creation. The six-member team will work out of police headquarters, using a mo


Savannah Fire puts out shed blaze on Lewden Street

Savannah Fire Rescue extinguished a fire in a shed at 2015 Lewden Street Tuesday afternoon. Savannah Fire Rescue prevented the shed fire at 2015 Lewden St. from spreading to neighboring structures. pic.twitter.com/2TvxTOSSrx.


Former Bryan County commission chair Carlton Gill dies

RICHMOND HILL -- L. Carlton Gill, a prominent Bryan County businessman and an influential political figure who helped shepherd that county through its transition into one of the fastest-growing residential communities in the country, died unexpectedly Monday after a sudden illness. He was 78.


Victim killed in Beaufort crash involving tractor-trailer identified as Savannah teen

A teenager from Savannah died after a work van struck the back of a tractor-trailer early Saturday morning on a highway in Beaufort, officials say. Marvin Alvarado-Gonzalez, 17, died at the scene, Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott said Tuesday morning. Two other people were transported to a h


Savannah mayor says city is 'thriving' but still work to do

A reduced homicide and poverty rate and increased private investment in Savannah are signs the city is heading in the right direction, Mayor Eddie DeLoach announced during his fourth annual State of the City address Tuesday night.


Armed robbery suspect arrested after police chase

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Walmart on Ogeechee Road Monday. According to the Chatham County Police Department (CCPD), officers were called to the store around 2:00 p.m. A woman said she was in the parking lot when a man with a gun approached


Waters Avenue between Victory and 40th closed after two-vehicle crash

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Savannah Police have closed Waters Avenue between Victory Drive and 40th street as they investigate a two-vehicle crash with injuries. Police say the closure is estimated to be an hour at least.


Watch: Anthony Bryant, former corrupt cop who served 10 years, shares his journey to faith in Christ

Former corrupt cop, Anthony Bryant, who served 10 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine, is now sold out for Christ. These days, he teaches ethics and responsibility classes to law enforcement and gives back to his community. His journey to this much better position in life, however, was


2 wanted for questioning in homicide investigation

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTGS) -- Two men are wanted for questioning in a homicide investigation, according to Savannah police. SPD is looking for Tywaun Ware, 28, and Timothy Carswell, 29. Both men have active warrants out for their arrest.


Georgia Power faces class-action suit accusing it of inflating fees

A Fulton County judge has granted class-action status in a long-running lawsuit claiming Georgia Power overcharged customers for more than a decade. The status means the case now covers virtually all of the company’s 2.5 million customers statewide, a swipe with somewhat rare sweep against Georgia’s