7 SWGA counties added to FEMA’s individual disaster assistance list

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

WTOC’s Hometown Heroes: Pooler Karate

Martial Arts can be an activity for all ages and for people of all abilities. Wednesday’s WTOC Hometown Heroes who teach karate - and lessons in equality.

Savannah drug traffickers sentenced to prison after 2017 investigation busted dealers hiding cash in candy machines

Tyler and Allen’s sentencing came after a investigation in August 2017 that led to the the seizure of eight firearms, more than 200 pounds of marijuana, multiple kilograms of cocaine and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Suspect in fatal shooting of NC state trooper identified

A state trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday morning near Whiteville

12-year-old Augusta boy electrocuted while playing football

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.

Oatland Island hosting Halloween Hike fundraiser

Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s 2018 Halloween Hike is happening this Friday and Saturday.

GDOT expected to give update Wednesday on I-16, I-95 widening project

The Georgia Department of Transportation will give an update Wednesday on the I-16 and I-95 project, which would add flyovers to the interchange.

GBI, Alma PD investigate shooting death in Bacon County

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Alma Police Department with a death investigation.

Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael

Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand.

Rep. Carter, Ring face off in first forum

The candidates tackled issues from minimum wage to prison reform during the NAACP’s political debate, and they have different views on several key topics.

City of Savannah holding series of town hall meetings asking for public’s input

The second of three City of Savannah Town Hall meetings asking for the public’s input was held Tuesday night.

  Stacey Abrams hosts early vote rally at Savannah State University

The biggest race in Georgia this coming November is, of course, the race for governor.

Walterboro store owner under fire says she didn’t grab cancer survivor; Video released

A Walterboro convenience store owner who is under fire for asking a cancer survivor to cover his face is speaking for the first time.

Vice President Pence speaks at Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie

The eyes of American agriculture focus on Georgia this week during one of its largest gatherings. However, many Georgia farmers lost everything from Hurricane Michael just last week.

Bluffton PD looking for new officers

If you have any interest in being a police officer, there may be an opportunity for you.

Doctors urging all, especially children and elderly, to get flu shots

Doctors encouraging all, especially children and the elderly to get flu vaccine.

Good News: St. Andrew’s 6th Grader publishes book

All elementary school students have writing assignments, but they don’t all jump into them the way young Darrell Bryant did.

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.

Vice President Mike Pence lands in Albany

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife arrived in Albany about noon Tuesday.

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.

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.

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