Experts say economy improving as mortgage rates reach 7-year high

The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation says America’s home mortgage rates have reached seven-year highs. But area realtors say homebuyers shouldn't be concerned because it actually shows the U.S. economy is improving.

  Thieves rob Chatham County convenience store at gunpoint

Store manager Raj Patel said two men came into the store with guns around 8 p.m. as he was closing. One had a pistol and demanded money.

3 men charged with contributing to delinquency of minors in Hampton Co.

Three men have been arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors and other charges in Hampton County.

Dean Forest Road, Hwy 80 intersection open after logs spill from overturned truck

A log truck that overturned early Tuesday morning on Dean Forest Road at the U.S. Hwy 80 intersection in Savannah has been cleared.

Stacey Abrams to visit the Coastal Empire during early voting tour

Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is hosting three early vote rallies in the Coastal Empire on Tuesday.

President Trump visits GA to view Hurricane Michael’s impact

The president and first lady visited areas in Georgia hit hard by Hurricane Florence on Monday.

Rep. Carter, challenger Ring to debate at open forum in Savannah

For the first time, both congressional candidates for District 1 are squaring off in Savannah.

Students allegedly baked cookies with human ashes, served them to classmates

Police believe the ashes allegedly used may have been those of one of the students' grandparents.

Richmond County boy reportedly dies of electrocution

A 12 year-old boy is dead in Richmond County after being being electrocuted, Monday night. Melquan Robinson was playing football at the Bernie Ward Community Center, when he ran off the field and into a chain-link fence.

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive

Movie filming to impact downtown traffic Tuesday through Saturday

The city of Savannah will close a section of Whitaker Street in downtown Savannah from tomorrow at 10 a.m. to Saturday to accommodate movie filming.

  Savannah Airbnb’s open doors to hurricane victims free of charge

Thousands of Airbnb's opening their doors to hurricane victims free of charge.

Police looking for shooting suspect in Vidalia

Antoine Miller is wanted in connection with a shooting that happened Friday. A 28-year-old male victim is being treated for a leg injury after being shot in a parking lot next to McDonald’s in Vidalia.

United Airlines to fly from Hilton Head Island Airport

The Hilton Head Island Airport announced Monday that United Airlines will soon fly to and from the island.

Statesboro groups team up to help Hurricane Michael victims

Several Statesboro groups have teamed up to aid Hurricane Michael victims in Georgia.

FBI warns of Savannah area phone scam

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a warning Monday to Savannah area residents about phone scammers impersonating FBI agents.

Man arrested, charged with murder after being spotted with vehicle of missing person

A 56-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder after he was seen near the vehicle of a missing person.

Corrections officer hurt after fight at youth detention center

The Department of Juvenile Justice said the fight started around 10:30 a.m., and several corrections officers had to break it up.

Tourists, locals react to googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene statue

Whoever put googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene’s statue in Johnson Square remains a mystery. But the City of Savannah, along with Savannah Police, say they are determined to find out who vandalized the historic monument.

Advance In-Person Voting locations in Chatham County

Advance in-person voting for the November General Election begins on Monday, Oct. 15 in Chatham County.

Federal emergency declaration issued for SW Georgia

This opens up eligibility for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for all 29 counties in the 2nd Congressional District.

City holding series of town hall meeting on Savannah Arena, SPLOST 7 projects

Savannah city council members will hold several town hall meetings this week to get the public’s input on a couple of projects.

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses

Man dies from possible drowning near Tybee Pier

An autopsy will be performed Monday after a man died in a possible drowning on Tybee Island.

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring

Frogwarts Express makes stop at Georgia State Railroad Museum

The Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s museum transformed into “Frogwarts” on Sunday. There were classes on wand making, potions, defense against the dark arts and even quidditch.

President Trump to visit Georgia after Hurricane Michael

President Trump is set to visit Georgia Monday.

Man dies in Mitchell Co. accident

The Mitchell County coroner has ruled a death in the area as accidental.

Traffic Investigative Unit investigates early Sunday morning crash

One person is hurt after a crash near Baldwin Park.

Mother arrested for allegedly faking daughter’s cancer diagnosis

The mother’s alleged crimes came to light after her husband learned from a doctor that the young girl didn’t have cancer.

Proceeds from Beaufort Food Truck Festival benefit Camp Hope

It was the 2nd annual Beaufort Food Truck Festival on Saturday, which is used to raise money for Camp Hope.

  Savannah’s Fraternal order of Police celebrates 50 years of service

Saturday was a big celebration for the Fraternal Order of Police Savannah Lodge Number 7.

Savannah Greek Festival celebrates 68th year

The 68th annual Savannah Greek Festival is underway at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center.

Students from Albany re-locate to Georgia Southern following Hurricane Michael

Albany suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Micheal caused people to be without power, homes, and even schools. Georgia Southern opened their doors to students from Albany State University that were living in some of the residence halls.

Starland District celebrates Make Savannah fall market

Starland Village celebrated the first ever Make Savannah Fall market on Saturday.

Savannah AMBUCS rocks and bowls for annual fundraiser

Savannah Ambucs rocking and bowling earlier on Saturday for their annual Bowlapalooza fundraiser.

Professionals provide advice, life lessons at Dawn’s Daughters career fair

WTOC Anchor Dawn Baker held her first Dawn’s Daughters Leadership Academy Career Fair, inviting young ladies from 10th through 12 grade to Savannah Technical College to learn about a number of careers.

Wayne County collects items for Hurricane Michael victims

Wayne County Emergency Management is collecting items to help out with victims that were ravaged by Hurricane Michael when it passed through the Florida panhandle into southwest Georgia.

Gum Branch man accused of trafficking Liberty Co. inmates

A Gum Branch man has been arrested and charged with human trafficking.

Safe Shelter holds candlelight vigil for those affected by domestic violence

Domestic violence is a growing problem in every community - one that most people don’t want to talk about.

Savannah Army Corps of Engineers sends help to Albany

-Federal resources are being mobilized right here in the Coastal Empire to help communities in southwest Georgia .. with what Albany’s city manager referred to as a utility crisis.