Georgia rape kit backlog cleared; hundreds of cases connect to other crimes

More than 3,000 rape kits found untested in police evidence lockers have undergone lab tests by the GBI less than three years after state legislature passed a law to eliminate the backlog.
  Georgia rape kit backlog cleared; hundreds of cases connect to other crimes

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Third person arrested for juror intimidation during Foley, Pasture murder trial
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a third person charged with making threats against a juror involved in the Rebecca Foley and James Pasture murder trial.
City of Savannah makes service cuts, additions during Budget Retreat 2019
Savannah City Council got a start on their 2019 budget Thursday - and the much-opposed fire fee was not on the agenda.
Vidalia Police Department checks on elderly with ‘Are You OK?’ program
The Vidalia Police Department started the “Are you ok?” program back in 2006. The free program allows families to sign up their elderly family members to be on a call list for the police department.

  Wells Fargo donates to Habitat for Humanity of the Coastal Empire

Wells Fargo partnered with Habitat for Humanity of the Coastal Empire to build more homes in the Garden City area. They donated $180,000 Thursday for those efforts.

17-year-old charged in caught-on-camera auto theft case

The Chatham County Police Department has made an arrest in an auto theft case where photos of the suspect driving the stolen car were left behind.

NATIONAL HEADLINES

UK leader fights back against critics, defends Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting back against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work

Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process."

SPORTS

  End Zone: Scores for Nov. 16

Brown’s 24 leads Eagles past Savannah State

Phoenix overcome adversity, make program history

Area student-athletes sign to play at next level

Eagles must bring “The Juice” to Coastal

Georgia Southern hopes to end their road energy struggles by being sure to "Bring the Juice."