Mom irate son was kicked out of class, arrested after not saying pledge of allegiance

An 11-year-old in Florida boy refused to recite the pledge of allegiance and ended up getting arrested over it. His mother is demanding the charges be dropped.

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office asks for help in unsolved cases

Highway 80 in Effingham open after fatal wreck

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency declaration

Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

R.E.M. blasts Trump for retweeting video using song ‘Everybody Hurts’ to mock Democrats

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

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  Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

Evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack, police sources reportedly say

Hearts for Heroes gala benefits 200 club

  Savannah Police hold roll call in the streets

Residents in the Highlands got a chance to meet the law enforcement officers who patrol their area on Saturday.

Dashcam video shows SUV going airborne and crashing into police cruiser

Shocking video shows the moment an SUV hits a rockslide, goes airborne and crashes into a police car in Tennessee.

  Savannah runners participate in their first ever BDR

Thousands of runners gathered in downtown Savannah on Saturday for the “Best Damn Race.”

Irish Festival kicks off season of green

Next month will be one of the biggest events in Savannah. The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade will be on March 16th but events are already starting.

  Authors receive inspiration during Savannah Book Festival

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

1 year later: remembering those injured after van crash at Outback Steakhouse

Saturday is World Pangolin Day, a time to celebrate one delightfully strange mammal

Fatal wreck in Beaufort shuts down highway

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

GSP investigating crash involving train, car on Old Augusta Road in Rincon

We’re learning about a crash involving a train and a car that took place Friday night in Rincon.

Text messages between police officer, white nationalist, appear to show friendly relationship

The police union said Jeff Niiya was doing his job. The city’s mayor disagrees.

Canadian nurses trapped in Haiti start GoFundMe for helicopter rescue

The eight nurses are currently trapped in a community an hour away from the airport. They say it’s too dangerous to drive.

Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

Service members in the Air Force claim they're being discharged solely because of their HIV status and despite the recommendations of their doctors and commanding officers, who say they are fit to serve.

Bill aims to curb coyote population in South Carolina

Sen. Goldfinch introduced a bill that would establish a coyote bounty program. The state would pay licensed hunters $75 for every adult coyote they lawfully remove.

Student distributes ‘n-word pass’ at Wisconsin high school, could face legal trouble

The student was disciplined by the school system. One parent said she wants the school system to educate other students about the power of hateful words.

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

President Donald Trump says he will nominate former Alabama official Jeffrey Byard to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Memorial held at Battery Creek High School in honor of Beaufort County teen

Hundreds of family, classmates, teachers, and friends flooded Battery Creek High School to celebrate the life of 18-year-old Malik Spencer at a public memorial service Friday night.

Police release 2 men questioned in Jussie Smollett case

The Nigerian brothers "have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Rapper ’21 Savage’ booked into Liberty County Jail

Rapper, “21 Savage,” whose real name is Shayaa Joseph, was booked into the Liberty County Jail Friday morning.

Family, friends gather in Savannah to honor local war hero, David F. Richards, Jr.

Family and friends gathered Friday night to honor and remember David F. Richards, Jr. in Savannah. The World War II and Vietnam War retired Army veteran passed away last week.

'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted wildlife in 24 states

A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Paul Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison, court filing says

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges.

The growing sex trafficking problem in Georgia

It happens statewide, but recently, the number of arrests spiked because of the Super Bowl.

Legislators want to explore reviving the Nancy Hanks Passenger Rail Line

Local state leaders hoping to form a study committee to determine if a high-speed rail line between Atlanta and Savannah could work.

Pooler Lion’s Club donates items to children battling cancer

Friday is International Childhood Cancer Day.The annual global campaign raises awareness about childhood cancer every Feb. 15.

Good News: Students participate in ‘No One Eats Alone’ anti-bullying program

Several area schools took a step toward eliminating bullying on Friday by giving students the information to stop it.

Reward offered in Hampton County after puppy shot in face twice

There is a $500 reward for information that can lead to an arrest of whoever is responsible for shooting a puppy in the face.

Savannah city leaders discussing whether to accept New Hampstead Development property

Savannah city leaders are trying to decide if they will accept a unique gift. It’s a huge piece of donated property that could be used as a park.

Lowcountry firefighters warning residents after responding to several cooking fires

The Burton Fire District and the Beaufort/Port Royal Fire Department are cautioning residents after responded to their second house fire in three days caused by unattended cooking.

Gov. Kemp signs bill giving Skidaway Island residents incorporation vote

Skidaway Island residents will get opportunity to vote on incorporation March 19th.

Orange alligators spotted in Bluffton

The Department of Natural Resources says they are actually just regular gators. Their color is just affected by where they hibernate during the winter.

Chatham County PD looking for hotel robbery suspect

Chatham County police detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect in connection to a string of hotel robberies.

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey.

Sex crimes with minors increasing in GA

Crimes of a sexual nature against kids and teenagers is a growing problem in Georgia and in the Coastal Empire.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders says special counsel’s team interviewed her

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has been interviewed as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Savannah Police investigating single-vehicle crash on Truman Parkway

Savannah Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on the Truman Parkway that caused serious injuries Friday morning.

Judge places gag order on Trump confidant Roger Stone; investigators have evidence of communication between Stone and WikiLeaks

A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.

SPD assists FL agency in search for jewelry thief possibly in Savannah area

The Savannah Police Department is assisting the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Florida with its search for a suspected jewelry thief who could be in the Savannah area.

Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch is his murdered mother

Anthony Jones said the last time he saw his mother was in 1996. She was later found strangled to death in the Mississippi River.

Trump tests presidential power, declares emergency at border

Defiant in the wake of a stinging budget defeat, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

A lower court blocked the Trump administration from adding the question to the 2020 Census.

Savannah PD locates missing teen

Savannah Police say they safely located 14-year-old Nathaniel Lewis on Thursday.

Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. video game sells for record $100K

The iconic video game was purchased by a group of collectors.

4 injured in single-vehicle crash on Truman Pkwy

Savannah Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash Friday morning that sent four people to the hospital.

‘Carlton’ dance can’t be copyrighted, feds say

Alfonso Ribeiro is suing two video game publishers for using the dance without permission in Fortnite and the NBA 2K series games.

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

There’s growing trend of “cashless businesses” requiring credit card or smartphone app payment only.

Gov. Kemp signs bill allowing vote on Skidaway municipality

Residents of Skidaway Island are one step closer to voting on whether or not they want to become their own municipality.

  Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Weld to challenge Trump for GOP nomination

Fiscally conservative but socially liberal, the 73-year-old Weld ran on the Libertarian party ticket with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in 2016.

Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The 85-year-old Ginsburg missed six days of arguments and three private conferences as she recuperated from the December surgery.

Looking to save a little more? Downsize to cut housing costs

Downsizing or “rightsizing” may be the right fit for you.

Conservative students receive death threat after ‘Build the Wall’ post

Tyler Toomey said his group has received much support since the incident. Police are investigating.

Report: Payless to file for bankruptcy, close all stores

Payless is planning to file for bankruptcy later this month and close all of its 2,300 stores, according to a report in Reuters, who cited people familiar with the matter.

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

The presence of sodium particles in some gasolines can cause the fuel pump to slow down, which can lead to stalling.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees

The dramatic reversal comes as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will.

‘Literally rotted to death’: Ex-nursing home workers face neglect charges in 2 deaths

Seven nurses were indicted by a grand jury and face 34 charges overall, including manslaughter and gross patient neglect.

New half-marathon, 5K coming to Savannah this weekend

A new race is making its way to Savannah for the first time on Saturday.

Couples renew vows in Savannah’s City Market on Valentine’s Day

Dozens of couples were out in Savannah’s City Market Thursday, celebrating and renewing their vows of love.

Family holds vigil for man killed while riding motorcycle in Garden City

Terry Williams was hit by a school bus while he was riding his motorcycle on Feb. 1st. He died from his injuries days later.

Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Dave Chappelle hand-delivers tickets to Charlotte couple who were scammed out of hundreds on Craigslist

Not only did Chappelle hand-deliver the tickets, he sat down to chat with the couple and took time to take pictures with several people in the hotel restaurant.

Glynn County officer arrested, charged with simple battery, criminal trespass

A Glynn County police officer is facing disciplinary action after he was arrested Thursday evening following a domestic dispute.

Trump installs new golf simulator in White House

It cost Trump about $50,000 of his own money and allows him to play virtual rounds of golf.

Senate and House pass funding bill; Trump is prepared to sign, will also declare border emergency, McConnell says

President Donald Trump has indicated he's prepared to sign the government funding bill and issue a national emergency on the border.

Savannah City Council reviews fire recommendations

The results of a months-long study of Savannah’s Fire Department are in, and at Thursday’s city council workshop, Savannah’s elected leaders got to dive into the details.

Marrow found guilty in Savannah triple murder

After deliberating for about an hour, the jury reached a verdict in the Savannah triple murder case against Keith Marrow.

Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

The reports surfaced as investigators were questioning two "persons of interest" who were captured on surveillance cameras in the area where Smollett says the attack occurred.

WTOC’s 65th Anniversary: Celebrating Bureau Chief Jim Hilderbrandt

From Ludowici to Lyons, Jim Hilderbrandt was the reporter beloved in each community he served.