DHEC takes over burning trash pile on Able Contracting site

Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office is fighting county-wide drug problem

  Student diversity meeting held on Statesboro campus after book burning incident

  Parent files lawsuit against Beaufort Co. schools saying child was assaulted on bus

  Traffic stop leads to drug currency bust by JCSO

  Arrest made for 2018 reported rape at Georgia Southern

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Hundreds of people laid off from Gulfstream

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating shots fired at Tiger Express

  Ga. Dept. of Public Safety still dealing with ransomware attack

  Hilton Head Island masseur accused of recording women changing clothes

  Is your phone listening and targeting you with ads?

Harriet Konter passes away at age 94

Statesboro Police arrest man wanted in Hinesville child molestation investigation

Statesboro Police have arrested a 43-year-old Hinesville man wanted on child molestation charges.

Mical Seafood, Inc. expands recall for tuna products sold in 23 states

A Florida seafood company expanded a recall for some of its tuna products because of the risk of scombroid fish poisoning.

Game wardens issue warning ahead of Saturday start to firearms deer season

Firearms deer hunting season officially starts Saturday in Georgia.

2 dead after murder-suicide at Savannah Gardens apartment complex

Savannah Police say one man and one woman are dead after a shooting at the Savannah Gardens apartment complex.

I-16 eastbound reopens afte overturned semi caused traffic delays

Ala. student called in bomb threat against LSU’s Tiger Stadium to keep friend from losing bet, police say

Savannah PD working to identify Circle K armed robbery suspect

Train derailment impacting traffic in Garden City area

Listening session being held to discuss possible Ga. Power rate increase

Community mourns passing of Judge Tom A. Edenfield, Sr.

Companies hiring thousands of seasonal workers ahead of holidays

Recently, several big box stores announced they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers ahead of the holidays.

  Boaters upset over potential parking fees at Lazaretto Creek Boat Ramp

Boaters and fishermen might have to start paying a parking fee to use the Lazaretto Creek boat ramp.

  Savannah candidates speak at climate change forum

With a little under a month to go before Chatham County’s Municipal, voters got to hear from City Council candidates about an important topic Tuesday night.

3 men unknowingly rob two FBI special agents in Downtown Memphis

According to the police report, the victims told the robbers, “you might not want to do this.”

  Juvenile charged with animal cruelty after viral video in Savannah

The Savannah Police Department says a juvenile has been charged with animal cruelty after a social media video showed a dog being swung around by the leash.

Hardeeville Police trying to identify man accused of stealing merchandise at convenience store

The Hardeeville Police Department says a man drove away from a gas station with thousands of dollars’ worth of stuff he didn’t buy.

  County computers attacked by ransomware in Jasper County

A cyber attack has caused trouble for Jasper County’s computer system.

  Ag Expo shows off a major Ga. industry

The Sunbelt Ag Expo offers enough of the past, present, and future of agriculture to bring roughly 80,000 visitors to Moultrie, Ga.

  Search continues for man wanted in GA abduction; Mom, 2 toddlers found safe in SC

Authorities say two children who were abducted in Georgia were found safe in South Carolina Monday afternoon.

Come on in! Moultrie’s 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway

Organizers said they expect it’ll bring people out from all across the region.

Driver facing DUI, other charges after striking 2 pedestrians with vehicle on Tybee Island

Tybee Island Police are investigating after two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle Monday night.

Police free 3 women being held in Georgia motel room

Police in Georgia say they rescued three women who were being held against their will in a motel room over the weekend

Possible links to vaping and flu, experts say get your shots

South Georgia Medical experts are saying there is a possible connection between vaping related illnesses and the flu.

  Chatham Co. gets first look at new voting machines

It won’t be too long until voters are hitting the polls for the 2019 municipal elections in the Coastal Empire.

GSP investigating wreck between Savannah police vehicle, motorcycle

Georgia State Patrol is now investigating a wreck between a Savannah Police Department vehicle and a motorcycle.

South Carolina voters get ‘first look’ at new voting system

South Carolina spent more than $50 million replacing the state’s aging voting system.

Rollover crash on Hwy 80 near Whitemarsh Island Road

The eastbound lanes of Highway 80 were blocked near Whitemarsh Island Road due to a rollover crash on Monday afternoon.

Your typos could put your computer at risk

You could end up harming your computer by accidentally misspelling websites. We speak with a cyber security expert about "typosquatting" and why its important to bookmark your favorite sites!

SC fair officials to review emergency plan following stampede Saturday night

Popular videos circling social media left many people concerned about their safety after false reports of shots fired prompted thousands of people to frantically ran out of the South Carolina State Fair Saturday night.

  HHI mayor receives invitation to White House event

The mayor of Hilton Head Island has accepted an invitation to go to the White House this week to go to a meeting that will honor the Italian president and his wife. The mayor says this could have huge benefits for the island.

  Foster parent arrested, charged with murder after death of twins in Hinesville

Police say the foster parent for twins who were found dead in a car in Hinesville has now been arrested.

  End of lifeguard season at Tybee Island

If you plan on heading to Tybee Island to soak up the last bit of summer-like temperatures, be aware there are no lifeguards on duty.

Early voting underway in Richmond Hill

Many residents in Richmond Hill are taking advantage of the early voting period and casting their ballots.

  Metter Police receive state certification

Officers and staff in Metter learned they’ve earned state certification, a big honor for a small police department.

  Islands High head football coach reassigned after appeal denied

The head football coach and several volunteer coaches at Islands High School are no longer part of the school’s football program.

Juvenile arrested in connection to fight at fair prior to panic

The male pointing his finger in the social media video is not the juvenile that was arrested, according to Polis.

Toombs County Sheriff’s Office locates missing 74-year-old woman from Lyons

The Toombs Co. Sheriff’s Office has located Margo Miller.

  Savannah PD announces multiple gang indictments

Savannah Police held a news conference Monday morning to announce multiple gang indictments involving two local gangs.

  Search for Kamille McKinney expanded to surrounding states

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says two persons of interest remain in custody and are being questioned extensively.

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

After several strange clues, a Michigan father questions whether his water filters are authentic. Experts say counterfeit filters are a growing problem in the United States.

  Georgia Southern holds student-led diversity discussions in response to book burning incident

Georgia Southern University students and university leaders met Monday on the Armstrong campus as part of the Student Government Association's regular meeting.

Upcoming Candidate, Public Forums ahead of November Election

The November Election is just around the corner, and many candidate forums are being held so voters can learn about the many candidates that are running for office on Nov. 5.

Publix issues voluntary recall of its Deli White American Cheese

Publix Super Markets has issued a voluntary recall of Publix Deli White American Cheese as it may contain foreign material.

Fort Pulaski seeks public input on proposed fee for Lazaretto Creek area

Fort Pulaski National Monument is seeking public input about a proposed “day use fee” for the Lazaretto Creek area of the park.

Pope tweets at saints, but not those Saints - social media goes wild

Who dat thought the Pope was a Saints fan?

Early voting starts Monday in Ga., S.C.

It’s officially election season, and on Monday, Oct. 14, registered voters will have the chance to cast their ballots early in Georgia and South Carolina.

  Bluffton kicks off week-long arts and seafood festival

Thousands of people in Bluffton will spend the next week celebrating their community and all it has to offer. The party, now in its 15th year, is one of the biggest events in the town.

Latin music festival brings Lowcountry residents together

Thousands of people came out to Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island for the 8th annual Latin Music Festival.

Food Truck festival provides family fun in Daffin Park

Families gathered at Daffin Park on Sunday for the Savannah Food Truck Festival. Dozens of food trucks of all kinds lined up to dish out their specialties.

Officials update Hard Rock collapse; still in rescue mode with full investigation to come

One person remains unaccounted for

  Volunteers participate in Statesboro’s Walk to end Alzheimer’s

Dozens of volunteers and participants rallied at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro for that chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning.

  Montgomery woman’s billboards help her find kidney donor

Just six months after Verna Johnson launched the “Verna Needs A Kidney” campaign, she found a donor.

  Homes for Heroes provides veteran with Savannah house

A veteran from Ohio and his wife got the keys to their new house on Saturday afternoon. It was given to them by Homes for Heroes.

  Thousands pack Tybee Island for annual Pirate Festival

Jack Sparrow, eat your heart out. Thousands of pirates flocked to Tybee for the annual Pirate Fest.

Overturned cargo ship to be disassembled in St. Simons Sound

Maritime experts working to remove the Golden Ray from the St. Simons Sound have decided to disassemble the ship where it lays.

  Savannah Bowl-a-palooza raises money for AMBUCS

The community and WTOC’s very own sports director Jake Wallace came together and bowled for Savannah AMBUCS on Saturday.

  Savannah’s 69th annual Greek Festival draws hundreds

Hundreds of people flocked to the St. Paul Hellenic Center to enjoy the 69th annual Greek Festival.

  22nd annual Showdown in Savannah this weekend at Oglethorpe Speedway Park

Georgia clay will be flying this weekend at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler.

Hard Rock Hotel under construction collapses in downtown New Orleans

The Hard Rock Hotel construction site collapsed Saturday morning onto Canal Street

SCHP investigates two fatal crashes

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating two deadly crashes that happened overnight.

  SAFE Shelter honors domestic violence victims with candlelight vigil

The names of 63 men, women, and children who lost their lives to domestic violence were echoed through the park.

  5th Annual Charity Clays Tournament held in Savannah

It benefits CURE Childhood Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and United Way of the Coastal Empire.

  Some Savannah residents speaking out against penny sales tax

Some residents spoke out against SPLOST 7 during Friday night’s meeting, saying SPLOST is a bigger burden than just one penny.

  Chatham Area Transit stops service in Thunderbolt

They anticipate this to impact about 50-80 travelers who take the bus each day.

  Meeting held to discuss stopping CAT services in Thunderbolt

People at the meeting say when the routes stop, it will be harder for them to get to work.

Dozens say farewell to unclaimed Midlands veteran

How do you say good-bye to someone you've never met?

  GBI assisting with death investigation after incident at Jesup service station

Officials say a man went into the store with a pistol, and the clerk locked the suspect inside by himself.

  Savannah Fire holds demonstration for Fire Safety Week

As part of Fire Safety Week, Savannah Fire Rescue invited WTOC to their training center for a demonstration on just how quickly a fire spreads to materials found right inside your living room.