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Woman arrested for false report of hit-and-run in midtown Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - Police have arrested a woman who claimed she was injured by a vehicle in midtown Monday morning. Shortly after 11:00 a.m. Savannah Police responded to 67th Street between Waters Avenue and Sanders Street for a report of a hit-and-run.


Career criminal sent to federal prison for Savannah bank robbery

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Department of Justice says a Savannah man who pleaded guilty to robbing a bank while he was on parole for a previous heist will spend more than 14 years in federal prison.


New full-service restaurant proposed for Savannah's Forsyth Park fort

Silence may soon be replaced by the sounds of silverware and socializing as a local restaurateur looks to bring life back to the vacated cafe space at the publicly owned Forsyth Park fort.


Savannah State Band Director arrested for DUI, obstruction

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - A faculty member at Savannah State University was two weekends ago for driving under the influence along with other charges. Records show Marques Graham, Director of Bands, was arrested early in the morning on Sunday, April 14, for DUI, speeding, open container, expired licens


Savannah police: Southbound lanes of Talmadge Bridge closed due to 'individual in distress'

Savannah police have closed southbound lanes on the Talmadge Bridge coming into Georgia "due to an individual who is in distress," according to their Twitter page. According to the tweet, Traffic Units will be helping to aid vehicular traffic in the area.


Savannah considers local rules for gaming machines

(SAVANNAH) - For the first time, the City of Savannah is considering local regulations for gaming machines. Hundreds of businesses, mainly convenience stores, have the machines but now concerns about bad behavior have some calling for some local oversight, to supplement state-level compliance checks


9-year-old boy struck by car in Savannah

SAVANNAH — Savannah Police are investigating a Victory Drive crash that resulted in injuries to a 9-year-old pedestrian. Police say at about 6:40 p.m. April 20, 9-year-old Joseph Phillips was attempting to walk across Victory Drive near Stevens Street when he was struck by a Hyundai Sonata.


Statewide Hepatitis A outbreak reported in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) after 250 cases of the infection have been identified. The department says the cases date as far back as June 2018. The number of cases identified is nine times higher than the total of 24 infections


Police resolve situation; traffic back open on Talmadge Bridge

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - UPDATE: Savannah Police have safely resolved the situation. Traffic is now back open on the Talmadge Bridge. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Crews still searching for missing Tybee Island swimmer

Tybee Island public safety entities are still searching for a swimmer who went missing off of Tybee Island Sunday evening. A 911 caller told police several swimmers were in trouble on the south end of the Island around 7 p.m. on Sunday, around an hour after Tybee Island Fire Department cleared the s


Grant expands military truck driving training at Savannah Tech

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners and Liberty County Development Authority, working in partnership with Savannah Technical College, have been awarded nearly $60,000 in grant funding through the Defense Community Economic Development Fund to allow expansion of Commercial Truck Driving trainin


Grove Point Rd., King George Blvd. closed after single vehicle wreck causes power outages in Georgetown

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A portion of Grove Point Road at King George Boulevard is closed to traffic after a single-vehicle crash caused some power outages in Georgetown. Chatham County Police say the driver of the car had a medical emergency.


Georgia man gets tiny visitor year after year

A Georgia man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That same hummingbird migrates south every year, but around this time of year--always finds his way back. It's a story that proves--friends--come in all shapes and sizes.


Dogs found in abandoned South Georgia home

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Nearly two dozen dogs are now in need of adoption in South Georgia after they were found in an abandoned home. The Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society rescued the dogs last week. Staff says that, now that it's kitty and puppy season, dogs are being left at the shelter eve


Correction: Arena Management-Challenge story

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 21 about plans in Savannah, Georgia, to hire a management firm for a new city area, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Savannah City Council voted in a closed-door session to delay the hiring. The vote April 11 occurred during a public meeting af


These are some of Georgia's most horrific crimes in recent memory.

Georgia has seen a number of what could be considered "heinous" crimes throughout the years pass through the area's courtrooms. The details in each of the crimes on their own are definitely gut-wrenching, but when taken together, they are simply heartbreaking. Most of these tales could be looked at


Woman set to stand trial in Georgia cold case died 6 months ago, officials say

Prosecutors have learned the woman accused in the 1975 death of her teenage roommate has died, weeks before she was set to stand trial in Middle Georgia. Authorities only recently found out Mary Jane Stewart died six months ago while in hospice care in Texas, according to the Macon Telegraph. She wa


Former Sheriffs’ Youth Homes Resident Speaks About How the Home that the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Raises Money For Changed His Life April 28th

On April 28, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting their 17th Annual Poker Run. All the proceeds from the event will benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, a facility that houses abandoned and neglected children. For many of the home’s young residents, these fundraisers help to mai


Savannah: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

SAVANNAH, GA — When you're looking for some fresh digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting task. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the initial work for you.


9-year-old injured in pedestrian crash on Victory Drive

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit was called in to investigate a crash on Victory Drive on Saturday that resulted in injuries to a 9-year-old pedestrian.