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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 police arrest woman for false report in pedestrian-involved crash
Savannah police have charged a woman who claimed she was injured in a pedestrian-involved crash earlier today. About 11:10 a.m., officers responded to East 67th Street and Waters Avenue for a hit and run resulting in an injury to a female. The Traffic Investigation Unit responded to the scene. Upon
National Weather Service assesses damage in Chatham and Jasper counties
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The National Weather Service wrapped up their damage assessment in Chatham and Jasper counties following the Friday storms. The NWS team surveyed ares in northern Chatham County, Hardeeville, and along I-95. They concluded that there were no indications of a tornado.
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.
Marshals take pride in professionalism at RBC Heritage
Don Kassel began his longtime love of golf when he was 16 years old. It continues today as he volunteers as a marshal on the 16th hole at the RBC Heritage. Kassel, who lives in Hardeeville, has worked at No. 16 for the past eight years. This year, he was assigned as one of the hole’s three co-captai
Cheating Scandal Rocks University of South Carolina Business School
An associated dean at the Darla Moore School of Business informed faculty members of a major cheating scandal at the University of South Carolina’s signature campus. According to an email from Janice Breuer Bass, an economics professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, the latest scandal
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 car break-ins prompt police investigation
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Police are searching for a group of suspects after several car break-ins in The Highlands neighborhood. Police say they’re following several leads and working to arrest those responsible for breaking into vehicles between April 18 and April 20.
Judge orders mental review in South Carolina police ambush shooting case
FLORENCE, S.C. - A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. [ALSO READ: Man charged with shooting 7 SC officers blames PTSD, letter says]
Overturned dump truck blocking lanes of Hwy 170 under Hwy 278 overpass in Okatie
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Beaufort County emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on Highway 170 at Highway 278 in Okatie. The crash occurred shortly before 6:30 a.m. An overturned dump truck is blocking lanes on Hwy 170 near the Hwy 278 overpass.
South Carolina received $78.7 million in tobacco settlement funds
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office on Monday announced the state has secured $78,723,031.53 in its share of the annual tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) Payment.
Controversial SC megachurch pastor called to #TheJesusChallenge to ‘live minimally’ for 1 year
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The controversial pastor of a Greenville, SC, megachurch has been challenged to relinquish his worldly possessions in what a fellow pastor calls #TheJesusChallenge.
Savannah considers local rules for gaming machines
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) - 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 complia
South Carolina teachers calling out of work May 1 to march on Statehouse
Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work and protest in Columbia on May 1 demanding higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.
Runaway juveniles located, Beaufort County officials say
ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) - Two girls who ran away from their home on St. Helena Island Sunday have been found, officials say. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says Jasmine Coleman, 16, and Delilah Wagner, 11, were located Monday unharmed.
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.
Inmate accused of raping, beating woman in prison bathroom
JASPER COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina inmate is accused of raping, beating and threatening to kill a woman in a detention center bathroom, WYFF reports. The woman was in a bathroom in the commissary area of Ridgeland Correctional Institute when 34-year-old Ahmad Rashad Bonds came in.
Multiple crashes back up traffic for miles in the Lowcountry
Wrecks near the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 170 backed up traffic for several hours this morning in the Bluffton and Okatie area. First responders now report the area is cleared and traffic is moving.
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. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Georgia Officer Kills Peeping Tom
ATHENS, Ga. – On Saturday night around 11:40 p.m., an Athens-Clarke County police officer opened fire at a suspected “peeping tom” after he waved a shotgun at the officers at his residence.