Couple accused of keeping child locked in basement for months

Police say the couple was arrested following a month-long investigation into the situation, which was brought to their attention by the child.

  Woman receives, returns thousands of dollars worth of jewelry that was delivered to her

What is Georgia’s Outdoor Stewardship Amendment?

Savannah Police investigating two weekend shootings

Annual Wag-O-Ween event held in downtown Savannah

Bulloch County team helping Hurricane Michael victims

B-17, ‘Madras Maiden,' to be in Savannah for flights, tours

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Chatham County Police working to identify car theft suspects

Police investigate after man shot at football field in Jasper County

WTOC and Leopold’s Ice Cream team up for United Way Fundraiser

Telfair Museums’ William Jay Society to host Mardis Gras in the Mansion

Free mammograms being offered to eligible women in Chatham County

Public forum being held Monday to discuss large events on Tybee

Brian Kemp Bus Tour making stops in Southeast GA this week

Georgia candidates for governor are busy campaigning in our area this week.

Jury trial set to begin for 3 men accused in killing of Rebecca Foley, 2 others in killing of James Pastures

Nearly six years since a Savannah State University student was shot and killed sitting in her car outside her apartment, the men accused of doing it will face a jury.

First Bryan Baptist Church celebrates Founder’s Day

Every day is special at the historic First Bryan Baptist Church on West Bryan Street in Savannah, but this Sunday was extra special.

SPD investigate early morning shooting on Rogers Street

Savannah Police are looking for the person who shot a man early Sunday morning.

  Girl, 9, whose family fought to keep her on life support dies at Texas hospital

Teacher on leave after allegedly duct taping CO student to chair

Great Ogeechee seafood festival underway in J.F. Gregory Park

Society of Women Engineers host 7th annual Girls Engineer IT day

10th annual moonlight garden ride raises bicycle awareness

WTOC wins two GABBY awards at annual ceremony

  SLIDESHOW: Dogs in costumes love Wag-o-Ween

Downtown was filled with pups, dressed in costumes, and doing a little trick or treating.

Georgia Southern fraternity spends Saturday helping others

A Georgia Southern fraternity spent the morning helping others, and celebrating a mentor.

SPD investigate shooting on 37th and Paulsen Streets

Savannah Police are investigating after two men were shot near the intersection of 37th and Paulsen Streets.

Alma Police arrest 7 in connection to death investigation

Alma police have made several arrests in connection to a death investigaton on October 15th.

Volunteers help build tiny homes for Savannah’s veterans

The Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless is one step closer to providing free homes to homeless vets.

Komen Big Wigs sell baked goods at farmer’s market

We spotted a few big wigs selling treats for a sweet cause over at the Wilmington Island Farmer’s Market on Saturday.The big wigs are ten local celebrities collectively trying to raise $60,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the coastal empire.

  Vaden Nissan holds safety event for kids

Vaden Nissan of Savannah wants to make sure families play it safe this Halloween.

City of Savannah hosts budget workshop

Savannah residents voicing their concerns on how the city prioritizes their budget.Officials hosting the first City Camp Savannah with panel discussions. It also organized a way for participants to plan their own mock city budget.

Tattnall Co. haunted house raises money for local children

The Kiwanis Club of Tattnall County is hosting their annual haunted house to benefit Tattnall County children this winter.

Annual fall festival held at Civic Center

It was looking a lot like Halloween on Saturday at the Overcoming by Faith Ministries annual Fall Festival at the Savannah Civic Center.

Hinesville city manager to remain in role despite prostitution charges

Hinesville City Council met Monday afternoon to discuss their next steps after City Manager Kenneth Howard was charged in a sex prostitution ring.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.6 billion after nobody won Friday’s drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has now swelled to $1.6 billion after nobody bought a winning ticket for the Friday night drawing.

Savannah Book Festival considering hosting children’s book festival event

The Savannah Book Festival is now offering to host a children’s book festival event during their own big event in February 2019.

City of Savannah warning against pranks following ‘googly eyes’

The city of Savannah is warning folks against pranks following the googly eyes incident involving a historic statue.

Oatland Island hosting annual Halloween Hike despite tornado damage

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

Both lanes of I-95 near mile marker 94 re-open after wreck involving motorcycle

Interstate 95 southbound is nearly slowed to a halt after a crash involving a motorcycle.

Hollywood has new ‘Museum of Selfies’

Most selfies wouldn’t be worth hanging on a wall, but there is now a place to do that.

Proud to be a Farmer: The Sunbelt Expo

Farmers from around Georgia and beyond gathered in Moultrie for one of the largest agriculture shows in America this week.

3 arrested in Pooler after months-long drug investigation

The Chatham Savannah Counter Narcotics team made three arrests on Thursday after months of investigating a drug trafficking case.

Good News: 200 club fundraiser

Good food and good music could be found in Ellis Square on Friday for the annual Red, White and Blues to benefit the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire.

Hinesville woman gets dying wish

A Hinesville woman’s battle with cancer is coming to an end and she had one final wish - to go to the movies with her mom.

Red, White and Blues fundraiser to benefit families of fallen heroes

The 200 Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire is excited to host their fourth annual Red, White and Blues fundraiser event this Friday in downtown Savannah.

Richmond Hill Middle School in running for major STEM grant

Richmond Hill Middle School is hoping to become the first STEM certified school in the Bryan County School District to be awarded a $100,000 grant.

City of Savannah holding public city budget event

The City of Savannah is hosting a one-day event this Saturday called “CityCamp Savannah”. It allows the public to provide feedback and learn more about how the city balances its budget.

Savannah State University making adjustments after change in revenue

Layoffs may be inevitable at Savannah State University.

Savannah PD using grant money to crack down on aggressive driving

The Savannah Police Department has received a grant worth over $100,000.

Chatham County EOA helping low-income senior citizens with heating bills

As the nights get colder, Chatham County is ready to help low-income seniors with their heating bills.

Chatham County designated as U.S. Coast Guard Community

Chatham County is one of two communities in Georgia to hold the honor of being designated a U.S. Coast Guard community.

Georgia Southern University holds forum to discuss president search

A forum was held at Georgia Southern University Thursday night to discuss the search for the university’s next president.

26th James R. Lientz award presented to St. Joseph’s/Candler worker

Jilda Brown is the 26th James R. Lientz Humanitarian Award winner.

Thankful Thursday: Cochlear implant gives child back her hearing

On Thursdays, we feature stories of people whose lives have been helped through the United Way...people like Caroline Creech.

Statesboro PD sending care to hurricane survivors

A Statesboro woman hopes to take a carload of care to storm victims in Early County, where Hurricane Michael left many people without hope.

Lots of Fall fun happening in the Coastal Empire this weekend

Don’t plan on spending too much time at home this weekend because there are plenty of fun things to do happening in our area.

Plastic bag ban to begin Nov. 1 in Beaufort County

A plastic bag ban will go into effect Nov. 1 in Beaufort County.

20th Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival underway in Richmond Hill

Get ready for some great food, live music and much more this weekend. It’s time for the 20th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

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.

State trooper killed in Columbus Co.; Chadbourn man charged in shooting

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

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills happening Thursday worldwide

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on at 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18 during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.

Bass Pro Shops, Parker’s hosting hiring events Thursday

If you or someone you know is looking for a job, there are a couple of employment opportunities this week in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.

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.

Bryan County EMS collecting donations for Hurricane Michael victims

Citizens can drop off donations this week in Bryan County for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

Man dies after possible drowning near Turner Blvd. in Savannah

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a possible drowning near Turner Boulevard and West Boundary Street.

Third town hall meeting held for public feedback on extending SPLOST

Savannah is still finalizing the plan for the new arena project. A third town hall meeting was held Wednesday night to get public input and talk about extending SPLOST.

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.

Security company sued after alleged information leak

Dozens of social security numbers connected to work hours and rates of pay are at risk of being used by criminals because of the actions of a security firm supervisor.

Ardsley Park neighbors meet with officers to talk crime

Community leaders say with several shots fired cases in the last month, the opportunity couldn’t come at a better time.

No known cases of mystery disease affecting children in Savannah

The CDC has confirmed 62 cases of the rare but serious cases in 22 states. Those states include Georgia and South Carolina.

After SUV crashes into building, SCI relocates adult daycare to Thunderbolt temporarily

Police are still looking for the person responsible for crashing into a senior citizen day center as they tried to avoid Savannah Police last Wednesday night.

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.

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.

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.

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Residents of hurricane-ravaged Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Michael, but some are finding no home to return to

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.