• Police: Bedridden woman found covered by roaches, maggots

    SUGAR HILL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a bedridden woman had been found covered with cockroaches and maggots on a sheet smeared in feces in Georgia.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes Gwinnett County authorities as saying in a report that her caretakers and family members, 54-year-old Terry Ward Sorrells and 18-year-old Christian Alexander Sorrells, have been charged with neglect of a disabled adult or elder person.
    The report says firefighters were called out to a Sugar Hill home on
  • Nine Line Foundation’s new initiative helps fellow vets get back on their feet

    SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) — Veteran-owned and veteran-operated. Nine Line Apparel has served to Coastal Empire and more for years. Now, they are helping fellow vets get on back on their feet. Many veterans are homeless or need assistance when it comes to their mental health and well-being.
    Some local organizations have stepped up in the past but Nine Line Apparel is working to give these veterans a whole new set of skills. The Nine Line Foundation’s primary goal is to meet the needs of s
  • Hunter Army Airfield hosts SCCPSS for inaugural “Day in the Life of a Solider”

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) –  It’s been said the best way to understand someone is to walk a mile in their shoes.
    On Wednesday more than 30 members of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System  walked and climbed in the footsteps of those in combat boots
    Hunter Army Airfield hosted it first “Day in the Life of a Solider” with the goal of providing staff with an inside look at how life is for military families.
    Staff, counselors and teachers teamed up with membe
  • Several Savannah businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

    Savannah — (WSAV)
    Savannah’s Police Chief has a message for more than a dozen local businesses.  They’re accused of serving alcohol to minors during the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities.
    Savannah Police and their ABC Unit worked long hours during the two day festival hoping to crackdown on underage drinking.  And, when the celebration was over, they released a long list of businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors.
    Here’s the list —
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  • CNT Makes Largest Cocaine Bust in Chatham County History

    Its a collection of drugs, money and suspects, all wrapped into one big bust.
    The street value of what was taken by agents is more than $4 million.
    The six month long operation, “Operation Snow Plow” became the largest bust in the history for the Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team.
    “They knocked down a substantial organization within this community, within the Southeast,” said CNT Director Everett Ragan. 
    During a joint investigation, CNT, DEA, and supporting ag
  • Port Wentworth City Councilwoman Files Ethics Complaint

    A Port Wentworth City Councilwoman has filed a complaint against her own council to the Georgia State Ethics committee.
    Linda Smith filed the complaint about four fellow council members. She says they violated a city ethics law by approving a construction waiver for builder Fred Williams.
    Port Wentworth Councilwoman Linda Smith has filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission
    All four of those councilpeople, Debbie Johnson, Thomas Barbee, Paul Fox and Sheri Dyal, have taken campaign c
  • Georgia district doles out punishments for school walkout

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A metro Atlanta school district that promised consequences for students who left class as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence has begun meting out punishments.
    The Cobb County School District had warned students they would be punished, but didn’t specify what that would entail in the weeks leading up to protest.
    Wheeler High School walkout organizer Rhea Singi told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the school was inconsistent with the punishment
  • Fake Facebook post prompts fear, complaints in Georgia town

    CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — A fake Facebook post is spreading fears that venomous snakes are lurking in the sewers of a Georgia town, and the city attorney has expressed concerns to the social media network that it’s creating confusion and panic.
    Calhoun Mayor James Palmer says residents have asked him whether it’s safe to walk the streets.
    Facebook Inc. has been under scrutiny amid complaints about fake news, fake accounts and how its data is used by political groups.
    The snake alert
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  • UPDATE: Police report missing man; say he requires medicine

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah Police report Gary Hall, 57, is missing. He was last seen around 5:30 a.m. on March 21.
    According to Tybee Police, Hall was reported missing from a nursing home on Tybee Island and requires medicine.He was last seen wearing gray jogging pants near Kroger at McAlpin Square. He has silver hair and is about 5 feet 8 inches and heavy set.
    If seen, call 911.
  • Savannah Police report missing man with dementia

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah Police report Gary Hall, 58, is missing. He was last seen around 5:30 a.m. on March 21.
    He was wearing gray jogging pants near Kroger at McAlpine Square. He has silver hair and is about 5 feet 8 inches and heavy set.
    He suffers dementia. If seen, call 911.
  • 3 confirmed tornadoes hit Atlanta area

    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Many neighbors in the Atlanta area are left picking up the pieces following severe storms slamming the area. The National Weather Service has now confirmed three separate tornadoes touched down in South Fulton County.Trees were sent into roads damaging homes and businesses and left many without power.
    People also reported large hail and damaging wind.
    Here at home, reports of pea-sized hail came in from downtown Savannah yesterday.And larger hail was seen on Hilton Hea
  • Local business owner faces serious charges in federal court

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A Savannah business owner and member of a prominent local family is facing serious charges in federal court.
    Michael Anderson is accused of money laundering, mail fraud and making false statements.Anderson, whose family owns Scuba Steve’s Seafood on Highway 80, was indicted on charges he falsely claimed he was losing thousands of dollars in his shrimping business.
    Investigators say Anderson wanted federal money to deal with his losses.
    They say he cheated the g
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  • Ex-Hawks employee sues, claims discrimination against whites

    ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta Hawks employee is accusing the professional basketball club of discriminating against white people and firing her after she complained.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Margo Kline filed a lawsuit Friday seeking punitive damages and a trial. The lawsuit says Hawks external affairs director David Lee, who is black, promoted a culture of discrimination against white people, and especially white women.
    Kline, who is white, worked as a community developm
  • ON YOUR SIDE: News 3 breaks down roadway death numbers

    SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) — For the second consecutive year Georgia holds its spot at number four, for having some of the deadliest roadways in the nation. News 3 is also learning our numbers overall have decreased.
    According to the National Safety Council, 40,100 people died on roadways across the nation in 2017. 1,550 died on Georgia roadways last year, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Just three months into 2018 we currently sit at 254 fatalities.
    News 3 sat dow
  • ‘It’s still pretty bad over there’ Savannah family on Puerto Rico six months after Maria

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — When severe weather hits the Coastal Empire and  Lowcountry, thousands of people can lose power for a few hours or days if conditions liken to a hurricane or tropical storm.
    Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico haven’t fared as well. After Hurricane Maria, millions on the island were out of power for the coming weeks and months.
    Tuesday marks the six month anniversary since the monster Category Four storm made landfall on the island killing 64, thoug
  • Operation Lucky Charms nets Drugs, Guns, Suspects

    It was not a lucky weekend for some people passing through Port Wentworth.
    A total of 129 people were arrested during “Operation Lucky Charms” this weekend.
    The majority of those arrests involved drugs and alcohol.
    During the three days from Thursday to Sunday, Port Wentworth Police arrested 36 people for DUI, made 35 drug arrests, and captured two wanted felons.
    “Our number one goal is that everyone is going where they want to go safely,” said Sgt Nathan Jentzen. “
  • Port Wentworth Government Trouble at the Top

    He was the head of Port Wentworth’s city government for 17 years, Now Phillip Claxton is out of a job, because some councilpeople say they can’t work with him anymore.
    Claxton was asked for his resignation at the last council meeting by Mayor Gary Norton at the request of four of the six Port Wentworth Council members.
    Debbie Johnson, Thomas Barbee, Paul Fox and Sheri Dyal all demanded the city’s longtime administrator be let go.
    Port Wentworth Councilman Thomas Barbee
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  • Severe weather brings hail to Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) — Severe weather warnings were in full swing Tuesday across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
    Midday thunderstorms brought hail along with them. Pea-sized hail was reported on parts of Hilton Head Island while egg-sized hail fell on Daufuskie Island.
    Around 3:00 p.m. Savannah’s Eastside even saw a bit of a hail/rain mixture, which only lasted for a few minutes. Hail in South CarolinaHail (Glenn's Green Daufuskie Cottage) Egg-sized hail on Daufuskie Island (v
  • Severe weather brings hail on first day of spring

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) — Severe weather warnings were in full swing across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry for the first day of spring.
    The season officially kicked off at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, and along with it came midday thunderstorms — and even hail.
    Pea-sized hail was reported on parts of Hilton Head Island while egg-sized hail fell on Daufuskie Island.
    Around 3:00 p.m. Savannah’s Eastside even saw a bit of a hail/rain mixture, which only lasted for a few minutes. Hail i
  • GSU accepting applications for new football PA announcer

    STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) — Think you have what it takes to announce to a crowd of 25,000 people? You may be in luck.
    The Georgia Southern Athletics Department is looking for a new Public Address Announcer for this year’s football season.
    The voice of Allen E. Paulson Stadium will help provide a memorable game day experience for students, athletes, coaches and Eagles fans.
    They’re looking for a strong vocal talent, preferably with previous experience, who can follow the game and r
  • Black man convicted by all-white jury seeks new trial

    ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a man seeking a new trial say west Georgia prosecutors purposely and systematically excluded black prospective jurors from the trials of black men facing the death penalty four decades ago.
    An all-white jury in 1977 convicted Johnny Gates of raping and murdering a white woman and sentenced him to die. He has since been resentenced to life in prison without parole.
    In a court filing Monday, his lawyers describe newly disclosed prosecution trial notes from capital
  • Fins up! Georgia Aquarium to create shark habitat in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium has announced it’s adding a new shark exhibit featuring a viewing gallery to give visitors a close-up view of the animals. It’s set to open in 2020, and the aquarium says it wants to showcase the important role sharks serve in oceans.
    The aquarium made the announcement Tuesday. Plans call for the saltwater exhibit to feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aquarium says that potential species being considered include hammerheads, sand tiger
  • Possible tornadoes, damage reported in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee

    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (CNN) — Downed trees and power lines  and some pretty significant hail damage in parts of the Southeastern U.S.
    Andrew Spencer takes us through some of the more heavily damaged areas.
    Severe thunderstorms and tornado watches forced people to take shelter, Monday night in parts of the Southeastern U.S.
    Despite reports of tornadoes and numerous lightning strikes, most people seem to have avoided the worst of the damage. However, some isolated spots got hit very hard
  • Red Cross wants you to be prepared for severe weather

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — With severe weather on the forecast, the Red Cross wants everyone in our area to check their emergency plans.Here’s what you need to do:Make an emergency kit– and if you already have one, check and make sure everything in that kit works.A few items you should have in there include working flashlights, a radio, at least one gallon of water per person in your home, a first-aid kit and extra batteries.Make a plan–map out and discuss a plan of action in
  • Georgia man sentenced, 2015 DUI crash killed married couple

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with DUI in a crash that killed a married couple in 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a DeKalb County judge sentenced Donte Alexander Grant on Monday.
    County District Attorney spokeswoman Yvette Jones says the Covington man had pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide and a charge of driving while under the influence of marijuana. Grant will get five years of probation once he is relea
  • City looks to add new electric vehicles to fleet by 2023

    SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) — The city of Savannah is taking a big step forward. City official are making the switch to alternative fuel vehicles. The city partnered with Georgia Power  and Nissan to study whether it’s feasible for the hostess city to go green.
    City of Savannah, Director of Sustainability says, “the project is being done in support of the savannah forward strategic plan. which has a goal to convert 15% of the city’s vehicles fleet to alternative fuel,
  • How much did Pence’s visit cost City of Savannah?

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Vice President’s visit to Savannah and walk down the parade route became a fun addition to the city’s celebration.
    But many of you have been asking how much that “fun” cost taxpayers.
    “I was looking forward to him being here,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach. “It just puts us on another platform as far as the nation’s concerned on what we can deliver and what we can do as a city.”
    Though not everyone was as exci
  • How much did Pence visit cost City of Savannah?

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Vice President’s visit to Savannah and walk down the parade route became a fun addition to the city’s celebration.
    But many of you have been asking how much that “fun” cost taxpayers.
    “I was looking forward to him being here,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach. “It just puts us on another platform as far as the nation’s concerned on what we can deliver and what we can do as a city.”
    Though not everyone was as exci
  • Savannah spent $4,512 sprucing up City Hall for Pence visit

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah officials say they spent $4,512 sprucing up City Hall for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on St. Patrick’s Day.
    A city news release Monday said costs included $2,900 to install new red carpet in Mayor Eddie DeLoach’s conference room and on City Hall’s second-floor balcony. Officials also spent $1,000 for a structural assessment of the balcony to ensure it was safe before DeLoach and Pence used it to watch some of the St. Patrick&rsquo
  • Georgia House backs push to keep lottery winners anonymous

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lottery players who win big can stay anonymous under a proposal approved by the state House.
    The House voted 173-1 on Monday in favor of the bill, which legislators say will help public safety.
    The legislation says those who win at least $250,000 and submit a written request can prevent their name from being publicly released.
    The measure easily passed the Senate last month. But before the bill goes to the governor, senators must approve minor wording changes.
    Rep. R
  • Prison officials say Georgia inmate died after fight

    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prison officials are investigating after they say an inmate died after a fight with another inmate.
    The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a news release that department investigators are looking into the death of Valdosta State Prison inmate Benjamin Snyder. The agency says Snyder was pronounced dead just after 10 a.m. Friday.
    Snyder was sentenced to prison in 2013 in Richmond County after he was convicted of making terroristic threats.
  • Medical marijuana advocates fuming over Georgia PTSD bill

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia medical marijuana advocates are outraged over the apparent stalling of a proposal that would expand the state’s medical cannabis oil program to include those who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain.
    Advocates and lawmakers held a news conference inside the state Capitol on Monday and questioned why the bill, which passed the House overwhelmingly last month, has not received a Senate committee hearing.
    Rep. David Clark, the bill&rsq
  • Chippewa Square trashed after St. Patrick’s Day parade

    SAVANNAH, GA – Chippewa Square was once again trashed this year after the St. Patrick’s Day parade, despite the extra patrols.
    The beautiful square is a hot spot for festival-goers to experience the parade every year, but city leaders explained to News 3 that it’s also a popular place for many underage drinkers.
    Last week, Savannah police told News 3 that they were going to amp up its law enforcement presence in the area, as well as place new trash and recycle bins in the squar
  • Fashion show fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

    (Baxley, GA)-  Folks from across the southeast gathered in Baxley over the weekend to dress up for a great cause. Saturday, Miss Altamaha 2018 and University of Georgia freshman, Briana Hayes hosted the ‘Creating Believers’ fashion show fundraiser. Participants strutted their stuff on the runway to raise money for children in need of medical attention. The goal — to help young people believe in themselves and the difference they can make.News 3’s Kim Gusby served as
  • Georgia state trooper involved in shooting near Atlanta

    HAPEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia State Patrol trooper has been involved in a shooting just south of Atlanta, though details were not immediately available.
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter Monday morning that the trooper shot a person who has been taken to a hospital. The agency says the trooper is “ok,” and that the condition of the wounded person was unknown.
    No other details were immediately released.
    Hapeville is about 7 miles (11 kilometer
  • The Latest: Storm brings hail to northern Mississippi

    ATLANTA (AP) – The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local):
    1:15 p.m.
    A strong thunderstorm has begun dropping hail in northern Mississippi as the Southeast braces for a round of storms that threaten to bring strong tornadoes.
    In Mississippi on Monday, the National Weather Service reports hail near Ripley, while radar indicates hail fell along a 50-mile path from Holly Springs to Booneville. The storm has tracked all the way across the state from west
  • Confidence rises that twisters will strike South

    ATLANTA (AP) – The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local):
    11:20 a.m.
    Forecasters say there’s increasing confidence that strong tornadoes could rumble across parts of the South – especially northern Alabama.
    In a mid-morning update Monday, the national Storm Prediction Center said the risk appeared increasingly likely for “several tornadic supercells” to traverse northern parts of Alabama.
    The region is in the bulls-eye of a la
  • 10 horses block traffic on Georgia highway

    TUCKER, Ga. (AP) – Several horses traveled down a highway in Georgia and motorist had to hold their horses.
    News outlets report that a total of 10 horses decided to take to the streets and ended up blocking traffic on Highway 78 near North DeKalb Mall on Saturday morning.
    Motorists came to a standstill as police blocked off traffic to ensure the safety of the motorists and the horses.
    Police were on the scene at 9 a.m. trying to contain them, and all lanes were open by 9:30 a.m.
    Little Cre
  • Severe storms spawn tornadoes, damage homes in Southeast US

    ATLANTA (AP) — Severe storms that spawned tornadoes damaged homes and downed trees as they moved across the Southeast on Monday night.
    Forecasters warned that the storms could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and hail the size of tennis balls.
    Cities in northern Alabama reported power outages, and the National Weather Service in Huntsville reported at least three confirmed tornadoes in the area.
    In Limestone County, an Alabama cou
  • Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

    ATLANTA (AP) — Twenty-nine million people faced a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring damaging hail, high wind and even tornadoes to the southeastern United States.
    The national Storm Prediction Center said large parts of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee and a small portion of northeast Mississippi would be under a tornado threat Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Forecasters said enhanced risk of severe storms covers Nashville and Chattanooga in Tennessee; and Birmingham, Hunt
  • Glynn County Police ID man found dead in car

    GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — On Saturday March 17 at about 7:15 a.m., officers with the Glynn County Police Department responded to the north end of Golden Isles Parkway, north of Greenswamp Road, after hunters in the area reported a vehicle parked in the roadway, with a dead man seated in the driver’s seat.The man has been identified as 22-year-old Brantley County resident Corey Proctor. Proctor’s death is being investigated as a murder, and the preliminary cause of death i
  • Police investigate motorcycle crash on I 95

    Pooler — (WSAV)
    Pooler Police are investigating a motorcycle crash on Interstate 95 from Pooler Parkway to Highway 80.
    Traffic was at a complete standstill for hours as police investigated the scene.
    Witnesses say a truck collided with the motorcycle.
    News 3 will keep you updated.
  • Police investigate deadly hit and run on I-95

    POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) — Police are investigating a motorcycle versus vehicle crash on Interstate 95 that killed one person.
    According to Pooler police, the driver of a dark-colored Ford Mustang, model 2010-2014, struck a motorcyclist and left the scene on Pooler Parkway and Highway 80 (mile marker 103).
    Scene of the motorcycle vs. vehicle accident.
    The victim died at the scene around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night.
    Police are looking for the Ford Mustang, which may have front-end damage.
    Traffic w
  • UPDATE: Savannah police ID victim, suspect in Hurst Avenue homicide

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Police have identified the individuals involved in a deadly shooting on Sunday.
    According to detectives with Savannah Police Department, a physical fight broke out between Joshua DeMuro, 26, and Kevin Gilman, 33 around 9:30 p.m. on March 18.
    SPD says the two men knew each other.
    During the altercation police say DeMuro fatally shot Gilman. Gilman was pronounced dead at the scene in the 8700 block of Hurst Avenue.
    DeMuro has been charged with murder and transported to
  • Savannah Police investigate deadly shooting on Hurst Ave.

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Officers responded to the scene of a deadly shooting in the 8700 block of Hurst Avenue on March 18 around 9:30 p.m. Witnesses called 911 after hearing gunshots, and a man was pronounced dead on the scene.
    Violent Crimes detectives are investigating this incident as a homicide. This shooting does not appear to be random. The circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.
    The name will be released once next of kin is notified.
    Anyone with
  • Savannah Police investigate deadly shooting

    Savannah — (WSAV)
    Officers are on the scene of a deadly shooting in the 8700 block of Hurst Avenue.
    A man was pronounced dead on the scene.
    Witnesses called 911 after hearing gunshots.
    Savannah Police detectives interviewed several witnesses on the scene for hours.
    News 3 will continue to update this story.
  • Bamboo buffet: Food for hungry pandas is grown in backyards

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians are growing bamboo in their backyards to help feed the pandas at Zoo Atlanta.
    WABE Radio reports that bamboo makes up 98 to 99 percent of pandas’ diets.
    The zoo’s pandas consume an enormous amount of it — more than 200 pounds between all four of them together — every day.
    It’s harvested from Georgia yards by the zoo’s bamboo team.
    The bamboo team only uses hand tools such as loppers and handsaws — no motors or gas. They cut
  • Georgia lawmakers mull paper ballot voting system

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are considering a proposal that would move the state from its 16-year-old electronic voting system to one that uses paper ballots.
    Republican Rep. Ed Setzler of Acworth says the measure will ensure election results can be audited and bolster voter confidence. The measure has already passed the Senate.
    Georgia currently uses a system that lacks a clear record of voter intent, making it difficult to audit or verify results, according to Marian Schneider, pres
  • Slideshow: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

    Slideshow: Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018
  • Georgia leaders pitch Atlanta as site for new Army command

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are urging military leaders to locate a major U.S. Army project in Atlanta.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia’s congressional delegation cites the city’s proximity to technology firms, universities, military bases and the world’s busiest airport.
    The Army Futures Command is part of the military’s efforts to restructure how it researches, develops and acquires new equipment.
    Military officials have said there are &

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