VP Mike Pence coming to SC to campaign for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Carolina to help Senator Lindsey Graham kick off his 2020 re-election campaign, officials announced Monday.

  Georgia State Patrol reports less DUI’s during St. Patrick’s Day

  12th annual BioMass Conference showcases latest tech and products

  Bluffton students earn FAA drone pilot licenses

  Coastal Empire citizens prepare for special elections on Tuesday

  CCSO: 260 arrests made during Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Festival weekend

  City of Savannah reviews 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade

Continued Coverage

Liberty Co. Board of Education to hold teacher informational meeting

Day 1: Opening statements heard in Bo Dukes trial for Grinstead case

  Man charged with murder for incident at Tattnall County trailer park

  Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

  Liberty County celebrates small business week

  Bryan County High students clean up future teen center

Sidney Lanier Bridge to undergo repairs lasting until April 1st

A heads up if you are heading to or from the Golden Isles: the Georgia Department of Transportation is doing maintenance and making repairs to the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick.

Tegus Lizards spotted in southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that “lizard invaders” have been spotted in eastern Toombs and western Tattnall counties!

Wreck on I-95, Jimmy DeLoach Parkway slows traffic

This picture was posted by Chatham Emergency Services. In the caption, they claim that the driver was able to walk away from this crash with only minor injuries, a surprising fact given the condition of the car.

CEMA, Chatham Co. Animal Services to host micro-chip clinic

Owners can bring their pets to Chatham County Animal services to recieve their chip and register their them in the national database for $20 dollars.

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Family of 4 displaced by fire overnight in Pooler

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

1 killed, 1 injured in crash on Hwy 170 in Jasper County

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

  Local Muslim community speaks out against deadly New Zealand shooting

Georgia Southern wins Schenkel Invitational

The Schenkel Invitational golf tournament wrapped up on Sunday in Statesboro.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

Hilton Head Island celebrates 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade

Hilton head Island held their annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday.

Rep. Carter announces Savannah Harbor expansion funding secured

Representative Buddy Carter announced on Sunday that funding has been secured to keep the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project on track.

Sanitation crews clean up downtown Savannah after St. Patrick’s Day parade

Savannah sanitation workers hit the streets early Sunday morning to clean up what partiers left behind.

Chatham County Police respond to evening shooting

At approximately 9:00 PM, Chatham County Police Department responded to a call about a wounded male victim.

  Businesses see boom as hundreds of thousands flock to downtown Savannah

The downtown Savannah area will be packed for hours on Saturday night as people flood the streets to revel in the aftermath of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

  New rules yield results in Chippewa Square

It seems an effort on the part of the City of Savannah to keep one downtown square from getting trashed during the Saint Patrick’s Day parade paid off.

  Law enforcement out in droves for night two of St. Patrick’s Day festivities

Law enforcement will be joining the hundreds of thousands that are enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day post-parade festivities on Saturday night.

  Running of the Square tradition continues in Savannah

For many people, today was all about where they watched the annual Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade. Many people chose a spot in one of the city's squares.

  St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee honors WTOC’s Craig Harney

Craig Harney is one of the best directors and storytellers in our station’s history. He has played such a pivotal role in broadcasting the annual Saint Patrick’s day festivities for three decades. He is committed to the best coverage in Savannah.

  WTOC honored with plaque celebrating 25th anniversary of televising Feast of St. Patrick Mass

WTOC hit an incredible milestone this Saturday as the station celebrated the 25th anniversary of broadcasting the Feast of St. Patrick Mass.

  2019 Grand Marshal receives blessing surrounded by family

Claps and cheers welcomed the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal Jerry Counihan as he made his way through the crowd hand in hand with his grandkids on Saturday .

  Groups from as far as Ireland walk in St. Patrick’s parade

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day parade was particularly Irish this year with bands actually coming from both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  Georgia governor attends pre-parade mass at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp made a stop to Savannah and attended the Feast of St. Patrick Mass shortly before the 195th St. Patrick’s Day parade began on Saturday.

City encourages those going downtown to park at Hutchinson Island trade center

The City of Savannah is encouraging those going downtown on Saturday night to park across the river on at the trade center on Hutchinson Island.

Photos detailing condition of Wright Square post-parade spark outrage

We at WTOC would like to thank the City of Savannah Sanitation Department as they work quickly and tirelessly to restore the beautiful downtown area back to its pristine condition every year after the parade is over.

Blarney Stone chunk on display on River Street

A 500 pound piece of the Blarney Stone has been shipped all the way from Ireland, and is on display right now on River street.

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

City of Savannah celebrates 195th St. Patrick’s Day parade

The 2019 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 16.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle near Fahm, W. Bay Street

Savannah Police say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle in the area of W. Bay and Fahm streets, Saturday morning.

Savannah PD investigating after car struck by bullets at 37th, Bulloch St.

Savannah Police are on the scene of an incident at 37th and Bulloch Street, Saturday morning.

Verizon issue affecting Beaufort County citizens corrected overnight

The 911 connection issue was corrected overnight. If you are a Verizon customer in Beaufort County, please revert to calling 911.

  Sergeant William Jasper Memorial Ceremony held in Madison Square

Friday was one of the more somber ceremonies on the eve of St. Patrick, culminating in laying a wreath at the base of the Jasper Memorial.

  CBD sales expected to boom in next 3 years

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It comes from cannabis plants but differs from marijuana in that it doesn’t contain THC. THC is the component of marijuana that gets you high.

  Bulloch County deputy, K9 halt store break-in attempt

Crooks may have planned the ATV heist like a bank robbery, but they didn’t count on a motorist quick on their phone and a rookie deputy quick on his...paws.

Bodies identified as 3 missing Georgians, suspects charged

A second person was arrested in a death investigation of three individuals who were reported missing, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Chatham County Police looking for theft suspect

Chatham County Police are working to find a man who is accused of selling a car that never made it to its new owner.

  Trump issues his first veto on Congress’ resolution blocking emergency order to build border wall

Donald Trump vetoed the Congressional resolution that blocked his national emergency declaration at the U.S. border with Mexico.

  Consuming three or more eggs per day increases risk of heart disease, study says

The study followed 30,000 people for more than 30 years.

  Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

The report cited "a person who reviewed air traffic communications" from Sunday's flight saying controllers noticed the plane was moving up and down by hundreds of feet. An airline spokesman has said the pilot was given permission to return. But the plane crashed, killing all 157 on board.

GBI: Second person arrested in connection to 3 deaths in South Georgia

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a second person has been arrested in connection to the deaths of three people in South Georgia.

GA governor to be special guest at 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is expected to be a special guest at the 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass on Saturday morning in Savannah.

400 nude photos of girls found on former Georgia hospital staffer’s computer

The arrest warrant claims the man has 453 nude photos of girls ages 3 to 15 on multiple electronics including his computer and cell phone.

Man wanted for property damage in Beaufort County

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance locating 24-year-old Cody Robert Stauffer, wanted in reference to malicious injury to property to the Honey Horn gate.

  Pascagoula UFO: A new witness comes forward

A UFO and alien abduction on the Pascagoula River: you may have heard this story from the 1970s. Now 45 years later, for the first time, a witness is coming forward saying she saw this alien encounter.

Kawasaki recalls off-highway vehicle, fuel leak and fire hazard

The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak.

  Savannah City Council approves funding for repairs at Grayson Stadium

The Savannah City Council meeting, $46,730.00 from the Capital Improvements Fund was allocated to repairs for historic Grayson Stadium.

  Friends, family gather in Toombs County after disappearance of three loved ones

Family and friends of three missing people gathered together Thursday night in Toombs County.

Third body found in search for 3 missing Georgians

One person was arrested Wednesday in connection to the disappearance of three people and death of two of them, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Willacoochee.

New legislation could let you take more of your favorite craft beer home

Some legislation being debated in the South Carolina Senate would allow breweries to open a satellite taproom away from their production area.

  Grand Marshal leads mini bike parade at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

A school on Wilmington Island is getting a head start on St. Patrick’s Day by hosting its own mini parade.

  Arrest made in disappearance of 3 people in South Georgia

A Berrien County man has been arrested in connection to the disappearance of three people in South Georgia.

  WTOC Investigates: Pre-St. Patrick’s fire inspections

Learn more about why every hotel, restaurant, and bar is inspected before the City of Savannah’s busiest weekend of the year.

  Council votes to renew contract between Savannah, Chatham Co. regarding ‘End Gun Violence’ initiative

Savannah City Council has renewed an ongoing contract with Chatham County, fulfilling their end of the bargain to keep the End Gun Violence initiative going.

  7 people indicted in multiple Savannah murders

A grand jury has indicted seven people in connection to five homicides that date back to 2013.

  College of Coastal Georgia nursing students help victims of domestic abuse

They are collecting hygiene items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant and much more, to help women and children of domestic abuse.

  Community group helping City of Savannah plan future of Forsyth Park

The Trustees’ Garden Club of Savannah presented City Council with their initiative during council’s work session on Thursday. The conversation went beyond the partnership and touched on some other issues that have yet to be resolved.

  Lowcountry students celebrate National Pi Day

Students at Red Cedar Elementary School in Beaufort County celebrated with hands-on literature and art and technology activities challenging them to use math as they had fun with pi.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

Fire at office building in Savannah displaces businesses

Savannah Fire Rescue extinguished a fire Thursday at a building where the Administrative offices of Senior Citizens Inc. are located.

  7 indicted in connection to multiple homicides, gang-related crimes in Savannah

Indictments have been handed down in the death of a Savannah community activist.

Winner of $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot was woman who decided to take ‘scenic drive,’ lawyers say

The winner has chosen to remain anonymous and chose a cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124,

  Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police

The "Empire" actor is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two men in January.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.